it's done rather easily, Chanidmal clips the ball off his hips to fine leg and seals it with a single
Time for the presentation:
Azhar Ali: We had a decent total on the board but the first 10 overs were crucial. The way Perera batted it was tough to come back but I'm proud of my team for fighting back. When we took five wickets we needed to take another one but could not, that's what changed things. We were looking for wickets but unfortunately it didn't pay over. Rizwan made the difference in the end in our innings, he played exceptional shots. The young guys are working very hard on their fielding, it's a very good sign for us. Yasir is fine.
Man of the Match Kusal Perera: We had to win this game after losing this first one so we played well. We didn't want to think about too many things, we took some calculated risks in the first 10 overs. I had to do that because the target was a bit stiff. I try to do my best.
Angelo Mathews: Both teams made a real game out of it, Kusal and Dilshan gave a really good start and they bowled very well to come back. But I thought Chandimal was brilliant, the way he pulled it through with the others. Our terrible display of fielding was embarrassing, to be honest, and we tried to put it behind us when we batted. The run out was just a misunderstanding, it happens so it's all good. Sachithra had an outstanding game with the bat and ball.
That's all we have folks, from the second ODI. The series is level 1-1 and do join us for the third ODI and the other ongoing matches. Until then, goodbye and good luck!
11.08pm A bit topsy-turvy in the middle and towards the end, otherwise SL looked pretty comfortable throughout the chase after Kusal's record fifty - that was 50 off 17. They were cruising at one point before Mathews' run out and Rahat Ali brought Pakistan back. Chandimal then made sure he was there till the end to hit the wining runs after some useful contributions from Siriwardana and debutant Pathirana under pressure. Series level 1-1 and we'll bring the presentation soon.
Waqas: "Poor captaincy by Azhar ali.. Rahat ali was given more overs though he was expensive.. and the bowler with the best economy and who sustained pressured was given only 6 overs... Anwar ali has improved also.. He should have given more overs. :("
Hassan: "poor captaincy cost Pakistan match"
Omair Siddiqui: "Fantastic match and fantastic to see both teams fighting it down to the wire. The game changed pace dramatically after Perera's dismissal."
Scores level with Chandimal on strike
fuller on the stumps and Malinga flicks it away, past midwicket and mid-on, they want two, Yasir slides after running from mid-on and twists his ankle while getting up from the slide, unable to throw the ball back
straight on the stumps again, Malinga doesn't move much and defends on the leg side
Babar comes at short leg under the helmet
slow and full offcutter on the stumps, Malinga defends carefully on the leg side
Anwar runs in, goes through the action but doesn't bowl this time. Then smiles as the crowd cheers
swings and misses! It was well outside off, Malinga threw in his bat horizontally and nearly got an outside edge
straight ball on the off stump, he blocks it back
Malinga walks out, SL need three runs, Pakistan need two wickets. A slip for him
he's given a catch on the off side! He looked to turn the ball to leg but closed his bat too early and a thick edge ballooned towards point, Shoaib went to his right from cover point and put in a dive to put his fingers under that one
Time for Anwar Ali to run in, a slip in place
not too far outside off, he guides it wide of third man and they run very quickly to come back for the second
shahzad: "This is a game Pakistan should have easily won, even after the onslaught by Kusal!"
pushes the ball to point and calls for a quick signle
bouncer on the off side, he ducks under it and it's called a wide
fullish on the stumps, clipped to square leg
Chandimal gesturing with his right hand to Thisara, maybe saying the ball is cutting off the pitch
on length outside off again, runs this down to third man for one
stays back this time and guides the back of length ball to point
inside edge onto the pad after a forward lean on the off side
Just eight more to go, Rahat runs in
turning in from outside off, he cuts off the back foot for one more
length delivery outside off, he goes back and turns it to leg for one
short and wide outside off, crashed off the back foot and Hafeez does very well with his slide to the right from deep point to save three
Mudassar: "SL take the match but give us at least one more wicket to feel that it was a close match."
goes back and steers the ball against the spin to leg for one
some turning towards the off stump, he goes back and cuts it to deep point
fullish on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler
13 to go, can Pakistan fight back? Here's Shoaib again