result
3rd ODI, Colombo (SSC), Mar 22 2006, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
(45.2/50 ov, target 225)229/6
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
shahid-afridi
Player Of The Series
abdul-razzaq
15y
• The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan ease to series victory

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka with some comfort by four wickets and wrapped up an impressive one-day series win

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka224/10(49.4 overs)
Pakistan229/6(45.2 overs)

That's it Pakistan win by 4 wickets and win the series 2-0. Razzaq and Akmal finishes it for Pakistan, good knocks from Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat in the beginning and a wonderful 53 from Yousuf. Muralitharan bowled well for his 3 wickets. Afridi gets the Man of the match award for his 3 wickets. Abdul Razzaq is the Man of the series.

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45.2
6
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

MAX! full toss, Razzaq swings it high and just over the long on fence.

2 runs to get.

45.1
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, no run

yorker wide outside off stump, plays and misses.

end of over 459 runs
PAK: 223/6CRR: 4.95 RRR: 0.40
Kamran Akmal9 (7)
Abdul Razzaq17 (31)
Lasith Malinga 7-0-34-0
Farveez Maharoof 7-1-27-1

Third Powerplay taken (45-50).

44.6
Malinga to Kamran, no run

driven off the back foot to the off side.

44.5
4
Malinga to Kamran, FOUR runs

short ball, sits up for Akmal to pull it well to midwicket fence, wonderful shot.

44.4
Malinga to Kamran, no run

worked to Muralitharan at midwicket.

44.3
Malinga to Kamran, no run

mistimes the pull to mid on.

44.2
4
Malinga to Kamran, FOUR runs

good shot, pitched up delivery on the stumps, driven down the track, ball races along to long on fence.

44.1
1
Malinga to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

driven through the off side.

end of over 444 runs
PAK: 214/6CRR: 4.86 RRR: 1.83
Abdul Razzaq16 (30)
Kamran Akmal1 (2)
Farveez Maharoof 7-1-27-1
Kaushal Lokuarachchi 10-1-47-1

Malinga comes back.

43.6
1
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

makes room and drives through the off side to sweeper cover for a single.

43.6
2nb
Maharoof to Kamran, (no ball) 1 run

oversteps, steers down to thirdman for a single.

43.5
Maharoof to Kamran, no run

drives well to extra-cover, cannot beat the fielder.

43.4
1
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

wide outside off stump, goes for the big shot, gets an inside edge to fine leg.

43.3
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, no run

driven to mid on.

43.2
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, no run

pushes to mid off, tries to make room and hit.

43.1
Maharoof to Abdul Razzaq, no run

mistimes the drive to cover, playing away from his body.

end of over 433 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 210/6CRR: 4.88 RRR: 2.14
Abdul Razzaq14 (25)
Kaushal Lokuarachchi 10-1-47-1
Farveez Maharoof 6-1-23-1

Akmal comes into the middle.

42.6
W
Lokuar. to Afridi, OUT

GONE! another wicket goes, tossed up outside off stump, sweeps, gets a top edge, ball goes high in the air to backward square leg, Muralitharan takes the catch.

Shahid Afridi c Muralitharan b Lokuarachchi 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
42.5
1
Lokuar. to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

driven to long off for a single.

42.4
Lokuar. to Abdul Razzaq, no run

pushes to cover.

42.3
Lokuar. to Abdul Razzaq, no run

tossed up bit full, mistimes it back to the bowler.

42.2
1
Lokuar. to Afridi, 1 run

driven down the ground to long off for a single.

Match details
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of Sri Lanka
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
Player Of The Series
Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq
Series resultPakistan won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2354
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Peter Manuel
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst