Player of the Match
Player of the Match
333dThe Report by Nitin Sundar

Shocking Sri Lanka hammered in first ODI

Sri Lanka's batsmen betrayed a shocking lack of stomach in moderately helpful conditions for the bowlers, to subside to 131 and crash to an eight-wicket thumping in the first ODI in Dubai

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
Younis Khan
56(57) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 30 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 17 6 4 6 4 4 11
Imran Farhat
50(65) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 7 5 5 8 6 4 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O9.3
M0
R27
W3
Eco2.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RAS Lakmal
RAS Lakmal
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

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

11 November 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Siddhartha Talya

A cakewalk for the 'home' team, their spinners set it up by bowling Sri Lanka out for 131 and Farhat and Younis ensured there were no hiccups in the chase. Sri Lanka will be disappointed but they have a chance to make amends. Nitin Sundar's report is getting updated as I type. Join us in a bit for the presentation.

Shahid Afridi is Man of the Match for his three-for. An excellent comeback. Afridi: "Alhamdullilah, feeling great to come back in the international arena after a while. We have a good team combination at the moment, we're going through a rebuilding process. Misbah is leading the team very well."

Tillakaratne Dilshan: "We didn't start well. I didn't expect this performance. We didn't bat well, that's the main reason we lost. They bowled well in the first few overs, our shot selection wasn't very good. We have to come back strongly. We thank our fans for supporting us, we'll come back strongly."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "It's all about the team-work. The guys are doing a wonderful job. The fast bowlers gave us a good start, Hafeez and Afridi were brilliant. The bowlers are doing their job and putting them under pressure and getting wickets at the right time. The strength was our spinners, we stuck to the basics and they bowled well with the new ball. Afridi is a match-winner, he came on and bowled with a big heart. He took wickets at the right time and put us on the right track."

That's it for today. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Join us for the next game, until then it's goodbye.

21.5
1
Fernando to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, all over, sliding it on middle and leg, turned away through square leg into the deep, Pakistan have won this easily

Scores level

21.4
1
Fernando to Younis Khan, 1 run, banged in short, pulled away through square leg to Malinga in the deep for a single
21.3
0
Fernando to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length outside off, stands tall to that one and defends it to point
21.2
4
Fernando to Younis Khan, FOUR runs, thick outside edge, short of a good length, Younis opened the face on that one but it went much finer than he intended, went through the slips and gully for a boundary, just two needed now
21.1
1
Fernando to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish on the off, whips it past midwicket for an easy single

END OF OVER:
21 | 6 Runs | PAK: 125/2 (7 runs required from 28.1 overs, RR: 5.95, RRR: 0.24)

  • Younis Khan51 (54b)
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed2 (5b)
  • Suranga Lakmal4-0-16-2
  • Dilhara Fernando5-0-28-0
20.6
0
Lakmal to Younis Khan, no run, short of a good length outside off, gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to dab it into the off side

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
12Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
103Imran FarhatYounis Khan
17Younis KhanSarfraz Ahmed