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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur,Match 3, Date - 15/03/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka

Commentary (Pakistan innings)

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Aizaz Cheema is named the Man of the Match for his four-wicket haul. He says that he was under a lot of pressure when he was being hit for boundaries by Dilshan and Jayawardena early on. But the senior players boosted his confidence and told him to be aggressive which helped him a lot.

Misbah says that once they lost three wickets, Umar Akmal and he did a good job to make sure that Pakistan were through. Says that Cheema struck back well after being hit for boundaries early on. Also asked Cheema to be aggressive and hit back hard which he did. Mentions that this was an important innings for him, a confidence booster. Wants the Pakistan team to be consistent.

Mahela Jayawardena says that their batting went wrong and 250/260 would have been a good total on the board. But they exposed their middle and lower order to two of the best Pakistani bowlers. Mentions that he took many risks but that didn't work. Says that Pakistan made a strong comeback after the initial overs.

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Pak cricket fans would be delighted..their batsmen showed calm and sense"

A solid performance by Pakistan takes them through to the finals. Their bowlers did well to bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 188. Chasing the target, their skipper Misbah (72) led from the front and added 152 runs with Umar Akmal for the fourth wicket and took the game away from the Lions. Akmal played an aggressive innings of 77 off 72 balls and proved his worth to the team. The Lankan bowlers, apart from Lakmal, looked listless but it was always going to be difficult defending a meagre total on a good batting pitch. All in all, it was a comprehensive victory for the Pakistanis.

39.5 S Prasanna to H Azam, FOUR! That's it, Pakistan win by six wickets and attain a bonus point! Fullish delivery outside off, Azam sits on one knee and clobbers it over mid off for a muscular boundary. 189/4

39.4 S Prasanna to H Azam, Goes back and helps it to mid-wicket. 185/4

39.3 S Prasanna to H Azam, Tries to go for a drive but completely misses the line of the ball. 185/4

39.2 S Prasanna to H Azam, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 185/4

39.1 S Prasanna to H Azam, Fullish delivery outside off, helped straight to covers. 185/4

Hammad Azam is the new batsman.

38.6 F Maharoof to U Akmal, OUT! Akmal departs! Slower delivery outside off, Akmal goes for a hoick over the on side but top edges it high in the air. Tharanga at mid on settles under it and pouches a very good catch. A superb innings from Akmal comes to an end. 185/4

38.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Slower bouncer on the leg stump, pulled away to fine leg for a single. 4 needed off 67 balls now. 185/3

38.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish on middle, driven straight back to the bowler. 184/3

38.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Flicks it to fine leg and takes a single. 184/3

38.2 F Maharoof to U Akmal, SIX! Plundered! Akmal is going berserk here! Fullish outside off, Akmal chips down the track and launches it over long for a humongous maximum. 183/3

38.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a couple. 177/3

Maharoof back on.

37.6 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Stays in the crease and helps it to point. Scampers through for a single. It looks highly likely that Pakistan may win this with a bonus point. 175/3

37.5 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Inside edges his cut into the ground on the off side. 174/3

37.4 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 174/3

37.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Akmal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 174/3

37.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and punches it to long on for a single. 174/3

37.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, FOUR! Cheeky from Misbah! Misbah sits down on one knee and reverse sweeps it past short third man for a boundary. 173/3

Prasanna comes back on.

36.6 L Malinga to U Akmal, Yorker on the off stump, Akmal digs it out to point. No run. 20 to win off 78 balls. 169/3

36.5 L Malinga to Misbah, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to fine leg for a single. 169/3

36.4 L Malinga to Misbah, Short of a length delivery outside off, Misbah pulls it wide of mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 168/3

36.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Wide outside off, Akmal dabs it to third man and takes one. 166/3

36.2 L Malinga to Misbah, Full length delivery on the pads, Clipped away to deep square leg for a single. 165/3

36.1 L Malinga to Misbah, FOUR! It's Misbah's turn now! Fullish delivery outside off, Misbah opens the face of the bat and guides it effortlessly past point for a well timed boundary. 164/3

35.6 S Lakmal to U Akmal, FOUR! He wants to finish it early it seems! Again back of a length delivery outside off, Akmal rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary. 160/3

35.5 S Lakmal to U Akmal, FOUR! Smashed! Short of a length delivery outside off, Akmal jumps back and hooks it venomously over mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 156/3

35.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, Leg bye! Misses his whip, the ball hits his thigh pads and rolls over to the on side for a leg bye. 152/3

35.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Plays it with angled bat to third man for a single. 151/3

35.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, No ball! Delivers a full toss on middle, above the waist height. Akmal fends it awkwardly. 150/3

35.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, Goes back and guides it to deep point for one. 149/3

35.1 S Lakmal to Misbah, Stays back and drives it to mid on. The Batting Powerplay has been enforced. 148/3

34.6 L Malinga to Misbah, Pulls it off the back foot to fine leg for a single. 148/3

34.5 L Malinga to U Akmal, Digs this yorker to the on side and picks up one. 147/3

34.4 L Malinga to U Akmal, Pulls a back of a length delivery to deep square leg for a couple. 146/3

34.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! Wide outside off, Akmal slashes powerfully past point. Maharoof runs in from third man and slides but doesn't stop the ball. Akmal is looking ominous now! 144/3

34.2 L Malinga to U Akmal, Goes for a hoick but completely misses the slower ball. 140/3

34.1 L Malinga to Misbah, Drifts it onto his pads, Misbah flicks it sublimely to deep square leg for a single. 140/3

33.6 S Lakmal to Misbah, Punches it to the off side and takes one. 139/3

33.5 S Lakmal to Misbah, FOUR! Crashed! A tad short outside off, Misbah rocks back and punches powerfully past point for a muscular boundary. 138/3

14th ODI fifty for Umar Akmal.

33.4 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for one. Brings up his half-century too. 134/3

33.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Inswinging yorker outside off, Akmal tries to dab it but gets an inside edge past the off stump to the keeper. 133/3

33.2 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Square cuts it powerfully past point and takes a couple. 133/3

19th ODI fifty for Misbah.

33.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, Pulls it to long leg and takes one. Brings up his half-century. That was a no ball. 131/3

33.1 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Dropped! Thirimanne drops a simple catch! Short of a length delivery on middle, Akmal hooks it uppishly to fine leg where Thirimanne fluffs a simple catch. A let off for Akmal. A single taken. 129/3

Lakmal replaces Maharoof.

32.6 L Malinga to Misbah, Short of a length delivery on the leg stump. Misbah clips it fine on the leg side but Sangakkara does well to stop the ball. No run. 128/3

32.5 L Malinga to Misbah, Misbah shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 128/3

32.4 L Malinga to Misbah, Good length delivery at 137.9 kph, Misbah is hurried into the shot and somehow clips it to mid-wicket. 128/3

32.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Bouncer on the leg stump, Akmal fends it away to square leg and takes one. It hit his gloves and he seems to be in some pain. 128/3

32.2 L Malinga to U Akmal, Slower bouncer outside off, Umar Akmal jumps in the air and guides it to point. 127/3

32.1 L Malinga to Misbah, Full toss on the leg stump, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Misbah. 127/3

31.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, Misbah opens the face of his bat and guides it to third man for one. 126/3

31.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back ans punches it to covers. No run. 125/3

31.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Slower delivery at 109.8 kph, prodded into the ground by Misbah. 125/3

31.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, dabbed straight back to the bowler. 125/3

31.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish outside off, patted away to point. No run. 125/3

31.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Slower leg cutter on middle, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 125/3

Drinks break.

30.6 L Malinga to Misbah, Fends a bouncer on the middle stump to the leg side. 124/3

30.5 L Malinga to Misbah, Stays back and pushes it to mid on. No run. 124/3

30.4 L Malinga to Misbah, FOUR! Poor delivery from Malinga! Slips in a full toss on the leg stump. Misbah stays in his crease and flicks it through fine leg for a cheeky boundary. 124/3

30.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Fullish outside off, nicely sliced away to third man for a single. 120/3

30.2 L Malinga to Misbah, Again a yorker on the leg stump, Misbah scoops it wide of the fielder at mid on and takes a single. 119/3

30.1 L Malinga to U Akmal, Yorker on the leg stump, Akmal gets his bat down in time and gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. 118/3

Malinga back on.

29.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, Misbah goes back and pushes it straight to the covers fielder. 117/3

29.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Slower delivery on middle, defended into the ground by Misbah. 117/3

29.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish outside off, punched straight back to Maharoof. 117/3

29.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Turned away to deep square leg for a single. 117/3

29.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Good length delivery outside off, Misbah goes back and pats it past point for one. 116/3

29.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Wide outside off, guided to third man for a single. 115/3

28.6 T Dilshan to Misbah, Misbah shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 7 runs off the over. 114/3

28.5 T Dilshan to Misbah, FOUR! Clever! Fullish outside off, Misbah gets down on one knee and sweeps it through fine leg for a cheeky boundary. 114/3

28.4 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Stays back and pushes it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 110/3

28.3 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Whips it straight to the short fine leg fielder. 109/3

28.2 T Dilshan to Misbah, Goes back and punches it to deep mid-wicket for one. 109/3

28.1 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Fullish on legs, clipped to long on for a single. 108/3

27.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, Leg cutter outside off, Misbah goes on the back foot and helps it to covers to end the over. 107/3

27.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 107/3

27.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back and mistimes his push to mid-wicket. 107/3

27.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched straight to covers. 107/3

27.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Opens the face of his bat and pushes it to point. No run. 107/3

27.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed to third man for a single. 107/3

Maharoof into the attack now.

26.6 T Dilshan to Misbah, Rocks back and pushes it straight to mid-wicket. No run. 106/3

26.5 T Dilshan to Misbah, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 106/3

26.4 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Goes back and clips it behind square for one. 106/3

26.3 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Comes forward and helps it straight to the bowler. 105/3

26.2 T Dilshan to Misbah, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg this time just for a single. 105/3

26.1 T Dilshan to Misbah, FOUR! It's Misbah's turn to be intelligent now! Fullish delivery on legs, Misbah sits on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a well timed boundary. 104/3

Tillakaratne Dilshan into the attack now.

25.6 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Rocks back and cuts it with venom to deep point for a couple. 13 runs off the over, good one for Pakistan. 100/3

25.5 S Prasanna to U Akmal, SIX! He is taking him on here! Dances down the track and hoicks a fullish delivery outside off over long on for a huge maximum. 98/3

25.4 S Prasanna to U Akmal, FOUR! Intelligent! Flighted delivery outside off, Akmal dances down the track and chips it over mid-wicket for a well placed boundary. 92/3

25.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Loopy delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Akmal. 88/3

25.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and whips it to fine leg for a single. 88/3

25.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, Comes forward and pats it to covers. 87/3

24.6 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Tries to guide it to third man but helps it to the point fielder. No run. 87/3

24.5 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Slower delivery on middle, helped straight back to Maharoof. 87/3

24.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Stays in his crease and dabs a wide delivery outside off to third man for one. 87/3

24.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 86/3

24.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, WIDE! Well taken by Sangakkara! Maharoof slips it way down the leg side. Sangakkara dives to his left and pouches it with his left hand. 86/3

24.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Flicks it wide of mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. Superb running by the pair. 85/3

Fifty stand up between Akmal and Misbah.

24.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Drifts it onto his pads, clipped to fine leg for a single. 83/3

23.6 S Prasanna to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by Misbah presenting the full face of the bat. 82/3

23.5 S Prasanna to Misbah, SIX! Bludgeoned! Flighted and fullish delivery outside off, Misbah stays back and smashes it over long on for a humongous maximum. When he hits them they stay hit! 82/3

23.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Leans forward and defends it on the off side. 76/3

23.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Again sits on one knee and scoops it to fine leg for just a single this time. 76/3

23.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 75/3

23.1 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Good improvisation form Akmal! Flighted delivery outside off, Akmal sits on one knee and scoops it over fine leg for three. 74/3

22.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, A stifled appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nips back in after landing. Misbah misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Maharoof appeals but the umpire says no. Probably going down. 71/3

22.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Wide outside off, Misbah stays in his crease and pats it to point. 71/3

22.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back and pushes it to mid off. 71/3

22.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Length delivery outside off, Akmal opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 71/3

22.2 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Short and wide outside off, Akmal rocks back and punches it to covers. Two good shots for no runs! 70/3

22.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Fullish delivery outside off, Akmal drives it beautifully but doesn't beat mid off. No run. 70/3

21.6 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and chops it to mid off to end the over. 70/3

21.5 S Prasanna to Misbah, Quicker and flatter delivery on middle, Misbah leans forward and prods it into the ground. 70/3

21.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to covers. No run. 70/3

21.3 S Prasanna to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by Misbah presenting the full face of the bat. 70/3

21.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Lunges forward and defends it on the leg side. 70/3

21.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, Fullish on middle, pushed to mid on. 70/3

Seekkuge Prasanna back on.

20.6 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Slower leg cutter on middle, defended off the front foot to end the over. Just one run off the over. 70/3

20.5 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, helped defensively to point by Akmal. 70/3

20.4 F Maharoof to U Akmal, A tad short outside off, Akmal goes back and pushes it to covers. 70/3

20.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Fullish outside off, Akmal leans forward and drives it to mid off. No run. 70/3

20.2 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Stays in his crease and pats it to point. 70/3

20.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Goes back and defends it into the ground. 70/3

20.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, WIDE! Slips this one well down the leg side. 70/3

Maharoof into the attack now.

19.6 N Kulasekara to U Akmal, Goes back and pulls it to fine leg for a single. End of Bowling Powerplay, 29/0 during that period. 69/3

19.5 N Kulasekara to U Akmal, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 68/3

19.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Just short! Short of a length delivery on middle, Misbah top edges his pull on one bounce to Malinga at fine leg. one run added to the total. 68/3

19.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Slower leg cutter on middle, pushed to mid on by Misbah. Misbah picked it early. 67/3

19.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Bottom edges his back foot punch straight to mid on. 67/3

19.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, squirted into the ground by Misbah. 67/3

18.6 L Malinga to U Akmal, Yorker outside off, well dug out by Akmal. 12 runs off the over, good one for Pakistan. 67/3

18.5 L Malinga to U Akmal, Fullish outside off, punched straight to mid on. 67/3

18.4 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! He is taking on Malinga here! Fullish delivery on the leg stump, Akmal stays in the crease and flicks it nonchalantly past square leg for a sublime boundary. 67/3

18.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Full length delivery on off, helped straight back to the bowler. 63/3

18.2 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Overpitched delivery outside off, Akmal comes forward and slices it past point for a wonderful boundary. 63/3

18.1 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! Starts off with a loosener outside off, Akmal leans forward and caresses it past point for a crunching boundary. 59/3

Lasith Malinga comes back on.

17.6 N Kulasekara to U Akmal, Back of a length delivery on middle, Akmal pats it to square leg and takes one. 55/3

17.5 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Drifts it onto his pads this time, Misbah stays back and clips it to fine leg for a single. 54/3

17.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, dabbed into the ground by Misbah. 53/3

17.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Stays back and prods it to point. 53/3

17.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Misbah feels for it but is beaten by the movement. 53/3

17.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Mistimes his punch to mid on. No run. 53/3

Nuwan Kulasekara back on.

16.6 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Good bouncer! Short of a length delivery outside off, gets bit on Akmal who gets into a tangle and plays it awkwardly into the ground on the off side. 53/3

16.5 S Lakmal to Misbah, Misses out on a poor delivery here! Full toss on middle, Misbah clips it to deep mid-wicket and gets just a single. 53/3

16.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, In the corridor outside off, Misbah shoulders his arms to it. 52/3

16.3 S Lakmal to Misbah, Fullish on middle, driven straight to mid on. 52/3

16.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, FOUR! Clobbered! Good length delivery outside off, Misbah rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for a well timed boundary. 52/3

16.1 S Lakmal to Misbah, Good length delivery outside off, Misbah goes back and pats it to point. 48/3

Drinks break.

15.6 S Prasanna to Misbah, Clips it off his pads behind square leg and takes a single. 48/3

15.5 S Prasanna to Misbah, FOUR! Bludgeoned! A tad short on off, Misbah rocks back and pulls it muscularly past mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. These two need to build up a good partnership now! 47/3

15.4 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Helps it wide of mid off 43/3

15.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Driven straight to the mid off fielder. No run. 42/3

15.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Flicks it on the on side and they run through for a single. 42/3

15.1 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Loopy delivery outside off, Akmal guides it wide of point and takes one. 41/3

Bowling Powerplay taken by Sri Lanka.

14.6 S Lakmal to Misbah, Good length delivery angling in, clipped to mid-wicket. No run. 40/3

14.5 S Lakmal to Misbah, Comes forward and inside edges his defense onto his pads to the off side. 40/3

14.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, In the corridor outside off, nips back in after landing. Misbah lets it go through. 40/3

14.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Works it behind square leg and takes a single. 40/3

14.2 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Fullish delivery on the leg stump, Akmal misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved. May be going down leg. 39/3

14.1 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Stays back and defends it from the crease. 39/3

13.6 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Leans forward and drives it through covers for one. 39/3

13.5 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 38/3

13.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Cuts it powerfully to deep cover and takes one. 38/3

13.3 S Prasanna to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by Misbah presenting the full face of the bat. 37/3

13.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, FOUR! Well placed! This time he goes inside out and drives a fullish length delivery past extra cover for a crunching boundary. 37/3

13.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, Fullish outside off, driven to covers. 33/3

12.6 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Gets back and pats it straight to the point fielder. 33/3

Umar Akmal is the next man in.

12.5 S Lakmal to Y Khan, OUT! Superb catch by Maharoof! Good length delivery outside off, Younus mistimes his flick to mid on where Maharoof dives forward full length and latches onto it at the first instance. He hits the ground and the impact seems to take the ball out of his hands but he does very well to grab it the second time around. The Lankans are fighting back hard here. 33/3

12.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, Short of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to fine leg for one. 33/2

12.3 S Lakmal to Misbah, Stays back and cuts a good length delivery outside off straight to point. 32/2

12.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, Opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. No run. 32/2

12.1 S Lakmal to Misbah, Length delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Misbah. 32/2

11.6 S Prasanna to Y Khan, Fullish on off, punched straight back to the bowler. Good over for Sri Lanka, just a single and a wicket off it. The Lions are fighting back. 32/2

11.5 S Prasanna to Y Khan, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 32/2

11.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and clips it behind square leg for a single. 32/2

11.3 S Prasanna to Misbah, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 31/2

Misbah-ul-Haq is the next man in.

11.2 S Prasanna to M Hafeez, OUT! Prasanna strikes straightaway! Flighted delivery outside off, turning away, entices Hafeez into the drive who plays a half-hearted cut and ends up scooping it to point where Chandimal dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. 31/2

11.1 S Prasanna to M Hafeez, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 31/1

Seekkuge Prasanna into the attack now.

10.6 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Drives it beautifully straight down but Lakmal gets a boot to it at the last moment. The ball gets deflected to covers where the fielder stops the ball. No run. Consecutive maidens. Good stuff from Sri Lanka. 31/1

10.5 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Clips it straight to the mid-wicket fielder this time. 31/1

10.4 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Big appeal for caught behind! Lakmal delivers a bouncer on off, Younus goes for a hook but seems to miss it. Sangakkara appeals for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. 31/1

10.3 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Tries to flick it but mistimes it to mid on. No run. 31/1

10.2 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 31/1

10.1 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Dilshan is electric in that position! Short and wide outside off, Younus cuts it with venom to point where Dilshan dives to his right and makes a one-handed stop. 31/1

9.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, helped straight to the covers fielder. Maiden over. End of Mandatory Powerplay. Hafeez is playing a patient innings here. 31/1

9.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Goes back and taps it to point. 31/1

9.4 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Stays in his crease and pushes it back to the bowler. 31/1

9.3 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Hafeez shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 31/1

9.2 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Brilliant fielding from Dilshan again! Length delivery outside off, Hafeez punches it to point where Dilshan dives to his right and stops it. No run. 31/1

9.1 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 31/1

8.6 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Back of a length delivery on his pads, Younus flicks it behind square leg and takes a couple. 31/1

8.5 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Good length delivery outside off, Younus dabs it into the ground. 29/1

Younus Khan is the next man in.

8.4 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, OUT! Lakmal produces a much needed breakthrough! Back of a length delivery on off, gets big on Jamshed who tries to pull it but only manages to get a top edge to mid on where Tharanga pouches it safely. Good change of length there from Lakmal. 29/1

8.3 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Stays in the crease and punches it straight back to the bowler. 29/0

8.2 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Jamshed goes for the cut but misses it. 29/0

8.1 S Lakmal to M Hafeez, Mistimes his punch wide of mid on and scampers through for a single. 29/0

7.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Stays back and flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket, Malinga chases it, slides and pulls the ball inside the ropes. Three runs taken. 28/0

7.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Goes back and punches it straight to the covers fielder. 25/0

7.4 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Gives himself room and cuts it past point for a single to third man. 25/0

7.3 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Jamshed has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 24/0

7.2 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, FOUR! What a shot! Nothing wrong with the delivery! Good length delivery on middle, Jamshed just pushes it effortlessly wide of mid on and it races away for a magnificently timed boundary. 24/0

Sangakkara comes up to the stumps now!

7.1 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, FOUR! Smacked! Fullish outside off, Jamshed dances down the track and slaps it past extra cover for a muscular boundary. 20/0

6.6 S Lakmal to M Hafeez, Works it to the on side. No run. 16/0

6.5 S Lakmal to M Hafeez, Big appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nips back in after landing. Hafeez is stuck in the crease and seems to get an inside edge onto the pads. The players go up in a huge appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Replays confirm that there was a big inside edge. 16/0

6.4 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Just short! Bouncer outside off, Jamshed doesn't connect his pull well, it lands on one bounce to Malinga at mid on. The pair scamper through for a single. 16/0

6.3 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, FOUR! Streaky! Good length delivery outside off, Jamshed Dances down the track and tries to whack it over the covers but only manages to get a thick outside edge to third man for a boundary. 15/0

6.2 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Goes back and prods it to point. 11/0

6.1 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Beaten! Draws the batsman into the drive with a fullish delivery outside off. It nips away after landing and Jamshed is beaten by the movement. 11/0

Suranga Lakmal into the attack now.

5.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, Hafeez stays back and pushes it to mid off. Maiden over. Disciplined bowling here from Kulasekara. 11/0

5.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Punches it straight to the short mid on fielder. 11/0

5.4 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, squirted into the ground by Hafeez. 11/0

5.3 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish on legs, clipped straight to mid on. 11/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 11/0

5.1 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish on off, pushed straight back to the bowler. 11/0

4.6 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Bouncer! Jamshed ducks under it. 11/0

4.5 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Fullish delivery outside off, Jamshed does well to get his bat down in time. The ball spins and rolls over to the bowler. 11/0

4.4 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Clips it to square leg and takes one. 11/0

4.3 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Slightly back of a length delivery on off, Jamshed rocks back and pulls it wide of mid on, Tharanga stationed there gives it a chase, dives forward and pulls the ball back in. The pair take three. 10/0

4.2 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Slower Yorker on middle, well dug out by Jamshed. Nice change of pace there by Malinga. 7/0

4.1 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Nicely timed but straight to the fielder! Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid on. 7/0

3.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Comes forward and prods it into the ground to end the over. 7/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, FOUR! Magnificent! Good length delivery on off, Hafeez stays back and punches it effortlessly past mid on for a superbly timed boundary. 7/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, played straight back to the bowler. 3/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed goes for a drive but inside edges it behind square leg for a single. 3/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Stays back and helps it to mid off this time. 2/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off, pushed straight to mid on. 2/0

2.6 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Mistimes his punch to the on side to end the over. A cautious start this from Pakistan. 2/0

2.5 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Punches it to covers where Chandimal dives to his left ans makes the stop. 2/0

2.4 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery on the leg stump, nips back in after landing. Hafeez is caught in the crease as he tries to flick it. The ball hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Replays show that the ball was going down. 2/0

2.3 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Checks his shot at the last moment and plays it with soft hands to mid on. 2/0

2.2 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez stays back and punches it to Malinga. 2/0

2.1 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed straight back to the bowler. 2/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Slices it to point where Dilshan dives to his left and stops the ball. No run. 2/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Jamshed shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 2/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, A stifled appeal for LBW! Fullish delivery on the leg stump, nips back in after landing. Jamshed misses his flick and is rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Probably going down. 2/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Probing line outside off, Jamshed lets it go through. 2/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single. 2/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish on the off stump, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. 1/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Overpitched delivery outside off, sliced straight to point. 1/0

0.5 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Big appeal for an LBW! Yorker on the leg stump, swings in late. Jamshed misses his defense completely. The ball hits his pads on the full and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Probably going down. 1/0

0.4 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Slower delivery outside off, Hafeez comes forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for a single to third man. 1/0

0.3 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, helped to point by Hafeez. 0/0

0.2 L Malinga to M Hafeez, In the corridor outside off, Hafeez lets it go through. 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Fullish on the off stump, pushed to mid on by Hafeez. 0/0

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Superb bowling performance by Pakistan to restrict Sri Lanka to 188 on a good batting pitch. The Lions never had the momentum going. They were pegged back by early wickets from Cheema and Gul. Sangakkara (71)and Tharanga (57) did try to resurrect the innings with a 96-run partnership but they lost their wickets at crucial junctures which cost them dearly. Aizaz Cheema managed to pick up four wickets, while Ajmal bamboozled the Lankans with his doosras and scalped three. The Sri Lankans need to fight back hard if they need to stay alive in the tournament. Join us in a while for Pakistan's reply.

45.4 S Ajmal to S Lakmal, OUT! Sri Lanka all out for 188! Another doosra on a fullish are on off, Lakmal dances down the track and miscues his hoick to long off where Jamshed pouches it safely. Ajmal finishes with three wickets. 188/10

45.3 S Ajmal to S Lakmal, Another doosra, Lakmal tries to put bat on ball but misses. 188/9

45.2 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Top-edges his sweep and the ball travels over the head of Afridi at Short fine leg. The pair get a single. 188/9

45.1 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Beaten! Doosra outside off, Prasanna goes for a prod but is beaten by the away spin. 187/9

44.6 A Cheema to S Lakmal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to point off the front foot. 187/9

44.5 A Cheema to S Lakmal, A cautious Lakmal shoulders arms to let that one through. 187/9

Suranga Lakmal is the new batsman.

44.4 A Cheema to L Malinga, OUT! Castled! Cheema gets his fourth! Good length delivery on off, nips back in after landing. Malinga gives himself room and goes for a wild hoick but misses and the ball rattles the timber. That was a poor shot from Malinga! Sri Lanka in danger of getting bowled out inside 50 overs. 187/9

44.3 A Cheema to L Malinga, Slower delivery on middle, clipped straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 187/8

44.2 A Cheema to S Prasanna, Pushed to covers for a single. 187/8

44.1 A Cheema to S Prasanna, Bouncer! Prasanna ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 186/8

43.6 S Ajmal to L Malinga, Doosra! Straightens after landing outside off, Malinga feels for it and gets beaten. 186/8

43.5 S Ajmal to L Malinga, Spins back in after landing on off, Malinga goes back and tries to cut but misses. 186/8

43.4 S Ajmal to L Malinga, Malinga defends it from within the crease. 186/8

43.3 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Pats it to point and sets off for a single. Younus khan stationed there picks up the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. That would have been close if he had scored a direct hit there. 186/8

43.2 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Beaten! Doosra outside off, spins away after landing. Prasanna goes for a poke but misses. 185/8

43.1 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Prasanna has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 185/8

42.6 A Cheema to S Prasanna, Square drives it to deep point and pinches a single. 185/8

42.6 A Cheema to S Prasanna, WIDE! Slips a slower delivery down the leg side. Prasanna misses his flick. 184/8

42.5 A Cheema to S Prasanna, Ouch! Delivers a back of a length delivery on off, Prasanna tries to sway away from it but gets hit on the chest due to the inward movement of the ball. 183/8

42.4 A Cheema to S Prasanna, Hurries him into the pull, Prasanna somehow helps it to mid-wicket. 183/8

42.3 A Cheema to S Prasanna, Good length delivery angling in, defended solidly by Prasanna. 183/8

42.2 A Cheema to L Malinga, Flicks it to deep square leg and takes one. 183/8

Malinga is the next man in.

42.1 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, OUT! Bowled! Unlucky dismissal! Fullish delivery outside off, Sangakkara chips down the track and attempts a hoick on the on side but only manages to get the bottom edge onto his stumps. Sangakkara is furious with himself as he walks back to the pavilion. 182/8

41.6 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes a single. Keeps the strike. 182/7

41.5 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, SIX! Smoked! Fullish delivery on off, Sangakkara sits on one knee and smashes it over mid-wicket for a muscular maximum. That was hit with some power! 181/7

41.4 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Glances it to fine leg and takes one. 175/7

41.3 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Prasanna has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 174/7

41.2 S Ajmal to S Prasanna, Doosra again outside off, Prasanna goes for a poke but is beaten by the away spin. 174/7

41.1 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pats it to the on side for a single. 174/7

40.6 U Gul to S Prasanna, Stays back and pushes it to covers to end the over. Another successful over for Pakistan, two runs and a wicket from it. 173/7

40.6 U Gul to S Prasanna, Wide! Slips this one way down the leg side. Gul is frustrated with himself. 173/7

40.5 U Gul to S Prasanna, Comes forward and helps it to mid off. No run. 172/7

40.4 U Gul to S Prasanna, Pats it straight to point. 172/7

prasanna is the next man in.

150 ODI wickets for Umar Gul.

40.3 U Gul to N Kulasekara, OUT! Superb bouncer from Gul! Delivers a short of a length delivery on the middle stump, Kulasekara goes for a pull but only manages to edge it to the keeper who pouches it safely. Second wicket for Gul, he's be disciplined so far. 172/7

40.2 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Driven to long off for one. 172/6

40.1 U Gul to K Sangakkara, back of a length delivery outside off, Sangakkara misses his flash. 171/6

That's it from all of us here, hope you enjoyed our coverage. India play Bangladesh tomorrow. Do join us for the game. Till then good bye and take care.

Aizaz Cheema is named the Man of the Match for his four-wicket haul. He says that he was under a lot of pressure when he was being hit for boundaries by Dilshan and Jayawardena early on. But the senior players boosted his confidence and told him to be aggressive which helped him a lot.

Misbah says that once they lost three wickets, Umar Akmal and he did a good job to make sure that Pakistan were through. Says that Cheema struck back well after being hit for boundaries early on. Also asked Cheema to be aggressive and hit back hard which he did. Mentions that this was an important innings for him, a confidence booster. Wants the Pakistan team to be consistent.

Mahela Jayawardena says that their batting went wrong and 250/260 would have been a good total on the board. But they exposed their middle and lower order to two of the best Pakistani bowlers. Mentions that he took many risks but that didn't work. Says that Pakistan made a strong comeback after the initial overs.

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Pak cricket fans would be delighted..their batsmen showed calm and sense"

A solid performance by Pakistan takes them through to the finals. Their bowlers did well to bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 188. Chasing the target, their skipper Misbah (72) led from the front and added 152 runs with Umar Akmal for the fourth wicket and took the game away from the Lions. Akmal played an aggressive innings of 77 off 72 balls and proved his worth to the team. The Lankan bowlers, apart from Lakmal, looked listless but it was always going to be difficult defending a meagre total on a good batting pitch. All in all, it was a comprehensive victory for the Pakistanis.

39.5 S Prasanna to H Azam, FOUR! That's it, Pakistan win by six wickets and attain a bonus point! Fullish delivery outside off, Azam sits on one knee and clobbers it over mid off for a muscular boundary. 189/4

39.4 S Prasanna to H Azam, Goes back and helps it to mid-wicket. 185/4

39.3 S Prasanna to H Azam, Tries to go for a drive but completely misses the line of the ball. 185/4

39.2 S Prasanna to H Azam, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 185/4

39.1 S Prasanna to H Azam, Fullish delivery outside off, helped straight to covers. 185/4

39.6 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Drifts away after landing on off, Kulasekara goes for a prod but misses it. End of Batting Powerplay 13/2 during that period. 171/6

39.5 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Goes back and dabs it into the ground. 171/6

39.4 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Gives himself room for the cut but only manages to get a thick outside edge past short third man for a boundary. Lucky boundary that one for Sri Lanka. But at this stage it doesn't matter how they come. 171/6

39.3 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Doosra on off, spins away after landing. Kulasekara has a poke at it but misses. 167/6

39.2 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Loopy delivery on off, turned away to mid-wicket. 167/6

39.1 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Flicks it away to the on side and takes one. 167/6

The players have made their way out to the middle. Mahela Jayawardena and Tillakaratne Dilshan are the two batsmen at the crease, Umar Gul will start off proceedings for Pakistan.

Pakistan - Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(C), Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed(Wk), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema.

Sri Lanka - Mahela Jayawardena(C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(Wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.

Toss - Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat. After losing Angelo Mathews for the entire tournament through calf injury, the good news for them is that seamer Lasith Malinga returns to the side in place of Chamara Kapugedera. For Pakistan, all-rounder Hammad Azam replaces Asad Shafiq in the starting eleven.

Pitch - It's a beautifully laid out track, quite even. A batting paradise with plenty of runs in it. Sunil Gavaskar says the team that wins the toss should bat first.

It's a must win encounter for the Lankan Lions as both Pakistan and India have got off the mark on the points table. Pakistan managed to edge out Bangladesh in a thriller in the first match, while Sri Lanka were thumped by India in the second. Pakistan would be looking to strengthen their hold on the points table, while the Lions would be looking to get off the mark. It promises to be an exciting contest.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the 3rd match of the Asia Cup between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Mirpur.

Hammad Azam is the new batsman.

38.6 F Maharoof to U Akmal, OUT! Akmal departs! Slower delivery outside off, Akmal goes for a hoick over the on side but top edges it high in the air. Tharanga at mid on settles under it and pouches a very good catch. A superb innings from Akmal comes to an end. 185/4

38.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Slower bouncer on the leg stump, pulled away to fine leg for a single. 4 needed off 67 balls now. 185/3

38.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish on middle, driven straight back to the bowler. 184/3

38.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Flicks it to fine leg and takes a single. 184/3

38.2 F Maharoof to U Akmal, SIX! Plundered! Akmal is going berserk here! Fullish outside off, Akmal chips down the track and launches it over long for a humongous maximum. 183/3

38.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a couple. 177/3

38.6 U Gul to N Kulasekara, Tries to cut it hard but only manages to get an inside edge to the on side. No run. Just a single off the over. 166/6

38.5 U Gul to N Kulasekara, Fullish outside off, driven straight to long off. 166/6

38.4 U Gul to N Kulasekara, Again a good delivery in the blockhole, Kulasekara squeezes it out at the last moment. 166/6

38.3 U Gul to N Kulasekara, Rocks back and punches the ball to the off side. 166/6

38.2 U Gul to N Kulasekara, Yorker on the leg stump, Kulasekara does well to dig it out. 166/6

38.1 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Stays back and cuts it past point for a single. 166/6

Maharoof back on.

37.6 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Stays in the crease and helps it to point. Scampers through for a single. It looks highly likely that Pakistan may win this with a bonus point. 175/3

37.5 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Inside edges his cut into the ground on the off side. 174/3

37.4 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 174/3

37.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Akmal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 174/3

37.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and punches it to long on for a single. 174/3

37.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, FOUR! Cheeky from Misbah! Misbah sits down on one knee and reverse sweeps it past short third man for a boundary. 173/3

37.6 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Leans forward and pats it to point. Good over again from Ajmal. He is turning it around for Pakistan. 165/6

37.5 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 165/6

37.4 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Defended off the front foot by Kulasekara presenting the full face of the bat. 165/6

37.3 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Beaten! Straightens after landing outside off, Kulasekara has a poke at it but misses. 165/6

37.2 S Ajmal to N Kulasekara, Again a doosra on off, straightens after landing. Kulasekara nearly plays a shot but decides against it at the last moment. 165/6

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new batsman.

37.1 S Ajmal to F Maharoof, OUT! The doosra has done the trick again! Delivers it on the off stump, it spins away after landing. Maharoof sit down and sweeps but only manages to get the toe end of the bat to it. It pops up to Misbah at short cover who pouches it safely. 165/6

Prasanna comes back on.

36.6 L Malinga to U Akmal, Yorker on the off stump, Akmal digs it out to point. No run. 20 to win off 78 balls. 169/3

36.5 L Malinga to Misbah, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to fine leg for a single. 169/3

36.4 L Malinga to Misbah, Short of a length delivery outside off, Misbah pulls it wide of mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 168/3

36.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Wide outside off, Akmal dabs it to third man and takes one. 166/3

36.2 L Malinga to Misbah, Full length delivery on the pads, Clipped away to deep square leg for a single. 165/3

36.1 L Malinga to Misbah, FOUR! It's Misbah's turn now! Fullish delivery outside off, Misbah opens the face of the bat and guides it effortlessly past point for a well timed boundary. 164/3

36.6 U Gul to F Maharoof, Fullish on the leg stump, Maharoof pushes it to long on for a single to end the over. 165/5

36.5 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Stays back and guides a back of a length delivery to third man for one. 164/5

36.4 U Gul to F Maharoof, Slower delivery on the leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 163/5

36.3 U Gul to F Maharoof, Good length delivery on middle, Maharoof nudges it to mid-wicket. No run. 162/5

36.2 U Gul to F Maharoof, Stands tall and punches it straight to mid off. 162/5

36.1 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Square cuts it to deep point and picks up a single. 162/5

35.6 S Lakmal to U Akmal, FOUR! He wants to finish it early it seems! Again back of a length delivery outside off, Akmal rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary. 160/3

35.5 S Lakmal to U Akmal, FOUR! Smashed! Short of a length delivery outside off, Akmal jumps back and hooks it venomously over mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 156/3

35.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, Leg bye! Misses his whip, the ball hits his thigh pads and rolls over to the on side for a leg bye. 152/3

35.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Plays it with angled bat to third man for a single. 151/3

35.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, No ball! Delivers a full toss on middle, above the waist height. Akmal fends it awkwardly. 150/3

35.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, Goes back and guides it to deep point for one. 149/3

35.1 S Lakmal to Misbah, Stays back and drives it to mid on. The Batting Powerplay has been enforced. 148/3

Umar Gul into the attack now.

35.6 S Ajmal to F Maharoof, Comes forward and pats it to point. No run. Good over from Ajmal, gets Pakistan a breakthrough at a crucial juncture. 161/5

35.5 S Ajmal to F Maharoof, Beaten! Doosra again! Pitches it on off and it spins away after landing. Maharoof goes for a flick but misses it. The keeper too fumbles. 161/5

35.4 S Ajmal to F Maharoof, Maharoof goes back and prods it into the ground. 161/5

Farveez Maharoof is the new batsman.

35.3 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, OUT! Castled! Ajmal has got an important breakthrough! Delivers a doosra on off, it nips back in after landing. Tharanga is forced into the drive but is beaten by the spin. The ball sneaks in between his bat and pad and rattles the timber. Once again the Batting Powerplay does the trick for the bowling side. 161/5

35.2 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes one. 161/4

35.1 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara places it wide of long off and scampers through for a couple. Good running by the pair. 160/4

34.6 L Malinga to Misbah, Pulls it off the back foot to fine leg for a single. 148/3

34.5 L Malinga to U Akmal, Digs this yorker to the on side and picks up one. 147/3

34.4 L Malinga to U Akmal, Pulls a back of a length delivery to deep square leg for a couple. 146/3

34.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! Wide outside off, Akmal slashes powerfully past point. Maharoof runs in from third man and slides but doesn't stop the ball. Akmal is looking ominous now! 144/3

34.2 L Malinga to U Akmal, Goes for a hoick but completely misses the slower ball. 140/3

34.1 L Malinga to Misbah, Drifts it onto his pads, Misbah flicks it sublimely to deep square leg for a single. 140/3

Ajmal comes into the attack now.

Drinks break. Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 S Afridi to U Tharanga, FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga goes back and cuts it powerfully past the short third man fielder for a well placed boundary. A welcome boundary for Sri Lanka. These two are playing pretty sensibly. 158/4

34.5 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Square drives it to deep point for one. 154/4

34.4 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it to the covers fielder. 153/4

34.3 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Punches it to long on and takes one. 153/4

34.2 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Pushed straight tot he covers fielder. No run. 152/4

34.1 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 152/4

33.6 S Lakmal to Misbah, Punches it to the off side and takes one. 139/3

33.5 S Lakmal to Misbah, FOUR! Crashed! A tad short outside off, Misbah rocks back and punches powerfully past point for a muscular boundary. 138/3

14th ODI fifty for Umar Akmal.

33.4 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for one. Brings up his half-century too. 134/3

33.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Inswinging yorker outside off, Akmal tries to dab it but gets an inside edge past the off stump to the keeper. 133/3

33.2 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Square cuts it powerfully past point and takes a couple. 133/3

19th ODI fifty for Misbah.

33.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, Pulls it to long leg and takes one. Brings up his half-century. That was a no ball. 131/3

33.1 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Dropped! Thirimanne drops a simple catch! Short of a length delivery on middle, Akmal hooks it uppishly to fine leg where Thirimanne fluffs a simple catch. A let off for Akmal. A single taken. 129/3

33.6 A Cheema to U Tharanga, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 152/4

33.5 A Cheema to U Tharanga, Tharanga lets the ball go outside his off stump. 151/4

33.4 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes a single. 151/4

33.3 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Nudges it behind square leg and scampers through for a couple. Good running by the pair. 150/4

33.2 A Cheema to U Tharanga, Clips it to mid-wicket where the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end and allows a single on overthrow. 148/4

33.1 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Squirted to long off for one. 147/4

Lakmal replaces Maharoof.

32.6 L Malinga to Misbah, Short of a length delivery on the leg stump. Misbah clips it fine on the leg side but Sangakkara does well to stop the ball. No run. 128/3

32.5 L Malinga to Misbah, Misbah shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 128/3

32.4 L Malinga to Misbah, Good length delivery at 137.9 kph, Misbah is hurried into the shot and somehow clips it to mid-wicket. 128/3

32.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Bouncer on the leg stump, Akmal fends it away to square leg and takes one. It hit his gloves and he seems to be in some pain. 128/3

32.2 L Malinga to U Akmal, Slower bouncer outside off, Umar Akmal jumps in the air and guides it to point. 127/3

32.1 L Malinga to Misbah, Full toss on the leg stump, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Misbah. 127/3

71st ODI fifty for Sangakkara.

32.6 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long on and takes one. Brings up his half-century. 146/4

32.5 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Punches it back past the bowler for a single. 25th ODI fifty for Tharanga, his 4th against Pakistan. 145/4

Tharanga on 49 now!

32.4 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Nudges it to the on side and picks up a single. 144/4

32.3 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Flicks it to mid-wicket. No run. 143/4

32.2 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Helps it to mid on and takes a single. 143/4

32.1 S Afridi to U Tharanga, A tad short outside off, Tharanga goes for a cut off the back foot but misses it. 142/4

31.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, Misbah opens the face of his bat and guides it to third man for one. 126/3

31.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back ans punches it to covers. No run. 125/3

31.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Slower delivery at 109.8 kph, prodded into the ground by Misbah. 125/3

31.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, dabbed straight back to the bowler. 125/3

31.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish outside off, patted away to point. No run. 125/3

31.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Slower leg cutter on middle, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 125/3

31.6 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven straight back to the bowler. No run. 142/4

31.5 A Cheema to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 142/4

31.4 A Cheema to U Tharanga, Works it to the on side and looks for a single but is sent back by Sangakkara. 141/4

31.3 A Cheema to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, guided straight to point. 141/4

31.2 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, slapped to long of for one. 141/4

31.1 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 140/4

31.1 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Slips a slower delivery down the leg side. 140/4

Drinks break.

30.6 L Malinga to Misbah, Fends a bouncer on the middle stump to the leg side. 124/3

30.5 L Malinga to Misbah, Stays back and pushes it to mid on. No run. 124/3

30.4 L Malinga to Misbah, FOUR! Poor delivery from Malinga! Slips in a full toss on the leg stump. Misbah stays in his crease and flicks it through fine leg for a cheeky boundary. 124/3

30.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Fullish outside off, nicely sliced away to third man for a single. 120/3

30.2 L Malinga to Misbah, Again a yorker on the leg stump, Misbah scoops it wide of the fielder at mid on and takes a single. 119/3

30.1 L Malinga to U Akmal, Yorker on the leg stump, Akmal gets his bat down in time and gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. 118/3

Aizaz Cheema back on.

30.6 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara stays back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 139/4

30.5 H Azam to U Tharanga, Cuts it to deep point and takes a single. 138/4

30.4 H Azam to U Tharanga, FOUR! This time he gets it right! Wide outside off, Tharanga slices it past point for a powerful boundary. This is good batting by the pair. 137/4

30.3 H Azam to U Tharanga, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga goes for a cut but misses it. 133/4

30.2 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Guides it uppishly to third man and takes a single. 133/4

30.1 H Azam to U Tharanga, Helps it to point and takes one. 132/4

Malinga back on.

29.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, Misbah goes back and pushes it straight to the covers fielder. 117/3

29.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Slower delivery on middle, defended into the ground by Misbah. 117/3

29.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish outside off, punched straight back to Maharoof. 117/3

29.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Turned away to deep square leg for a single. 117/3

29.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Good length delivery outside off, Misbah goes back and pats it past point for one. 116/3

29.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Wide outside off, guided to third man for a single. 115/3

29.6 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Drives it to covers where Misbah dives and gets a hand to it but the pair still get a single. 131/4

29.5 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Flicks it straight to square leg. 130/4

29.4 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Works it on the on side but straight to the fielder. 130/4

29.3 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Slices a fullish delivery outside off to deep point for a couple. 130/4

29.2 S Afridi to U Tharanga, FOUR! Nicely placed! Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga opens the face of the bat and guides it past short third man for a well timed boundary. 128/4

29.1 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Wide outside off, cut to deep cover for a single. 124/4

28.6 T Dilshan to Misbah, Misbah shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 7 runs off the over. 114/3

28.5 T Dilshan to Misbah, FOUR! Clever! Fullish outside off, Misbah gets down on one knee and sweeps it through fine leg for a cheeky boundary. 114/3

28.4 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Stays back and pushes it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 110/3

28.3 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Whips it straight to the short fine leg fielder. 109/3

28.2 T Dilshan to Misbah, Goes back and punches it to deep mid-wicket for one. 109/3

28.1 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Fullish on legs, clipped to long on for a single. 108/3

Afridi back on.

28.6 H Azam to U Tharanga, Stays back and goes for a powerful cut but misses. 123/4

28.5 H Azam to U Tharanga, Lucky! Fullish outside off, Tharanga tries to slap it past covers but gets an inside edge past leg stump for a couple to fine leg. 123/4

28.4 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Gets an inside edge onto the ground over the keeper for a single to third man. 121/4

28.3 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Dabs it to the off side and looks for a run but is sent back. 120/4

28.2 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara leans forward and drives it beautifully through covers for a couple. 120/4

28.1 H Azam to U Tharanga, Slower delivery outside off, Cut to third man for a single. 118/4

27.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, Leg cutter outside off, Misbah goes on the back foot and helps it to covers to end the over. 107/3

27.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 107/3

27.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back and mistimes his push to mid-wicket. 107/3

27.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched straight to covers. 107/3

27.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Opens the face of his bat and pushes it to point. No run. 107/3

27.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed to third man for a single. 107/3

Hammad Azam back on.

27.6 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, A tad short outside off, cut to deep point for one. 117/4

27.5 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Pushes it to covers and takes one. 116/4

27.4 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 115/4

27.3 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Finally a much needed boundary! A tad short on middle, Sangakkara is onto it in a flash, rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 115/4

27.2 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Leans forward and taps it to point. They scamper through for a single. 111/4

27.1 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Goes back and cuts it to deep cover for a couple. 110/4

Maharoof into the attack now.

26.6 T Dilshan to Misbah, Rocks back and pushes it straight to mid-wicket. No run. 106/3

26.5 T Dilshan to Misbah, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 106/3

26.4 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Goes back and clips it behind square for one. 106/3

26.3 T Dilshan to U Akmal, Comes forward and helps it straight to the bowler. 105/3

26.2 T Dilshan to Misbah, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg this time just for a single. 105/3

26.1 T Dilshan to Misbah, FOUR! It's Misbah's turn to be intelligent now! Fullish delivery on legs, Misbah sits on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a well timed boundary. 104/3

26.6 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Fullish and flatter outside off, driven to long off for one. 108/4

26.5 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara gets an outside edge to point. The pair run through for a single. 107/4

26.4 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Drives it on the on side and takes one. 106/4

26.3 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and punches it to long on for a single. 105/4

26.2 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Flicks it to long on and takes one. 104/4

26.1 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 103/4

Tillakaratne Dilshan into the attack now.

25.6 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Rocks back and cuts it with venom to deep point for a couple. 13 runs off the over, good one for Pakistan. 100/3

25.5 S Prasanna to U Akmal, SIX! He is taking him on here! Dances down the track and hoicks a fullish delivery outside off over long on for a huge maximum. 98/3

25.4 S Prasanna to U Akmal, FOUR! Intelligent! Flighted delivery outside off, Akmal dances down the track and chips it over mid-wicket for a well placed boundary. 92/3

25.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Loopy delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Akmal. 88/3

25.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and whips it to fine leg for a single. 88/3

25.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, Comes forward and pats it to covers. 87/3

25.6 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Gets a leading edge straight to the bowler. 103/4

25.5 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, dabbed to long off for one. 103/4

25.4 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Helps it to long on and picks up a single. 102/4

25.3 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Drives it to long off and picks up one. 101/4

25.2 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Punches it to long on and picks up a single. 100/4

25.1 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Stays back and pushes it to covers. No run. 99/4

24.6 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Tries to guide it to third man but helps it to the point fielder. No run. 87/3

24.5 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Slower delivery on middle, helped straight back to Maharoof. 87/3

24.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Stays in his crease and dabs a wide delivery outside off to third man for one. 87/3

24.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 86/3

24.3 F Maharoof to Misbah, WIDE! Well taken by Sangakkara! Maharoof slips it way down the leg side. Sangakkara dives to his left and pouches it with his left hand. 86/3

24.2 F Maharoof to Misbah, Flicks it wide of mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. Superb running by the pair. 85/3

Fifty stand up between Akmal and Misbah.

24.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Drifts it onto his pads, clipped to fine leg for a single. 83/3

24.6 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Defended off the front foot by Tharanga presenting the full face of the bat. Good comeback from Afridi after being hit for a boundary off the very first ball of the over. 99/4

24.5 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Again tries to work it past mid-wicket but only finds the fielder. 99/4

24.4 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Works it to the on side. No run. 99/4

24.3 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Goes back and defends it into the ground. 99/4

24.2 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Tharanga has pushed it to the cover region. 99/4

24.1 S Afridi to U Tharanga, FOUR! Lovely shot! Flighted delivery outside off, on a fullish length. Tharanga leans forward and drives it sublimely past extra cover for a crunching boundary. 99/4

23.6 S Prasanna to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by Misbah presenting the full face of the bat. 82/3

23.5 S Prasanna to Misbah, SIX! Bludgeoned! Flighted and fullish delivery outside off, Misbah stays back and smashes it over long on for a humongous maximum. When he hits them they stay hit! 82/3

23.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Leans forward and defends it on the off side. 76/3

23.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Again sits on one knee and scoops it to fine leg for just a single this time. 76/3

23.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 75/3

23.1 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Good improvisation form Akmal! Flighted delivery outside off, Akmal sits on one knee and scoops it over fine leg for three. 74/3

23.6 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Works it to the on side and pinches one. 95/4

23.5 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara drives it to long off and takes a single. 94/4

23.4 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Chips down the track and pushes it to long off for one. 93/4

23.3 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Quicker delivery outside off, helped to covers. 92/4

23.2 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Leans forward and dabs it straight to mid off. No run. 92/4

23.1 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 92/4

22.6 F Maharoof to Misbah, A stifled appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nips back in after landing. Misbah misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Maharoof appeals but the umpire says no. Probably going down. 71/3

22.5 F Maharoof to Misbah, Wide outside off, Misbah stays in his crease and pats it to point. 71/3

22.4 F Maharoof to Misbah, Goes back and pushes it to mid off. 71/3

22.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Length delivery outside off, Akmal opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 71/3

22.2 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Short and wide outside off, Akmal rocks back and punches it to covers. Two good shots for no runs! 70/3

22.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Fullish delivery outside off, Akmal drives it beautifully but doesn't beat mid off. No run. 70/3

22.6 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it to long on for one. Good sensible batting from this pair. 91/4

22.5 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Short outside off, cut powerfully to deep point but just for a single. 90/4

22.4 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Flighted delivery outside off, chipped to long off for one. 89/4

22.3 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Misses out! Wide delivery outside off, cut straight to point. 88/4

22.2 S Afridi to U Tharanga, Stays back and punches it on the off side for a single. 88/4

22.1 S Afridi to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, pushed to long off for one. 87/4

21.6 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and chops it to mid off to end the over. 70/3

21.5 S Prasanna to Misbah, Quicker and flatter delivery on middle, Misbah leans forward and prods it into the ground. 70/3

21.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to covers. No run. 70/3

21.3 S Prasanna to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by Misbah presenting the full face of the bat. 70/3

21.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Lunges forward and defends it on the leg side. 70/3

21.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, Fullish on middle, pushed to mid on. 70/3

Shahid Afridi into the attack now.

21.6 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Goes inside out and drives it past extra cover for a couple. Nice placement there by Tharanga. 86/4

21.5 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Helps it to long off and they take one. 84/4

21.4 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Stays back and cuts a wide delivery to deep point for a single. 83/4

21.3 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Flatter delivery on middle, Tharanga mistimes his flick to mid-wicket. 82/4

21.2 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and pushes it to long off for one. 82/4

21.1 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on off, patted to deep point for a single. 81/4

Seekkuge Prasanna back on.

20.6 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Slower leg cutter on middle, defended off the front foot to end the over. Just one run off the over. 70/3

20.5 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, helped defensively to point by Akmal. 70/3

20.4 F Maharoof to U Akmal, A tad short outside off, Akmal goes back and pushes it to covers. 70/3

20.3 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Fullish outside off, Akmal leans forward and drives it to mid off. No run. 70/3

20.2 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Stays in his crease and pats it to point. 70/3

20.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, Goes back and defends it into the ground. 70/3

20.1 F Maharoof to U Akmal, WIDE! Slips this one well down the leg side. 70/3

20.6 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Nudges it off his pads behind square and takes one. 80/4

20.5 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Tries to work it to the on side but gets a leading edge tot eh off side. The off spin did him in there. 79/4

20.4 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a single. 79/4

20.3 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 78/4

20.2 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Punches it straight to the bowler. No run. 78/4

20.1 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Goes back and works it on the off side for a single. 78/4

Maharoof into the attack now.

19.6 N Kulasekara to U Akmal, Goes back and pulls it to fine leg for a single. End of Bowling Powerplay, 29/0 during that period. 69/3

19.5 N Kulasekara to U Akmal, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 68/3

19.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Just short! Short of a length delivery on middle, Misbah top edges his pull on one bounce to Malinga at fine leg. one run added to the total. 68/3

19.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Slower leg cutter on middle, pushed to mid on by Misbah. Misbah picked it early. 67/3

19.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Bottom edges his back foot punch straight to mid on. 67/3

19.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, squirted into the ground by Misbah. 67/3

19.6 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Drives it to long off and takes a single to end the over. End of Bowling Powerplay, 11/0 during that period. 77/4

19.5 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Full length delivery outside off, dabbed straight back to the bowler. 76/4

19.4 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Flatter and quicker delivery outside off, Tharanga goes for a cut but inside edges it on one bounce to the keeper. 76/4

19.3 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Uses his feet and pats it to long on for a single. 76/4

19.2 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Chips down the track and helps it to long on for one. 75/4

19.1 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven to covers. No run. 74/4

18.6 L Malinga to U Akmal, Yorker outside off, well dug out by Akmal. 12 runs off the over, good one for Pakistan. 67/3

18.5 L Malinga to U Akmal, Fullish outside off, punched straight to mid on. 67/3

18.4 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! He is taking on Malinga here! Fullish delivery on the leg stump, Akmal stays in the crease and flicks it nonchalantly past square leg for a sublime boundary. 67/3

18.3 L Malinga to U Akmal, Full length delivery on off, helped straight back to the bowler. 63/3

18.2 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Overpitched delivery outside off, Akmal comes forward and slices it past point for a wonderful boundary. 63/3

18.1 L Malinga to U Akmal, FOUR! Starts off with a loosener outside off, Akmal leans forward and caresses it past point for a crunching boundary. 59/3

18.6 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Goes back and pushes it straight to the bowler. 74/4

18.5 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Taps it to point and scampers through for a single. 74/4

18.4 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and nudges it to the on side for a single. 73/4

18.3 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Stays in the crease and cuts it to deep point for one. 72/4

18.2 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Tharanga shoulders his arms to a delivery outside off. 71/4

18.1 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, spins away sharply after landing. Tharanga goes for a cut but is beaten by the spin. 71/4

Lasith Malinga comes back on.

17.6 N Kulasekara to U Akmal, Back of a length delivery on middle, Akmal pats it to square leg and takes one. 55/3

17.5 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Drifts it onto his pads this time, Misbah stays back and clips it to fine leg for a single. 54/3

17.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, dabbed into the ground by Misbah. 53/3

17.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Stays back and prods it to point. 53/3

17.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Misbah feels for it but is beaten by the movement. 53/3

17.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Mistimes his punch to mid on. No run. 53/3

17.6 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Quicker and flatter delivery outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 71/4

17.5 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Stays back and squirts it to long off for a single. 70/4

17.4 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Fullish on legs, helped to mid on. 69/4

17.3 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Chips down the track and helps it straight back to the bowler. 69/4

17.2 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Nudges this one to the on side. No run. 69/4

17.1 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Goes back and helps a good length delivery to mid-wicket. 69/4

Nuwan Kulasekara back on.

16.6 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Good bouncer! Short of a length delivery outside off, gets bit on Akmal who gets into a tangle and plays it awkwardly into the ground on the off side. 53/3

16.5 S Lakmal to Misbah, Misses out on a poor delivery here! Full toss on middle, Misbah clips it to deep mid-wicket and gets just a single. 53/3

16.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, In the corridor outside off, Misbah shoulders his arms to it. 52/3

16.3 S Lakmal to Misbah, Fullish on middle, driven straight to mid on. 52/3

16.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, FOUR! Clobbered! Good length delivery outside off, Misbah rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for a well timed boundary. 52/3

16.1 S Lakmal to Misbah, Good length delivery outside off, Misbah goes back and pats it to point. 48/3

16.6 S Ajmal to K Sangakkara, Cuts it to deep point and takes a single. 69/4

16.5 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Drives it to long off and takes a single. 68/4

16.4 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Taps it to the off side. No run. 67/4

16.3 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Short and wide outside off, helped straight to the point fielder. 67/4

16.2 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Loopy delivery outside off, Tharanga drives it beautifully but straight to point. 67/4

16.1 S Ajmal to U Tharanga, Mistimes his cut to the point fielder. 67/4

Drinks break.

15.6 S Prasanna to Misbah, Clips it off his pads behind square leg and takes a single. 48/3

15.5 S Prasanna to Misbah, FOUR! Bludgeoned! A tad short on off, Misbah rocks back and pulls it muscularly past mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. These two need to build up a good partnership now! 47/3

15.4 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Helps it wide of mid off 43/3

15.3 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Driven straight to the mid off fielder. No run. 42/3

15.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, Flicks it on the on side and they run through for a single. 42/3

15.1 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Loopy delivery outside off, Akmal guides it wide of point and takes one. 41/3

Saeed Ajmal into the attack now.

15.6 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Drives it to the cover fielder this time. No run. Just a single off the over. 67/4

15.5 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Flicks a length delivery on his pads straight to mid-wicket. 67/4

15.4 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Leans forward and dabs it into the ground. 67/4

15.3 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Stays back and clips it to fine leg for one. 67/4

15.2 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Comes forward and helps it straight back to the bowler. 66/4

15.1 M Hafeez to U Tharanga, Pushes it to the covers. No run. 66/4

Bowling Powerplay taken by Sri Lanka.

14.6 S Lakmal to Misbah, Good length delivery angling in, clipped to mid-wicket. No run. 40/3

14.5 S Lakmal to Misbah, Comes forward and inside edges his defense onto his pads to the off side. 40/3

14.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, In the corridor outside off, nips back in after landing. Misbah lets it go through. 40/3

14.3 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Works it behind square leg and takes a single. 40/3

14.2 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Fullish delivery on the leg stump, Akmal misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved. May be going down leg. 39/3

14.1 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Stays back and defends it from the crease. 39/3

Bowling Powerplay taken by Pakistan.

14.6 H Azam to K Sangakkara, In the corridor outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. Sri Lanka need to settle down now, they are losing wickets at regular intervals. 66/4

14.5 H Azam to U Tharanga, Comes forward and helps it to covers for a single. 66/4

14.4 H Azam to U Tharanga, Tharanga has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 65/4

Upul Tharanga is the next man in.

14.3 H Azam to L Thirimanne, OUT! Another batsman throws away his wicket! Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne leans forward and smacks it uppishly straight to point where Umar Akmal pouches a very good catch. Sri Lanka in deep waters now, 65/4. 65/4

14.2 H Azam to L Thirimanne, Dabs it to mid off and sets off for a single, Afridi stationed there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses and concedes an overthrow. Two runs added to the total. 65/3

14.1 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Overpitched delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives it beautifully to deep cover but just for a single. 63/3

13.6 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Leans forward and drives it through covers for one. 39/3

13.5 S Prasanna to U Akmal, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 38/3

13.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Cuts it powerfully to deep cover and takes one. 38/3

13.3 S Prasanna to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by Misbah presenting the full face of the bat. 37/3

13.2 S Prasanna to Misbah, FOUR! Well placed! This time he goes inside out and drives a fullish length delivery past extra cover for a crunching boundary. 37/3

13.1 S Prasanna to Misbah, Fullish outside off, driven to covers. 33/3

13.6 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Drives it to long off and takes one. 62/3

13.5 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Thirimanne cuts it to deep point and takes one. 61/3

Sangakkara is receiving some medical attention. Meanwhile the umpires have called for drinks.

13.4 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Close! Sangakkara pushes it to covers and sets off for a single. The fielder stationed there, Umar Akmal, rushes in, picks up the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Sangakkara dives in and makes it. That would have been close if he had scored a direct hit. 60/3

13.3 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 59/3

13.2 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Fullish on middle, driven straight back to the bowler. 58/3

13.1 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, The broadcaster was late on resuming after the break, missed the first ball. 58/3

12.6 S Lakmal to U Akmal, Gets back and pats it straight to the point fielder. 33/3

Umar Akmal is the next man in.

12.5 S Lakmal to Y Khan, OUT! Superb catch by Maharoof! Good length delivery outside off, Younus mistimes his flick to mid on where Maharoof dives forward full length and latches onto it at the first instance. He hits the ground and the impact seems to take the ball out of his hands but he does very well to grab it the second time around. The Lankans are fighting back hard here. 33/3

12.4 S Lakmal to Misbah, Short of a length delivery on middle, pulled away to fine leg for one. 33/2

12.3 S Lakmal to Misbah, Stays back and cuts a good length delivery outside off straight to point. 32/2

12.2 S Lakmal to Misbah, Opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. No run. 32/2

12.1 S Lakmal to Misbah, Length delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Misbah. 32/2

12.6 H Azam to L Thirimanne, Shuffles across a bit and nudges it to the on side for one. 58/3

12.5 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Rocks back and guides a good length delivery outside off to deep cover for a single. 57/3

12.4 H Azam to K Sangakkara, Drives this delivery outside off to covers. 56/3

12.3 H Azam to L Thirimanne, Clips it to deep square leg and takes one. 56/3

12.2 H Azam to L Thirimanne, Full length delivery outside off, Thirimanne slices it to point where Umar Akmal dives to his right and stops the ball. No run. 55/3

12.1 H Azam to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, helped straight to covers. 55/3

11.6 S Prasanna to Y Khan, Fullish on off, punched straight back to the bowler. Good over for Sri Lanka, just a single and a wicket off it. The Lions are fighting back. 32/2

11.5 S Prasanna to Y Khan, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 32/2

11.4 S Prasanna to Misbah, Goes back and clips it behind square leg for a single. 32/2

11.3 S Prasanna to Misbah, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 31/2

Misbah-ul-Haq is the next man in.

11.2 S Prasanna to M Hafeez, OUT! Prasanna strikes straightaway! Flighted delivery outside off, turning away, entices Hafeez into the drive who plays a half-hearted cut and ends up scooping it to point where Chandimal dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. 31/2

11.1 S Prasanna to M Hafeez, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 31/1

Hammad Azam into the attack now.

11.6 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Mistimes his drive straight back to the bowler. Just two runs off the over. 55/3

11.5 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Drives it beautifully through covers but just for a single. 55/3

11.4 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Gets behind the line of the ball and defends. 54/3

11.3 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Clips it to the deep square leg fielder. No run. 54/3

11.2 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, spins away after landing. Thirimanne goes for a cut but misses. 54/3

11.1 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara guides it to deep cover for one. 54/3

Seekkuge Prasanna into the attack now.

10.6 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Drives it beautifully straight down but Lakmal gets a boot to it at the last moment. The ball gets deflected to covers where the fielder stops the ball. No run. Consecutive maidens. Good stuff from Sri Lanka. 31/1

10.5 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Clips it straight to the mid-wicket fielder this time. 31/1

10.4 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Big appeal for caught behind! Lakmal delivers a bouncer on off, Younus goes for a hook but seems to miss it. Sangakkara appeals for a caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. 31/1

10.3 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Tries to flick it but mistimes it to mid on. No run. 31/1

10.2 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 31/1

10.1 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Dilshan is electric in that position! Short and wide outside off, Younus cuts it with venom to point where Dilshan dives to his right and makes a one-handed stop. 31/1

10.6 A Cheema to L Thirimanne, Drives it beautifully to mid off where Afridi dives to his left and stops it. No run. 53/3

10.5 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Stays back and helps it wide of mid on for a single. 53/3

10.4 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara leaves it alone. 52/3

10.3 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, helped straight to mid off. 52/3

10.2 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, In the corridor outside off, Sangakkara shoulders arms to let that one through. 52/3

10.1 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and squirts it to the covers fielder. 52/3

9.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, helped straight to the covers fielder. Maiden over. End of Mandatory Powerplay. Hafeez is playing a patient innings here. 31/1

9.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Goes back and taps it to point. 31/1

9.4 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Stays in his crease and pushes it back to the bowler. 31/1

9.3 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Hafeez shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 31/1

9.2 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Brilliant fielding from Dilshan again! Length delivery outside off, Hafeez punches it to point where Dilshan dives to his right and stops it. No run. 31/1

9.1 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 31/1

Cheema comes back on.

9.6 M Hafeez to L Thirimanne, Mistimes his drive straight back to the bowler to end the over. End of the Mandatory Powerplay, good one for Pakistan. 52/3

9.5 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Drives it to mid on and takes a single. 52/3

9.4 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Nicely done by Sangakkara! A tad short outside off, Sangakkara rocks back and cuts it powerfully past short third man for a boundary. 51/3

9.3 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Stays back and dabs it to the bowler. 47/3

9.2 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Flat and quick delivery outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 47/3

9.1 M Hafeez to K Sangakkara, Fullish delivery on off, helped straight to the bowler. 47/3

8.6 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Back of a length delivery on his pads, Younus flicks it behind square leg and takes a couple. 31/1

8.5 S Lakmal to Y Khan, Good length delivery outside off, Younus dabs it into the ground. 29/1

Younus Khan is the next man in.

8.4 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, OUT! Lakmal produces a much needed breakthrough! Back of a length delivery on off, gets big on Jamshed who tries to pull it but only manages to get a top edge to mid on where Tharanga pouches it safely. Good change of length there from Lakmal. 29/1

8.3 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Stays in the crease and punches it straight back to the bowler. 29/0

8.2 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Jamshed goes for the cut but misses it. 29/0

8.1 S Lakmal to M Hafeez, Mistimes his punch wide of mid on and scampers through for a single. 29/0

Mohammad Hafeez comes into the attack now.

8.6 U Gul to L Thirimanne, Leans forward and dabs it into the ground to end the over. Pakistan have got off to a rollicking start here, their pacemen have done a spectacular job. 47/3

8.5 U Gul to L Thirimanne, Goes back and prods it to the off side. 47/3

Lahiru Thirimanne is the next man in.

8.4 U Gul to D Chandimal, OUT! Lovely catch from Younus Khan! Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal tries to guide it through third man but helps it aerially to slips where Younus Khan dives to his left and latches on to it splendidly. The umpires go upstairs to check for the no ball but replays show that his foot was just behind. Sri Lanka in big trouble now, 47/3. 47/3

8.3 U Gul to D Chandimal, Comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 47/2

8.2 U Gul to D Chandimal, Probing line outside off, Chandimal lets it go through. 47/2

8.1 U Gul to D Chandimal, Big appeal for an LBW! Fullish on the leg stump, Chandimal misses his flick, the ball hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire says no and the replays show that it would indeed have missed leg. 47/2

7.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Stays back and flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket, Malinga chases it, slides and pulls the ball inside the ropes. Three runs taken. 28/0

7.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Goes back and punches it straight to the covers fielder. 25/0

7.4 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Gives himself room and cuts it past point for a single to third man. 25/0

7.3 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Jamshed has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 24/0

7.2 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, FOUR! What a shot! Nothing wrong with the delivery! Good length delivery on middle, Jamshed just pushes it effortlessly wide of mid on and it races away for a magnificently timed boundary. 24/0

Sangakkara comes up to the stumps now!

7.1 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, FOUR! Smacked! Fullish outside off, Jamshed dances down the track and slaps it past extra cover for a muscular boundary. 20/0

7.6 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on off, guided to the point fielder to end the over. This is a superb comeback from Cheema. After being plundered in his initial overs, he has sent both the openers back! 47/2

7.5 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and squirts it into the ground to the on side. 47/2

7.4 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, In the corridor outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms to it. 47/2

7.3 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Drives this straight back to the bowler. 47/2

7.2 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Fullish outside off, Sangakkara stays back and punches it past mid-wicket for an effortless boundary. 47/2

Dinesh Chandimal comes in to bat now.

7.1 A Cheema to T Dilshan, OUT! Cheema strikes again! Dilshan departs! Back of a length delivery on middle, gets big on Dilshan who tries to pull it and miscues it to mid on where Ajmal comes forward and takes a good catch. Both the openers are in the pavilion for the Lankans. Ajmal seems to have hurt himself there. 43/2

6.6 S Lakmal to M Hafeez, Works it to the on side. No run. 16/0

6.5 S Lakmal to M Hafeez, Big appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nips back in after landing. Hafeez is stuck in the crease and seems to get an inside edge onto the pads. The players go up in a huge appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Replays confirm that there was a big inside edge. 16/0

6.4 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Just short! Bouncer outside off, Jamshed doesn't connect his pull well, it lands on one bounce to Malinga at mid on. The pair scamper through for a single. 16/0

6.3 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, FOUR! Streaky! Good length delivery outside off, Jamshed Dances down the track and tries to whack it over the covers but only manages to get a thick outside edge to third man for a boundary. 15/0

6.2 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Goes back and prods it to point. 11/0

6.1 S Lakmal to N Jamshed, Beaten! Draws the batsman into the drive with a fullish delivery outside off. It nips away after landing and Jamshed is beaten by the movement. 11/0

6.6 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 43/1

6.5 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Drives it superbly through the off side but Misbah at short covers dives to his right and saves a certain boundary. Superb effort. 43/1

6.4 U Gul to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan whacks it powerfully through covers and takes three. 43/1

6.4 U Gul to T Dilshan, WIDE! Bouncer way down the leg side. 40/1

6.3 U Gul to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara rocks back and places it in the gap between point and covers. Picks up a single. 39/1

6.2 U Gul to T Dilshan, Leg bye! Misses his flick and takes a single on the on side. 38/1

6.1 U Gul to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, cut away to covers. No run. 37/1

Suranga Lakmal into the attack now.

5.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, Hafeez stays back and pushes it to mid off. Maiden over. Disciplined bowling here from Kulasekara. 11/0

5.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Punches it straight to the short mid on fielder. 11/0

5.4 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, squirted into the ground by Hafeez. 11/0

5.3 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish on legs, clipped straight to mid on. 11/0

5.2 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 11/0

5.1 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish on off, pushed straight back to the bowler. 11/0

5.6 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, In the corridor outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. A successful over for Pakistan, a wicket and just four runs off it. 37/1

5.5 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on off, helped straight back to the bowler. 37/1

5.4 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, jammed into the ground by Sangakkara. 37/1

5.3 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, Comes forward and helps it to covers. 37/1

5.2 A Cheema to K Sangakkara, FOUR! What a classy way to get off the mark! Fullish delivery on pads, Sangakkara flicks it sublimely past mid-wicket for a well timed boundary. 37/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the next man in.

5.1 A Cheema to M J'dena, OUT! Soft dismissal! Fullish outside off, Jayawardena dances down the track and smashes it aerially straight to Hafeez at covers. Big wicket for Pakistan. Jayawardena departs for 12. 33/1

4.6 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Bouncer! Jamshed ducks under it. 11/0

4.5 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Fullish delivery outside off, Jamshed does well to get his bat down in time. The ball spins and rolls over to the bowler. 11/0

4.4 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Clips it to square leg and takes one. 11/0

4.3 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Slightly back of a length delivery on off, Jamshed rocks back and pulls it wide of mid on, Tharanga stationed there gives it a chase, dives forward and pulls the ball back in. The pair take three. 10/0

4.2 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Slower Yorker on middle, well dug out by Jamshed. Nice change of pace there by Malinga. 7/0

4.1 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Nicely timed but straight to the fielder! Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid on. 7/0

4.6 U Gul to M J'dena, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 33/0

4.5 U Gul to T Dilshan, Pulls it to deep square leg and takes one. 32/0

4.4 U Gul to T Dilshan, Goes back and pats it to the off side. 31/0

4.3 U Gul to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan, without any footwork, tries to slap it through off side but misses. 31/0

4.2 U Gul to M J'dena, Nudges it on the on side and scampers through for a quick single. 31/0

4.1 U Gul to M J'dena, Short and wide, Jayawardena cuts it to point where Umar Akmal does well to stop. He then has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 30/0

3.6 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Comes forward and prods it into the ground to end the over. 7/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, FOUR! Magnificent! Good length delivery on off, Hafeez stays back and punches it effortlessly past mid on for a superbly timed boundary. 7/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, played straight back to the bowler. 3/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed goes for a drive but inside edges it behind square leg for a single. 3/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Stays back and helps it to mid off this time. 2/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off, pushed straight to mid on. 2/0

3.6 A Cheema to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, cut straight to covers. 30/0

3.5 A Cheema to T Dilshan, Bouncer at 137.2 kph! Dilshan goes for the pull but sways away at the last moment. 30/0

3.4 A Cheema to T Dilshan, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Dilshan is caught in two minds whether to pull it or let it go and follows up with a half poke but misses. 30/0

3.3 A Cheema to T Dilshan, FOUR! Stupendous! Stand and deliver! Fullish delivery outside off, Dilshan stands tall and whacks it past extra cover for a powerful boundary. Cheema isn't learning from his mistakes! 30/0

3.2 A Cheema to T Dilshan, FOUR! Hammered! Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for another muscular boundary. 26/0

3.1 A Cheema to T Dilshan, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Dilshan plays it to point off the back foot. 22/0

2.6 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Mistimes his punch to the on side to end the over. A cautious start this from Pakistan. 2/0

2.5 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Punches it to covers where Chandimal dives to his left ans makes the stop. 2/0

2.4 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery on the leg stump, nips back in after landing. Hafeez is caught in the crease as he tries to flick it. The ball hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Replays show that the ball was going down. 2/0

2.3 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Checks his shot at the last moment and plays it with soft hands to mid on. 2/0

2.2 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez stays back and punches it to Malinga. 2/0

2.1 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed straight back to the bowler. 2/0

2.6 U Gul to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, defended on the off side. Just two runs off the over, good one from Gul. 22/0

2.5 U Gul to M J'dena, Slightly short outside off, Jayawardena cuts it straight to the point fielder. 22/0

2.4 U Gul to M J'dena, Goes back and pats it to point. 22/0

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Love the way mahela & dilshan start off..they dont fear getting out..they look to unsettle bowlers from word go and get upper hand early."

2.3 U Gul to M J'dena, Jayawardena has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 22/0

2.2 U Gul to M J'dena, Fullish delivery outside off, Jayawardena drives it sweetly past covers for a couple. 22/0

2.1 U Gul to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, prodded into the ground by Jayawardena. 20/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Slices it to point where Dilshan dives to his left and stops the ball. No run. 2/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Jamshed shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 2/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, A stifled appeal for LBW! Fullish delivery on the leg stump, nips back in after landing. Jamshed misses his flick and is rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Probably going down. 2/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to N Jamshed, Probing line outside off, Jamshed lets it go through. 2/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single. 2/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to M Hafeez, Fullish on the off stump, Hafeez opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. 1/0

1.6 A Cheema to T Dilshan, FOUR! Cheema is being taken to the cleaners here! Again wide outside off, Dilshan rocks back and slaps it past point for a crunching boundary. 17 runs off the over. 20/0

1.5 A Cheema to T Dilshan, FOUR! Whack! Again poor from Cheema! Delivers this wide outside off, Dilshan stays back and thumps it past covers for a powerful boundary. 16/0

1.4 A Cheema to M J'dena, Back of a length delivery outside off, cut away to third man for one. 12/0

1.3 A Cheema to M J'dena, FOUR LEG BYES! Drifts it onto his pads this time, Jayawardena misses his flick, the ball brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 11/0

1.2 A Cheema to M J'dena, Lets it go after the ball outside off but misses it. 7/0

1.1 A Cheema to M J'dena, FOUR! Starts off with a loosener! Wide outside off, Jayawardena stays back and cuts it powerfully past point for a muscular boundary. 7/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Overpitched delivery outside off, sliced straight to point. 1/0

0.5 L Malinga to N Jamshed, Big appeal for an LBW! Yorker on the leg stump, swings in late. Jamshed misses his defense completely. The ball hits his pads on the full and the players appeal. The umpire says no. Probably going down. 1/0

0.4 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Slower delivery outside off, Hafeez comes forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for a single to third man. 1/0

0.3 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, helped to point by Hafeez. 0/0

0.2 L Malinga to M Hafeez, In the corridor outside off, Hafeez lets it go through. 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to M Hafeez, Fullish on the off stump, pushed to mid on by Hafeez. 0/0

Aizaz Cheema to bowl from the other end.

0.6 U Gul to T Dilshan, Big appeal for a caught behind! Wide outside off, Dilshan throws the kitchen sink at it, the ball swings away after it passes the bat, it seemed as if there was no edge. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire stays unmoved. 3/0

0.5 U Gul to T Dilshan, In the corridor outside off, Dilshan lets it go through. 3/0

0.4 U Gul to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan opens the face of the bat and helps it to point. 3/0

0.3 U Gul to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside off, this time Dilshan mistimes his slap outside off to covers. Dilshan is showing an attacking intent straightaway. 3/0

0.2 U Gul to T Dilshan, Misses out! Wide outside off, Dilshan stays in the crease and slaps it straight to the covers fielder. 3/0

0.1 U Gul to M J'dena, Straightaway off the mark! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena stays back and cuts it past point for three. 3/0