Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.4 a really rubbish ball from Gul slanting outside off as Kusal is tempted to have a go, but slams still straight to short cover, who takes a good catch. Looks like it was the Pakistan captain who took that sharp take. Sri Lanka lose their first wicket with just 15 on the board. Gul has simply been on a roll since returning to international cricket 15/1
    3.2 Dilshan was definitely perturbed by the previous delivery as he decides to leave this one outside off, but this one is the inswinger, and comes back in just enough to knock back his off stump. Really tame way to go out as Sri Lanka are in a bit of bother at 22 for 2 22/2
    28.5 tries to guide this past the point region, with the batsmen looking to complete a single, but there is a big miscommunication between the two batsmen, with Sangakkara being sold the dummy as he is well short of his crease as he looks to return back to the non-striker's. Big wicket against the run of play as these two looked comfortable for many more. The batsmen had crossed, but Sangakkara was hesitant for the run until he knew it would be safe to go through 125/4
    7.2 Misbah takes another great catch, this time at short cover, as Chandimal unfurls a full-bloodied drive, in the air, straight at the Pakistan captain. Gul had set him up with the length, and Chandimal took the bait. Misbah actually plucked that one-handed, so it just gets better and better. Sri Lanka in trouble here at 36 for 3 36/3
    35.3 Junaid knocks him over with a good length ball on the stumps, as Ashan, looking to play this one cheekily through fine leg with a paddle, ends up getting his off stump knocked back. The shot was never really on as his fine innings come to a rather abrupt end on 74 165/5
    44.1 fuller one which has Mathews caught on the back foot. This one looked plumb but Mathews wants the umpire to have a second look. After quite a while of deliberation, the third umpire confirms the on-field decision, and Mathews goes for a well-played 38 210/7
    36.6 ends up spooning this low full toss straight back to Ajmal, almost as if he was in a daze, as this half-hearted push is caught one-handed by Ajmal to bring a premature end to Kulasekera's innings 170/6
    47.6 full and on leg as Vithanage goes for the big hit over midwicket, but doesn't get enough on it as the ball carries to Maqsood at deep midwicket, who holds on to the chance. Pakistan now nine down and with still two overs to go 225/9
    44.2 Ajmal simply on a roll as he bowls Senanayake first ball, with this one coming in from round the wicket and going through the gate left open by pad and bat 210/8
    not out
    48.5 once again going for the big swipe and this time Malinga gets an outside edge which Akmal does well to catch from behind. 225/10
    11 (lb 1, nb 1, w 9)
    225 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 4.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Kusal Perera, 1.4 ov), 2-22 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3.2 ov), 3-36 (Dinesh Chandimal, 7.2 ov), 4-125 (Kumar Sangakkara, 28.5 ov), 5-165 (Ashan Priyanjan, 35.3 ov), 6-170 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 36.6 ov), 7-210 (Angelo Mathews, 44.1 ov), 8-210 (Sachithra Senanayake, 44.2 ov), 9-225 (Kithuruwan Vithanage, 47.6 ov), 10-225 (Lasith Malinga, 48.5 ov)
    Junaid Khan904224.66395110
    Umar Gul713735.28244000
    Shahid Afridi703705.28173000
    Bilawal Bhatti712303.28282001
    Saeed Ajmal9.513943.96364020
    Mohammad Hafeez904605.11254020

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

25 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st31Sharjeel KhanAhmed Shehzad
2nd84Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
3rd111Mohammad HafeezSohaib Maqsood