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World T20: Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Live text

Published Oct 04, 2012 04:33pm

Mohammad Hafeez scored 42 runs for Pakistan but it wasn't enough to take them past the Sri Lankan total of 139. – Photo by Reuters
Mohammad Hafeez scored 42 runs for Pakistan but it wasn't enough to take them past the Sri Lankan total of 139. – Photo by Reuters

Former champions Pakistan and hosts Sri Lanka clash in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Thursday, banking on the quality spinners in the two camps. The pre-match focus revolved around Sri Lanka's unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis and Pakistan's prolific Saeed Ajmal, both of whom have been the highest wicket-takers for their respective teams in the competition.

But while the spinners from both sides continued to make headlines in the run up to game today, one feels it will be the batsmen from either side who will play the  'game-changing' role at the Premadasa.

Stick around as Dawn.com brings all the action, analysis and multimedia from the epic Pakistan-Sri Lanka clash in Colombo.

Readers are invited to be share their input and analysis, set the field, live commentate, share pictures, predict the outcome of the match. Have your say as Pakistan takes on Sri Lanka in what promises to be a cracking semi-final showdown.

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21:58 PST

T20 specialist bowler Dirk Nannes tells BBC’s Test Match Special:

"We didn't know which Pakistan team would turn up today - if it would be the free-flowing, high-scoring Pakistan, or the one that keeps playing and missing, and playing strange shots."

21.51 PST

OVER! Umar Akmal hits a four off the penultimate ball but it comes too late. The second last over from Malinga was enough to make it impossible for Pakistan. Sri Lanka now await the winners of the Australia-West Indies match tomorrow.

21.47 PST

Two dot balls. Umar Akmal misses a chance on the second ball with a big heave.

Kulasekara bowls the last over.

21.45 PST

Great second last over from Malinga. Only four runs scored and a missed run out chance.

21.38 PST

Last two overs. 27 needed. Umar Akmal to face Malinga and Umar Gul on non-striker's end.

21.35 PST

WICKET! Tanvir tries to heave Mendis over the leg side, gets way out of his crease and an easy stumping for Sanagakkara. Pakistan seven down. Umar Gul in now. REQUIRED: 27 off 14

21.32 PST

Last three overs now. Pakistan need 32 from them. Malinga has one over left. Mathews and Herath are done. Kulasekara has two left, Mendis one.

21.28 PST

Sohail Tanvir goes for it against Lasith Malinga. Hits in the air over the leg side and the ball races away for four. REQUIRED: 35 off 20

21:20 PST

WICKET - Afridi goes first ball! Arm-ball from Herath and it crashes straight into the stumps. Afridi should have been forward to that one! Game with Sri Lanka now!

21:19 PST

WICKET - Hafeez loses the plot, jumps down the wicket and misses Herath completely. Easy stumping for Sangakkara!

21:17 PST

BOUNDARY - Umar Akmal cuts Mendis through point for four!

21:13 PST

BOUNDARY - 12 runs of that Herath over! First a reverse sweep from Hafeez that fetches the captain a four and then a six! Malinga dropped a sitter  in the last over. It was Hafeez. Will it prove costly?

21:06 PST

WICKET - Herath gets his first one! How many more will he get? He fancies Pakistan a bit! Malik outdone by a great ball that pitched on a good length and spun sharply hitting off!

21:00 PST

WICKET - Nothing wrong with this one. Mathews completely deceives Kamran Akmal with his slower one. Kamran was 15-minutes early into that stroke! Simple catch for short mid wicket.

20:56 PST

WICKET - Mathews traps Nasir Jamshed in front, the batsman, tried to play across the line to that one and completely missed! Replays show the ball pitched way outside leg!

20:52 PST

Herath now on. How Pakistan play him will be key to their chances.

20:50 PST

BOUNDARY - Hafeez gets one in the middle! Pakistan 48/1 in 8.

Sajid Hussain from India says: "Sri Lanka should not try to take the wicket of Hafeez. He is the key man for both Pakistan and SL. If he stays for 20 overs then Pak may not even reach 80…..haha."

20:42 PST

WICKET - No relief for Pakistan though as Mendis strikes with his very next ball. Again, a confused mindset from the batsman neither forward nor back, and the ball eventually trickles onto the stumps!

20:41 PST

BOUNDARY - Nazir sweeps Mendis for the first four in ages.

20:38 PST

Pakistan have been in confused in their approach and Sri Lanka smart. A lot of cutters and slower balls and Nazir and Hafeez just have no answer. Ajantha Mendis and Rangana Herath will benefit from this.

BOUNDARY - Contrasting start for Malinga. Bowls too far down the leg side for 5 wides, follows it up with several slower balls. His cutters are really kicking off the wicket, Herath and Mendis will be warming up.

BOUNDARY - Nazir guides Nuwan Kulasekara through third-man for four. The bowler had cut Nazir in half on a couple of occasions with his big inswingers. Lasith Malinga will be a handful on this wicket!

20:17 PST

BOUNDARY - Imran Nazir slams Angelo Mathews over the covers for Pakistan's first boundary! Earlier in the over, Nazir smacked Mathews towards points where Dilshan just got a finger on it, would have been the catch of the tournament!

20:14 PST

Cricket writer and Dawn.com contributor Shoaib Naveed says: A very competitive score by Sri Lanka on this wicket. The last over really hurt us, as expected it was Thisara Perera again that lead the charge against Pak, as he did in the ODI series. Start is crucial, Pakistan have to give Imran Nazir given a free hand, however, Kula with his banana inswingers is bound to trouble him. Hafeez has to make sure he doesn't get bogged down. Umar Akmal and Malik promoted over Kamran will not be a bad idea given their prowess against spin.

20:05

Azhar Mahmood tweets: Ball is getting wet! Good chance for Pakistan to win this.

20:04 PST

16 runs off that Gul over sees Sri Lanka post 139. Perrera provided Sri Lanka with much-needed final push that Jayawardene would have been hoping for when he started in blazing fashion for his 42. Sangakkara too looked in great touch but managed just 18.  Pakistan did well to strangle the hosts after their initial burst set the stage for a score in excess of 150.

19:51 PST

WICKET - Ajmal ends Mendis' misery. The batsman jumps down the wicket and Ajmal bowls it wide, easy stumping for Kamran Akmal.

Cricket writer and Dawn.com contributor Shoaib Naveed says: Reserving Gul for just the last few overs is working it's magic again. Seems to bowl best when he knows he has to be full.

19:48 PST WICKET - This time Gul traps Dilshan in front with another perfect yorker! It is not a no-ball this time! Thisara Perrera next man! Gul has been great so far.  Perrera survives, another yorker, through the batsman in a flash and just misses the leg stump!

19:47 PST

Gul fires in the perfect yorker that just missed Mendis' off stump. The next delivery is good, hits the batsman's pads and is adjudged out! But the big screen shows it is a NO-BALL! Free hit! Could be a blessing in disguise, Mendis' goes no where with that free hit.

19:39 PST

BOUNDARY - Dilshan, who has been quite so far, guides Ajmal, who has been unlike himself as well, through fine leg. Gul dives but to no avail. Bowling stats so far Afridi 4-28-1, Raza 4-26-0, Ajmal 3-27-0 and Tanvir 3-11-0. Hafeez has two up his sleeve while Gul is in his second over.

19:34 PST

Vic Marks, commentating for BBC Test Match Special, says:

"Umar Gul's going to come on, he'll be looking for a bit of reverse swing. But we've seen it go both ways with him - he can bowl yorkers and slower balls, or he can go for a few. And it's very rare you get an opening batsman still in after 15 overs, but having only scored 28."

19:28 PST

BOUNDARY - Reverse sweep again! Jeevan Mendis times that one from the middle of his bat, great shot! Hafeez doing a good job so far in slowing things down, his two over have given away just 12 runs and fetched Pakistan a wicket. SL 100/2 in 15. Umar Gul comes into the attack, let' s see how he goes.

19:25 PST

BOUNDARY - Dilshan responds by smacking that Afridi full toss over mid wicket for four!

19:24 PST

Twitter reaction: @paperstargirl says: How often does a team think, "Have to keep Dilshan in..."?

19:21 PST

WICKET - Sangakkara gave Hafeez the charge but the bowler stopped in his run. Next delivery, Sangkkara once again came down the wicket, Hafeez bowled it wide and the batsman who had stretch for it managed to spoon it to the long on boundary.

19:18 PST

Cricket writer and Dawn.com contributor Shoaib Naveed says: Saeed Ajmal has actually been off-color throughout the tournamnet. Bowling too short. Needs to get his pace right. Around the 95/96 kph region.

19:15 PST

BOUNDARY - This time is Ajmal who faces the wrath of Sangakkara who is absolutely smashing everything! 12 runs from that over, Sri Lanka 79/1 in 12. Dilshan, meanwhile, is just knocking it around.

19:12 PST

BOUNDARY - Kumar Sangakkara smacks Afridi to get off the mark with a blistering four!

19:11 PST

T20 specialist bowler Dirk Nannes tells BBC’s Test Match Special: “I’m surprised we’ve not seen Hafeez bowl himself, he normally bowls a lot of his overs early on.”

Cricket writer and Dawn.com contributor Shoaib Naveed says: Pitch is crumbling, anything over 130 will be a tough ask with Sri Lanka's bowling. It's an even start. Hafeez needs to bowl now and not in the death overs.

19:08 PST

WICKET - Jayawardene tries the paddle over fine leg but his that Afridi delivery straight to Raza Hasan.

19:06 PST

BOUNDARY - After playing a full range of strokes in that over, Jayawardene comes down the track to lift Raza Hasan over his head. The Sri Lankan captain now has seven fours in his 42-run innings!

19:02 PST

BOUNDARY - Jayawardene chips Afridi's google over the covers for another four! He is playing the kind of innings that we discussed earlier, and one that may eventually shift the balance in Sri Lanka's favour after the first innings alone.

18:57 PST

BOUNDARY - Jayawardene reverse sweeps Shahid Afridi over the head of point for four! Afridi getting turning it big and getting some bounce as well. 'Boom boom' will have to be play an inspirational role today to lift Pakistan. It was 16 years ago this very day that Afridi announced his arrival to world cricket.

18.52 PST

BOUNDARY - This time is it's a reverse sweep from Jayawardene and another boundary from Ajmal's first over.

18.51 PST

BOUNDARY - Saeed Ajmal is introduced and he gives away an easy four straight away. Short and swept away by Jayawardene.

18.49 PST

Tanvir is proving to be a good selection as he continues to deny the Sri Lankans of big runs in the power-play overs. A few more missed chances and a wide make it an eventful fifth over.

ALMOST! Dilshan edges a delivery that moved away and Kamran Akmal's dive is not enough to get Dilshan. Two more runs to Sri Lanka. 24-0 in 5 overs.

18.42 PST

BOUNDARY - Jayawardene picks a four off Hasan with a solid sweep.

Dilshan was lucky on the first delivery when he played a good delivery late and would have been gone leg-before had the bat not come down in time.

18.41 PST

A dot ball and then Dilshan drops it short on the last delivery for a single. Only two runs from the Tanvir over. Sri Lanka 14-0 in 3 overs.

18.39 PST

A couple of good deliveries from Tanvir as he gets the ball to move away from the right-handed Lankan openers. Dilshan gives a big heave on the fourth delivery as Tanvir squeezes the runs in his second over.

18.35 PST

Raza Hasan is introduced from the other end and the Sri Lankan openers are taking the attack to the young left-arm spinner. A push through the covers from Jayawardene which earns him three runs off the first delivery. Shahid Afridi makes a diving save and the outfield looks a bit slow.

BOUNDARY - Tilikaratne Dilshan cuts Hasan on the third ball for his first runs of the match. Sri Lanka pick seven runs off the second over.

18.31 PST

And we are underway with Sohail Tanvir, who replaces Abdul Razzaq.

BOUNDARY - Mahela Jayawardene gets the Sri Lanka scoring underway with a glance down the leg side. Umar Gul makes a diving attempt but fails in stopping the first four of the semi-final.

18:27 PST

Cricket writer and Dawn.com contributor, Shoaib Naveed, says: Pakistani batsmen have always had problems facing left-hand spinners. Given their performance against Robin Peterson, they should be wary against Rangana Herath, who has a history of dominating the Pakistani batsman. Nasir Jamshed being a left-hander will be key against him.

Sohail Tanvir is a thoughtful selection, given his good performance recently in Sri Lanka in the ODI series. Hafeez should be wary of not giving him more than one if he has a bad start.

18:00 PST Pakistan have made one change to the side that beat Australia in the Super Eights and brought in Sohail Tanvir in place of Abdul Razzaq. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have brought in Pakistan's tormentor Rangana Herath in place of Akila Dananjaya.

Pakistan:  Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis

17:59 PST

Shahid Afridi's conversation on television from yesterday’s practice session:

"We have been travelling to Sri Lanka and playing here very frequently and have become familiar with the conditions, the pitches and the grounds. I know Sri Lanka will have majority of the support being the home team but we have had fans coming in from all over to support us and it has been great. Spinners are very important, especially in these conditions and we have a world-class spin attack."


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Comments (79) (Closed)


abhishek
Oct 04, 2012 05:04pm
afridi is an %^%$^@...hw can pak consistently bring him in every tournament....just like rohit sharma in india
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:32pm
Agreed !
Guna
Oct 04, 2012 05:03pm
Pakistan is not worth the semi finals.. Such a blunder team.
shahid
Oct 04, 2012 05:03pm
Few lessons for Pakistan from this semi final. First, give "rest" or "rest for ever" to Shahid Afridi. Second, we must snatched "tuk tuk" title from Misbah and give it to Hafeez because he put pressure in the beginning of Pakistan's inning by not scoring runs. Third, look for some talented wicket keeper batsman. Finally, somebody must decide the future of Shoaib malik.
Mukesh
Oct 04, 2012 05:02pm
Wishing pakistani team - a safe flight back
cricket supporter
Oct 04, 2012 05:00pm
Pak was never going to win this world cup. It takes team effort to win such titles while Pak was relying on individual performances from day one.
cricket supporter
Oct 04, 2012 04:59pm
m sure he'll b the first one forced to retire now :D
Hassan
Oct 04, 2012 04:57pm
I completely agree Abdur Razzaq would have been very handy. Why did the Captain Hafeez not drop Afridi or Shoaib Malik.
Mukesh
Oct 04, 2012 04:56pm
My deepest sympathy to Pakistan for loosing
dean
Oct 04, 2012 05:04pm
AFridi and Umar Gul should be removed
Asad Raza
Oct 04, 2012 05:05pm
i officially hate kamran and afridi, pakistan suffers from the domino effect. shoaib malik too is doubtfull.i believe that razzaq should have palyed( im not too sure) guls last over was too costly. oh man we were so close and this defeat hurts the most :(
Truly
Oct 04, 2012 05:11pm
What was 'epic' about this match?
Musthak
Oct 04, 2012 05:06pm
please change Hafees from captain because in one situation pak need 49 runs from 36 balls its acheivable but hafeez did a mistake and he out. And please don't give any international chancdm to afridi because he have experience 16 yrs in intnl cricket but stil he don't know how to bat. I am very very pak fan but i am indian i like pak team and muslims very much. .
HM, Canada
Oct 04, 2012 05:05pm
SL well played... Congrat... Afridi ...0 again, Get this baggage out. I think if Razzak was in Pakistan could have won the match.
dean
Oct 04, 2012 05:07pm
Shahid Afridi is the bad criketer pakistan ever have.let him go home...
cricket supporter
Oct 04, 2012 05:07pm
Wht the hell .... Rameez raja blaming the pitch now ... grow up man, it cud hve favoured u had u won the toss. better focus on producing players like Younus khan, yusuf yohana, inzamam ul haq... people who wud stay not out evn after 5 days of a test match. n bdw... was Ajmal pak's best bowler ? he went for 33 ...he sure was the best today.
shahid
Oct 04, 2012 05:06pm
Afridi's quote "I will take retirement if I feel I am burden on the team". People has started feelings for your retirement. When you will feel?
HM, Canada
Oct 04, 2012 05:07pm
India was not even considered for semi finals. At least Pakistan tried....
HM, Canada
Oct 04, 2012 05:08pm
Are you in your senses ... Mr. Mad.
cricket supporter
Oct 04, 2012 05:08pm
i dnt knw y Misbah is tuk tuk player....coz I still rate him one of the mentally strong cricketer. perhaps u need to rest Hafeez n Imran nazir. Nazir has been getting just 15-20 runs while expectations wid an opener r more than that.
HM, Canada
Oct 04, 2012 05:09pm
Agree ...
Asad Raza
Oct 04, 2012 05:09pm
your right, the guys a mess, hasnt helped us a bit kinda like we were playn with one less batsmen.geo news has now taken this as their initiative to get rid of afridi
shahid
Oct 04, 2012 05:09pm
Instead of dropping Razaaq, the should have dropped Shoaib Malik or Shahid Afridi or Kamran Akmal. You had many choices but Mr. Professor (Hafeez) did not get it.
Sami
Oct 04, 2012 04:42pm
What a horrible decision by Hafeez to include Sohail Tanver in place of Razzak.
Ayaz
Oct 04, 2012 04:31pm
Can someone kick AFRIDI out of the team.
Munawwar
Oct 04, 2012 04:44pm
Afridi. For God sake now announce your retirement. we had enough agony due to you
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:54pm
Today was Pakistan day ! but one out was wrong,which Umpire gave,okay forget it !! SA was good and we love SA ! :)?
Ramesh NG
Oct 04, 2012 01:31pm
I wish both Asian teams were fielded against other two countries so that we could have both in the final to make sure the Cup stayed in Asia. All the best to both the teams.
Mahesh
Oct 04, 2012 04:03pm
Love the Pak team.. go for it boyz.
Indian-Delhi
Oct 05, 2012 04:47am
Game is going as per australian's plan..but still yesterdays total was easily achievable by pakistan.last few overs change the game.
milen
Oct 05, 2012 06:22am
I think you should be worried about the Canada cricket team. what happened to them ? hehehe.
Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
Oct 04, 2012 01:27pm
I am not alone but whole nation is with me and pray we win today and march to Final inshaallah, aameen.
cric_pot
Oct 04, 2012 01:26pm
Story of our lives. Abdur Razzak the one who performs - show him the boot. The Maliks and Afridis who are consistently failing, keep them in the team. Kon heh jo hum ko yeh karney seh rokay ga.
Django
Oct 04, 2012 06:03pm
@jay: ma boy, how can you say that, after defeated by Australia.... i didn't saw any competition by indian team.. Australia ruled the game from the very start till the end of the match. don't you remember Watson hitting massive sixes.... oh shorry mishtake.. i forgot that you lost that match due to rain.
raja hindustani
Oct 04, 2012 06:02pm
Typical Pakistani cricket fan....!!! :)
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:47pm
But we have best spinners ever ! you people dun have them !
Sajid Hussain (India)
Oct 04, 2012 03:18pm
Gul might have bowled the costliest final over of his life. His final over will prove decisive in this semifinal. The cup has already slipped out of Pak's hand......
Syed J
Oct 04, 2012 05:14pm
I am not a big fan of Rohit Sharma or Indian team but Rohit is still yonge, not like Shahid Afridi.
Vairamuthu
Oct 04, 2012 04:53pm
Remove Shahid Afridi and bring in Asad Shafiq.
Roomi
Oct 04, 2012 04:54pm
It is time for Pakistan team to think. Remove Hafeez as captain as he is the most silly captain Pakistan ever had. Kick Shoaib Mallick, Afridi, Imran Nazir and Gul out of team. Promote Nasir Jamshed as opener
Musthak
Oct 04, 2012 05:46pm
pakistan also have quality batsman
Sajid Hussain (India)
Oct 04, 2012 05:44pm
Umar Gul proved to be the difference between the 2 teams today. His 16 runs off the last over proved to be decisive as Pak lost by exactly 16 runs. Umar Gul is the most over hyped bowler to have ever played for Pakistan. Happy though to see Pak Team at Colombo Airport today. Australia and Pak cheated India by playing manipulated game in Super 8. Allah has punished Pak and is going to punish Australia tomorrow.
Rattan(Sydney)
Oct 04, 2012 05:44pm
are you kidding me?time for him to retire - yan aar yan paar - that does not work in cricket
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:43pm
But I won't support Sri Lanka now,I already hate Sri Lanka, especially Melinga,he is very sharp,I hate his balling,he try hard to miss the ball !! The cup can go to West Indies ! :)
jmirza
Oct 04, 2012 05:39pm
You must be living in LaLa land. India does not quality bowlers. Get it!
elias
Oct 04, 2012 05:39pm
then why dont u stay in pak
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:39pm
Sorry ! Pak didn't get to your expectations ! :( whole Pakistan is crying right now ! don't worry,cheer up guys,this happens to everybody ! I was really crying,but after thinking positive,I am fine !
Rehan
Oct 04, 2012 05:38pm
you mean drop Nawabzada Shahid Khan Afridi ! Come on Pakistan he has made 10,000 blunders with batting now & there is limit for everything. He has rightly lost respect of all his fans. Time to look for another wicket keeper who can keep the wickets & drop this 32 teeth( daant) ! Give wicket keeping to umar akmal from khandan of wicketkeepers! shameless bugers! Hafeez Tuk TUK junior !
Jawed
Oct 04, 2012 05:38pm
I have been watching pakistani TV talk shows and none of the hosts would like to talk about SHOAIB MALIK. Everyone is bashing Afridi and no one is talking about other players who have also failed to perform. Why Shoaib is still playing? It seems Pakistan was playing with 9 players.
Ramesh NG
Oct 04, 2012 05:37pm
good one
Indian2905
Oct 04, 2012 05:33pm
Oh God ! Another lose while chasing . Come on Pakistan in fact this time I was Praying for Pakistani Team . They had everything ...Great Bowling Attack ( Spin) . Great Middle order with Umar And Malik . Great death bowler ( Gul ) . Good calm captain . Then why Pakistanis missed the plot again while Chasing ? I think they can't handle the pressure cooker situation . Some people are saying Sahid Afridi is bad cricketer but I think they don't know to respect great players and what they had done in past . Afridi had a X-factor but now hes struggling that don't mean hes not a great player . . Disappointed Cricket Fan from India
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:34pm
Hafeez should be kicked out of team !
Fez
Oct 04, 2012 05:34pm
Another middle order collapse? Another horrible bowling show from Umer Gul? Another duck for Afridi? Sadly business as usual.
Afridi The Great
Oct 04, 2012 05:35pm
Long Live Boom Boom Afridi...!
N.Zaidi ( California )
Oct 04, 2012 05:35pm
Thanks you bro
Musthak
Oct 04, 2012 05:35pm
pind i like the pak team thats all but i am indian i love india and dhoni is my role model. See the game as a game
Jay
Oct 04, 2012 05:36pm
Day before yesterday when I said here that Australia purposely lost against Pakistan, everyone was so upset. Now at atleast do you believe me that Australia purposely lost against Pakistan to keep India out? Pakistan never deserved to be in semi final because Pakistan do not single quality batsman. Understand it. Don't keep high expectations from mediocre team. And please don't cry. He he he.
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:36pm
This is just because of our foolish captain Hafeez ! Hafeez should get lost ! his name is making me Horrified ! :@
N.Zaidi ( California )
Oct 04, 2012 05:32pm
Very well said, He should hang his boots its about time,Its good for him N good for pakistan. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD N LONG LIVE PAKISTAN
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:32pm
No,Imran Nazir can be there !
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:31pm
And mine is for India !
karim
Oct 04, 2012 05:31pm
its only a game of cricket, don't let your blood pressure go up. cool down, chill out. stop blaming your cricketers for loosing. one has to win, one has to loose, grow up, be matured enough to understand defeat. even they are humans.
pind
Oct 04, 2012 05:29pm
then why dont you settle in pak..?
Avijeet (India)
Oct 04, 2012 05:28pm
Pakistan gift it to SriLanka..... Apart from 1 LBW...It was Pakistan day... dropped catches and runout misses... fumbles on the field by srilanka.... but yet.... Pakistan packing bags.... Mindless Afridi ... and our Son-in-law Sohaib Malik... are to be blamed for this major loss....... Think now ......you wr thanking South Africa 2 days back.... which made you crave for the cup more......
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:25pm
Yeah,we could win,but.... If they have taken 2 runs on every ball,we have been celebrating our triumph up till now !
AMIT
Oct 04, 2012 05:24pm
pakistan need to sacked AFRIDI,SHOAIB MALIK, KAMRAN AKMAL.i think sania mirza can play better cricket than shoiab
dr shabir
Oct 04, 2012 03:14pm
ameen
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:22pm
Yeah you are totally right,every Paki is thinking the same !
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:21pm
Pakistan lost against Sri Lanka :'( Umar Akmal played well,but Afridi should get retire,he wasn't playing good in all series ! Hafeez is not a good captain,He must have taken Razzaq instead of Sohail Tanveer ! But we lost :'( But India is also not there,cheer up guys :D
Hello1
Oct 04, 2012 05:20pm
Thanks to the likes of Afrid and Malik. Its time to get rid of the dead wood.
Syed J
Oct 04, 2012 05:09pm
I don't know the logic of playing Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik , Kamran is a libality behind the stumps and he can't score when needed. He scored 64 runs in 6 matches at the T20 world cup, Shoaib Malik scored 59 runs in 6 matches but he is very good fielder. It is the right time for Pakistan to get rid of players like Kamran, Shoiab and Shahid Afridi.
shahid
Oct 04, 2012 05:18pm
Hafeez's quoto "Every person gave 100%" He must clarify, in loosing or winning???
ahmad
Oct 04, 2012 05:16pm
haar gya
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:52pm
We all believe that he is a good player,but bad luck happens one time,okay with the second,but not everytime ! He is disappointing his fans,he have so so many fans ! People are expecting something from him,and today not even a single shot ! Really depressed by Afridi,if he can make better,he can stay !
Sajid Hussain (India)
Oct 04, 2012 03:44pm
Sri Lanka should not try to take the wicket of Hafeez. He is the key man for both Pakistan and SL. If he stays for 20 overs then Pak may not even reach 80.....hahahaha
Kunal
Oct 05, 2012 11:50pm
we are already a world champion..50-50 world champion remember.
Imran (Pakistan)
Oct 04, 2012 05:56pm
Thank man for praying for pakistani, i like that....
Soomal Jamil
Oct 04, 2012 05:57pm
Pitch was to be blamed ! you grow up now ! every bowl was slipping !
Amad
Oct 04, 2012 01:14pm
NO RAZZAQ. Either Hafeez is scared of him or the others have a bigger PAWA.