that's it, Sri Lanka have won by 64 runs, the last ball was an excellent yorker which Tanvir could only defend
11.51 pm local time: Sri Lanka have moved level with India with four points in the Super Four round. Pakistan don't have any points yet and their slim chances of qualification for the final will now depend on factors outside their control.
Sangakkara set up the victory with a fluent century that set Pakistan a target of 304. Pakistan lost Butt off the very first ball off the run chase but the period that shut them out of the game was the passage of play immediately after Younis' dismissal. Malik and Yousuf were unable to score against either pace and or spin and it was too difficult to score at seven an over against the Murali-Mendis combination. Mendis struck vital blows during his spell of 4-47 to cripple Pakistan.
I'll have the presentation for you in a moment ...
Malik isn't at the presentation because he is indisposed. So Misbah goes up. "We've played a lot of cricket here and the wicket is a bit slow. The ball wasn't coming on to the bat ...
"Murali and Mendis were bowling well. Not giving anything away. Once the fast bowlers were off we needed over seven an over. We need to improve our bowling with the new ball and also our batting at the start. We needed a good start."
The Man of the Match is Kumar Sangakkara for his century. "It was just a case of batting as long as possible. 50 overs is along time. You play the right strokes and back yourself to bat a lot of time. Kapugedera played really well, hit boundaries and took the pressure off. Silva also batted superbly.
"I'm looking forward to playing tomorrow, it's tiring when you have to play double-headers but I'd much rather play in Karachi than in Lahore (where it was much hotter)."
Mahela Jayawardene: "We made a few mistakes in the first few games and we needed to brush up. I think we played a perfect game today."
Thank you for all your emails today, tomorrow's game is between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. A win for Sri Lanka will cement their place in the final. This is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.
the bouncer is followed by the yorker which Wahab just about manages to keep out
excellent bouncer, Wahab gets out of the way in a hurry
Wahab tries to plat towards long on but gets a leading edge towards cover
full delivery and Tanvir lashes it through the covers for one
bowled full in the block hole outside off stump, Tanvir tries to dig it out but gets beaten
Wahab once again stretches a long way forward and defends with bat close to the front pad, did I hear cheers from the crowd?
Wahab thrusts his pad outside the line of off stump and defends
Wahab Riaz is the last man for Pakistan.
caught! Murali picks up his first wicket, Iftikhar tries to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge which lands safely in Kulasekara's hands at short fine leg
pushed off the back foot towards cover point, there's a large gap there so they run two
Tanvir stills sweeps the ball from way outside off stump towards deep midwicket
Murali's going round the wicket now and Tanvir wants the sight screen moved.
Tanvir gets his front foot across and sweeps the ball in the air to the deep square leg boundary
Iftikhar flicks a full ball off his pads through midwicket for four
lofted towards long on for another single
pushed towards midwicket where a misfields allows the single
Kulasekara beats Iftikhar with a good length ball that seams past the off stump
bowled him! Kulasekara pitches the slower ball on a good length on off stump and slants it into the right-hander, Sarfraz tries to cut but gets beaten by the change of pace
pushed off the front foot towards midwicket for a single
driven off the back foot towards sweeper cover
Tanvir moves his front foot outside the line and defends towards the off side, they run a quick single