Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
31 December 2013, 1,2,3,4 January 2014 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Junaid Khan to Karunaratne, OUT, back of a length outside off as Dimuth, looking to free his arms and get this behind point, instead hits this low to gully, with Asad Shafiq getting his fingers up to pluck this fast-traveling ball. What a stunner to remove the left-hander, who was looking set to lay his stall for the day

FDM Karunaratne c Asad Shafiq b Junaid Khan 38 (99m 62b 5x4 0x6) SR: 61.29

Sri Lanka 57/1   JK Silva 19* (55b 2x4)   Junaid Khan 5.3-2-18-1

Bilawal Bhatti to Silva, OUT, and Pakistan strike early after lunch, with Silva in two minds as he plays this back of a length delivery slanting into him. This one catches the edge, with first slip taking a catch to his right. Looks like it was Hafeez who took it. Just the start Pakistan would have wanted after the break

JK Silva c Mohammad Hafeez b Bilawal Bhatti 20 (123m 81b 2x4 0x6) SR: 24.69

Sri Lanka 67/2   KC Sangakkara 9* (17b 1x4)   Bilawal Bhatti 5.4-1-17-1

Bilawal Bhatti to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, would you believe it! I don't think I have ever seen this before! Bhatti gets his man the very next ball as Mahela, looking to defend this one, gets an outside edge which carries to the keeper. Mahela shakes his head as he walks off, but replays show that he indeed hit this to the keeper, and not into the ground. So that didn't take too long then. Sri Lanka are three down and in a bit of bother after lunch

DPMD Jayawardene c †Adnan Akmal b Bilawal Bhatti 5 (13m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Sri Lanka 76/3   KC Sangakkara 12* (20b 1x4)   Bilawal Bhatti 6.2-1-22-2

Bilawal Bhatti to Chandimal, OUT, Bhatti is simply having a whale of a time, and that too on debut, as Chandimal stay's is not for long as he is gone for a two-ball duck, once again getting an outside edge to this riser from Bhatti outside off, which travels straight to Misbah, who is on his knees, but holds on to the take safely. Sri Lanka now surely in trouble as they go four down, and Sangakkara will be not impressed at the other end

LD Chandimal c Mohammad Hafeez b Bilawal Bhatti 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 76/4   KC Sangakkara 12* (20b 1x4)   Bilawal Bhatti 6.4-1-22-3

Junaid Khan to Sangakkara, OUT, and Sangakkara has a rare lapse in concentration as he hits this uppishly through point off a length ball, which carries straight to backward point. He is livid with himself as he storms off the field. Big, big, big wicket there for Pakistan. Sangakkara out for 16 and Pakistan truly on top. What a difference an hour (or really 30 mins) can make

KC Sangakkara c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 16 (59m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 82/5   AD Mathews 2* (8b)   Junaid Khan 12-3-35-2

Junaid Khan to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, And Junaid has three of his own as he gets Prasanna to bite at this one pitched on back of a length outside off, with the outside edge carrying to the keeper at a comfortable height. Sri Lanka facing a big hole here as they are now reduced to 104 for 6. Pakistan have their tail up, and will look to clear through the remaining wickets, that is if Sri Lanka allow them

HAPW Jayawardene c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan 5 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

Sri Lanka 104/6   AD Mathews 19* (17b 3x4)   Junaid Khan 13.5-3-39-3

Junaid Khan to Senanayake, OUT, Junaid gets four as Senanayake's stay at the wicket is not to be long. Bowls this on back of a length just outside off as Senanayake goes for a shot, with the ball catching the outside edge and down to the keeper, who has simply been in top form, pouncing on the chance. Sri Lanka now seven down and in danger of being routed for quite a low total. Mathews continues to hold out, but for how much longer we will have to see..

SMSM Senanayake c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan 5 (16m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 124/7   AD Mathews 30* (23b 5x4)   Junaid Khan 15.2-3-46-4

Junaid Khan to Herath, OUT, This is top-class fast bowling from Junaid as he gets a five-for, rattling Herath's off stump with a peach of an inswinger. The stump even went for a stroll as Junaid kneels down to thank the heavens for his splendid performance. Herath is out for a golden duck, and Pakistan are over the moon with how things have shaped up this session for them

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

Sri Lanka 124/8   AD Mathews 30* (23b 5x4)   Junaid Khan 15.3-3-46-5

Saeed Ajmal to Eranga, OUT, length ball outside off as Ajmal finally gets his man. Eranga looking to be a bit more loose as he goes for the cut, but gets a thick outside edge into the waiting keeper's gloves. Nine down and Pakistan will want to pluck out the remaining wicket and keep Sri Lanka under 200

RMS Eranga c †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 14 (76m 44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 31.81

Sri Lanka 185/9   AD Mathews 73* (93b 12x4)   Saeed Ajmal 10.3-3-23-1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, OUT, and Mathews is out in the most innocuous of ways. Ajmal deceives him with one which spins away (the doosra), as he plays down the wrong line, and was advancing down the track, when the ball beat him. Adnan fumbles the first time, probably out of excitement at getting a chance of stumping Mathews, but luckily recovers in time to flick the bails as he lays sprawled on the ground. Umpire didn't need a second referral as he gives it out straightaway

AD Mathews st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 91 (159m 127b 15x4 0x6) SR: 71.65

Sri Lanka 204/10   RAS Lakmal 1* (5b)   Saeed Ajmal 14-3-32-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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