15th Match, Lord's, Jun 12 2009, Group F, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, target 151)
Sri Lanka won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
PAK Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2010 runs • 2 wicket
PAK: 131/9CRR: 6.55 
Umar Gul9 (4)
Saeed Ajmal0 (0)
Nuwan Kulasekara4-0-30-1
Lasith Malinga4-0-17-3

Dilshan, the Man of the Match: I just trained hard [on the Dilshan scoop] very hard in the IPL. I have the confidence I can connect it every time. On that note, okay bye

Younis, who scored a fighting fifty: It's all about the start, we gave away so many no-balls and wides early. And again with the bat we didn't start well

Sangakkara: Great effort to defend a small total. Great effort from Dilshan, but we needed more partnerships, and we should have got a bigger total.

Pakistan will look back and rue how they started with the ball, and then wasted a superb comeback from Afridi with the ball. Malinga and Murali proved too much, although Mendis didn't look very good today. The key stat of the day: Pakistan gave away 20 extras, and lost by 19 runs

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run
length ball, hit down the ground for one, and Sri Lanka win comfortably in the end
Kulasekara to Umar Gul, SIX runs
Gul pulls, and pulls well, clears deep backward square
Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run, OUT
fulltoss, drilled to deep midwicket, Aaamer is late to start for the second, and we have an easy run-out
Mohammad Amir run out (Mathews/Kulasekara) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, OUT
another top edge, another swing across the line, and another easy catch for Sangakkara, what a way to delay the inevitable
Fawad Alam c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 12 (17m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

28 off 4, call in the wides

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run
yorker, inside edge onto the pads, gets one

29 off 5, still mathematically possible

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run
that's a fulltoss hit hard down the ground, but long-on gets around it

Thirty required off the last over as Gul walks in

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 121/7CRR: 6.36 • RRR: 30.00
Fawad Alam11 (9)
Lasith Malinga4-0-17-3
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-20-0
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, OUT
finishes with a wicket, another slower delivery - I'm tired of picking the slower ones - and Tanvir slogs at it, gets a huge top edge, Malinga calls for it, gets under it, and catches it on the rebound
Sohail Tanvir c & b Malinga 3 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, no run
another slower delivery, they are not picking him at all, beats him again with this shorter one
Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run
looks for the scoop shot, Malinga bowls a wide yorker, just one to short fine
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, 1 bye
this time he goes for the shorter slower one, Tanvir plays and misses again, but this one bounces twice through to Sangakkara and they get a bye
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, no run
another slower ball, and Tanvir plays all over it, this one dips sharply
Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run
slower ball again, back of a length, thick outside edge, one down to third man

Malinga to bowl his last over, 33 required in two overs

end of over 188 runs
PAK: 118/6CRR: 6.55 • RRR: 16.50
Fawad Alam9 (7)
Sohail Tanvir3 (3)
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-20-0
Lasith Malinga3-0-15-2
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run
fulltoss, drilled down to long-on, just the one
Kulasekara to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run
that was wristily and powerfully hit, but straight to long-on for one
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run
full, almost a yorker, played to point for one
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run
slower delivery, angled across Alam, he swings big time, and misses
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, FOUR runs
that's a good hit, a low fulltoss, he clears his leg, and lofts it over midwicket
Kulasekara to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run
fulltoss, driven down the ground

Kulasekera to bowl now

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 110/6CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 13.66
Sohail Tanvir1 (1)
Fawad Alam3 (3)
Lasith Malinga3-0-15-2
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-28-2
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run
a superb yorker this time, just the one

going back to that collision, Sanga had started calling fairly early. But in the end, luckily, they went shoulder to shoulder, and the heads were safe

Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run
back of a length, slower ball, played for one to short third man

Tanvir new man in

Malinga to Younis Khan, OUT
the slower ball does it again, this has to be the match, wide outside off this is, Younis is early into it, and lobs it towards short third man, Sangakkara runs and takes the catch, but there is a collision with Murali running in from third man. All safe, though
Younis Khan c †Sangakkara b Malinga 50 (50m 37b 4x4 0x6) SR: 135.13
Malinga to Younis Khan, 2 runs
slower ball, wide outside off, placed well between sweeper-cover and third man, to get to his fifty, a very good innings that has kept Pakistan alive