Apr 23Rajasthan vs. Chennai

10th Match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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Apr 22Punjab vs. Hyderabad

9th Match at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

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Apr 21Chennai vs. Delhi

8th Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Apr 20Rajasthan vs. Punjab

7th Match at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

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Apr 19Kolkata vs. Delhi

6th Match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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Apr 19Bangalore vs. Mumbai

5th Match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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Apr 24 20:00Bangalore vs. Kolkata

11th Match at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

Apr 25 16:00Hyderabad vs. Delhi

12th Match at Dubai

Apr 25 20:00Chennai vs. Mumbai

13th Martch at Dubai

Apr 26 16:00Rajasthan vs. Bangalore

14th Match at Abu Dhabi

Apr 26 20:00Kolkata vs. Punjab

15th Match at Abu Dhabi

Apr 27 16:00Delhi vs. Mumbai

16th Match at Sharjah

Highlights

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE, 2013-14

Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 1st Test

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Dec 31, 2013

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.4FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, good length delivery and outside off, Karunaratne looks to play it across the line and gets a thick outside edge as the ball goes flying past the diving third slip and crosses the third man ropes4/0
1.3FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, Another lucky boundary for Karunaratne. It was kept fuller by Rahat outside off, Karunaratne gets behind the line slightly and offers a tentative push on the off-side to guide the ball past the third man fence9/0
3FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, Nice shot! It was a bit fuller on the pads, Karunaratne leans forward, rolls his wrists and turns it between midwicket and long on for yet another boundary14/0
4.1FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, Beautifully done by Karunaratne! He is palying that shot so elegantly. Full by Junaid on middle and leg, Karunaratne tucks it wristily between midwicket and long on20/0
6.3FOURBhatti to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, slightly full and on off, Silva comes on the frontfoot and elegantly creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence31/0
8.1FOURBhatti to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, Nicely done! It was very full on off, Silva comes on the front foot, leans down and drives it crispily to the deep extra cover fence39/0
9.5FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, Good shot! It was a full ball on the pads, Karunaratne comes on the front foot and tucks it to the deep mid-wicket fence43/0
15.2OTHERJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, no run, slightly back of a length delivery on off, Silva gets behind and looked to defend, but the ball beats the outside edge of the bat and goes through to the keeper. The ball seems to have nicked the pad on its way to the keeper and the third umpire ruled it in favour of the batsman52/0
19.3OUTJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, out Caught by Shafiq!! Finally Pakistan have managed to get a breakthrough! Not exactly a good delivery by Junaid but Asad Shafiq has taken a blinder at gully. It was a length ball outside off, Karunaratne makes room and slashes it hard, the ball almost goes behind Shafiq as he cups his hands with finger pointing upwards and takes a fantastic catch. D Karunaratne c Shafiq b Junaid Khan 38(62) [4s-5]57/1
19.5FOURJunaid Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Sangakkara gets a thick outside edge as he goes for the poke and sends the ball racing towards the third man fence61/1
26.4OUTBhatti to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by Hafeez!! Bhatti captures his maiden Test wicket. A special moment for the young turk, he is immediately mobbed by his team-mates. This was a teasing delivery, on a good length and in the channel of uncertainty, Silva pokes at it limlpy, the result is an outside edge and Hafeez at first slip snaffles it. Just like his openeing partner, Silva flitters away a steady start. Kaushal Silva c Hafeez b Bhatti 20(81) [4s-2]67/2
28.1FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, feeble length ball sliding down leg with some extra bounce as well, Jayawardene does well to help it across to fine leg. First four for Mahela75/2
28.2OUTBhatti to M Jayawardene, out Caught by A Akmal!! Dramatic scenes here at Abu Dhabi. After being denied Mahela's wicket because of a no-ball, Bhatti has his man the very next ball. This was a pacy delivery, very full, almost yorker length just outside off, Jayawardene strives to squeeze it out, outside edge again and Akmal dives to his left in front of first slip to snap up a sharp catch. Mahela walked straightaway after he played that. M Jayawardene c A Akmal b Bhatti 5(8) [4s-1]76/3
28.4OUTBhatti to Chandimal, out Caught by Hafeez!! Outside edge again and taken! Bhatti engineers a double strike. Chandimal falls for a duck. We are just a few hours from the break of the New Year and Sri Lanka are magnanimously gifting their wickets away to Pakistan. This was slightly back of a length and outside off, Chandimal, instead of letting it pass, pushes at it away from the body, Hafeez at first slip takes his second catch with his fingers pointing up. Chandimal c Hafeez b Bhatti 0(2)76/4
32OUTJunaid Khan to Sangakkara, out Caught by Ahmed Shehzad!! Sri Lanka are collapsing like a pack of cards. May be they had a chat with Alastair Cook's English side? Ahmed Shehzad grasps his maiden catch in Test cricket. This was slightly short and outside off, Sangakkara cuts it straight to Shehzad at backward point. Sanga could have shelved that shot, considering the circumstances. Sangakkara c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 16(32) [4s-1]82/5
32.1FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, Bhatti errs too full and straight, Mathews leans forward and clips it beautifully between midwicket and long on86/5
32.3FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, banged in short again, Mathews does not flinch again. He brings out a convincing pull and banishes the ball to the deep mid wicket fence. Shot of mighty intent from the Lankan skipper92/5
32.4FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, overpitched and outside off, Mathews laces a love;y cover drive off the front foot between extra cover and long off. Fine placement as well96/5
34.3FOURBhatti to P Jayawardene, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Jayawardene looks to flay it through covers, the ball kisses the outside edge, evades a diving gully and rolls to the third man fence101/5
35.5OUTJunaid Khan to P Jayawardene, out Caught by A Akmal!! Another tripe shot, another Sri Lankan batsman bites the dust. Five wickets have collapsed post lunch. This was a back of a length delivery angled in just outside off with some away nibble as well, Jayawardene feels for it feebly, the outside edge carries at a good height to Akmal. P Jayawardene c A Akmal b Junaid Khan 5(14) [4s-1]104/6
36.2FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, similar length but wide outside off, Mathews guides it past the slip cordon to the third man fence with an angled bat108/6
37.1FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, aggression from Mathews. This was a length ball outside off, Mathews forays down the track and clouts it over cover113/6
38.3FOURBhatti to Senanayake, byes, FOUR, Blimey! That one kept low, the ball scuttles through to the keeper, who experiences a bad bounce, it wobbles through to the third man fence119/6
38.4FOURBhatti to Senanayake, FOUR, slightly full and just outside off, Senanayake lunges forward and drives it handsomely to the long off fence123/6
39.2OUTJunaid Khan to Senanayake, out Caught by A Akmal!! 4th wicket for Junaid Khan. This was back of a length and well outside off, Senanayake plays away from the body, the outside edge sits snugly in the keeper's mitts. Pakistan are all over the listless Lankans. Senanayake c A Akmal b Junaid Khan 5(15) [4s-1]124/7
39.3OUTJunaid Khan to Herath, out Bowled!! Timber! Beaten for pace. 5th wicket for Junaid Khan. In fact this is his third consecutive 5-fer against Sri Lanka in Test cricket. He bows down and pays homeage to the pitch. Herath is gone for a golden duck. This was full and fired in, Herath aims to defend in vain, the ball cannons on to the off-stump. Herath b Junaid Khan 0(1)124/8
40.4FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews continues to counter punch. This was on a length and just outside off, Mathews back away, creates further leevage to crash it over cover for a boundary130/8
42FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, 7th boundary for Mathews. This was on a length and outside off, Mathews thwacks it across the line and dispatches it to the cow-corner fence137/8
42.3FOURAjmal to Eranga, FOUR, gives this ample air outside off, lures the batsman into a false stroke, the outside edge rushes to the third man as Rahat makes a hash of the chase, escorting it to the fence141/8
44.4FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, 150 up for Sri Lanka. This was dug in short and outside off, Mathews rocks back and cuts it with aplomb to the sweeper cover fence150/8
45.4OTHERRahat Ali to Mathews, 1 run, he opts for the single this time. Figthing fifty for Mathews, his 12th Test fifty overall. This was a back of a length ball outside off, Mathews taps it in front of cover and reaches the milestone. Some cheer for Sri Lanka152/8
46.3FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, spinning down leg, Mathews deftly glances this to the fine leg fence156/8
47.2FOURRahat Ali to Eranga, FOUR, good shot that, this was shortish and outside off, Eranga rides the bounce and guides it between slips and gully162/8
48.5FOURAjmal to Eranga, leg byes, FOUR, spinning down leg, Eranga misses the flick, the ball gets deflected off the pads to the fine leg fence167/8
52FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, that's bludgeoned away. Short and sat up nicely, wasn't all that quick a delivery from Rahat Ali, Mathews stood tall and pulled it in front of square, he held a good shape while meeting the ball and it raced away to the deep mid-wicket fence173/8
53.4FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, gets leg side of the ball and muscles it over extra-cover. This is Mathews' highest score against Pakistan. Made room and slapped the short of length delivery really hard to pick up his 11th boundary of the day177/8
54FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, and another of those boundaries for Mathews in that deep mid-wicket region. Short stuff from Rahat Ali, poor length one feels, it is not short enough to trouble Mathews, he pulls well and gets four valuable runs for Sri Lanka181/8
54.3OTHERAjmal to Eranga, no run, flatter delivery on the leg stump, Eranga looks to whip but the ball brushed the front pad before going on to hit the bat, they review in vain181/8
58.3OUTAjmal to Eranga, out Caught by A Akmal!! Akmal has hung on to a very good catch. Not easy those thick edges. Ajmal finally gets a wicket in the game. It was shortish and wide outside off stump, looked like the doosra as it went further away from the right-hander with the angle from round the wicket, Eranga went for the cut but could only manage a thick outside edge which is safely taken by the keeper. Pakistan have managed to break this record stand. Eranga c A Akmal b Ajmal 14(44) [4s-2]185/9
59.4FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, outside edge found but it goes between second slip and gully. Good length delivery slanted across the right-hander, Mathews pushes away from the body and gets a thick edge and goes past the ball-watching fielders at the slip cordon to the third man fence189/9
63.4FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, doesn't try to do anything fancy, just hops and uses the pace on this short of length delivery and turns it through backward square leg, it has enough legs to get to the fence199/9
64.5FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, reverse sweep this time and he makes good contact. Fetches the flighted delivery from outside off and sends it square of the wicket on the off-side204/9
65OUTAjmal to Mathews, out Stumped!! Pakistan have finally managed to end Sri Lanka's innings. Ajmal beat Mathews in the flight with this flatter delivery, the batsman was trying to work it on the on-side and gets an outside edge, Akmal doesn't grab it properly but the fact that Mathews was a long way down the track, enabled him to dive forward, pick up the ball again and fire it back onto the stump. End of a great knock from the Sri Lankan skipper. Mathews st A Akmal b Ajmal 91(127) [4s-15]204/10

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.3FOURMathews to Manzoor, FOUR, half volley outside off, Manzoor latches on to it as he drives it sweetly to the long off fence5/0
3.4FOUREranga to Manzoor, FOUR, oh that is a fine hit. Poor fine, overpitched on the leg stump, Manzoor flicks it along the ground and times it very well this time, it races away to the mid-wicket fence15/0
6.4FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Shehzad stands tall and slaps it hard to the deep extra-cover fence. Poor ball from Lakmal19/0
8.4FOURHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, flatter delivery on the off stump, Shehzad rocks back and cuts well, the ball goes square of the wicket on the off-side. Second boundary for Shehzad25/0
9.2FOUREranga to Manzoor, FOUR, oh that is fine hit from Manzoor. Full delivery on the off stump, Manzoor punches off the front foot, the ball goes past the bowler and into the long-on fence29/0
13.4FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, that is a good hit from Shehzad. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Shehzad pulls with a good shape and sends it to the deep mid-wicket fence. Gee! The timing was very good on that occasion40/0
17.3FOURLakmal to Manzoor, FOUR, plays with soft hands and the outside edge goes past second slip. Good length delivery outside off stump, Manzoor takes the bottom hand off the handle and gets lucky with the edge and picks up his 4th boundary45/0
18.1OUTSenanayake to Manzoor, out Manzoor Run Out!! Well, after doing all the hard work, Manzoor has to perish due to a miscommunication. Manzoor pushes the flatter delivery to cover and sets off, Ahmed Shehzad responds initially before stopping half way down the track, the throw from Mathews was spot on and Manzoor was well short as he tried to recover lost ground. What a time for Pakistan to lose a wicket! And that will be stumps ladies and gentlemen. Manzoor run out (Mathews/P Jayawardene) 21(57) [4s-4]46/1
19.4FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, First boundary of the morning and first one for Hafeez! It was bowled full by Lakmal on off, Hafeez just gets slightly forward and drills it down the ground to the long-off fence53/1
21.2FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely done by Hafeez again! A well placed boundary for him. It was a bit too full from Lakmal, Hafeez just leans into it and calmly slams the drive straight to the long-on fence59/1
22OUTLakmal to Hafeez, out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! Stunning catch! Lakmal has provided the important breakthrough for Sri Lanka. The umpires are checking whether the catch was clean. Hafeez had doubts about it. It looks fine. It was full again from Lakmal, Hafeez comes on the front foot and drives it in the air towards short cover where Silva takes a blinder. He leapt to his left extending his hand and plucked it out of thin air to send Hafeez packing off. Hafeez c Kaushal Silva b Lakmal 11(18) [4s-2]59/2
24FOURLakmal to Younis Khan, FOUR, fuller ball in the corridor outside off, Younis Khan stays in the crease and just steers it between slips and gully to the third man fence65/2
27.2FOURMathews to Younis Khan, FOUR, good length delivery outside off, Younis Khan gets forward slightly and pierces the gap in the slip cordon to guide it to third man77/2
30.2OUTEranga to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by D Karunaratne!! Important wicket for Sri Lanka. Eranga has done it well with the short ball. Shehzad got back and swung wildly and has managed to pick out the man at backward square leg to perfection. He was nicely set up by the bowler. Ahmed Shehzad c D Karunaratne b Eranga 38(83) [4s-3]83/3
32.3FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, Elegantly gets off the mark! Lakmal bowled this one fuller on leg, Misbah rolls his wrists and clips it off his pads to the deep mid-wicket fence89/3
33.2FOURMathews to Younis Khan, FOUR, poor delivery by Mathews. It was fuller and straying down the leg-side, Younis Khan lunges forward and clips it to the deep mid wicket fence with ease93/3
40.5FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, Beautiful shot! It was bowled full by Lakmal around off, Misbah leans on the front foot and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence101/3
42.3FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, Lovely shot! It was a full ball on off, Misbah gets forward and drives it with the full face of the bat to the long-on fence108/3
45FOUREranga to Misbah, FOUR, Elegant shot! Wonderful timing by Misbah here. It was fuller and a touch outside off, Misbah comes on the front foot and caresses the drive to the deep extra cover fence116/3
45.5FOURSenanayake to Misbah, FOUR, Fantastic shot! It was a full toss on off, Misbah does not miss a lot of those. He gets on the front foot and drives it beautifully through the covers for his fifth boundary121/3
46.3FOUREranga to Younis Khan, FOUR, Nicely done by Younis! It was pitched up by Eranga around off, Younis Khan comes on the front foot and creams the drive to the long-off fence125/3
48.3FOUREranga to Younis Khan, FOUR, Excellent shot! It was an overpitched delivery by Eranga, Younis Khan gets forward and drives it uppishly towards the long-off ropes133/3
49.3FOURSenanayake to Misbah, FOUR, Loose delivery by Senanayake, pays the price for it. It was a full toss on off, Misbah gets forward and clips it to mid-wicket, Sanga mis-fields at short mid-wicket as the ball gets through and crosses the rope137/3
51.1FOURSenanayake to Younis Khan, FOUR, Excellently done by Younis, he executes this shot so well. It was a flighted ball on leg, Younis Khan gets down in a jiffy and sweeps it to backward square leg144/3
52.5FOUREranga to Misbah, FOUR, And he has done it again. Another fantastic cover drive by Misbah. There was width on offer and he capitalized on that. Misbah comes on the frontfoot on a full and wide ball and caresses the drive through covers150/3
53.3FOURHerath to Younis Khan, FOUR, a fraction short and wide of off, Younis Khan goes on the backfoot and cuts it to the deep backward point fence154/3
54.5FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, keeps it full again around off, Misbah lunges forward to defend, gets a thick outside edge and the ball races to the third man fence158/3
55FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Misbah! This time he guides it well in the gap. Misbah comes on the front foot and steers a full and wide ball to third man162/3
58OTHERHerath to Misbah, no run, floated delivery on off, Misbah lunges forward to defend. He gets a thin inside edge as the fielders appeal loudly. Replays show that was indeed true and Misbah gets the benefit of doubt. He looks relieved there. The Sri Lankans don't look too happy with it165/3
58.3FOURLakmal to Younis Khan, FOUR, short of length delivery on middle and leg, Younis Khan swivels back into the crease and works it to the backward square leg fence171/3
58.5FOURLakmal to Younis Khan, FOUR, slightly back of a length delivery on middle, Younis Khan gets forward and drives it on the on-side to deep mid wicket to get to his 28th Test fifty175/3
59.4OTHERSenanayake to Misbah, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, Misbah gets forward and works it to deep mid-wicket to get to his 23rd Test fifty178/3
61.2OTHERSenanayake to Younis Khan, 1 run, floated ball on middle, Younis Khan tucks it nicely backward square leg, the partnership between Younis Khan and Misbah is now 100183/3
62.3FOURHerath to Younis Khan, FOUR, Beautiful shot! It was a flighted delivery outside off, Younis Khan goes on the backfoot and cuts it nicely to the sweeper cover fence191/3
63.5FOURSenanayake to Misbah, FOUR, Another one of classic Misbah cover-drives there! It was a tossed up delivery just outside off, Misbah comes on the front foot and creams the drive to deep extra cover199/3
64.1SIXHerath to Younis Khan, SIX, Brilliant shot! What a way to get Pakistan past Sri Lanka. It was a flighted delivery on off, Younis Khan comes charging down the track and lofts it over the long-on fence for a maximum205/3
64.2FOURHerath to Younis Khan, FOUR, Beautifully done this time! Herath bowled this one a fraction short on the middle, Younis Khan gets back deep in the crease and pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence209/3
69.2FOURSenanayake to Younis Khan, FOUR, short ball on leg, Younis Khan swiftly gets back in the crease and muscles the pull to the deep square leg fence228/3
70OTHERSenanayake to Younis Khan, 1 run, flighted around off, Younis Khan dabs it to backward point for a single, the partnership between Younis Khan and Misbah is now 150233/3
70.2DROPPEDHerath to Misbah, 1 run, catch dropped by Mahela at leg slip. It was a flighted delivery on middle, Misbah gets down to sweep and the ball flies to leg slip, Mahela moves across to his left and gets his hands on the ball. But is not able to hold on and it rolls to fine leg. Mahela expected the ball to come onto him quickly but the ball came very slowly and he wasn't able to latch onto the catch235/3
76.5FOURHerath to Younis Khan, FOUR, Excellent way to get to his 23rd Test ton! It was a tossed up delivery around off, Younis Khan comes on the front foot and drives it handsomely to the deep extra cover fence. It is also his 6th against Sri Lanka. He is all smiles as he removes his helmet and acknowledges the cheering crowd251/3
83.4FOUREranga to Younis Khan, FOUR, short and wide of off, Younis Khan jumps in the air, gets on top of the bounce and drives it in the air off the back foot to the deep extra cover fence258/3
86.3FOURLakmal to Younis Khan, FOUR, Brilliant shot! It was full and just outside off, Younis Khan comes on the front foot and slams the drive to the deep extra cover fence265/3
86.4FOURLakmal to Younis Khan, FOUR, full ball on off, Younis Khan stays in the crease and looks to push it through the off-side but gets a thick inside edge and the ball races away to the fine leg fence269/3
87.3FOURHerath to Younis Khan, FOUR, Nicely done by Younis Khan, he hits his favourite shot! It was tossed up on middle and leg, Younis Khan gets down on his knees and sweeps it to backward square leg274/3
92FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, Nice shot! It was a tossed up ball just outside off, Misbah opens the face of his bat and guides it to the square third man fence, the partnership between Misbah and Younis Khan is now 202285/3
92.1FOURMathews to Younis Khan, FOUR, Cracking shot! It was a good length delivery just outside off, Younis Khan comes on the front foot and slams it to the deep extra cover fence289/3
93FOURMathews to Younis Khan, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off, Younis Khan gets back in the crease and is late on the shot as he steers it to the third man fence. The fielder attempts to put his foot between the ropes and the ball to stop but is unsuccessful293/3
93.2FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, Misbah now moving on swiftly. It was a flighted ball on middle, Misbah makes room and whips it powerfully to the deep mid-wicket fence297/3
95OUTEranga to Younis Khan, out Bowled!! What a delivery by Eranga! He has provided the much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka. It was a good length delivery angling in, pierces Younis Khan's defence as he gets a thin inside edge in trying to defend off the front foot and the ball crashes onto the off-stump. Younis departs after a well-crafted ton. And Sri Lanka's patience has finally paid off. Younis Khan b Eranga 136(198) [4s-19 6s-1]301/4
104.4FOURLakmal to Shafiq, FOUR, First boundary for Shafiq. It was a full delivery straying onto the pads, Shafiq clips it nicely to the deep mid-wicket fence315/4
105.4OTHERSenanayake to Misbah, 1 run, quicker on middle, Misbah does well to tap it to mid-on and gets his 5th Test ton318/4
106.4FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, Nicely done by Misbah! It was full on leg, Misbah does well to lean forward slightly and flick the ball of his pads to the fine leg fence for his 13th boundary322/4
108FOUREranga to Shafiq, FOUR, short ball on leg, Shafiq plays across the line and gets a bit of glove on it as the ball races to the fine leg fence326/4
112.2OUTLakmal to Shafiq, out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! Another stunner from Silva, this time in front of square leg. This was full and drifting onto Shafiq's pads, he was looking to flick, played at it a bit too early, and failed to keep it down. Silva dived across to his left at short square leg and takes a blinder with both hands. Just the kind of start Sri Lanka would have hoped for. Shafiq c Kaushal Silva b Lakmal 13(59) [4s-2]329/5
113.3FOUREranga to Misbah, FOUR, nicely done by Misbah, this was full and on the stumps, Misbah gets forward, offers the full face of the bat and drives it past mid-on for a boundary333/5
114.5FOURLakmal to A Akmal, FOUR, lovely shot, Lakmal errs on length and drifts one into Akmal's pads, he leans into the shot and whips it past mid-wicket for a boundary341/5
115.4OUTEranga to A Akmal, out Caught by Senanayake!! Another soft dismissal for Pakistan. This was short and held its line outside off, Akmal was sucked into playing away from his body, gets a thick edge that is easily gobbled up by Senanayake at gully. 2nd wicket in the morning, and Misbah is left with the tail now. A Akmal c Senanayake b Eranga 6(13) [4s-1]342/6
116.3FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, edged and four, streaky from Misbah, this was full and just shaped away from off, Misbah was pushing in front of his body, gets a thick edge that flies away in the gap between slip and gully346/6
117.4FOUREranga to Bhatti, FOUR, wrong line from Eranga, full and sliding into Bhatti's pads, he looks to flick and misses, the ball goes off the pads and races away to the fence. The umpire reckons he got some bat on that, signals it as runs350/6
120.5FOURLakmal to Bhatti, FOUR, too straight from Lakmal, Bhatti shuffles across and flicks it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary359/6
121.4FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, very well played by Misbah, gets down on his knees, gets on top of the bounce and sweeps it behind square for a boundary363/6
124.1OUTMathews to Bhatti, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Another wicket for Sri Lanka. This was pitched up in that channel outside off and held its line, Bhatti was prodding forward in defence, there seemed to be a noise as the ball went past the outside edge. Umpire Ravi reckons that there was a slight contact with the bat, and asks umpire Kettleborough to change his original call. Bhatti c P Jayawardene b Mathews 14(29) [4s-2]369/7
127.1SIXHerath to Misbah, SIX, massive, this was tossed up and on off, Misbah gets down on his knees and slog sweeps it way over wide long on for a maximum377/7
127.4OUTHerath to Ajmal, out Lbw!! This was flighted and on middle, Ajmal was lunging forward as he looked to defend, the ball misses the inside edge and hits him low on the thigh pad, the impact was on middle and the ball was crashing into the stumps. A simple call for umpire Oxenford. Ajmal has a chat with his captain before walking back to the hut. Ajmal lbw b Herath 0(9)378/8
127.5OUTHerath to Rahat Ali, out Bowled!! That one went through the gate and Pakistan have suddenly found themselves nine down. This was tossed up on off and spins back in slightly, Rahat Ali was way too late in bringing his bat down, the ball went through the gap between bat and pad, crashes into the off-stump. Herath finds himself on a hat-trick. Misbah is in danger of getting stranded. Rahat Ali b Herath 0(1)378/9
128.2OTHERMathews to Misbah, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape back into Misbah, he was half forward as he looked to defend, gets struck just above the knee roll, but he had managed to get himself outside the line of off-stump378/9
128.3OTHERMathews to Misbah, leg byes, 1 run, short of a length and angling into Misbah, he shuffles across the line and looked to nudge it towards the on-side, misses and is struck on the pads. The height was the only issue. Replays show that the ball was going well over the stumps. Mathews was adamant and asked for another review, a wasted one in the end. They have no reviews remaining now. The original call stands, another good decision from umpire Kettleborough379/9
128.5FOURMathews to Junaid Khan, FOUR, short of a length and well outside off, Junaid Khan gets on top of the bounce and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary383/9
129.1SIXHerath to Misbah, out Caught by Sangakkara at long on!! Excellent catch from Sangakkara at long on. This was tossed up invitingly by Herath, Misbah was down on his knees, he was looking to heave it over long on, gets a lot of height, but not the distance. Sangakkara settles underneath it and accepts the skier. Pakistan have been bowled out for 383. Misbah c Sangakkara b Herath 135(306) [4s-16 6s-1]389/10

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
4.2FOURJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Silva gets a good stride forward and caresses the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence9/0
6.5FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, holds its line around off, Karunaratne stays in the crease and tries to defend, the ball races away off the outside edge between gully and backward point18/0
8FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, full and outside off, Silva drives away from the body and gets it off a thickish outside edge to the third man fence22/0
8.1FOURBhatti to D Karunaratne, FOUR, loosener from Bhatti, half volley on leg-stump, Karunaratne leans forward and flicks it handsomely to the deep mid wicket fence26/0
11.4FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, juicy low full toss on off-stump, Silva does not miss out on putting that, he comes forward and drives it beautifully to the deep extra cover fence34/0
12.3FOURBhatti to D Karunaratne, FOUR, touch too full outside off, Karunaratne comes on the front foot and pushes it past mid-off, the timing on that takes it to the fence40/0
15.1OUTJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, out Bowled!! At last the breakthrough that Pakistan were looking for. This was a good length ball that nips back in, Karunaratne comes slightly forward and gets an inside edge onto the middle-stump, the umpire checked for the no-ball before giving the marching orders. D Karunaratne b Junaid Khan 24(56) [4s-3]47/1
19.4FOURJunaid Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, width provided there from Junaid, Sangakkara rocks back and slashes hard at it, the ball flies over the gully fielder and into the third man fence57/1
20.2FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, half volley outside off, Silva gets right to the pitch of the ball and creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence61/1
32.3FOURRahat Ali to Sangakkara, FOUR, shot! Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Sangakkara cuts off the front foot and sends it past point, the fielder gives chase but can't get there80/1
33.2FOURBhatti to Sangakkara, FOUR, overpitched and punished. Full delivery on the off stump, Sangakkara punches off the front foot and sends it past the bowler, the ball races away to the long-off fence87/1
33.4FOURBhatti to Sangakkara, FOUR, another good shot from Sangakkara, he's looking in sublime touch. Full delivery wide outside off stump, Sangakkara leans forward and square-drives it past point for a boundary91/1
34OTHERBhatti to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery nipping back sharply, Sangakkara looks to push and misses, the ball hits him in line with the stumps but pitched outside the leg stump line to end the story. Would have been a huge wicket for Pakistan. Sanga reviewed it immediately even without consulting his partner91/1
35.1FOURBhatti to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, outside edge but past second slip. Good length delivery outside off stump, Silva pokes with soft hands and it runs away past Younis Khan to third man96/1
37.3FOURJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Silva rocks back and cuts if off the back foot and beats backward point's dive108/1
39.5OTHERJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, 1 run, that's his maiden Test fifty. Takes his helmet off and celebrates. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Silva turns it to backward square leg113/1
42.4FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, advances and drives the flighted delivery past mid-off, the fielder gives chase but can't stop the ball. Well timed hit from Silva127/1
44.4FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, the doosra this time from Ajmal, this was tossed up a bit more, Silva picked it early, waited for the ball and drove it very well off the front foot to the deep extra-cover fence131/1
45.2FOURHafeez to Sangakkara, FOUR, down the leg side, easily tickled away to the fine leg fence. Can't bowl there to this man. Just a hit away from his fifty135/1
46.4FOURBhatti to Sangakkara, FOUR, 43rd Test fifty for Sanga! Short of a length delivery angling away from the left hander, Sangakkara cuts uppishly and sends it past gully, there is no one at third man to grab the ball. This is also Sanga's 9th fifty against Pakistan140/1
49OUTBhatti to Sangakkara, out Caught by Younis Khan!! What a time to get a big wicket. Full delivery outside off stump, the ball nipped away off the deck, Sangakkara looks to drive away from the body and gets a thick outside edge, Younis dives to his right at widish slip and takes a very good catch. The movement off the deck foxed Sanga on that occasion. He couldn't believe what he's done. Sangakkara c Younis Khan b Bhatti 55(99) [4s-6]146/2
49.5FOURHafeez to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, sprays it down the leg side, Silva sweeps it along the ground and beats long leg's dive in the deep. The timing was very good on that occasion150/2
50.1OUTBhatti to M Jayawardene, out Caught by Shafiq!! Jayawardene's gone for a Golden Duck! Bilawal Bhatti gets him for the second time in the game. Pakistan have owned the last few minutes of play. This short of length delivery bounces high, Jayawardene looks to defend but the ball goes off the shoulder and flies into the hands of gully. M Jayawardene c Shafiq b Bhatti 0(1)150/3
52.5FOURBhatti to Chandimal, FOUR, placed beautifully. Full delivery wide outside off stump, Chandimal reaches out and squeezes it between slip and gully to the third man fence158/3
53.3FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, too full and outside off, Silva gets down and squeezes it through the slip cordon, he used the pace of Rahat Ali really well on that occassion162/3
54.5FOURBhatti to Chandimal, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside off stump, Chandimal leans forward and drives it wonderfully between cover and point to the fence170/3
57FOURBhatti to Chandimal, FOUR, another one in the air this time just wide of gully. Silva punches off the back foot and gets a thick outside edge, it goes just to the left of the diving fielder and races away to third man177/3
60FOURJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, again in that channel around off, Silva comes slightly forward and steers it past the slip cordon with an angled bat. Sri Lanka now lead by 3 runs182/3
61FOURAjmal to Chandimal, FOUR, quicker and outside off, Chandimal gets to the pitch of the ball and opens the face of the bat to run it down to the third man fence, he used the pace of the bowler really well186/3
61.3OUTJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by A Akmal!! Pakistan strike in the last over of the day. This was another superb ball from Junaid, it was a good length ball that shaped away, Silva hung his bat away from the body and nicked it to Akmal, who took a good low catch. End of a gritty innings from Silva. That will be Stumps on Day 3. Kaushal Silva c A Akmal b Junaid Khan 81(177) [4s-11]186/4
65FOURBhatti to Chandimal, FOUR, lovely shot, Bhatti bangs one short and on the stumps, Chandimal swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for the first boundary of the day194/4
68.4FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, on a length and a hint of late movement across the right hander, Mathews was squared up as he looked to defend, does well to play it with soft hands, the edge rolls away wide of gully and into the ropes203/4
69.5FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, cracking shot, Junaid Khan drops one way too short and wide outside off, Mathews rocks back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket, the man in the deep is very square and the ball races away across the turf for a boundary208/4
73.2FOURRahat Ali to Chandimal, FOUR, edged and four, this was short and just outside off, cramped Chandimal for room as he looked to cut, the edge flies to the left of Shafiq at gully for a boundary223/4
75.5FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, lovely shot, on a good length and well outside off, Mathews leans forward and careeses it past extra cover, the timing is sweet and the ball races away to the fence in a hurry232/4
78.2FOURAjmal to Chandimal, FOUR, 5th Test fifty for Chandimal, this one bounced a tad on him, he does well to drop his wrists and nudges it past the keeper, the ball races away to the fence in a hurry. A pleasing knock from Chandimal240/4
78.5SIXAjmal to Mathews, SIX, massive, Mathews comes down the track to a well flighted delivery, gets to the pitch of the ball and swings it through the line, clears long on with ease247/4
80.5FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, that one raced away to the fence, short and angling into Mathews, he gets inside the line and flicks it behind square, took his left hand off the handle as he played the shot, the timing was superb as the ball raced away behind square253/4
81.3FOURJunaid Khan to Chandimal, FOUR, nicely played by Chandimal, full and swinging into Chandimal, he waits on the ball, allows it to swing into his pads and flicks it in front of square past mid-wicket for a boundary257/4
86.3FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, lovely shot, this was full and wide outside off from Bhatti, Mathews reaches out for the drive, gets it right off the middle and sends it scurrying through cover for a boundary265/4
93.4OTHERAjmal to Mathews, 1 run, Ajmal drifts one on Mathews' pads, clipped behind square for a single, brings up his fifty, 13th in Test cricket275/4
96.5FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, edged and four, this was full and well outside off, Mathews pokes at that, gets a thick edge that races away past the lone slip for a boundary285/4
97.4FOURAjmal to Chandimal, FOUR, half volley outside off, Chandimal gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it beautifully to the sweeper cover fence. The partnership between Chandimal and Mathews is now 103289/4
98.4FOURBhatti to Chandimal, FOUR, Dropped! This was a good length ball shaping away outside off, Chandimal goes poking at it and gets a thick outside edge to second slip, Shehzad didn't pick it as he went the other way and did not get a hand on it as well294/4
99FOURBhatti to Chandimal, FOUR, again short and outside off, Chandimal stands on his feet and gets on top of the bounce to guide it past gully for another boundary, he used the pace of the bowler really well298/4
102.3FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, banged in short outside off, Mathews rocks back and rolls his wrist on the pull shot as he gets it in front of square for a superb boundary305/4
103.2FOURAjmal to Chandimal, FOUR, tossed up just outside off, Chandimal comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to the sweeper cover fence, that was some good footwork by him311/4
108FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, fired in outside off, Mathews rocks back and slashes hard at it, the ball takes a thick edge and flies wide of Hafeez at slip, he threw everything in that shot324/4
109OUTJunaid Khan to Chandimal, out Caught by Rahat Ali!! Junaid Khan once again puts his hand up and gets the crucial wicket. This was a short delivery on leg-stump, Chandimal swivels and pulls it in the air straight down the throat of Rahat Ali at fine leg. That also ends a superb innings from Chandimal. That also Junaid's 50th Test wicket. Chandimal c Rahat Ali b Junaid Khan 89(166) [4s-12]324/5
118.3FOURJunaid Khan to P Jayawardene, FOUR, low juicy full toss on off, Jayawardene leans forward and flicks it handsomely to the deep mid wicket fence, he split the fielders at mid wicket and square leg to perfection348/5
121.4FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, half volley on leg-stump, Mathews leans forward and flicks it beautifully to the deep mid wicket fence, that was timed well as it raced away354/5
126FOURHafeez to P Jayawardene, FOUR, nicely played by Jayawardene, gets well forward to a nicely tossed up ball and drives it through the vacant extra cover, no need to run for those. SL's lead swells further361/5
126.1FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, on a good length and on the stumps, Mathews leans forward and pushes it past the non-striker, the fielder at mid-on dives over the ball and allows a boundary. Mathews is into the nineties for the second time in the match365/5
126.2FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, Bhatti overcompensates and bowls one full and on the pads, Mathews gets inside the line and flicks it wide of mid-on, a bit of bad bounce beats the fielder and races away to the fence369/5
128.1FOURBhatti to P Jayawardene, FOUR, full and wide from Bhatti, a long half volley. Jayawardene leans into the square drive and drives it sweetly past point for a boundary376/5
128.2FOURBhatti to P Jayawardene, FOUR, another chance goes in waste, this was pitched up and bounced on Jayawardene, he was pushing forward in defence, the ball hit the splice of the bat and lobbed past 2nd slip. Shehzad was late to react, puts in a sprawling dive but the ball just above evades him380/5
132.4OTHERBhatti to Mathews, 2 runs, 2nd Test hundred for Mathews , his 1st against Pakistan and 1st as a captain. He removes his helmet as he soaks in all the adulation, length ball and angling into his pads, Mathews shuffles across and clips it in front of mid-wicket for a brace387/5
138.3FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, banged in short outside off, Mathews had plenty of time to rock and pull it in front of square for a boundary, Ajmal at deep square didn;t even bother to chase it399/5
142.5SIXRahat Ali to P Jayawardene, SIX, short delivery raising high, Jayawardene rocks back and hooks it in the air well over the man at fine leg410/5
145.3FOURAjmal to P Jayawardene, FOUR, this was given air just outside off, Jayawardene gets down on his knees and slog sweeps it superbly, the umpires checked whether it was a four or six, the third umpire confirms it fell inside the ropes415/5
149.1FOURBhatti to P Jayawardene, FOUR, fifty for Jayawardene , this was banged in short by Bhatti, not much venom on it either, Jayawardene swivels across and pulls it over square leg, bisects the two men in the deep, gets to his 5th Test fifty425/5
151.5FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, too short from Bhatti, Mathews swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of square on the on-side for a boundary432/5
153.2FOURBhatti to Mathews, FOUR, Bhatti's short ball strategy is not working against Mathews, he swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary436/5
156.2FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, wrong line from Junaid Khan, full and slanting onto Mathews' pads, he gets inside the line and helps it past the keeper for a boundary443/5
156.3FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, poor line from Khan, once again straying onto Mathews' pads, he helps it on its way to the fine leg fence447/5
158FOURAjmal to P Jayawardene, byes, FOUR, more handy runs for Sri Lanka, Ajmal drifts one well down leg, Jayawardene looks to flick and misses, so does the keeper, the ball races away to the fence in a hurry455/5
166.4OTHERRahat Ali to Mathews, 1 run, back of a length and just outside off, Mathews looks to force it away off the back-foot, gets an inside edge that rolls in front of mid-off, calls for a quick single and gets it with ease, raises his 150 as well470/5
167.2OTHERAjmal to P Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up and well down leg, Jayawardene goes for the sweep, gets a bottom edge that rolls away towards short fine474/5

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.5FOURLakmal to Manzoor, FOUR, too straight from Lakmal, Manzoor gets inside the line and helps it on its way, the keeper dives but the ball races away to the fence8/0
3.4FOUREranga to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Eranga, Shehzad stands tall and punches it square on the off-side for a boundary16/0
4FOUREranga to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Eranga strays once again on Shehzad's pads, he gets inside the line and clips it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary20/0
6.3OUTLakmal to Manzoor, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! And Sri Lanka have finally got the breakthrough! It was a good length delivery outside off by Lakmal, Manzoor is pushed back in the crease and tries to defend off the back foot, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat and safely lands in the keeper's gloves. Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 8(26) [4s-1]24/1
9FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, Lovely shot! It was a fuller length delivery on off, Hafeez gets forward slightly and drills it down the ground to the long-off fence for his first boundary39/1
11.1FOURHerath to Hafeez, FOUR, Nicely done by Hafeez! It was pitched full by Herath, Hafeez comes charging down the pitch and hammers it to the deep extra cover fence46/1
14.3FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, fuller and outside off, Hafeez comes on the front foot to push forward, gets a thick outside edge and the ball races past the diving gully to the third man fence55/1
18.5FOURMathews to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Beautiful shot! It was a fuller length delivery just outside off, Shehzad comes on the front foot and creams the drive with a straight bat through the covers for a boundary64/1
22.2FOUREranga to Hafeez, FOUR, Elegantly done! It was fuller and just outside off, Hafeez comes on the front foot and creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence75/1
25FOUREranga to Hafeez, FOUR, cracking shot! It was a fuller delivery a touch outside off, Hafeez gets forward and caresses the drive to the deep extra cover fence, well-timed by Hafeez81/1
27.2FOURSenanayake to Hafeez, FOUR, Nice shot! It was tossed up on middle and off, Hafeez is quick to get down on his knees and sweeps it to deep square leg88/1
27.3FOURSenanayake to Hafeez, FOUR, flighted delivery just outside off, Hafeez gets forward to drive and ends up getting a thick outside edge, the ball races to third man. This is Hafeez's 9th Test fifty92/1
31.4FOURSenanayake to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, tossed up just outside off, Shehzad comes on the front foot and drives it powerfully to the deep extra cover fence99/1
31.5FOURSenanayake to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Shehzad! It was a flighted ball on off, Shehzad gets forward and slams the drive to the deep extra cover fence103/1
33.4FOURSenanayake to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Beautiful shot! It was a flighted delivery on off, Shehzad gets forward and drives it inside out elegantly to the deep extra cover ropes109/1
34.2OTHERHerath to Hafeez, no run, flighted ball on middle and leg, Hafeez looks to flick to the leg-side, misses as the ball brushes the pad and goes through to the keeper. The Sri Lankans go for the appeal but there was no bat involved as the on-field call remains and a review is wasted111/1
35FOURHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, floated ball just outside off, Shehzad stays back solidly and drives it to the square third man fence for his maiden Test fifty118/1
36FOURSenanayake to Hafeez, FOUR, turning in on middle and leg, Hafeez gets down and sweeps it to the deep square leg fence, the partnership between Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad is now 100124/1
37.3OUTHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, out Lbw!! The ball was turning in on middle, Shehzad looks to sweep and misses and he is struck in front of middle and leg. The umpire ponders for a while and gives it OUT. Shehzad is not happy and asks for a review. Hawk-Eye shows that the ball was clipping leg stump and the on-field call remains. Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Herath 55(109) [4s-7]125/2
41.1FOURHerath to Hafeez, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off, Hafeez goes on the backfoot and cuts it powerfully to the deep backward point fence138/2
44.1FOURLakmal to Hafeez, FOUR, Perfectly timed by Hafeez! Nicely done. It was a back of a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez picked the gap well and steers it to the third man fence for his 10th boundary145/2
47.3FOURHerath to Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez is batting brilliantly here! It was tossed up by Herath on off, Hafeez comes on the front foot and drills it elegantly to the deep extra cover fence154/2