Player of the Match
Player of the Match
120dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Kapugedera pilots Sri Lanka to 2-0 lead

Pakistan got rid of Sri Lanka's batting luminaries without too muchtrouble, but found Chamara Kapugedera and Thilan Samaraweera impossible todislodge as the home side eased to a comfortable six-wicket victory

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Chamara Kapugedera
67(97) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 9 6 12 14 3 4 17
Thilan Samaraweera
38(69) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 10 14 1 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Thilan Thushara
O9
M2
R33
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Muttiah Muralitharan
O10
M0
R41
W2
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

1 August 2009 (50-over match)

ODI debut

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Match Referee

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.

Thanks for your company today. Do join us on Monday, August 3 for the third match, at the same venue, and a 10.00 am start. Cheers!

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

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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