Match Over - Pakistan won by 83 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 13 Oct 2017, 13:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Shoaib Malik


  • Umpire1: S Ravi
  • Umpire2: Ahsan Raza
  • Third Umpire: RA Kettleborough



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

10.35pm The snooze fest is over. Fine, fine win from Pakistan. Babar laid the ground work, Malik lent the finishing touches. Then with the ball, Raees did the early damage before Hasan Ali came into his own. Sri Lanka were only briefly in it, but the procession which they witnessed time and again during the series against India continued here in the Middle East. This is Sri Lanka's eighth consecutive ODI defeat. Plenty of work to do. On that note, this is Shashank Kishore signing off on behalf of Akshay Gopalakrishnan. Do join us for the second ODI on 16th October in Abu Dhabi. Until then, it's goodbye from the cricinfo desk. Cheers!

If they were to look for some consolation, they'd consider Thirimanne's half-century as one of the entries. Akila Dananjaya, who could've so easily looked to smash the ball, dug in and fought it out to bring up a maiden fifty of his own. But there was a sense of inevitability to this chase more than halfway in. Sri Lanka never looked to be in the game.

On a lighter note, I really wish someone's capturing all these moods of Mickey Arthur. I reckon just from this tour, there are plenty of pictures of varying emotions. Would be a fun compilation if someone manages to pull it off

Time for the presentation now

Sarfraz Ahmed: When you lose one series, the first match of the next series becomes very important. Credit to the boys. We've got a lot of bowling options. This bodes well for us. The way we've done today, we'll look to carry this template forward. If you set up runs on the board, with this bowling attack we can defend well. We will of course decide based on conditions. There is a lot of quality in this side.

Shoaib Malik is the Player of the Match for his 61-ball 81.

"In the middle overs, Sri Lanka were bowling well, so strike rotation was key," he says. "I knew I could cover up in the end. Credit to Babar and Hafeez. That was the innings that gave us the confidence. End of the day, the bowlers did pretty well. Being an experienced player, it's my responsibility to turn up when things are down. I didn't take any pressure. My role was to rotate strike. Those few boundaries helped our total."

Upul Tharanga: Pakistan batted really well. At one stage, we thought we could restrict them to below 270. We haven't batted to potential in the last few series, we haven't been able to bat 50 overs. It's time we deliver.

49.6Hasan Ali to RAS Lakmal, 1 run, slices this full delivery down to third man courtesy a misfield at point. Pakistan now have their fifth successive ODI win .
49.5Hasan Ali to A Dananjaya, 1 run, there's the fifty. Looked to clear his front leg and pull this skiddy bouncer but could only get some bat on it as it rolled no more than a couple of yards away. He scampered through even as Hasan hared across to prevent it..

Sarfraz is mindful of the fifty, so brings in the field. There's cover, short third man, point, mid-off, mid-on, midwicket. This should be fun

49.4Hasan Ali to RAS Lakmal, 1 run, thick inside edge on an attempted slog to deep square leg. Wanted to go over long-on again. Dananjaya walks to the striker's end..
49.3Hasan Ali to RAS Lakmal, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, picks this short ball well. Hammered from outside off to the wide long-on boundary. Dananjaya's wait for a maiden ODI fifty continues.
49.2Hasan Ali to RAS Lakmal, No run, deceived by the slower one. Much fuller on length, he was backing away to go over cover.
49.1Hasan Ali to RAS Lakmal, No run, looks to smash this over midwicket, gets a thick inside edge onto the pad. This was a length ball so he didn't get anywhere underneath that as he attempted the cross-batted swipe.
End of over 49. 2 runs this over. 202/8 after 294 balls.
RAS Lakmal 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 9-1-49-3
A Dananjaya 49 (71b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 2 runs this over. 200/8 after 288 balls.
RAS Lakmal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 8-0-29-3
A Dananjaya 48 (68b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Words exchanged between Shadab and Dananjaya. I can tell you they weren't pleasant ones.

End of over 47. 11 runs this over. 198/7 after 282 balls.
A Dananjaya 47 (66b 5x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 8-1-47-3
JDF Vandersay 24 (44b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 5 runs this over. 187/7 after 276 balls.
A Dananjaya 37 (61b 3x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 4-0-15-0
JDF Vandersay 23 (43b 1x4 0x6 ) more

shoaib rana: "This match could down in the history as one of the most boring ODIs of all time. Both the tests between Pak and SL were way more interesting throughout. I hope you haven't fallen asleep Kishore." Thanks for being considerate and thinking about my plight. Yes, been painfully slow

End of over 45. 2 runs this over. 182/7 after 270 balls.
JDF Vandersay 22 (41b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 7-0-26-1
A Dananjaya 33 (57b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 4 runs this over. 180/7 after 264 balls.
A Dananjaya 32 (53b 2x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 3-0-10-0
JDF Vandersay 21 (39b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 1 runs this over. 176/7 after 258 balls.
A Dananjaya 30 (50b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 6-0-24-1
JDF Vandersay 19 (36b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 4 runs this over. 175/7 after 252 balls.
JDF Vandersay 18 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 2-0-6-0
A Dananjaya 30 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 171/7 after 246 balls.
JDF Vandersay 16 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 6-0-28-0
A Dananjaya 28 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 168/7 after 240 balls.
JDF Vandersay 14 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 1-0-2-0
A Dananjaya 27 (43b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 166/7 after 234 balls.
A Dananjaya 26 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 5-0-25-0
JDF Vandersay 13 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 5 runs this over. 159/7 after 228 balls.
A Dananjaya 21 (39b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 7-0-27-2
JDF Vandersay 12 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 7 runs this over. 154/7 after 222 balls.
A Dananjaya 17 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 7-1-36-3
JDF Vandersay 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 147/7 after 215 balls.
JDF Vandersay 10 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 6-0-22-2
A Dananjaya 11 (30b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 2 runs this over. 143/7 after 210 balls.
A Dananjaya 10 (29b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 6-1-29-3
JDF Vandersay 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 6 runs this over. 141/7 after 204 balls.
JDF Vandersay 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 5-0-23-1
A Dananjaya 9 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 135/7 after 198 balls.
JDF Vandersay 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 5-1-27-3
A Dananjaya 8 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 3 runs this over. 132/6 after 192 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 53 (73b 3x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-17-1
A Dananjaya 7 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 5 runs this over. 129/6 after 186 balls.
A Dananjaya 6 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 5-0-19-0
HDRL Thirimanne 51 (69b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 124/6 after 179 balls.
A Dananjaya 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-14-1
HDRL Thirimanne 47 (66b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 119/6 after 174 balls.
A Dananjaya 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 4-0-14-0
HDRL Thirimanne 46 (64b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 6 runs this over. 114/6 after 168 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 43 (62b 3x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-10-1
A Dananjaya 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27.  A maiden over! 108/6 after 162 balls.
A Dananjaya 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 10-2-32-1
HDRL Thirimanne 38 (58b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 108/5 after 155 balls.
NLTC Perera 21 (28b 1x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-4-0
HDRL Thirimanne 38 (58b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 8 runs this over. 104/5 after 150 balls.
NLTC Perera 20 (27b 1x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 9-1-32-1
HDRL Thirimanne 36 (54b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 96/5 after 144 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 35 (53b 2x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 3-0-9-0
NLTC Perera 13 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 93/5 after 138 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 33 (50b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 8-1-24-1
NLTC Perera 12 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 89/5 after 132 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 29 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 2-0-6-0
NLTC Perera 12 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 86/5 after 126 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 27 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 7-1-20-1
NLTC Perera 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 83/5 after 120 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 25 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 1-0-3-0
NLTC Perera 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Malik Murad: "If the batsman doesn't take any single in Hafeez's over, I am sure he will finish his over in less than a minute, am I correct?" Hafeez, Darren Lehmann and Ravindra Jadeja - can't think of three other bowlers who have sent their overs down in quicker time.

End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 79/5 after 114 balls.
NLTC Perera 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 6-1-17-1
HDRL Thirimanne 23 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 75/5 after 108 balls.
NLTC Perera 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 5-0-18-2
HDRL Thirimanne 21 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 69/5 after 102 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 21 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 5-1-13-1
NLTC Perera 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 67/4 after 95 balls.
BKG Mendis 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-0-12-1
HDRL Thirimanne 20 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more

They'll take drinks. That means it's time for Akshay to take over

End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 65/3 after 90 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 19 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 4-1-11-1
BKG Mendis 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 58/3 after 84 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-10-0
HDRL Thirimanne 13 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13.  A maiden over! 55/3 after 78 balls.
WU Tharanga 18 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 3-1-4-1
HDRL Thirimanne 11 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Yaqoob Ali: "The way Thirimana is hopping in front of the crease, a 140 toe-crusher by Hassan will spice things up a little"

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 55/2 after 71 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 11 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-7-0
WU Tharanga 18 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 2 runs this over. 50/2 after 66 balls.
WU Tharanga 18 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-4-0
HDRL Thirimanne 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 48/2 after 60 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 6 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga 17 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Faizan Anwer Al: "any dew yet?" All good so far. Pakistan haven't struggled to grip it yet. Hafeez got the ball to spin away sharply. Enough signs that it hasn't yet taken effect.

End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 46/2 after 54 balls.
WU Tharanga 16 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-2-0
HDRL Thirimanne 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 44/2 after 48 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 4-1-24-2
WU Tharanga 15 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 35/2 after 42 balls.
WU Tharanga 10 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 4-0-19-0
HDRL Thirimanne 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6.  A maiden over! 34/2 after 36 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 3-1-15-2
WU Tharanga 9 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Two slips waiting for the nick

Chandimal given out lbw. He's gone up for a referral immediately

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 34/1 after 30 balls.
LD Chandimal 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 3-0-18-0
WU Tharanga 9 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 31/1 after 24 balls.
WU Tharanga 9 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 2-0-15-1
LD Chandimal 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 24/0 after 18 balls.
N Dickwella 13 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 2-0-15-0
WU Tharanga 9 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more

shekhar: "Where is Amir??" Injured himself during the Test series

End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 13/0 after 12 balls.
WU Tharanga 9 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 1-0-8-0
N Dickwella 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 5 balls.
N Dickwella 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 1-0-4-0
WU Tharanga 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
N DickwellaC Sarfraz Ahmed B Rumman Raees191330146.15
WU TharangaB Mohammad Hafeez18383047.37
LD ChandimalLBW Rumman Raees490044.44
HDRL ThirimanneLBW Rumman Raees53743071.62
BKG MendisC Sarfraz Ahmed B Hasan Ali280025
TAM SiriwardanaB Hasan Ali0100-
NLTC PereraC B Shadab Khan21291172.41
A Dananjayanot out 50725069.44
JDF VandersayC Sarfraz Ahmed B Hasan Ali25471053.19
RAS Lakmalnot out 791077.78
PLS Gamage -
Total 209/8
Junaid Khan6.002804.67
Rumman Raees9.014935.44
Mohammad Hafeez10.023213.2
Hasan Ali9.003634
Shoaib Malik5.001903.8
Shadab Khan7.002613.71
Imad Wasim4.001503.75