Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Nov 14 2011, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
235/7
(46.3/50 ov, target 236)
210
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Nitin Sundar

Jayawardene, quicks help Sri Lanka level series

The ICC's latest fiddle with the rules was primarily responsible for the intrigue in Dubai, where the tale of two batting Powerplays decided the course of the second ODI, and allowed Sri Lanka level the series

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka235/7(50 overs)
Pakistan210(46.3 overs)

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.

46.3
w
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 ...

46.2
1
Prasanna to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run
full toss, which Cheema swats towards deep midwicket
46.1
1
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 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!"

45.6
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, no run
defended on the off side
45.5
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, no run
played from the crease to backward point, it was the slower ball
45.4
4
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
45.3
1
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

45.2
Malinga to Saeed Ajmal, no run
Ajmal makes room by moving towards leg but gets beaten by a full ball outside off
45.1
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 from 30b
Aizaz Cheema1 (7)
Saeed Ajmal5 (15)
Jeevan Mendis9-0-43-0
Dilhara Fernando9-0-54-2
44.6
Mendis to Aizaz Cheema, no run
Cheema tries to sweep from outside of stump but gets beaten
44.5
1
Mendis to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run
hit to long off with a flat bat
44.4
1
Mendis to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run
hit off the back foot towards long on
44.3
Mendis to Aizaz Cheema, no run
Cheema slogs across the line and gets an inside edge on to the boot
44.2
Mendis to Aizaz Cheema, no run
played back to the bowler
44.1
1
Mendis to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run
Ajmal slogs the ball along the ground to long on
end of over 445 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 199/9CRR: 4.52 • RRR: 6.16 • Need 37 from 36b
Aizaz Cheema0 (3)
Saeed Ajmal3 (13)
Dilhara Fernando9-0-54-2
Seekkuge Prasanna9-1-35-0
43.6
Fernando to Aizaz Cheema, no run
driven of the front foot to cover
43.5
Fernando to Aizaz Cheema, no run
played to Dilshan at backward point
43.4
Fernando to Aizaz Cheema, no run
played on the front foot towards point

Cheema is the last man.

Best performances - batsmen
Umar Akmal
91 runs (102)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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WU Tharanga
77 runs (120)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1995173627
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
O
9
M
1
R
36
W
3
Eco
4.00
Saeed Ajmal
O
10
M
0
R
61
W
3
Eco
6.10
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Lasith Malinga
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3213
Season2011/12
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 days14 November 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Richard Illingworth
Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft