Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Mar 26-30, 2006
26,27,28,29,30 March 2006 (5-day match)
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga lbw b Mohammad Asif 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 Asif strikes early! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga shuffles across but plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Pakistan off to a good start here 0/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b Umar Gul 6 15 8 1 0 75.00
3.2 Gul too joins the party! short of a good length delivery, bit too close to the off stump line but Jayasuriya goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, how often have we seen this happen! 10/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Mohammad Asif 8 30 22 1 0 36.36
6.6 Asif! good length delivery and this one came back into the left-hander, Sangakkara shoulders arms thinking that the ball will go away and the off stump is pegged back, classic dismissal 18/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 1 30 20 0 0 5.00
9.4 another one bites the dust! short of a good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and shaping away further, Jayawardene needlessly follows it and ends up with a thick edge, Akmal dives across to his right and takes a good low catch - Sri Lanka four down and in deep trouble here. 26/4
View dismissal TT Samaraweera b Mohammad Asif 4 29 16 0 0 25.00
12.6 goodness me! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from way outside the off stump, Samaraweera shoulders arms, ball swings in and clips the leg stump! amazing delivery! Asif adds one more to the list - Sri Lanka five down 32/5
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria 69 152 106 10 0 65.09
45.3 thats yet another great catch from Younis Khan! this one, from round the stumps, pitches on leg stumps and turns across Dilshan who comes forward and defends, the turns just manages to take the outside edge of the bat and flies to the left of Younis Khan at first slip, whose reflexes have been very good today - moves quickly to his left and pouches a wonderful catch. 149/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 46 122 90 6 0 51.11
42.5 and Asif strikes! short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and angling across the right-hander, Maharoof flashes hard at it and the ball files off the outside edge, Younis Khan at second slip plucks it out of thin air, blinder of a catch to end a fantastic partnership 143/6
View dismissal HMCM Bandara b Danish Kaneria 16 23 16 3 0 100.00
47.4 beauty!! same delivery as the previous ball, the difference is this time around its a googly, Bandara comes forward to defend, there's a tiny gap between the bat and pad, that gap is enough for the ball to squeeze through and crash into the stumps. That was spin bowling at its best! 162/8
View dismissal CRD Fernando c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Danish Kaneria 16 53 42 0 1 38.09
57.5 all over! tossed up and turning away, Fernando drives on the up, Inzi at silly point takes a fantastic catch to end the innings, tapped it up nicely and took it on the second attempt. Sri Lanka fold up for 185 185/10
View dismissal SL Malinga c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Shahid Afridi 8 34 19 1 0 42.10
56.2 and gone! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malinga scoops it in the air towards midwicket, probably came of the leading edge, Inzi moves in from the edge of the cricle and takes it comfortably, Afridi gets one to his name, Sri Lanka nine down. 177/9
M Muralitharan not out 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 1) 11
  Total (all out; 57.5 overs; 251 mins) 185 (3.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 16 5 41 4 2.56 71 5 0
0.4 to Tharanga, Asif strikes early! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga shuffles across but plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Pakistan off to a good start here 0/1
6.6 to Sangakkara, Asif! good length delivery and this one came back into the left-hander, Sangakkara shoulders arms thinking that the ball will go away and the off stump is pegged back, classic dismissal 18/3
12.6 to Samaraweera, goodness me! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from way outside the off stump, Samaraweera shoulders arms, ball swings in and clips the leg stump! amazing delivery! Asif adds one more to the list - Sri Lanka five down 32/5
42.5 to Maharoof, and Asif strikes! short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and angling across the right-hander, Maharoof flashes hard at it and the ball files off the outside edge, Younis Khan at second slip plucks it out of thin air, blinder of a catch to end a fantastic partnership 143/6
View wickets Umar Gul 12 2 41 2 3.41 63 7 0 (1w)
3.2 to Jayasuriya, Gul too joins the party! short of a good length delivery, bit too close to the off stump line but Jayasuriya goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, how often have we seen this happen! 10/2
9.4 to Jayawardene, another one bites the dust! short of a good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and shaping away further, Jayawardene needlessly follows it and ends up with a thick edge, Akmal dives across to his right and takes a good low catch - Sri Lanka four down and in deep trouble here. 26/4
  Abdul Razzaq 10 1 43 0 4.30 42 6 0
View wickets Danish Kaneria 17.5 3 44 3 2.46 83 3 1
45.3 to Dilshan, thats yet another great catch from Younis Khan! this one, from round the stumps, pitches on leg stumps and turns across Dilshan who comes forward and defends, the turns just manages to take the outside edge of the bat and flies to the left of Younis Khan at first slip, whose reflexes have been very good today - moves quickly to his left and pouches a wonderful catch. 149/7
47.4 to Bandara, beauty!! same delivery as the previous ball, the difference is this time around its a googly, Bandara comes forward to defend, there's a tiny gap between the bat and pad, that gap is enough for the ball to squeeze through and crash into the stumps. That was spin bowling at its best! 162/8
57.5 to Fernando, all over! tossed up and turning away, Fernando drives on the up, Inzi at silly point takes a fantastic catch to end the innings, tapped it up nicely and took it on the second attempt. Sri Lanka fold up for 185 185/10
View wicket Shahid Afridi 2 0 6 1 3.00 9 1 0
56.2 to Malinga, and gone! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malinga scoops it in the air towards midwicket, probably came of the leading edge, Inzi moves in from the edge of the cricle and takes it comfortably, Afridi gets one to his name, Sri Lanka nine down. 177/9
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c Tharanga b Maharoof 13 30 28 3 0 46.42
7.4 got'm! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malik tamely turns it away straight to Tharanga at short square leg, easy catch held, Maharoof with the all important breakthrough. 25/1
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Bandara b Malinga 69 139 90 13 0 76.66
29.5 gone! short rising delivery, angling across after pitching in line, Farhat needlessly goes after it and falls right into the trap, ball clips the leading edge and flies down to fine leg, Bandara in the deep judges it to perfection 122/4
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
7.5 Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery outside the off stump, again nothing special there, Younis Khan prods at it away from his body, ball clips the bottom edge of the bat and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, two wickets in two ball and Maharoof is on a hat-trick here! 25/2
View dismissal Faisal Iqbal c Maharoof b Malinga 2 7 6 0 0 33.33
8.6 short rising delivery on the stumps, Iqbal goes for the pull and the ball files off the top-edge, Maharoof at deep fine leg nicely settles under it, Malinga strikes! Pakistan three down and in a spot of bother here. 28/3
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 31 110 68 3 0 45.58
33.3 gone! short of a good length delivery, slanting away from the right-hander, this one kicked off after hitting the deck, Inzi moves across looking to drive, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, what a wicket! 127/5
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq b Maharoof 8 32 34 0 0 23.52
37.4 Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery, this one pitched outside the off stump and jagged back in sharply, Razzaq plays away from his body, a lazy looking shot, ball slants in just enough to beat the inside edge, clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, Pakistan six down - Sri Lanka off a good start here. 138/6
View dismissal Shahid Afridi b Muralitharan 14 38 21 1 0 66.66
42.2 bowled'm! classic off-spinner's dismissal, flat and turning back in sharply, Afridi mis-reads the lenght, goes back to cut and gets beaten by a long way, ball turns in just enough to clip the off stump. That's Murali's first wicket of the match, Pakistan seven down! 154/7
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Tharanga b Muralitharan 27 79 55 3 0 49.09
54.4 all over! tossed up and turning in, Akmal goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball goes straight to Tharanga at short leg who takes invasive action and in the process the ball gets stuck between his hand and the shoulder, that was a painful blow but Tharanga nicely held on to the ball. 176/10
View dismissal Umar Gul lbw b Muralitharan 2 18 16 0 0 12.50
46.3 turning in from outside the off stump, Gul gets his left leg to the pitch of the delivery and shoulders arms, loud appeal and this time umpire Davis adjudicates in favour of the bowler, Murali third time lucky, Pakistan eight down 160/8
View dismissal Mohammad Asif b Malinga 0 34 17 0 0 0.00
53.6 fuller length delivery on the stumps, Asif is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the woodwork, Maliga gets one more to his name - Pakistan nine down. 172/9
Danish Kaneria not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, w 1, nb 8) 10
  Total (all out; 54.4 overs; 252 mins) 176 (3.21 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 12 3 30 3 2.50 58 4 0 (2nb, 1w)
8.6 to Faisal Iqbal, short rising delivery on the stumps, Iqbal goes for the pull and the ball files off the top-edge, Maharoof at deep fine leg nicely settles under it, Malinga strikes! Pakistan three down and in a spot of bother here. 28/3
29.5 to Imran Farhat, gone! short rising delivery, angling across after pitching in line, Farhat needlessly goes after it and falls right into the trap, ball clips the leading edge and flies down to fine leg, Bandara in the deep judges it to perfection 122/4
53.6 to Mohammad Asif, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Asif is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the woodwork, Maliga gets one more to his name - Pakistan nine down. 172/9
View wickets MF Maharoof 15 2 52 4 3.46 67 6 0 (3nb)
7.4 to Shoaib Malik, got'm! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malik tamely turns it away straight to Tharanga at short square leg, easy catch held, Maharoof with the all important breakthrough. 25/1
7.5 to Younis Khan, Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery outside the off stump, again nothing special there, Younis Khan prods at it away from his body, ball clips the bottom edge of the bat and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, two wickets in two ball and Maharoof is on a hat-trick here! 25/2
33.3 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, gone! short of a good length delivery, slanting away from the right-hander, this one kicked off after hitting the deck, Inzi moves across looking to drive, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, what a wicket! 127/5
37.4 to Abdul Razzaq, Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery, this one pitched outside the off stump and jagged back in sharply, Razzaq plays away from his body, a lazy looking shot, ball slants in just enough to beat the inside edge, clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, Pakistan six down - Sri Lanka off a good start here. 138/6
  CRD Fernando 3 0 20 0 6.66 13 3 0 (3nb)
  HMCM Bandara 7 1 32 0 4.57 29 6 0
View wickets M Muralitharan 17.4 4 41 3 2.32 84 4 0
42.2 to Shahid Afridi, bowled'm! classic off-spinner's dismissal, flat and turning back in sharply, Afridi mis-reads the lenght, goes back to cut and gets beaten by a long way, ball turns in just enough to clip the off stump. That's Murali's first wicket of the match, Pakistan seven down! 154/7
46.3 to Umar Gul, turning in from outside the off stump, Gul gets his left leg to the pitch of the delivery and shoulders arms, loud appeal and this time umpire Davis adjudicates in favour of the bowler, Murali third time lucky, Pakistan eight down 160/8
54.4 to Kamran Akmal, all over! tossed up and turning in, Akmal goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball goes straight to Tharanga at short leg who takes invasive action and in the process the ball gets stuck between his hand and the shoulder, that was a painful blow but Tharanga nicely held on to the ball. 176/10
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Imran Farhat b Danish Kaneria 72 175 133 12 0 54.13
43.1 tossed up and turning in from middle and off, Tharanga comes down the track looking to go over the fielder at mid-on but is beaten by the turn, ball clips the inner half of the bat and goes towards to mid-on, Farhat there moves across quickly to his left, dives across full length and takes a fantastic head high catch, Kaneria strikes! 127/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 13 60 33 2 0 39.39
14.2 got'm! another bouncer, angled in from outside the off stump, Jayasuriya falls for it this time, goes for the pull, a nothing shot in the end, ball clips the edge and goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps, Asif with the all important breakthrough. 53/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Shoaib Malik 185 453 326 22 0 56.74
123.3 GONE! Sangakkara goes for the sweep shot to a tossed up delivery, mishits it high in the air to deep midwicket, where Inzamam waits for the ball and takes the catch, good knock from Sangakkara comes to an end. 429/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Abdul Razzaq b Mohammad Asif 82 178 139 12 1 58.99
84.6 another well directed bouncer, this time Jayawardene goes after it and falls right into the trap! ball got big on him and the top-edge flies down to fine leg, Razzaq in the deep nicely settles under it, Asif with the breakthrough, end of a fine knock and a brilliant partnership 285/3
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Imran Farhat b Shahid Afridi 64 167 119 8 0 53.78
124.4 GONE! another wicket, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes down the track and looks to go over the extra-cover, hits it hard in the air, Imran Farhat times his jump and takes a good catch. 438/5
TM Dilshan not out 8 20 12 0 0 66.66
MF Maharoof not out 5 13 9 0 0 55.55
Extras (b 10, lb 6, nb 3) 19
  Total (5 wickets dec; 128 overs; 535 mins) 448 (3.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 23 4 71 2 3.08 102 10 0
14.2 to Jayasuriya, got'm! another bouncer, angled in from outside the off stump, Jayasuriya falls for it this time, goes for the pull, a nothing shot in the end, ball clips the edge and goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps, Asif with the all important breakthrough. 53/1
84.6 to Jayawardene, another well directed bouncer, this time Jayawardene goes after it and falls right into the trap! ball got big on him and the top-edge flies down to fine leg, Razzaq in the deep nicely settles under it, Asif with the breakthrough, end of a fine knock and a brilliant partnership 285/3
  Umar Gul 20 1 73 0 3.65 82 10 0
View wicket Danish Kaneria 36 5 138 1 3.83 152 21 1
43.1 to Tharanga, tossed up and turning in from middle and off, Tharanga comes down the track looking to go over the fielder at mid-on but is beaten by the turn, ball clips the inner half of the bat and goes towards to mid-on, Farhat there moves across quickly to his left, dives across full length and takes a fantastic head high catch, Kaneria strikes! 127/2
View wicket Shoaib Malik 15 2 48 1 3.20 62 4 0
123.3 to Sangakkara, GONE! Sangakkara goes for the sweep shot to a tossed up delivery, mishits it high in the air to deep midwicket, where Inzamam waits for the ball and takes the catch, good knock from Sangakkara comes to an end. 429/4
View wicket Shahid Afridi 21 0 57 1 2.71 78 2 0
124.4 to Samaraweera, GONE! another wicket, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes down the track and looks to go over the extra-cover, hits it hard in the air, Imran Farhat times his jump and takes a good catch. 438/5
  Abdul Razzaq 12 1 43 0 3.58 56 8 0 (3nb)
  Imran Farhat 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 458 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Shoaib Malik not out 148 488 369 21 2 40.10
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Jayawardene b Muralitharan 34 115 69 5 0 49.27
26.6 and the master strikes! flat delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, perfect line and length, Farhat is sucked forward and the ball turns away just enough to kiss the outside edge, Jayawardene at first slip dives across to his left and takes a good catch 59/1
View dismissal Younis Khan b Muralitharan 8 17 12 2 0 66.66
30.6 Murali strikes again! another classic off-spinner's dismissal! tossed up and turning in, Younis Khan is foxed by the flight and the turn, goes back to cut but fails to connect and the ball crashes into the furniture, that was too close to cut and Khan pays dearly for the poor choice of shot 71/2
View dismissal Faisal Iqbal lbw b Maharoof 60 193 161 6 0 37.26
81.2 got'm! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from outside the off stump and Iqbal gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Maharoof with the breakthrough! 186/3
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c Dilshan b Muralitharan 48 112 89 8 0 53.93
109.5 gone! quicker delivery, ball grips the surface and turns in sharply, Inzi pushes forward to defend, ball clips the pad, hits the face of the bat and goes straight to Dilshan at silly point. Murali gets one more to 267/4
Abdul Razzaq not out 20 45 31 4 0 64.51
Extras (b 6, lb 7, w 1, nb 5) 19
  Total (4 wickets; 121 overs; 488 mins) 337 (2.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 13 3 44 0 3.38 61 7 0
View wicket MF Maharoof 23 8 70 1 3.04 109 9 0 (4nb)
81.2 to Faisal Iqbal, got'm! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from outside the off stump and Iqbal gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Maharoof with the breakthrough! 186/3
View wickets M Muralitharan 42 13 94 3 2.23 207 11 2 (1nb)
26.6 to Imran Farhat, and the master strikes! flat delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, perfect line and length, Farhat is sucked forward and the ball turns away just enough to kiss the outside edge, Jayawardene at first slip dives across to his left and takes a good catch 59/1
30.6 to Younis Khan, Murali strikes again! another classic off-spinner's dismissal! tossed up and turning in, Younis Khan is foxed by the flight and the turn, goes back to cut but fails to connect and the ball crashes into the furniture, that was too close to cut and Khan pays dearly for the poor choice of shot 71/2
109.5 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, gone! quicker delivery, ball grips the surface and turns in sharply, Inzi pushes forward to defend, ball clips the pad, hits the face of the bat and goes straight to Dilshan at silly point. Murali gets one more to 267/4
  CRD Fernando 15 3 40 0 2.66 72 6 0 (1w)
  HMCM Bandara 14 4 35 0 2.50 70 5 0
  ST Jayasuriya 13 3 37 0 2.84 64 7 0
  TM Dilshan 1 0 4 0 4.00 5 1 0

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to field
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - TH Wijewardene
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Close of play
  • Sun, 26 Mar - day 1 - no play
  • Mon, 27 Mar - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 124/4 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 30*, Abdul Razzaq 1*, 32 ov)
  • Tue, 28 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 242/2 (KC Sangakkara 77*, DPMD Jayawardene 69*, 73 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Mar - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 89/2 (Shoaib Malik 30*, Faisal Iqbal 9*, 41 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Mar - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 337/4 (121 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
General
    • 4th Umpire - MG Silva
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings: 50 in 18.5 overs
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings: 100 in 31.1 overs
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings: 150 in 46.2 overs
    • TM Dilshan (1) 50 in 69 balls with 8 fours
    • Pakistan 1st innings: 50 in 14.1 overs
    • Pakistan 1st innings: 100 in 24.1 overs
    • Imran Farhat (1) 50 in 65 balls with 9 fours
    • Pakistan 1st innings: 150 in 40.2 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 50 in 13.6 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 100 in 31.4 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 150 in 48.2 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 200 in 63.3 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 250 in 75.6 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 300 in 90.5 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 350 in 104.2 overs
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 400 in 115.4 overs
    • WU Tharanga (2) 50 in 87 balls with 9 fours
    • KC Sangakkara (2) 50 in 123 balls with 5 fours
    • KC Sangakkara (2) 100 in 209 balls with 13 fours
    • KC Sangakkara (2) 150 in 280 balls with 18 fours
    • DPMD Jayawardene (2) 50 in 72 balls with 7 fours and 1 six
    • TT Samaraweera (2) 50 in 101 balls with 7 fours
    • Pakistan 2nd innings: 50 in 15.4 overs
 
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