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3rd Test at The Rose Bowl, Southampton

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3rd Innings: England (106 for 3 in 26.2 overs)*

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2nd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

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1st TEST at Galle International Stadium, Galle

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1st ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

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1st Test at Galle

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4th Test at Manchester

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Only Test at Harare

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Highlights

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE, 2013-14

Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd Test

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Jan 08, 2014

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.2FOUREranga to Manzoor, leg byes, FOUR, wrong line from Eranga, drifts this one fuller and well down leg, Manzoor looks to flick and misses, the ball races away past the keeper and into the fence5/0
2.1FOURLakmal to Manzoor, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Lakmal, full and swinging away from off, Manzoor gets a big stride forward and slaps it on the up, beats cover and races away to the fence10/0
4FOUREranga to Manzoor, FOUR, lovely shot, this was full and on the stumps, Manzoor gets a good stride forward, offers the full face of the bat and punches it past mid-on for his second boundary17/0
4.2DROPPEDLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, edged and dropped, a real clanger from Mathews at 3rd slip, nicely bowled by Lakmal, full and swinging away from off, lured Shehzad into the drive, he went with hard hands, gets a thick edge that is shelled by Mathews diving to his right at 3rd slip. Will it be a costly miss?18/0
9.3OUTPradeep to Ahmed Shehzad, out Lbw!! Excellent bowling from Pradeep, and a scratchy stay from Shehzad ends. This was pitched up full and nips back into Shehzad, he went for the ambitious drive, misses and is struck plumb in front of middle, off the back-foot as well. He knew he was a goner, does not even bother to chat with his partner, off he goes. 1st wicket for Sri Lanka. Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Pradeep 3(27)28/1
9.4DROPPEDPradeep to Hafeez, 1 run, has Hafeez been dropped? This was pitched up and held its line outside off, Hafeez has a poke at that, gets a thick edge, the ball was dying down and Mahela went for it from 2nd slip, he gets a hand onto it, but can't hold on. It was not going to reach 1st slip. Mahela looks at his fingers and is walking away in pain29/1
12.1OTHEREranga to Manzoor, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape back into Manzoor, he was caught on the move as he looked to defend, misses and is struck just above the knee roll, the impact was on off, but the ball was just going over the top of the stumps32/1
15.5FOURPradeep to Manzoor, FOUR, cracking shot, Pradeep bowls a half volley on the stumps, Manzoor gets a big stride forward, offers the full face of the bat and punches it back past the bowler for a boundary43/1
16.3FOUREranga to Hafeez, FOUR, too straight from Eranga, Hafeez gets inside the line and clips it wide of mid-wicket, the ball slows down near the ropes, but just about beats the fielder to the ropes47/1
24.4FOURHerath to Hafeez, FOUR, fraction short from Herath, Hafeez is quick to rock back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary57/1
25.2FOURPradeep to Manzoor, FOUR, shortish and width on offer as well, Manzoor goes deep in the crease and nails the cut behind point afrer riding the bounce. Top shot that61/1
25.3FOURPradeep to Manzoor, FOUR, good length ball in the corridor, Manzoor carelessly bites it, the ball takes the outside edge runs past second slip to the third man fence65/1
26FOURPradeep to Manzoor, FOUR, tripe bowling. This was also short outside off and sitting up to be hit, Manzoor latches on to it and blazes the cut square of the wicket on the off-side, the ball whistles away to the fence69/1
26.1FOURHerath to Hafeez, FOUR, gug in a tad short and just outside off, Hafeez rocks back in a flash and pulls it through mid-wicket. The balance was the key to the shot73/1
26.3FOURHerath to Hafeez, FOUR, loose again, marginally short and outside off, put away. Hafeez goes deep in the crease and cuts it effectively to the third man fence77/1
27.5OUTPradeep to Hafeez, out Bowled!! The off-stump is pegged back as Pradeep strikes again. This was pitched up full and nibbling in a smidge, Hafeez carries on with a big booming off-drive only to make no connection as the ball sneaks through the gate to distrub the top of the off-pole. So the dropped catch just costs Sri Lanka 21 runs. Hafeez b Pradeep 21(59) [4s-4]78/2
28.2OTHERLakmal to Manzoor, 1 run, slightly back of a length ball on middle, Manzoor knocks it in front of cover to bring up his 6th Test fifty79/2
33.1FOURPradeep to Younis Khan, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Younis Khan exploits the width and caresses the drive to the deep extra cover fence90/2
34.4FOURLakmal to Manzoor, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Manzoor punches it behind point with all his might, the ball screams away to the fence98/2
37.2SIXHerath to Manzoor, SIX, Manzoor forays down the track, gets close to the pitch of this ball and lofts it nonchalantly several rows over the long on fence107/2
38.1OUTEranga to Younis Khan, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! The Sri Lankan bowlers continue to reap rewards for their probing lines outside off. Hang on fellas, Younis Khan has been asked to wait for a possible no-ball. It is a legitimate ball and Younis wanders off the pitch. This was a regulation length delivery wide outside off, Younis Khan pushes at it away from the body, P Jayawardene dives to his right to snaffle the outside edge. Younis Khan c P Jayawardene b Eranga 13(29) [4s-1]107/3
40.1OUTEranga to Misbah, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Edged and caught behind. Eranga's second wicket in as many overs. This was the sucker ball- pitched up and shaping away late, Misbah pokes at it, the edge carries to the keeper at a comfortable height. That was an easy one for P Jayawardene. The Sri Lankans are cock-a-hoop. Misbah c P Jayawardene b Eranga 1(7)109/4
46.5OUTLakmal to Manzoor, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Lakmal joins the party to get rid of Manzoor. This was a length ball jagging away outside off, Manzoor cannot resisist his temptation as he swishes and edges it to the keeper. Indeed, it has been exceptional bowling from the beefed up Lankan pace attack. Another Pakistan batsman loses the patience game. Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 73(136) [4s-7 6s-1]118/5
50.2OUTLakmal to Shafiq, out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! Pakistan slump further. With the tea break just an arms length away, this was poor shot selection from Shafiq. This was a slightly fuller and outside off, Shafiq seeks to drive, Kaushal Silva at short cover dives to his left and takes a smart catch. The batsman plays the penalty for failing to keep his drive down. Shafiq c Kaushal Silva b Lakmal 6(34)127/6
51.5DROPPEDPradeep to Bhatti, no run, a catching opportunity goes begging! Karunaratne at 2nd slip is the culprit. Pradeep did well to lure the batsman into a false shot but Karunarane denies Sri Lanka the 7th wicket by failing to grasp the nick. Perhaps, he went hard at the catch128/6
52.5OTHERLakmal to Bhatti, no run, on a good length and on off, Bhatti presses across and defends it towards the on-side129/6
53.4OUTPradeep to Sarfraz Ahmed, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Corker from Pradeep, and he has his 3rd wicket. This one was pitched up on off, wobbles in the air and deviates across the batsman at the last moment. Ahmed was committed to playing it towards the on-side, is completely opened up and gets a edge behind to the keeper. Pradeep is chuffed to bits, so are his mates. Pakistan find themselves in tatters. Sarfraz Ahmed c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 7(16)129/7
54FOURPradeep to Bhatti, FOUR, Bhatti will go down swinging, this was pitched up and on off, Bhatti gets a big stride forward and drills it back past the bowler, no chance for the fielder at mid-on134/7
54.5FOURLakmal to Bhatti, FOUR, too straight from Lakmal, ends up drifting onto Bhatti's pads, whipped away behind square and manages to bisect the two men in the deep for a boundary139/7
56.2FOURLakmal to Ajmal, FOUR, nicely done by Ajmal, this was short and just outside off, Ajmal waits on it and chops it past the gully fielder for a boundary146/7
56.5FOURLakmal to Bhatti, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and holding its line on off, Bhatti prods at that with soft hands, the edge falls in front of the slip fielder and races away to the fence151/7
57.2OUTHerath to Ajmal, out Caught by Kaushal Silva!! A piece of individual brilliance from Kaushal at FSL, yet another stuning catch by him. This was tossed up and on the stumps, Ajmal nudged it towards the on-side, Silva stuck his right hand and plucks it out of thin air. Pakistan have lost their eighth wicket, and Herath has his first for the match. Ajmal c Kaushal Silva b Herath 8(10) [4s-1]151/8
58OUTHerath to Rahat Ali, out Lbw!! The arm ball does the trick for Herath, this was tossed up and came with the angle, Rahat Ali was lunging forward in defence, misses and is struck low on the front pad. The impact was on middle and the ball was going on to hit middle and leg. Easy call for the umpire, Rahat Ali took a chance with the review but it was in waste. Rahat Ali lbw b Herath 0(4)151/9
62.5SIXEranga to Bhatti, SIX, handy runs for Bhatti, this was banged in short by Eranga, Bhatti went for the pull, gets a top edge that soars over the fine leg boundary for a maximum165/9
63.5OUTHerath to Junaid Khan, out Lbw!! That was pretty plumb. Another review goes in waste for Pakistan. This was the quicker arm ball from Herath, pitched on off and went with the angle, Junaid Khan was lunging forward in defence, misses and is trapped below the knee roll. That was crashing into the stumps, easy call for umpire Oxenford. Junaid Khan lbw b Herath 2(12)165/10

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
3.1FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, poor line and put away. This was a length ball on the hips, Karunaratne helps it across to the fine leg fence. Good use of the wrists as well5/0
3.3FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, pitched up and on off, Karunaratne gets forward and drives it beautifully between midwicket and long on9/0
6.4FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, banged in short and outside off, that hardly perturbes Karunaratne as he leaps off his feet and slaps it uppishly over point to the third man fence18/0
7.2FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, back of a length and outside off, Silva stands tall and punches it square of the wicket on the off-side after getting on top of the bounce22/0
8.4FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, length ball wide outside off, Karunaratne chases and slashes hard, the ball flies over the head of second slip and races to the third man fence28/0
9FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, fine response from Karunaratne. That was a touch full on off, Karunaratne transfers his weight on to the front foot and drives it wonderfully past mid-on, the rich timing carries it to the long on fence32/0
10.3FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, length ball holding its line outside off, Karunaratne pushes at it, the outside edge evades the slip cordon and rolls away to the third man fence36/0
10.4FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, almost a carbon-copy of the previous ball. This was on a length and angled across, Karunaratne plays away from the body, the edge runs past a diving second slip40/0
10.5OTHERJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, no run, fullish and nibbling away outside off, Karunaratne does not bite this time40/0
11OUTJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, out Lbw!! Junaid strikes early. This was a length ball tailing back in, Karunaratne goes on the back foot as he aims to defend in vain, the ball crashes onto the pad in front of off. The on field umpire's call is upheld as Hawk Eye shows that the ball would have disturbed the top of the off stump. D Karunaratne lbw b Junaid Khan 32(43) [4s-7]40/1
15.4FOURRahat Ali to Sangakkara, FOUR, length ball wide outside off, Sangakkara flays it behind point, the ball whistles away to the square third man fence57/1
18FOURBhatti to Sangakkara, FOUR, Nicely done by Sangakkara! It was a short of length delivery in the channel outside off, Sangakkara remains on the back foot and flashes it to sweeper cover67/1
19.4FOURRahat Ali to Sangakkara, FOUR, edged and a boundary, good length delivery outside off, Sangakkara stays back and looks to defend it back but gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away to the third man fence71/1
20FOURRahat Ali to Sangakkara, FOUR, Crisp shot by Sangakkara! It was a tad fuller and around off, Sangakkara comes on the front foot and drives it elegantly to the extra cover fence75/1
21.1OUTRahat Ali to Sangakkara, out Lbw!! Oh dear, Sanga goes. This is a big wicket for Pakistan! It was a good length delivery that nips back in a bit, Sangakkara looked to play this one across the line, misses and is struck plumb in the front. The bat hit the pad as he looked to turn it and hence he could not make contact with the ball. The umpire raises his finger immediately. Sanga does not look too happy with the decision and strides to have a talk with Kaushal Silva. But in the end decides against taking a review and walks back. Sangakkara lbw b Rahat Ali 26(36) [4s-4]75/2
21.2FOURRahat Ali to Chandimal, FOUR, off the mark right away with a boundary. It was a slightly back of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal gets back and steers it past deep backward point79/2
23.3OTHERRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, no run, slightly back of a length delivery going down the leg-side, Silva missed the flick as he looked to turn it off his hips. The ball brushed his upper thigh and went straight to the keeper. Pakistan were convinced that there was an inside edge but replays show that no bat was involved80/2
26.3OUTJunaid Khan to Chandimal, out Caught by Rahat Ali!! And the hero of the first Test perishes. A poor shot by Chandimal, they have set him up nicely. Junaid banged this one short on the stumps, Chandimal gets back and goes for the hook. He has mistimed this completely, gets the top edge as the ball flies in the air to deep backward square leg where Rahat takes a simple catch. Chandimal c Rahat Ali b Junaid Khan 12(23) [4s-1]88/3
27.4FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, cracking shot by Silva! It was a short ball by Rahat, Silva swivels back and pulls it crisply to the deep mid-wicket fence94/3
30.1FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller length ball outside off, Jayawardene stays on the back foot and steers it with soft hands to the third man fence102/3
32.3FOURBhatti to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, nicely done by Silva! It was a good length delivery outside off, Silva does well to steer it to the third man fence for a beautiful boundary111/3
33.4FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, full ball going down leg, Silva does well to lean forward and tucks it off his pads to the fine leg fence116/3
38.2FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide by Bhatti. Nicely put away by Mahela. He goes on the backfoot and slashes it to the deep backward point fence122/3
39.4FOURAjmal to M Jayawardene, FOUR, What a shot! It was tossed up on off, Jayawardene is quick to get down and slog sweeps it to mid wicket, where the ball bounces couple of times and touches the ropes129/3
49.3FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, a rare error from Ajmal. This was short and on off, Silva gets into a good position and pulls it wonderfully through square leg. He reaches his 2nd Test fifty with that four146/3
56.3OTHERRahat Ali to M Jayawardene, no run, this was a length ball slanting in, Jayawardene was on his toes as he was aiming to defend in vain, he is struck high on the thigh pad. Hawk Eye indicates that the ball pitched outside leg. The height was also a factor on that occasion, the ball would have missed the top of off as well. So Oxenford's on field decision is overturned160/3
58.4FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, short of a length and outside off, Silva cashes in on the width provided as he rocks back and cuts it firmly to square of the wicket on the off-side167/3
59FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Silva leans and drives it nicely between cover and point, imparting enough impetus to reach the sweeper cover fence171/3
64.3FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, pitched up and moving away outside off, Silva pokes at it, the outside edge is snared but dies down before Younis Khan at second slip and then rolls away to the third man fence179/3
65FOURRahat Ali to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, good length delivery nibbling away outside off, Silva pushes forward, the edge again travels to the third man fence. To his credit, Silva played that with soft hands183/3
66.1OTHERBhatti to M Jayawardene, 2 runs, length ball outside off, Jayawardene camps in the crease and steers it square on the off-side for a couple. That notches up the 100 of the partnership as well188/3
67FOURBhatti to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Silva commits to a booming off-drive, the thickish outside edge runs away to the third man fence. The third man area is proving productive for Silva195/3
68.3FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, cries of catch it from the keeper, it was uppish but Mahela picked the gap to perfection. This was shortish and on the stumps, Jayawardene rocks back and swivel pulls it past the man at backward square leg202/3
72.5OTHERBhatti to M Jayawardene, 1 run, steepler outside off, Jayawardene leaps off his feet, rides the bounce and steers it behind point to collect his 46th Test fifty215/3
76.1FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, wrong line from Bhatti, short and angling into Jayawardene's pads, he gets inside the line and helps it very fine for a boundary222/3
77.5OUTHafeez to Kaushal Silva, out Lbw!! Silva is gutted as he makes the long walk back to the hut. Once again he has missed out on a ton, this was tossed up on the middle stump line and went with the angle, Silva was looking to sweep and missed, gets struck in front of middle and leg, the ball was going on to clip the leg stump. Umpire Ravi took his time and sent Silva packing, a forlorn Silva walks away slowly to the pavilion. Kaushal Silva lbw b Hafeez 95(221) [4s-10]227/4
80.5FOURJunaid Khan to M Jayawardene, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Junaid Khan, Jayawardene gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square on the off-side, beats the men in the ring and scurries away to the fence237/4
82DROPPEDRahat Ali to Mathews, 1 run, edged and dropped, Sarfraz Ahmed has shelled one. This was pitched up in that corridor outside off and shapes away, Mathews is sucked into the defensive poke, gets a thick edge to the right of the keeper. Sarfraz dives in front of the 1st slip, gets to the ball, but can't hold onto it. Rahat Ali looks at his keeper ruefully240/4
82.2OTHERJunaid Khan to M Jayawardene, 1 run, on a good length and on the pads, tucked away in front of square on the on-side for a single242/4
83.2FOURRahat Ali to M Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely shot, poor ball from Ali, full and on Jayawardene's pads, he gets forward and flicks it over short sqaure leg, the ball races away to the fence in a hurry246/4
83.4FOURRahat Ali to M Jayawardene, FOUR, nicely played by Jayawardene, this was pitched up and on off, Jayawardene leans forward, offers the full face of the bat and caresses it past mid-on for a boundary250/4
84.2FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, poor ball from Junaid Khan, short and on the pads, Mathews gets inside the line and helps it on its way. Rahat puts in a lame effort at the fine leg boundary and allows a four254/4
85.2FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, fab shot, overpitched and right in the slot for the drive, Mathews gets forward, presents the full face of the bat and drives it sweetly down the ground for a booundary261/4
89.3FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, width on offer and Mathews doesn't miss out. Short and angling away from the right hander outside off stump, Mathews rocks back and cuts very well, the ball races away to the deep backward point fence275/4
89.4FOURRahat Ali to Mathews, FOUR, edged but safe again. Tough chance for Hafeez at second slip. Fullish delivery outside off stump, Mathews pokes and gets a thick edge, the ball goes between second and third slip for a boundary279/4
93.2FOURJunaid Khan to M Jayawardene, FOUR, angles the short of length delivery angling away from the right hander with no one in the deep behind square on the off-side, easy pickings for Jayawardene as he cuts it away to the fence290/4
94.4FOURAjmal to M Jayawardene, FOUR, flighted delivery on the leg stump, there was a man behind square for the top edge but Jayawardene doesn't mind him, goes for the sweep and connects very well, the ball goes past backward square leg to the fence295/4
100FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, guides it cheekily to third man and goes to 99. There was no third slip in place and Jayawardene spilts second slip and gully to perfection as he guides the short of length delivery easily off the back foot305/4
101FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, shortish delivery outside off stump, Mathews rocks back and punches along the ground to the deep backward point fence309/4
101.2FOURBhatti to M Jayawardene, FOUR, this has be to one of his finest hundreds in Test match cricket. 32nd Test ton for the Sri Lankan legend. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene guides it past backward point and gets to the milestone. Jayawardene punches the air, takes the helmet off and acknowledges the applause from his team-mates. Meanwhile, he copies Darren Sammy's rock-the-baby celebration. Gee! What a knock! Stitches on his left-hand, yet he grinds out a gritty knock313/4
107.2OUTRahat Ali to Mathews, out Caught by Sarfraz Ahmed!! Pakistan strike early. This was on a length and shaping away around off, Mathews has a poke at it and edges it to the Sarfraz who takes a good low catch diving to his right. Just the kind of start that the hosts would have talked about. Mathews c Sarfraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali 42(88) [4s-5]320/5
108.3OTHERJunaid Khan to M Jayawardene, no run, on a length and straightening, M Jayawardene is rooted to the crease and is struck on the pads, the umpire was unmoved but Sarfraz tells Misbah to take the review, the ball clearly pitched outside leg and height was also an issue322/5
111FOURJunaid Khan to P Jayawardene, FOUR, banged in short with no real pace, P Jayawardene is quick to pick the length up and dispatch it in front of square for his first boundary327/5
115.3FOURRahat Ali to M Jayawardene, FOUR, bit short and just outside off, M Jayawardene takes couple of steps down and late cuts it past the diving gully fielder341/5
116.3OUTJunaid Khan to P Jayawardene, out Bowled!! Junaid gets rid of P Jayawardene with a beauty. This was good length delivery that shapes back in late, P Jayawardene comes slightly forward and leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through the gap to hit the top of off-stump. P Jayawardene b Junaid Khan 9(32) [4s-1]341/6
117FOURJunaid Khan to Herath, FOUR, short delivery just outside off, Herath goes for the pull, the ball flies off the outside edge over the slip cordon347/6
117.2OUTRahat Ali to Herath, out Herath Run Out!! Goes for a needless run and is caught well short. This was a good length ball on the stumps, Herath is hit on the pads, the ball rolls to the leg-side, he goes for a non existent single, Rahat is quick to get there and hit the bulls-eye at the striker's end. Herath run out (Rahat Ali) 6(4) [4s-1]348/7
119.2FOURRahat Ali to Eranga, FOUR, fuller and inviting Eranga to drive, he goes after it and gets a thick outside edge that falls short of second slip and rolls away to the third man fence352/7
120.2FOURJunaid Khan to M Jayawardene, FOUR, slightly short and on off-stump, Jayawardene is quick to rock back and pull it in front of square for a boundary, there was a fielder in the deep but he had no chance of stopping that356/7
122FOURAjmal to M Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller and around off, Jayawardene goes on his knees and sweeps it fine, there was a man placed at leg gully but he was just a spectator361/7
122.1FOURJunaid Khan to Eranga, FOUR, short and width provided outside off, Eranga goes after it and gets an outside edge between second slip and gully. The lead is now exactly 200365/7
122.4DROPPEDJunaid Khan to Eranga, no run, Dropped! This was a fuller length delivery that shapes away, Eranga goes for the drive and gets a thick edge to Hafeez at first slip, the ball went at a good height but he grabbed at it and put it down365/7
123.3OUTAjmal to M Jayawardene, out Bowled!! At last Ajmal gets a wicket and that too a big one. This was flighted delivery that turns, Jayawardene goes for the reverse sweep and misses to get any bat, the ball goes onto knock leg-stump. That ends a superb knock from the veteran. M Jayawardene b Ajmal 129(278) [4s-15]365/8
124.2FOURJunaid Khan to Eranga, leg byes, FOUR, errs in line and drifts it on leg-stump, Eranga gets some pad and the ball rolls away to the fine leg fence369/8
126.2FOURBhatti to Eranga, FOUR, tad short and on the stumps, Eranga hangs back and plays the half pull/flick between midwicket and mid-on, the timing takes it to the fence377/8
126.5OUTBhatti to Eranga, out Bowled!! Eranga's resistence comes to an end. This was a short delivery around off, Eranga goes for the cut but is cramped for room, the ball takes an inside edge and crashes into off-stump. Bhatti gets his first wicket of the match. Eranga b Bhatti 14(30) [4s-3]377/9
131.2OTHERAjmal to Pradeep, no run, quicker delivery that turns in, Pradeep comes slightly forward and is struck on the pads, umpire Ravi was unmoved, Ajmal convinces Misbah to go for the review. Hawk-Eye showed that it was clipping leg-stump, hence the on-field call remained386/9
132OTHERAjmal to Pradeep, no run, quicker and on the stumps, Pradeep is rapped on the pads, umpire Ravi raises his finger this time, but Pradeep's team-mates tell him to go for the review, they got it right as this was missing leg-stump386/9
134OUTAjmal to Pradeep, out Lbw!! Ajmal at last gets a decision in his favour. This was tossed up and turning in, Pradeep comes half way forward and is struck below the knee roll, the ball would have gone on to hit the leg-stump. Umpire Ravi got one right as well. Pradeep lbw b Ajmal 3(23)388/10

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.1OTHERLakmal to Manzoor, no run, good length ball around off, Manzoor gets behind it and defends it with a straight bat0/0
1.1FOURPradeep to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, short and width provided, Shehzad does not miss out as he goes back and punches it to the sweeper cover fence, a loosener from Pradeep6/0
2.4FOURHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, drops this short outside off, Shehzad rocks back and cuts it beautifully to the sweeper cover fence11/0
2.5OUTHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Herath gets the important wicket. This was slower and turns as well, Shehzad pushes at it away from the body, the ball takes the edge and P Jayawardene takes a good sharp catch. Ahmed Shehzad c P Jayawardene b Herath 9(7) [4s-2]11/1
3.3OUTPradeep to Hafeez, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Another wicket for Sri Lanka straight after Lunch. Pakistan already in big trouble. It was a length delivery shaping away a touch, Hafeez stays in the crease and just hangs his bat away from the body, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat and safely lands into the keeper's gloves. Hafeez c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 1(4)12/2
6.2FOURHerath to Manzoor, FOUR, quicker around off, Manzoor gets deep into the crease and cuts it hard square of the wicket for his first boundary18/2
7.5OUTPradeep to Manzoor, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Another one goes down. Oh dear, Pakistan are still more than 200 runs behind. That's the second one for Pradeep! It was a length ball that nipped away a bit, Manzoor gets deep inside his crease and looks to defend with a straight bat and in the process nicks it to the keeper. Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 6(22) [4s-1]19/3
9.4FOURPradeep to Younis Khan, FOUR, Elegant shot! It was a fuller length delivery around off, Younis Khan comes on the front foot and caresses the drive to the long-off fence24/3
11.3FOURPradeep to Younis Khan, FOUR, gets it past the bowler this time, beautiful shot! It was fuller on off, Younis Khan gets forward and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. Solidly balanced this one32/3
15.5SIXHerath to Misbah, SIX, Powerful shot! It was a flighted delivery around off, Misbah gets down on one knee and slogs it over the long-off fence for a fantastic maximum47/3
16.5FOUREranga to Younis Khan, FOUR, Brilliant shot! It was a fuller length delivery outside off, Younis Khan just leans into it, maintains the perfect balance and drives it away from the body to the deep extra cover fence53/3
23.3FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, Nicely done by Misbah. It was full ball on leg, Misbah leans forward, rolls his wrists and clips it off his pads between midwicket and long-on for a boundary73/3
24FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, short of length delivery on leg, Misbah gets back and pulls it to the fine leg fence for yet another boundary77/3
27.3FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, good length ball outside off, Misbah stays in the crease, opens the face of his bat and runs it down to the third man fence85/3
28OTHERLakmal to Misbah, no run, chance of a run-out and Misbah is safe. It was a good length delivery on off, Misbah gets forward and pushes it mid-off and looks for a single. Misbah is halfway down the ground and is sent back by Younis. The fielder there has a shy at the stumps at the striker's end and misses as Misbah safely gets back in85/3
30.3FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, now its Misbah's turn to employ the sweep. The Pakistan skipper places it wide of deep backward square leg to earn a boundary. Excellent timing as well92/3
33.5FOURPradeep to Misbah, FOUR, good length delivery just outside off, Misbah deliberately opens the face of the bat and threads the gap between the lone slip fielder and gully to steer it to the third man fence. Fine response from the Pakistan captain101/3
36.5OTHERHerath to Younis Khan, 1 run, on a length and on middle, Younis Khan goes on the backfoot and tucks it to mid wicket to reach his 28th Test fify. Pakistan need these two senior batsmen to carry on106/3
38.5FOURHerath to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis Khan forays down the track and drives it nicely between extra cover and long off with the spin. Top shot that113/3
41.4OTHEREranga to Younis Khan, 1 run, fullish and nipping in on off, Younis Khan does well to glance it away to fine leg119/3
46.1OTHERHerath to Misbah, 2 runs, on a length on middle, Misbah sweeps it nicely to fine leg for a couple. The sweep stroke has been a productive one for both batsmen. By the way that gives Misbah his 23rd Test fifty126/3
55.4FOURLakmal to Younis Khan, FOUR, lovely shot, a long half volley from Lakmal, Khan leans into the drive and caresses it through extra cover, the ball races away to the fence, 1st four of the day146/3
59.1OUTLakmal to Younis Khan, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Edged and caught. The dogged resistance from Younis Khan comes to an end. Excellent bowling from Lakmal, this was pitched up and nipped away a fraction. Younis Khan's eyes lit up as he saw the width, went hard on the cut and gets a top edge that is gleefully accepted by the keeper. A huge blow for Pakistan, they are still 75 runs in arrears. Younis Khan c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 77(173) [4s-5]148/4
61.4FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, edged and four, fuller length delivery and well outside off, Misbah pushed at that, gets a thick outside edge that bounced in front of Sangakkara at 1st slip, it burst through his fingers and races away to the fence157/4
64.3FOURPradeep to Shafiq, FOUR, cracking shot, width on offer from Pradeep, Shafiq is quick to pounce on it, gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square on the off-side behind point, no need to run for those163/4
68.1FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, Misbah looks to attack Herath straightaway, gets down on his knees and slogs at a well tossed up ball, does not get hold of the shot, but has enough power to get it past mid-wicket and into the fence172/4
68.5FOURHerath to Shafiq, FOUR, more aggression, this time by Shafiq. He comes down the track to a well tossed up ball and lifts it back over the non-striker, 2nd boundary of the over177/4
71.5FOUREranga to Shafiq, FOUR, lovely shot, width on offer from Eranga, Shafiq rocks back and cuts it square and in front of cover, beats the infield and races away to the fence184/4
77OTHERHerath to Misbah, 1 run, flighted delivery and just a shade outside leg, Misbah nudges it gently past square leg to keep strike195/4
80OTHEREranga to Shafiq, no run, slightly back of a length and just outside off, Shafiq pushes it to the man at cover, where Silva tidies up198/4
81.3OUTEranga to Shafiq, out Caught by D Karunaratne!! This was not so judicious. In fact, that was as loose as a goose. This was on a good length and jagging away sharply as well, Shafiq dangles his bat out, the ball shaves the outside edge and settles into the waiting hands of Karunaratne stationed at second slip. So, the new ball has reaped early reward for Lanka. Shafiq c D Karunaratne b Eranga 23(75) [4s-3]200/5
82.5FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, flighted delivery well outside off, Sarfraz Ahmed fetches it from there and sweeps it nicely past square leg to compile his first boundary205/5
84.1FOURLakmal to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, far from auspicious return for Lakmal as he splays this down leg. Sarfraz Ahmed glances this deftly to the long leg fence209/5
86.3FOURLakmal to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, back of a length and just outside off, Sarfraz Ahmed waits for it and pushes it just wide of a diving backward point, imparting enough impetus to reach the third man fence221/5
93.1FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, on a length and on off, Sarfraz Ahmed vents his aggression with a powerful slog sweep that rushes to the deep mid wicket fence238/5
95.1FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, exceptional shot. This was tossed up on middle, Misbah sweeps it in a controlled fashion behind square, the rich timing carries it to the fence245/5
95.3OUTHerath to Misbah, out Bowled!! That is an absolute corker from Rangana Herath. It was too hot even for batsman of Misbah's stature. This was pitched on middle and turned late to clip the top of off as Misbah prodded at that in vain. Misbah forlornly walks back to the dressing room. The Pakistan players in the dressing room are shell shocked. Misbah b Herath 97(248) [4s-8 6s-1]245/6
98.4FOURMathews to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, tad overpitched on middle and leg, Sarfraz Ahmed leans forward and pootles a scrumptious drive, the ball whistles away to the deep mid wicket fence251/6
99.4FOURHerath to Bhatti, FOUR, pitched up and just outside off, Bhatti drives it through covers. Angelo Mathews experienced a bad bounce there to fumble it. Bonus four runs for Pakistan257/6
101.5FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, Sarfraz Ahmed sashays down the track, gets close to the pitch of the ball and slams it over mid-wicket for a one bounce four. With just two balls to head into tea, that was a gutsy stroke264/6
102.3FOUREranga to Bhatti, FOUR, full and wide from Eranga, Bhatti goes chasing after that, gets a thick edge that flies over the slip cordon and into the boundary272/6
106.3FOUREranga to Bhatti, FOUR, cracking shot, fraction too short by Eranga, Bhatti rocks back and pulls it in front of mid-wicket for a boundary286/6
107.5OTHERLakmal to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, maiden fifty for Sarfraz Ahmed , he removes his helmet and soaks in the appreciation from the crowd. On a good length and just outside off, worked wide of sweeper cover for a single291/6
111.1DROPPEDLakmal to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, was it a chance? This was pitched up and held its line on off, Sarfraz Ahmed was early into the drive, hits it in the air. The bowler fails to hold onto the catch, the ball hits his fingers and ricochets onto the stumps. Bhatti was well in though. A missed chance for Lakmal294/6
112.3FOURHerath to Bhatti, FOUR, Herath drops one way too short, Bhatti rocks back and cuts it past extra cover, the ball races away to the fence in a jiffy302/6
117OUTEranga to Bhatti, out Bowled!! A big breakthrough for Eranga. This was superbly bowled by Eranga, the inswinging yorker honing back into Bhatti. He looked to jam at it, gets an inside edge that rolls back onto the stumps. Bhatti tried to get the ball away, it was too late though as it went back and dislodged the leg bail. A fighting partnership has been broken. Bhatti b Eranga 32(75) [4s-4]312/7
123.2FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, on a length and just outside off, Sarfraz Ahmed bends down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a one bounce four331/7
124.5OTHEREranga to Ajmal, no run, on a good length and a hint of shape back into Ajmal, he was caught in his crease as he looked to defend, the ball hits the flap of the pad on the way to the keeper. He just about managed to get outside the line though333/7
127.4OUTLakmal to Sarfraz Ahmed, out Bowled!! An absolute corker from Lakmal. This was pitched up on off, lures Sarfraz Ahmed forward before nipping back in sharply, Sarfraz was looking to defend, opens up a big gap between bat and pad in the process. The ball sneaks through and hits the top of off-stump. A vital breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Sarfraz Ahmed b Lakmal 74(142) [4s-7]335/8
130.4FOURHerath to Rahat Ali, FOUR, clubbed by Rahat Ali, handy runs for Pakistan. This was tossed up and on the stumps, Ali clears his left leg and clouts it high and wide of long on for a boundary348/8
131.5FOURLakmal to Ajmal, FOUR, cracking shot, Lakmal bangs one short and just outside off, Ajmal swivels across and pulls it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary354/8
135.3OUTLakmal to Rahat Ali, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Lakmal has another wicket, the 9th wicket is down for Pakistan. This was pitched up around off and holds its line, Rahat Ali has a feel for that, gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Easy decision for umpire Ravi. Pakistan lead by 131 runs at the moment. Rahat Ali c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 8(24) [4s-1]355/9
137.3OUTLakmal to Ajmal, out Bowled!! Pakistan have been bowled out for 359. A toe-crusher does the job for Lakmal. This was the inswinging yorker, Ajmal fell across as he looked to work it towards the on-side, misses and is struck on the front toe, the ball ricochets back onto the stumps. A limping Ajmal walks away, shades of Johnson hitting Broad on his toes in the recent Ashes Test, only that Lakmal pace was not a patch on Mitchell's. Ajmal b Lakmal 21(51) [4s-1]360/10

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
6.2FOURHafeez to D Karunaratne, FOUR, nicely done by Karunaratne, Hafeez drops one short and wide outside off, Karunaratne makes room and cuts it square on the off-side, beats the fielder at point and races away to the fence12/0
6.4FOURHafeez to D Karunaratne, FOUR, lovely shot from Karunaratne, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and drives it against the spin, gets it in the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket, races away to the fence in a hurry16/0
10.1FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, nicely played by Karunaratne, he is looking very positive here. This was pitched up and on off, Karunaratne closed the face of the bat and drives it back past the bowler, the timing is sweet as the ball races away to the fence22/0
15.3FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, poor ball from Ajmal, a juicy full toss, Silva comes down the track and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a boundary34/0
20FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, tossed up on the stumps, Kaushal Silva sashays down the track and bludgeons this to the long on fence, Silva did not bother to keep the shot down. He got requisite power and timing behind that though47/0
21.5DROPPEDAjmal to Kaushal Silva, no run, a catching opportunity goes begging. Asad Shafiq, diving forward at cover was the culprit. Ajmal gives this ample air outside off, Kaushal Silva drives it uppishly to cover, where Shafiq grasses it51/0
22.4FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, short and on the stumps, D Karunaratne shapes up for the pull but he is beaten for pace. The ball goes off the top edge to the fine leg fence59/0
22.5FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, half volley on the pads, D Karunaratne pootles a lovely flick that whistles away to the fine leg fence63/0
24.2FOURJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, marginally overpitched and outside off, Kaushal Silva transfers his weight on to the front foot as he drives it well past cover68/0
24.3FOURJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, short and outside off, Kaushal Silva now rocks back and swivel-pulls it through square leg. Sri Lanka have well and truly switched to the next gear72/0
25OTHERJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, no run, similar length and attacking the off-stump, Kaushal Silva props forward and blocks it without any hassles72/0
26.4FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, slightly back of a length and outside off, Karunaratne exploits the width as he stands tall and slaps it to the sweeper cover fence. Thumping strike that79/0
28.2FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, speared outside off, Silva goes for a cut, the ball travels off a thick edge and runs away to the third man fence86/0
33.4FOURHafeez to D Karunaratne, FOUR, Karunaratne forays down the track, takes this on the full and whips it away through mid wicket, that raises the 100 of the stand as well102/0
34.3OTHERAjmal to Kaushal Silva, 2 runs, quicker and outside off, pushed forcefully square of the wicket off the back foot. 3rd consecutive fifty for Silva. Semms like he has slipped into Dilshan's shoes106/0
35.3OTHERRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, 2 runs, on a length and on the pads, Karunaratne flicks it neatly through mid-wicket for a couple. That brings up his fifty. Silva wraps Karunaratne in a hug108/0
39.5FOURRahat Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR, back of a length and outside off, Karunaratne camps on the back foot and punches it, the ball scurries away to the deep extra cover fence. Mahela Jayawardene applauds the shot from the change room124/0
40.2OTHERAjmal to Kaushal Silva, no run, spinning down leg, turned behind square124/0
40.3OUTAjmal to Kaushal Silva, out Lbw!! Some consolation for Pakistan as Ajmal pins Silva lbw. This was pushed through quicker and turning in, Silva prods at it in vain as he is struck on the knee roll in front of middle and leg, Hawk Eye reveals that the ball would have clipped top of leg. So, the on-field call is upheld. Kaushal Silva lbw b Ajmal 58(134) [4s-5]124/1
45.2OTHERRahat Ali to Sangakkara, no run, this was back of a length and tailing in as Sangakkara fails to work it to the on-side. He is rapped high above the knee roll, a clear indication that the ball would have missed the stumps131/1
46.1FOURAjmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, dug in fractionally short and just outside off, Sangakkara rocks back in a flash and smacks the pull to the deep mid-wicket fence136/1