Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Over 19.2 Pak 187/10 (U Khan 2)
Ajmal goes out lbw, Kulasekara gets the wicket. Pakistan lose by 24 runs. A brilliant performance from Sri Lanka in all departments.
Over 19 Pak 185/9 (Ajmal 20, U Khan 1)
A yorker outside off from Malinga and the umpire calls it a wide. WICKET! Tanvir falls after putting up a good fight, Prasanna takes the catch and Malinga strikes. Tanvir gone for 41, Pakistan need 27 from 6 balls and 1 wicket in hand.
Over 18 Pak 183/8 (Ajmal 20, Tanvir 41)
Three overs to go, Perera starts is third. A single and then a brace making it three runs from the first three balls. Pakistan need a few boundaries to really make this count. A single to mid on. Ajmal pulls it over deep midwicket for a six. A couple of runs to end the over, Pakistan need 29 runs from 12 balls to win this T20.
Over 17 Pak 171/8 (Ajmal 11, Tanvir 38)
Malinga to start his third over today, his figures are 2 overs for 8 runs so far. Tanvir drives it through extra cover for four, and then another boundary. Tanvir is putting up a fight here, pushes it through deep midwicket for another boundary. A single brings Ajmal on strike against Malinga. A couple of runs to fine leg, Ajmal pushes it for a brace. No ball from Malinga and Tanvir gets a single to deep midwicket, free hit coming up. Another no ball, four from the free hit, expensive over from Malinga. Pakistan need 41 from 18 balls.
Over 16 Pak 151/8 (Ajmal 7, Tanvir 24)
Kulasekara brought back to bowl his remaining two overs. Tanvir picks up a single to fine leg from the first ball. Sri Lanka hunting for two wickets to seal a victory. Three singles from the first three balls. Five singles from the over, good over from Kulasekara.
Over 15 Pak 146/8 (Ajmal 5, Tanvir 21)
Tanvir takes a single to start the over, Ajmal gets a leg bye and then Tanvir hits a six over deep square leg. A couple of singles after the six, Senanayake has bowled well to get his three wickets today. Eleven runs from his final over, Pakistan need 66 from 30 balls.
Over 14 Pak 135/8 (Ajmal 4, Tanvir 12)
Perera comes back to bowl. WICKET! Perera strikes, Sanga pulls off a one-handed blinder of a catch. Afridi goes out after a wild swipe, Pakistan 121 for 8. Ajmal is the new batsman, Tanvir flicks it to fine leg for four. Wide, Perera strays down leg. Four, Tanvir places it perfectly through midwicket for four. Ajmal works it to backward square leg for four. After 14 overs, Pakistan 135 for 8, needing 77 runs to win.
Over 13 Pak 121/7 (Afridi 28, Tanvir 4)
Malinga brought back into the attack, he has three overs left. A single to Afridi to long off to start the over. Another single, Tanvir brings Afridi back on strike. A couple more singles, end of the 13th over, Pakistan 121 for 7.
Over 12 Pak 116/7 (Afridi 25, Tanvir 2)
Five wides, the ball slips out of his hands as Prasanna bowls a wide that goes for four. Six, Afridi clears the boundary at long on for a much needed six, Pakistan need 110 from 53 balls to win. Another wide from Prasanna. Six, another one from Afridi, this time he goes inside out over extra cover. Four, Afridi hits it square of the wicket for four, too short and outside off and Afridi punishes it. A single through extra cover for Afridi, Tanvir to face the last two balls. Tanvir takes a single to bring Afridi on strike. A single to end an expensive over from Prasanna.
Over 11 Pak 96/7 (Afridi 7, Tanvir 1)
Senanayake comes back into the attack after the double strike from Prasanna. WICKET! Another catch by Chandimal, Amin is out for another duck. Bhatti walks out to bat. WICKET! Senanayake strikes again, Bhatti goes for a golden duck, stumped and two wickets in two balls for the spinner. Four, Afridi hits a four through deep sweeper cover. Pakistan 91 for 7.
Over 10 Pak 84/5 (Afridi 0, Amin 0)
Prasanna into his second over, Khan hits a six over long on. Another six, Khan putting Pakistan in a good position, hitting it over deep midwicket. He reaches his 50 with that six. WICKET! Prasanna has the last laugh, Khan is bowled for 50, Pakistan 83 for 4. Afridi comes out to bat and takes a single. WICKET! Another one, Prasanna having a dream debut. Umar Akmal is bowled for a duck. Umar Amin is the new batsman. Pakistan reduced to 84 for 5 after 10 overs.
Over 9 Pak 71/3 (S Khan 38, U Akmal 0)
Thisara Perera introduced into the attack. A couple of singles and then Perera strike. WICKET! Maqsood caught by Chandimal, a well judged catch in the end. Four, Khan keeps going after Maqsood falls with a four through backward square leg. Four, another boundary through backward square leg, Khan pushes it in the same area for the same result. Pakistan need 141 runs from 66 balls.
Over 8 Pak 60/2 (S Khan 28, Maqsood 14)
Maqsood, four, tossed up delivery and Maqsood skips down the track and hits it straight down the ground for four. A single to Maqsood to deep midwicket. A couple of runs to end the over to backward square leg.
Over 7 Pak 53/2 (S Khan 26, Maqsood 9)
Maqsood starts the over with a boundary, a couple of singles and then Khan ends the over with a six over long on. Pakistan 53 for 2 after 7 overs.
Over 6 Pak 40/2 (S Khan 19, Maqsood 3)
Angelo Mathews brought into the attack to replace Kulasekara. A dot ball and then a couple of singles to start the over. Four, first boundary in three overs, Khan smashes it away square of the wicket for four. Another boundary, another four square of the wicket. Ten runs from the over, Pakistan 40 for 2 after 6 overs.
Over 5 Pak 30/2 (S Khan 10, Maqsood 2)
Senanayake continues into his second over. Maqsood is the new man in, he gets off the mark with a couple of runs to sweeper cover. Good over from Senanayake, three runs from it.
Over 4 Pak 27/2 (S Khan 9, Maqsood 0)
Hafeez drives it to long off for four, first ball of the over goes for a boundary. A couple of runs to long on as Hafeez goes for the drive again. WICKET! Six runs from the over, but Kulasekara strikes, Hafeez tries to run it down to third man only to edge it to Sanga. Pakistan lose their second wicket for 27 runs after 4 overs.
Over 3 Pak 21/1 (S Khan 9, Hafeez 1)
Senanayake brought into the attack to replace Malinga who bowled just one over. Third umpire called for a stumping, but Shehzad is safe. Shehzad drives it through the off side to sweeper cover for four. WICKET! The bowling change brings a wicket. Shehzad caught by a substitute fielder, soft dismissal, Shehzad sweeps it to square leg. Hafeez gets off the mark with a single through midwicket. A couple of runs to end the over.
Over 2 Pak 14/0 (S Khan 7, Shehzad 4)
Kulasekara starts the innings from the other end for Sri Lanka. A single to Shehzad and then Kulasekara bowls a wide outside off. Three runs, Khan gets off the mark with a push to deep midwicket and Thirimanne does well on the boundary to stop the four. Four, Khan ends the over with a four to long off. Pakistan 14 for no loss after 2 overs.
Over 1 Pak 4/0 (S Khan 0, Shehzad 2)
Malinga starts with a no ball, the overstepping will result in a free hit. Sharjeel Khan on strike for the free hit, no run as he digs out an inswinging yorker. Leg bye to Khan, another full and swinging delivery from Malinga. Four runs from the first over, Pakistan begin watchfully.
Over 20 SL 211/3 (Perera 84, Sangakkara 44)
Final over of the innings and Tanvir will bowl it. Six, Sri Lanka become the first team to score 200 against Pakistan in a T20. Sangakkara lifts the slower ball high over long off for a six. Four, Sanga shuffles and laps it over the fine leg boundary. Ten runs from the first two balls. A single, Sanga flashes at it and gets it to third man for a single. Another single, Perera chops it towards point. The third umpire is called for, Perera the man in question and he is out. WICKET! Perera run out from the last ball, he goes on 84. Sri Lanka reach 211 for 3 after their 20 overs.
Over 19 SL 198/2 (Perera 83, Sangakkara 32)
Usman Khan to bowl his last over, Perera starts the over with a couple of runs over mid off. A single to Perera, brings up the 50 run partnership between these two. A couple of singles, Sangakkara digs out a yorker for a single to point. Perera strikes, a six to fine leg, Perera gets underneath it and clips it over fine leg. Six, straight down the ground, Usman Khan's nightmare continues, a couple of runs to end the over, 18 runs from it.
Over 18 SL 180/2 (Perera 66, Sangakkara 31)
A couple of runs to start the over, a single and then two braces. Tanvir into his third over, he has bowled well under pressure today. A couple of runs to end the over, Sri Lanka going at 10 runs per over after 18 overs.
Over 17 SL 171/2 (Perera 63, Sangakkara 25)
Usman Khan, 2 overs for 28 runs so far, comes back into the attack. Four, Perera gets a thick edge to third man for four. A single and then Sangakkara gets a boundary to fine leg. Sri Lanka in a commanding position at 171 for 2.
Over 16 SL 160/2 (Perera 58, Sangakkara 20)
Ajmal starts his final over, Perera gets a single to start the over. A couple of runs to long on, Sangakkara 13 from 6 balls so far. Sangakkara pushes it through midwicket for a single. A couple of singles and then Sangakkara hits a handsome six straight down the ground. SL 160 for 2 after 16 overs.
Over 15 SL 149/2 (Perera 56, Sangakkara 11)
A couple of runs to start the over, Bhatti brought back in to the attack after an expensive first over. A classy shot from Sangakkara, through midwicket for four. Wide, Bhatti bangs it in short and it goes over Sangakkara's head, called wide for height. No ball, a high full toss Sangakkara helps it over the keeper for four. A couple of runs and then a single to end the over. SL 149 for 2 after 15 overs.
Over 14 SL 133/2 (Perera 53, Sangakkara 0)
A single to start Ajmal's third over, Perera drives it to long on. Three singles from the first three balls, and then Ajmal bowls a wide. Four to third man, Prasanna guides it to the third man boundary. Another wide, Ajmal drifts down leg and umpire calls it another wide. WICKET! Ajmla strikes again, Prasanna's short burst comes to an end with a top edge from a slog sweep. Prasanna caught by Usman Khan for 21 from 8 balls. Sangakkara walks out to bat.
Over 13 SL 124/1 (Perera 51, Prasanna 16)
The debutant, Seekkuge Prasanna, comes in to bat. He starts off with a boundary, quicker ball from Hafeez, swept for four. Wide and four, Hafeez strays down the leg side, no chance for the keeper. Another wide, Akmal can't collect it cleanly and that's two runs. Six, Prasanna slog sweeps Hafeez for a six. Another six, Prasanna clear long on for another six, moves on to 16 in 5 balls. Sri Lanka 124 for 1.
Over 12 SL 100/1 (Perera 50)
Ajmal brought back after just one over earlier. A loud shout for lbw, but the umpire gives it not out, Dilshan survives. A single to Dilshan, Ajmal tosses it up and Dilshan pushes it to point. Perera gets the single, gets to his fifty. WICKET! Dilshan caught by Umar Amin, Ajmal gets the wicket, Dilshan goes for 48.
Over 11 SL 98/0 (Perera 49, Dilshan 47)
A single to start the over, Perera pulls it to deep midwicket for a single. A single to backward square leg. A couple of runs, Perera drives it to the wide of long on and runs hard. Perera takes a single and then Dilshan takes two to fine leg. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 98 for no loss after 11 overs.
Over 10 SL 90/0 (Perera 45, Dilshan 43)
A couple of singles to start the over, and then Perera gets a four through deep backward point. Perera gets another boundary, Afridi pushed through deep square leg for four. Six, Perera pulls it for a six through midwicket. A single to end the over, a good one for Sri Lanka, 90 for no loss after 10 overs.
Over 9 SL 73/0 (Perera 29, Dilshan 42)
Hafeez continues, Dilshan drives it towards long on for a single. Perera edges it to third man for a single. Another single, Dilshan flicks it through midwicket and rotates strike. Another push through midwicket, Perera gets a couple of runs. Four to end the over, Dilshan dispatches the full toss for four.
Over 8 SL 63/0 (Perera 25, Dilshan 36)
Afridi comes into the attack, spinners from both ends and a change in the bowling for Pakistan. Three singles from three balls, and then a dot ball, the scoring has slowed down for the last three overs. Dilshan corrects that with a boundary, a four through fine leg, a lucky boundary but a boundary nonetheless. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 63 for no loss.
Over 7 SL 55/0 (Perera 23, Dilshan 30)
Hafeez comes into the attack, Perera takes a single and then Dilshan takes a single. A single square of the wicket for Perera. Three singles from the over, good recovery from the Pakistani spinners.
Over 6 SL 52/0 (Perera 21, Dilshan 29)
Saeed Ajmal brought into the attack, to gain some control for Pakistan. Perera takes a single to bring Dilshan on strike. Another single, Dilshan pushes the ball through midwicket. Three singles from the over, good one from Ajmal. Sri Lanka 52 after 6 overs.
Over 5 SL 49/0 (Perera 19, Dilshan 28)
Bilawal Bhatti replaces the expensive Usman Khan. Dilshan attacks the new bowler, a four from the first ball. A delayed scoop shot from Dilshan, Bhatti spots it early but still can't stop the boundary. Another boundary, this time a more conventional shot square of the wicket for four. Four more, Dilshan cuts it behind point and beats the man at third man, great shot. Bhatti being punished again, another four, Dilshan rocks back and pulls the slower ball for four through midwicket.
Over 4 SL 33/0 (Perera 19, Dilshan 12)
Perera takes a single through square leg, Tanvir starts his second over. Dilshan rotates strike by running the ball down to third man. Perera hits a boundary from the last ball, four through sweeper cover to make it six runs from the over.
Over 2 SL 16/0 (Perera 13, Dilshan 2)
Tanvir to bowl the second over, Dilshan takes a single from the first ball to give the strike to Perera. Three dots and Perera takes a single to midwicket. Another single to end the over, three runs from it.
Over 1 SL 13/0 (Perera 12, Dilshan 0)
Perera starts the innings with a six, all the way, square of the wicket six. Four, Perera hits it over point for four. Under pressure, Usman Khan bowls a wide. A run out chance, Perera the man in question and he is safe. A couple of runs to end the over, SL 13 for no loss after the first over.
Pakistan have won the toss and will bowl first. Pakistan are unchanged and Sri Lanka replaced Mendis with debutant Seekkuge Prasanna.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the final Twenty20 International - in the two-match series, which the hosts lead one-nil, between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
- 13th Dec 2013
- Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- A Ahsan, Z Zameer
- TV Umpire
- S Shozab
- Match Referee
- D C David
- Reserve Umpire
- A Ahmed
pakistan BATTING CARD
|A. Shehzad||c sub b Senanayake||8|
|S. Khan||b Prasanna||50|
|M. Hafeez||c Sangakkara b Kulasekara||7|
|S. Maqsood||c Chandimal b Perera||15|
|U. Akmal||b Prasanna||0|
|S.S.M.K. Afridi||c Sangakkara b Perera||28|
|U. Amin||c Chandimal b Senanayake||0|
|B. Bhatti||s Sangakkara b Senanayake||0|
|S. Tanvir||c Prasanna b Malinga||41|
|S. Ajmal||lbw Kulasekara||20|
|U.K. Shinwari||Not out||2|
|Extras||3nb, 1 1b, 2lb||16|
|Total||All Out, 19.2 Overs||187|