Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is it from us for this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Join us for the second T20I on June 3. Cheers

Mahela Jayawardene: "I thought [the Latif 'catch'] landed on my fingers, it hurt a lot, but the umpires thought otherwise. It was played in the right spirit. It is a challenging wicket, we did not assess it well when we batted, we thought 160, but 140-150 was a good score. The fielding was absolutely brilliant, all the bowlers did well."

Mohammad Hafeez: "We had our moments but we couldn't capitalise on them. Perera made the difference, we were looking not to give away too many runs. I feel we have to work and come hard in the next game. Tanvir was brilliant and the spinners did the job. We shouldn't get too disheartened as it is only one loss."

Thisara Perera is the Man of the Match. Perera: "This is my first match after injury. I really enjoyed today."

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They bowled 17 wides but they have still defended 132 by 37 runs. That is a very comprehensive margin. And they were 89 for 7 at one stage before Perera blasted them to 132. Pakistan lost two wickets off the first two balls, and never recovered.

Ben: "The difference is: SL recovered from Tanvir's 3 in 3 overs but Pak never recovered from 2 in 2 balls..."

bhaskar: "So they dont need misbah? in reference to an earlier comment, its better to sleep than die i'd say. Misbah lends much needed solidity to this side."

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, that will be the end of that, Ajmal gets an edge through to Sanga as he backs away and a has a heave to a back of a length ball

Saeed Ajmal c †Sangakkara b Perera 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, swing and a miss outside off this time
Perera to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR runs, smack! Ajmal swings from just outside off and gets it down to the cow corner rope
Perera to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, that has been slammed straight back at the bowler, who gets a hand to it and regrets it as he winces in pain, the ball rolls down the ground

17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 90/9 (43 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.29, RRR: 14.33)

  • Mohammad Sami3 (6b)
  • Saeed Ajmal1 (1b)
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-12-2
  • Sachithra Senanayake3-0-20-2
Malinga to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, slogged from outside off to wide long on
Malinga to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, Chandimal runs in from fine leg but cannot get to the ball even as he falls forward, another top edge, off a hook this time
Malinga to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, full toss nudged to deep square
Malinga to Mohammad Sami, no run, going for the yorker, not quite there, played out to the off side
Malinga to Umar Gul, OUT, deep midwicket almost overran the ball as he came in from the rope but then stopped and took the ball as it came down, Gul had tried to push at the slower one but hit it high in the air

Umar Gul c Thirimanne b Malinga 5 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Malinga to Umar Gul, no run, pushed to cover

16 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 87/8 (46 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 11.50)

  • Umar Gul5 (8b)
  • Mohammad Sami1 (3b)
  • Sachithra Senanayake3-0-20-2
  • Thisara Perera2-0-18-0
Senanayake to Umar Gul, 1 run, down the track and drags it to deep midwicket

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
2nd0Shakeel AnsarAhmed Shehzad
3rd12Khalid LatifAhmed Shehzad
4th34Shoaib MalikAhmed Shehzad
5th22Ahmed ShehzadUmar Akmal
6th2Shahid AfridiAhmed Shehzad
7th1Sohail TanvirAhmed Shehzad
8th14Umar GulAhmed Shehzad
9th2Mohammad SamiUmar Gul
10th8Mohammad SamiSaeed Ajmal