Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    33.1 sensational catch from Sarfraz! He was moving to his left and had to suddenly change direction as Dickwella got a thick inside edge. It flew low to Sarfraz who put his left glove low to his left to pull off a stunner. Hadn't taken a wicket in the tournament coming into today's game, now he has two in two and two big wickets. That of the two set batsmen. Sri Lanka are on a freefall here 162/6
    5.1 chipped straight to Malik at mid-off. Looked to hit on the up but this wasn't there, he went through irrespective. No timing whatsoever. Boost for Pakistan just as Gunathilaka was starting to look dangerous 26/1
    14.5 through his defence. Special ball. Mendis was looking threatening and it has taken a special delivery to send him back. Angles a length ball on middle from wide of the crease, Mendis is looking to whip this leg side but the ball jags away late to beat the bat and hit top of off. He lets out a roar. Big wicket 82/2
    15.1 dragged on! Maiden ODI wicket for Ashraf. Full outside off, no feet movement whatsoever as he looks to slap that through cover. Went hard at it, could only find a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. How the game has turned. 83/3
    31.2 first wicket of the tournament for Amir and what a big scalp this is. Skiddy length ball angling across Mathews, who looks to hop back and whip this to midwicket. Was late on the shot as the ball deflected off a thin inside edge onto the stumps 161/4
    32.3 this is a ripper of a delivery! Dhananjaya's vigil didn't even last as long as it did for him to hop onto the plane after boarding was announced. Angles a length delivery that nips away off the seam. Dhananjaya, who should have been pushing forward, makes the cardinal sin of defending from the crease as the ball kisses the shoulder of the bat and through to Sarfraz. Big moment in the game 162/5
    48.1 hoicked straight to the man at deep midwicket. It was a risky proposition because he had to clear the longer boundary, his task was made tougher by the fact that it was an slow offcutter. Couldn't have picked out the fielder any better. 232/9
    34.6 they're swinging Sri Lanka out of the competition or what? This is some stunning bowling. Floats this ahead of length on off, the ball deviates ever-so-slightly as Thisara looks to flay this away from the body, gets a thick edge that is taken superbly in front of his face by Babar at a wide first slip. 167/7
    44.3 completely deceived by the slower delivery. The offcutter this time at length, Lakmal was through with the hoick even before the ball got to him, missed it completely as a result with the ball kissing the bails. Handy knock nevertheless. 213/8
    not out
    49.2 squared up by the length. Looks to work this skiddy short of length delivery from outside off towards midwicket but ends up getting a leading edge back to the bowler. As far as return catches go, it can't get simpler than that. 236/10
    19 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 12)
    236 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 4.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 5.1 ov), 2-82 (Kusal Mendis, 14.5 ov), 3-83 (Dinesh Chandimal, 15.1 ov), 4-161 (Angelo Mathews, 31.2 ov), 5-162 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 32.3 ov), 6-162 (Niroshan Dickwella, 33.1 ov), 7-167 (Thisara Perera, 34.6 ov), 8-213 (Suranga Lakmal, 44.3 ov), 9-232 (Asela Gunaratne, 48.1 ov), 10-236 (Nuwan Pradeep, 49.2 ov)
    Mohammad Amir1005325.30363020
    Junaid Khan1034034.00416020
    Imad Wasim813304.12252000
    Faheem Ashraf6.203725.84151021
    Hasan Ali1004334.30314010
    Mohammad Hafeez502404.80160110
    19.2 and this is why Mathews is a captain! Lakmal gets Azhar to fend away from his body. It's a thick edge that's angling away from Mendis at first slip. He's following the line, to his right, but it swerves to his left and he has done very well to hold on to this. He went with two hands, but because of that movement, he just about grabbed onto it with his left. Bowling change works straight away 110/4
    11.2 finds the fielder at fine leg. Takes on the bouncer and is not in control. Takes his eye off the ball at the last moment and top edges this. Pradeep is anxious as this is hanging in the air, then relieved when the fielder hangs on. Is this their way back? 74/1
    15.4 picks out midwicket! Tentative from Babar. This is back of a length, and he has time to whip it. Plays close to his body and doesn't roll the wrists enough. Straight to midwicket, he didn't have to move. Soft dismissal 92/2
    16.5 we have a game on, folks! Another very, very soft dismissal. Back of a length, into the hips. An easy tickle to fine leg on most days, but Hafeez is also tentative like Babar was. Leading edge balloons to mid-on who makes no mistake 95/3
    24.5 feathered to the keeper! Malinga wins the battle. Sees all the shuffling, changes his length and cramps him. It's a short ball at his ribs. He's inside the line and looks to parry this fine with a pull, but he gets in on the glove and Dickwella has moved nicely to his left to hold on 131/5
    not out
    25.4 edge? Yes! He changes his angle, goes over the wicket and angles this across the left-hander who plays a loose shot. Pokes away from the body, regulation edge, regulation catch, six down. 137/6
    29.5 Oh this looks close! Straight drive, fingertip, then tip of the non-strikers stumps. Faheem plonked the bat in. Third umpire has been called for. This is the matter of half a frame. He's out! Can you believe it! Poor technique from the young man. A lazy plonk after backing up a long way. The replays show a shadow under his bat as the bails light up, so he's out. A pedestrian length ball at off stump, hit off the middle, has ended up as a wicket somehow. Somehow - why is it always somehow with Pakistan? 162/7
    not out
    23 (b 4, lb 6, w 13)
    237/7 (44.5 Overs, RR: 5.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Fakhar Zaman, 11.2 ov), 2-92 (Babar Azam, 15.4 ov), 3-95 (Mohammad Hafeez, 16.5 ov), 4-110 (Azhar Ali, 19.2 ov), 5-131 (Shoaib Malik, 24.5 ov), 6-137 (Imad Wasim, 25.4 ov), 7-162 (Faheem Ashraf, 29.5 ov)
    SL Malinga9.525215.28345140
    RAS Lakmal1004814.80356020
    N Pradeep1006036.00305130
    NLTC Perera804315.37272140
    DAS Gunaratne501903.80172000
    MD Gunathilaka10202.0040000
    DM de Silva10303.0030000

Match Notes

Captain leads to victory


No. of instances of a Pakistan captain scoring 50+ in a successful chase in ICC ODI tournaments - Sarfraz is the first. Prev best: Imran Khan's 44 v NZ in 1992 SF.

Malik's milestone


No. of ODIs for Shoaib Malik. He becomes the 10th player to appear in 250 ODIs for Pakistan.

Pacers' day


Instances of Pak fast bowlers taking all 10 wickets in an ODI, including today. Also, this is the first time since 2013 4 Pak bowlers took 2+ wickets in an ODI.

Brilliant Junaid


Last time a Pakistan bowler delivered 3 or more maidens in an ODI, before Junaid Khan in this game. Afridi had bowled that many in his figures of 7/12 against WI.

Quick wickets


Runs for which SL lost 4 wickets - 4th to 7th - from 161/3 to 167/7, for 23 balls. Earlier they had lost their 2nd and 3rd wickets in a span of 3 balls.

Consistent Dickwella


No. of fifties for Niroshan Dickwella in last six ODI innings, including today. He has gone scored 25 or more in 6 of his last 7 innings.

Looks promising


Faheem Ashraf's figures in his last list-A game, before making ODI debut today. Today he got Chandimal dismissed for duck in his 3rd over.

Advantage Pakistan


Pak's win-loss record against Sri Lanka in ICC ODI tournaments, before this game. The only time they lost was in 2002 Champions Trophy at Premadasa.

Long ago


Last time Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in ODIs outside Asia, before today. Overall, Pak have a 14-3 win-loss record in the encounters outside Asia.

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