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Pakistan win by 3 wickets

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

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Last Updated: December 11, 2013 7:41pm

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    Result

    Pakistan win by 3 wickets (with 5 balls to spare). Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Hafeez both got into the 30s chasing a target of 146 before there was a mid innings wobble. Shahid Afridi sorted that out, lashing an unbeaten 39 off just 20 balls to get Pakistan over the line. Malinga did his best for the losers, claiming three wickets and a run out, but lacked sufficient support. Afridi has been named Man of the Match.

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    Over 19.1 - Pak 146/7 - Afridi 39 (20) Tanvir 0 (0)

    Six needed off the last 6 balls, but Afridi only needs one of them, flicking the ball over wide fine leg to complete the victory. Kulasekara 3.1-0-30-0.

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    Over 19 - Pak 140/7 - Afridi 33 (19) Tanvir 0 (0)

    WICKET! Baliwal Bhatti c T Perera b Malinga 10 (8). Baliwal hits one straight up in the air and Perera gets underneath it. Tanvir is almost run out without facing as Afridi looks to keep the strike. Malinga 4-0-26-3.

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    Over 18 - Pak 134/6 - Afridi 31 (16) Bilawal 7 (5)

    Some drama in that over as Dilshan gets the direct hit, but Bilawal was home after getting a top edge which jsut beat Malinga at third man. Afridi stepped across the wicket and slapped a full toss to fine leg. Just 12 needed off the last 12 balls. T Perera 3-0-27-1.

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    Over 17 - Pak 121/6 - Afridi 22 (12) Bilawal 2 (3)

    WICKET! Sohaib Maqsood lbw b Malinga 13 (9). A slower ball, and Maqsood is right in front. He almost has Bilawal first ball, but it might have brushed the bat on its way through to the pad. Malinga has another big LBW shout off the last ball. 25 needed off the last 18 balls. Malinga 3-0-20-2.

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    Over 16 - Pak 117/5 - Maqsood 13 (8) Afridi 21 (10)

    The Sri Lankans are struggling with a wet ball. Afrdi dispatches a full toss way back into the stands at deep mid wicket. Kulasekara gets one right with the wide yorker, but can't repeat the medicine and is lashed over cover for a second six in the over. The requirement has suddenly dropped to 29 off 24 balls. Kulasekara 3-0-24-0.

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    Over 15 - Pak 103/5 - Maqsood 12 (7) Afridi 7 (5)

    WICKET! Umar Amin c Chandimal b Malinga 8 (9). Malinga returns, and his first ball is driven in the air to extra cover. Afridi is peppered by some short bowling, but nudges one to 3rd man with the most delicate of uppercuts. Pakistan need 43 off the last 30 balls. Malinga 2-0-16-1.

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    Over 14 - Pak 96/4 - Maqsood 12 (7) Amin 8 (8)

    Time for big hits, and Maqsood obliges by putting the last ball of the Mendis spell over mid wicket. Mendis 4-0-29-1.

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    Over 13 - Pak 87/4 - Maqsood 5 (5) Amin 6 (4)

    Umar Amin takes full advantage of a delivery sliding down leg side; helping it on its way to the boundary. T Perera 2-0-14-1.

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    Over 12 - Pak 80/4 - Maqsood 4 (3) Amin 0 (0)

    WICKET! Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Mendis 32 (27). Mendis slides one through the attempted sweep of Hafeez, and he will have to go. WICKET! Umar Akmal run out (Mendis) 5 (3). There is more despair for Pakistan as Maqsood drives the ball back down the pitch, but Mendis gets his fingers to it and it hits the stumps with Akmal's bat still in the air. There is some compensation as Maqsood finds the cover boundary with a well-timed drive. Mendis 3-0-20-1.

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    Over 11 - Pak 74/2 - Hafeez 31 (25) Akmal 4 (2)

    WICKET! Sharjeel Khan c Dilshan b T Perera 34 (31). The young man does not get under one fully, and Dilshan takes the catch at long on albeit on the second attempt. Umar Akmal is beaten by the first one he faces, but drills the next one down the ground for a crunching four. T Perera 1-0-7-1.

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    Over 10 - Pak 67/1 - Sharjeel 33 (29) Hafeez 29 (23)

    Hafeez on the move now as he steps across his stumps to flick one over short fine leg, and follows that with a glorious straight drive into the stands which raises the 50 partnership.. Mathews 2-0-20-0.

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    Over 9 - Pak 52/1 - Sharjeel 30 (26) Hafeez 16 (20)

    Mathews almost pulls off a brilliant catch at short fine leg, while Thisara Perera misfields again at the other end - fortunately this one only costs one run. Mendis 2-0-14-0.

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    Over 8 - Pak 45/1 - Sharjeel 26 (23) Hafeez 13 (17)

    There is almost a run out as Mathews finds the edge of Sharjeel's bat, but it lands short of Sangakarra with Hafeez charging through for the run. He gets back in time. Mathews 1-0-5-0.

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    Over 7 - Pak 40/1 - Sharjeel 24 (20) Hafeez 11 (14)

    Good placing and good running as the required rate drifts above 8 to the over. Senanayake 3-0-14-0.

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    Over 6 - Pak 36/1 - Sharjeel 22 (17) Hafeez 9 (11)

    A mistake by Thisara Perera at long on gifts Sharjeel a much needed boundary. Mendis 1-0-7-0.

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    Over 5 - Pak 29/1 - Sharjeel 17 (15) Hafeez 7 (7)

    Tidy bowling from Senanayake as he looks to peg back the good start made by Pakistan. Senanayake 2-0-10-1.

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    Over 4 - Pak 26/1 - Sharjeel 15 (11) Hafeez 6 (5)

    Sharjeel drives sweetly down the ground for 4, and would have had a second but for some super fielding by Malinga at fine leg. Kulasekara 2-0-10-0.

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    Over 3 - Pak 18/1 - Sharjeel 8 (7) Hafeez 5 (3)

    WICKET! Ahmed Shehzad c Thirimanne b Senanayake 4 (9). A lusty drive from Shehzad, but Thirimanne threw himself to his left at extra cover and held a brilliant catch. Hafeez is soon playing with the spin to the mid wicket boundary. Senanayake 1-0-7-1.

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    Over 2 - Pak 11/0 - Sharjeel 6 (5) Shehzad 4 (8)

    Good start for Kulasekara from the other end, backed up by some keen fielding. Kulasekara 1-0-2-0.

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Match Details

Date
11th Dec 2013
Toss
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Umpires
A Ahsan, S Shozab
TV Umpire
Z Zameer
Match Referee
D C David
Reserve Umpire
A Ahmed

pakistan BATTING CARD

Batsman R
S. Khan c Dilshan b Perera 34
A. Shehzad c Thirimanne b Senanayake 4
M. Hafeez lbw Mendis 32
U. Akmal run out (Mendis) 5
S. Maqsood lbw Malinga 13
U. Amin c Chandimal b Malinga 8
S.S.M.K. Afridi Not out 39
B. Bhatti c Perera b Malinga 10
Extras 1nb, 1
Total 19.1 Overs 146 - 7
Full Batting Card

sri lanka BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
S.L. Malinga 4 0 26 3
K.M.D.N. Kulasekara 3.1 0 30 0
S.M.S.M. Senanayake 3 0 14 1
B.A.W. Mendis 4 0 29 1
A.D. Mathews 2 0 20 0
N.L.T.C. Perera 3 0 27 1
Full Bowling Card