1st ODI, Dambulla, July 11, 2015, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
(45.2/50 ov, T:256) 259/4

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
103 (95) & 4/41
Sri Lanka Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Kusal Perera c Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Hafeez2635414074.28
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Mohammad Hafeez38651222058.46
Lahiru Thirimanne c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Anwar Ali23233521100.00
Upul Tharanga st †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez2027292074.07
Angelo Mathews (c)c Babar Azam b Yasir Shah3854735070.37
Dinesh Chandimal not out 6568975195.58
Thisara Perera c Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Hafeez1350033.33
Milinda Siriwardana c Mohammad Rizwan b Rahat Ali22212121104.76
Seekkuge Prasanna c Mohammad Hafeez b Rahat Ali012000.00
Lasith Malinga not out 44300100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 1, w 6)18
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.10, 224 Mts)255/8
Did not bat: Suranga Lakmal 
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Kusal Perera, 8.3 ov), 2-82 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 16.3 ov), 3-111 (Upul Tharanga, 23.4 ov), 4-118 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 26.1 ov), 5-200 (Angelo Mathews, 41.5 ov), 6-204 (Thisara Perera, 42.6 ov), 7-244 (Milinda Siriwardana, 48.2 ov), 8-245 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 48.5 ov)
Mohammad Irfan1004104.10372111
Rahat Ali804425.50276010
48.2 to TAM Siriwardana, Rizwan, you little beauty! He is so good to watch in the field. Kisses the ball before tossing it away. Another skier, but this time the fielder has less distance to cover. I think he was in the covers, raced in and called for it. Anyway the only other man who could have caught it was Rahat, who you don't want under a tough catch. Rizwan has his eyes all the way on it, dives and holds on this time. 244/7
48.5 to S Prasanna, ah, he's slapped it away to extra cover. Simple dismissal. Enough room for him to swat it away, as he was trying to do. But the placement eludes him. 245/8
Anwar Ali703815.42194000
16.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, he's been sucked into the drive and the edge is safely taken. Anwar claps in glee and then morphs into an airplane. Hands spread out, mouth wide open in a yell. Good ball, better celebrations. Good length ball skirting outside off, Thirimanne is tempted into a loose shot. Looked so good only for a soft dismissal. Pakistan are ringing in the changes, and they're working. 82/2
Mohammad Hafeez1014144.10363110
8.3 to MDKJ Perera, Hafeez gets another left-hand batsman. Kusal left contemplating another start not converted. Pushed through outside off, non-turning ball. Kusal looks to push, or perhaps punch it through the covers. All he manages a thick edge to first slip. Sharp take from Rizwan just below chest height. Kusal did not move his feet and pays the price. 44/1
23.4 to WU Tharanga, too good. He is just too good against the left-handers. Angles the good length ball in to force a shot. Tharanga flails at it after lunging outside his crease. The turn is too much, the outside edge is comprehensively beaten. Sarfraz takes care of the rest. Beaten in flight.. 111/3
26.1 to TM Dilshan, plays back to one that he should have been forward to. That's a timely strike for Pakistan and it's from their best bowler on show so far. Beautiful control from Hafeez. Doesn't quite loop this one up, which was why Dilshan jumps back in his crease to cut. Suddenly realises the shot is nowhere near on. Tries to protect his off stump. Fails. 118/4
42.6 to NLTC Perera, ends his spell with a wicket. And that's his best figures in ODIs. Might need to get a gift for Rizwan for this. Beautiful low catch by him at first slip. Especially seeing as the batsman was backing away for a cut. So even if it was an edge, it would have come to him quite quickly. Nice, tight bowling from Hafeez. Good length on middle from around the wicket. Thisara was looking to slice it to third man and get off strike. But the ball went a bit too fine. 204/6
Yasir Shah1004614.60334100
41.5 to AD Mathews, is that a top edge? Yep. Looks for the big hit against the turn and is beaten in the flight. Mathews can't quite get as close to the ball as he wanted to with the slog sweep. That means the ball is able to spin just enough that he has to drag it away from outside off into the leg side. Azam at long-on is safe as houses. 200/5
Shoaib Malik503406.8083030
Pakistan  (T: 256 runs from 50 ovs)
Azhar Ali (c)c †Chandimal b Mathews2129403072.41
Ahmed Shehzad c †Chandimal b Lakmal2939614074.35
Mohammad Hafeez c & b NLTC Perera10395115104108.42
Babar Azam lbw b Dilshan2530483083.33
Shoaib Malik not out 55458242122.22
Mohammad Rizwan not out 2034362058.82
Extras(lb 1, w 5)6
TOTAL45.2 Ov (RR: 5.71, 193 Mts)259/4
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Azhar Ali, 9.2 ov), 2-65 (Ahmed Shehzad, 14.1 ov), 3-123 (Babar Azam, 25.2 ov), 4-198 (Mohammad Hafeez, 35.5 ov)
Lasith Malinga805607.00258050
Suranga Lakmal512114.20214000
14.1 to Ahmed Shehzad, he's fished outside off and has been caught! Sri Lanka created the pressure. They stopped the singles. They got a few balls to bounce alarmingly. Shehzad weathered through all of them and will be filthy with himself at being sucked into playing so far away from his body. Didn't move across, flashed at it and feathers a simple edge to the keeper. 65/2
Thisara Perera803214.00293000
35.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, pops up a return catch! Jumps down the track for no good reason, Thisara bowls it short and quick on middle. Cramps the batsman up. Goes for a panicked pull, gets it on the splice and gives a simple catch to Thisara. But he's done his work. Gets a hug from his captain, a pat on the back from his coach. Good innings. 198/4
Angelo Mathews502214.40183000
9.2 to Azhar Ali, done him in! Chandimal and Mathews combine to bring Sri Lanka back again. It was wide, it was tempting Azhar to go for the booming drive through cover. In all honesty, the shot was on. But on a pitch where the bounce isn't true, there's always a risk involved with driving on the up. Azhar gets an under edge and Chandimal takes an absolute stunner. Stayed low, moved to his right along with the ball and snapped it up. 47/1
Seekkuge Prasanna907208.00216400
Tillakaratne Dilshan8.204515.40211200
25.2 to Babar Azam, caught in front! Azam was walking off, but he is called back by his partner. Has a little chat with Hafeez and then makes the decision himself that he doesn't want to review. Azam goes for the sweep, but hasn't put that front leg too far across. Misses the ball hitting across the line and is struck in line with off stump, I think. 123/3
Milinda Siriwardana201005.0061000
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TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Hafeez
Series resultPakistan led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3664
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 days11 July 2015 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Milinda Siriwardana
Milinda Siriwardana
Ian Gould
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (63 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 81/1 in 16.0 overs (TM Dilshan 25, HDRL Thirimanne 23)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (125 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 135/4 in 31.0 overs (AD Mathews 9, LD Chandimal 10)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (209 balls), Extras 9
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (AD Mathews 23, LD Chandimal 21, Ex 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 41.4 overs (251 balls), Extras 14
  • LD Chandimal: 50 off 56 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 49.2 overs (297 balls), Extras 17
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 255/8 in 50.0 overs (LD Chandimal 65, SL Malinga 4)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 74/2 in 16.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 22, Babar Azam 1)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 2
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 24, Babar Azam 24, Ex 2)
  • Mohammad Hafeez: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 29.1 overs (175 balls), Extras 2
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 40, Shoaib Malik 10, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 185/3 in 34.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 95, Shoaib Malik 12)
  • Mohammad Hafeez: 100 off 93 balls (10 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 36.4 overs (220 balls), Extras 6
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (Shoaib Malik 32, Mohammad Rizwan 18, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 43.3 overs (261 balls), Extras 6
  • Shoaib Malik: 50 off 45 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)