Asia Cup 2016, Match 10: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Friday, March 4, 2016 - 22:20

Sharjeel Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal played blistering knocks to give Pakistan a 6-wicket, morale-boosting win over Sri Lanka.

4 March 2016, 22:13 PM

Over 19.2 || Score 151/4 (Malik 13; Iftikhar 0) Target 151

Shoaib Malik was dropped of the second ball of the last over, which allowed Pakistan to steal the single required to win the match. Pakistan won the match by six wickets.

4 March 2016, 22:10 PM

Over 19 || Score 150/4 (Malik 12; Iftikhar 0) Target 151

Bad time to get out, but Umar Akmal has done enough for the team. He wanted to end in style, and paid the price. Brilliant catch at long on by Thisara Perera. Kulasekara got his first wicket too.

WICKET: Umar Akmal c Thisara Perera b Nuwan Kulasekara 48 (37b)

Nine runs and a wicket from the over. Pakistan need one run.

4 March 2016, 22:03 PM

Over 18 || Score 141/3 (Akmal 41; Malik 10) Target 151

A mistake from the wicket-keeper, then a good placement meant that Pakistan need 10 runs from the last two overs.

Dushmantha Chameera conceded 12 runs, which included four byes, and a four through the covers off a full toss delivery.

4 March 2016, 21:58 PM

Over 17 || Score 129/3 (Akmal 35; Malik 9) Target 151

Pakistan inched closer to a deserving win. Umar Akmal welcomed back Sri Lanka's most experienced bowler Nuwan Kulasekara with a four, hit over extra cover. Eight runs from the over.

In the previous over, Dushmantha Chameera leaked only three runs.

Pakistan need 22 more runs from 18 balls.

4 March 2016, 21:48 PM

Over 15 || Score 119/3 (Akmal 28; Malik 6) Target 151

A potential match changing over. After a decent over, Milinda Siriwardana conceded 19 runs with Umar Akmal milking the slow left arm bowler.

Pakistan now need 32 runs from 30 balls.

4 March 2016, 21:42 PM

Over 13 || Score 94/3 (Akmal 9; Malik 0) Target 151

Excellent over for Sri Lanka. Milinda Siriwardana removed dangerous Sarfraz Ahmed, trapping him lbw.

WICKET: Sarfraz Ahmed lbw b Milinda Siriwardana 38 (27b)

Seasoned Shoaib Malik is the new man. Pakistan need 57 runs from 42 balls.

4 March 2016, 21:38 PM

Over 12 || Score 93/2 (Sarfraz 38; Akmal 8) Target 151

Another expensive over for Sri Lanka. Thisara Perera conceded 12 runs as Sarfraz Ahmed hit two fours. The Pakistan batsman has reached 38.

4 March 2016, 21:33 PM

Over 11 || Score 81/2 (Sarfraz 28; Akmal 6) Target 151

Pakistan have added another 20 runs in the last three overs. Sarfraz Ahmed has reached 28 with the help of 4 fours. Pakistan still need 70 runs, from 54 balls.

4 March 2016, 21:22 PM

Over 8 || Score 61/2 (Sarfraz 13; Akmal 1) Target 151

After a playing that impressive innings, Tilakratne Dilshan struck with his first delivery. He removed a dangerous looking Sharjeel Khan. Clean bowled.

WICKET: Sharjeel Khan c Kapugedera b Dilshan 31 (24b)

Umar Akmal is the new batsman.

4 March 2016, 21:17 PM

Over 7 || Score 58/1 (Sharjeel 31; Sarfraz 12); Target 151

Another productive over for Pakistan as Sharjeel Khan continue to deal in boundaries.

Rangana Herath conceded eight runs, including a four to Sharjeel.

4 March 2016, 21:14 PM

Over 6 || Score 50/1 (Sharjeel 25; Sarfraz 10); Target 151

Four boundaries of successive deliveries. Two straight drives, then a pull shot, before a cut shot through the third man area. Dushmantha Chameera leaked 16 runs in his first over. Sharjeel Khan on song.

4 March 2016, 21:08 PM

Over 5 || Score 34/1 (Sharjeel 9; Sarfraz 10); Target 151

Six runs from Dasun Shanaka's first over. The over started with a four, hit by Sarfraz Ahmed -- an elegant cover drive. But Shanaka managed to control the remaining deliveries, conceding two more singles only.

4 March 2016, 21:03 PM

Over 4 || Score 28/1 (Sharjeel 8; Sarfraz 5); Target 151

What an over. After conceding two back-to-back fours of the first two deliveries, Shehan Jayasuriya removed Mohaammad Hafeez. Caught and bowl.

WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez c & b Shehan Jayasuriya 14 (11b)

Newly arrived Sarfraz Ahmed then got a four of the very first he faced. 

 

4 March 2016, 20:57 PM

Over 3 || Score 15/0 (Sharjeel 8; Hafeez 6); Target 151

Nuwan Kulasekara then produced a brilliant over of their own, conceding only a single. Mohammad Hafeez took three balls to get the single, then Sharjeel Khan consumed the remaining three.

4 March 2016, 20:53 PM

Over 2 || Score 14/0 (Sharjeel 8; Hafeez 5); Target 151

A delightful push from Mohammad Hafeez, which pierced through the two fielders. The Pakistan open, on his toes, to produce that back-foot punch. It was followed by a wide.

Thisara Perera then allowed Sharjeel Khan to pull away for a six by pitching it short. 12 runs from it.

Pakistan need 137 runs more from 18 overs.

4 March 2016, 20:47 PM

Over 1 || Score 2/0 (Sharjeel 2; Hafeez 0); Target 151

Good cricket. Nuwan Kulasekara started the proceedings with Sharjeel Khan facing the first delivery. It shaped away, just enough to beat the batsman. Then a cracking cover drive, but some good fielding restrict it to two runs.

4 March 2016, 20:29 PM

Over 20 || Score 150/4 (Dilshan 75; Siriwardana 4)

A decent total, thanks to Tilakratne Dilshan's 75. Wahab Riaz conceded nine runs. The over started with a dot ball to Dilshan. But the Sri Lankan opener responded with a four, through the third man area. Three singles and a two of the last delivery.

Riaz settled with a wicket, conceding 30 runs. But Mohammad Amir went wicketless, conceding 31 runs. Mohammad Irfan was impressive though, two wickets conceding 18 runs.

4 March 2016, 20:23 PM

Over 19 || Score 141/4 (Dilshan 69; Siriwardana 1)

Reverse Dilscoop, then a dropped catch. Pretty eventful over.

Mohammad Amir started by conceding a four to Tilakratne Dilshan, with the Sri Lankan opener producing a reverse Dilsoop. It was followed by two couples, then a single, then a wide.

In the fourth delivery, Mohammad Irfan attempted a single handed catch at third man, and spilled. Dilshan benefited from the dropped catch. 14 runs from the over.

4 March 2016, 20:17 PM

Over 18 || Score 127/4 (Dilshan 56; Siriwardana 1)

Brilliant over from lanky Mohammad Irfan. Conceded three runs and picked two wickets.

WICKET: Chamara Kapugedera b Mohammad Irfan 2 (3b)

WICKET: Dasun Shanaka b Mohammad Irfan 0 (2b)

Dilshan still out there, and he has got Milinda Siriwardana's company.

4 March 2016, 20:11 PM

Over 17 || Score 125/2 (Dilshan 55; Kapugera 2)

Tilakratne Dilshan reached his fifty with single of the first ball of the 17th over.

Eight runs from the over, including a four of the fourth delivery, hit by Dilshan. Mohammad Amir still wicket-less, and leaked 17 runs from his three overs.

4 March 2016, 20:08 PM

Over 16 || Score 117/2 (Dilshan 49; Kapugera 0)

Good first over from Shoaib Malik. He removed Shehan Jayasuriya of the last delivery of the over. Jayasuria tried to go over the long-off, but could only find a waiting Sharjeel Khan.

WICKET: Shehan Jayasuriya c Sharjeel Khan b Shoaib Malik 4 (6b)

Chamara Kapugedera is the new man.

4 March 2016, 20:00 PM

Over 15 || Score 113/1 (Dilshan 48; Jayasuria 2)

Finally, a breakthrough for Pakistan as Wahab Riaz removed Dinesh Chandimal, who tried to slog. Sharjeel Khan at mid-wicket completed the catch.

WICKET: Dinesh Chandimal c Sharjeel Khan b Wahab Riaz 58 (49b)

Three runs from the over. Shehan Jayasuriya is the new man.

4 March 2016, 19:54 PM

Over 14 || Score 110/0 (Chandimal 58; Dilshan 47)

Another big over for the batting side. Mohammad Nawaz conceded 13 runs. The over started with Dinesh Chandimal lofting the spinner for a straight six. A single and a double, then two dot balls.

But the over The over ended with Tilakratne Dilshan hitting a four.

4 March 2016, 19:52 PM

Over 13 || Score 97/0 (Chandimal 51; Dilshan 41)

Deserving fifty for stand-in skipper Dinesh Chandimal. He reached the mini-milestone with a single of the first delivery of the 13th over, bowled by Mohammad Irfan.

Two more singles followed. The over ended with a four, with Tilakratne ​Dilshan hitting it into the fine leg boundary.

In the process, he became the first Lankan player to complete 5000 runs in T20Is, 15th overall.

4 March 2016, 19:45 PM

Over 12 || Score 90/0 (Chandimal 49; Dilshan 36)

Suddenly Lankans are playing like defending champions, albeit in a different format. Both the openers have played some exhilarating shots and it's one of the best opening stand in the entire tournament.

Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi bowled out his quota. He leaked nine runs in the last over, that made 24 in total of his four overs

4 March 2016, 19:41 PM

Over 11 || Score 81/0 (Chandimal 45; Dilshan 35)

A good over for Sri Lanka with Dinesh Chandimal hitting consecutive fours off the first two deliveries. A single and a double followed, before Tilakratne Dilshan crashing a square cut to the fench.

Of all the reputation of being a dangerous pace bowler, Wahab Riaz leaked 15 runs.

4 March 2016, 19:37 PM

Over 10 || Score 66/0 (Chandimal 36; Dilshan 29)

A busy over. Shahid Afridi conceded seven runs. It started with a four with Dinesh Chandimal hitting through the long-on. Three singles followed.

4 March 2016, 19:33 PM

Over 9 || Score 59/0 (Chandimal 30; Dilshan 28)

Wahab Riaz got his first over. Looked sharp but not that menacing. Started with a dot ball, then a double. Three more dot balls, and a single to end the over. Three runs from it.

4 March 2016, 19:30 PM

Over 8 || Score 56/0 (Chandimal 27; Dilshan 28)

In the last two overs, Sri Lanka have added 12 more runs with Afridi conceding five in his second over. Young spinner Nawaz leaked seven more runs from his second over, including a four off Chandimal's bat.

4 March 2016, 19:25 PM

Over 6 || Score 44/0 (Chandimal 16; Dilshan 27)

Then the biggest over of the match with Dilshan taking on Mohammad Nawaz. The over started with a four which flew over the mid-on. It was followed by a six, first of the innings, over long-on, before another four.

After two dot balls, Dilshan once again swept over the square leg for third four of the match. Left-arm spinner leaked 18 runs in his first over.

4 March 2016, 19:21 PM

Over 5 || Score 26/0 (Chandimal 16; Dilshan 9)

After four overs, skipper Shahid Afridi brought himself on. Seven runs from it, with Dinesh Chandimal hitting the fifth delivery for a four. A thick edge. Three singles have already arrived from the previous deliveries.

4 March 2016, 19:18 PM

Over 4 || Score 19/0 (Chandimal 11; Dilshan 7)

Mohammad Irfan continued, and another quiet over. Six runs from it which also included a four off the last delivery, and two singles.

4 March 2016, 19:12 PM

Over 3 || Score 13/0 (Chandimal 6; Dilshan 4)

Three beautiful deliveries and little a room in the fourth delivery. Result a four. Dilshan pulled the fourth delivery with conviction and there was no protection for the bowler. Four.

That was all from the over. Mohammad Amir conceded four runs from his second over.

4 March 2016, 19:08 PM

Over 2 || Score 9/0 (Chandimal 6; Dilshan 2)

Mohammad Irfan shared the new ball and soon got into business, testing Sri Lankan openers with immaculate length and line deliveries. The tall pace bowler conceded three runs -- all singles.

4 March 2016, 19:03 PM

Over 1 || Score 6/0 (Chandimal 5; Dilshan 1)

Great first over, as usual from Mohammad Amir. He started with a bang, almost getting the wicket of Dinesh Chandimal. But the incoming delivery was climbing over the stumps.

After three dot balls, Sri Lanka opened their account with a single, then a leg-bye followed off a vicious in-swinging delivery from the menacing left-arm bowler.

But Chandimal finished the over with a cracking cover drive.

4 March 2016, 18:44 PM

Playing XIs

Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi (capt.), Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz


Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt.), Tilakratne Dilshan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Dushmantha Chameera

4 March 2016, 18:34 PM

Team news: Injures Angelo Mathews is not playing, so thus Lasith Malinga.  So Dinesh Chandimal leads the Lankans.

For Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz and Iftikhar Ahmed in for Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Sami and Anwar Ali.

4 March 2016, 18:32 PM

TOSS: Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi called it right. And they will bowl first.

4 March 2016, 18:17 PM

SQUADS

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (capt.), Mohammed Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Amir, Wahab Riaz, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammed Irfan, Mohammed Sami, Mohammed Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim.


Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (capt.), TM Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dasun Chanaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Milinda Siriwardana, Rangana Herath, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sachithra Senanayeke.

4 March 2016, 18:09 PM

Two years after contesting in the final of this edition, the Asian heavyweights will play in a a dead rubber. But both the sides -- Pakistan and Sri Lanka -- will look to end the tournament on a high, and take the best moments as they prepare for the more prestigious and bigger ICC World Twenty20 competition.

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