Result
16th Match, Johannesburg, Sep 17 2007, Group F (N), ICC World Twenty20
189/6
(20 ov, target 190)
156/9
Pakistan won by 33 runs
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
1y
• The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Pakistan raise all-round game in easy win

Half-centuries from Shoaib Malik and Younis Khan and a three-wicket haul from Shahid Afridi helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan189/6(20 overs)
Sri Lanka156/9(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 156/9CRR: 7.8 
Chaminda Vaas12 (13)
Dilhara Fernando0 (0)
Umar Gul4-0-14-2
Mohammad Hafeez4-0-46-1

Pakistan have won by 33 runs, a sizable margin that will boost their net run-rate as well. They have a net run-rate of 1.65 and are in second place after Australia.

Younis Khan is the Man of the Match for his extremely well-paced 51 after Sri Lanka had rocked the Pakistan top order. That's it from us at Cricinfo today, this is George Binoy signing off, Cheers.

19.6
1
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run
that's it! Pakistan win two valuable Super Eight points, Vaas pulls the last ball, a slower one from Gul, to midwicket
19.5
Umar Gul to Vaas, no run
Gul bowls a yorker-length full toss on off stump, driven to cover
19.4
w
Umar Gul to Malinga, OUT
short ball outside off stump, Malinga backs away and tries to hit it with a flat bat down the ground, he lofts it towards long-off where Younis runs in and takes a well-judged catch
SL Malinga c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
19.3
1
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run
Vaas tries to pull a length ball but bottom-edges it next to the stumps, Malinga calls for the single, Akmal runs in and throws the ball at the bowler's end but misses the stumps
19.2
1
Umar Gul to Malinga, 1 run
full ball angled into the right-hander, Malinga tries to make room but Gul followed him, pushed towards mid-on for a single
19.1
1
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run
good length ball on off stump, Vaas pulls straight past the bowler for a single
19.1
1w
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 wide
full ball down leg side, Vaas tries to move across his stumps and flick but misses

Sri Lanka need 39 off the last over which will be bowled by Gul.

end of over 1921 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 151/8CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 39.00
Chaminda Vaas9 (9)
Lasith Malinga0 (0)
Mohammad Hafeez4-0-46-1
Umar Gul3-0-9-1
18.6
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Vaas, 1 run
driven to long-on for a single
18.5
w
Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, OUT
caught! Dilshan tries to hit the fourth six of the over but this time he doesn't get the elevation, Younis sprints to his right, slides and takes an excellent catch on the run
TM Dilshan c Younis Khan b Mohammad Hafeez 38 (33m 28b 0x4 4x6) SR: 135.71
18.4
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX runs
dropped and six! Younis Khan drops the slog sweep on the boundary and the ball bounces off his hands and goes over the ropes
18.4
1w
Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 wide
Dilshan tries to reverse sweep but misses, Hafeez strays down leg side and a wide is given
18.3
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX runs
Dilshan gets down on one knee and slog sweeps another one over deep bckward square leg
18.2
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX runs
full toss on middle stump, Dilshan swings and swings hard, he connects finally and sends the ball flying over deep square leg, that's the 150th six of the tournament
18.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Vaas, 1 run
full toss outside off stump from Hafeez, driven through covers for another single
end of over 185 runs
SL: 130/7CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 30.00
Chaminda Vaas7 (7)
Tillakaratne Dilshan20 (24)
Umar Gul3-0-9-1
Sohail Tanvir4-0-26-1
17.6
1
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run
short ball outside off stump, Vaas pulls to Malik at midwicket and runs the single, had Malik hit at the bowler's end, Vaas was a goner
17.5
1
Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run
full ball on middle stump, Dilshan tries to swing it away through midwicket but gets an inside edge to long leg
17.4
Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run
a short of a length slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan backs away and tries to cut but gets beaten by the lack of pace
17.3
1
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run
Gul digs the bouncer in and Vaas manages to pull it over midwicket for a single
Best performances - batsmen
Shoaib Malik
57 runs (31)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
21 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
4013281920
Younis Khan
51 runs (35)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
0136081518
Best performances - bowlers
Shahid Afridi
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
Eco
4.50
SL Malinga
O
4
M
0
R
43
W
3
Eco
10.75
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2007
Player Of The Match
Younis Khan
Match numberT20I no. 35
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)First Session 18:00-19:20, Interval 19:20-19:40, Second Session 19:40-21:00
Match days17 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nigel Llong
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsPakistan 2, Sri Lanka 0