Player of the Match
Player of the Match
260dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Afridi stars in comprehensive win

Pakistan signed off the tour in style with a comprehensive 52-run win in the one-off Twenty20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
50(37) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
5 2 7 6 11 1 18 0
Imran Nazir
40(28) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 4 2 4 5 4 5 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O4
M0
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Naved-ul-Hasan
O3.1
M0
R19
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

12 August 2009 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Pakistan have wrapped this up convincingly. Sri Lanka started well but then lost their openers in a space of three deliveries. Sangakkara and Jayawardene restored stability and got the chase back on track but once the Sri Lankan captain fell, the visitors wasted little time in shutting the opposition out. Pakistan were led superbly by Afridi, who scored a half-century, dismissed Kapugedara and ran out Mathews. He remains the favourite to be named Man of the Match. Pakistan end this tour on a high, and after the defeat in the Tests and the first three ODIs, they've notched up three consecutive wins which is some consolation. We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit.

Rameez Raja is showering praise on this big crowd for their support. The atmosphere, quite obviously, has rubbed off on him.

Sangakkara: "We tried, but you've got to go there and do it. We conceded around 20 runs too many, and our fielding wasn't up to mark. We got a couple of partnerships going but couldn't continue. We would have fancied chasing 150-odd but the last time India played here, they chased 170 and won. It's great to see such great crowds for a game. We need to up out standards and work hard against New Zealand."

Afridi: "I told them we are the champions and we played like champions. I like captaining, the guys are all playing positive cricket. The body language is very important especially in the shorter version, and being an aggressive captain I told the boys to play aggressive cricket. The bowlers did an excellent job."

He's also the Man of the Match.

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18.1
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Thushara, OUT, bowled on a good length on leg stump, tries to slog it towards midwicket, misses it completely and hears the death rattle!

T Thushara b Naved-ul-Hasan 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

END OF OVER:
18 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 120/9 (53 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 26.50)

  • Lasith Malinga0 (1b)
  • Thilan Thushara3 (5b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-18-3
  • Naved-ul-Hasan3-0-19-2

Impressive spell from Ajmal, got the crucial wicket of Sangakkara which put Pakistan in control

17.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Malinga, no run, drifts it in towards off stump, is met by a solid defense from the No.11 batsman
17.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, 1 run, quicker through the air on middle and off, swipes it down to deep midwicket for one run
17.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, no run, flights it outside off, turns away sharply, Thushara tries to heave it over midwicket, misses

Malinga is the last man

17.3
W
Saeed Ajmal to Muralitharan, OUT, Murali falls, tossed up on the off stump, makes room and lofts it straight to Umar Akmal positioned perfectly at long-on, takes it easily, Ajmal gets his third

M Muralitharan c Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

17.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, 1 run, flighted outside off, slog-swept just wide of deep midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st39ST JayasuriyaML Udawatte
2nd0ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
3rd32DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th29KC SangakkaraCK Kapugedera
5th6AD MathewsCK Kapugedera
6th9SHT KandambyAD Mathews
7th0SHT KandambyKMDN Kulasekara
8th2M MuralitharanKMDN Kulasekara
9th2M MuralitharanT Thushara
10th1T ThusharaSL Malinga