Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.2 Anjum is on fire. Teasing line, full and outside off, moving away off the seam and Tharanga is sucked into drive, on the up, but ends up nicking it behind. Big wicket. Tharanga looked in complete command there. 73/2
    10.1 Gotcha! He has chopped it on to the stumps! Disaster gatecrashes into the Sri Lankan party. It landed on a length, outside off and shaped back in, Jayasuriya went for a cut, was cramped for room as the ball nipped back in, got an inside-edge and on to the stumps. 62/1
    18.3 Anjum takes out another one. Short and well outside off stump, Kapudgedera's eyes lit up at the width offered and he went for an expansive cut but edges it behind and Akmal took a good diving catch to his left. 101/3
    41.2 tossed up around the off stump, Jayawardene goes down on one knee and tries to slog sweep over mid-wicket, misses it completely and ball hits the middle stump 225/4
    45.4 And now Silva falls. Death by aggression. Charges down the track, and Rehman quickly drags back the length and sends it outside off stump and Silva tried to play it across the line, gets a inside-edge and it crashes into the furniture. 252/7
    43.5 Hafeez gets his revenge. Serves a low full-toss, on the stumps, and Maharoof drives uppishly, to the left of Hafeez who dives to take it. SL lose their fifth wicket. 240 for 5. 240/5
    44.4 Loku falls. It was full in length, around off stump, Lokuarachchi steps down the track, flicks, in the air and straight to deep midwicket. 244/6
    not out
    46.1 brilliant fielding off the boundary and Prasanna Jayawardene is in trouble, TV Umpire called in and given out...came back for a two but Rao had moved quickly on the third man fence and threw flat and hard 258/8
    50 sloged to leg and a run out as they try to come back for a suicidal second run... but Sri Lanka finish with a decent total 296/8
    22 (b 4, lb 5, nb 4, w 9)
    296/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.92)
    Did not bat: CRD Fernando
    Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 10.1 ov), 2-73 (Upul Tharanga, 12.2 ov), 3-101 (Chamara Kapugedera, 18.3 ov), 4-225 (Mahela Jayawardene, 41.2 ov), 5-240 (Farveez Maharoof, 43.5 ov), 6-244 (Kaushal Lokuarachchi, 44.4 ov), 7-252 (Chamara Silva, 45.4 ov), 8-258 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 46.1 ov), 9-296 (Lasith Malinga, 49.6 ov)
    Mohammad Asif1017617.6003
    Najaf Shah1015905.9011
    Iftikhar Anjum1005335.3030
    Abdur Rehman1004414.4010
    Mohammad Hafeez1005525.5000
    2.2 Eary jhatka for Pakistan. Early blow ie. It landed on a length, around the off stump line, Salman initially looked to play but wanted to leave it alone at the last minute. Too late. It collided with the inside-edge and disturbed the furniture. 5/1
    12 mix-up in the middle and Dilshan hits the stumps direct from point, brillaint fielding that is out. Dilshan slipped while collecting the ball and still had the prescence of mind to throw the the stumps 61/1
    13.2 Fernando strikes, hits the pitch hard and suprises Hameed, who tries to pull, with some extra pace. The ball balloons up in the air and could have been caught by about five people. Sri Lanka are right on top. 66/3
    15.2 out...full-length delivery catches Yousuf on the crease, clever change of length and a good fast delivery. This is turning out to be a really fine spell of bowling from Fernando. 68/4
    not out
    15.3 brilliant return catch, taking nonchantly by Fernando in his follow through. Soft dismissal off a low full toss. Pakistan are now in disarray. 68/5
    16.1 full length delivery and firm drive straight back to Malinga who deflects it onto his stumps...unfortunate dismissal 70/6
    28.4 bowled through the gate as the ball turns back sharply, also bowled a little quicker, going onto hit the top of middle and off stump. Another one bites the dust 114/7
    40.3 top edges an attempted sweep and Prasanna Jayawardene is gifted a simple catch behind the stumps 166/8
    42.1 square drive and Dilshan throws down the stumps again, this time at the non-striker's end. The umpire raises his finger and does not need help from the television umpire. Superb fielding from Dilshan who has hit the stumps frequently tonight 180/9
    42.5 that's it, Maharoof wraps it up with an lbw that looked like it was missing off stump 181/10
    6 (lb 1, nb 4, w 1)
    181 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 4.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Salman Butt, 2.2 ov), 2-61 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.6 ov), 3-66 (Yasir Hameed, 13.2 ov), 4-68 (Mohammad Yousuf, 15.2 ov), 5-68 (Fawad Alam, 15.3 ov), 6-70 (Kamran Akmal, 16.1 ov), 7-114 (Abdur Rehman, 28.4 ov), 8-166 (Iftikhar Anjum, 40.3 ov), 9-180 (Mohammad Asif, 42.1 ov), 10-181 (Najaf Shah, 42.5 ov)
    MF Maharoof8.504324.8613
    SL Malinga803304.1201
    CRD Fernando712032.8500
    TM Dilshan401904.7500
    KS Lokuarachchi1013223.2000
    ST Jayasuriya503306.6000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30 Interval 19.30-20.15, Second Session 20.15-23.45

Match days

22 May 2007 - night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

    Match home for the third ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi

  • Sri Lanka look to salvage pride

    Just over a week ago, before the start of the Abu Dhabi series, it washard to imagine a young Pakistan team, with a new captain and without theservices of a coach, would go into the final ODI having already wrapped upthe series

  • Sri Lanka earn consolation victory

    Dilhara Fernando, an accurate set of throws and the omnipresent panic button accompanying the Pakistan team earned Sri Lanka a well-deserved victory in the final match

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5Salman ButtMohammad Hafeez
2nd56Yasir HameedMohammad Hafeez
3rd5Mohammad YousufYasir Hameed
4th2Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik
5th0Shoaib MalikFawad Alam
6th2Shoaib MalikKamran Akmal
7th44Shoaib MalikAbdur Rehman
8th52Shoaib MalikIftikhar Anjum
9th14Shoaib MalikMohammad Asif
10th1Shoaib MalikNajaf Shah