2nd ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Nov 14 2011, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
(46.3/50 ov, target 236)
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
Player Of The Match
PAK Innings
Full commentary

10.55 pm The five-ODI series is now level 1-1. A quite fantastic performance in the field from Sri Lanka. Malinga gave them the early wickets that set back Pakistan right at the start. Umar Akmal threatened to win the game for Pakistan but he fell to a rush of blood to the head. Afridi attacked briefly but was then run out by a terrific piece of fielding, and that was the body blow to Pakistan's chase. Nitin Sundar's bulletin will be updated shortly.

Biju: "Ironical, but victory margin for Sri Lanka = number of extras conceded by Pakistan!"

The Man of the Match, announced after 2365 other awards for every aspect of the game, is Lasith Malinga.

Misbah-ul-Haq: "I think the way they started, taking three early wickets, we were under pressure. Everyone fought well until it end, it was a bad day for us. It was just a matter of playing 50 overs. I am happy with the way we fought after losing three early wickets. The youngsters really performed."

Tillakaratne Dilshan: "We needed this win. Everyone played very good cricket. I got a start but threw my wicket. We needed to get a start and we got that today. We planned for 240 but we were short about 20 runs. The bowlers did a great job, especially with the dew."

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo today, thank you for all your emails. Good night.

Prasanna to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, OUT
it's all over! Ajmal backs away and slogs the ball in the air towards long-on, the batsmen run a single, but then decide to chance an overthrow after the ball passes the stumps at the bowler's end. Sangakkara is quick to anticipate this though, and is in position to collect the ball. He hits the stumps direct at the non-striker's end, running out Cheema
Aizaz Cheema run out (†Sangakkara) 6 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Another ten runs and Sri Lanka might be concerned ...

Prasanna to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run
full toss, which Cheema swats towards deep midwicket
Prasanna to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run
Ajmal charges and slogs, mis-hitting the ball towards square leg
end of over 465 runs
PAK: 207/9CRR: 4.5 • RRR: 7.25 • Need 29 runs from 24b
Aizaz Cheema5 (10)
Saeed Ajmal6 (18)
Lasith Malinga9-1-36-3
Jeevan Mendis9-0-43-0

Momo: "No matter what side you support, you can't help but feel sorry for the young lad Akmal. Well played son!"

Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, no run
defended on the off side
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, no run
played from the crease to backward point, it was the slower ball
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, FOUR runs
a full toss on the pads and Cheema flicks the ball to the long leg boundary, Prasanna dives to his left but can't prevent the four
Malinga to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run
played to long on for a single

Umar Akmal has been sitting on the staircase to the dressing room for ages now. He has his pads on still and looks utterly disconsolate

Malinga to Saeed Ajmal, no run
Ajmal makes room by moving towards leg but gets beaten by a full ball outside off
Malinga to Saeed Ajmal, no run
nearly in the block hole on middle and leg, played from the crease to midwicket

Malinga's back ... this might not last much longer.

end of over 453 runs
PAK: 202/9CRR: 4.48 • RRR: 6.80 • Need 34 runs from 30b
Aizaz Cheema1 (7)
Saeed Ajmal5 (15)
Jeevan Mendis9-0-43-0
Dilhara Fernando9-0-54-2
Mendis to Aizaz Cheema, no run
Cheema tries to sweep from outside of stump but gets beaten
Mendis to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run
hit to long off with a flat bat