END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 131/9 (20 runs required, RR: 6.55)

  • Umar Gul9 (4b)
  • Saeed Ajmal0 (0b)
  • 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

19.6
1
Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run, length ball, hit down the ground for one, and Sri Lanka win comfortably in the end
19.5
6
Kulasekara to Umar Gul, SIX runs, Gul pulls, and pulls well, clears deep backward square
19.4
W
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)

19.3
W
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

19.2
1
Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run, yorker, inside edge onto the pads, gets one

29 off 5, still mathematically possible

19.1
1
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:
19 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 121/7 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.36, RRR: 30.00)

  • Fawad Alam11 (9b)
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-17-3
  • Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-20-0
18.6
W
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

18.5
0
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, no run, another slower delivery, they are not picking him at all, beats him again with this shorter one
18.4
1
Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run, looks for the scoop shot, Malinga bowls a wide yorker, just one to short fine
18.3
1b
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
18.2
0
Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, no run, another slower ball, and Tanvir plays all over it, this one dips sharply
18.1
1
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:
18 | 8 Runs | PAK: 118/6 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 16.50)

  • Fawad Alam9 (7b)
  • Sohail Tanvir3 (3b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-20-0
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-15-2
17.6
1
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, fulltoss, drilled down to long-on, just the one
17.5
1
Kulasekara to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, that was wristily and powerfully hit, but straight to long-on for one
17.4
1
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, full, almost a yorker, played to point for one
17.3
0
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, slower delivery, angled across Alam, he swings big time, and misses
17.2
4
Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, FOUR runs, that's a good hit, a low fulltoss, he clears his leg, and lofts it over midwicket
17.1
1
Kulasekara to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, fulltoss, driven down the ground

Kulasekera to bowl now

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 110/6 (41 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 13.66)

  • Sohail Tanvir1 (1b)
  • Fawad Alam3 (3b)
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-15-2
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-28-2
16.6
1
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

16.5
1
Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run, back of a length, slower ball, played for one to short third man

Tanvir new man in

16.4
W
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

16.3
2
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

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
2nd34Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal
3rd1Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
4th66Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq
5th0Shahid AfridiYounis Khan
6th7Younis KhanFawad Alam
7th13Fawad AlamSohail Tanvir
8th2Umar GulFawad Alam
9th1Umar GulMohammad Amir
10th7Saeed AjmalUmar Gul

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.227
IRE2112-0.162
BDESH2020-0.996
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG21121.175
PAK21120.85
NL2112-2.025
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22040.626
WI21120.715
AUS2020-1.331
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.275
NZ21120.309
SCOT2020-5.281
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA33060.787
WI32140.063
ENG3122-0.414
INDIA3030-0.466
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33061.267
PAK32141.185
NZ3122-0.232
IRE3030-2.183