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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates


Pakistan won the toss,elected to field

2nd T20I



19.5 Over



20 Over

PAK won by 2 wickets

End of over 20

Total run in over 12

W   1   3   6   2   


V Sanjaya to S Khan, 2 run, PAKISTAN WIN BY 2 WICKETS! Smiles all around. Take a bow, Shadab Khan. A youngster with a calm head. Doesn't get carried away. Maintains his cool. Knows only two runs are needed and hence doesn't try anything fancy. Just bunts a full ball down the ground, his partner is aware of the plan. By the time the long on fielder gets to the ball, they complete two runs. Brilliant. Outstanding. 2-0, Pakistan!


V Sanjaya to S Khan, 6 run, SIX! Go fetch that! Shadab Khan is a superstar! He has absolutely murdered that delivery from his sight. It's right in the slot, full and on middle, Shadab makes room and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Wow, talk about pressure and this young wonder kid dealing with it without any fuss. Just two more needed.


V Sanjaya to H Ali, 3 run, DROPPED! COSTLY MISS! A full length ball around off, Hasan winds up for a big shot but ends up slicing it in the air towards long off. Gunathilaka rushes across to his left from the deep, puts in a leap but fails to hold on to the catch. It bursts through his hands, rolls behind and by the time it's retrieved, the batsmen take three runs.


V Sanjaya to S Khan, 1 run, Full and on middle, forced down to long on for one.


V Sanjaya to F Ashraf, OUT!, OUT! A wicket first ball makes it even more interesting.



Catch  DanushkaGunathilaka Ball 


End of over 19

Total run in over 4

0   1   1   1   0   1   


I Udana to F Ashraf, 1 run, Appeal for an lbw, not entertained. Angling into the batsman, Ashraf tries heaving but misses and is hit on the pads. Missing leg, hence the umpire showed no interest. Only 4 from the over.


I Udana to F Ashraf, 0 run, Yorker outside off, a swing and a miss by Fahim. Lovely bowling.


I Udana to S Khan, 1 run, Another wild slog resulting in an inside edge onto the pads. A run stolen. 13 needed from 8 balls.


I Udana to F Ashraf, 1 run, Goes for a big heave over the leg side but gets an inside edge down to long leg. A single taken.


I Udana to S Khan, 1 run, Spears in a very full ball on middle, Shadab digs it out on the leg side and scampers across to the other end. Udana has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Shadab would have been a goner.


I Udana to S Khan, 0 run, NOT OUT! Udana steams in from around the wicket and angles in a length ball from wide of the crease. Shadab drives it straight back and the bowler moves across to his right to stop the ball. But the non-striker who was already down the track tries to return and gets in the bowler's way and in the process the ball gets deflected off his bat. Now then, Sri Lanka are appealing for obstructing the field. Hmmm...interesting. The umpires go upstairs and after watching the replays the third umpire decides that it wasn't intentional from Ashraf. Get on with the game.

End of over 18

Total run in over 9

W   2   1   W   4   1   


T Perera to S Khan, 1 run, Angling into the batsman, around off, Shadab swings across the line, trying to slog over mid-wicket but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects to covers and they cross. 9 runs and two wickets off the over!


T Perera to S Khan, 4 run, FOUR! Oh, Shadab! What a shot. Too full in length outside off, Khan plays a wristy drive through point and finds the fence. This will calm down some nerves in the Pakistan camp.


T Perera to S Ahmed, OUT!, OUT! Sarfraz is a goner! 21 needed off 14 balls and the game now tilts towards Sri Lanka a bit. What a contest this is turning out to be! Perera bowls a full toss outside off and Ahmed forces it down to long off. He wants the second run and turns back for the same. Gunathilaka fires in an accurate throw to the keeper who wastes no time in dislodging the bails. They appeal, it's referred upstairs and the replays find Sarfraz inches short of the crease. Sri Lanka in with a huge chance now to topple Pakistan.



Catch  DanushkaGunathilaka Ball 



T Perera to F Ashraf, 1 run, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.


T Perera to F Ashraf, 2 run, A full toss for the new batsman, Ashraf top edges his pull shot behind square leg and rushes back for the second run.


T Perera to I Wasim, OUT!, OUT! Perera gets his third wicket and this game continues to hang in balance, however still tilted just a bit in Pakistan's favour. Top delivery, Perera spears in a very full delivery on middle at 130 kph, Imad tries to sweep but misses. He is thudded on the boot, they appeal and the finger goes up. Dead plumb.



Catch   Ball 


End of over 17

Total run in over 6

1   1   1   1   2   0   


V Sanjaya to S Ahmed, 0 run, Play and a miss to end a 6-run over! On a length and outside off, Ahmed pushes inside the line and misses.


V Sanjaya to S Ahmed, 2 run, Top effort, Priyanjan. It wasn't an 'Aasan' (easy in Hindi) stop. Short in length on middle, Sarfraz pulls it thunderously through mid-wicket and it races through. Priyanjan moves swiftly across to his right from long on and makes a tremendous diving stop. Saves two runs for his side. Every run matters in this close game.


V Sanjaya to I Wasim, 1 run, Serves it full and just outside leg, Wasim moves back to make space and drills his shot all along the ground to long off for a run.


V Sanjaya to S Ahmed, 1 run, Fullish and on off, Sarfraz caresses it down to long on and takes a single. That's all they need to do.


V Sanjaya to I Wasim, 1 run, Angling away from the batsman, on a length, Imad calmly pushes it with an angled bat behind point. A single to rotate the strike.


V Sanjaya to S Ahmed, 1 run, Short in length on middle, Sarfraz gets on top of the bounce and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

End of over 16

Total run in over 4

1   0   0   1   1   1   W   


S Pathirana to M Hafeez, OUT!, OUT! Hafeez holes out! Flighted delivery outside off, slower through the air, 80 kph and landing full. Hafeez uses his feet with the intention to clear long on but fails to middle his shot. It's caught in the deep by Thisara Perera. 31 needed off 24 balls, this game is not done yet, folks. 4-0-18-1 - Pathirana is done for the night, brilliant stuff!



Catch  ThisaraPerera Ball 



S Pathirana to S Ahmed, 1 run, Keeps it short and on off, it's stroked to deep cover for one.


S Pathirana to M Hafeez, 1 run, Pathirana drags his length short and drops it on middle, Hafeez plays a powerful pull shot to deep mid-wicket for a run.


S Pathirana to S Ahmed, 1 run, Fires it in this time, short and on middle, 88 kph, Sarfraz makes room by going deep inside the crease and slaps it through cover-point for one.


S Pathirana to S Ahmed, 0 run, Floated one, 81 kph, drifting in on middle, Sarfraz sweeps but finds short fine leg.


S Pathirana to S Ahmed, 0 run, Flatter on off, punched back to the bowler.


S Pathirana to S Ahmed, 1 run, Appeal for a stumping! Pathirana fires in a full ball down the leg side, Sarfraz goes down on one knee to sweep but misses. It's an excellent take by the keeper who immediately removes the bails and appeals. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs and the replays find that Sarfraz never left his crease. Hmm...

Sri Lanka's Batting Detail






Usman Khan
0 0 0 0 0

Sri Lanka's Bowling Detail








Vikum Sanjaya
3.5 0 32 1 0 1 8.34
Dilshan Munaweera
2 0 17 0 0 1 8.5
Isuru Udana
4 0 17 1 0 0 4.25
Sachith Pathirana
4 0 18 1 0 2 4.5
Thisara Perera
4 0 24 3 0 1 6
Dasun Shanaka
2 0 12 0 0 0 6

Pakistan's Batting Detail






Pakistan's Bowling Detail








Imad Wasim
4 0 23 0 0 1 5.75
Usman Khan
2 0 18 0 0 0 9
Hasan Ali
4 0 31 2 0 0 7.75
Fahim Ashraf
3 0 16 3 0 0 5.33
Shadab Khan
4 0 14 1 0 0 3.5
Mohammad Hafeez
3 0 21 0 0 1 7

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