1st Test,
The Ashes, 2017-18, Brisbane

Australia vs England

23 November 2017 05:29 (IST)

1st ODI, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 13 October 2017

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2nd Inn:209/8 (50)

Suranga Lakmal* 7 (9);Akila Dananjaya 50 (72);
Rumman Raees* 9-1-49-3; Hasan Ali 9-0-36-3;

Last bat: Jeffrey Vandersay

Result: Pakistan won by 83 runs.

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Sri Lanka Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Niroshan Dickwella(wk) c Sarfraz & b Raees 19 13 3 0 146.15
Upul Tharanga(c) b Hafeez 18 38 3 0 47.37
Dinesh Chandimal lbw Raees 4 9 0 0 44.44
Lahiru Thirimanne lbw Raees 53 74 3 0 71.62
Kusal Mendis c Sarfraz & b Hasan Ali 2 8 0 0 25
Milinda Siriwardana b Hasan Ali 0 1 0 0 0
Thisara Perera c (sub)Fahim Ashraf & b Shadab Khan 21 29 1 1 72.41
Akila Dananjaya not out 50 72 5 0 69.44
Jeffrey Vandersay c Sarfraz & b Hasan Ali 25 47 1 0 53.19
Suranga Lakmal not out 7 9 1 0 77.78
Lahiru Gamage dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 3, w - 6, nb - 0)10
Total(209 for 8 in 50 overs)209 (4.18 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/30 (Niroshan Dickwella, 3.3 ov.) 2/34 (Dinesh Chandimal, 5.2 ov.) 3/55 (Upul Tharanga, 12.6 ov.)
4/67 (Kusal Mendis, 15.5 ov.) 5/67 (Milinda Siriwardana, 15.6 ov.) 6/108 (Thisara Perera, 25.6 ov.)
7/132 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 32.1 ov.) 8/200 (Jeffrey Vandersay, 47.5 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Junaid Khan 6 0 28 0 4.67 (1w)
Rumman Raees 9 1 49 3 5.44  
Mohammad Hafeez 10 2 32 1 3.2  
Hasan Ali 9 0 36 3 4 (3w)
Shoaib Malik 5 0 19 0 3.8  
Shadab Khan 7 0 26 1 3.71 (2w)
Imad Wasim 4 0 15 0 3.75  
               

Pakistan Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Fakhar Zaman b Dananjaya 43 45 4 1 95.56
Ahmed Shehzad c Dananjaya & b Gamage 0 12 0 0 0
Babar Azam c Kusal Mendis & b Lakmal 103 131 5 0 78.63
Mohammad Hafeez c Thisara Perera & b Vandersay 32 38 5 0 84.21
Shoaib Malik c Dananjaya & b Lakmal 81 61 5 2 132.79
Sarfraz Ahmed(c) & (wk) c Tharanga & b Thisara Perera 1 3 0 0 33.33
Imad Wasim not out 10 5 0 1 200
Hasan Ali not out 11 5 2 0 220
Rumman Raees dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shadab Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Junaid Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 9, nb - 0)11
Total(292 for 6 in 50 overs)292 (5.84 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/11 (Ahmed Shehzad, 3.5 ov.) 2/75 (Fakhar Zaman, 16.4 ov.) 3/124 (Mohammad Hafeez, 27.6 ov.)
4/263 (Shoaib Malik, 46.6 ov.) 5/266 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 47.5 ov.) 6/269 (Babar Azam, 48.2 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Suranga Lakmal 10 0 47 2 4.7 (4w)
Lahiru Gamage 8 0 49 1 6.13 (2w)
Akila Dananjaya 8 0 51 1 6.38 (2w)
Thisara Perera 8 0 68 1 8.5 (1w)
Jeffrey Vandersay 10 0 47 1 4.7  
Milinda Siriwardana 6 0 28 0 4.67  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Tharanga, FOUR, slight width from and Tharanga punishes it with ferocity. Protracts his hands and lashes it through cover. First boundary for the Sri Lankan skipper; He will not spare any loose balls

4

to Tharanga, FOUR, told ya! Tharanga will not let go off loose balls. This was banged in short, sat up nicely for the southpaw. He immediately rocks back and nails it over mid-wicket

4

Khan to Dickwella, FOUR, he gets hold of one. adheres to short pitch stuff again, Dickwella was ready for it. Albeit dragged it off the splice but enough wood to clear mid-on and race away to the fence

4

Khan to Dickwella, FOUR, in the air.. did that carry? Not sure. Dickwella slashed and slashed hard, outside edge flies towards third man. The ball was dipping on the fielder and it looks like it drops just short of the fielder. He also failed to get his body behind the line of the ball. Poor technique

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, Dickwella is living dangerously. Opens his bat face at this away swinger - no feet at all and no intent behind it. Gets an outside edge that flies past a lone first slip fielder

W

to Dickwella, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Dickwella's tryst with destiny comes to an end. There comes the typical ' stop-start celebration. Excellent line and length, poor batting from Dickwella. He flirted with danger in the first ball of the over and escaped. stuck to the same line and length - in the corridor outside off. Stalks at it hesitantly and nicks it to the keeper. Easy take for the Pakistan captain. Mickey Arthur is delighted in the dressing up and he liked that one. Dickwella c Sarfraz b 19(13) [4s-3]

W

to Chandimal, out Lbw!! Rumman has trapped Chandimal LBW, he decides to challenge the call. I don't think there's any bat involved. UltraEdge doesn't indicate any wood on that. Only factor that can save Chandimal is if it's going down leg. What does HawkEye say? Pitching - outside off. Impact - In-line. Wickets - hitting. Three reds and Chandimal is given the marching orders. Chandimal's lacklustre run in colored clothing continues. picks up his second wicket. The indipper, jagged back in and hit Chandimal low on the pad. He played down the wrong line and he fell over the flick. has his finger up in joy and what's worse for Sri Lanka is that they have lost their review. Chandimal lbw b 4(9)

4

to Tharanga, FOUR, smashed. You cannot bowl short to me, says Tharanga. Short without any purpose, Tharanga hangs back and pulls it witheringly over mid-wicket

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, wow! Pure class from Thirimanne. errs in length and sprays it on leg; Thirimanne shuffles inside the line and lifts it nonchalantly over mid-on

OT

Ali to Thirimanne, 2 runs, length ball on the sticks, clipped away into the on-side and they race back for a brace. The throw from the deep came in at the bowler's end but it needed to be a direct hit for the batsman to be in trouble

W

to Tharanga, out Bowled!! Goes for the pull off a flattish ball and misses as the ball traverses its way to the sticks. The ball kept a low a bit as well. The skipper is gone. He was all at sea against and the waves have had him today. The stick to stick channel was difficult to get away from and he perishes trying to break free. Lanka back into the dumps. Wicket maiden for . Tharanga b 18(38) [4s-3]

4

to Thirimanne, FOUR, slips it down leg, the batsman tickles it fine for a four. That was a bad ball sliding down leg

W

Ali to Kusal Mendis, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Banged in short again, the bounce was good enough to catch the top-edge and it was taken by the keeper. That hurried onto the batsman who was pretty late on it. Pakistan on top. Lanka playing loose cricket here. Kusal Mendis c Sarfraz b Ali 2(8)

W

Ali to Siriwardana, out Bowled!! Full ball, tailing in, the batsman plays all around it and misses to be clean bowled. Two in two for Ali. The effort ball unleashed after the break and the batsman was caught offguard. It moved a trifle in the air and then straightened after landing to force the batsman to play it with a closed face and miss it. Siriwardana b Ali 0(1)

4

Ali to Thisara Perera, FOUR, Thisara Perera takes the challenge of the hat-trick ball head on and blasts the drive through the covers for a four. That was some statement. Driven on the up, was uppish but was well away from the man at cover

6

to Thisara Perera, SIX, comes down on it like a house on fire and blasts it down the ground over the bowler's head for a sixer. That was a loopy ball and the batsman was not afraid of using the dancing shoes followed by the long handle

W

Khan to Thisara Perera, out Caught by (sub)Fahim Ashraf!! Perera self-detonates. Again. Looks for the slog sweep and ends up skying it very high. The man from deep mid-wicket came in, settled under it and took it well to ensure Lanka's keep diminishing. The leggie strikes in his first over. That was a very loopy ball and the batsman took the bait to fall into the trap. Thisara Perera c (sub)Fahim Ashraf b Khan 21(29) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Khan to Thirimanne, FOUR, backs away, carves the ball out into the covers and the ball runs away into the fence

OT

Malik to Thirimanne, 1 run, fifty for Thirimanne! On the pads yet agaain, Thirimanne uses his wrists to turn it behind square for another single. Thirimanne will have to play out of his skin, if Sri Lanka are to have a chance in this game

W

to Thirimanne, out Lbw!! That's plumbahhh. Up goes umpire Ahsan Raza's finger in a flash. is having a dream evening; Full credit to Sarfraz for bringing the pacer into the attack. It has worked wonders for his team. Swerved in from a length and pings Thirimanne flush on the back pad. He had no answers having caught in a state of flux - neither forward nor back. Sri Lanka's last hope perishes. Nonethess, fabulous knock from the southpaw. Hawkeye shows that it was hitting the middle stump. Thirimanne lbw b 53(74) [4s-3]

4

Khan to Vandersay, FOUR, edged and wide of first slip. Sharp leggie, Vandersay lazily wafts at it and outside-edges it past the lone slip fielder. Enough legs to reach the fence

4

to Dananjaya, FOUR, a welcome boundary for Sri Lanka. Full outside off, Dananjaya leans across and caresses it through extra cover

4

Khan to Dananjaya, FOUR, expertly played. Sarfraz is not happy behind the stumps - gestures the bowler to bowl full. A short ball without any venom, Dananjaya waits as he arches his back and ramps it over the keeper. Dananjaya is putting up a show here

4

Wasim to Dananjaya, FOUR, goes for the slog sweep and threads the ball between mid-wicket and long-on for a four. Much needed

4

to Dananjaya, FOUR, slogged away into the on-side, the man at deep mid slides and fails to stop it

4

to Dananjaya, FOUR, the Sri Lankan fans are enjoying it. Dananjaya is frustrating the Pakistani bowlers here. Full in the slot, Dananjaya loads up and smacks it over mid-on

W

Ali to Vandersay, out Caught by Sarfraz!! Gone. End of a soul-destroying 68-run stand. Final rites underway now. Just two wickets away are Pakistan. Rip-roaring bouncer from has the batsman in a soup. It kept coming back and Vandersay just couldn't take evasive action in time. He arched his back and manages to glove it to the keeper. Vandersay c Sarfraz b Ali 25(47) [4s-1]

4

Ali to Lakmal, FOUR, banged in short, Lakmal takes it over his head and pulls it over mid-on. A cross-court forehand smash!

OT

Ali to Dananjaya, 1 run, maiden ODI fifty for Dananjaya. What a calm and composed knock from the youngster. Receives a standing oviation from the dressing room as he raises his bat. Dug in short, he went for the pull and squirts an inside edge onto his pad. The ball fell near the stumps and he sprinted across to nab a quick single

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, that's a filth from , with fine leg inside the circle, it's cardinal sin to bowl on the pads. Easy-peasy for Zaman, he gets inside the line and tucks it wide of the fielder at 45. He dived to his left but couldn't even lay a hand onto that

W

to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by Dananjaya!! The clock was ticking and the pressure was mounting on Shehzad. He had to break free - never really looked comfortable at the crease and ends up holing out to square leg. Came charging down in quest to get going, it was on a short of length and he drags it off the inner half. Straight to Dananjaya at square leg - who shows good reflexes to hang onto that. Full credit to for keeping it tight. Ahmed Shehzad c Dananjaya b 0(12)

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, jeez! That's a non-striker killer. Almost knocked off Babar Azam's head. Zaman was itching to smack a few, gets the desired length this time. Unleashes his strong muscles and drills it towards his partner - who ducks low in time and evades it. Rocket-launcher that one!

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, elegance written all over this. Lavish praise from Ramiz Raja on air. Half-volley on the stumps, Azam leans forward with a full face of the bat and high elbows - drives it ram-rod straight down the ground

OT

to Babar Azam, wide, Sri Lanka review: an appeal for a strangle down the leg-side, Dickwella was confident in his shout but the umpire wasn't interested. Tharanga has a chat and goes upstairs for a review. Fair delivery. Doesn't seem like a nick on the replay. "Clear gap between bat and ball," says third umpire Richard Kettleborough. Nothing on the UltraEdge as well. The on-field call stays. Sri Lanka lose their review. Spinning down the leg-side, Azam crouched low and looked to tickle it fine and missed it by a fair margin

4

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR, magical wrists in play by Azam. Back of a length just outside off, he rolls his wrists and fetches it from there it place it through mid-wicket. Zooms away to the fence

4

Perera to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, "Perera can go for runs," chirps Ramiz Raja on air. The ploy was good from Perera, he banged it short aiming for the helmet badge. Zaman went for the pull - chalks a top-edge and it flies away to the fine leg fence

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, nicely played. Went deep and read the length early to lace the cut behind point. Picked his spot to perfection

6

to Fakhar Zaman, SIX, the slog sweep, finds the middle this time. Went low in time and smacked it right off the screws - the shorter boundaries and it sails over mid-wicket for a maximum

W

to Fakhar Zaman, out Bowled!! The Aeroplane celebration from . He has his revenge after getting hit for a six the previous ball. Zaman played all over it - had no clue about this wrong 'un. It was pitched up and spun back in, Zaman didn't pick it and sought to work it into the leg-side. Is beaten by the turn and dip, the ball knocks the off-pole. Sri Lanka have broken the stand that was gathering some momentum. Fakhar Zaman b 43(45) [4s-4 6s-1]

4

to Hafeez, FOUR, first boundary for Hafeez. He stamps his presence by sinking low and sweeps it with the spin through square leg. Bisects two men in the deep

4

to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez doesn't want to let settle. Uses his feet to reach the pitch and lifts it effortlessly over the bowler's head. Although the bat turned in his head, the placement was brilliant from Hafeez

4

to Hafeez, FOUR, slightly shortish, the batsman kicks and pulls it away into the deep mid region, beating the fielder quite easily to his right. Was uppish but well away

4

to Hafeez, FOUR, shortish ball, rubbish ball, the batsman jumps back and gobbles the free meal. Pulled over mid-on for a four

4

to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez continues to be dismissive! That was a lure outside off and the batsman took the bait with an inside out hit. The ball went racing past the man at sweeper cover

D

to Babar Azam, no run, Chandimal drops a tough one! Kicks back to pull it and the man at mid-wicket dives to his left but the ball pops out as he thuds onto the ground. Good attempt

OT

to Hafeez, no run, misses a straightish ball and was rapped low on the pad. There was an inside edge and that was not picked up by umpire Ravi. Hence, he gave him out but Hafeez reviewed almost immediately to save himself

W

to Hafeez, out Caught by Thisara Perera!! My O My, what have you done Hafeez!? That was a poor shot. Reprieved off the last ball and now plays a poor pull shot to hole out to deep longon, who comes in to take it easily. That was dropped short and the batsman rocked back only to sky it up. No distance on it and Pakistan lose number three. Hafeez c Thisara Perera b 32(38) [4s-5]

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, backs away, then guides the ball away past slip by using the pace off the bowler to get it to deep third man for a four

OT

to Babar Azam, 2 runs, that's fifty for Azam. His 7th in ODIs. "Welcome back to form," gushes Bazid Khan on air. A raise of bat and handshake from Malik. Flatter ball, Azam goes back and punches it through cover, gets a brace and reaches the milestone

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, that's a gift door-deliverd. Short and begging to be hit, Azam rocks back and muscles it away over mid-wicket. No chance for the long-on fielder

6

to Shoaib Malik, SIX, proper blow from Malik. He's had enough, tuk-tuks down the track and a helmetless Malik powers this tossed up delivery over long-on for a maximum. His 100th six in ODIs

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, is that a six or a four? That was a length ball and the batsman slogged it away off the inside half of the bat to get it into the cow corner region. The ball landed inches inside the ropes and a four it is

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, full toss and slog swept. The ball goes into the vacant on-side for a four through the mid-wicket region

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, toe-ends the drag and threads the ball past cover and mid-off for a four. That was not well timed but Shoaib Malik and Pakistan will take it. Spilt wide and full, the batsman clobbered it

OT

Perera to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, fifty from the veteran! This has been a fine knock. He has paced it wonderfully well. Big shots coupled with some good running being the hallmark of this knock. The ball was on the pads, whipped easily into the vacant deep mid region and a couple it is

OT

Perera to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, 100 runs for this pair!. Jams the length ball away to long-off and gets a single

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, length ball, bad idea from the bowler, good execution from the batsman as he swats the ball away to the right of the man at deep mid wicket

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, low full toss on the pads, clipped away behind square for a four. Shoaib Malik is picking the bones out of anything loose. Such a clinical batsman!

6

Perera to Shoaib Malik, SIX, as smooth as cheese! That was full, slower in pace and the batsman bangs the ball over cover with one knee on the carpet. He is hitting them sweet

4

Perera to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, what happened there? A slower delivery slog swept away and it was in the air for a mile and when it came down, the man at deep mid trying to back-pedal only managed to see the ball go over his head but land inside the ropes for another four

W

to Shoaib Malik, out Caught by Dananjaya!! Malik goes for 81. End of a match defining knock IMHO. That was a length ball and the batsman slogged it away only to find the man at deep mid-wicket. Mrs. Malik looks bemused but then breaks into an applause knowing this has been a special knock from Mr. Malik. That ball could have gone anywhere but found the fielder to perfection. Shoaib Malik c Dananjaya b 81(61) [4s-5 6s-2]

OT

Perera to Babar Azam, 1 run, 6th ODI ton for Babar Azam! Another well paced knock from a Pakistani batsman. A poor Test series but he has bounced back in style here. That ball was on the sticks and clipped away ever so easily for a single

W

Perera to Sarfraz, out Caught by Tharanga!! The skipper has an early exit today. No theatrics or pyrotechnics from him today. That was a length ball, looked to go across the line and ended up skying it for the man at cover to gobble it up. It might have been another slower ball. Sarfraz c Tharanga b Perera 1(3)

W

to Babar Azam, out Caught by Kusal Mendis!! Lifts the ball up, too high, not a lot of distance and taken at long-on. A length ball it was and a tired looking shot was an answer to it for the meek dismissal. But he has done his job. Pakistan losing a few quick wickets. Babar Azam c Kusal Mendis b 103(131) [4s-5]

4

to Hasan Ali, FOUR, short ball, slower in pace, pulled away into the on-side, past deep fine leg for a four. He was into his shot a bit too early but that was good enough

6

Perera to Imad Wasim, SIX, meaty bottom-handed loft over long-on and it is a maximum! That was in the slot and it disappeared. Much needed sixer for Pakistan

4

Perera to Hasan Ali, FOUR, comes down the track, carves the ball away and Dananjaya came in too much for the ball to land in front of him at deep cover and spin away from him for an embarrassing four to be given away