Cricket Highlights Sri Lanka v Pakistan 4th ODI Match,PAK vs SL
50 overs Sri Lanka 243 for 8 (Sangakkara 97, Jayawardene 40, Hafeez 2-37, Tanvir 2-43) v Pakistan
Watch the Highlights of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI Match of the Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012. The match will be played/hosted at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Schedule time of Match is 14:30 Local Time (09:00 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Jun 16, 2012. Watch free video highlights of PAK vs SL match online for free.
For more than three-fifths of the innings, Pakistan's bowlers were disciplined and their fielding was passable. Then Umar Gul dropped Kumar Sangakkara, when on 35 off 82 deliveries. Then came the batting Powerplay. Sangakkara carted 62 off his last 48 deliveries, and Sri Lanka reached the kind of total Pakistan have struggled to chase in recent times.
Till Sangakkara was put down in the 31st over, Sri Lanka had been tied down, first by Pakistan's fast bowlers, and then by their spinners. Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan did add 55 for the second wicket, but they were hard-earned runs, and Dilshan's departure immediately after the first drinks break meant Sri Lanka had to continue with their cautious approach. The absence of scoring opportunities consumed Dinesh Chandimal as well, after which the expected rain came down to force a 70-minute break.
Pakistan's spinners continued with the run-squeeze after the rain interruption. Sangakkara tried to break free off Shahid Afridi. Had Gul taken the low catch at long-on, Sri Lanka would have been 106 for 4. He didn't. Sangakkara rubbed it in off his next delivery, dispatching Mohammad Hafeez over midwicket for four.