Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 we have a first ball strike! Poor shot by Jamshed, the ball lands outside off and swings away, not sure if Jamshed wanted to leave it in the last minute, he hangs his bat out half-heartedly and tamely chips it to Mahela who cups it above his head at second slip 0/1
    5.6 the openers are gone and a good catch by Samaraweera, Thushara bowls it in the channel outside off and pitches it up, Kamran shapes to drive square but gets a thick outside edge which travels low and quickly to the slips,Samaraweera falls to his left, cups it comfortably on the dive 21/2
    25.4 very tame dismissal, Murali continues bowling round the wicket and pitches it up on the pads, Younis tries to work him to the on side, lunges forward and ends up chipping it loosely to Kapugedera at short midwicket, one of the easiest of catches 78/6
    7.4 he goes for a duck, he pitches it back of a length on middle stump and gets it to hold its line, Malik's caught at his crease on the backfoot and the ball hits him on the top flap of the pad, may be a trifle too high, I'm not terribly convinced about that, reminds me of Mitchell Johnson's wicket yesterday 21/3
    17.2 poor shot and Umar will rue that, he gets on the front foot and slashes hard at a delivery which holds its line, thick outside edge and Mathews didn't have to look back for confirmation 53/4
    22.6 that extra delivery has fetched Sri Lanka a strike! Poor shot by Fawad, he tries to upper cut a short delivery and gets a thick edge to Sangakkara who takes it in front of his face, the nick was loud and clear 67/5
    27.1 Pakistan slip further, Murali bowls round the wicket and flights it on middle and leg, Afridi takes him on and mows him high over the on side but Jayasuriya's stationed there at deep midwicket for the catch 87/7
    38.2 Razzaq loses patience but it costs him his wicket, he tries to take the bowler downtown but fails to clear Thushara at long-on who falls backwards before the rope 128/9
    37.2 direct hit from the substitute Bandara! Razzaq opens the face of the bat and squezzes it out towards short third man and looks to pinch a quick single, there's a near collision mid-pitch, Bandara knows Gul is struggling and fires a direct hit at the striker's end, Gul's way out of his crease despite the dive and the third umpire takes a look 125/8
    not out
    46.6 an under arm flick ends the innings, Aamer drops the ball in front of him and they try to pinch a quick single, Ajmal is struggling to make his ground but Malinga was too quick for him, he under arms the ball on the dive and the third umpire takes a look at the direct hit 168/10
    26 (b 4, lb 4, w 18)
    168 all out (47 Overs, RR: 3.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Nasir Jamshed, 0.1 ov), 2-21 (Kamran Akmal, 5.6 ov), 3-21 (Shoaib Malik, 7.4 ov), 4-53 (Umar Akmal, 17.2 ov), 5-67 (Fawad Alam, 22.6 ov), 6-78 (Younis Khan, 25.4 ov), 7-87 (Shahid Afridi, 27.1 ov), 8-125 (Umar Gul, 37.2 ov), 9-128 (Abdul Razzaq, 38.2 ov), 10-168 (Saeed Ajmal, 46.6 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara821712.12403000
    SL Malinga1003703.70404020
    T Thushara923333.66414030
    AD Mathews711512.14290000
    M Muralitharan1004124.10321040
    ST Jayasuriya301715.6682010
    4.4 Aamer lands it on a good length outside off and gets it to angle inwards, Tharanga is forced onto the shot but the ball skids through and takes the thick outside edge, Jamshed takes it comfortably at first slip 23/1
    10.6 game on here! jayasuriya makes room, chips down the pitch and launches him over backward point, he doesn't realise that a sweeper is in position and Umar hangs onto the catch, the ball swirls in the air but he does well to keep his composure and take the catch 44/3
    10.4 sloppy communication, Jayasuriya drops it in front of short mid-off and sets off, Sangakkara is quickly off the blocks but there's sudden hesitation from Jayasuriya, he tells his partner to head back but it's too late as Younis jogs to the stumps and whips off the bails, who's fault is it? Jayasuriya thinks Sanga is to blame but it's hard to tell who made the first call. We'll find out in court 44/2
    22.3 we might have a game on here! Not really a wicket-taking delivery, drops it short, almost a half tracker, Jayawardene pulls but finds Younis at short midwicket, he needed a lot more elevation and no wonder he was so peeved with himself 74/4
    not out
    not out
    10 (b 2, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)
    169/4 (43.4 Overs, RR: 3.87)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Upul Tharanga, 4.4 ov), 2-44 (Kumar Sangakkara, 10.4 ov), 3-44 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 10.6 ov), 4-74 (Mahela Jayawardene, 22.3 ov)
    Mohammad Amir9.423113.20444012
    Abdul Razzaq1013513.50414000
    Umar Gul803003.75334000
    Shahid Afridi803914.87274100
    Saeed Ajmal602103.50181000
    Shoaib Malik20703.5060010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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