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Aug 23, 2014
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Sri Lanka 277/6 | Overs 44.5 | Sohaib Maqsood 89 (73), Shahid Afridi 14 (10)
Pakistan clinch victory! Boom Boom Afridi ends it with a boundary! What a game of cricket. Sri Lanka would have thought that the game was in their bag, when Misbah ul Haq walked back to the pavillion with Pakistan reeling at 109 for 5. We hope you enjoyed watching the match, as much as we enjoyed covering it.
And Sri Lanka miss another run-out!
Kulasekara to bowl the last over. Just four runs needed. Boom Boom Afridi on strike.
Sri Lanka 271/6 | Overs 44 | Sohaib Maqsood 88 (72), Shahid Afridi 8 (5)
Maqsood smashes one to the boundary! What a shot that was! Pakistan need 6 from 8 balls.
Pakistan can afford to just deal in singles, and not do anything risky. Malinga to bowl his last. Can he produce something magical?
Sri Lanka 263/6 | Overs 43 | Sohaib Maqsood 82 (68), Shahid Afridi 7 (4)
Pakistan require 13 from 13 now!
Kulasekara bowls a poor delivery and Afridi makes no mistake in dispatching it for a boundary.
Boom Boom Afridi walks in for Pakistan. They need 22 from 3 overs. Can he finish it?
Sri Lanka 253/6 | Overs 42 | Sohaib Maqsood 79 (66)
Fawad Alam falls! He hits one high into the air and straight into the hands of Priyanjan. Is there another twist in the match here?
And Sri Lanka miss an easy run out! Poor from Malinga.
OUT! Fawad Alam c Priyanjan b Malinga 62 (61)
Pakistan need just 24 from 22! These two are finding boundaries at will!
Sri Lanka 245/5 | Overs 41 | Fawad Alam 56 (56) , Sohaib Maqsood 78 (65)
Boundaries are coming in a flurry for Pakistan! Sri Lanka in trouble now. The visitors were reeling at 109 for 5 at one point, but this is a recovery that Pakistani fans will remember for a long time. If both of these batsman cross the line, that is.
Half-century for Fawad Alam! What an innings this has been!
Pakistan need another 44 runs from 30 balls. What a partnership. These two can take Pakistan over the line.
Fawad Alam is injured! He almost got himself run out. Wow! What a match!
Sri Lanka 221/5 | Overs 39 | Fawad Alam 39 (49) , Sohaib Maqsood 71 (60)
54 runs required from 36 balls. Can Pakistan do it? Malinga has 3 overs in his sleeves. Kulasekara also has few more. The match is heading for a enthralling finish.
200 up for Pakistan in 37 Overs!
Sri Lanka 185/5 | Overs 35 | Fawad Alam 26 (41) , Sohaib Maqsood 44 (42)
This is a good partnership. 72 from 72 balls. Afridi and Wahab Riaz still to come. this match is getting interesting. Pakistan still need 90 runs to win in 10 overs.
Sri Lanka 167/5 | Overs 33 | Fawad Alam 23 (37) , Sohaib Maqsood 34 (36)
Rangana Herath was brought back into the attack and in the very first ball Sangakkara missed a stumping chance. Sri Lanka need to break this partnership. Pakistan need 108 runs from 72 balls.
Sri Lanka 139/5 | Overs 29 | Fawad Alam 16 (29) , Sohaib Maqsood 22 (20)
The required run rate have crawled up to 8.36. Sri Lanka will not be minding the singles that these two batsmen are dealing with. Perrera and Malinga are bowling really well. They are not giving any room to score.
Pakistan 117/5 | Overs 25 | Fawad Alam 9(18), Sohaib Maqsood 7 (7)
Pakistan are in serious trouble now with half the side back in the pavilion. Fawad Alam and Sohaib Maqsood are the only recognised pair for them. They need to come with something miraculous. The required run rate is now 7.90. Pakistan still need 158 runs from 20 overs.
Out! Misbah-ul-Haq 13 (22) CAUGHT!
Pakistan 99/4 | Overs 21 | Fawad Alam 4 (7), Misbah-ul-Haq 7 (16)
Pakistani batsmen are struggling now after 20 overs. They need another 176 runs in 24 overs. The run rate has slowly crawled over 7 runs an over.
OUT! Ahmed Shehzad 49 (61) BOWLED!
Pakistan 80/3 | Overs 16 | Ahmed Shehzad 40 (52), Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (2)
Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been forced to come out to the crease. This is good stuff from Sri Lanka. Umar Akmal threw his wicket away. Malinga took a good catch at mid on.
Out! Umar Akmal 15 (12), CAUGHT!
Pakistan 67/2 | Overs 14 | Ahmed Shehzad 35 (47), Umar Akmal 8 (7)
Pakistanis have lost 2 quick wickets. Sri Lanka looking to capitalise on this situation. Shehzad and Akmal will hold the key now. They need to do something similar to what Jayawardene and Mathews did.
OUT! Younis Khan 3 (7) CAUGHT
Pakistan 39/1 | Overs 8.2 | Ahmed Shehzad 18 (27) OUT! Mohammad Hafeez lbw Mathews 21 (23)
There’s the first wicket! Angelo Mathews traps Mohammed Hafeez in front of the wickets and despite the batsmen reviewing the umpire’s decision, DRS suggests it was out. Pakistan have lost their first wicket. Younis Khan walks in.
Pakistan 23/0 | Overs 5 | Mohammad Hafeez 9 (12), Ahmed Shehzad 14 (18)
Pakistan have made a confident start to their chase with opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad hitting couple of clean boundaries. Pakistan will need to keep up with the scoring rate, as the required run rate at the moment is above six runs an over at the moment.
Pakistan 8/0 | Overs 2 | Mohammad Hafeez 3 (5), Ahmed Shehzad 5 (7)
Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara have started the proceedings for Sri Lanka. Both of them are getting good movements off the pitch. The breeze is helping them as well. Pakistan have made a cautious start.
The second innings is on it’s way. I hope you people have grabbed on to your burgers and soft drinks!
Sri Lanka 275/7 | Overs 45 | Ashan Priyanjan 39 (15), Nuwan Kulasekara 3 (3)
Ashan Priyanjan has played a superb knock for his side. In just 15 balls, he has smashed 39 runs to propel Sri Lanka to a huge total. It will be a tough challenge for the Pakistanis giving their batting form in the recent matches. Stay tuned for Pakistan’s reply in about 20 minutes.
Sri Lanka 258/7 | Overs 44 | Ashan Priyanjan 23 (10), Nuwan Kulasekara 3 (3)
Priyanjan continues to score runs freely as he smashes the left-handed Pakistan pacer for two boundaries in the over after Mathews’s dismissal. Sri Lanka are now past 250-mark, which is good keeping in mind their struggles earlier.
Sri Lanka 247/7 | Overs 43.1 | Ashan Priyanjan 14 (7) OUT! Angelo Mathews b Riaz 89 (85)
Aw snap! No century for Mathews who is cleaned up by Wahab Riaz. The ball was pitched in line of the wickets and the batsmen looked to smash it on the leg side. Shame that he once again misses out on scoring his maiden ODI ton.
Sri Lanka 247/6 | Overs 43 | Angelo Mathews 89 (84), Ashan Priyanjan 14 (7)
Excellent over for Sri Lanka as Ashan Priyanjan is getting in to the groove. The Sri Lankan batsmen smashes three fours off Junaid as Sri Lanka have now added as many as 70 runs from last seven overs.
Sri Lanka 229/6 | Overs 42 | Angelo Mathews 85 (82), Ashan Priyanjan 1 (3)
Impressive by Wahab Riaz as he does not allow the Sri Lankan batsmen to score runs off him in the remainder of the over. Only two runs added with one wicket that fell.
Sri Lanka 228/6 | Overs 41.2 | Angelo Mathews 85 (81) OUT! T Perera b Riaz 13 (10)
Wahab Riaz strikes at a crucial point to dismiss Thisara Perera. Big wicket for Pakistan but the dangerous Mathews is still going strong.
Sri Lanka 215/ 5 | Overs 40 |Thisara Perrera 8 (6), Angelo Mathews 78 (77)
Mathews looks angry now. Fours and sixes all around the ground. He has already scored 78 runs from 77 balls. Even Thisara Perrera joins the party. Oh poor Afridi was whacked for 17 runs in a n over. Dear O dear!
OUT! Mahela Jayawardene 63 (66) RUN OUT!
Sri Lanka 183/ 4 | Overs 37 |Mahela Jayawardene 56 (62), Angelo Mathews 62 (69)
Mathews is trying to take on the bowling attack. He’s playing a captain’s innings out here in Hambantota. Even the rain Gods are making way for these two batsmen. What a show here! We are up for some enthralling finish now to the first innings.
Sri Lanka 170/ 4 | Overs 35 |Mahela Jayawardene 54 (59), Angelo Mathews 51 (60)
This is terrific from both Mahela and Mathews! They have completed their respective half-centuries.
Sri Lanka 158/ 4 | Overs 34 |Mahela Jayawardene 49 (56), Angelo Mathews 44 (57)
This is tremendous batting from both the batsmen! Hafeez concedes his first boundary of Mathews. This is looking ominous for Pakistan as these two can really take on the attack in the batting powerplay and in the slog overs.
150 up for Sri Lanka in 32 Overs!
Oh no! It is drizzling again but we want the match to continue!
Sri Lanka 146/ 4 | Overs 31 |Mahela Jayawardene 46 (51), Angelo Mathews 36 (44)
All were looking good for Pakistan until Mathews and Jayawardene came into the crease. They have not only steadied the innings but kept the scoreboard ticking.
50 partnership between Mahela and Mathews!
Sri Lanka 123/ 4 | Overs 27 |Mahela Jayawardene 31 (41), Angelo Mathews 28 (30)
Sri Lanka have got a grip on the situation. Mathews is scoring at a strike rate of 100. Mahela on the other hand rotating the strike pretty well. Just what he does.
100 up for Sri Lanka in the 22nd Over and drinks being called by the umpires! You should go and get some drinks as well! Stay tuned!
Shahid Afridi into the attack !
Sri lanka 92/4 | Overs 20 | Mahela Jayawardene 16 (21), Angelo Mathews 13 (8)
This match is getting more and more interesting. Sri Lankans are playing risky shots all around the ground. Irfan continues to impress! Pakistan have been superb on the field from the very start. But somehow Sri Lanka maintaining a run rate of of over 4.6.
Sri lanka 85/4 | Overs 19 | Mahela Jayawardene 15 (19), Angelo Mathews 8 (4)
Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews will look to steady the ship. These two can cause some serious trouble at a later stage if they settle down. Fro the time being the Pakistani bowlers are not giving away anything. Irfan is causing all sorts of trouble for the Sri Lankans. They will have to do a lot of re-thinking.
OUT! Dinesh Chandimal 6 (14) CAUGHT!
Sri lanka 67/3 | Overs 16 | Mahela Jayawardene 5 (9), Dinesh Chandimal 6 (10)
Things are not looking good for Sri Lanka. They lost Sangakkara and Tharanga in quick succession. It has been a consistent bowling performance from Pakistan. Hafeez will be serving Misbah as his 5th bowler in the absence of Saeed Ajmal. And with no one’s surprise he picked up the wicket of the dangerous looking Kumar Sangakkara who played a loose shot to get out in the backward point region.
OUT! Kumar Sangakkara 25 (40) CAUGHT!
OUT! Upul Tharanga 18 (23) CAUGHT BEHIND!
Sri Lanka 50/1 | Overs 12 | Kumar Sangakkara 24 (37), Upul Tharanga 14 (21)
There’s a strong breeze across the ground. The clouds can appear at any moment. But for now it’s sunny. Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafeez have been introduced into the attack. Mohammad Irfan could not get anything out of the pitch. Misbah-ul-Haq had to try something different. On the other hand, Sangakkara is scoring at a brisk rate. Sri Lanka’s run rate have improved significantly as well. Pakistan is surely missing their spinning maestro Saeed Ajmal.
Sri Lanka 30/1 | Overs 9 | Upul Tharanga 10 (16), Kumar Sangakkara 14 (23)
Sangakkara looking to up the tempo as he is aware that the rain might stop the game again. The powerplay overs are completed due to revised game conditions. Junaid Khan is bowling brilliantly as he is getting some movements both ways.
Fawad Alam – what a try! Unfortunately the ball pops out of the hand!
Sri Lanka 22/1 | Overs 7 | Upul Tharanga 10 (15), Kumar Sangakkara 1 (13)
Mohammad Irfan continues with the proceedings for Pakistan. Tharanga and Sangakkara will look to score some runs now. But the Pakistani bowlers are giving nothing away. Sangakkara is stuck on a soliatary run for over 2 overs now. The Sri Lankan fans are cheering out loud!
The Sun is out and here we go!
The clouds are making way for the clear sky. Game should resume soon.! Let’s hope for the best!
Don’t go away, we will be back with live updates as soon as the play resumes
Oh my my! Rain Gods have spolit the game. It’s pouring in Hambantota.
A maiden over from Junaid Khan. That’s considered to be Gold in limited overs cricket!!
Sri Lanka 16/ 1 | Overs 5 | Upul Tharanga 7 (13) ,Kumar Sangakkara 1 (3)
Sri Lanka never wanted this. They lost their opening batsman Dilshan. They reviewed but was of no use. Irfan picked up his first wicket. As a result Kumar Sangakkara comes into the crease.
OUT! Tillakaratne Dilashan 6 (13) LBW!
Sri Lanka 8/0 | Overs 2
Tillakaratne Dilshan 6 (10), Upul Tharanga 2 (2)
Sri Lanka were put into bat by Pakistan looking at the overhead conditions as there might be possibilities of rains later during the day. Sri Lanka have made a cautious start to their innings. Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan opened the bowling for Pakistan.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to field
Pakistan captain Misbah-Ul-Haq won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International at Hambantota on Saturday. The play has been delayed due to wet outfield at the venue.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews(c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wk), Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the 1st ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This is Rajarshi Majumdar and I will be bringing you the updates of the match. Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day series on Saturday hoping to gauge each other’s firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away. The two former world champions have been drawn in different halves for one-day cricket’s showpiece that is to be played in Australia and New Zealand in February and March, AFP reported.
Pakistan, the 1992 champions, will look to bounce back after an embarrassing 2-0 whitewash for Misbah-ul Haq’s tourists in the short Test series that concluded on Monday.
Sri Lanka, who won the World Cup four years later in 1996, hope to build on a successful run by Angelo Mathews’ team in limited-overs cricket this year when they won the one-day Asia Cup and the World Twenty20.
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