result
3rd ODI, Dambulla, Aug 30 2014, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
(18.2/48 ov, target 101)104/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 178 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
4/34 & 2 catches
thisara-perera
Player Of The Series
78 runs • 9 wkts
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka seamers rout Pakistan to seal series win

Pakistan's batsmen simply didn't show up for the series decider, as Sri Lanka shot them out for 102 before chasing down their target in 18.2 overs

Match centre 
Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Comms: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Pakistan102/10(32.1 overs)
Sri Lanka104/3(18.2 overs)

4.00 pm So it's an early finish, one the loud and proud Dambulla crowd has enjoyed. Spectators were hurtling in through the gates that were thrown open. They hung from the trees, they milled in the stands and their side has played pulled off as emphatic a victory as any. Lasith Malinga has his boy on his arms for the team picture. They're having a lot of fun out there, but here is were I leave you. Thank you for your company and comments, this is Alagappan Muthu signing off

"To come after that defeat in Hambantota, we had to put up our socks. The bowler set the tone, Dhammika and Malinga early and then Thisara," says Angelo Mathews, " I wanted to experiment a little, give Thisara more opportunities and Dhammika has also proven he is a very good bowler in the past few series. The pitch was doing a little bit in the early hours and then it flattened out alittle bit but when you're chasing 100 you should play positive cricket and not block. We'll just have a few days off and train for England. Tough against Pakistan, good balanced team so all the very best for their future tournaments"

Thisara Perera is the Man of the Match and Man of the Series "First of all, I'm proud of my all round performances. its a good wicket to bowl, as a bowling unit we've done really well. It's just confidence, last match I bowled well and came back strongly. I'm going to work on my bowling and keep getting better. Try my best, and if I have more chances to play more than 10 overs I'll do my best"

3.50 pm "The wicket is a bit different in Dambulla. Spungy bounce you need to get used to, but if you scored 240 or 250, that would have been useful. But we lost too many wickets early," says Misbah-ul-Haq "Fawad and I were trying to be there till the 30th over. We tried to put up a fight, but again we lost too many wickets. We have a little bit of a picture of what we want to do in the coming series. We will play the world cup in Australia, and the management will think about that. Australia series is really important, we have to get the right combination. The crowd is very good, we always enjoy here. The result hasn't been great, but the experience in Sri Lanka was"

Genial handshakes to complete what has been an enthralling tour. It is a shame the the final match was so one-sided, after the way the ODIs had begun. Saeed Ajmal was missed by Pakistan, but when he did return their batsmen folded horribly. Despite Pakistan's rich bowling resources, 101 was never going to be defendable. Stay tuned for the presentation

Sohaib: "Pakistan must have seriously upset the sponsors, they've not gotten enough air-time."

18.2
4
Afridi to Dilshan, FOUR runs

beats point on his left and Dilsha raises his fifty and the victory. It was short and wide again, he backed away, waited a little longer and hammered it past the fielder's reach. Quite a comprehensive ending to a game the hosts have dominated throughout

18.1
Afridi to Dilshan, no run

backs away to a good length ball and slaps to point

Aditi: "Do you think there's some sort of an infection flying around Cricket where perfectly good batsmen suddenly cannot find a run? Re: Virat, and Sanga? :("

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 100/3CRR: 5.55 RRR: 0.06
Angelo Mathews0 (1)
Tillakaratne Dilshan46 (53)
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-10-1
Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-0
17.6
Ajmal to Angelo Mathews, no run

flighted on leg stump, Mathews tucks it to midwicket

The Captain walks out to two slips

17.5
W
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, OUT

one run left to win, and Mahela has tapped a doosra to first slip. It went a touch wrong too, a shorter ball outside off and turning further away. He had misread the turn, was originally looking to play it but after he read off the pitch, he thought of pulling away. But wasn't quick enough. Slip does extremely well to grab that. Dilshan has an almost apologetic smile on his face

Mahela Jayawardene c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 26 (33m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.25
17.4
1
Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run

skips down the pitch, got a little too close as he heaves to deep midwicket

17.3
1
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

turned through straight midwicket as Mahela leans forward to the pitch of a flighted ball on middle and leg

17.2
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

slower and tossed up on middle and off stump, worked away into the midwicket region

17.1
1
Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run

drifting down the leg side and Dilshan's swept it quite well, got on top of it and finds a single to deep fine leg

Sri Lanka are one hit away from taking the series. Will Dilshan also get his fifty? He needs six...

end of over 174 runs
SL: 97/2CRR: 5.70 RRR: 0.16
Mahela Jayawardene25 (29)
Tillakaratne Dilshan44 (51)
Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-0
Saeed Ajmal 3-0-7-0
16.6
2
Afridi to Mahela Jayawardene, 2 runs

on a length and Mahela has caressed it through the gap in the covers for a lovely couple of runs

16.5
Afridi to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

tossed up outside off, eased to mid-off

16.4
Afridi to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

flighted on off stump, defended

16.3
Afridi to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

stays back as he guides a shortish ball through to cover

16.2
1
Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run

oh dear! That skidded on quickly and were it not for Dilshan's quick hands, that could have posed serious threat to off stump. Rocked back to cut but has to settle for a single into the covers in the end

16.1
1
Afridi to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

short and wide, Mahela chops it to the sweeper

Shahid Afridi gets a chance to bowl

end of over 162 runs
SL: 93/2CRR: 5.81 RRR: 0.28
Mahela Jayawardene22 (24)
Tillakaratne Dilshan43 (50)
Saeed Ajmal 3-0-7-0
Wahab Riaz 6-1-42-1

Abedi: "Dilshan is always a better batsman in low scoring chases where as the great Sangakara is the best in high scoring chases."

15.6
1
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

another one that doesn't turn, loads of flight on it as Mahela turns it into the on side

15.5
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

that's the straighter one, lobbed up on off stump but Mahela's picked it and blocks

15.4
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

inches forward and waits for the ball to dip on him before turning it towards midwicket

15.3
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

tossed up on off stump, carefully defended

15.2
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

good length ball, tapped away to square leg

15.2
1w
Ajmal to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 wide

flighted on middle and leg and turned further

Best performances - batters
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan SL
50 runs (55)
9 fours
0 six
Control65%
Productive shot
cut shot
21 runs
5 fours
0 six
1215982211
Fawad Alam portrait
Fawad Alam PAK
38 runs (73)
3 fours
0 six
Control83%
Productive shot
cut shot
12 runs
2 fours
0 six
112457414
Best performances - bowlers
Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera SL
O
8
M
1
R
34
W
4
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Dhammika Prasad portrait
KTGD Prasad SL
O
6
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
4.16
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Sri Lanka
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera
Player Of The Series
Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3519
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days30 August 2014 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
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Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
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