Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

Runs:226 Wickets:10 Overs:47
Batsmen Runs
Abdul Razzaq 26
Mohammad Asif 00
Sri Lanka
Runs:242 Wickets:09 Overs:50
Bowler Wickets
SL Malinga 5
AD Mathews 2

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to Bat
Sri Lanka Runs Balls
WU Tharanga c Salman Butt b Shoaib Akhtar 11 16
TM Dilshan c Umar Amin b Mohammad Asif 18 25
KC Sangakkara*† c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 42 63
DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Shoaib Malik 54 64
TT Samaraweera c Umar Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 17 22
AD Mathews not out 55 61
CK Kapugedera c Umar Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 02 06
MF Maharoof c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 01 03
KMDN Kulasekara bowled b Mohammad Aamer 14 27
SL Malinga bowled b Mohammad Aamer 16 12
M Muralitharan not out 01 01
Extras 11
Total 242
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Tharanga, 6.3 ov), 2-36 (Dilshan, 8.1 ov), 3-119 (Sangakkara, 25.1 ov), 4-150 (Jayawardene, 31.3 ov), 5-150 (Samaraweera, 32.1 ov), 6-160 (Kapugedera, 34.6 ov), 7-168 (Maharoof, 36.5 ov), 8-211 (Kulasekara, 45.6 ov), 9-239 (Malinga, 49.4 ov)
Overs Runs Wickets Econ
Shoaib Akhtar 10 41 3 4.10
Mohammad Asif 09 55 1 6.11
Mohammad Aamer 10 57 2 5.70
Abdul Razzaq 08 27 1 3.37
Shahid Afridi 10 43 1 4.30
Shoaib Malik 03 14 1 4.66
Runs Balls
Shahzaib Hasan c Malinga b Mathews 11 33
Salman Butt bowled b Malinga 00 03
Umar Amin c †Sangakkara b Malinga 07 26
Shoaib Malik c †Sangakkara b Mathews 08 14
Umar Akmal run out (Dilshan) 30 40
Kamran Akmal† run out (†Sangakkara/Muralitharan) 14 26
Shahid Afridi c †Sangakkara
b Muralitharan 109 76
Abdul Razzaq not out 26 46
Mohammad Aamer bowled b Malinga 0 14
Shoaib Akhtar c Mathews b Malinga 01 02
Mohammad Asif bowled b Malinga 00 02
Extras 15
Total 226
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Salman Butt, 1.3 ov), 2-11 (Umar Amin, 7.3 ov), 3-28 (Shoaib Malik, 11.6 ov), 4-32 (Shahzaib Hasan, 13.2 ov), 5-105 (Umar Akmal, 24.1 ov), 6-154 (Kamran Akmal, 31.2 ov), 7-205 (Shahid Afridi, 40.5 ov), 8-217 (Mohammad Aamer, 44.2 ov), 9-219 (Shoaib Akhtar, 44.5 ov), 10-226 (Mohammad Asif, 46.6 ov)

Bowling Overs Runs Wickets Econ
KMDN Kulasekara 09 25 0 2.77
SL Malinga 10 34 5 3.40
AD Mathews 10 38 2 3.80
MF Maharoof 08 53 0 6.62
M Muralitharan 10 71 1 7.10
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
Basnahira North won by an innings and 108 runs
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  • sasik

    . we have still 6 month only therefore now we want only shorttime plans accoroding to short time plan we want players who have experience and form players .tirimanne not in good touch chandimal suit but i think kulatunga is the most suit player for no 5 position. bec he is in good form only player who get centuries in all type of provincial matches 50 0vers, t20, 4 dayers ,goodfielder like dilshan or better . ur comment true but not relevant for shorttimeplan . onething mind age isnot a problem when cricketer in good form………

  • Sandesha

    hi every one,

    nice match but the captancy is not good enough.

    im not going to talk about the captancy coz we cant replace another one for that role.
    when we are taking about Kapu he is a good player no doubt about that but the captan should know how to use him. eventhough he is not performing well still the captain keeping him in the team coz of that he has no pressure he knows he is not going to sit on the bench so hes not trying to improve or do his best to the team.
    so the captant should drop him for few matches & then he will realized he has toimprove coz if not hes not getting a chance, so i think dropping a player is not a bad thing is a good thing for the player coz then he can think about his areas wich he has to improve & it will help to a stronger comeback.

  • kd

    the reason that selectors stuck with kapu

    1.he got a bating average of 67.5 in westindies so he got a chance to play in there in t20 wc
    2.the final ball six against india make him a hero of SL he got a chance to play in Zimbabwe
    3.the match winning fielding and the hundred run partnership with chandimal against india make him little bit stronger in SL cricket
    4.he’s the best fielder in SL cricket
    5.with or without his contribution SL wins lots of matches he had played
    6.may be he’s a good friend of players

    so fortunate or unfortunately kapu always bonus back at the right time..

    so why do we need to remove a match winner?

  • ssc

    aravinda u will have to confirm jeewantha kulatunga back bec kapugedara, samaraweera, kandamby not in good touch, so give a chance to runmaking bastman like kulatunga,

  • Susith

    ඔයාලට සිංහලෙන් ටයිප් කරන්න ඕන්නම් මේ සයිට එක පාවිච්චි කරන්න.

  • Susith

    චන්දිමාල් සහ ජීවන්ත ව ටීම් එකට දාන්න. සමරවීර සහ කපුගෙදර ට පොඩි බ්රේක් එකක් දෙන්න. මම හිතන්නේ මෙයාල ඒ දෙන්නව දාන්නෙ නෙත්තෙ චන්දිමාල් ලගදීම සංගක්කාරගේ ප්ලේස් එක ගන්න හින්ද.

  • mindika

    chandimal and randiv must in the team on next matches

  • http://SS sygcj

    T.Perera instead of Maharoof
    Chandimal instead of useless Samaraweera or Kapugedara………

    but……….Sanga & Samaraweera are very very close family friends

    so.Chandimal will never ever get a chance

    Aravinda & Sanga made a fool of SL fans by a FAKE media conference

    they sent wonderful Chandimal for a A team tour to protect Samaraweera & Kapugedara`s places in the national team……….

  • Rohan

    my bad, what I meant was overs not hours

  • Rohan

    guys, share your thoughts with my comment, people who watch closely can see how Sangakkara fails in bowling rotation. He almost lost the game by introducing Maharof and Murali and continued with them knowing Alfredi is handling them with ease.

    When 3 bowlers keeping Pakistan on check, capturing 4 wickets among them and all three of them got enough hours to spare reserving 5 hours for power play, and economy rate of less than 3, Sanga choose a new bowler to ball Alfredi who is a better batsman.

    Rather than keeping Pakistan on check and under pressure, by allowing Maharof and Murali to ball Akmal and Alfredi continuously, let the game slip.

    It was Malinga’s miracle saved the match. When Sanga did the same mistake on T20, when Australia was down with 4 wickets, no one there to do miracles, so lanka lost the game.

    In contrast, if you look at the just concluded match Bangladesh and India, Dhoni used the bowlers very well. When a bowler leaks more then 7 runs per over, he didnt stick with the bowler, he used many bowlers. Part time bowler Sehwag, was used and results were superb.

    Why Sanga didnt use Dilshan or some other part timers, why did he leave continuous 10 overs of leaking runs, almost losing the game?

    Does he ever plan to attack and finish the game on any limited over game, or does he always plan to ball all allocated overs?

  • api srilankan

    THissara perera more than marafuf(150%) why you drooping him? maruf now out of form> please dont give any chance from him.
    if you like lost the maches than give some chance to him?

  • Chalana

    Jeevantha Kulatunga is the ideal player for the middle order ’cause his scoring ability (Compared to Kapu , Samaraweera) will fill the vacuum created for not having a good player in the middle to take the scores close to 300.

  • Chanaka

    Aravinda should have persisted with Tisara Perera he’s a better all-rounder than Maharoof, It seems that our lower order is more vulnerable against good quality bowlers, that aspect needs to be adressed before the World Cup.We must have some good hitters coming down the order & to haddle preasure situations.Also there’re some good batters who have done exceptionaly well in the domestic scene whom I think deserve consideration for selection at some point before the world cup. We have few spining options at our disposal which could be tried out because both Ajantha & Murali are exposed & opposing teams’ve devised ways of countering them.With all respect the Selectors should think of bringing in Malinga Bandara,Sachithra Senanayake & Sekkuge Prasanna to strengthen our spin department which could be handy on subcontinent wickets.

  • SL Cricket diehard fan

    Well Done boys!!! tight match…
    Team that held the nerves won in the end…

    Sanga should have used Dilshan for few overs i thought, when murali was getting hit around….

    Should keep the same team for next match…

  • Susith

    Now this is enough: Kapugedara and Samaraweera should be replaced with Chandimal and Mendis (or Kulatunga). If captian thinks Kapugedara is a good player dropping him for few matches will be a benefit for him for strong comeback later on.

  • ranga

    Dear Aravinda.

    What is the your team selection? Maharof its good form? How is select the team.
    He got one (01) Run blowing also 53 Runs. Don’t included him future matches.?
    Kapu also not good batsman ? He is main role is batting ,but he got onlt 02 Runs
    (Last 20 matches he was scored only 364.00 average 20.22 Only)
    Please consider to this comments.
    please add this next matches. Randive. Rangana.
    But your chose is wrong? No new batsman is side? Like. Chindimal. Jeewanath?
    kapu. Thilan almost not good form but who is replacements. All in Australia,
    Aravinda now we are in 200 not 1986. we need good hitters like chandimal. Jeewanath. Mendis(jeewan)
    if you considering experience than give to chance Sanath( ha haha)


    this won depended on toss and runouts that means luck not talent……AS SRILANKANS . we froget our errors due to this type of wins if we lost ASIA CUP we will try to alter specially regarding our middle order this won let to maintain these errors it will not good 4 2011 cricket world cup WATS ABOUT KAPUGEDARA, SAMARAWEERA , NO………… GIVE A CHANCE TO KULATUNGA HE WILL BE A GOOD OPTION 4 MIDDLE ORDER MORE THAN CHANDIMAL , THIRIMANNE


    4me samaraweera & kapugedara were doin a great job 4 the team.(hahaha)keep them til world cup we can win.f kandamby cn play n middle order my god v cn win matches without any doubt.LOL

  • ela

    kawru gehuwath oka thamai wenne,oka thama cricket kiyanne

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  • k

    samaraweera 17 and kapugedera 01… great choice by the selectors.. keep up the good work… and keep sending the once you hate to australia A match…

  • Premasiri

    Having occupied the most important positions in the batting order both Mahela & Sangakkara have been failing at regular basis since the world cup of 2007. We have lost almost all ODI series at home after the retirement of Atthapattu. One of the opening places, No3 & 4 positions are meant batsmen of rock solid technique. Batsmen of some technical defects can’t maintain consistency in these positions. How many times have we seen both Mahela & Sangakkara getting out in this fashion in their inability to keep the ball down, after getting their eye in? Having come to the wicket early, one of the two has to carry the bat till the end. The best batsman in this bating lineup to play at this position is Samaraweera. He has shown his class, since his schooldays, having won the Best Schoolboy Batsmen award in 1994 &95 and he has continued that form from junior level, never allowing his Test Bat Ave to go below 40 mark, which is a rare feat in the history of Test Cricket. In a recent match played at Premadasa against NZ he scored a brilliant century having come to bat, when the score was 38 for 4. We don’t want batsmen any more who try to live with risky strokes at the top, because they could throw their wicket away, any moment. If we want to win the World Cup, the No3, 4 & 5 positions have to be given to Samaraweera, Mathews & Chandimal respectively. Mahela & Sangakkara may come after, or else Mahela may open batting with Dilshan. At present South Africans have found three consistent batsmen of rock solid technique in Amla, Karlis & DeViliers in their ODI squad. All three have ODI batting Ave around 50 mark. After all it was chanceless solid batting of Aravinda, Hashan & Mahanama that enable us to win the 1996 WC.

  • krish

    niyamai ape kollo

  • Rohan

    WWhy in the earth Sangakkara still holds the captainship for one dayer, it is time to pass on to Dilshan.

    He had done twice, the same mistake, once during during T20, now with Pakistan. During T20, Australia was 4 wickets down, rather than attacking, Sangakkara choose to complete 20 overs and lost the match.

    Samething happening again today, Pakistan was in real trouble , loosing 4 wickets, Kulasekara, Mathew and Malinga was bowling extremely well. When Alfridi came in, rather than continue with already in form bowlers, choose Maharoof, and let Alfridi gain momentum, still he was refused to change Mural or Maharoof eventhough runs were leaking.

    Sangakara made it sure game goes out of hand

  • sagan

    Afridi done great job