Jul 27England vs. India

3rd Test at The Rose Bowl, Southampton

England won by 266 runs

Jul 24Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

4th ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

Jul 22Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

3rd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Jul 17England vs. India

2nd Test at Lord's, London

India won by 95 runs

Jul 20Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

2nd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Jul 16Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

1st TEST at Galle International Stadium, Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Aug 06 10:00Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan

1st Test at Galle

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4th Test at Manchester

Aug 09 13:30Zimbabwe vs. South Africa

Only Test at Harare

Aug 14 10:00Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan

2nd Test at Colombo

Aug 15 15:30England vs. India

5th Test at London

Aug 17 13:00Zimbabwe vs. South Africa

1st ODI at Bulawayo

Highlights

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in UAE, 2013-14

Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 3rd Test

Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, Jan 16, 2014

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.4FOURTalha to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, short delivery that is in the channel outside off, Silva stays in the crease and cuts it uppisly to the third man fence4/0
10.5SIXJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, SIX, Karunaratne plays the pull shot again on a short of length ball, does not connect well but the top-edge goes spiralling into the air and goes over the fine leg fence for a maximum24/0
13.1OTHERAjmal to D Karunaratne, no run, Karunaratne gets back and looks to play across the line, misses and is rapped on the pads. The ball was just brushing the leg-stump and it's umpire's call. Ajmal must be disappointed, Pakistan have lost a review.31/0
15OUTTalha to Kaushal Silva, out Caught by Sarfraz Ahmed!! Talha gets the breakthrogh for Pakistan. A late appeal by the wicket-keeper but it was clearly out. It was a back of a length delivery around off, Silva stays back and looks the defend it away from the body, the ball faintly brushes the outside edge of the bat and goes through to the keeper. The umpire pondered on this for quite a while but then finally raised his finger. Kaushal Silva c Sarfraz Ahmed b Talha 17(46) [4s-1]31/1
19.2FOURAjmal to D Karunaratne, FOUR, nicely done by Karunaratne. It was a low full toss by Ajmal, Karunaratne comes on the front foot and flicks it off his pads to the deep mid wicket fence45/1
19.4FOURAjmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, beautiful shot! It was a touch shorter and outside off, Sangakkara takes his time going on the back foot and cuts it late square of the wicket for his first boundary50/1
20.3FOURTalha to D Karunaratne, FOUR, lovely square drive by Karunaratne! It was a good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne does well to drive it to the square third man fence54/1
27.4OUTRehman to D Karunaratne, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Superb start to the session from Pakistan's point of view. This was floated outside off, inviting the batsman to drive, Karunaratne obliges as he drives away from the body and gets a thick outside edge to Younis at first slip who takes a good low catch. D Karunaratne c Younis Khan b Rehman 34(93) [4s-2 6s-1]65/2
34.4FOURTalha to M Jayawardene, FOUR, short and outside off, Jayawardene goes back and dabs the cut past backward point, he just used the pace of the bowler on that occassion84/2
35.3FOURRehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, bit too full and just outside off, Sangakkara goes on his knees and sweeps it powerfully to the backward square leg fence, at last he is connecting the sweep shots90/2
37.2FOURRehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, half volley outside off, Sangakkara gets a good stride forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence, the timing kept taking the ball away from the fielder94/2
37.5SIXRehman to M Jayawardene, SIX, excellent shot! This was tossed up delivery on off, Jayawardene comes down the track and lofts it beautifully over the long on fence, good use of the feet from Jayawardene to deduce the spin101/2
47FOURAjmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, drops this short and outside off, Sangakkara is too good a player to miss out on that, he rocks back and punches it in the gap to the deep extra cover fence111/2
50.3FOURJunaid Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, brilliant shot! Sangakkara gets to his 44th Test fifty and 10th against Pakistan, this was fuller and on off-stump, Sangakkara comes on the front foot and punches it past the bowler, the ball had enough to race away to the fence125/2
50.5OUTJunaid Khan to Sangakkara, out Caught by Manzoor!! Junaid strikes at the right time as this partnership was looking good. This was a full delivery on middle, Sangakkara leans forward and flicks it in the air straight to Manzoor at mid wicket who takes a simple catch. Sangakkara c Manzoor b Junaid Khan 52(103) [4s-5]125/3
51.3FOURRehman to M Jayawardene, FOUR, throws this up just outside off, Jayawardene comes forward and chips it inside out to deep extra cover, Shafiq puts in the dive but to no avail as the ball was timed superbly129/3
57.3SIXAjmal to M Jayawardene, SIX, excellent shot! It was flighted delivery on off, Jayawardene is quick to get down on his knees, goes across the off-side and sweeps it over the backward square leg fence for a maximum141/3
58.5FOURTalha to M Jayawardene, FOUR, crisply done by Jayawardene! It was short and offering a bit of width, Jayawardene goes on the backfoot and cuts it firmly to the third man fence146/3
59FOURTalha to M Jayawardene, FOUR, another one for Jayawardene and just as elegant as before. Remains on the back foot and cuts it late again to the third man fence. There were fielders around this time but he split the gap perfectly150/3
59.2FOURAjmal to M Jayawardene, FOUR, lucky boundary for Jayawardene! It was tossed up just outside off, Jayawardene lunges forward to defend and gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away to third man155/3
62OUTAjmal to M Jayawardene, out Caught by Azhar Ali!! Ajmal has got the big fish! Jayawardene falls short of a well deserved fifty. It was a quicker ball turning in and with some extra bounce, Jayawardene looks to nudge it towards the on-side, gets a faint inside edge, lobs off the pad and balloons into the hands of Azhar at short-leg. M Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 47(108) [4s-5 6s-2]159/4
64.2FOURTalha to Chandimal, FOUR, Chandimal uses Talha's pace well. It was a fullish ball swinging in a touch, Chandimal comes on the front foot and creams the drive between extra cover and mid off165/4
65.2OUTAjmal to Chandimal, out Caught by Shafiq!! And the man-in-form departs. Ajmal takes his second and an important one this time too. It was a doosra on middle that out-foxed Chandimal, he comes down the track and slogs, gets a leading edge and the ball goes flying in the air. Shafiq runs back from mid-on and completes a fine catch. Chandimal c Shafiq b Ajmal 11(42) [4s-1]166/5
66.4DROPPEDTalha to Mathews, no run, catch dropped. It was a full ball on off, Mathews chips it straight back to the bowler, who brings his hands on front of his face but is unable to hold on to it167/5
68.1FOURJunaid Khan to P Jayawardene, FOUR, speared this one on leg, Jayawardene does well to flick it off the pads to the fine leg fence. Ajmal does a poor job at the ropes as he dives but is unable to stop the ball from crossing the ropes174/5
81.4OTHERAjmal to P Jayawardene, no run, flighted on off, Jayawardene comes well forward and is rapped on the pads, the ball did not take the inside edge and that looked dead, even umpire Ravi thought so but only to be declined by Hawk-Eye which showed that it was going over the stumps201/5
87.3FOURTalha to Mathews, FOUR, fuller and around off, Mathews comes forward and punches it past a straightish mid-on, that was timed superbly as the ball raced away to the fence212/5
88.1FOURRehman to P Jayawardene, FOUR, quicker delivery outside off, Jayawardene comes forward and plays it late wide of backward point, the new ball skids of the turf and races away to the ropes, Jayawardene goes past 2000 Test runs218/5
94.3FOURRehman to Mathews, FOUR, drops this short and outside off, Mathews does not miss out on the scoring opportunity, he rocks back and cuts powerfully to the sweeper cover fence237/5
94.5OTHERRehman to Mathews, no run, Pakistan have lost both their reviews, this was a the arm-ball that goes straight on, Mathews plays down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads, the ball according to Hawk-Eye was just clipping the leg-stump, hence the decision that umpire Kettleborough made remained237/5
95.1OUTTalha to P Jayawardene, out Caught by Junaid Khan!! Talha has picked up the crucial wicket of the wicket-keeper. This was a short delivery on leg-stump, Jayawardene swivels and pulls, he is not able to control it as the ball goes in the air straight to Junaid at fine leg who takes a sharp catch. That ball was travelling and Junaid did well to keep his eyes on the ball till the last second. P Jayawardene c Junaid Khan b Talha 35(77) [4s-2]239/6
95.2FOURTalha to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, gets off the mark in style, short delivery outside off, Perera goes back and cuts it handsomely past backward point for his first runs in Test cricket243/6
111.4FOURAjmal to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, fuller just outside off, Perera goes for the slog sweep and gets it off the inside half of the bat to deep mid wicket, that was a release shot from Perera265/6
112.5FOURJunaid Khan to Mathews, FOUR, short delivery outside off, Mathews was quick to rock back and pull it in front of square, he evaded the man in the deep quiet easily269/6
113.2SIXRehman to Dilruwan Perera, SIX, excellent shot! This was given more air on off-stump, Perera dances down the pitch and lofts it beautifully over long on, the fielder was bought in at the start of the over275/6
115.1OTHERJunaid Khan to Mathews, 1 run, bit short and around off, Mathews goes back and nudges it to mid wicket, he gets to his 13th Test fifty and 5th against Pakistan277/6
118.2FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, gives this plenty of air and overpitches it outside off, Mathews gets a good stride forward and creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence287/6
125.4FOURTalha to Mathews, byes, FOUR, banged short and straying down leg, Mathews lets it go. The ball swung quite a bit and it was out of reach of the keeper as it races away to the fine leg fence306/6
128FOURTalha to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, elegant shot! It was a touch fuller and outside off, Perera comes on the front foot and caresses the drive to the deep extra cover fence311/6
132FOURTalha to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, lucky boundary for Perera. It was a fullish ball outside off, Perera looks to drive it in the air and gets a thick outside edge that goes spiralling to the third man fence319/6
132.4SIXRehman to Mathews, SIX, glorious hit that! It was a tossed up ball on middle and off, Mathews skips down the track and lofts it beautifully over the long on fence for a big maximum325/6
136.3FOURRehman to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, beautifully done by Perera! It was a flighted ball on off, Perera gets forward and lofts it over the bowler's head to the long off fence334/6
138.1FOURRehman to Mathews, FOUR, beautiful shot! It was a touch shorter on middle, Mathews slams the drive to the deep mid wicket fence. Azhar Ali chases this one but is unable to beat the ball from crossing the ropes; the partnership between Mathews and Dilruwan Perera is now 100339/6
143.5FOURAjmal to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, things are certainly not going Ajmal's way. He is furious. Perera gets forward to poke and the ball turns in and brushes the inside edge to go racing away to fine leg347/6
148.3OUTJunaid Khan to Mathews, out Caught by Ahmed Shehzad!! And the skipper departs. Junaid has given Pakistan the much-needed breakthrough. Mathews must be disappointed, he was just 9 away from a well-deserved hundred. It was half volley outside off, Mathews slices it straight towards deep backward point. Shehzad tumbles but holds on to a fine catch. Mathews c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 91(256) [4s-5 6s-1]351/7
148.4OUTJunaid Khan to Herath, out Lbw!! It was fuller and swinging in, Herath looks to defend it back but misses and is struck plumb in front. He looks unconvinced and asks for a review but that was a very clear one. The third umpire has just one look at it and sends Herath back to the pavilion. Herath lbw b Junaid Khan 0(1)351/8
150.5FOURJunaid Khan to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, fifty on debut for Perera! It was touch fuller and outside off, Perera opens the face of his bat and steers it to the third man fence to get his maiden Test fifty356/8
155.1FOURAjmal to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, turning down the leg-side, Perera gets on his knees and sweeps it nicely to the long leg fence, the man in the deep was very square367/8
157FOURJunaid Khan to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, half volley outside off, Perera gets a good stride forward and drives it in the air but in the gap to the deep extra cover fence372/8
157.4FOURAjmal to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, juicy full toss around off, Perera swings across the line and sends it along the ground between deep mid wicket and long on379/8
160.5FOURJunaid Khan to Eranga, FOUR, short and outside off, it just sat up there to be put away and even the No. 10 does not miss out, he gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to the sweeper cover fence389/8
161.1SIXAjmal to Dilruwan Perera, SIX, tossed up outside off, Perera comes down the track and lofts it beautifully over long on, the key to that shot was the extension of the arms, he was not to the pitch of the ball but still went through with the shot395/8
161.3FOURAjmal to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, Perera is showing his range here, this was short and outside off, Perera goes back and cuts it in front of square on the off-side, the timing takes it to the fence. That brings up the 400 as well401/8
167.4FOURTalha to Eranga, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Eranga goes after it without moving his feet, the ball takes the edge and flies past the outstretched hands of the third slip fielder416/8
169.2FOURTalha to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, cracking shot! It was a full toss outside off, Perera gets in the stance and drives it on the up to the deep extra cover fence423/8
169.3OUTTalha to Dilruwan Perera, out Caught by Junaid Khan!! Oh dear! Perera has thrown away the chance of what could have been a magnificient debut ton. A bit unlucky there too. It was banged short by Talha, Perera goes back and pulls it hard, the ball goes off the top-edge ballooning in the air at fine leg where Junaid takes a good catch. Dilruwan Perera c Junaid Khan b Talha 95(247) [4s-12 6s-2]423/9

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1FOURHerath to Manzoor, FOUR, what a way to get off the mark, top shot! It was a flighted delivery on middle and off, Manzoor skips down the track and lofts it over the mid-on fielder to the long on fence4/0
5.5FOURDilruwan Perera to Manzoor, FOUR, excellent shot! It was turning in a bit on middle and off, Manzoor is quick to get on the back foot and smashes it to deep mid wicket15/0
6FOURDilruwan Perera to Manzoor, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Manzoor to end the day! It was a touch shorter on middle, Manzoor stays back in the crease and jabs it to deep square leg. And that's stumps19/0
6.4FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, length ball going down leg, Shehzad stays inside his crease and just tickles the ball off his hips. It is enough to send the ball racing to the fine leg fence23/0
16.4FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, nicely tucked away by Shehzad! It was a slightly back of a length delivery on leg, Shehzad flicks it off his hips into the gap to the fine leg fence41/0
22.2FOUREranga to Manzoor, FOUR, a loose delivery by Eranga and punished by Manzoor. It was full and offering a bit of a width, Manzoor gets forward and square drives it to cover46/0
25FOUREranga to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, spears this one on leg, Shehzad does well to flick it off his hips to the fine leg fence for his third boundary55/0
32FOURHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, nicely done by Shehzad! It was pushed slower around off, Shehzad gets back deep in the crease and cuts it to the deep backward point fence74/0
41.4FOURHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, floated just outside off, Shehzad goes on his knees and sweeps it powerfully to the deep mid wicket fence, that was hit pretty hard98/0
43.3OTHERHerath to Manzoor, 1 run, slanting on leg-stump, Manzoor sweeps it straight to the man at backward square leg. The partnership between Manzoor and Ahmed Shehzad is now 100100/0
44.2OTHERMathews to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, again down leg, Shehzad glances it to fine leg and gets to his 2nd Test fifty102/0
46.4OTHEREranga to Manzoor, 1 run, another sliding one on the pads, Manzoor presses forward and nudges it to backward square leg, he gets to his 7th Test fifty109/0
48.3OUTEranga to Manzoor, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! At last Sri Lanka have broken through this partnership. This was a good length ball drifting down leg, Manzoor goes for the glance and gets an inside edge to Jayawardene who takes the catch low to his left. Umpire Kettleborough had no problems in raising his finger, but Manzoor reviewed it and the third umpire agreed with the on-field decision. Unfortunate way to get out for Manzoor, after grinding it out for so long. Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Eranga 52(125) [4s-4]114/1
57.2FOURDilruwan Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, drops this short and outside off, Shehzad rocks back and punches it sweetly to the deep extra cover fence, the timing was superb on that. That was the first boundary after 94 balls146/1
58OUTDilruwan Perera to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Mathews!! Dilruwan Perera gets his first wicket in Tests. This was too full and outside off, Ali goes for the drive but the ball goes off the outside edge to Mathews at slip. He thought that the ball bounced before going to Mathews and hence took the review. But the replays showed that it went straight to the skipper. Azhar Ali c Mathews b Dilruwan Perera 8(27)149/2
59.4OTHERDilruwan Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, loud shout for LBW! This was tossed up and turns in, Shehzad goes for the sweep and misses as the ball hits him on the pads, umpire Ravi was unmoved but Perera and Jayawardene convinced Mathews to go for the review, the Hawk-Eye showed that it was turning down leg-stump, a good decision in the end150/2
61.4DROPPEDDilruwan Perera to Younis Khan, no run, turning in, Younis goes on the back foot and whips it to FSL where Silva goes for the catch, he almost pulls off a blinder, calling it a drop would be too critical for Silva155/2
62.2FOURLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, short delivery on the body, Shehzad rocks back and pulls it along the ground to the deep backward square leg fence, he did well to find the gap in the packed leg-side field163/2
66.2FOURMathews to Younis Khan, FOUR, nicely tucked by Younis Khan. It was on a length and going down leg, Khan gets back and tickles his gently to fine leg for a boundary178/2
67.4OTHERDilruwan Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, pitched up just outside off, Shehzad drives it to sweeper cover and gets to his first Test ton. He looks mighty happy, jumps in the air and pumps his fists. The entire dressing room is on their feet. Shehzad kneels down and kisses the ground before hugging Younis184/2
68FOURDilruwan Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, beautiful shot this! It was pushed slower by Dilruwan Perera around off, Shehzad gets back deep in the crease and punches it to the sweeper cover fence188/2
70OUTHerath to Younis Khan, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Big wicket for Sri Lanka! Younis Khan has perished in an attempt to tickle the ball going down the leg-side. The ball was drifting down leg, Younis leans slightly as he looks to glance, gets a faint nick and offers a simple catch to the keeper. Younis walked back as soon as he nicked it. He did not even look at the umpire. Younis Khan c P Jayawardene b Herath 17(31) [4s-1]189/3
70.1FOUREranga to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, top shot! It was a slightly back of a length delivery outside off, Shehzad creams the drive to the deep extra cover fence193/3
74.2SIXEranga to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, classic shot! It was a fuller length delivery on off, Shehzad comes on the front foot and lofts it high in the air over the long on fence for a dominating maximum208/3
76.3FOURDilruwan Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, a touch shorter on off, Shehzad skips down the track and drives it inside out to the long off fence218/3
77.2FOURHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, beautiful shot! It was flighted and going down leg, Shehzad quickly gets down on his knees and sweeps it to fine leg, the fielder there slides and attempts to stop the ball but is unsuccessful225/3
80.3FOURDilruwan Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, floated on leg-stump, Shehzad goes on his knees and sweeps it over the fielder at backward square leg, that was struck with disdain240/3
82OUTHerath to Ahmed Shehzad, out Bowled!! What a way to end such a splendid innings! This was flighted well outside leg-stump, Shehzad goes for the reverse sweep and somehow manages to drag it back onto the off-stump. He was distraught and didn't want to go. He stood there for a while before walking back. A superb knock comes to an end. Ahmed Shehzad b Herath 147(275) [4s-12 6s-1]245/4
84.1FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, welcomes Lakmal to the attack with a superb shot, this was a length delivery on middle, Misbah clears his front leg and swings across the line, the ball goes on the bounce into the deep mid wicket fence253/4
91.1FOURHerath to Shafiq, FOUR, super shot! This was a tossed up delivery on off, Shafiq comes down the track and takes it on the full, he flicks it away to the deep mid wicket fence, that was timed too well271/4
92.1OUTEranga to Shafiq, out Lbw!! Sri Lanka get an important wicket at the fag end of the day. This was a good length ball that nips back in sharply, Shafiq is rooted to the crease and is rapped on the pads as he looked to work it to the on-side, umpire Kettleborough took his time before raising the finger. Shafiq went for the review and the Hawk-Eye showed that it was just hitting the leg-stump. Shafiq lbw b Eranga 18(45) [4s-1]274/5
93.2SIXHerath to Misbah, SIX, excellent shot! This was a flighted delivery on leg-stump, Misbah dances down the pitch and lofts it over the long on fence for a maximum, at first it looked like he picked out the fielder there but in the end it cleared him comfortably284/5
95.3OUTHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! What a way to finish the day! This was slower and around off, Sarfraz pokes at it and gets a thin edge to Jayawardene. Umpire Ravi had no heistation in raising his finger. Sarfraz too knew he had nicked it and he did not go for the review. Sarfraz Ahmed c P Jayawardene b Herath 5(7)291/6
96.3OUTEranga to Rehman, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Perfect start for the Sri Lanka. This was a fuller delivery that shapes away a touch, Rehman has a feel for it away from the body, the ball takes the outside edge and safely into the gloves of Jayawardene. Poor shot that from Rehman. Rehman c P Jayawardene b Eranga 2(5)294/7
99OUTEranga to Talha, out Lbw!! Eranga is just running through the tail. This was a good length ball that nips back in, Talha stays rooted to the crease and tries to work it to the leg-side, he misses as the ball strikes him on the pads, umpire Kettleborough has a good hard look before raising his finger. Misbah says that it looked out and does not opt for the review. The replays show that the ball was hitting leg-stump. Talha lbw b Eranga 2(9)300/8
101.2SIXHerath to Misbah, SIX, superb shot! This was a tossed up delivery on leg-stump, Misbah goes on his knees and slog sweeps it over deep mid wicket for a maximum308/8
101.5OTHERHerath to Misbah, 1 run, flighted outside off, Misbah reaches out and eases it to cover, he brings up his 24th Test fifty310/8
105.5SIXHerath to Misbah, SIX, Misbah keeps clearing the ropes quite easily, this was tossed up on off-stump, Misbah makes room and lofts it well over long off, there was a man in the deep but he was just a spectator321/8
107.1OUTHerath to Misbah, out Caught by Chandimal!! Misbah perishes trying to go for some quick runs. This was a flighted delivery on leg-stump, Misbah gets on his knees and slog sweeps it straight Chandimal at deep mid wicket who takes a good running catch. He didn't get it off the middle of the bat. Misbah c Chandimal b Herath 63(113) [4s-1 6s-3]325/9
107.2SIXHerath to Junaid Khan, SIX, Junaid does not want to hang around, sends this floated delivery way over deep mid wicket for a maximum, nice way to get off the mark331/9
107.5SIXHerath to Junaid Khan, SIX, he has come out to have some fun here, slower and outside off, Junaid slogs across the line and gets it off the toe end of the bat, the ball had enough to just clear the deep mid wicket fence339/9
109.1OUTHerath to Junaid Khan, out Caught by Chandimal!! Herath gets his fifth wicket. Junaid goes playing one shot too many. This was tossed up on off-stump, Junaid goes on his knees and sweeps it to deep mid wicket, where Chandimal takes a good low catch. Junaid Khan c Chandimal b Herath 16(11) [6s-2]341/10

Batting: Sri Lanka

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2FOURJunaid Khan to D Karunaratne, FOUR, edged but safe! This was a bit short and shaping away, Karunaratne slashes at it and the ball takes the edge and goes between second slip and gully4/0
4.5FOURJunaid Khan to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, half volley outside off, Silva leans forward and caresses the drive to the sweeper cover fence, the timing was too good on that as the ball raced away13/0
5.1OUTTalha to D Karunaratne, out Bowled!! Talha continues his good form from the first innings. This was a short delivery around off, Karunaratne goes for the pull and drags it back onto the stumps. That was too close to the body for him to be playing the pull shot. Much needed wicket for Pakistan. D Karunaratne b Talha 8(16) [4s-1]13/1
5.4FOURTalha to Sangakkara, FOUR, brilliant shot! Overpitched outside off, Sangakkara comes well forward and pushes it straight down the ground, the ball was timed superbly as it kept going away from the fielder17/1
12.2FOURTalha to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, errs in line and drifts on the pads, Silva leans forward and glances it fine, Sarfraz can't get there even with the dive31/1
17.3OUTRehman to Sangakkara, out Caught by Manzoor!! Sanga was struggling and he goes trying to get some runs. This was tossed up just outside off, Sangakkara goes for the sweep and gets a top edge to deep mid wicket, where Manzoor takes the easiest of catches. Sangakkara c Manzoor b Rehman 8(30) [4s-1]37/2
18.1FOURTalha to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, short and outside off, Silva gets on top of the bounce and cuts it handsomely to the deep backward point, none of the fielders even moved41/2
22.4FOURJunaid Khan to M Jayawardene, FOUR, bit too straight from Junaid, Jayawardene leans forward and flicks it beautifully to the deep square leg fence, that was just a touch shot from the veteran46/2
25FOURAjmal to Kaushal Silva, FOUR, turning in on leg-stump, Silva goes deep in the crease and glances it to the fine leg fence, that was sweetly timed shot from Silva55/2
25.2OTHERRehman to M Jayawardene, no run, loud shout for LBW! This was the straighter one, Jayawardene comes forward and is rapped on the pads, umpire Kettleborough was quick to say not-out but Rehman convinced Misbah to take the review and the ball clearly missing leg-stump57/2
26.2SIXAjmal to M Jayawardene, SIX, superb shot! This was flighted on middle and leg, Jayawardene gets on his knees and sweeps it in the air behind square for a maximum, that looked like he helped it on its way64/2
28OUTRehman to Kaushal Silva, out Bowled!! Rehman strikes again. A dream left-arm spinners dismissal. This was tossed up and angles in before turning away, Silva plays for the angle coming in only to be beaten, the ball goes on to crash into off-stump. Kaushal Silva b Rehman 36(94) [4s-4]66/3
33.2SIXRehman to Chandimal, SIX, excellent shot! This was floated delivery on leg-stump, Chandimal comes down the track and lofts it beautifully over the long on fence for a maximum, that came out of no where78/3
34.2FOURAjmal to M Jayawardene, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Jayawardene shuffles and swats across the line to the deep mid wicket fence, the third umpire checks whether it was a four or six, the ball bounced inches before the ad boards82/3
37FOURAjmal to Chandimal, FOUR, poor delivery from Ajmal, floated outside leg-stump, Chandimal gets on his knees and sweeps it away to the long leg fence, that ball was asking for trouble87/3
38.4OUTTalha to Chandimal, out Bowled!! Perfect start for Pakistan after the break. This was a good length delivery that nips back in, Chandimal comes forward and looks to drive, he leaves a gap for the ball to sneak through and hit the off-stump. They need couple more of this, if they have to make a match of this. Chandimal b Talha 13(38) [4s-1 6s-1]89/4
45.5FOURAjmal to Mathews, FOUR, drops it short and outside off, Mathews does not miss out on those with the kind of form he is in, he rocks back and smacks the cut away to the third man fence100/4
49.3FOURRehman to M Jayawardene, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Jayawardene gets inside the line and sweeps it in front of square for a boundary105/4
56.1DROPPEDJunaid Khan to Mathews, no run, Dropped! This was full and outside off, Mathews comes forward and drives it in the air to cover, where Manzoor drops an easy catch, you won't get much easier catches than those, has he dropped the match? We will find out soon111/4
62.4FOURTalha to M Jayawardene, FOUR, short delivery on the body, Jayawardene gets into position and muscles the pull right between the two fielders behind square, the ball raced away to the fence123/4
68OUTAjmal to M Jayawardene, out Caught by Azhar Ali!! A repeat of his dismissal in the first innings. This one turns in sharply, Jayawardene prods forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads, the ball lobs off the pads to the left of short leg, where Azhar Ali takes a sharp catch. Mahela misses out on a fifty for the second time in the match. M Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 46(144) [4s-4 6s-1]127/5
69.1DROPPEDAjmal to P Jayawardene, no run, was that drop? This was again turns and bounces, P Jayawardene goes back and tries to nudge, replays show that the ball brushed the gloves on the way to Sarfraz, who puts down a tough chance down the leg-side127/5
70.1FOURRehman to P Jayawardene, FOUR, edged but four! Things have started to happen once the ball was changed, this was flighted and turns away, P Jayawardene pushes and gets an outside edge that does not carry to Younis at first slip, the ball goes through him for a boundary132/5
72.3OTHERTalha to Mathews, leg byes, 1 run, good length delivery swings back in, Mathews shuffles across and is rapped on the pads, umpire Ravi was not interested in the appeal, but Misbah opts for the review and the Hawk- Eye shows that it was hitting leg-stump, hence the decision that Ravi made stays138/5
73.5FOURAjmal to P Jayawardene, FOUR, floated outside off, Jayawardene gets on his knees and sweeps, the ball was in the air and just evades the man at mid wicket, good positive intent that from the wicket-keeper145/5
74.1FOURTalha to P Jayawardene, FOUR, width on offer, Jayawardene cashes in as he rocks back and slashes the cut in the air to the third man fence, he beats the square third man fielder comfortably150/5
74.3FOURTalha to P Jayawardene, FOUR, pitched up on off-stump, Jayawardene comes well forward and drives it past mid-on with the full face of the bat, the timing takes it to the fence154/5
75.5FOURRehman to P Jayawardene, FOUR, quicker and outside off, Jayawardene goes on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to steer it to the third man fence, he used the pace of the ball there159/5
78FOURRehman to Mathews, FOUR, short and outside off, it was asking to be put away and Mathews does not miss out, he rocks back and cuts it past the man at backward point for a boundary168/5
81.4FOURRehman to P Jayawardene, FOUR, bit short and outside off, Jayawardene waits for and plays a delicate late cut, the new ball races away to the third man fence177/5
83.1FOURTalha to Mathews, FOUR, well that was surprising, fuller length outside off, Mathews gives the charge and lofts it towards deep extra cover, the ball just about trickled into the fence185/5
83.3FOURTalha to Mathews, FOUR, bouncer on the body, Mathews goes for the pull and gets a top edge, the ball flies over the keeper189/5
83.4OUTTalha to Mathews, out Caught by Manzoor!! Mathews goes trying to get some quick runs. Another short delivery, Mathews goes for the hook and gets a top edge, the ball goes high and straight to the man at deep square leg, where Manzoor takes a good catch. Mathews c Manzoor b Talha 31(128) [4s-4]189/6
84.1FOURJunaid Khan to Dilruwan Perera, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Perera drives it in the air but in the gap, straightaway positive intent being shown by the new batsman194/6
90.1OUTRehman to Dilruwan Perera, out Caught by Azhar Ali!! Stunner from Ali gets rid off Perera. This was a tossed up delivery which goes straight on, Perera prods forward and gets an inside edge, the ball lobs off the pads to the left of short leg, where Ali dives and grabs it with one-hand. Dilruwan Perera c Azhar Ali b Rehman 8(22) [4s-1]203/7
90.2OUTRehman to Herath, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Herath bags a king pair in this Test. This was a flighted delivery outside off, Herath comes forward and runs it off the face of the bat to Younis at first slip who takes an easy catch. Rehman is on a hat-trick. Herath c Younis Khan b Rehman 0(1)203/8
95.3OUTAjmal to P Jayawardene, out Caught by Azhar Ali!! Jayawardene misses out on a fifty. The single that he denied proved costly. This was a flighted delivery, that bounces a bit more, Jayawardene comes half forward to defend, the ball takes the inside edge and lobs off the pads to short leg, where Ali takes the simplest of catches. P Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 49(88) [4s-6]209/9
98.3OTHERRehman to Lakmal, no run, arm-ball that skids on, Lakmal comes forward and looks to defend but the ball strikes him on the pads, umpire Ravi was quick to say not-out, Rehman asked Misbah to go for the review and the Hawk-Eye showed that the impact was outside off210/9
101.4OUTAjmal to Eranga, out Caught by Rehman!! At last Pakistan get the final wicket. This was the doosra outside off, Eranga comes down the track and looks to go big but the ball squirts off the outside edge to backward point, where Rehman takes a good low catch. Eranga c Rehman b Ajmal 3(32)214/10

Batting: Pakistan

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.3FOUREranga to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, evidence of intent from Shehzad. This was straying on to the pads, Shehzad tucks it uppishly to the deep square leg fence8/0
1.4FOUREranga to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Eranga errs too full and straight, Shehzad stamps his authority with another uppish flick that races to the deep square leg fence again12/0
2.5FOURLakmal to Manzoor, FOUR, Pakistan are in an aggressive mood. This was a length ball outside off, Manzoor sashays down the track and cracks this past cover, the ball scurries away to the fence20/0
6.3OUTLakmal to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by D Karunaratne!! Shehzad perishes by the sword. He slams his bat in disgust after he failed to middle this. This was slightly back of a length and outside off, Shehzad seeks to tuck this one uppishly in front of square but picks out Karunaratne, who completes a straightforward catch at deep square leg. Ahmed Shehzad c D Karunaratne b Lakmal 21(20) [4s-2]35/1
6.5FOURLakmal to Azhar Ali, FOUR, short of length and width on offer as well, Ali exploits it as he slaps this square of the wicket on the off-shot39/1
9OUTLakmal to Manzoor, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! The bouncer does Manzoor in. This was short and down leg, Manzoor tries to fend it away but the ball brushes the glove and Jayawardene accepts the catch with glee. Will this wicket force Pakistan to reassess their strategy? Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 21(27) [4s-1]48/2
20FOURMathews to Younis Khan, FOUR, shortish and outside off, Younis Khan brings out a swivel-pull, the ball races away to the backward square leg fence, there was no chance for Silva in the deep91/2
21.5OUTMathews to Younis Khan, out Caught by Sangakkara!! Mathews pulls out the pump of the fist celebration as Younis Khan picks out Sanga. This was shortish and on middle, Younis Khan miscues the pull right down the gullet of Sanga at mid-wicket. Pakistan slump to 97-3.Younis Khan c Sangakkara b Mathews 29(42) [4s-1]97/3
23.2FOURMathews to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, BOOM! Sarfraz Ahmed dances down the track and whacks this length ball for a one bounce four wide of long on.105/3
25.3FOUREranga to Azhar Ali, FOUR, juicy full toss outside off, Ali comes well forward and drills the drive past the cover the fielder, the ball races away across the turf to the deep extra cover fence116/3
26.3FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, amazing shot! This was flighted outside leg-stump, Sarfraz makes room and lofts it inside out, he had timed it too well for it to the reach the deep extra cover fence122/3
28.1FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, tossed up on leg-stump, Sarfraz gets on his knees and sweeps it powerfully, he bisects the two fielder behind square to perfection132/3
28.2FOURHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR, flighted outside leg-stump, Sarfraz goes way outside leg and drives it hard to the deep extra cover fence, runs are coming thick and fast for the Pakistani's136/3
28.3SIXHerath to Sarfraz Ahmed, SIX, fabulous shot! Sarfraz has decided to go after the left-armer, this was floated again outside leg, Sarfraz dances down the pitch and lofts it over the deep mid wicket fence for a maximum142/3
31.3OTHERMathews to Sarfraz Ahmed, leg byes, 1 run, on a length and coming back in, Sarfraz walks down and misses to get any bat, the ball hits him on the pad, umpire Ravi again makes a good decision, that review was taken in desperation153/3
32.2FOURHerath to Azhar Ali, FOUR, flighted down leg, Ali gets on his knees and paddles it fine, he is able to evade the man at short fine leg easily160/3
33.1FOURMathews to Sarfraz Ahmed, byes, FOUR, a beauty from Mathews, this one nips back in sharply, Sarfraz stays rooted to the crease and looks to drive, the ball goes past the inside edge and beats the keeper as well, who standing up to the stumps167/3
34.2OTHEREranga to Azhar Ali, 1 run, Azhar Ali gets to a well compiled fifty, its his 16th Test fifty, on a length outside off, he drives it on the up to sweeper cover172/3
35.2OTHERLakmal to Azhar Ali, no run, another yorker from Lakmal, Ali digs it out to square leg, Sarfraz wanted the single and yet again is sent back, the fielder has a shy at the stumps and misses to hit the stumps174/3
35.4FOURLakmal to Azhar Ali, FOUR, bit short and on the pads, Ali makes room and clips it elegantly between the two fielders in the deep on the leg-side, a much needed boundary for Pakistan178/3
36.4OUTEranga to Sarfraz Ahmed, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! End of a brilliant innings from Sarfraz. He walks back disappointed. This was a short delivery directed into the body, Sarfraz stands tall and looks to fend, the ball brushes the glove and goes off the sweater to Jayawardene who takes a good low catch. Third umpire was Bruce Oxenford, who took his time and made the right decision, as the replays suggest that there was glove involved. Sarfraz Ahmed c P Jayawardene b Eranga 48(46) [4s-4 6s-1]186/4
39.5FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, excellent shot! This was a short delivery, Misbah gets in line and pulls it to the fine leg fence, nice use of the wrist from the skipper as he kept it along the ground207/4
44.1FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, on a length on the off stump, Misbah reverse sweeps it adroitly to the third man fence228/4
46.2FOURHerath to Misbah, FOUR, slower through the air on middle, Misbah brings out his beloved reverse sweep and steers it away to the third man fence, that was too hot for Silva's slide in the deep240/4
52FOUREranga to Azhar Ali, FOUR, half tracker outside off, Ali cashes in as he flays it past a diving backward point, the ball races away to the third man. Younis Khan enjoyed that shot as he cheers from the dressing room262/4
53.3OTHEREranga to Misbah, 1 run, full toss on the pads, Misbah clips it away to long leg to march to his 3rd successive fifty. The crowd are on their feet to salute their skipper270/4
54.3FOURLakmal to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Ali has belted that! This was a length ball on off, Ali wallops it between mid-wicket and mid-on, the ball goes on the bounce to the fence. Timely hit this from Azhar279/4
54.5OTHERLakmal to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, another length delivery outside off, Ali backs away and slaps it uppishly over extra cover to raise his 5th Test ton. He punches his fist and celebrates wildy. Misbah wraps Ali up with a bear hug. What a battling knock this has been!283/4
55.1OTHEREranga to Misbah, 1 run, fullish on middle, whisked away to deep mid wicket286/4
56.1FOURLakmal to Misbah, FOUR, length ball on middle and leg, Misbah gets inside the line and tonks it in the gap between deep square leg and deep fine leg294/4
56.3OUTLakmal to Azhar Ali, out Caught by P Jayawardene!! Edged and caught behind! Ali scoots off the field in a bid to save precious time. This was a good length delivery just a smidge outside off, Azhar Ali backs away and aims for a reckless hoick, the ball grazes the outside edge and carries at a good height to the keeper. Actually, the ball had kissed the top of off before nestling into the gloves of the keeper but the bails did not come off. Azhar Ali c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 103(137) [4s-6]295/5