Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
75(56) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
7 3 18 9 2 5 19 12
LD Chandimal
LD Chandimal
58(49) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
11 1 1 5 14 5 16 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
O1
M0
R2
W1
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Series

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

4 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 2, Sri Lanka 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

That brings us to the end of our coverage. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did bringing it to you. Do join us for the grand finale on Sunday. It's Bangladesh against India. Sher-e-Bangla will be buzzing, and it should hopefully be a cracker. Until then, it's goodbye and goodnight from all of us at the commentary desk. Cheers!

Shahid Afridi: We're good cricketers, just that we need to have more self-belief. That's what helped us in the chase today. We wanted to keep wickets intact in the first six overs and it worked. We've backed players, we didn't want to tamper with too many things, but the selectors have done well to give everyone a sincere opportunity. We had to change a few things, we worked hard and it helped. I don't fall down easily, yes, it was tough but I'm confident the boys can deliver.

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match for his 48. "Credit to the captain, coaching staff and team management. Waqar showed me a motivational video before the match. That fired me up. We wanted to sign off with a win, good to see some rhythm to our game before the World T20."

Dinesh Chandimal: Overall we played some good cricket. We were 10-15 short with the bat, that was the turning point in this game. It was difficult to grip the ball with this dew. Injuries are the main issues, we haven't been able to get the best combination as a result. Hopefully players will recover in time.

Sanga says it as it is

10:45pm That should come as some relief for Afridi, Waqar & co, for this has been an otherwise disappointing Asia Cup campaign. The scorecard may say Pakistan won with just four balls to spare, but they were never really challenged in the chase. Umar Akmal piloted the chase after that turbo start by Sharjeel. Sarfraz did what Sarfraz normally does, working the ball into the gaps and mixing his fineness with his street smart ways to eat into the target. All in all, a clinical effort

Sri Lanka would wonder where they lost this. Not much doubt, really. 14 overs - 110 without loss. Next six overs, they made just 40. Once Pakistan went into the break with momentum by their side, they didn't look back. But the form of Dilshan would come as a silver lining

19.2
1
Perera to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, dropped at mid-off. Could have added to the drama. It was full, drilled hard to Kulasekara, who grabbed at it, bobbled out as they complete the run. Looked like Kula was confused for a split second, went Aussie style and burst out of his hand to nearly hit him on the face
19.1
0
Perera to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and dead straight on off, defended

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 150/4 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 7.89, RRR: 1.00)

  • Shoaib Malik12 (15b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara4-0-20-1
  • Dushmantha Chameera4-0-32-0
18.6
W
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, OUT, outstanding, simply wow. This was a flat hit over the infield, Thisara, at wide long-off, started running almost as soon as Akmal made contact, it was a flat hit and Thisara simply threw his hands up as he moved to his right, did well to hold on even as the momentum threatened to knock him back. He slid over, showed excellent balance. Superb athleticism.

Umar Akmal c Perera b Kulasekara 48 (49m 37b 4x4 2x6) SR: 129.72

18.5
6
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, SIX runs, that would have cleared any boundary in the world. Full, he set himself up nicely, clean bat swing and boom. What power!
18.4
1
Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, right into the blockhole again, gets it down to long on
18.3
1
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets a thick inside edge as long on swoops in

Successful after a long time

8

No. of times Pakistan had failed to successfully chase targets of 150 or more, before this chase. Overall, this was their 7th win chasing 150 or more in T20Is.

Batsmen back to form?

2012

Last time Pakistan's three of the top four made scores of 30 or more in a T20I, before this match. This is their 6th time overall.

That's some score

1

No. of totals of 150 or more in this Asia Cup, before Sri Lanka's 150 for 4 in this game. India had scored 166 for 6 against Bangladesh in the first match.

Good start as opener

2

No. of half-centuries for Chandimal in 4 innings as opener in T20Is. He has only one half-century in 28 innings at other batting positions.

Good start, a rarity

2

Number of times in this Asia Cup, the team played out the Poweplays without losing any wicket, in 19 team innings. Both times by Sri Lanka: v UAE and v Pakistan today

Regular opponents

15

No. of T20Is between Pak and SL - joint-most between two teams. SL and NZ also have played 15 T20Is against each other. Pak have 9-5 win-loss over SL in 14 T20Is.