Player of the Match
Player of the Match

As expected Sri Lanka coast home. There was a stage when Pakistan hit back with two wickets and turned this into a contest. But Kapugedera had the luxury of time to build an innings and he didn't have to take many risks.

Pakistan need to get their batting in order to stay in the series. They have to win the next three games to win the series. Tough ask though. They will have to rework their top order, get Imran Nazir in and not unnecessarily shuffle Afridi up and down the order.

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Younis: "No partnerships, we're still making the same mistakes. On this wicket, 200 would have been difficult to chase."

Sangakkara: "Not as smooth as we hoped. The bowlers did a good job with the new ball. I thought Chamara and Samaraweera applied themselves well. Kapugedera is a special player, if we keep giving him opportunities he will serve SL well."

Kapugedera is the Man of the Match.

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43.4
4
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, FOUR runs, Free Hit Game over, he clears the back leg, makes room and scoops a full delivery powerfully over the bowler's head
43.4
5nb
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, (no ball) FOUR runs, Free Hit And it's another no-ball, strays down the leg side and he pulls it away to fine leg
43.4
1nb
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, 1 no ball, the first overstep, but it was a good delivery, steep bounce and forces him to sway backwards
43.3
0
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, no run, stays back and punches him off the backfoot
43.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers him wide of backward point, Sri lanka can win this in their sleep here
43.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward and steers him down to point, they think of a single

END OF OVER:
43 | 3 Runs | SL: 158/4 (11 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.67, RRR: 1.57)

  • Chamara Kapugedera59 (93b)
  • Thilan Samaraweera37 (67b)
  • Shahid Afridi8-0-39-1
  • Mohammad Amir9-2-20-1
42.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, works it down to mid-on
42.5
0
Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, defends it to the off side
42.4
1
Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, lands on middle and leg, clips it to midwicket
42.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, no run, gives him width and he tries to dab that away but finds short third man
42.2
1
Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run, gets on his knee and mows him away to deep square leg, another single
42.1
1
Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, stays back and clips him to deep square leg, Kapugedera wants the second

END OF OVER:
42 | 3 Runs | SL: 155/4 (14 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.69, RRR: 1.75)

  • Chamara Kapugedera58 (90b)
  • Thilan Samaraweera35 (64b)
  • Mohammad Amir9-2-20-1
  • Shahid Afridi7-0-36-1
41.6
0
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, no run, hits the deck hard again but he doesn't offer a shot
41.5
1
Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets forward and steers it to short cover and that's another easy single
41.4
0
Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, tempts him to slash at another rising delivery and he nearly edges it this time
41.3
1
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, 1 run, pushes it wide of cover but the throw is wide and that allows a single, Pakistan won't be happy with that

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd21ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd0ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
4th30DPMD JayawardeneCK Kapugedera
5th95TT SamaraweeraCK Kapugedera