What a great win! Razzaq finishes it off in style. Almost a nonchalant hit. He takes his left foot out of the line, and creams a fullish delivery over long-off. The white ball screams over the boundary
Pakistan pull it off as Razzaq treads the razor's edge
What a fabulous win for Pakistan. Younis Khan has run out on to the ground with his players to high-five with the two batsmen. Younis turns around to find Woolmer to his left, goes across and hugs him. He even tries to lift him, Woolmer doesn't seem to mind! Waqar Younis is out there as well and huge smiles are plastered over all the Pakistani faces. And why not.
Pakistan usually roar when cornered and that's what they did today. To be fair, Sri Lankan spinners were troubled by the dew and were unable to rip it across. But it was their choice to field second. And that as they say is that.
Razzaq at the post-match talk: " I was under pressure, the situation was tense but thanks to god I managed to do the job."
Captain banned for few matches, the Board president resigned, two players doped out of the tournament and where are Pakistan now? Just 5 runs short of win.
There he goes again. Another whack, wants to finish it off in style, but can't get under the ball and it rolls towards long-on.
slower ball but Razzaq spots it early, waits for the ball to arrive to cut it past point.
Malik does the sensible thing by pushing one towards long-on. Easy single.
Goes for another big one, a slice over cover but doesn't time it well and it lands in no man's land. I suspect if he had connected well it might have gone down the deep cover's throat
Murderous assault on! Takes his front foot outside the line again and wallops it straight and clean through the line
bang! sliced over point. Gets his left foot out of the line and slices it over
almost a mix-up. Bill Lawry would have been screaming in joy if he were here. Fullish on the middle and leg, pushed to straightish midwicket, Razzaq, from the non-striker's end, wants a run, Malik doesn't , Jayawardene, who fielded the ball, wishes they ran! but Malik sends Razzaq back in time
Malik puts Pakistan further in front with a lovely flick. Attempted yorker ends up fullish on the legs and with the fine-leg up all Malik had to do was send it to right of him. He does it pretty well.
Whack! Razzaq creams a lofted six over long-off! Full and he backed away to cream it straight. what a shot!
Short extra cover and the long-off are almost on a straight line.
Malik backs away from the stumps and lofts a fullish delivery inside-out to wide long-off.
28 from 23. 'keeper is standing up.
big heave ho but goes straight to long-on. Vaas's last over in progress.
full, on the off, Malik taps it close to the off side, wants a run. Malinga charges across, Razzaq sends Malik back who flings himself back into the crease.
Again Malinga pings the fullish length, Razzaq backs away to drive to sweeper cover. Well timed and it races across the turf but hit straight to the man in the deep
ooh almost caught. Fullish and Razzaq clips it in the air to left of straightish midwicket where Murali dives but can't quite reach it
Malinga fires in another one almost at the blockhole, jabbed down the track
Razzaq comes back with a lovely inside-out drive. in the slot and he crashes it past extra cover
The round-arm flinger starts off with a beauty. Attempted yorker that shaves past the leg stump and Sangakkara throws himself to his left to gather it.
Jayawardene brings on Lasith Malinga. Murali joins them for a communion. Short fineleg is up. Here we go.
off cutter on the off stump, Razzak uses his wrists well to glide it to thirdman
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||ODI no. 2431|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15|
|Match days||17 October 2006 - daynight (50-over match)|
|Points||Pakistan 2, Sri Lanka 0|
Thriving on adversity
A contest ... at last
|Mohammad Yousuf||run out||49||78|
|Shoaib Malik||not out||46||59|
|Abdul Razzaq||not out||38||24|
|Extras||(lb 6, nb 2, w 11)|
|Total||255(6 wkts; 48.1 ovs)|