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75 overs Pakistan 96 for 4 (Umar 50*, Razzaq 10*, Malinga 2-22) need 140 runs to beat Sri Lanka 235 for 7 (Tharanga 77, Jayawardene 50, Ajmal 3-61)
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Pakistan's outlook for a 2-0 lead was unpredictable rather than outright poor after the first half of their chase, with their most obdurate batsmen - Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez - out of the equation. Malinga accounted for two of the three in a bristling opening over, when he became the fastest Sri Lankan - in more ways than one - to reach 150 ODI wickets. His support seamers then effected two more telling breaches to leave the chase in the twitchy hands of Umar Akmal and Adul Razzaq, with the high priest of volatility, Shahid Afridi, and the tail to follow. With the required-rate still under six, the chase could end with time to spare, one way or the other.
Malinga's first ball was sprayed on the pads, and Hafeez duly whipped it for four, but the radar was turned on immediately. Two balls later Malinga zipped one away off the seam, and Hafeez nicked behind as he tried to cover the line without getting across. Younis Khan then fiddled at the sort of ball he had avoided so assiduously in the Tests, and Kumar Sangakkara veritably flew to his right, to grab the edge in front of first slip. Thisara Perera backed up Malinga with equally felicitous seam-work, and pinned Imran Farhat on the crease with one that nipped in from off stump. Farhat left Pakistan in more trouble than they needed at 11 for 3, using up their only review on his way out.
There are few batsmen in world cricket better-equipped that Misbah to handle a crisis during a middling chase. The assurance with which he left his fourth ball, a searching indipper that slid half a foot away from off stump, was just what Pakistan needed then. Umar interspersed Misbah's defiance with a streak of breath-taking strokes, starting with a flick and a drive off Malinga. Dilhara Fernando hurried him into a pull against an effort ball, but the chance slipped past Angelo Mathews' acrobatic effort at short extra cover. Umar went into his shell briefly, but counter-punched with two punchy fours in Fernando's fifth over. Pakistan seemed to have restored parity when Umar heaved the first ball of Fernando's next over for a six. But Sri Lanka edged ahead in the same over, with Misbah walking into an inswinger to be struck in front. Umar, however, went past a menacing half-century to set up an interesting finish.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Video Highlights
50 overs Sri Lanka 235 for 7 (Tharanga 77, Jayawardene 50, Ajmal 3-61) v Pakistan