Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    28.3 ripper!! That is a big turner. It was shorter and Hafeez stayed back, which was fine, but he wasn't expecting it to turn so much. That surprised him, hit the inside edge, hit the pad, and rolled it to the stumps. Tharindu is ecstatic 89/4
    2.1 he is gone! That's a corker. He put a bit more shoulder on this one. It was pitched short of length around off stump, kicked up from the pitch and caught the outside edge. Sanga takes a smart diving catch to his right at first slip - he had to take it almost face high. Shehzad, well he was just stuck in the crease. He neither tried to get away from the line, nor tried to get behind it, in the end, got completely squared up. Poor defence, you could say, but that ball was a testing one 5/1
    15.1 got him! Second one for Dhammika. Another one that has seamed away just a touch, bounced extra too. Azhar is completely squared up and the edge is taken by the keeper. It's not given out and Sri Lanka ask for a review straightaway. Looking at the replays it looks like it's the thigh pad. It has possibly missed the outside edge and flown off the top of that thigh pad. The original decision was not out and there is not much to tell if there was an edge. There were definitely two noises in the real-time replay. But is that enough? Paul Riefell has only sound cues to base his decisions on. He has given him. It's that second noise that has done him. Fair call from the umpire. 51/2
    23.6 he is walking! Shortish delivery, Younis tries to drop his wrists but this doesn't get up as much as he though. Just bounces off his gloves and lobs for the keeper. Big big wicket. Prasad is on a roll 74/3
    30.5 what madness! Sri Lanka have been gifted a wicket, even they were not expecting it.. Misbah looks despondent, he has been run out by a mile! It was a tossed up delivery outside off, Misbah stuck his front foot out, got hit on the front pad, the ball rolled towards the gap at cover.. For some reason he starts running thinking of a single and Sarfraz, always ready for such runs, sends Misbah back..It's too late though.. Misbah is well down, he was too late to turn back. Chandimal, the keeper, takes it well and flicks the bails off. That is disaster for Pakistan. Two wickets in the over. 96/6
    30.3 A big appeal for lbw. Shafiq has been given out by umpire S Ravi. Shafiq wants to challenge the decision after a chat with Misbah. This looks out. The tracker shows that the ball was crashing into the leg stump. Shafiq has to go and the covers come on... Kaushal's footing is fine. This turns in sharply from outside off on a length, Shafiq goes on the back foot and is rapped on the front pad 95/5
    38.4 that's gone! Kaushal has taken another one. Sarfraz is not reviewing this. That was tossed up full and Sarfraz opts for drive rather than sweep! That turned in from a fuller length, took the inside edge, hit the pad and lobbed up for Mathews at first slip. Initially it looked like a shout for lbw but there was a big inside edge involved 113/7
    40.2 loud appeal for lbw as this one appears to hit the batsman on the full! Sri Lanka will review it. It was a touch quicker and Wahab missed the sweep shot. The umpire takes time before saying it's not out. This one did not turn much though. Did it hit the bat? That's not easy to tell. But the tracker is showing it's hitting the middle of middle stump. Kaushal takes his fourth one 117/8
    42.5 What a catch! Sanga, the man! Five wickets for Tharindu Kaushal. He bowls the doosra wide outside off, Yasir looks to slog it across the line, gets a thick top edge towards long-on.. Sanga, who was at deepish mid-on, has to run back and dive for it. Great effort in the end and Kaushal is the first one to run and thank the senior pro for that effort. 138/10
    41.4 played on! Chameera's first wicket has come how we expected it. Babar backs away to the length ball but this one is quick, it hits the under edge and smashes on to the stumps 124/9
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    Extras
    14 (lb 4, nb 7, w 3)
    TOTAL
    138 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.22, 223 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.1 ov), 2-51 (Azhar Ali, 15.1 ov), 3-74 (Younis Khan, 23.6 ov), 4-89 (Mohammad Hafeez, 28.3 ov), 5-95 (Asad Shafiq, 30.3 ov), 6-96 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 30.5 ov), 7-113 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 38.4 ov), 8-117 (Wahab Riaz, 40.2 ov), 9-124 (Zulfiqar Babar, 41.4 ov), 10-138 (Yasir Shah, 42.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad1324333.3010
    AD Mathews941601.7700
    PVD Chameera1003313.3005
    PHT Kaushal10.504253.8702
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    22.1 there comes a wicket! Poor shot from Dimuth. He did this in the last innings in Galle as well.. did all the hardwork before throwing it away ... and he reacts in the same way. This was full and wide and swinging away... all day he has been leaving such deliveries but for some reason decides to chase that one, gets a thick outside edge. That's Junaid's 50th wicket against Sri Lanka 47/1
    75.4 oh Silva, what have done! He has been getting into all sorts of problems in his running.. He came down the pitch and punched it straight to mid-on, set off for a quick single, but Mathews wasn't keen on it. Before Silva realises, he is three-quarters down the pitch and to aggravate the matters, he slips. Easy run out for Pakistan 191/4
    43.2 what a waste! Sanga, what have you done! That was sweetly timed after he has stepped out to the flighted delivery, but what was the point of the shot with the long on back at the boundary. Asad Shafiq does well to take an overhead chance. He falls backwards but makes sure he is nowhere near the rope. But seriously? Why, Sanga? He falls 166 short of his double-century 98/2
    54.2 no mistake from Azhar Ali at short leg this time! That drop hasn't cost them much. Yasir loops this one in, drawing the batsman forward, gets an inside edge that lobs up for Azhar after deflecting from the pads. The fielder juggles it before completing it. 'Wickets ikatthi aayengi (they will fall in a cluster), ' Sarfraz said just before he delivery.. 119/3
    105.4 now Mathews has to go! This one was quicker, stayed low and hit the batsman right in front of the stumps. Mathews was stuck in the crease. The SL captain has asked for a review immediately but there is no bat on that. Unless it's going down the leg side, he is a gonner and I don't think it's going there. It's hitting the middle. Yasir Shah has become the fastest Pakistan bowler to 50 wickets 275/8
    76.6 he has got him! What a ball! This one is pushed this one quicker and Chandimal hasn't helped himself by coming down the pitch and yorking himself! That one hits the middle. 194/5
    80.5 Yassssiir!! He has another one. But look at that shot from Vithanage! Awful. .Once again Sri Lanka's batsmen guilty of throwing it away. It's wide outside off, Vithanage stretches forward to play a reverse sweep! a reverse sweep!!.. But then Yasir gets this one turn big. It spins past the bat, past the body and smashes into the stumps. 202/6
    104.6 gone! Pakistan have finally broken through. Hafeez gets his first. That's as plumb as it gets. Prasand plays across the line to a full delivery, misses and is struck on the front pad. 275/7
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    117.2 another five-for Yasir! The batsman slogs against the line and top edges to mid-off where the Misbah is not going to make any mistake. Second consecutive five-for Yasir. Good reward for his persistence. 303/9
    121.3 six for Yasir! Younis takes a good running catch. Chameera looks to slog it across the line, and gets a top edge that lobs behind the the keeper. Younis runs backward, keeping his eyes on the ball and taking a good running catch 315/10
    Extras
    12 (b 6, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    315 all out (121.3 Overs, RR: 2.59, 524 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (FDM Karunaratne, 22.1 ov), 2-98 (KC Sangakkara, 43.2 ov), 3-119 (HDRL Thirimanne, 54.2 ov), 4-191 (JK Silva, 75.4 ov), 5-194 (LD Chandimal, 76.6 ov), 6-202 (KDK Vithanage, 80.5 ov), 7-275 (KTGD Prasad, 104.6 ov), 8-275 (AD Mathews, 105.4 ov), 9-303 (PHT Kaushal, 117.2 ov), 10-315 (PVD Chameera, 121.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Wahab Riaz921902.1101
    Junaid Khan2958913.0610
    Zulfiqar Babar3288212.5600
    Yasir Shah41.359662.3100
    Mohammad Hafeez1021911.9000
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    3.1 he is gone! That's the end of the lecture. Please come tomorrow. Sri Lanka have the first breakthrough. Poor shot from Hafeez again. This is a harmless length delivery outside off and Hafeez is sucked into a poke, ends up giving catching practice to first slip. Excellent start for Sri Lanka, not so much for Pakistan 9/1
    47.1 first ball after tea! What a break for Sri Lanka. Shehzad, he played so well throughout the morning has a big lapse of concentration. He looks to pull one that is not really short, ends up top-edging it for the keeper to take the catch. He did not even try to hit that hard.. looked like a limp attempt at the shot. 129/2
    113.4 finally a wicket for Herath! Azhar comes down the pitch, perhaps a bit too early. Herath pulled the length back and got some turn on this, which was enough to beat the outside edge. Azhar finds himself stranded down the pitch and doesn't even bother making an effort to get back. End of an excellent innings from the batsman 313/8
    69.3 he is gone! Finally, Mathews puts Younis out of his misery. Bowls a gentle away swinger that catches the outside edge. Younis comes half forward, but he is pushing down the pitch rather than towards the line of the delivery. He did not look convincing all day. Not a great 100th Test till now. 202/3
    82.6 hits him right in front! Misbah is reviewing this call. That looked good live. It was the ball he wanted to bowl last time. Fuller and this one swings back in to Misbah. The batsman is not really pressing forward and is struck just above the knee roll. It's hitting the top of off, so that stays with the umpire. Reward for Dhammika after some excellent bowling 234/4
    98.3 Strangled down leg. The short one works. Chameera drags it down the leg side, this is much quicker at 140.4ks, Shafiq does not connect with the attempted glance properly. He can only glove it to Chandimal, who moves to his left to snap it up 274/5
    108.1 gets him first ball! Dhammika strikes again. It was a harmless delivery really but Sarfraz chases it without moving his feet. Faint edge into the hands of Chandimal. Prasad, the man again. Sarfraz's expression says it all. It was completely unnecessary 301/6
    110.2 Beauty from Dhammika! The best bowler of the day keeps making inroads. Superb yorker, this slides under Yasir's bat to hit the stumps 303/7
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    116.2 Chameera gets a wicket! Short and wide, the batsman throws his bat at that, only manages a faint edge to the keeper. Sixth dismissal for Chandimal 323/9
    118.2 that should be it! Full and fast, hits the batsman in front of leg stump, S Ravi raises his finger. Wahab reviews it immediately. One could see the two stumps and it hits the outside half of the leg stump according to the tracker. So that's it. Wahab's brave little knock ends 329/10
    Extras
    14 (b 2, lb 2, nb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    329 all out (118.2 Overs, RR: 2.78, 553 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Mohammad Hafeez, 3.1 ov), 2-129 (Ahmed Shehzad, 47.1 ov), 3-202 (Younis Khan, 69.3 ov), 4-234 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 82.6 ov), 5-274 (Asad Shafiq, 98.3 ov), 6-301 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 108.1 ov), 7-303 (Yasir Shah, 110.2 ov), 8-313 (Azhar Ali, 113.4 ov), 9-323 (Junaid Khan, 116.2 ov), 10-329 (Wahab Riaz, 118.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KTGD Prasad29.339243.1110
    AD Mathews1151521.3600
    HMRKB Herath3478912.6120
    PVD Chameera18.515332.8111
    PHT Kaushal2537603.0402
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    20.2 appeal for lbw as this short one stays low and gets stuck in between the pads. The batsman was shaping for the pull but misses it. S Ravi raises his finger but Dimuth wants a review of that one. They are checking if there was an inside edge. On the first look, it looked like it was going on to hit the stumps. No sign of that edge. So the decision should hold. That turned and stayed low 121/3
    6.6 he is gone! he aims for that area at midwicket with another slog sweep, but gets under it too much. Hafeez sets himself up under it at deep midwicket and pouches an easy catch. A useful knock for Sri Lanka, he set the innings in some proper motion 49/1
    7.1 he is gone first ball! Yasir has done it. He spins this one from outside off, Sanga doesn't really come forward too far, this hits his glove, then the thigh pad and lobs up for short leg for an easy catch. This is a big big wicket. This is his sixth first-ball duck in Test cricket. Only 102 runs for him this series 49/2
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    TOTAL
    153/3 (26.3 Overs, RR: 5.77, 117 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (KDK Vithanage, 6.6 ov), 2-49 (KC Sangakkara, 7.1 ov), 3-121 (FDM Karunaratne, 20.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Junaid Khan403007.5000
    Mohammad Hafeez402005.0000
    Zulfiqar Babar804215.2500
    Yasir Shah10.305525.2300

Close of Play

  • Thu, 25 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 70/1 (JK Silva 21*, KC Sangakkara 18*, 32 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Jun - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 304/9 (HMRKB Herath 10*, PVD Chameera 0*, 118.2 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Jun - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 171/2 (Azhar Ali 64*, Younis Khan 23*, 59 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Jun - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 329
  • Mon, 29 Jun - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 153/3 (26.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Draw, what draw?

92

Percentage of Tests that have had results at the P Sara Oval in the last 20 years (11 out of 12 Tests), the best for any venue (min. 10 Tests)

Past Follies

2

Number of times SL have been bowled out in the 4th inns when attempting to chase down a target of less than 200 (v AUS, 1992 and SA, 2000)

In & Out

11

Number of career ducks for Kumar Sangakkara, 6 of those are golden ducks, and 6 of those are at Colombo (at either SSC or PSS)

Six for Chandimal

30

Years since an SL keeper effected 6 dismissals in an inns - Amal Silva in 1985 (v India) and Dinesh Chandimal in the 2nd inns of this Test

Pace trumps Spin

59

Number of overs bowled by Sri Lanka's spinners, the third-most in a home Test when they have taken not more than 1 wicket

No escaping Rangana

8

Number of times Rangana Herath has dismissed Azhar Ali. No other bowler has dismissed Azhar Ali more than 5 times.

Ali's hands can't hit

40.6

Azhar Ali's strike rate, the lowest for any PAK batsman who has made min. 1000 runs (where complete balls-faced info is available)

In for the long haul

9

Number of times Azhar Ali has faced 200+ balls in a Test inns, the 2nd-most for any PAK batsman in the last 5 yrs after Younis Khan (12)

Building a reputation

6

Number of 50+ scores for Ahmed Shehzad (including 3 hundreds), the most for any Pakistan opener since 2013

A lean patch

4

Number of times Mohammad Hafeez has been dismissed for single digit scores in his last 6 Test innings