Result
4th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Aug 7 2009, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
321/5
(36.1/50 ov, target 322)
175
Pakistan won by 146 runs
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
1y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Umar and Iftikhar script crushing win

Umar Akmal's maiden international hundred, a rousing unbeaten 102 from 72 balls, and Younis Khan's first half-century as captain took Pakistan to a large total and set up their first win on tour

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan321/5(50 overs)
Sri Lanka175(36.1 overs)

Pakistan finally bring their A-game in this series, and it gives them a handsome 146-run victory. Umar Akmal was the undoubted star, making a spectacular century after walking in with the team struggling at 130 for 4, that too in just his third game. Younis will also be really pleased with his half-century.

Sri Lanka threw in the towel after Kapugedera fell, thanks to that stunning outfield catch by Rana. Anjum took over and cleaned up the tail. Here's the presentation.

Sangakkara: "The problem was we gave them 320. I don't think complacency was the problem. We've got to make sure we bowl a lot better to our fields. Umar finished things off well. Tharanga has shown a lot of intent, nice to see him find his groove."

Unfortunately we've lost pictures of the presentation.

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match.

Thanks for your company. We'll see you again on Sunday for the 5th ODI, at the same venue, same time. Till then, it's goodbye!

36.1
w
Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, OUT
and it's all over, Pakistan complete a comprehensive victory, a back of a length ball on off stump, Malinga leaves his bat hanging as he tries to defend off the back foot, gets an outside edge to first slip
SL Malinga c Misbah-ul-Haq b Iftikhar Anjum 0 (6m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
end of over 364 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 175/9CRR: 4.86 • RRR: 10.50 • Need 147 from 13.5ov
Ajantha Mendis0 (4)
Lasith Malinga0 (0)
Shahid Afridi9-0-40-2
Iftikhar Anjum8-0-30-4
35.6
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run
this one grips and turns, beats the edge
35.5
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run
nearly catches the edge as he shapes to drive
35.4
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run
just slides down the leg side and clips his pads
35.3
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run
lands outside off and no turn, allows it to go through to the keeper
35.2
w
Shahid Afridi to Mathews, OUT
they're nine down, he sashays down the track to blast it out of the stadium but fails to read the flight or the turn, one of the easiest stumpings for Kamran
AD Mathews st †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 8 (23m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00
35.1
4
Shahid Afridi to Mathews, FOUR runs
streaky, he lashes hard at a delivery spinning away from him, the outside edge beats the keeper and runs down to third man
end of over 353 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 171/8CRR: 4.88 • RRR: 10.06 • Need 151 from 13.5ov
Angelo Mathews4 (8)
Iftikhar Anjum8-0-30-4
Shahid Afridi8-0-36-1
34.6
w
Iftikhar Anjum to Thushara, OUT
timber! Rao bowls a lovely inswinger almost on the blockhole, Thushara is beaten for pace and the ball clips his pads and heads straight to the leg stump, difficult for any tail ender to pick
T Thushara b Iftikhar Anjum 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
34.5
1
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, 1 run
shuffles and works it away to the on side
34.4
2
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, 2 runs
picks it from outside off and hoicks him across the line and beats square leg
34.3
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, no run
full and swinging away, he drives straight to mid-off
34.2
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, no run
gets it to move away from the right hander and lands it on a full length, attempts a square drive and misses
34.1
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, no run
keeps it full on middle and off, gets well forward and defends

SL have opted for the third Powerplay

end of over 341 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 168/7CRR: 4.94 • RRR: 9.62 • Need 154 from 13.5ov
Thilan Thushara0 (5)
Angelo Mathews1 (3)
Shahid Afridi8-0-36-1
Iftikhar Anjum7-0-27-3
33.6
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run
gets forward and defends with a dead bat
33.5
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run
hits his pads just outside the line of off stump, Afridi appeals
33.4
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run
loops it outside off and beats the batsman
33.3
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run
lands outside off and defends back to the bowler
33.3
1w
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, 1 wide
Best performances - batsmen
Umar Akmal
102 runs (72)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
41 runs
1 fours
4 sixes
110310863826
Younis Khan
89 runs (111)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
37 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
42992214920
Best performances - bowlers
Iftikhar Anjum
O
8.1
M
0
R
30
W
5
Eco
3.67
Saeed Ajmal
O
7
M
0
R
24
W
2
Eco
3.42
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Umar Akmal
Series resultSri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 2868
Season2009
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days7 August 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Gamini Silva
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Sagara Gallage
Match Referee
Alan Hurst