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4th Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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3rd Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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2nd Match at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

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Apr 21 20:00Chennai vs. Delhi

8th Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Apr 22 20:00Punjab vs. Hyderabad

9th Match at Sharjah

Apr 23 20:00Rajasthan vs. Chennai

10th Match at Dubai

Apr 24 20:00Bangalore vs. Kolkata

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Highlights

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE, 2013-14

Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 5th ODI

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Dec 27, 2013

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2.3FOURMathews to Sharjeel Khan, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Sharjeel leans forward and caresses the drive beautifully past the diving mid-off fielder for the first boundary of the innings8/0
3.4FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, superb cover drive! Half volley outside off, Shehzad gets a good stride forward and cracks the drive hard to the deep extra cover fence, he didn't bother to run for it as he held his pose14/0
4.3FOURMathews to Sharjeel Khan, FOUR, poor fielding gets Sharjeel a boundary! This was full and outside off, Sharjeel comes forward and drives it on the up to cover, where Chandimal misfields and allows the ball to go through20/0
5.1FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, width provided from Lakmal, Shehzad frees his arms and lofts it between extra cover and mid-off for a superb boundary24/0
5.2SIXLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, fabulous shot! This was a length delivery around off, Shehzad clears his front leg and hoicks it over the deep mid wicket fence for the first six of the innings30/0
5.3OUTLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by Priyanjan!! What was he trying to do there? He had already hit a four and six. This was full and on off, Shehzad tries to loft it over mid-on, he mistimes it completely and gives an easy catch to Priyanjan. Sri Lanka would be relieved with that wicket. Ahmed Shehzad c Priyanjan b Lakmal 17(16) [4s-2 6s-1]30/1
7.3FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, this was not a bad delivery, it was full and just outside off, Hafeez gets to the pitch of the ball and creams the drive handsomely to the deep extra cover fence36/1
7.4FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, half volley on the pads, Hafeez leans forward and flicks it in the air to the deep mid wicket fence, with the kind of form he is in he won't miss out on those40/1
12.4OUTMalinga to Sharjeel Khan, out Caught&Bowled!! Sharjeel struggles comes to an end. This was full slower delivery on off, Sharjeel was decieved by the lack of pace as he lobs a simple return catch to Malinga. There was some confusion whether it was a bump ball, but Sharjeel walked off and the third umpire was not required. Sharjeel Khan c and b Malinga 18(35) [4s-2]54/2
13.3FOURSenanayake to Maqsood, FOUR, flighted outside off, Maqsood gets to the pitch of the ball and opens the face at the last second to drive it between extra cover and mid-off for his first boundary61/2
16.1OUTMalinga to Maqsood, out Caught by Dilshan!! Blinder from Dilshan gets rid of Maqsood. This was a short delivery outside off, Maqsood goes back and cuts it in the air to the left of Dilshan at backward point, he dives full length and plucks it with both hands. The umpires checked for no-ball and Malinga was fine. Maqsood c Dilshan b Malinga 7(14) [4s-1]70/3
22.5FOURDilshan to Misbah, FOUR, bit quicker and on the stumps, Misbah gets inside the line and paddles it fine and into the boundary, Malinga gave chase but to no avail101/3
26.4FOURMathews to Misbah, FOUR, short delivery on off, Misbah latches on to it as he rocks back and muscles the pull right in the gap, he split the two fielders in the deep to perfection115/3
28.3OUTMathews to Hafeez, out Bowled!! The skipper gets the big fish. This was a length delivery that comes back in a touch, Hafeez plays away from the body and leaves a big gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through to hit off-stump. That kept it a bit low but he should have been forward. Hafeez b Mathews 41(56) [4s-2]128/4
36.1FOURMalinga to U Akmal, FOUR, Malinga starts with a fuller length delivery outside off, Akmal gets well forward and drives it beautifully to the sweeper cover fence150/4
38FOURSenanayake to U Akmal, FOUR, poor delivery from Senanayake, drops this short and outside off, Akmal is quick to rock back and cut it powerfully to the sweeper cover fence163/4
38.1SIXMalinga to Misbah, SIX, Misbah gets to his 35th ODI fifty in style. This was a length delivery on off, Misbah clears his front foot and hoicks it across the line into the deep mid wicket crowd. This is also his 15th fifty this year169/4
38.2OUTMalinga to Misbah, out Caught by Sangakkara!! Sanga takes a stunner to get rid of Misbah. Full delivery down leg-side, Misbah gets inside the line and glances it very fine, Sanga is alert to the situation as he dives to his left and pulls off a brilliant one-handed catch. Misbah c Sangakkara b Malinga 51(74) [4s-2 6s-1]169/5
39.3OUTA Mendis to U Akmal, out Caught by Dilshan!! Mendis has got his man this time. This was slower in air and around off, the ball stopped on Akmal, who checked his shot and gave a simple catch to Dilshan at mid wicket. It was a very soft dismissal. Pakistan are in slight trouble now. U Akmal c Dilshan b A Mendis 20(37) [4s-2]173/6
40.5OUTMalinga to Rehman, out Lbw!! Malinga gets his fourth wicket in the innings. This was a good length ball on the stumps, Rehman stays rooted to the crease and is rapped on the pads, the ball would have gone onto to hit top of middle-stump. The umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger. Pakistan are losing the plot here. Rehman lbw b Malinga 1(5)176/7
41.5DROPPEDA Mendis to Anwar Ali, no run, Dropped! This was full and outside off, Ali looks to drive but only gets an edge to Mathews at slip, who puts down an easy chance, the ball went low and he was up early178/7
45FOURLakmal to Umar Gul, FOUR, slightly short and on leg-stump, Gul plays the pick up shot and splits the two fielders in the deep to perfection, he picks up his first boundary192/7
45.3OUTSenanayake to Anwar Ali, out Umar Gul Run Out!! A misundertanding leads to Gul being run-out. This was floated on middle, Ali stays in the crease and turns it to square leg, he took a couple of stepps down the pitch before sending Gul back. Mendis was quick to let the ball go to Senanayake, who does the rest. Gul is furious with Ali. Umar Gul run out (A Mendis/Senanayake) 8(12) [4s-1]194/8
46.2FOURMalinga to Ajmal, leg byes, FOUR, full and tailing onto the pads, Ajmal gets some pad on it and the ball beats Sanga as it rolls away to the fine leg fence201/8
47.2FOURA Mendis to Anwar Ali, FOUR, tosses this up around off, Ali comes down the track and lofts it just wide of the outstretched hands of the fielder at mid-off207/8
48.3SIXMalinga to Anwar Ali, SIX, off-cutter on the stumps, Ali clears his front foot and slogs it across the line, the ball had enough to just clear the ropes at deep mid wicket. These are some useful runs for Pakistan222/8
48.4FOURMalinga to Anwar Ali, FOUR, another slower ball on off, Ali makes room and lofts it straight down the ground for another boundary226/8
49.1FOURLakmal to Ajmal, FOUR, full delivery on off, Ajmal makes a bit of room for himself and slices it over the infield on the off-side, the ball goes couple of bounces and into the fence232/8
49.2OUTLakmal to Ajmal, out Lbw!! Ajmal goes trying to get some quick runs. This was well bowled yorker on the stumps, Ajmal was trying to work it on the leg-sdie but the ball goes through to hit him on the boot. The umpire gave it out immediately. But, Ajmal reviewed it and the Hawk-Eye showed that it was hitting leg-stump. Ajmal lbw b Lakmal 8(9) [4s-1]232/9
49.3OUTLakmal to Junaid Khan, out Lbw!! Lakmal picks two in two, to end the innings. This was a length delivery on the stumps, Junaid shuffles across and looks to glance it but misses as the ball strikes him on the pads, the ball would have gone on to hit the top of leg-stummp. The umpire took his time but gave it OUT eventually. Junaid Khan lbw b Lakmal 0(1)232/10

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURUmar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, provides width first up to Dilshan, he is too good a batsman to miss out on that, as he goes back and hammers the cut to the sweeper cover fence5/0
0.5FOURUmar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, full and outside off, Dilshan throws the kitchen sink at it, the ball flies off the outside edge over the slip cordon for the second boundary of the over9/0
3.1FOURAnwar Ali to K Perera, FOUR, overpitched just outside off, Perera comes well forward and smokes the drive straight back down the ground, it almost cleaned up the umpire on the way16/0
5FOURUmar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, another short delivery, that does not raise high enough, Dilshan was quick to pick the length and pull it with disdain to the deep mid wicket fence26/0
5.1FOURAnwar Ali to K Perera, FOUR, that was a Jayasuriya kind of shot, half volley outside off, Perera gets slightly forward and extends his arms to loft it over mid-off30/0
5.2SIXAnwar Ali to K Perera, SIX, excellent shot! This was a length delivery around off, Perera stays leg-side and plays the pick up shot beautifully over the deep mid wicket fence for the first maximum of the innings, that went a long way into the crowd36/0
6.3SIXUmar Gul to K Perera, SIX, whoa! what a shot! This was another length delivery around off, Perera comes forward and plays the pick up shot once again, again gets the maximum result. Now, I am confused as too who is batting, it looks like a clone of Jayasuriya47/0
7.4SIXHafeez to K Perera, SIX, floated up on the stumps, Perera dances down the track and lofts it handsomely over the deep mid wicket fence, he seems to be in a hurry as he hits his third six56/0
8.4FOURJunaid Khan to K Perera, FOUR, shortens the length around off, Perera is quick to pick it up and swat it over mid-on off the front foot. Junaid is disappointed with the length61/0
9SIXJunaid Khan to K Perera, SIX, once again short and on leg stump, Perera swivels and pulls it powerfully over the backward square leg fence, there was a man in the deep but he evaded him easily67/0
12.2OUTHafeez to K Perera, out Lbw!! Hafeez provides the much needed breakthrough. This was very full and on the stumps, Perera goes for the reverse sweep and fails to get any bat, the ball strikes him low on the pad. The ball would have gone on to hit middle and leg-stump. The umpire makes an easy decision. Perera enquired with Dilshan whether to go for the review, he told that was OUT. So, Perera walks back after an entertaining innings. K Perera lbw b Hafeez 47(41) [4s-3 6s-4]75/1
17.4FOURRehman to Dilshan, FOUR, slower in air and around off, Dilshan waits for it and opens the face of the bat to run it down to third man, Junaid gave chase and pulls it back but he was in contact with the ropes93/1
24.1OUTJunaid Khan to Dilshan, out Caught by Ajmal!! Another one goes after getting a start. This was a short delivery on off, Dilshan goes for the hook and gets a top edge to fine leg, where Ajmal runs around and takes a good catch. The umpires asked Dilshan to wait as they checked for the no-ball, but Junaid was fine and he has to walk back. Dilshan c Ajmal b Junaid Khan 45(69) [4s-4]113/2
28.5OUTJunaid Khan to Sangakkara, out Bowled!! Junaid Khan gets a big wicket for his team. This was a fuller length ball that comes back in, Sangakkara shuffles across leaving his stumps exposed, the ball goes on to knock the leg-stump out of the ground. Sangakkara b Junaid Khan 22(48)129/3
30.2OUTUmar Gul to Priyanjan, out Caught by U Akmal!! Well the unexpected change has worked for Pakistan. This was on a length and shapes away around off, Priyanjan has a poke at it away from the body, the ball takes the edge and goes low to Akmal, who takes a smart catch. Sri Lanka are in trouble now. Priyanjan c U Akmal b Umar Gul 1(6)137/4
40.2OUTAnwar Ali to Mathews, out Caught by U Akmal!! The bowling change has worked once again. This was good length ball on the stumps, Mathews gives the charge and tries to drive it, but the ball takes the inside edge and deflects off the pads to Akmal, the umpire turned down the appeal but Akmal wanted to review and Misbah obliged. The replays didn't show conclusive evidence that there was an inside edge, but the third umpire overturned it. Mathews c U Akmal b Anwar Ali 8(31)166/5
40.4FOURAnwar Ali to Kithuruwan Vithanage, FOUR, full and outside off, Vithanage slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge past the slip fielder, this is first boundary after almost 24 overs170/5
43.2FOURAjmal to Kithuruwan Vithanage, FOUR, slower and turning away, Vithanage waits for it and plays the late cut perfectly, he beats the man at short third man and the ball races away to the fence187/5
43.4OUTAjmal to Kithuruwan Vithanage, out Bowled!! It was a well set-up wicket from Ajmal. This also landed in the same area as the last ball, but this was the doosra, Vithanage does not pick it as he goes for another drive, he leaves a big gap between bat and pad for the ball to go through and hit the stumps. Kithuruwan Vithanage b Ajmal 14(13) [4s-2]189/6
45OUTJunaid Khan to Senanayake, out Caught by Hafeez!! Junaid Khan once again gets the wicket, his third of the innings. This was a short delivery on off, Senanayake goes for the pull and gets a top edge to short mid wicket, where Hafeez takes the simplest of catches. Pakistan now have the upper hand in this game. Senanayake c Hafeez b Junaid Khan 3(5)194/7
45.3OUTAjmal to Malinga, out Bowled!! Ajmal is too good for the tail enders. This was a tossed up delivery on off-stump, Malinga goes for a wild swing across the line, he misses and the ball hits the off-stump. With Chandimal at the other end, it was a poor shot. Malinga b Ajmal 0(1)195/8
45.4OTHERAjmal to A Mendis, no run, flighted ball on the stumps, Mendis shuffles across and misses to get bat as the ball raps him on the pads, the umpire gave it OUT, but the Hawk-Eye showed that it pitched outside leg-stump, good use of DRS from Sri Lanka195/8
46.3FOURJunaid Khan to Chandimal, FOUR, again touch short and on middle, Chandimal once again plays the short arm pull to the backward square leg fence, Hafeez puts in the dive but he was in contact with the ropes. That also brings up his 10th ODI fifty205/8
48FOURAjmal to A Mendis, FOUR, fabulous shot! This was tossed up ball around off, Mendis goes for the reverse sweep and to Sri Lanka's delight he connects it, the ball raced away to the deep backward point fence, that brought a smile on Mathews' face as well215/8
48.1SIXUmar Gul to Chandimal, SIX, length delivery on the stumps, Chandimal clears his front foot and hoicks it across the line to send it sailing over the deep mid wicket fence, much needed six for Sri Lanka221/8
48.4SIXUmar Gul to A Mendis, SIX, brilliant shot! This was fuller length ball on off, Mendis gives the charge and lofts it inside out over deep extra cover, that shot made his team-mates to stand up and applaud. It was a shot that a top order batsmen would be proud of228/8
49.4FOURAnwar Ali to A Mendis, FOUR, back of a length on off, Mendis once again gives charge and slices it over extra cover, he finishes it off in style235/8