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Hafeez stars as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first in the match.

Sri Lanka scored 255/8 runs in their 50 overs with Dinesh Chandimal being the top scorer for the side.

Chandimal made an unbeaten 65 runs from 68 balls with the help of five boundaries and a six while captain Angelo Mathews and Tillakaratne Dilshan each contributed 38 runs with the blade.

Mohammad Hafeez was the pick of the bowlers as he took four wickets in his 10 overs and conceded 41 runs. Rahat Ali grabbed two wickets while Yasir Shah and Anwar Ali dismissed one batsmen each.

Pakistan, chasing 256 runs to win, reached the target in 45.2 overs with Mohammad Hafeez scoring a century.

Hafeez made 103 runs from 95 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and four sixes.

Shoaib Malik also made 55 runs from 45 balls which included four boundaries and two sixes.

Ahmed Shehzad scored 29 runs, Azhar Ali made 21 runs while Mohammad Rizwan made 20 runs for the team.

Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Parera, Angelo Mathews and Tillakaratne Dilshan took one wicket each.

Pakistan lead the five match series 1-0. The next game will be played on Wednesday July 15th, 2015.


Pakistan Innings


Over 45: Pakistan 259/4 

Ball-by-ball: 0-6

Over 44: Pakistan 253/4 (require 3 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-0-0-0

Just one run from the over.

Over 44: Pakistan 252/4 (require 4 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 3-1-1-0-1-1

Pakistan need just a boundary to end the game.

Over 43: Pakistan 245/4 (require 11 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 4-1-0-1-1-0

This might very well be finished in the next over.

Over 42: Pakistan 238/4 (require 18 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-0-1-1

Four runs from the over for Pakistan.

Over 41: Pakistan 234/4 (require 22 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-4-1-0-4.

Its getting all to easy for Pakistan as Malinga concedes nine runs in the over.

Over 40: Pakistan 225/4 (require 31 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-1-0-4

Prasanna concedes seven in the over.

Over 39: Pakistan 218/4 (require 38 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-4-0-1-0

The green shirts moving closer to the target each over.

Over 38: Pakistan 213/4 (require 43 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-1-0-1

Three singles taken from Parera’s over.

Over 37: Pakistan 210/4 (require 46 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-1-6-4

Shoaib Malik  gets into the act now and scores a six and a four in the over.

Over 36: Pakistan 198/4 (require 58 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-4-0-W-0

Sri Lanka finally dismiss Mohammad Hafeez after he scored a century.

WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez c&b Thisara Parera 103 (95). Pakistan 198/4

Mohammad Hafeez raises his bat for a century with a beautiful boundary over the square region. 

Over 35: Pakistan 193/3 (require 63 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: wd-wd-0-0-1-0-4-wd-0

Mohammad Hafeez just one run away from his century.

Over 34: Pakistan 185/3 (require 71 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-1-6-0

Mohammad Hafeez has entered into the 90s.

Over 33: Pakistan 177/3 (require 79 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-4-wd-1-0-1-1

Malinga concedes eight runs in his fifth over.

Over 32: Pakistan 169/3 (require 87 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-0-0-4-0-1

Pakistan score six runs from Dilshan’s over.

Over 31: Pakistan 163/3 (require 93 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-2-1-4

Hafeez is milking the Sri Lankan bowlers in the match today. Batting with full confidence.

Over 30: Pakistan 154/3 (require 102 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-1-1-1

Five runs from Dilshan’s over.

Over 29: Pakistan 149/3 (require 107 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-6-6-1-1

Fourteen runs scored in the over thanks to two back to back sixes by Mohammad Hafeez.

Over 28: Pakistan 135/3 (require 121 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-1-0-0

Just a single in the over.

Over 27: Pakistan 134/3 (require 122 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-6-0-2-1

Hafeez scores nine runs in the over.

Mohammad Hafeez raises his bat for a half century. 

Over 26: Pakistan 125/3 (require 131 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-W-1-1-0-0

Dilshan dismisses Babar Azam in the over.

WICKET: Babar Azam lbw Tillakaratne Dilshan 25 (30). Sri Lanka 123/3

Over 25: Pakistan 122/2 (require 134 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-0-4-1

Hafeez playing with full confidence.

Over 24: Pakistan 115/2 (require 141 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-2-1-0-0-1

A fifty run stand between Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam.

Over 23: Pakistan 110/2 (require 146 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-1-0-4

Another boundary by Mohammad Hafeez

Over 22: Pakistan 103/2 (require 153 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-1-0-0

The green shirts are slowly cruising towards the target.

Over 21: Pakistan 100/2 (require 156 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-1-4

Pakistan have scored in double figures now.

Over 20: Pakistan 94/2 (require 162 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-2-0-1-wd-1

Pakistan slowing down things here.

Over 19: Pakistan 88/2 (require 168 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-1-1

Three runs from Prasanna’s over.

Over 18: Pakistan 85/2 (require 171 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-0-0-4

Hafeez lofts Malinga over the off side for a boundary

Over 17: Pakistan 81/2 (require 175 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-1-4-0

Babar Azam hits hit first boundary in the match.

Over 16: Pakistan 74/2 (require 182 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1lb-0-0-0-2-1

Four runs from Angelo Mathews over.

Over 15: Pakistan 70/2 (require 186 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: W-0-0-0-1-4

Suranga Lakmal dismisses Ahmed Shehzad who was looking to be dangerous.

WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad c Dinesh Chandimal b Suranga Lakmal 29 (38). Pakistan 65/2

Over 14: Pakistan 65/1 (require 191 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-4-0-1-1-0

Mohammad Hafeez lofts Angelo Mathews over the cover for a boundary.

Over 13: Pakistan 59/1 (require 197 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-2-2-1-0-0

Pakistan eyeing to pile pressure on the Sri Lankan fielders by taking singles and doubles.

Over 12: Pakistan 54/1 (require 202 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-0-0-0

Pakistan score two runs from Mathews’ over.

Over 11: Pakistan 52/1 (require 204 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-0-0

Parera concedes just a single in the over.

Over 10: Pakistan 51/1 (require 205 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-W-0-0-0-4

Angelo Mathews dismisses Azhar Ali as the Pakistani skipper went to slash the ball to the off side.

WICKET: Azhar Ali c Dinesh Chandimal b Angelo Mathews 21 (29). Pakistan 47/1.

Over 9: Pakistan 47/0 (require 209 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-0-0-1

Pakistan score three runs from the ninth over.

Over 8: Pakistan 44/0 (require 212 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-0-1-4

Captain Angelo Mathews has decided to come into the attack. Pakistan scores a boundary as Ahmed Shehzad nearly chops the ball onto his own stumps.

Over 7: Pakistan 37/0 (require 219 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 3-1-0-0-0-4

Pakistan starting the innings on a positive note. Hitting boundaries when given the chances.

Over 6: Pakistan 29/0 (require 227 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-4-0-0-0

Five runs from Lakmal over.

Over 5: Pakistan 24/0 (require 232 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-4-0-0-0

Thisara Parera replaces Malinga into the attack and concedes a boundary in his first over.

Over 4: Pakistan 20/0 (require 236 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-4-0-0-0-0

Ahmed Shehzad hit a blistering cover drive off Lakmal.

Over 3: Pakistan 16/0 (require 240 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 4-0-1-0-4-1

Two boundaries from Malinga’s second over.

Over 2: Pakistan 6/0 (require 250 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-0-0-0

Suranga Lakmal starts off with a maiden over.

Over 1: Pakistan 6/0 (require 250 runs to win)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-3-2.

Lasith Malinga concedes six runs in the first over.

Sri Lanka innings

Over 50: Sri Lanka 255/8 (RR 5.10 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 4-1-1-1-2-0

Sri Lanka score nine runs in the last over bowled by Anwar Ali. Pakistan require 256 runs to win

Over 49: Sri Lanka 245/8 (RR 5.02 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 3-W-0-1-W-0

Rahat Ali takes two wickets in the 49th over.

WICKET: Seekkuge Prasanna c Mohammad Hafeez b Rahat Ali 0 (1). Sri Lanka 245/8.

WICKET: Milinda Siriwardana c Mohammad Rizwan b Rahat Ali 22 (21). Sri Lanka 244/7 .

Over 48: Sri Lanka 241/6 (RR 5.02 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-6-1-1

Another expensive over for Pakistan as 10 runs taken from it.

Over 47: Sri Lanka 231/6 (RR 4.91 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-1-4-1

Ahmed Shehzad take a brilliant catch but unluckily makes contact with the boundary rope.

Over 46: Sri Lanka 223/6 (RR 4.84 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-4-2-0

Chandimal survives a run out in the over.

Over 45: Sri Lanka 216/6 (RR 4.80 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-wd-wd-1-0-1-1

Shoaib Malik concedes six runs in the over.

Half Century for Dinesh Chandimal. This is his 14th one day 50.

Over 44: Sri Lanka 210/6 (RR: 4.77 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-0-0-1-4

Six runs from Mohammad Irfan’s over.

Over 43: Sri Lanka 204/6

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-1-0-W

Mohammad Hafeez takes his fourth wicket of the match.

WICKET: Thisara Parera c Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Hafeez 1 (3). Sri Lanka 204/6

Over 42: Sri Lanka 201/5 (RR: 4.78 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-1-W-1

200 up for Sri Lanka as Yasir Shah takes his first wicket of the match.

WICKET: Angelo Mathews c Babar Azam b Yasir Shah 38 (54). Sri Lanka 200/5 (41.5 overs)

Over 41: Sri Lanka 199/4 (RR: 4.85 

Ball-by-ball: 0-2-0-4-1-0

Run rate slowly increasing for the Sri Lankan side.

Over 40: Sri Lanka 192/4 (RR: 4.80 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-0-1-2

Five runs for Sri Lanka in the 40th over.

Over 39: Sri Lanka 187/4 (RR: 4.76 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-4-0-1-1-0

Sri Lanka scoring boundaries in the late stages of the innings here.

Over 38: Sri Lanka 180/4 (RR: 4.73 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-6-1-0-0-4

A productive over for the hosts. 11 runs came from Yasir Shah’s over.

Over 37: Sri Lanka 169/4 (RR: 4.56 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-4-1-1-1-1

Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have put up a 50 run partnership.

Over 36: Sri Lanka 161/4 (RR: 4.47 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-0-0-4b

Not the end to the over Yasir Shah would have wanted as the ball spun a long way, missing the keeper and the fielder at first slip, going all the way to the boundary.

Over 35: Sri Lanka 156/4 (RR: 4.45 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-1-4-1-1wd-1

Shoaib Malik concedes 10 runs in his second over.

Over 34: Sri Lanka 146/4 (RR: 4.26 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-0-1

Just two runs for Sri Lanka from Yasir Shah’s over.

Over 33: Sri Lanka 144/4 (RR: 4.36 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-1-0-0

Shoaib Malik concedes three runs in his first over.

Over 32: Sri Lanka 141/4 (RR: 4.40 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-1-4

Rahat Ali gives away six runs in the 3nd over. Sri Lanka showing attacking intent.

Over 31: Sri Lanka 135/4 (RR: 4.35 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-0-1wd-0-4

Seven runs came from Hafeez’s eighth over.

Over 30: Sri Lanka 128/4 (RR: 4.26 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-0-4-0

The hosts have to now keep their foot on the accelerator if they are to pose a huge score in the match. So far they are mostly relying on singles.

Over 29: Sri Lanka 123/4 (RR: 4.24 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-0-0-0

Another tight over by Mohammad Hafeez as he gives away just a single.

Over 28: Sri Lanka 122/4 (RR: 4.35 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-0-0

A good over for Pakistan as just a single conceded from Irfan’s over.

Over 27: Sri Lanka 121/4 (RR: 4.48 per over)

Ball-by-ball: W-1-0-1-1-0

Mohammad Hafeez has taken three wickets in the match.

WICKET: Tillakaratne Dilshan b Mohammad Hafeez 38 (65). Sri Lanka 118/4 (26.1 overs)

Over 26: Sri Lanka 118/3 (RR: 4.53 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-0-1wd-1-1-0

The hosts take just four runs from the over.

Over 25: Sri Lanka 114/3 (RR: 4.56  per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-0-1-0-0

The conditions are affecting the timing of the batsmen.

Over 24: Sri Lanka 112/3 (RR: 4.62  per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-W-0-1

Mohammad Hafeez dismisses Upul Tharanga by another beautiful delivery.

WICKET: Upul Tharanga st Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 20 (27). Sri Lanka 111/3 (23.4 overs)

Over 23: Sri Lanka 111/2 (RR: 4.82 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-1-0-1-1

Three runs conceded by Anwar Ali in the over.

Over 22: Sri Lanka 108/2 (RR: 4.90 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-1-4-1

Tharanga takes a boundary of Yasir Shah’s over.

Over 21: Sri Lanka 100/2 (RR: 4.76 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-2-0-0

Sri Lanka looking to settle things down here as the hosts are not in any kind of rush to score runs.

Over 20: Sri Lanka 96/2 (RR: 4.80 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-1-1-0

Sri Lanka score just two singles from the over.

Over 19: Sri Lanka 94/2 (RR: 4.94 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-1-1-0-0

Just three singles from Anwar Ali’s third over.

Over 18: Sri Lanka 91/2 (RR: 5.05 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-0-1-1-0-0

Yasir Shah concedes just three runs in his third over.

Over 17: Sri Lanka 88/2 (RR: 5.17 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1-W-0-4-2

Anwar Ali comes back into the attack and dismisses Thirimanne on the third ball of the over.

WICKET: Lahiru Thirimanne c Sarfraz Ahmed b Anwar Ali 23 (23). Sri Lanka 82/2 (16.3 overs)

Over 16: Sri Lanka 81/1 (RR: 5.06 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-4-1-4-0-1

Sri Lanka capitalizing on the field set by captain Azhar Ali as the hosts score nine runs from Yasir Shah’s second over.

Over 15: Sri Lanka 71/1 (RR: 4.73 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-6-1-0-1-1

Thirimanne scores the first six as he lofts Mohammad Hafeez over the mid on region.

Over 14: Sri Lanka 62/1 (RR: 4.42 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-2-0-0

Yasir Shah, Pakistan’s in form spinner, into the attack and gives just two runs in his first over.

Over 13: Sri Lanka 60/1 (RR: 4.28 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 2-1-1-0-0-0

Thirimanne and Dilshan settling in as they are taking singles.

Over 12: Sri Lanka 56/1 (RR: 4.66 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-2-0-0-0-0

Mohammad Irfan bowling at more than 140 km/h. Just two runs from the over for the hosts.

Over 11: Sri Lanka 54/1 (RR: 4.90 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-2-0-4-0-0

Six runs came from Mohammad Hafeez’s second over.

Over 10: Sri Lanka 48/1 (RR: 4.80 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-0-3-1

Sri Lanka score four runs from Mohammad Irfan’s over.

Over 9: Sri Lanka 44/1 (RR: 4.88 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-W-0-0-0

Mohammad Hafeez replaces Anwar Ali into the attack and immediately strikes for Pakistan. A wicket maiden for Pakistan.

WICKET: Kusal Parera c Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Hafeez 26 (35). Sri Lanka 44/1

Over 8: Sri Lanka 44/0 (RR: 5.50 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 4-0-4-0-1-0

Parera taking the attack to the Pakistani bowlers as he hits two sensational shots over the square region.

Over 7: Sri Lanka 35/0 (RR: 5.00 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-4-1-4-0-0

Anwar Ali comes into the attack and concedes 10 runs in his opening over thanks to boundaries scored by the two openers.

Over 6: Sri Lanka 25/0 (RR: 4.16 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-1-1-1-2

Sri Lanka scoring a lot of runs on the fine leg region.

Over 5: Sri Lanka 18/0  (RR: 3.60 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 1-1-0-0-0-0

Mohammad Irfan concedes just two runs in his third over.

Over 4: Sri Lanka 16/0 (RR: 4.00 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-4-0-0-1

Parera scores the first boundary for the hosts as Rahat Ali concedes five runs in the fourth over.

Over 3: Sri Lanka 11/0 (RR: 3.66 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-4lb-1-1-0nb-0-0

Tillakaratne Dilshan was caught behind by Sarfraz Ahmed from the bowling of Mohammad Irfan but it was a no-ball.

Over 2: Sri Lanka 4/0 (RR: 2.00 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-1wd-1-0-0-0-0

Two runs for Sri Lanka from Rahat Ali’s first over. The hosts not in a rush to score runs.

Over 1: Sri Lanka 2/0 (RR: 2.00 per over)

Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-0-2-0

Mohammad Irfan bowled the opening over for Pakistan and Parera scores two runs.



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