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Two matches into the one-day interna-
tional (ODI) series, there is little to pick
between the sides.
As clashes between these two often go,
the cricket has been as entertaining as it has
been tense. Both innings in the last match
ebbed, flowed, stagnated and resurged. In
the end, Angelo Mathews mettle was the
difference. Today, the teams meet in the third
ODI in Sharjah.
Two largely new trends have also emerged.
Pakistan have been adept at constructing
one-day innings. Since the new rules only
allowing four men outside the 30-yard circle
was introduced last year, teams have increas-
ingly adopted circumspection early on, con-
fident that boundaries would flow later on.
Neither Pakistan nor Sri Lanka had been
quick to embrace this strategy but, in this
series so far, there have been extended periods
when they have not pursued big shots.
Given Pakistan have produced two cen-
turions already and have put up commanding
totals as a result, the shift in approach appears
a fruitful one, for now.
"It was good to see our top order getting
big scores---that has been much needed for
our team. It s normally the biggest problem
for us, but I m really happy with the way it s
been going," said Pakistan captain Misbah-
Sri Lanka have also discovered that they
now bat deeper than they probably ever have
in ODIs. Seekkuge Prasanna s reintroduction
has added dynamism to the lower-order bat-
ting and provided another potential pinch-
hitter. Nuwan Kulasekara s batting has also
blossomed over the last 18 months, to the
extent that he is nearing allrounder territory.
And Sachithra Senanayake s touch and tem-
perament have been telling. Given even No.
11 Lasith Malinga has an ODI fifty, the seniors
Battered attacks under scanner
at the top of the order have had their burden eased.
Again it was the bowling that let each captain down
in the second match. Pakistan caught a huge break
when they ran both Sri Lanka s opening batsmen out
but their spinners could not consolidate that position
as well as Misbah-ul-Haq might have hoped. If it
wasn t for Junaid Khan s intensity through the middle
overs, Sri Lanka would have chased the biggest total
ever at the stadium with ease.
"Against Pakistan, the game is never over---you have
to fight till the last ball is bowled, and we did that.
With the bowling attack that Pakistan have, we have
to fight all the time and we have to stay positive. We
can t give the chance, because they will knock us
down," said Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.
Sri Lanka were perhaps even more toothless with
the ball. There was not much turn off the surface, but
even their top spin bowler, Senanayake, bowled most
of his overs around the wicket---which turned out to
be a decent way to keep the boundaries down, but
did not create chances. Given it is a discipline that
both teams pride themselves on in ODIs, coaches and
team management will search for quick solutions
before their attacks deteriorate further.
Sohail Tanvir has been mediocre in the last two
matches, and Pakistan may consider bringing in Anwar
Ali as a replacement. They are almost certain to leave
the firing top order untouched.
Lahiru Thirimanne s sprained right ankle will def-
initely rule him out of today s match, but Thisara
Perera and Mathews have recovered sufficiently from
the niggles that ailed them. (ESPNcricinfo)
Pakistan's Junaid Khan is delighted after taking a
wicket against Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Dubai,
on Friday. Khan continues to impress for Pakistan.
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