Player of the Match
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    0.1 Kula's in business straightaway but he's very very very lucky to get that wicket because there is a thick inside edge, the ball comes in off the seam around the off stump and Kamran gets a lot of wood on that before the ball sails past his pads, Gamini Silva thinks about it, walks to the side and suddenly raises the finger 0/1
    7.5 no real doubts about this one, the ball holds its line after pitching and appears to head straight towards the middle stump, Nazir fails to gets his bat behind the line as he tries to clip it across the line and the ball hits him flush on the front pad, easy one for Steve Davis 45/2
    36.4 that's an excellent yorker, swinging in late and Younis tries to squirt it out but the ball catches the underedge and clips the top of the off stump 196/4
    22.4 just when he was eyeing his fifty! The ball lands outside off and there's width for Yousuf to cut it away, only he doesn't execute it properly, Sangakkara snaps the edge 113/3
    not out
    39.2 Umar gets on his knee to a full and wide delivery and tries to take him downtown, he nearly succeeds though but there wasn't elevation to clear long-off, Tharanga cups it just inches before the rope and Mathews gives Umar a send-off 208/5
    40.1 no doubt about this edge! Kulasekara pitches it up and invites the drive and Afridi obliges, he pushes at it away from the body and gets a thick outside edge, Sanga doesn't bother to appeal, it was very obvious 214/6
    49.3 makes room and tries to take him downtown, he flat bats it and doesn't get enough elevation to clear long-off, easy for Tharanga 274/7
    49.6 backs away and pounds it towards Tharanga at long-on, he pushes the second run but the batsmen are up against it, the throw is flat and quick and Kula whips off the bails, Anjum is short of his ground and the third umpire confirms 279/8
    8 (lb 1, nb 3, w 4)
    279/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Kamran Akmal, 0.1 ov), 2-45 (Imran Nazir, 7.5 ov), 3-113 (Mohammad Yousuf, 22.4 ov), 4-196 (Younis Khan, 36.4 ov), 5-208 (Umar Akmal, 39.2 ov), 6-214 (Shahid Afridi, 40.1 ov), 7-274 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 49.3 ov), 8-279 (Iftikhar Anjum, 49.6 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara1014634.60374100
    KTGD Prasad906116.77246111
    BAW Mendis1004514.50292010
    AD Mathews603015.00150001
    HMCM Bandara603906.50165010
    ST Jayasuriya905716.33185010
    0.3 first blood to Aamer and Pakistan get rid of the top scorer from the previous game, Aamer lands it on a good length outside off and gets it to come in with the angle, the ball gets high on Tharanga who pokes his bat out and gives Umar Akmal catching practice at second slip 0/1
    3.4 nice comeback by Rana and I don't think Jayasuriya will ever want to see a replay of that, the slower ball completely foxes him, he tries to work it to the on side but gets a tame leading edge which pops up to Misbah at second slip, one of the easiest catches you'll see and Naved in chuffed 19/2
    12.3 a poor shot really costs Jayawardene, Aamer angles it wide across the right-hander and Jayawardene stays at the crease and swishes at it, gets a thin edge to the keeper, not the best delivery really so it was Jayawardene who brought it on himself 58/4
    9.5 another tame dismissal! Rana Naved's slower deliveries are foxing the best of the best in this line-up, Sangakkara tries to work it to the on side on the walk but the leading edge balloons to Afridi at extra cover 54/3
    12.6 five down and counting, Aamer pitches it up wide outside off and angles it really wide across the right-hander, Kapugedera goes for a wild cover drive and gets a thick outside edge to Misbah at first slip, he falls to his left and takes it easily 59/5
    not out
    14.6 Aamer takes four! Another poor shot, Aamer bowls it slightly short of a length on middle and off and gets it to move away from the right-hander, Mathews cannot resist a slash and Kamran snaps a thick edge 69/6
    15.5 the Sri Lankans have a plane to catch in roughly 15 minutes, that explains the procession of wickets, Rana Naved pitches it up outside off and gets it to move away, Kulasekara follows it to drive, doesn't move his feet and gets an edge, Misbah takes a very neat low catch at slip 70/7
    17.5 'castled and lagered'.... Rana Naved gets the ball to nip back in and catches Prasad at the crease, he gets a thick inside edge and the ball crashes onto middle and leg 74/8
    32.5 was he bowled or stumped? Afridi fires it full and quick on seeing the batsman advance down the track, he misses it completely and the bails were off, the umpire Steve Davis checks with the third umpire if he was bowled or stumped, the ball missed the stumps at first, rebounded off Kamran's gloves and knocked the bails off 145/9
    34.2 Misbah rounds off a good day at the slips with a sharp catch, Mendis reaches out to drive and gets a thick outside edge, travels quickly and Misbah takes it easily at first slip 147/10
    14 (lb 2, nb 3, w 9)
    147 all out (34.2 Overs, RR: 4.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Upul Tharanga, 0.3 ov), 2-19 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 3.4 ov), 3-54 (Kumar Sangakkara, 9.5 ov), 4-58 (Mahela Jayawardene, 12.3 ov), 5-59 (Chamara Kapugedera, 12.6 ov), 6-69 (Angelo Mathews, 14.6 ov), 7-70 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 15.5 ov), 8-74 (Dhammika Prasad, 17.5 ov), 9-145 (Malinga Bandara, 32.5 ov), 10-147 (Ajantha Mendis, 34.2 ov)
    Mohammad Amir912843.11383020
    Iftikhar Anjum712804.00242000
    Saeed Ajmal702904.14281020
    Shahid Afridi3.201624.80112000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number


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 days

9 August 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

0ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
19ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
35DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4DPMD JayawardeneCK Kapugedera
1SHT KandambyCK Kapugedera
10SHT KandambyAD Mathews
1SHT KandambyKMDN Kulasekara
4SHT KandambyKTGD Prasad
71HMCM BandaraSHT Kandamby
2SHT KandambyBAW Mendis