Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    12.2 Wahab strikes eventually, Karunaratne gone on the pull, sharp pace and bounce from Wahab on a slow wicket, Karunaratne was cramped and hurried into the shot, tried forcing it away on one leg, but underedged it to the keeper 30/1
    104.3 Silva won't carry his bat, he is gone finally, he's swept his 300th delivery off the back of his bat into the keeper's gloves, it brushed the pad, slowed down to catch the bat as Silva completed his swing, and the ball popped up for a sitter to Sarfraz 291/9
    49.3 Wahab strikes, it is the big strike of the great man, a fuller delivery after those couple of shortish ones, tight line just outside off again, Sanga sucked into the drive without a sufficient stride, and lone slip pouches the edge, crucially Wahab has some part of his boot behind the line this time, only a bit, but that is enough 142/2
    55.5 Thirimanne gives it away, Hafeez removes another left-hander, Thirimanne trying to force it over the infield as he stepped out, could not clear mid on, tame catch to the man 154/3
    68.3 the round-the-wicket angle works and Wahab Riaz gives Pakistan another massive wicket, this has nipped in just a bit from a good length, Mathews has only made it harder for himself by playing half forward and well away from the body, and the inside edge has crashed into the stumps 189/4
    84.5 Chandimal has fallen to the arm ball, it had been troubling him, Babar tosses it up on a length, Chandimal lines up for a cut even though it is not quite the length for the shot, but the ball hurries in and bounces to strike the top of middle 226/5
    91.2 Hafeez has taken out another left-hander, rather soft dismissal, Vithanage jumps out, reaches the flighted ball on the full, but just about, his bat hits the ground as he pushes at the ball and he ends up popping it straight back to the bowler 261/6
    95.2 and Yasir strikes second ball, lovely delivery, tossed up, pitches just outside off, turning away, Perera follows it, and feathers it through to the keeper, nice take from Sarfraz 277/7
    102.6 that looks plumb, and Prasad is gone, it straightened from a length, Prasad tried to work it square, missed, it hit him above the knee roll, in front of middle and off, umpire Illingworth gives it right away, Prasad reviews, but replays show that is clipping the stumps 288/8
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    109.3 Yasir ends the innings, Pradeep slogs and top-edges, it goes straight up and bowler settles under it 300/10
    Extras
    11 (lb 5, nb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    300 all out (109.3 Overs, RR: 2.73, 466 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (FDM Karunaratne, 12.2 ov), 2-142 (KC Sangakkara, 49.3 ov), 3-154 (HDRL Thirimanne, 55.5 ov), 4-189 (AD Mathews, 68.3 ov), 5-226 (LD Chandimal, 84.5 ov), 6-261 (KDK Vithanage, 91.2 ov), 7-277 (MDK Perera, 95.2 ov), 8-288 (KTGD Prasad, 102.6 ov), 9-291 (JK Silva, 104.3 ov), 10-300 (N Pradeep, 109.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Junaid Khan1653802.3710
    Wahab Riaz2637432.8414
    Zulfiqar Babar2786432.3700
    Yasir Shah30.367922.5900
    Mohammad Hafeez1004024.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 but he is gone next ball, Prasad pitches it up for the drive, Hafeez goes for it, the ball moves away slightly to take a thick edge to third slip 2/1
    2.4 Prasad has removed the openers, Hafeez survived a similar shout, Prasad has found some movement with the new ball that Pakistan could not, Shehzad has been hesitant to get forward, he is pinned on the crease as this length ball skids in from outside off to strike the pad, umpire Illingworth raises the finger, Pakistan choose not to review, umpire's call, shows ball tracker, with about half the ball hitting leg 11/2
    9.1 that looks plumb, and Herath has taken a big wicket, Azhar had been playing back, but had survived, he has played half forward now, also shuffled a long way across as Herath tossed it up, the ball did not turn, and Azhar missed with his push, struck right in front 35/3
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    27.4 and Perera has broken through against the run of play, Younis and Misbah had countered spin by using their feet, but Younis has fallen in that pursuit this time, darted down the track to a tossed up delivery, looking to drive against the turn, there was sufficient turn on this, it drifted in a bit as well, and beat his bat by a long way to strike the top of leg 86/4
    34.1 outstanding take from Kumar Sangakkara at first slip, Misbah driving without much of a stride, Pradeep pitches it up and manages a hint of away movement, the edge flies to Sanga's left, he follows it with an instinctive dive and pouches the ball low, in one hand 96/5
    113.1 done him in the flight this time, Shafiq walked out a long way, but was still well short of the pitch as the ball drifted away a shade, then spun in sharply to go between bat and pad, bounced at the keeper, who took his time controlling the take, but Shafiq was so far out there was no coming back 417/10
    65.5 he's tried one stroke too many and has given away a Test hundred, trying to sweep a fast bowler from several feet outside off, got to the ball just on the full, and only underedged it on to his stumps, he is walking back slowly, placing his bat on his helmet in frustration 235/6
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    79.3 Wahab has hung around for some time, but he goes now, charges out and heaves, misses the flighted delivery, and has his middle stump rattled 273/7
    86.4 the short ball gets Yasir, it was travelling down the leg side as Yasir tried to hook, only gloved it for the keeper to dive and take it low 302/8
    105.6 Sri Lanka end the partnership finally, Babar holes out to long off, skipped out to a full toss, and ended up slicing it high, Vithanage settled under it 403/9
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    Extras
    5 (lb 1, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    417 all out (113.1 Overs, RR: 3.68, 493 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.6 ov), 2-11 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.4 ov), 3-35 (Azhar Ali, 9.1 ov), 4-86 (Younis Khan, 27.4 ov), 5-96 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 34.1 ov), 6-235 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 65.5 ov), 7-273 (Wahab Riaz, 79.3 ov), 8-302 (Yasir Shah, 86.4 ov), 9-403 (Zulfiqar Babar, 105.6 ov), 10-417 (Asad Shafiq, 113.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad2449133.7900
    N Pradeep1917123.7302
    HMRKB Herath3049913.3000
    MDK Perera31.1312243.9100
    AD Mathews611202.0001
    KDK Vithanage302107.0010
  • BATSMEN
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    8.4 Wahab strikes ultimately, Silva falls to the left-armer's angle and change of pace, Wahab rolled his fingers and took pace off this length delivery, Silva went pushing forward, eyeing another drive, but it did not come on and he pops it tamely to third slip 18/1
    61.3 and then he gives it away very next ball, jumps out to a flighted ball, which he has been doing all day, but does not look to push softly, instead he has a bit of a heave inspite of not being near the pitch, misses amid sharp turn, and is stumped 167/6
    19.1 and that angle has worked immediately, this breaks in a long way from outside off and bounces more, Sanga is pushing forward, it takes the inside edge on to pad for a sitter to short leg, what a massive strike moments from the close of play 63/2
    21.1 and he is in business first ball, top accuracy from the legspinner, Perera has shouldered arms expecting a turning legbreak, but this has been delivered from back of the hand, pitched off on a length, and gone on straight to disturb the stumps 63/3
    48.1 and Wahab Riaz is Pakistan's man again, not the best stroke from Thirimanne, Wahab hits back of a length at pace and gets it to climb, Thirimanne leans half forward trying to push on the up, and the thick edge is snapped up by Younis Khan at slip, goes level with Sunil Gavaskar on 108 Test catches 132/4
    53.2 Mathews has been given caught at short leg, and reviews immediately, tossed up, drifting in, pitching just outside leg stump, Mathews has to get bat around the front pad with the increased angle, it pops up off the knee roll, has that nicked the inside edge, there is no way to be absolutely certain with only visuals, although there seems to be slight space between as ball passes the bat, and well, well, umpire Illingworth has raised his finger again, a stunned Mathews walks up to have a word with the umpire, and walks away shaking his head, can only be deduced that the on-field decision has been upheld for the lack of sufficient contrary evidence, Mathews can consider himself rather unlucky here 144/5
    77.1 Yasir has ended the innings with his seventh strike, Chandimal has jumped out and walked past a flighted legbreak that swerves away outside off to set up a simple stumping 206/10
    65.3 tries to hit his way out and hits it straight to deep backward square leg, flighted ball breaking in from just outside off, Vithanage on his knee for a big sweep, and picks out the man, fifth strike for Yasir, what a spell 175/7
    72.5 Babar has broken through right after the unsuccessful review, Prasad has given him a charge and a heave, and missed the flighted ball which has spun away sharply from his reach outside off, Chandimal is disgusted 200/8
    73.4 Sri Lanka going down in a heap, now Herath has holed out to deep midwicket, went for the slog sweep to a ball tossed up outside off, and Hafeez makes no mistake in the deep, tumbling forward to take a low catch 203/9
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    Extras
    13 (b 5, lb 1, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    206 all out (77.1 Overs, RR: 2.66, 341 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (JK Silva, 8.4 ov), 2-63 (KC Sangakkara, 19.1 ov), 3-63 (MDK Perera, 21.1 ov), 4-132 (HDRL Thirimanne, 48.1 ov), 5-144 (AD Mathews, 53.2 ov), 6-167 (FDM Karunaratne, 61.3 ov), 7-175 (KDK Vithanage, 65.3 ov), 8-200 (KTGD Prasad, 72.5 ov), 9-203 (HMRKB Herath, 73.4 ov), 10-206 (LD Chandimal, 77.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Wahab Riaz1644622.8720
    Junaid Khan712303.2800
    Yasir Shah30.167672.5101
    Mohammad Hafeez1032402.4000
    Zulfiqar Babar1443112.2100

Close of Play

  • Wed, 17 Jun - day 1 - no play
  • Thu, 18 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 178/3 (JK Silva 80*, AD Mathews 10*, 64 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Jun - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 118/5 (Asad Shafiq 14*, Sarfraz Ahmed 15*, 41.4 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 63/2 (FDM Karunaratne 36*, MDK Perera 0*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Jun - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 92/0 (11.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Shah of Spin

7/76

Yasir Shah's figures, the best for any Pakistan leg-spinner in the last 20 years

Return of the Leggie

2

Number of five-wicket hauls taken by a Pakistan leg-spinner in the last 5 years, both by Yasir Shah

Love for the Lankans

3

Number of times PAK have chased down a target (min. 100) at more than 4 RPO against SL, more often than against any other team

History provides Hope

1

Number of times Sri Lanka have beaten Pakistan after conceding a 1st innings lead of 100+ runs (Faisalabad, 1995)

Shafiq & Safraz stun SL

4

Instances of Nos. 6 and 7 making 90+ scores for Pakistan in the same Test innings - today was the 4th

Among the best

49.95

Safaraz Ahmed's average. The only keeper to average more in away/neutral Tests is Andy Flower, 52.24 (min. 1000 runs)

A for Ali, B for Bunny

7

Number of times Rangana Herath has dismissed Azhar Ali, more than any other bowler

Twin Failures

4

Instances in the last 10 years of both PAK openers being dismissed in single digits v SL. Three of those are at Galle.

A different triple for Silva

14

Years since a Sri Lankan opener has faced 300+ balls in a home Test. Kaushal Silva faced exactly 300 balls in the 1st inns