Sri Lanka v Pakistan | 1st ODI | Pallekele | 7/6/12 | Ist Innings

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Our chances of winning now fall dramatically. 250+ and it's game over.
Pak Team: Misbah-ul-Haq*,Azhar Ali, M.Hafeez, M.Sami, S.Ajmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, S. Afridi, S.Tanvir, U.Akmal, U.Gul,
Y. Khan
Hnnnnng can't wait. Hope the rain doesn't ruin everything :/
Bat Umar at 4 and we will win. I want SL to make 300 and I wanna chase something big today!
Very good team selected bowling looks very strong
Umar Gul comes back to the otherwise retained attack from the Twenty20s. Younis, Misbah, Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed are back too
Hafeez, Azhar, Younis, Misbah, Umar, Afridi, Sarfraz, Tanvir, Ajmal, Sami & Gul
Looks like the team is the following :

Azhar Ali
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thissara Perera, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga
Akmal will most probably at 4 if we loose early wickets because Misbah is unapt to bat against the new ball and is afraid of it...
Toss Quotes

I'm happy with the way the team played in the T20 series. Conditions look good but it rained in the last 2-3 days, the wicket was under cover. We aren't too sure about a par score, it would have been a difficult task had I won the toss.

Mahela: It's a good wicket and runs on the board will be a crucial factor. We haven't played much ODI cricket here, but we think about 160 will be a good score. Herath is the only spinner in the side, we have 7 batsmen. Angelo Mathews makes a huge difference, it's good to see him fit.
Apart from the last over in the final of the Asia Cup, Cheema was pretty ordinary in that game.

Sami has the edge over him. Good team. I'd have gone with the same :)
The average score at this ground is around 200 and the highest score chased in this ground is 193.
160 is a good score :|


am happy with team selection apart from gul...y on earth has cheema been dropped after his asia cup final heroics...only in pakistan :facepalm:
MJ thinks 160 will be a good score? ***! are we playing on a mindfield.

Also why have pakistan gone in with just 5 batsmen? Afridi at 6 or 7 is one postion to high atleast!
with hafeez , azhar, younis and misbah as the top four pakistan will most likely struggle in the chase if sri lanka puts a decent score down.
300 has been scored twice by team batting 1st on this ground.

Kiwis did it v Pak and SL v Zim.

Other two games here have been won by team chasing less then 200.
2 Wins for team batting 1st and 2 wins for team batting 2nd in 4 games played here!

Doesnt tell us much!
Forget to say, sri lankan team looks very good in all three departments, and that after a long time...
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