Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2005/06 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, again bit wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, OUT, 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

WU Tharanga lbw b Mohammad Asif 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, short and down leg, Sangakkara plays and misses, appeal for lbw turned down

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, defended down on the leg side

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 0/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    1-1-0-1
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

1.1

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, short delivery down the leg side, Jayasuriya goes after it and gets beaten

1.2

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, and again, this time bit of width offered outside the off stump, Jayasuriya cuts hard but gets nowhere with the shot

1.3

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, off the mark! short of a good length delivery, shaping away from the left-hander, Jayasuriya stands tall on the back-foot and pulls it away to deep midwicket, not a well timed shot

1.4

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, better line and length, defended watchfully

1.5

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, 4 byes, way down the leg side, Jayasuriya was a swish at it but fails to make contact, Akmal got a touch on it but still the ball raced away to the fine leg fence

1.6

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayasuriya defends it

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 6/1
ST Jayasuriya    2* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-0
KC Sangakkara    0* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    1-1-0-1

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length, Sangakkara defends it down to mid-on

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, line and length, bit of shape away from the left-hander, Sangakkara beaten all ends up

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Sangakkara leaves it through to the keeper

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, Sangakkara not interested

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good length but down leg, Sangakkara defends

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 3 (maiden) Sri Lanka 6/1
KC Sangakkara    0* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    2-2-0-1
ST Jayasuriya    2* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Jayasuriya stands tall on the back-foot and carves it away to the backward point fence, typical Jayasuriya shot

3.2

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, OUT, 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!

ST Jayasuriya b Umar Gul 6 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Went at it with an angled bat, ball moved in just a touch, cramping Jayasuriya for room. Jayawardene is the next man in.

3.3

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, excellent delivery fist up, Jayawardene beaten outside the off stump

3.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

And it starts to rain! Covers are called in and the players rush back to the pavilion. At the moment it's pouring down and more covers are called for, hopefully it's just a passing shower, we will take a break and will be back with more updates as things move along. It has stopped raining and the light is good, play will resume soon.

3.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, shaping away from the right-hander, Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper

3.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery and this one came back in, Jayawardene reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper, end of a good over

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 10/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (4b)      Umar Gul    2-0-6-1
KC Sangakkara    0* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    2-2-0-1

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery, hint of away swing, Sangakkara shoulders arms

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, opens up Sangakkara and the edge is produced, ball races away to the third man fence

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good length but wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good line and back of a length, Sangakkara pulls off the back-foot but the shot is not timed well enough and the ball goes back to the bowler

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned away off the pads to fine leg for an easy single

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, no run, beauty! good length delivery, this one nipped back in shaprly, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, impact was touch outside the line of the off stump and that saves him, another good over comes to an end

End of over 5 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 15/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    3-2-5-1
KC Sangakkara    5* (13b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-6-1

5.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, pitched on middle and off and shaping away late, Sangakkara is beaten comprehensively, Akmal dives across to his left and takes it cleanly

5.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 2 runs, worked away off the pads to the fine leg region, runs hard and comes back for the second

5.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Sangakkara plays late and works it away behind square on the leg side

5.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump

5.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, slightly short and swinging away, no shot offered

5.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, probing delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene defends on the front-foot and is beaten by the late away movement, another fine over from Gul comes to an end

End of over 6 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 18/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (8b)      Umar Gul    3-0-9-1
KC Sangakkara    8* (16b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-2-5-1

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, in the channel and shaping away late, Sangakkara is beaten outside the off stump, was looking to drive on the up

Four slips and a gully waiting!

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length, Sangakkara once again beaten by the late away movement

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Sangakkara watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, OUT, 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

KC Sangakkara b Mohammad Asif 8 (30m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

First five balls of the over shaped away from the left-hander and the last one came back in, Sangakkara fell right into the trap - Asif on a roll here!

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 18/3
     Mohammad Asif    4-3-5-2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (8b)      Umar Gul    3-0-9-1

7.1

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, drivern away towards cover

7.2

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length, Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper

7.3

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside the off stump

7.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side

7.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, hint of away movement, Jayawardene defends on the back-foot and the ball zips past the outside edge

7.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 8 (maiden) Sri Lanka 18/3
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (14b)      Umar Gul    4-1-9-1
TT Samaraweera    0* (0b)      Mohammad Asif    4-3-5-2

8.1

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Samaraweera gets a good stride forward and drives it through the gap between cover fielders, good positive shot to get off the mark

8.2

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, no run, swinging back into the right-hander, Jayawardene fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

8.3

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, nicely turned away to fine leg for an easy single

8.4

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, bouncer on the stumps, no shot offered

8.5

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended with an angled bat and the ball rolls away towards gully

8.6

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Samaraweera shoulders arms and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 22/3
TT Samaraweera    3* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    5-3-9-2
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (16b)      Umar Gul    4-1-9-1

9.1

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside the off stump, shaping away late but bit too wide to interest Jayawardene

9.2

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, 4 leg byes, quicker delivery, Gul strays down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rockets away to the fine leg fence, welcome runs for Sri Lanka

9.3

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Jayawardene stands tall on the back-foot and drives it away towards point

9.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, OUT, 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.

DPMD Jayawardene c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 1 (30m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.00

That was a horrible shot to play given the situation, Dilshan is the next man in.

9.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Dilshan leaves it alone for the keeper

9.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, bit off width offered outside the off stump and Dilshan jabs it away to the third man fence, good clean shot to get off the mark

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 30/4
TM Dilshan    4* (2b 1x4)      Umar Gul    5-1-13-2
TT Samaraweera    3* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    5-3-9-2

10.1

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.2

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, good line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

10.3

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, nudged away behind square for an easy single

10.4

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in, Dilshan leaves it alone for the keeper, gutsy leave that

10.5

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Dilshan stands his ground and drives hard but fails to make contact, well bowled Asif

10.6

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, another beauty and once again Dilshan is beaten by the late away movement, end of a fantastic over

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka 31/4
TM Dilshan    4* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-3-10-2
TT Samaraweera    4* (7b)      Umar Gul    5-1-13-2

11.1

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Samaraweera ducks under it

11.2

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, good length delivery and this time the ball jagged back in, Samaraweera is beaten all the ends up and the ball crashes into the pad, missing leg by a long way, half-hearted appeal turned down

11.3

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, good line and length delivery, Samaraweera leaves it through to the keeper

11.4

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, left alone outside the off stump

11.5

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, ripper! drifting in with the arm and shaping away after hitting the deck, Samaraweera was clueless, ball missed the outside edge by a whisker

11.6

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, defended down to mid-off

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 31/4
TT Samaraweera    4* (13b)      Umar Gul    6-2-13-2
TM Dilshan    4* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-3-10-2

12.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, the one that comes back into the right-hander, Dilshan pushes forward to defend and ends up with an inside edge onto his pad

12.2

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside the off stump

12.3

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, pitched up and shaping away, Dilshan forces it away well wide of Kaneria at cover, quick single taken

12.4

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, defended outside the off stump

12.5

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, no run, line and length delivery, hint of swing, Samaraweera gets right behind the line and defends it down on the off side

12.6

Mohammad Asif to Samaraweera, OUT, 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

TT Samaraweera b Mohammad Asif 4 (29m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Another batsman departs beaten by the swing, Maharoof is the next man in.

End of over 13 (1 run) Sri Lanka 32/5
     Mohammad Asif    7-3-11-3
TM Dilshan    5* (8b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-2-13-2

13.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run

13.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run

13.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run

13.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, inside edge and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg

13.5

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, good line and length, Maharoof defends it away towards cover

13.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

End of over 14 (1 run) Sri Lanka 33/5
MF Maharoof    0* (2b)      Umar Gul    7-2-14-2
TM Dilshan    6* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-3-11-3

14.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good line but too full, driven straight back down the track, Asif does well on his followthrough

14.2

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, length but down leg, Dilshan fails to connect and the ball roll away after hitting the pad

14.3

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan gets forward and forces it away well wide of the cover fielder, quick single taken

14.4

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Maharoof defends it away towards cover

14.5

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, sends down a short one, Maharoof ducks under it

14.6

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, wide outside the off stump, Maharoof leaves it through to the keeper

First bowling change of the day, Abdul Razzaq replaces Gul.

End of over 15 (1 run) Sri Lanka 34/5
MF Maharoof    0* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    8-3-12-3
TM Dilshan    7* (15b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-2-14-2

15.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dilshan gets hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down and rightly so

15.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, lenght ball down the leg side, Dilshan swings hard but makes no contact

15.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of in swing, Dilshan defends on the front-foot and the ball races away off the outside edge

15.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads to deep square leg

15.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, on the stumps and Dilshan works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

15.6

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, Maharoof defends on the back-foot and the ball roll away towards midwicket, end of a good over for Sri Lanka

Asif to continue.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 41/5
MF Maharoof    0* (6b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    14* (20b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-3-12-3

16.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, FOUR, good length and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan gets forward and drives it away through the wide gap between the cover fielders, long chase ends in vain

16.2

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 3 runs, good length delivery on the stumps, Dilshan drives eyeing the midwicket fence and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat, runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the third

16.3

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

16.4

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump

16.5

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line with the off stump and shaping away late, Maharoof had to play at it and the ball zips past the outside edge, close call

16.6

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, on the stumps, defended on the back-foot, Maharoof survives

End of over 17 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 48/5
MF Maharoof    0* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    9-3-19-3
TM Dilshan    21* (22b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-7-0

17.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, driven away towards extra cover

17.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts hard but fails to make contact

17.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, defended outside the off stump

17.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, driven down to mid-off

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, driven down to mid-off

17.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, slower delivery, drifting down the leg side and Dilshan gets hit on the pad

End of over 18 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 49/5
TM Dilshan    21* (28b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-1-7-0
MF Maharoof    0* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    9-3-19-3

18.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven down to mid-off

18.2

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dilshan stands tall on the back-foot and punches it straight back to the bowler

18.3

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-off

18.4

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run

18.5

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off stump, bit of width offered and Dilshan hammers it through cover point, just stood up on the back-foot and came down hard on the ball, no stopping that

18.6

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, driven off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at cover

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 53/5
TM Dilshan    25* (34b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    10-3-23-3
MF Maharoof    0* (10b)      Abdul Razzaq    2-1-7-0

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, 1 run, defended on the off side, quick single taken

19.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan drives hard, ball clips the outside edge races away to the third man fence

19.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run

19.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, driven off the back-foot to mid-off

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, worked away towards midwicket

19.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, short ball, coming in with the angle, Dilshan pulls but fails to make contact, ball hits the helmet and pops up over the slips

Danish Kanerai into the attack now

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 59/5
TM Dilshan    29* (39b 5x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-1-12-0
MF Maharoof    1* (11b)      Mohammad Asif    10-3-23-3

20.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, tossed up and turning away, no shot offered

20.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, full and on the stumps, swept away to fine leg for an easy single

20.3

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, full and turning away, driven straight to the fielder at gully

20.4

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, flighted delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away sharply, Maharoof pushes forward to defend and gets beaten by a long way

20.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, length ball, Maharoof defends

20.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, wide delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 60/5
MF Maharoof    1* (15b)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0
TM Dilshan    30* (41b 5x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-1-12-0

21.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dilshan moves across a bit and plays it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off

21.2

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, good line and length delivery, Maharoof quickly gets back and drives it away towards cover

21.3

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg

21.4

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, short delivery down the leg side

21.5

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

21.6

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof drives off the back-foot and gets it past the diving fielder at mid-off

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 64/5
MF Maharoof    4* (20b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-1-16-0
TM Dilshan    31* (42b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0

22.1

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away, Maharoof shoulders arms

22.2

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, FOUR, pitched up in the slot outside the off stump and Maharoof nicely drives it away through extra cover

22.3

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run

22.4

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, 1 run

22.5

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, with offered outside the off stump and Dilshan cuts it away through cover point

22.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 23 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 70/5
MF Maharoof    9* (25b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    32* (43b 5x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-1-16-0

23.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball, Dilshan gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away behind square on the leg side

23.2

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

23.3

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, off-cutter, Maharoof moves across, gets right behind the line and defends it down on the off side

23.4

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump

23.5

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, bit wide and Maharoof leaves it through to the keeper

23.6

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, again bit too wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

And that's lunch on day two. Earlier in the day Inzi won the toss and elected to bowl first, Asif and Gul made full use of the overcast conditions and quickly Sri Lanka were reduced to 32 for 5 in just the 13th over. Dilshan and Maharoof have so far added 39 runs for the 6th wicket. We will be back in 30 minutes time (7:10 GMT) with the post lunch session - do join us then. Welcome back. Conditions are much better now, the ground is bathed in sun shine and hopefully it will stay that way. Dilshan on strike and it will be Umar Gul start proceedings after lunch.

End of over 24 (1 run) Sri Lanka 71/5
MF Maharoof    9* (30b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-1-17-0
TM Dilshan    33* (44b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-7-0

24.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, starts off with a full length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan leaves it through to the keeper

24.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 wide, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling away further, out of reach and it's rightly called a wide

24.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Dilshan drives it hard into the track, Gul on his follow through takes it on the bounce

24.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 2 runs, short ball, coming in with the angle, pulled away off the back-foot to deep backward square leg, Kaneria moves across in the deep and cuts off the boundary

24.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Dilshan drives away from his body and the ball goes past the outside edge, close call

24.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, driven away towards cover, good shot for no runs

24.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, fraction short, punched off the back-foot and the ball rolls down to mid-on

Razzaq to continue from the other end.

End of over 25 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 74/5
TM Dilshan    35* (50b 5x4)      Umar Gul    8-2-17-2
MF Maharoof    9* (30b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-1-17-0

25.1

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, right on the money straightaway, Maharoof defends on the front-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

25.2

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run

25.3

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof gets well forward and drives it through the gap between mid-off and cover, lovely shot

25.4

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, off-cutter, defended on the front-foot and the ball rolls back down the track

25.5

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof drives, nicely opening the face of the bat and the ball races away past Malik at point, two more added to the total

25.6

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, better line and length, defended on the front-foot

End of over 26 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 80/5
MF Maharoof    15* (36b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    6-1-23-0
TM Dilshan    35* (50b 5x4)      Umar Gul    8-2-17-2

26.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, width offered outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the point region, not a well timed shot

26.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, four more! good length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan steps forward and drills it through the gap between the cover fielders, boundary brings up the 50 partnership

26.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle, Dilshan rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, good clean hit, Dilshan on the move now

26.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the back-foot, gets it past the fielder at cover and an easy single is added to the total

26.5

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, off-cutter, Maharoof plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, impact was well outside the line of the off stump and the lbw appeal is turned down

26.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, left alone outside the off stump, end of a good over for Sri Lanka

Kaneria replaces Razzaq.

End of over 27 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 89/5
MF Maharoof    15* (38b 2x4)      Umar Gul    9-2-26-2
TM Dilshan    44* (54b 7x4)      Abdul Razzaq    6-1-23-0

27.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, tossed up and turning away, defended on the back-foot

Slip and a silly point in place.

27.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, fuller length, again turning away from the right-hander, Dilshan drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards point

27.3

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, cut away off the back-foot to the point region, was the quicker delivery

27.4

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder, easy single

27.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, tossed up and turning away, defended on the front-foot

27.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, 1 run, edged away well wide of the fielder at gully, quick single to end the over

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 91/5
MF Maharoof    16* (40b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-0-9-0
TM Dilshan    45* (58b 7x4)      Umar Gul    9-2-26-2

28.1

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, defended on the back-foot, solid shot

28.2

Umar Gul to Maharoof, FOUR, width offered outside the off stump and Maharoof goes hard at it, ball clips the edge and races away to the third man fence

28.3

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended down on the leg side

28.4

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Maharoof gets behind the line and defends it towards midwicket

28.5

Umar Gul to Maharoof, 2 runs, short ball, Maharoff pulls, gets under it a bit and the ball files down to deep midwicket

28.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run

End of over 29 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 97/5
MF Maharoof    22* (46b 3x4)      Umar Gul    10-2-32-2
TM Dilshan    45* (58b 7x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-0-9-0

29.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, tossed up and close to the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler, came off the inner half of the bat

29.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, tight delivery, defended leaning well forward

29.3

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, close to the off stump line, turning away from the right-hander, Dilshan rocks back and cuts hard but fails to get it past the man at point

29.4

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, Dilshan sweeps across the break and gets it away to deep fine leg for an easy single

29.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, defended down on the off side, fielded by the man at silly point

29.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, quicker delivery, pitched on middle and leg and turning across, Maharoof gets well forward and nicely plays it away on the leg side

End of over 30 (1 run) Sri Lanka 98/5
MF Maharoof    22* (48b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-0-10-0
TM Dilshan    46* (62b 7x4)      Umar Gul    10-2-32-2

30.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Dilshan gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it away well in front of square leg, easy single

30.2

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

30.3

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, came in a touch, Maharoof moves across a bit, gets right behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

30.4

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point

Two slips and a gully in place.

30.5

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, short of a good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Maharoof fails to connect

30.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, surprise bouncer to end the over, Maharoof stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down, well played in the end

End of over 31 (1 run) Sri Lanka 99/5
MF Maharoof    22* (53b 3x4)      Umar Gul    11-2-33-2
TM Dilshan    47* (63b 7x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-0-10-0

31.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, eased away on the off side, 100 comes up for Sri Lanka!

31.2

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, googly, the one that turns back into the right-hander, Maharoof stays back and plays it away on the leg side

31.3

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, 2 runs, sharp turns and the edge is produced, ball rolls away well wide of the fielder at slip

31.4

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, defended outside the off stump

31.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, full and close to the off stump line, defended watchfully

31.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, pitched outside the off stump and turning away further, Maharoof leaves it through to the keeper, end of decent over

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 102/5
MF Maharoof    24* (58b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-0-13-0
TM Dilshan    48* (64b 7x4)      Umar Gul    11-2-33-2

32.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, coming in with the angle, Dilshan gets forward and drives it down to mid-off

32.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at cover

32.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run

32.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, fifty! fraction short and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan leans back, makes room and cuts it away through the gap between gully and point, fantastic innings under pressure

32.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside the off stump

32.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, four more! good length delivery, again bit of width offered outside the off stump and Dilshan flashes hard at it, ball clips the outer half of the bat and rockets away to the vacant third man fence, end of another expensive over from Gul.

End of over 33 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 110/5
TM Dilshan    56* (70b 9x4)      Umar Gul    12-2-41-2
MF Maharoof    24* (58b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-0-13-0

33.1

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Maharoof reads it well and leaves it through to the keeper

33.2

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, pitched on middle and leg and turning across, Maharoof gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

33.3

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

33.4

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, full and on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

33.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended stretching well forward

33.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, quicker delivery, pitched in line with the leg stump and turning across, Maharoof gets well forward and defends, ball clips the inner half of the bat and rolls away on the leg side

Razzaq comes back into the attack.

End of over 34 (maiden) Sri Lanka 110/5
MF Maharoof    24* (64b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-1-13-0
TM Dilshan    56* (70b 9x4)      Umar Gul    12-2-41-2

34.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dilshan goes hard at it but fails to make contact, Akmal had to dive across to collect it cleanly

34.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, driven down to mid-off

34.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, cutting in, Dilshan ends up with an inside edge onto his pad and the ball rolls away on the leg side

34.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 run, off-cutter, Dilshan plays late and works it away towards the vacant square leg region

34.5

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, FOUR, good length but drifting down the leg side, Maharoof too plays late, nice looking flick and the ball races away to the fine leg fence

34.6

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, 2 runs, inside edge and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg, runs hard and comfortably comes back for the second

End of over 35 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 117/5
MF Maharoof    30* (66b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    7-1-30-0
TM Dilshan    57* (74b 9x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-1-13-0

35.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts hard and the ball goes straight to the fielder at gully

35.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, full and on the stumps, defended leaning well forward

35.3

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, quicker delivery, Dilshan goes right back and defends it down on the off side

35.4

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, wrong'un, drifting down the leg side and Dilshan is beaten, appeal for caught behind turned down

35.5

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, driven wide of the gully fielder

35.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof drives eyeing the cover fence, ball kisses the inside edge and rolls down to fine leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 36 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 119/5
MF Maharoof    31* (67b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-1-15-0
TM Dilshan    58* (79b 9x4)      Abdul Razzaq    7-1-30-0

36.1

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, this one came back in sharply and Maharoof gets hit on the pad, loud appeal but umpire Koertzen is unmoves, probably missing leg

36.2

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, drifting away, Maharoof pokes at it away from his body and the ball races away off the outside edge, no third slip in place and Maharoof lives on

36.3

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run

36.4

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run

36.5

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, 3 runs, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Maharoof stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away through covers, long chase and a relay throw saves one run

36.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 run, another short ball, coming in with the angle, Dilshan stands tall and pulls it away to deep square leg

This partnership is now worth 95 runs and counting, pitch has eased up nicely and by the look of things it's much more batsman friendly now.

End of over 37 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 127/5
TM Dilshan    59* (80b 9x4)      Abdul Razzaq    8-1-38-0
MF Maharoof    38* (72b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-1-15-0

37.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, defended outside the off stump

37.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, in the slot outside the off stump, driven straight into the man at silly point - that hurts

37.3

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run

37.4

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

37.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, tossed up and turning away, no shot offered

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Maharoof gets well forward and defends it down on the track

End of over 38 (1 run) Sri Lanka 128/5
MF Maharoof    38* (74b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-1-16-0
TM Dilshan    60* (84b 9x4)      Abdul Razzaq    8-1-38-0

38.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, off-cutter, driven straight back to the bowler

38.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, way down the leg side, Dilshan fails to make contact, Akmal dives across and saves runs

38.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended straight back down the track

38.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, wayward delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

38.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dilshan gets forward and drives it away well wide of the diving fielder at mid-off, 100 partnership comes up!

38.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 132/5
TM Dilshan    64* (90b 10x4)      Abdul Razzaq    9-1-42-0
MF Maharoof    38* (74b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-1-16-0

39.1

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven hard but straight to the fielder at mid-off

39.2

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, 2 runs, googly, Maharoof quickly goes back and turns it away well wide of Inzi at midwicket

39.3

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, driven down to silly mid-off

39.4

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, on the middle and off stump line, turning across from leg stump, Maharoof gets a long stride in and the ball hits the pad, appeal for lbw turned down, missing leg

39.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, FOUR, on the pads and Maharoof touches it away to the vacant fine leg fence

39.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run

End of over 40 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 138/5
MF Maharoof    44* (80b 6x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-1-22-0
TM Dilshan    64* (90b 10x4)      Abdul Razzaq    9-1-42-0

40.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, once again Dilshan finds the fielder at mid-off, good shot for no runs

40.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, off-cutter, Dilshan shapes to drive but checks his shot at the last moment and defends it towards cover

40.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, no run, driven off the back-foot to the extra cover region

40.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the stumps, pulled away well in front of square leg for an easy single

40.5

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, good length delivery, driven straight back to the bowler

40.6

Abdul Razzaq to Maharoof, no run, driven off the front-foot to the cover region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

End of over 41 (1 run) Sri Lanka 139/5
MF Maharoof    44* (82b 6x4)      Abdul Razzaq    10-1-43-0
TM Dilshan    65* (94b 10x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-1-22-0

41.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Dilshan comes down the track and drives it wide of the fielder at mid-off

41.2

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, fraction short, driven off the back-foot and the fielder at short leg takes it on the helmet

41.3

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, defended outside the off stump

41.4

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, forced away off the backf-oot, not room for a single there

41.5

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, 2 runs, driven off the back-foot to the mid-on region, Razzaq there dives in installments and the ball goes through, poor effort that

41.6

Danish Kaneria to Maharoof, no run, defended outside the off stump, watchfully played

Asif is back

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 142/5
MF Maharoof    46* (87b 6x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-1-25-0
TM Dilshan    66* (95b 10x4)      Abdul Razzaq    10-1-43-0

42.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts but fails to make contact

42.2

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Dilshan steps back and across and cuts it away to third man for a single

Change of angle, Asif decides to come round the wicket to Maharoof

42.3

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, short ball, coming in from outside the leg stump, Maharoof goes after it and gets beaten by a long way

42.4

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, no run, another short rising delivery, angling across the right-hander and this time Maharoof ducks under it

42.5

Mohammad Asif to Maharoof, OUT, 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

MF Maharoof c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 46 (122m 90b 6x4 0x6) SR: 51.11

That ball was travelling and went to the right of Khan who took it cleanly with both hands.

42.6

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, no run

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 143/6
HMCM Bandara    0* (1b)      Mohammad Asif    11-3-24-4
TM Dilshan    67* (97b 10x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-1-25-0

43.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, tossed up delivery from Kaneria, Dilshan comes forward to defend,s is beaten by the turn

43.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery this time around, outside off and turning further away, defended to point

43.3

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, good length delivery outside off, and turning further away, gets some room this time, goes back and cuts to point

43.4

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, googly this time, Dilshan doesnt picjk it, goes back to cut, the ball comes into him, he inside edges it to backward point

43.5

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, 1 run, cut away to deep point for a single

43.6

Danish Kaneria to Bandara, no run, tossed up in the air, pitches outside off and turns away, Bandara comes forward and defends

End of over 44 (1 run) Sri Lanka 144/6
HMCM Bandara    0* (2b)      Danish Kaneria    11-1-26-0
TM Dilshan    68* (102b 10x4)      Mohammad Asif    11-3-24-4

44.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, short delivrey from Asif, Dilshan goes back and pulls it away, ball comes off the top edge and flies to Kaneria at fineleg, thankfully for Dilshan and Sri Lanka, the ball doesnt carry to Kaneria and falls just short of him

44.2

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, no run, the big cutter from Asif, Bandara comes forward to defend, is beaten by the off cutter, ball takes the inside edge and rolls away past the leg stump

44.3

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, no run, another beautiful off cuttter, Bandara is once again beaten, is rapped on the pads in front of the stumps, there's a huge appeal from Asif but Umpire Koertzen is not interested, teh ball was clearly going over the stumps on that occasion

44.4

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, FOUR, this time Asif changes his length, bowls one a little fuller and Bandara drives through thje line, the ball races away to the long-off fence

44.5

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, no run, good length delivery outside off, too close to the body to cut, Bandara has a go at it but is beaten

44.6

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, no run, short of a length delivery from Asif, Bandara goes back and pulls it, straight into the man fielding at forward short leg, no damages done though

End of over 45 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 149/6
HMCM Bandara    4* (7b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-3-29-4
TM Dilshan    69* (103b 10x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-1-26-0

45.1

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, from round the stumps, its driven straight to the man at cover

45.2

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, no run, pitches outside leg and turns across Dilshan, Dilshan thrusts his left foot forward and pads it away

45.3

Danish Kaneria to Dilshan, OUT, 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.

TM Dilshan c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria 69 (152m 106b 10x4 0x6) SR: 65.09

Dilhara Fernando walks out to bat now

45.4

Danish Kaneria to Fernando, no run, attacking field in place, slip, gully and one man at bad pad on both sides of the wicket, slips in teh googly, Fernando comes forward and defends, inside edge onto his pads, but doesnt carry to either men close to the stumps

45.5

Danish Kaneria to Fernando, no run, comes forward to defend, is beaten by the turn

45.6

Danish Kaneria to Fernando, no run, slips in the quicker and fuller leg break this time, pitches outside leg and hits Fernando on the pads who tries to work it away to the legside, there's an appeal for LBW but its turned down by Umpire Davis

End of over 46 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 149/7
CRD Fernando    0* (3b)      Danish Kaneria    12-2-26-1
HMCM Bandara    4* (7b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-3-29-4

46.1

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, no run, good length delivery outside off, an off cutter once again, This time Bandara drives through the line straight to Asif who fields on his follow through

46.2

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, 1 run, short one from Asif this time, Bandara goes back and pulls it away to the right of the man at deep squareleg, picks up a single that will bring up the Sri Lankan 150

46.3

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, 1 run, full delivery this time, late movement for Asif, Fernando tries to drive it to midon, the ball takes the inside edge and runs away to deep backward squareleg for a single

46.4

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, 2 runs, yet another short delivery, Bandara is in good position to play the pull shot, pulls it away to mid wicket and picks up a couple

46.5

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, FOUR, round the stumps this time, Asif trying things here, bowls it full, nice and slow, there's enough time for Bandara to hit it away to the longoff fence

46.6

Mohammad Asif to Bandara, 1 run, short delivery this time, from round the stumps, and aiming at the batsman's rib cage, Bandara is awake and defends it off the backfoot, with soft hands and takes off for a quick single

End of over 47 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 158/7
HMCM Bandara    12* (12b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    13-3-38-4
CRD Fernando    1* (4b)      Danish Kaneria    12-2-26-1

47.1

Danish Kaneria to Bandara, no run, tossed up delivery on off and turning away, Bandara goes for the sweep and is beaten

47.2

Danish Kaneria to Bandara, no run, tossed up in the air this time, nice and slow, Bandara comes forward and defends

47.3

Danish Kaneria to Bandara, FOUR, full delivery from Kaneria, Bandara is in good position, sweeps it away to the square leg fence and picks up four runs

47.4

Danish Kaneria to Bandara, OUT, 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!

HMCM Bandara b Danish Kaneria 16 (23m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

47.5

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run

47.6

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run

End of over 48 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 162/8
SL Malinga    0* (2b)      Danish Kaneria    13-2-30-2
CRD Fernando    1* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    13-3-38-4

48.1

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, no run

48.2

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, no run

48.3

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, no run

48.4

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, no run

48.5

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Fernando ducks under it

48.6

Mohammad Asif to Fernando, no run

End of over 49 (maiden) Sri Lanka 162/8
CRD Fernando    1* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    14-4-38-4
SL Malinga    0* (2b)      Danish Kaneria    13-2-30-2

49.1

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, defended down on the leg side

49.2

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, 2 runs, googly, Malinga picks it up early, leans well forwad and scoops it down to fine leg for a brace

49.3

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run, pitched wide outside the off stump and turning away further, no shot offered

49.4

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run, quicker delivery, close to the off stump line and this time Malinga is beaten outside the off stump

49.5

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run, flat delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front-foot

49.6

Danish Kaneria to Malinga, no run, another googly, Malinga comes down the track and defends it awkwardly

End of over 50 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 164/8
SL Malinga    2* (8b)      Danish Kaneria    14-2-32-2
CRD Fernando    1* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    14-4-38-4
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy - Apr 3-5, 2006
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 26-30, 2006
Match drawn
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Mar 30, 2006

Kumar Sangakkara was adjudged Man of the Match, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Colombo (SSC), 5th day, March 30, 2006

Kumar Sangakkara was adjudged Man of the Match

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Mar 30, 2006

Shoaib Malik cools down during his unbeaten 148, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Colombo (SSC), 5th day, March 30, 2006

Shoaib Malik cools down during his unbeaten 148

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