Match Over - Pakistan won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 18 Oct 2017, 13:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Imam-ul-Haq

Umpires

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

209/3

 

Overs: 42.3 / 50.0

Pakistan

208/10

 

Overs: 48.2 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

10.40 pm That's about as perfect a game as can be played, roll over the opposition for 208, with a young fast bowler taking a five-for and overtaking a veritable legend of the game. Then have a debutant take centre stage and score an impressive century. It just seemed on the cards for Pakistan, so much that Imam-ul-Haq started walking on 89, only to be called back to the crease for the catch he thought was clean wasn't quite so. After the trials of the Test series, where they came up short playing for the first time without Misbah and Younis in so many years, here, they have been propped up on young shoulders.

At the other end, Sri Lanka have slumped to their 10th ODI defeat in a row. Much of that has been because their batsmen has not been able to produce big scores and as a result the team has struggled to post competitive totals. Bright lights like Kusal Mendis haven't been able to crack the ODI code like say Babar Azam has. They'll need time, yes, but they'll also need to acknowledge that they are playing pretty poorly at the moment and will need to sit down and have an honest talk about what they want to do out in the field. Increasingly, it looks like a team that goes out to bat wanting to avoid a collapse rather than put up big runs on the board.

Imam-ul-Haq is the Man of the Match, of course. Well then, thank you for your company tonight. Hopefully you'll join us for the rest of the game, even though they have become dead rubbers.

Shabaib Abdulla: "Now Imam have doubled his burden on him. Intially he was supposed to carry his Uncle's legacy and now with his Debut century people will now have more expectation from him"

42.3JDF Vandersay to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, a simple defensive push past cover takes Pakistan to victory by seven wickets, and with that the series is theirs.
42.2JDF Vandersay to Mohammad Hafeez, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, lifts an overpitched delivery away to the midwicket boundary. The series win comes ever closer to Pakistan.
42.1JDF Vandersay to Mohammad Hafeez, No run, tosses it up on middle, defends.
42.1JDF Vandersay to Mohammad Hafeez, WIDE, 1 run, drifts down leg, the batsman misses a flick, and it's called a wide.
End of over 42. 4 runs this over. 203/3 after 252 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 100 (125b 5x4 2x6 ) NLTC Perera 4-0-22-1
Mohammad Hafeez 29 (48b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Imam walks off to great applause. He is met by the incoming batsman Shoaib Malik and pulled into a hug. Then he disappears into a huddle with his team-mates. They're all chuffed for him

Azweer: "Definitely uncle Inzi must be in tears... Very emotional moment.."

End of over 41.  A maiden over! 199/2 after 246 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 27 (45b 3x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 9-1-37-1
Imam-ul-Haq 98 (122b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 198/2 after 238 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 26 (37b 3x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-17-0
Imam-ul-Haq 98 (122b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 39. 4 runs this over. 193/2 after 234 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 26 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 10-0-33-0
Imam-ul-Haq 95 (120b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 38. 8 runs this over. 189/2 after 228 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 95 (120b 5x4 2x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-12-0
Mohammad Hafeez 22 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 1 runs this over. 181/2 after 222 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 19 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 9-0-29-0
Imam-ul-Haq 90 (118b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Rifard: "This is a movie scripted better than titanic. Imam And Debut." You mean it's based on real events, with tons of artificial drama packed into it?

End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 180/2 after 216 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 19 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 1-0-4-0
Imam-ul-Haq 89 (115b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 176/2 after 210 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 88 (114b 4x4 2x6 ) PVD Chameera 8-0-28-0
Mohammad Hafeez 16 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 169/2 after 203 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 16 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 10-0-56-0
Imam-ul-Haq 83 (107b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 164/2 after 198 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 14 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 7-0-24-0
Imam-ul-Haq 81 (104b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 161/2 after 192 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 80 (103b 4x4 2x6 ) A Dananjaya 9-0-51-0
Mohammad Hafeez 12 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 8 runs this over. 157/2 after 186 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 79 (100b 4x4 2x6 ) JDF Vandersay 8-0-37-1
Mohammad Hafeez 9 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That will also be drinks. Al Muthu will take you through till the end. Enjoy

Fiaz: "Good to see that pak young star hungry to perform on international level first Hassan Ali, shadab khan, Fakhr and now Imam. Need only opportunity."

End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 149/2 after 179 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) PLS Gamage 7-1-35-1
Imam-ul-Haq 76 (96b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 29. 4 runs this over. 144/1 after 174 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 76 (96b 4x4 2x6 ) JDF Vandersay 7-0-29-1
Babar Azam 30 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 140/1 after 168 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 75 (92b 4x4 2x6 ) PLS Gamage 6-1-30-0
Babar Azam 27 (36b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Asim: "Can I dare to ask on what grounds is Siriwardana in this team?? Incompetent with the bat and a bowling average of over 55 with just 9 wickets!! Ridiculous!!!" Always ask. You may not get answered though.

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 132/1 after 162 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 69 (89b 3x4 2x6 ) JDF Vandersay 6-0-25-1
Babar Azam 25 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 129/1 after 156 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 67 (86b 3x4 2x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 2-0-12-0
Babar Azam 24 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 8 runs this over. 124/1 after 150 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 66 (84b 3x4 2x6 ) JDF Vandersay 5-0-22-1
Babar Azam 20 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 116/1 after 144 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 59 (79b 2x4 2x6 ) TAM Siriwardana 1-0-7-0
Babar Azam 19 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 109/1 after 138 balls.
Babar Azam 14 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 4-0-14-1
Imam-ul-Haq 57 (76b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 22. 6 runs this over. 104/1 after 131 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 56 (75b 2x4 2x6 ) A Dananjaya 8-0-46-0
Babar Azam 10 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 98/1 after 126 balls.
Babar Azam 9 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 3-0-10-1
Imam-ul-Haq 52 (71b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 94/1 after 120 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 52 (71b 2x4 2x6 ) A Dananjaya 7-0-40-0
Babar Azam 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 91/1 after 114 balls.
Babar Azam 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 2-0-6-1
Imam-ul-Haq 50 (67b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Hussain: "Any thoughts on imam ul haq's technique?" Compact, but will be tested against lateral movement as we saw in the early stage of the innings. Like most batsmen though.

End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 87/1 after 108 balls.
Babar Azam 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 6-0-37-0
Imam-ul-Haq 48 (64b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 78/1 after 102 balls.
Babar Azam 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 1-0-2-1
Imam-ul-Haq 41 (61b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 76/0 after 96 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 28 (37b 2x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 5-0-28-0
Imam-ul-Haq 40 (59b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 71/0 after 90 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 38 (57b 2x4 1x6 ) PVD Chameera 6-0-21-0
Fakhar Zaman 25 (33b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Right then, that's drinks and here's Nikhil Kalro for the middle overs.

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 67/0 after 84 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 23 (30b 2x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-23-0
Imam-ul-Haq 36 (54b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 63/0 after 77 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 23 (29b 2x4 1x6 ) PVD Chameera 5-0-16-0
Imam-ul-Haq 32 (48b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Ahmed: "It is a conspiracy against Babar Azam to not let him another ton. "

End of over 12. 1 runs this over. 58/0 after 72 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 22 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-20-0
Imam-ul-Haq 30 (44b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 57/0 after 65 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 29 (39b 2x4 1x6 ) PVD Chameera 4-0-12-0
Fakhar Zaman 22 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 53/0 after 60 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 27 (37b 2x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-19-0
Fakhar Zaman 21 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Meanwhile, it apears Chamara Kapugedera is going off the field, with a giant welt under his eyes. A gentle lob from Dickwella seems to have hit him flush on the right cheek, he had no idea the ball was coming in his direction. Amid all that, Sri Lanka are trying to change the ball, to no avail

Atif Azad: "Casualty of last comparison with Inzi: Sohaib Maqsood."

End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 45/0 after 54 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 24 (34b 2x4 1x6 ) PLS Gamage 5-1-22-0
Fakhar Zaman 16 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 43/0 after 48 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 15 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-11-0
Imam-ul-Haq 23 (30b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 32/0 after 42 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 6 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) PLS Gamage 4-1-20-0
Imam-ul-Haq 21 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 27/0 after 36 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 3-0-8-0
Imam-ul-Haq 20 (25b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 21/0 after 30 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 17 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) PLS Gamage 3-1-15-0
Fakhar Zaman 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 2 runs this over. 15/0 after 23 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 11 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 2-0-5-0
Fakhar Zaman 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 13/0 after 18 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) PLS Gamage 2-1-9-0
Fakhar Zaman 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 4/0 after 12 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 1-0-3-0
Imam-ul-Haq 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Daniyal: "I can't remember the last time Pakistan had such an inexperienced pair open the batting. There's always been one experienced player at one end; maybe hoping that a change in approach to result in change in fortunes?"

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) PLS Gamage 1-1-0-0
Imam-ul-Haq 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
BattingRMB4S6SSR
Imam-ul-HaqC N Dickwella B NLTC Perera1001255280
Fakhar ZamanSt. N Dickwella JDF Vandersay29402172.5
Babar AzamB PLS Gamage30391076.92
Mohammad Hafeeznot out 34514066.67
Shoaib Maliknot out 0000-
Sarfraz Ahmed -
Faheem Ashraf -
Shadab Khan -
Hasan Ali -
Rumman Raees -
Junaid Khan -
Total 209/3
BowlingOMRWECON
PLS Gamage7.013515
PVD Chameera10.003303.3
A Dananjaya10.005705.7
JDF Vandersay9.314314.53
TAM Siriwardana2.001206
NLTC Perera4.002215.5