1st T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), December 11, 2013, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
(19.1/20 ov, T:146) 146/7

Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
39* (20) & 1/20
Sri Lanka Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
c Ahmed Shehzad b Sohail Tanvir7891087.50
lbw b Saeed Ajmal1516300193.75
lbw b Shahid Afridi22223630100.00
c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal2122301095.45
c Sharjeel Khan b Sohail Tanvir50344351147.05
not out 23162911143.75
not out 22200100.00
Extras(w 5)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.25)145/5
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 1.6 ov), 2-41 (Kusal Perera, 5.6 ov), 3-59 (Dinesh Chandimal, 9.1 ov), 4-84 (Kumar Sangakkara, 13.4 ov), 5-142 (Angelo Mathews, 19.2 ov)
1.6 to TM Dilshan, once again Tanvir offers width and this time Dilshan is unlucky as he cuts this one uppishly to point, with the fielder moving quickly to his right to hold on to the catch. First wicket down and a big one as Dilshan can potentially be a dangerous commodity at the top. 9/1
19.2 to AD Mathews, Mathews looks for a huge six over midwicket, but this one just stays inside for Sharjeel Khan, stationed at deep midwicket, to hold on to the steepler. 142/5
5.6 to MDKJ Perera, plays all around this one that turns in to Kusal as Ajmal gets him stranded on the front foot, with Ajmal shouting a loud appeal, which the umpire confirms soon after. 41/2
13.4 to KC Sangakkara, and Sangakkara throws away his wicket to give Ajmal 400 international wickets. Looking to up the ante in these later overs, Sangakkara dances down to loft Ajmal, with the intention of going over extra-cover, but instead hits it directly to short cover, who holds the catch. 84/4
9.1 to LD Chandimal, traps him in front on the first ball as Chandimal plays inside the line, with the ball rapping the front pad. This one drifted just a bit to lull Chandimal into a false sense of security as he looked to defend. 59/3
Pakistan  (T: 146 runs from 20 ovs)
c Dilshan b NLTC Perera34314930109.67
c Thirimanne b Senanayake49120044.44
lbw b Mendis32274121118.51
run out (Mendis)53910166.66
lbw b Malinga1392911144.44
c Chandimal b Malinga89121088.88
not out 39203023195.00
c NLTC Perera b Malinga1081510125.00
not out 00300-
Extras(nb 1)1
TOTAL19.1 Ov (RR: 7.61)146/7
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.2 ov), 2-69 (Sharjeel Khan, 10.3 ov), 3-76 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.3 ov), 4-76 (Umar Akmal, 11.4 ov), 5-96 (Umar Amin, 14.1 ov), 6-117 (Sohaib Maqsood, 16.1 ov), 7-139 (Bilawal Bhatti, 18.5 ov)
14.1 to Umar Amin, Rameez Raja waxing lyrical about Amin and what does the southpaw do? He only goes ahead and lofts this straight into the hands of Chandimal, at silly mid-off, who takes a good low catch. Pakistan are slowly slipping here, even though the equation is still very much in their favour. 96/5
16.1 to Sohaib Maqsood, Malinga adds another twist to the tail as he delivers a slower yorker bang on middle which Maqsood is late on, with the umpire raising the finger. They check for the no-ball, but he was fine. 117/6
18.5 to Bilawal Bhatti, Bhatti clears the front leg, looking to belt this out of Dubai Sports City, but instead succeeds in hitting this one straight up in the air. Thisara calls for the catch, even though Sanga is close with the gloves, and manages to hold on to the skier, with a nice roll to finish it off. 139/7
2.2 to Ahmed Shehzad, tosses this one outside off as Shehzad takes the bait with a lofted drive through the cover region, but Thirimanne, stationed at short cover, makes a goalkeeper-like reflex catch to his left, and is able to hold on to the chance after hitting the ground. What a stunner from Thirimanne, and with that Sri Lanka have their first wicket. 12/1
11.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, Mendis fires a quicker one on middle as Hafeez gets down on one knee to sweep this through the leg side. Mendis like this straight away as soon as the ball thuds into the front pad, with the umpire taking a bit of time before confirming the decision. 76/3
10.3 to Sharjeel Khan, Sharjeel looking to stand and deliver again as he clubs this one straight into the air. This goes quite high up as Dilshan steadies himself at long-on, and after failing on the first take, is able to roll and clutch on to the rebound before it hits the ground with his right arm. Excellent recovery after it looked like he may spill it. 69/2
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 4
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (AD Mathews 31, HDRL Thirimanne 22, Ex 1)
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 33 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 145/5 in 20.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 23, NLTC Perera 2)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Sharjeel Khan 26, Mohammad Hafeez 27, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 14.5 overs (90 balls), Extras 1
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 350
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days11 December 2013 - night (20-over match)
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