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As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20


Cricketnext Staff
Dec 14, 2013 at 08:29am IST

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Pakistan are going in with an unchanged squad while Sri Lanka have given a chance to Seekkuge Prasanna in place of Ajantha Mendis.

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Pakistan edged out Sri Lanka by three wickets in a thrilling last-over finish in the first match on Wednesday.

As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20

Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular interval after Perera and Sangakkara took Pakistan to 211 in the 2nd T20I in Dubai.

Teams:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal, Usman Khan.

Sri Lanka: TM Dilshan, MDKJ Perera, KC Sangakkara, LD Chandimal, AD Mathews, HDRL Thirimanne, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, SMSM Senanayake, SL Malinga, S Prasanna.

Commentary (Pakistan 1st Innings)

So that's it from all of us here for the T20I series, do make sure you join us for the start of the five-match ODI series starting with the first ODI on 18th December 2013. Till then it's good bye, take care.

Kusal Perera was adjudged the Man of the Match for his fantastic knock! He said he is happy with his contribution to the team for a crucial win. It was his innings which provided Sri Lanka the impetus to post a big total. Shahid Afridi was adjudged the Man of the Series. Mohammad Hafeez and Dinesh Chandimal share the trophy.

Sri Lanka finish the T20I series on a high as they retain the number one ranking with a victory and draw the series 1-1. Overall, a good comeback by them after losing the first match. Pakistan will rue bowling badly in the second match which cost them the series. Both teams will now be looking to work on the small chinks before the World Twenty20.

A comprehensive win for Sri Lanka as they win the match by 24 runs and level the T20I series. Pakistan came out with a positive intent in the chase but kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Sharjeel hit his maiden T20I fifty but couldn't carry on. Afridi played his shots before he was dismissed thanks to a brilliant catch from Sangakkara. Tanvir and Ajmal had an entertaining stand of 63-runs but could not push Pakistan past the finish line.

19.2 N Kulasekara to S Ajmal, OUT! Sri Lanka win by 24 runs! Kulasekara bowled it full and on the stumps, Ajmal misses his heave and is struck in front of the stumps. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger to rule him out! Well deserved victory for Sri Lanka! 187/10

19.2 N Kulasekara to S Ajmal, WIDE! Bowls it short on middle, Ajmal lets it go over it. The umpire signals wide for the height! 187/9

19.1 N Kulasekara to U Khan, Fuller on the stumps, Usman takes a single to the leg side. 186/9

18.6 L Malinga to U Khan, Fuller on the pads, Usman gets off the mark with a single to the leg side. 185/9

18.5 L Malinga to U Khan, Fuller outside leg, Usman looks to back away and hit through the off side but is beaten. 184/9

Usman Khan to bat now.

18.4 L Malinga to S Tanvir, OUT! Tanvir is gone! Full toss outside off, Tanvir looks to heave it across the line, gets a leading edge towards point who completes the catch. The third umpire referred for the no ball but he confirms that Malinga's front foot was behind the line. End of a fighting knock from Tanvir! 184/9

Tanvir is out caught! Umpire checking for a front foot no ball!

18.3 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Fuller on the stumps, Tanvir plays it back to the bowler. 184/8

18.2 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Yorker outside off, Tanvir looks to squeeze it past covers but is beaten for pace. 184/8

18.2 L Malinga to S Tanvir, WIDE! Full but very wide outside off, Tanvir lets it go. The umpire signals it wide. 184/8

18.1 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Fuller outside off, Tanvir looks to sweep but is beaten. 183/8

17.6 T Perera to S Ajmal, Full toss on leg, Ajmal paddles it toward fine leg and comes back for the second. 183/8

17.5 T Perera to S Ajmal, SIX! Bang! Slower ball on middle and leg, Ajmal picks it up and swings it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. 181/8

17.4 T Perera to S Tanvir, Length ball on middle, Tanvir lofts it down the ground for a single. 175/8

17.3 T Perera to S Tanvir, Full toss on middle and leg, Tanvir turns it toward fine leg and comes back for the second. 174/8

17.2 T Perera to S Ajmal, Short on middle, Ajmal pulls it straight to mid-wicket for a single. 172/8

17.1 T Perera to S Ajmal, Fuller outside off, Ajmal pushes it to the off side. They think of the single but decide against it. 171/8

16.6 L Malinga to S Tanvir, FOUR! Bang! Fuller on the stumps, Tanvir swings it to the long fence for a boundary. That brought up the 50-run stand between Tanvir and Ajmal. 171/8

Free hit stays!

16.6 L Malinga to S Ajmal, Short ball on middle, Ajmal pulls it to square leg for a single. Malinga over steps again and the umpire signal the no ball. 167/8

Free hit on!

16.6 L Malinga to S Tanvir, No ball! Fuller on the pads, Tanvir takes a single to mid-wicket. The umpire signals a no ball for over stepping. 165/8

16.5 L Malinga to S Ajmal, Fuller outside off, Ajmal guides it to third man and takes a single. 163/8

16.4 L Malinga to S Ajmal, Good length on middle, Ajmal turns it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 162/8

16.3 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Fuller on the pads, Tanvir flicks it uppishly towards the leg side for a single. 160/8

16.2 L Malinga to S Tanvir, FOUR! Bang! Fuller on the stumps, Tanvir slogs it across the line, gets a leading edge which goes too high and crosses the long on fence on the bounce. 159/8

16.1 L Malinga to S Tanvir, FOUR! Shot! Full outside off, Tanvir strokes it over covers for a boundary. 155/8

Malinga comes back for a bowl.

15.6 N Kulasekara to S Tanvir, Yorker on middle, Tanvir drives it to mid on for a single. 151/8

15.5 N Kulasekara to S Ajmal, Fuller outside off, Ajmal pushes it to the leg side for a single. 150/8

15.4 N Kulasekara to S Ajmal, Shorter on middle, Ajmal ducks under it. 149/8

15.3 N Kulasekara to S Tanvir, Fuller outside off, Tanvir takes a single to the off side. 149/8

15.2 N Kulasekara to S Ajmal, Shortish on middle, Ajmal turns it towards the leg side for a single. 148/8

15.1 N Kulasekara to S Tanvir, Fuller on the pads, Tanvir takes a single to the off side. 147/8

Kulasekara to bowl now.

14.6 S Senanayake to S Tanvir, Flat on leg, Tanvir takes a single to leg side. 146/8

14.5 S Senanayake to S Ajmal, Loopy on middle, Ajmal turns it to square leg for a single. 145/8

14.4 S Senanayake to S Tanvir, Floated on middle, Ajmal turns it towards backward square leg for a single. 144/8

14.3 S Senanayake to S Tanvir, SIX! Boom! Loopy on off, Tanvir swings the ball over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. 143/8

14.2 S Senanayake to S Ajmal, Fuller on the stumps, Ajmal misses his sweep. The ball rolls towards the off side as the batsmen take a leg bye. 137/8

14.1 S Senanayake to S Tanvir, Floated on leg, Tanvir sweps it fine towards Malinga at fine leg. The batsmen take a single. 136/8

Senanayake back to bowl.

13.6 T Perera to S Ajmal, Slower delivery outside off, Ajaml lunges forward and defends it back to the bowler. 135/8

13.5 T Perera to S Ajmal, FOUR! Deft! Fuller on the pads, Ajmal gets in line of the ball and clips it fine towards fine leg where Malinga does not do his best and watches the ball race into the boundary. 135/8

13.4 T Perera to S Tanvir, Slower on outside off, Tanvir misses his drive. Sangakkara fumbles behind the stumps allowing them to take a bye. 131/8

13.3 T Perera to S Tanvir, FOUR! Shot! Banged in short on middle, Tanvir pulls it hard through mid on for a boundary. 130/8

13.3 T Perera to S Tanvir, WIDE! Fuller outside off, Tanvir misses his heave. The umpire signals it wide. 126/8

13.2 T Perera to S Tanvir, FOUR! Cheeky! Good length on middle and leg, Tanvir helps it on its way to the fine leg fence for a boundary. 125/8

Saeed Ajmal comes out to bat.

13.1 T Perera to S Afridi, OUT! What a catch! Fuller on middle, Afridi looks to heave it across, gets a top edge towards third man. Sangakkara twirls around the ball as he over runs the ball and in the end dives to his right a take a single handed catch. Afridi sadly can't win it for Pakistan this time around! 121/8

Thisara Perera to bowl now.

12.6 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Full toss outside off, Tanvir plays it to covers. 121/7

12.5 L Malinga to S Afridi, Yorker on middle and leg, Afridi blocks it out to mid-wicket. The batsment run across for a single. 121/7

12.4 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Fullish length outside off, Tanvir drives it down the ground for one. 120/7

12.3 L Malinga to S Afridi, Fuller on middle, Afridi turns it towards mid-wicket for a single. 119/7

12.2 L Malinga to S Tanvir, Full toss on middle and leg, Tanvir plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 118/7

12.1 L Malinga to S Afridi, Bowls a yorker outside off, Afridi plays it down the ground past the bowler for a single. 117/7

Lasith Malinga returns to bowl.

11.6 S Prasanna to S Afridi, Shorter on off, Afridi punches it to the off side for a single. 25 runs off the over. 116/7

11.5 S Prasanna to S Tanvir, Flat outside off, Tanvir takes a single to covers. 115/7

11.4 S Prasanna to S Afridi, Loopy on off, Afridi hits it towards long off and takes a single. 114/7

11.3 S Prasanna to S Afridi, FOUR! Powerful! Flat outside off, Afridi makes room and flatbats it over covers for a powerful boundary. 113/7

11.2 S Prasanna to S Afridi, SIX! BOOM BOOM! Flatter outside off, Afridi comes down the track and lofts it high over covers for a biggie. 109/7

11.2 S Prasanna to S Afridi, WIDE! Bowls it flatter outside off, Afridi leaves it alone. The umpire signals it wide. 103/7

11.1 S Prasanna to S Afridi, SIX! Boom! Floated on leg, Afridi swings it high over the long on fence for a maximum. 102/7

Umpires have changed the ball.

11.1 S Prasanna to S Afridi, FIVE WIDES! Bowls a googly but way down the leg side, Sangakkara fails to collect the ball, as it races away to the fine leg fence. The umpire signals it five wides. 96/7

10.6 S Senanayake to S Afridi, Flat on stumps, Afridi takes a single to mid on. 91/7

10.5 S Senanayake to S Afridi, FOUR! Bang! Floated outside off, Afridi comes down the track and smacks it hard over covers for a boundary. 90/7

10.4 S Senanayake to S Tanvir, Fuller outside off, Tanvir drives it to mid off for a single. 86/7

Sohail Tanvir comes out to bat. Senanayake is on a hat-trick!

10.3 S Senanayake to B Bhatti, OUT! Stumped! Floated outside off, Bhatti is beaten on his forward defense. Sangakkara collects and whips the bails off in a flash. The third umpire is referred who confirms the same. 85/7

Third umpire referred for a stumping chance.

Bilawal Bhatti to bat now.

10.2 S Senanayake to U Amin, OUT! Floated outside off, Amin hits it straight to the fielder at cover. Wicket thrown! Poor batting from Pakistan! 85/6

10.1 S Senanayake to S Afridi, Flat outside off, Afridi takes a single to the off side. 85/5

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