Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    17.6 Tharanga's efforts at improvisation fail him eventually, tossed up and he was looking to clear mid-on this time, tossed up and he struck it loosely straight to the fielder positioned there. Cheema took a straightforward catch 66/3
    1.5 dragged it on! Short of a good length and it came back in, Dilshan prepared himself for a cut and the shot was on, but the nip back probably did him in as he inside-edged it back onto the stumps, one down 12/1
    10.5 got him, a wicket in his first over, short of a good length outside off that held its line, Sanga tried to pinch a single by opening the face there, got a faint tickle and the keeper took a good, low catch. Sanga walked 36/2
    19.5 Boom Boom strikes! Fires in a quick one and Chandimal is caught by surprise, bang straight on middle and he is beaten by the pace, struck in front of middle and the only issue may have been height but he hasn't asked for a referral, he goes after a briefly entertaining knock. Would have hit off and middle, and the height was okay 77/4
    37.1 Another one goes, it's Mahela and Sri Lanka are sinking, given the field was up, Mahela tried to sweep that over short fine leg but ended up playing it into the hands of Razzaq who was prowling the area for a catch, took it comfortably 120/7
    29.5 a run-out ends Mathews' stay, that was tucked behind square leg, there was no run in it, though Mathews seemed to think there was, he charges down the track before being turned back, he dives to try make his ground, but the throw was at the top of the stumps and the keeper whips off the bails before Mathews can return 104/5
    32.4 not the best of debuts with the bat for Kulasekara, was clearly sucked in by the flight there, tempting delivery that landed full on the off and he chipped it loosely straight towards a perfectly-positioned mid-off, a dolly of a catch to Umar Gul 107/6
    38.5 Afridi strikes again, and strikes that pose, the googly, Prasanna had made his mind up to go after that one, came down the track, had a wild swing, missed and Sarfraz did the rest, stumped 122/8
    40.3 Afridi cleans him up with a googly, Malinga made room to thump that over midwicket but didn't pick the googly, missed and was bowled 131/10
    39.5 stumped, fooled by the doosra again, tossed it up on the off and Lakmal charges down the track to send it to Abu Dhabi, misses it as it turns away, another easy stumping for Sarfraz 129/9
    not out
    19 (lb 5, nb 1, w 13)
    131 all out (40.3 Overs, RR: 3.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 1.5 ov), 2-36 (Kumar Sangakkara, 10.5 ov), 3-66 (Upul Tharanga, 17.6 ov), 4-77 (Dinesh Chandimal, 19.5 ov), 5-104 (Angelo Mathews, 29.5 ov), 6-107 (Kosala Kulasekara, 32.4 ov), 7-120 (Mahela Jayawardene, 37.1 ov), 8-122 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 38.5 ov), 9-129 (Suranga Lakmal, 39.5 ov), 10-131 (Lasith Malinga, 40.3 ov)
    Umar Gul521102.20251011
    Aizaz Cheema511813.60252010
    Abdul Razzaq502515.00171120
    Mohammad Hafeez1002422.40401000
    Shahid Afridi9.302732.84400130
    Saeed Ajmal602123.50230110

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 1-0

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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st12Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
2nd103Imran FarhatYounis Khan
3rd17Younis KhanSarfraz Ahmed