and he goes first ball, playing all over a full and straight delivery that crashes into middle stump as Sri Lanka go down by 98 runs
Pakistan trounce Sri Lanka to take an unassailable 2-0 lead and with it the series here in Abu Dhabi. Shoaib Malik will be a happy man, as will tons of fans back home. A depleted Sri Lanka looked undercooked in both games, and they'll hope to bounce back in the final game on May 22. Do join Sriram Veera then as he brings you the live commentary.
I apologize for the screw-up here at the end. We had some technical difficulties and thus were unable to bring you the proper ball-by-ball details during the last couple overs. For now, its good night and good luck from me, Jamie Alter, and I hope you enjoyed the coverage. Cheers!
In lopes Perera
he too falls, pulling Gul straight to Hameed at midwicket, and this match is almost over
and he's gone, looping up a well disguised slow, full delivery straight to Butt at cover
naah, not if they keep getting dot balls like that, as Maharoof fails to put one way outside off stump
Okay, so its 109 from nine overs at 9.08. What're the odds? Guess who's back? Sami's back...
fullish outside off stump, but Maharoof can only drive into the covers for one...well then again, thats what he probably wants, to keep strike ahead of Bandara
back of a length but on leg stump, allowing him to turn it to fine leg for one
now its a slower ball, full outside off stump, thats beats him
back of a length outside off stump, Bandara pushes straight to cover
he oversteps, its on the pads and rolls away towards short fine leg
this one lifts off a short length outside off stump, beating Bandara, who flashes and misses
full on off stump, driven to midwicket
make it three in a row! Gul's problems continue, as he bowls one fuller on middle and leg stump, and sees it smacked wide of long-on for another boundary
okay, he says, I can try and do this, pulling another short delivery and looking on as the inside-edge races away to fine leg for four more