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, 21:32 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, 21:21 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, 21:16 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, 21:02 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, 20:56 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, 20:52 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, 20:28 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.