Match Over - Pakistan won by 32 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 16 Oct 2017, 13:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Shadab Khan


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



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 48.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

11:21pm And that's it from us today. Thanks for joining. We hope you enjoyed it. See you for the next one.

Sarfraz Ahmed: [responding to Ramiz Raja's question about his temper] The match position becomes this way sometimes and the temper comes out. The boys understand it and I always apologise to them later. (laughs) Our batting collapsed but the way they batted after that on a difficult pitch was brilliant. Can't praise the bowlers enough for defending this 220. Babar is young and he will adjust to Tests. He likes to play his shots so he enjoys success in ODIs. He'll adapt to Tests I'm confident of it. The pitch kept getting slower and slower, so batting wasn't easy and that's why we chose to bat. We're trying to give confidence to the boys, like to Shadab today. If we trust the youngsters, they give us good performances.

Upul Tharanga: Bowlers were really good today. It was a tough wicket. If you hung in there, it got better and better. Thirimanne's wicket was crucial. The seam bowlers bowled especially well, and Akila and Vandersay did well. Disappointed to lose. Vandersay batted well too, but when you're 90 for 7, it's a tough task. It was good to carry the bat, but disappointed with the result

Shadab Khan: I'm grateful to Allah and the good wishes of my parents. Got opportunity with the bat and I thought it'd be my first and last one and approached it like that. The coach told us to bat out the full 50 overs and that's what we did. The kind of bowling line-up we have, we knew we could defend this.

Shadab Khan is the Man of the Match.

10:58pm Oh Sarfraz. Didn't have a very good day, this man. But he was great during the middle overs with his bowling changes, and Pakistan have done it. They've risen from 79 for 5, then 101 for 6, and completed a 32-run win. Upul Tharanga becomes the first Sri Lankan to carry his bat in ODIs. He had the complete opposite day to his counterpart. Can't count how many chances he had today, but unfortunately for him, the pattern holds true for the match result as well. Another loss for him as captain. Only four out of 22 batsmen made it past 20 in this match. And therein lies the value of Babar Azam's century. His fifth consecutive one in the UAE. A superb effort. Backed up by Shadab who got an unbeaten half-century; then followed it up with three wickets to rip through Sri Lanka's middle order. Which one of them will be Man of the Match?

47.6Hasan Ali to PLS Gamage, OUT, 1 run, this could be the end. Full toss outside off stump, sliced behind point and he comes back for the second. It appears to be a direct hit...but it also appears like Sarfraz might have broken the stumps with glove before the direct hit. It's a matter of three frames. Sarfraz's left glove touches the bails, but they're not off. In the next frame too the bails are on...also in the third frame! Which means the bails coming off in the fourth frame are because of the ball! That's it. Pakistan have finished this..
47.5Hasan Ali to WU Tharanga, 1 run, full at off stump, makes room, drives it straight to mid-off.

Hasan swiftly walks back to his mark. Trailing him is Sarfraz who cannot believe he has bowled it short and wide with three fielders deep on the leg side

47.4Hasan Ali to WU Tharanga, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, shot. Short and just outside off stump, contorts to make room and slice this over extra cover to find the boundary.
47.3Hasan Ali to WU Tharanga, 2 runs, overpitched wide outside off, backs away and chops this to third man's left.
47.2Hasan Ali to WU Tharanga, No run, yorker outside off stump, tapped into the off side.
47.1Hasan Ali to WU Tharanga, 2 runs, slower ball, short and wide outside off. No pace on it, he can only chip it over mid-off.
End of over 47. 3 runs this over. 177/9 after 282 balls.
PLS Gamage 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 8-1-37-1
WU Tharanga 103 (139b 13x4 0x6 ) more

Wajid Jawaid : "I wonder if this will be the lowest match total to include 2 individual centuries" --- Second-lowest at the moment says stats man Bharat Seervi.

End of over 46. 5 runs this over. 174/9 after 276 balls.
WU Tharanga 101 (136b 13x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 6-0-21-1
PLS Gamage 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 3 runs this over. 169/8 after 270 balls.
RAS Lakmal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 7-1-34-1
WU Tharanga 98 (133b 13x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 4 runs this over. 166/7 after 264 balls.
WU Tharanga 96 (130b 13x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 9-2-22-1
JDF Vandersay 21 (53b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rahul : "With the wet ball Sarfaraz's choice of bowlers has been baffling. No Junaid khan yet? Also his body language and screaming suggest

Naseef: "Just like the classic old days you need a classic death over yorker here, but who'll be the Akram for Pakistan or will it be a de Silva-Ranatunga type of classic from the Sri Lankan captain? Come on I got office in the morning!!!"

End of over 43. 8 runs this over. 161/7 after 257 balls.
WU Tharanga 95 (128b 13x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 9-1-46-3
JDF Vandersay 17 (48b 0x4 0x6 ) more

It's getting dangerously close now. Pakistan still ahead, but the spirit has gone over the last 30 minutes.

End of over 42. 4 runs this over. 153/7 after 252 balls.
JDF Vandersay 16 (46b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 8-2-18-1
WU Tharanga 89 (125b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Suresh: "@Abid, just like Tharanga's wicket Srilanka just need a good over..."

End of over 41. 12 runs this over. 149/7 after 246 balls.
JDF Vandersay 15 (42b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 8-1-38-3
WU Tharanga 86 (123b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Keppa Ameen: "You cannot blame umpire alone when you have grassed two catches. This is intolerable!"
Waleed sajid: "No reason to play imad if captain is not gonna use him as a bowler..."
Abid: "It is just a matter of getting Tharanga out, rest will not be a problem for Pak bowlers to rip through tail. "

End of over 40. 9 runs this over. 137/7 after 240 balls.
WU Tharanga 75 (118b 10x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 6-1-31-0
JDF Vandersay 14 (41b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ravindu Fernando: "Babar also had a healthy edge to Dickwella when he was just over 50 in last match! Cummon y'all its cricket and errors do happen! "

Sarfraz and Mickey Arthur don't look like their team is in a winning position.

End of over 39. 2 runs this over. 128/7 after 234 balls.
JDF Vandersay 13 (40b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 7-1-26-3
WU Tharanga 67 (113b 9x4 0x6 ) more

saad: "Terrible umpiring first they let off Tharanga with a wrong lbw decision that was out, and now Vandersay, both of shadab's bowling. It would be unfair to give Shadab demerit points, he has every right to be frustrated with the umpires."

End of over 38. 6 runs this over. 126/7 after 228 balls.
WU Tharanga 66 (111b 9x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 5-1-22-0
JDF Vandersay 12 (36b 0x4 0x6 ) more

UZ: "I wonder if that umpiring error could be turning point. Vandersay batted well in the last match."
Sam: "How about demerit points for poor decision making by Umpires? That was out..."
Lethargic: "2 wickets denied to Shadab.. lbw and caught.. abject umpiring"

Ultra Edge shows there was an edge on that appeal in the last over.

End of over 37.  A maiden over! 120/7 after 222 balls.
JDF Vandersay 11 (35b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 6-1-24-3
WU Tharanga 61 (106b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 120/7 after 216 balls.
WU Tharanga 61 (106b 8x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 7-2-14-1
JDF Vandersay 11 (29b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That ends my stint for the game. Varun will take you through till the end. Bye.

End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 118/7 after 210 balls.
JDF Vandersay 10 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 5-0-24-3
WU Tharanga 60 (103b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Naseef: "219 from Pakistan and they already out bowled Sri Lanka!! Classic old day stuff this is!! "

End of over 34. 2 runs this over. 115/7 after 204 balls.
JDF Vandersay 8 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 6-2-12-1
WU Tharanga 59 (102b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 9 runs this over. 113/7 after 198 balls.
WU Tharanga 58 (99b 8x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 5-0-16-1
JDF Vandersay 7 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more

ali: "134 0s out of 192...... Superb stuff "

End of over 32. 2 runs this over. 104/7 after 191 balls.
WU Tharanga 51 (94b 7x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 5-2-10-1
JDF Vandersay 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more


End of over 31. 7 runs this over. 102/7 after 186 balls.
WU Tharanga 51 (93b 7x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-21-3
JDF Vandersay 4 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 1 runs this over. 95/7 after 180 balls.
JDF Vandersay 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-24-1
WU Tharanga 46 (89b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 1 runs this over. 94/7 after 174 balls.
WU Tharanga 46 (89b 6x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-14-3
JDF Vandersay 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 93/6 after 168 balls.
WU Tharanga 46 (88b 6x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-23-1
A Dananjaya 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 8 runs this over. 91/5 after 162 balls.
NLTC Perera 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-13-2
WU Tharanga 45 (84b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 83/4 after 156 balls.
WU Tharanga 44 (83b 6x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-21-0
TAM Siriwardana 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 79/4 after 150 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-5-1
WU Tharanga 43 (80b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 74/3 after 143 balls.
LD Chandimal 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-17-0
WU Tharanga 38 (76b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 3 runs this over. 72/3 after 138 balls.
LD Chandimal 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 4-0-17-1
WU Tharanga 37 (72b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 69/2 after 131 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 12 (31b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-15-0
WU Tharanga 36 (69b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Assif: "There was a time when Pakistan trained Harris to bowl the necessary quota of 10 overs in WC 15. Now is the time when two frontline bowlers have bowled just an over in half of the innings. "

End of over 21. 9 runs this over. 64/2 after 126 balls.
WU Tharanga 33 (67b 5x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 3-0-14-0
HDRL Thirimanne 11 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 55/2 after 120 balls.
WU Tharanga 25 (62b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-10-0
HDRL Thirimanne 10 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Mazhar Shehzaad: "Cricket can be a cruel game. Babar Azam and Shadab's hard work worth a couple hours has been so far undone by sloppy fielding within the span of a few minutes."

End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 52/2 after 114 balls.
WU Tharanga 24 (60b 3x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 2-0-5-0
HDRL Thirimanne 8 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 49/2 after 108 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 7 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-7-0
WU Tharanga 24 (55b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 47/2 after 102 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 6 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 1-0-4-0
WU Tharanga 23 (50b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Right, it's drinks. Nikhil will be your authority on aggression and red cards for the next hour or so. See you.

End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 43/2 after 96 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 5 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-5-0
WU Tharanga 20 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Hussain: "Can Hassan Ali be red carded? Do the recent rule changes apply in this match?" --- Unlike the EPL's moral code, the cricket card will only apply to extreme offenses like throwing a bat at someone or punching them.

Daniyal: "@shads: I don't blame him to be honest. Pakistan has a long history of complacency and they weren't any better under Misbah(can't get calmer than that!?) so a change in approach might be exactly what they need."

End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 41/2 after 89 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-2-7-1
WU Tharanga 20 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Sam: "With the required run rate already at 5 Sri Lanka need to get their heads into the game by now, surely."

End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 39/2 after 84 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-4-0
WU Tharanga 19 (43b 3x4 0x6 ) more

shads: "I find it quite interesting how riled up Sarfraz gets when a fielder makes even the slightest of errors. The captain needs to be a calming influence ans Sarfraz is proving to be the complete opposite.

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 37/2 after 78 balls.
WU Tharanga 18 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-2-5-1
HDRL Thirimanne 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

NOMO: "Not sure if everyone notices the Hasan vs Mendis mini-battle. Mendis had copied Hasan's celebration in 2nd test. Since then Hasan has gotten him in both ODIs & has given him a send-off." --- No respite at all for Mendis. Even that celebration didn't work out,because it was a no-bal.. One of his worst decisions, I would imagine.

Mughal khuram: "Two catches Drop ... one from sarfraz one from shadab ... hope that it doesn't costly too much for pakistan but these kind of small target all catches are important"

End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 32/2 after 72 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-2-0
WU Tharanga 14 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11.  A maiden over! 30/2 after 66 balls.
HDRL Thirimanne 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-2-0-1
WU Tharanga 13 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Some words from Hasan. Remember, Mendis had mocked his celebration in the last Test, after taking a catch off a no-ball.

Confirmation - the last ball of the last over was edged. It was a dropped chance.

End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 30/1 after 60 balls.
WU Tharanga 13 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 1-0-3-0
BKG Mendis 10 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Hamza: "I could make a case for an extended spell for Rumman. It's not like Pak is playing with a lot of runs. Wickets are the need of the hour!"

End of over 9.  A maiden over! 27/1 after 54 balls.
WU Tharanga 12 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-1-0-0
BKG Mendis 8 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 27/1 after 48 balls.
BKG Mendis 8 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 4-1-16-0
WU Tharanga 12 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Purvesh: "What is it with Pakistan & Left arm fast bowlers? They could field an entire 11 with them." --- But now, the right-armer. Here's Hasan Ali. 23 matches, 45 wickets at 21.95

End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 21/1 after 42 balls.
WU Tharanga 12 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 4-0-7-1
BKG Mendis 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Daniyal: "It's quite evident that Rumman Raees has brains to go with that talent. He's slowly working away at the batsman the same way Hafeez did in the 1st ODI. A treat to watch surely."

End of over 6.  A maiden over! 20/1 after 36 balls.
WU Tharanga 12 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 3-1-10-0
BKG Mendis 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Saleh: "What pace Junaid is Bowling at ? can't watch as it's office time." --- Averaging about 130-132

End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 20/1 after 30 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 3-0-6-1
WU Tharanga 12 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 18/1 after 24 balls.
WU Tharanga 11 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 2-0-10-0
BKG Mendis 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Arslan zafar: "Great start Pakistan!!...I can sniff a wicket from the other end too.."

Martin Sathiyan: "Good News, Mendis is back at # 3, Hope he can make it count. "

End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 10/1 after 18 balls.
BKG Mendis 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 2-0-4-1
WU Tharanga 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Malik Murad: "Any sign of swing in the first 2 overs?" --- No sir.

End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 9/0 after 12 balls.
WU Tharanga 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Rumman Raees 1-0-2-0
N Dickwella 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/0 after 6 balls.
WU Tharanga 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 1-0-3-0
N Dickwella 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

No swing at all in the first over. Rumman Raees will try in the second.

Was probably looking to swing that away. No luck

N DickwellaLBW Junaid Khan370042.86
WU Tharanganot out 11214414077.78
BKG MendisC Ahmed Shehzad B Hasan Ali10241041.67
HDRL ThirimanneLBW Shoaib Malik12340035.29
LD ChandimalB Shadab Khan240050
TAM SiriwardanaC Babar Azam B Shadab Khan350060
NLTC PereraC Babar Azam B Mohammad Hafeez7510140
A DananjayaB Shadab Khan120050
JDF VandersayC Ahmed Shehzad B Rumman Raees22550040
RAS LakmalRun out Ahmed Shehzad,Sarfraz Ahmed 120050
PLS GamageRun out Rumman Raees 360050
Total 187/10
Junaid Khan6.002113.5
Rumman Raees8.013714.63
Hasan Ali10.023213.2
Imad Wasim1.00303
Mohammad Hafeez10.002412.4
Shoaib Malik4.001714.25
Shadab Khan9.014735.22