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    2.3 pitching a juicy offering on middle as Shehzad looks to sweep this round the corner, but hits it straight to Kulasekera at backward point, who does well to take a low catch. Pakistan lose their first wicket. 18/1
    9.3 and Prasanna has the final laugh as a low full toss, on leg stump, deceives Sharjeel, who had shuffled over to the leg side in an attempt to improvise, but ends up leaving his furniture exposed as the ball careens into the bottom of leg stump 83/4
    3.6 the pressure gets to Hafeez as he is undone by a ball that kept straight, but just tailed away from him at the last moment, with Kumar doing well to hold on to the deflection 27/2
    8.3 back of a length and Maqsood goes for it as he pulls this one straight up into the air, with Chandimal at midwicket holding on to a steepler 62/3
    9.5 Prasanna is showing the Sri Lankan selectors just what they were missing as he manages to bowl Umar Akmal, with the ball drifting in past the bat and onto the stumps. Two quick wickets have changed the very nature of the contest 84/5
    13.1 what a catch from Sanga! really, what an amazing catch. Probably will go down in the annals of cricket this one as Afridi, in six-hitting mode, mishits a length ball from Perera which goes straight up into the air, swirling towards the slips. Sanga gets under it, calls it, but it looks as if he just overran it, but then at the very last moment stretches out his right glove to take a stunner. I mean it looked like it was all over, but he just manages to get a glove on it. Fantastic stuff this. 121/8
    10.2 floats this on off stump and Amin doesn't trouble the scorers much as he blitzes this straight to Chandimal at silly mid-off, taking his second catch of the innings. And he is not even the keeper today 85/6
    10.3 going round the wicket, with the ball drifting across the batsman, as Bhatti leans forward in defense, but misses the line of the ball, with Sanga doing well to take the ball and stump him in rapid time as they go for the appeal. The third umpire is called in and it does appear that Bhatti was overbalancing with his foot on the crease. The decision is given out and Bhatti have now lost four wickets in seven balls 85/7
    18.4 full and swinging on middle as Sri Lanka manage to prise the Big Wicket. Tanvir was looking to flick this through the leg side, but gets a leading edge which carries low to backward point, who takes a good catch. They are checking for the no-ball and it appears as though he had over-stepped, but he has got a little bit of his foot behind the line, so it should be given out. And the umpire confirms the decision as Tanvir walks off, but not before scoring a fine 41 at No. 9, the highest T20 score at that position. Wonderful effort from the left-armer 184/9
    19.2 delivers a slower ball on a length as Ajmal is early into his midwicket hoick, with the ball hitting the pads thereafter. The umpire could see the exposed stumps behind upon the moment of impact and raises the finger to dash Pakistani hopes 187/10
    not out
    16 (b 1, lb 2, nb 3, w 10)
    187 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 9.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.3 ov), 2-27 (Mohammad Hafeez, 3.6 ov), 3-62 (Sohaib Maqsood, 8.3 ov), 4-83 (Sharjeel Khan, 9.3 ov), 5-84 (Umar Akmal, 9.5 ov), 6-85 (Umar Amin, 10.2 ov), 7-85 (Bilawal Bhatti, 10.3 ov), 8-121 (Shahid Afridi, 13.1 ov), 9-184 (Sohail Tanvir, 18.4 ov), 10-187 (Saeed Ajmal, 19.2 ov)
    SL Malinga403017.50113013
    KMDN Kulasekara3.202326.9082020
    SMSM Senanayake402736.75102100
    AD Mathews1010010.0022000
    TM Dilshan1013013.0011100
    S Prasanna3045215.0062420
    NLTC Perera3036212.0055110

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

13 December 2013 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18Sharjeel KhanAhmed Shehzad
2nd9Mohammad HafeezSharjeel Khan
3rd35Sohaib MaqsoodSharjeel Khan
4th21Sharjeel KhanUmar Akmal
5th1Shahid AfridiUmar Akmal
6th1Shahid AfridiUmar Amin
7th0Shahid AfridiBilawal Bhatti
8th36Shahid AfridiSohail Tanvir
9th63Saeed AjmalSohail Tanvir
10th3Saeed AjmalUsman Shinwari