Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 18-22, 2011
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
18,19,20,21,22 October 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, OUT, Poor shot, lovely catch. Guided straight to slip. That's the coach's job when the fielding practice is on. Quicker, flatter, straighter one, Lahiru leans back to stylishly guide to slip, and Younis takes a smooth low catch

HDRL Thirimanne c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 20 (116m 69b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.98

Sri Lanka 48/1   NT Paranavitana 28* (86b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 3.5-2-3-1

Aizaz Cheema to Sangakkara, OUT, Cheema strikes right away after lunch, superb catch from Adnan diving in front of first slip, it was going away from Sanga with the kind of nip that Cheema has bowled with all morning, a prod produced a thick edge that flew towards first slip who seemed to have it covered before Adnan went flying to his left one-handed, tumbled on the ground but did not let go of the ball, huge strike

KC Sangakkara c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 51/2   NT Paranavitana 29* (94b 3x4)   Aizaz Cheema 7.1-2-16-1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, OUT, Gul strikes. Accurate short ball, and Paranavitana finally loses patience. This is about chest high, over the leg stump, Para wants to pull, is cramped, ends up gloving it to the keeper. Pakistan are getting rewarded for their discipline here

NT Paranavitana c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 37 (178m 128b 3x4 0x6) SR: 28.90

Sri Lanka 79/3   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (40b 1x6)   Umar Gul 6.2-1-11-1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, OUT, lovely bowling, it's a big doosra. Pitched up on off, Dilshan plays for the offbreak, it almost breaks away, Adnan collects goes for the stumping and then appeals as an afterhtought. Dilshan is stunned to see Tony Hill's finger go up. There is daylight between bat and ball. Very good ball but he didn't get the edge. A shame really that they have DRS for ODIs, and not in Tests. I would think the administrators would have gone the other way round if they needed to give one format the miss

TM Dilshan c †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 19 (32m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.36

Sri Lanka 112/4   DPMD Jayawardene 28* (60b 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 14.1-3-30-2

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, Gone! Big wicket. Pakistan are loving it on this hot afternoon. Short of a length, well outside off, Jayawardene pushes at it half-heartedly without any foot movement. Hafeez nearly drops it at first slip, but catches it on third attempt

DPMD Jayawardene c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 28 (94m 63b 0x4 1x6) SR: 44.44

Sri Lanka 112/5   AD Mathews 0* (5b)   Junaid Khan 7.3-1-21-1

Junaid Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, Junaid has turned it on here. What a beauty. Flat wicket? I don't need the wicket. Junaid bowls the perfect yorker. Lands on the crease, in front of middle. Prasanna saves his toe successfully, but the off and middle stumps stand disturbed

HAPW Jayawardene b Junaid Khan 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 112/6   AD Mathews 0* (5b)   Junaid Khan 8-2-21-2

Junaid Khan to Herath, OUT, Junaid Khan is on fire here. He is on a hat-trick now. Length ball, angling in, skids off the surface, Herath moves across and is late into the shot. Caught deep in the crease, and is hit low on the pad. Given

HMRKB Herath lbw b Junaid Khan 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 114/7   AD Mathews 2* (11b)   Junaid Khan 8.1-2-21-3

Umar Gul to Lakmal, OUT, Gul strikes. Lakmal follows another short and wide delivery. This time, though, he seeks to close the face of the horizontal bat. The edge is taken, and a highish catch safely taken by Hafeez at first slip

RAS Lakmal c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 18 (65m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

Sri Lanka 168/8   AD Mathews 36* (67b 2x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 8.2-1-26-2

Junaid Khan to Welegedara, OUT, Four for Junaid. A touch too ambitious from Chanaka, who looks to cut this away, fails to keep it down, and finds point. How much has that collision off the last ball of the last over hurt them? Shouldn't take away from Junaid Khan. He is ecstatic. He has bowled well, especially the wickets of Jayawardenes in one over, the second one through a lovely yorker

UWMBCA Welegedara c Taufeeq Umar b Junaid Khan 11 (34m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.00

Sri Lanka 193/9   AD Mathews 49* (91b 4x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 13.2-3-34-4

Junaid Khan to Pradeep, OUT, Well there's the five-for. Immediately he does the sajda. Well done Junaid. This is an accurate bouncer, Pradeep is late to sway out of this, can't get the gloves out of the way. Adnan completes the catch

N Pradeep c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan 1 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 197/10   AD Mathews 52* (99b 4x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 14.1-3-38-5
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