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RESULT
1st T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), July 30, 2015, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, T:176) 146/7

Pakistan won by 29 runs

Player Of The Match
3/29
sohail-tanvir
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Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 175/5(20 overs)
Sri Lanka 146/7(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs
SL: 146/7CRR: 7.30 
Chamara Kapugedera31 (16)
Binura Fernando8 (12)
Imad Wasim 3-0-21-1
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-29-3

That's all we have for you tonight. Thanks for your company

"Really happy for the newcomers," says Lasith Malinga. "Especially Milinda, Kapu. We didn't get off to good start, three overs, three wickets down. Bowling was not too good. I have to bowl much better in these games."

"Credit goes to boy," says Shahid Afridi. "A great team effort. Partnerships. Shehzad outstanding knock. Shoaib Malik took responsibility as a senior player. Umar Akmal great. Team management is doing a great job, and the boys are showing it works. They know how important fielding is in today's game. I want to see a strong bench, and good to see everyone is capable of winning a game for Pakistan."

"Everything worked well for me," says Sohail Tanvir, the Man of the Match. "It swung for me in the first spell. Then slower balls, yorkers. I have been bowling well ion the CPL. Got the wickets when we needed it. Thanks to Shahid Afridi the way he supported me. Also thanks to Waqar and Mushy. I think I proved my selection right. We played well in all three departments, you couldn't have asked for more."

10.26pm So a comprehensive win for Pakistan ensures they will come back from a full tour of Sri Lanka without losing any of the three series. It was an even game until Pakistan got stuck into the first-change Lasith Malinga, and then ran away with the game with the bat. Shehzad, Malik and Akmal scored 46s, Malinga conceded 46, and Pakistan reached 175, a score that Afridi looked at with desire at the toss. Inexperienced batting, incisive bowling, and this was a one-sided defence of the total, except for a little while Siriwardana and Kapugedera caused them a minor threat. In the end, though, the fielding and bowling was too good, making this Pakistan's 24th successful defence of a total more than 150, out of 26. Presentation coming up soon

19.6
2
Imad Wasim to Kapugedera, 2 runs

this is a wide down the leg side but Kapu gets a touch on it for a couple of runs fine of short fine leg

19.5
1
Imad Wasim to Fernando, 1 run

tosses this up to tease him, gets the top edge on the big heave, but it doesn't carry to the man deep on the leg side

19.4
Imad Wasim to Fernando, no run

fires in a low full toss. Defended back to him

19.3
Imad Wasim to Fernando, no run

another dart into the pads. Dot again. Ending this rapidly, is Wasim

19.2
Imad Wasim to Fernando, no run

fired in outside off, and beats him on the late cut

19.1
Imad Wasim to Fernando, no run

fired in by Wasim. The dot as this played back to him means sixes off all the balls won't do it

Last over coming up

end of over 1914 runs
SL: 143/7CRR: 7.52 RRR: 33.00
Chamara Kapugedera29 (15)
Binura Fernando7 (7)
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-29-3
Mohammad Irfan 4-0-25-0
18.6
6
Tanvir to Kapugedera, SIX runs

oh that's a beautiful hit. Tanvir bowls length again, angling in. Kapu stays in the crease, opens up the off side, and chips this over extra cover for a handsome six. Just an extension of the arms, really

18.5
1
Tanvir to Fernando, 1 run

full toss, hits the splice, goes for a single to point

18.4
4
Tanvir to Fernando, FOUR runs

lovely shot. Tanvir bowls length, angling in towards off, and he chips it wide of long-off for four. Maybe it's time they reverted to bowling short to Fernando

18.3
2
Tanvir to Fernando, 2 runs

finally he hits a ball and gets off the mark. The slower ball is a low fullie, and he manages to place it wide of long-on

18.2
Tanvir to Fernando, no run

short of a length, angles in, beats the inside edge as Fernando looks to open the face. Yet to put bat on ball

18.1
1
Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 run

wide length ball, he has sliced it, but it falls short of deep point

Tanvir to bowl out now. Has taken a wicket in every over he has bowled

end of over 181 run
SL: 129/7CRR: 7.16 RRR: 23.50
Binura Fernando0 (3)
Chamara Kapugedera22 (13)
Mohammad Irfan 4-0-25-0
Anwar Ali 4-0-27-2
17.6
Irfan to Fernando, no run

and he bowls short again, and Fernando is beaten outside off again

The crowd is pouring out now

17.5
Irfan to Fernando, no run

and he angles one in just short of a length. Fernando backs away and looks to hit it square on the off side. Beaten

17.4
Irfan to Fernando, no run

heavy ball. Short of a length, at off, Fernando opens the face, and is beaten as the ball holds its line

More than three per ball required now. Giant to giant. Irfan to Fernando

17.3
1
Irfan to Kapugedera, 1 run

another full toss, this time he chooses to take the single. To long-on

17.2
Irfan to Kapugedera, no run

full toss, thigh high, gets too big on him, gets only a single to extra cover. Oh that too he turns down

17.1
Irfan to Kapugedera, no run

length ball wide outside off. Kapu doesn't move his feet, and misses out on a gift. Just swings inside its line

Sixteen per over required now, with three to go. Any over with just one boundary is a good one for Pakistan now

Irfan comes back. Round the wicket to Kapu

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 128/7CRR: 7.52 RRR: 16.00
Chamara Kapugedera21 (10)
Binura Fernando0 (0)
Anwar Ali 4-0-27-2
Sohail Tanvir 3-0-15-3
16.6
1
Anwar Ali to Kapugedera, 1 run

slower short ball, dragged from outside off for a single to long-on

16.5
6
Anwar Ali to Kapugedera, SIX runs

the first really bad ball of the over. On a length, regulation pace and into the pads. Kapu stands strong, and plays the pick-up over square leg for a six

Usama: "Credit should go very much to Malik, he literally dragged Shahzad and Umar to convert 1s into 2s, although Shahzad had a scratchy innings, he has respectable strike rate."

Best performances - batters
Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal PAK
46 runs (24)
3 fours3 sixes
Control
81%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
0 four1 six
00121011193
Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik PAK
46 runs (31)
4 fours0 six
Control
81%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
1 four0 six
501045778
Best performances - bowlers
Sohail Tanvir
Sohail Tanvir PAK
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Anwar Ali
Anwar Ali PAK
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Sohail Tanvir
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 448
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45
Match days30 July 2015 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Binura Fernando
Binura Fernando
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dhananjaya de Silva
Jeffrey Vandersay
Jeffrey Vandersay
Milinda Siriwardana
Milinda Siriwardana
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Deepal Gunawardene
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
Sri Lanka Innings
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