Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    15.2 similar ball, wide but perhaps a tad bit fuller, and this time it yields a wicket! Akmal stays back and looks to hammer the ball through the off side but its quicker and rises up and he gets a thin nick through to a gleeful Sangakkara 80/2
    1.3 edged and taken at first slip! Poor shot from Jamshed, feet not moving as he fishes at a full delivery outside off stump, a real sucker of a shot, and Samaraweera gobbles it up in his lap, that was real catching practice 9/1
    21.2 aha, there's some poor calling and Younis has to go! Slower ball, middle and leg, drifting in, Younis comes forward and on-drives the ball down the ground, he calls for the quick single but its a poor decision as Thushara runs in from mid-on, collects in a flash and knocks down the stumps with Younis well short of the crease 107/4
    20.3 gone this time! Fernando lands a good short of a length ball around off stump that forces Malik onto the back foot, the ball gets some extra lift and takes the edge 101/3
    41.3 now you take that, says Murali! Umar again waltzes out but this time swings across the line and misses the ball and hears the sound of timber, after which Murali is right up there in his ear with directions to the dressing room and what sightseeing to do in Dambulla 226/7
    32.6 hello, thats a smart catch by Mathews to go with a useless shot from Fawad! Fawad comes out of his crease like a maniac, Mathews sees him and holds back the length and draws a top-edged pull, the ball pops up toward midwicket but Mathews call for it, never taking his eyes off the ball, and then dives full length to pluck a beauty 149/5
    37.5 gone right through him! Murali holds back the length and slips in a straighter one that beats Afridi as he goes back and pushes down the wrong line, the ball kisses the top of leg stump and then Murali blows sweet nothings to send back Afridi, which he doesn't like and in return tells him the rendezvous point as he storms off 190/6
    46.6 and he's gone, good catch by Mahela at extra cover, it is a fulltoss drilled towards Mahela who dives forward to give Kula his first wicket today 266/8
    not out
    not out
    11 (lb 1, w 10)
    288/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.76)
    Did not bat: Saeed Ajmal
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Nasir Jamshed, 1.3 ov), 2-80 (Kamran Akmal, 15.2 ov), 3-101 (Shoaib Malik, 20.3 ov), 4-107 (Younis Khan, 21.2 ov), 5-149 (Fawad Alam, 32.6 ov), 6-190 (Shahid Afridi, 37.5 ov), 7-226 (Umar Akmal, 41.3 ov), 8-266 (Abdul Razzaq, 46.6 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara1007417.40267200
    T Thushara1004614.60374130
    CRD Fernando1016216.20286200
    AD Mathews1004124.10365000
    M Muralitharan1006426.40295130

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-0

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

3 August 2009 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st202DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
2nd8DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
3rd2TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
4th56SHT KandambyKC Sangakkara
5th21KC SangakkaraCK Kapugedera