15th Match, Group F, Lord's, Jun 12 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, target 151)131/9
Sri Lanka won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
46 (39)
end of over 2010 runs • 2 wickets
PAK: 131/9CRR: 6.55 
Umar Gul9 (4)
Saeed Ajmal0 (0)
Nuwan Kulasekara 4-0-30-1
Lasith Malinga 4-0-17-3

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

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run

length ball, hit down the ground for one, and Sri Lanka win comfortably in the end

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, SIX runs

Gul pulls, and pulls well, clears deep backward square

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) SR: 0
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

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run

yorker, inside edge onto the pads, gets one

29 off 5, still mathematically possible

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

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 121/7CRR: 6.36 RRR: 30.00
Fawad Alam11 (9)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-17-3
Nuwan Kulasekara 3-0-20-0
Malinga to Tanvir, OUT

finishes with a wicket, another slower delivery - I'm tired of picking the slower ones - and Tanvir slogs at it, gets a huge top edge, Malinga calls for it, gets under it, and catches it on the rebound

Sohail Tanvir c & b Malinga 3 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85
Malinga to Tanvir, no run

another slower delivery, they are not picking him at all, beats him again with this shorter one

Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run

looks for the scoop shot, Malinga bowls a wide yorker, just one to short fine

Malinga to Tanvir, 1 bye

this time he goes for the shorter slower one, Tanvir plays and misses again, but this one bounces twice through to Sangakkara and they get a bye

Malinga to Tanvir, no run

another slower ball, and Tanvir plays all over it, this one dips sharply

Malinga to Fawad Alam, 1 run

slower ball again, back of a length, thick outside edge, one down to third man

Malinga to bowl his last over, 33 required in two overs