By Jatin Thakkar and Soham Sarkhel
Asia Cup: Pakistan v Sri Lanka 3rd ODI at Mirpur; 15th March 2012.
Sri Lanka 188; Pakistan 189/4 (Pakistan won by 6 wickets)
The scorecard of the match is here.
Umar Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq ensured that the brilliant effort from the bowling trio of Cheema, Ajmal and Gul wasn’t wasted as Pakistan came back from a precarious position of 33-3 to register a 6-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Dhaka. The win also ascertains Pakistan a spot in the final of the Asia Cup.
Aizaz Cheema was surprisingly declared as the player of the match (4 for 43 in 9 overs, IMPACT 4.05) although four other players were ahead of him on the Match IMPACT scale. Cheema’s bowling effort had the highest Bowling IMPACT in the match.
Umar Akmal (77 off 72, IMPACT 8.52*) was the highest Impact player of the match. He came in at a time when Pakistan were reeling at 33-3 and absorbed immense pressure for the team (highest Pressure IMPACT alongside Misbah-ul-Haq) as well as had the