263dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Sri Lanka maintain winning ways

Sri Lanka survived a threatening 66-run partnership between Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq to ease to a 19-run win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
Younis Khan
50(37) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 1 17 3 9 6 2 11
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
46(39) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 5 6 7 12 2 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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

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