Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.4 and he's gone! Poor shot from Khurram. It was wide outside off, not quite up there to drive, but he went hard at it with an angled bat and got a little tickle through to Dickwella 17/1
    5.5 good ball, and he's caught on the shuffle! That came in sharply off the seam, from just outside off, and he shuffled across, looking to work into the leg side, and was hit on the pads in front of off and middle, I think. He thinks a long time about reviewing, asks Azhar, finally decides to go for it, and the umpires tell him he's taken too long. Once again, the Shehzad-Azhar pair provide some pure DRS comedy! 21/2
    10.2 and Herath has struck! Simple catch to Mahela at slip after Azhar pushes forward, opened up by the inward angle, and gets a thick outside edge 31/3
    18.1 huge lbw appeal, Dickwella goes crazy, and goes even crazier as the finger goes up. Younis looked to sweep that from middle stump, missed completely, and the ball hit him on the back thigh (he was down on his knee) in front of middle. He reviews it, and they're looking to see if he got an inside edge as his bat swept across the ball. No sign of any defection. Ball pitched in line with off, went straight on with the angle, and that was hitting the stumps two-thirds of the way up 50/5
    14.3 Pakistan are in all kinds of trouble now. That was fired in with a lower trajectory, with that round-arm action, and it spun sharply from middle stump, took the outside edge as he looked to defend, and Mahela at slip takes number 205 39/4
    34.4 gone! This was always going to be a danger when you keep running at the bowler on a turning track. This is a lovely length by Herath, slow and turning, dips just in front of the advancing Shafiq then grips and slips past the blade. Dickwella does some sharp work behind the stumps. 105/6
    49.1 and that, I suppose, is that. It's angled across, wide of off, and Sarfraz goes for the sweep. Hits it uppishly, and straight into the hands of Sangakkara at deep square leg 151/8
    37.5 gone! Rehman makes a poor choice to leave one that seemed to be heading for the stumps. This is fired in a little flatter on about off stump, would have gone on to hit the wickets at first glance. Doesn't matter where it's hit him, because he had not played a shot, but it seemed to hit him in line anyway. 122/7
    52.1 whoa, ho! And that's the win for Sri Lanka. Looks to launch this over the leg side, and the top-edge goes flying way over the off side. Sanga ran to his right from point, Kaushal to his left from short cover, and they collided, but Sanga emerged with the ball in his hands 165/10
    not out
    absent hurt
    14 (b 4, lb 7, nb 3)
    165 all out (52.1 Overs, RR: 3.16, 231 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Khurram Manzoor, 3.4 ov), 2-21 (Ahmed Shehzad, 5.5 ov), 3-31 (Azhar Ali, 10.2 ov), 4-39 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 14.3 ov), 5-50 (Younis Khan, 18.1 ov), 6-105 (Asad Shafiq, 34.4 ov), 7-122 (Abdur Rehman, 37.5 ov), 8-151 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 49.1 ov), 9-165 (Wahab Riaz, 52.1 ov)
    UWMBCA Welegedara9.042212.4400
    KTGD Prasad8.002923.6203
    HMRKB Herath22.125752.5700
    MDK Perera13.014613.5300

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Aug - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 261/8 (KTGD Prasad 4*, 85.1 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Aug - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 244/6 (Sarfraz Ahmed 66*, Abdur Rehman 1*, 70 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Aug - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 177/2 (KC Sangakkara 54*, DPMD Jayawardene 49*, 63 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Aug - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 127/7 (Sarfraz Ahmed 38*, Wahab Riaz 2*, 40 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Aug - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 165 (52.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

A stone throw away


Runs Kumar Sangakkara needs to get to 12000 runs in Test cricket

Herath keeps the pace


Number of Tests Herath has taken to reach 250 wickets. He is fourth quickest spinner to do so.