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Sultan
May 2, 2005, 03:57 PM
Pakistan Masters XI too strong for Sri Lanka Masters XI

A powerful Pakistani side notched up an easy win against a handicapped Sri Lankan side in todayís 2nd ODI being held at the lovely Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lankan greats; Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and Upal Chandana were unable to join the side due to prior commitment with their respective English county teams. Pakistan were playing with the same team that beat India in last monthís tour, with the only two changes being the addition of Moin Khan at the expense of Rana Naved and Arshad Khan in place of Mohammad Sami.

Earlier, Pakistan started off slowly with Afridi falling away on 17 leaving Pakistan at 29 for 1. From there on, Butt and Malik steadied the innings, playing some sensible strokes and most importantly making sure they didnít lose their wickets too soon. However, as the momentum was slowly picking up, Butt played a delivery from Malinga into the safe hands of Dilshan and Pakistan were left at 87 for the loss of two. Youhana stroked a quick 28 off 27 before being caught by Vandort off Dilshanís bowling. After that, Younis Khan played an excellent innings, scoring 71 off only 69 balls, with only 3 fours and 1 six in his entire innings. Inzamam too, chipped in with 30 off 31 balls while the rest of the tail ended cheaply but not before they were able to register a daunting score of 290.

The Sri Lankan response was hardly what they would have desired, with captain Marvan Atapattu being deceived by a late reverse swing from Rao Ifthikar and edging it straight in to the hands of the keeper. They had hardly recovered from the initial blow, when Vandort was bowled out to a sensational delivery by Rao once again; the ball swung into the left hander who was completely dumbfounded as the ball sneaked through between his bat and his body. From that point on, wickets tumbled one after another, with the only resistance coming from Jayawardene who stayed at the crease and played some fantastic shots. He scored 69 off 77 balls while his assistant Ramyakumara played responsibly to reach his half century off 81 balls. Jayawardene had begun to show signs of weariness and frustrations as the boundaries had dried up due to some very tight bowling by Malik and Afridi. He finally came down the track and tried to smash one out of the ground at long on, but only managed to play a simple catch into the hands of Butt. The Sri Lankan tail was dismissed quickly and without much opposition. Pakistan now face Indian tomorrow in the 3rd and final ODI match of the Sheikh Zayed Cup being played at the state of the art Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. India lost their first match to the Sri Lankan masters by 97 runs.

Final Score card (Courtesy of Cricinfo):

http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/PAK-MSTRS_SL-MSTRS_ZAYED_02MAY2005.html

Result: Pakistan Masters won by 76 runs

Toss: Pakistan Masters
Umpires: S Choudhary (Ind) and EAR de Silva (SL)
TV Umpire:
Match Referee:
Man of the Match: Younis Khan

Pakistan Masters innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4 6
Salman Butt c Dilshan b Malinga 37 54 6 0
Shahid Afridi c Arnold b Perera 17 16 3 0
Shoaib Malik c Bandara b Dilshan 68 69 6 0
Yousuf Youhana c Vandort b Dilshan 28 27 3 0
Younis Khan not out 71 69 3 1
*Inzamam-ul-Haq c Vandort b Arnold 30 31 4 0
Moin Khan run out (Atapattu/Arnold) 0 2 0 0
Abdul Razzaq c Vandort b Arnold 17 13 2 0
+Kamran Akmal b Arnold 1 2 0 0
Iftikhar Anjum run out (Malinga) 8 16 0 0
Arshad Khan not out 3 5 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 4, nb 4) 10
Total (9 wickets, 50 overs) 290

FoW: 1-29 (Shahid Afridi, 5.2 ov), 2-87 (Salman Butt, 15.3 ov),
3-138 (Yousuf Youhana, 23.3 ov), 4-181 (Shoaib Malik, 30.4 ov),
5-233 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 39.2 ov), 6-233 (Moin Khan, 39.4 ov),
7-262 (Abdul Razzaq, 43.2 ov), 8-264 (Kamran Akmal, 43.5 ov),
9-284 (Iftikhar Anjum, 48.4 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Malinga 10 0 68 1 (4nb, 2w)
Perera 10 1 33 1 (1w)
Ramyakumara 9 0 59 0
Bandara 9 0 53 0
Dilshan 6 0 42 2
Jayawardene 1 0 13 0
Arnold 5 0 20 3 (1w)

Sri Lanka Masters innings (target: 291 runs from 50 overs) R B 4 6
MG Vandort b Iftikhar Anjum 10 18 1 0
*MS Atapattu c Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 5 5 1 0
S Kalavitigoda b Arshad Khan 29 45 3 0
+KC Sangakkara c Shahid Afridi b Iftikhar Anjum 8 8 2 0
DPMD Jayawardene c Salman Butt b Shoaib Malik 69 77 5 1
TM Dilshan b Shahid Afridi 1 3 0 0
RP Arnold c Younis Khan b Arshad Khan 4 12 0 0
WMG Ramyakumara run out (Salman Butt/Kamran Akmal) 58 81 3 1
CM Bandara c Shahid Afridi b Younis Khan 19 26 1 0
SL Malinga b Shoaib Malik 1 4 0 0
PDRL Perera not out 1 1 0 0
Extras (lb 5, w 4) 9
Total (all out, 46.4 overs) 214

FoW: 1-7 (Atapattu, 1.3 ov), 2-24 (Vandort, 5.4 ov),
3-38 (Sangakkara, 7.6 ov), 4-77 (Kalavitigoda, 17.3 ov),
5-82 (Dilshan, 18.6 ov), 6-90 (Arnold, 21.2 ov),
7-170 (Jayawardene, 36.5 ov), 8-212 (Bandara, 45.4 ov),
9-213 (Malinga, 46.2 ov), 10-214 (Ramyakumara, 46.4 ov).

Bowling O M R W
Abdul Razzaq 7 0 22 0 (1w)
Iftikhar Anjum 7 0 40 3
Shahid Afridi 10 0 46 1 (1w)
Arshad Khan 10 0 39 2
Shoaib Malik 9.4 0 50 2 (1w)
Younis Khan 3 0 12 1

Edited on, May 2, 2005, 9:01 PM GMT, by Sultan.

Sultan
May 2, 2005, 04:01 PM
Tomorrow is the last match between Pak XI and India XI. You can check out Pakmusic.com for streams, they're doing it on a first come first serve basis, and free of charge. ;)