Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: As it happened...

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Over 39.5 : Hammad Azam cracked Seekkuge Prasanna down the ground as Pakistan win by 6 wickets and take the bonus point.

Over 38.6 : Finally Akmal perishes after a breezy knock.
Umar Akmal c Tharanga b Maharoof 77 [4s-7, 6s-2]

Over 34: Fifty up for both Akmal and Misbah.

Over 26: 100 up for Pakistan as Umar Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq going strong.

Over 25: Umar Akmal launches at Seekkuge
Prasanna. Dancing down track he dispatches the leg spinner for a four and then comes down the track lofts it wide of long on for a maximum.

Over 12.5: Younis Khan perishes for 2 runs. Pakistan 33/3.
Younis Khan c Maharoof b Lakmal 2

Over 11.2: Seekkuge Prasanna scalps Mohammad Hafeez c Chandimal b Prasanna 11 (35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.42
Mohammad Hafeez c Chandimal b Prasanna 11 [4s-1]

Over 8.4: Nasir Jamshed Out!!! Paksitan lose their first wicket.
Nasir Jamshed c Tharanga b Lakmal 18 [4s-3]

Over 5: Pakistan have started off cautiously in chase of 189 as openers Mohammad Hafeez (7 off 16 balls) and Nasir Jamshed (4 off 14) tried to play out the opening spells of Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara.

Sri Lanka innings

Aizaz Cheema and Saeed Ajmal managed to take 7 Sri Lankan wickets between them as Pakistan restrict Sri Lanka to a paltry 188 runs in the third ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Thursday.

Ajmal finished with a tally of 3 wickets while Cheema grabbed three for Pakistan. Sangakkara and Tharanga played well to rescue Sri Lanka from a big embarrassment
as at one point the Islanders were struggling at 65/4.

Kumar Sangakkara was the top-scorer for Sri Lanka with 71 and Upul Tharanga contributed 57 to the Sri Lankan innings.

Over 42.1: Sangakkara out!!
Sangakkara b Aizaz Cheema 71(92) [4s-4 6s-1]

Over 40.3: Umar Gul sends back Kulasekara. 150 ODI wickets for Gul.
Nuwan Kulasekara c Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 4(16) [4s-1]

Over 37.1:Maharoof OUT!! Top-edged an Ajmal delivery to square leg.
Maharoof c Misbah-ul-Haq b Ajmal 2(8)

Over 35.3: Tharanga OUT!!
Saeed Ajmal broke the partnership with a doosra. Tharanga did not pick it one bit. He ended up playing for the conventional offie, the gap was created between the bat and the pad as he looked to drive.
Tharanga b Ajmal 57(74) [4s-4]

Over 33:Tharanga (50 from 66 balls) and Sangakkara (50 from 75 balls) completed their respective fifties.
Sri Lanka were 146/4.

Over 26: After the top order flop show, Sangakkara and Tharanga slowly steadied the ship. Total crossed 100-run mark in the 26th over.

Over 14.3:Thirimanne OUT!!
Thirimanne c Umar Akmal b Hammad Azam 7 (18b 0x4 0x6)

Over 8.4: Sri Lanka face a top order collapse with the wicket of Chandimal. Chandimal got outside edge off length ball from Umar Gul. Younis grabbed it without making mistake at slips.
Chandimal c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 0(4)

Over 7.1: Cheema struck again, this time to remove dangerman Dilshan. Sri Lanka were 43/2. Dilshan erred while playing a short delivery on middle and off. Gifted a catch to Ajmal at mid-on.
Dilshan c Ajmal b Aizaz Cheema 20(20) [4s-4]

Over 5.1:Aizaz Cheema got the first breakthrough for Lankans. Jayawardene drove a length ball outside the off stump straight to Hafeez at cover.
Mahela Jayawardene c Hafeez b Aizaz Cheema 12(15) [4s-1]

Over 4: No respite for Cheema. Runs continued to flow. Gave away 8 runs in the fourth over on a good batting track. Sri Lanka 30/0 after four overs.

Over 1 & 2: Runs leaked in the second over after Umar Gul gave Pak a decent first over. 17 runs came in Cheema's over.

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the third ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Thursday.

Sri Lankan team, which is minus all-rounder Angelo Mathews, brought back Lasith Malinga. Mathews was ruled out of the series due to calf injury.

According to the pitch report, the third match of the Asia Cup will see plenty of runs.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema.

Sri Lanka:Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Farveez Maharoof, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.



First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 00:42

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