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    27.4 the flight does him in and Rehman has his first wicket! Lunges forward and looks to drive through the covers, but he does not reach the pitch. Younis Khan dives low to his left to pick up a sharp catch at first slip. The Lunch jinx is at it again 65/2
    14.6 very, very late decision but umpire Kettleborough has given him. Silva nicks off and he has to walk back. Another excellent delivery from Talha as he pitches it just back of a length outside off stump. It straightens a touch even as Silva was pushing away from his body. The outside edge results and it's an easy pouch for the keeper 31/1
    50.5 he's thrown it away! The softest of dismissals as he flicks an innocuous delivery straight to midwicket. Misbah has employed that man to good effect in strangling Sanga for runs and now he holds on to a neat catch around hip-high to get rid of him. Fullish ball angled in at his pads gets the wicket, who would have thought? 125/3
    61.6 he's got his man! Extracts a bit of turn and bounce and as Mahela went back to tickle it around the corner, the inside edge is taken and lobs to short leg. He departs 13 short of 11000. Oops 159/4
    65.2 and Ajmal has another! Hasn't read the doosra as he looks to hoick it over the leg side. The leading edge goes straight up and mid-on runs back to pick up a relatively easy catch. Ajmal is overjoyed. 166/5
    148.3 he's fallen in the 90s again! Soft dismissal as he slices it straight to deep point. It was full, it was wide and it reverse away as well. Mathews should not have played at that and he perishes 351/7
    95.1 no need for DRS here as Prasanna holes out to long leg. Excellent bouncer, around head-high lures him to go for the hook despite the man being positioned there. And he pays for that error in judgment with his wicket as Junaid Khan picks up a smart catch above his chest 239/6
    169.3 he won't get a ton on debut! Hooks it to long leg and he has to walk off. Dug in short and Talha had cramped him for room. He is lured into the shot and gets a top edge that is swallowed by Junaid Khan. A very gritty innings reaches it's end but Perera will know, playing in his first Test, he's put his side firmly on top here 423/9
    148.4 finally a leg before for Pakistan and Junaid has two in two! Went around the wicket and the reverse swing tailing into him is enough to beat his defensive push from the crease. Was a little late on the shot as well. Herath goes for a review, but this time umpire's call benefits Pakistan 351/8
    not out
    25
    50
    2
    0
    50.00
    not out
    3
    11
    0
    0
    27.27
    Extras
    18 (b 5, nb 2, lb 11)
    TOTAL
    428/9d (172 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Junaid Khan32.058132.53
    Mohammad Talha32.039933.09
    Saeed Ajmal55.01612022.18
    Abdur Rehman50.01410112.02
    Azhar Ali3.001103.66
    Fall of wickets:1-31 (JK Silva, 14.6 ov), 2-65 (FDM Karunaratne, 27.4 ov), 3-125 (KC Sangakkara, 50.5 ov), 4-159 (DPMD Jayawardene, 61.6 ov), 5-166 (LD Chandimal, 65.2 ov), 6-239 (HAPW Jayawardene, 95.1 ov), 7-351 (AD Mathews, 148.3 ov), 8-351 (HMRKB Herath, 148.4 ov), 9-423 (MDK Perera, 169.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    48.3 he's tickled it down the leg side and straight into the keeper's gloves, but Manzoor confers with his partner and goes for the review. He thought it had gone off the pad but wasn't quite as sure as he should have been to go for a second opinion. And yep, there is a bit of inside edge and Manzoor has to depart. Still doesn't look too convinced though, although being strangled down the leg side is not the most flattering of dismissals, if such a thing exists 114/1
    81.6 he's reverse swept it straight to his stumps! It was full and seeking the footmarks. He'd played the same shot to a very similar ball earlier in the over and got away with it. This time he gets a bottom edge and the ball dribbles onto the stumps. Shehzad is stunned. Holds his ground for a very long time as the umpires converse and finally give him out 245/4
    57.6 there's his first Test wicket and Perera is chuffed! But Pakistan have other plans. Azhar Ali has gone for the review. It was very full and just outside off. Azhar was looking to drive through the covers but gets the edge straight trough to Mathews at slip. Just enough drift away to dupe the batsman.That's a wasted one and Pakistan have lost both their reviews 149/2
    69.6 he's walked and another one bites the dust down the leg side. Sharp take by Prasanna behind the stumps as this was full and angled in at Younis. He was looking to tickle it away and pick up a few runs through fine leg, but doesn't quite get enough bat on it. So he won't go wicketless in his 50th Test. Good take from Prasanna as he stayed low and moved to his left 189/3
    107.1 Misbah tries the slog sweep again, this time not timed, gets it high on the bat, Chandimal at wide long on gets under that and ends a typical captains innings. A partnership of 25 comes to an end with the captain controlling it so well, Sri Lanka was very patient with him, waited for the mistake, and eventually got it 325/9
    92.1 struck on the pads as this was ducking in after pitching. On the knee-roll as he was looking to flick across the line. Touch late on it too. He was standing outside the crease and there is no bat involved and HawkEye says the ball would have just clipped leg stump so he has to go. Better review, just bad luck for Pakistan 274/5
    95.3 he's nicked it to the keeper! Gets a bit of turn this time as he pitches this full and a bit outside off stump. Sarfraz lunges forward and gets a thick outside edge and Prasanna, who has been so good behind the stumps this series, picks up another catch. And that is stumps 291/6
    96.3 gets one angled across the left hander, holds its line, reman gets forward, pushes at that, gets the edge and an easy catch to the keeper 294/7
    98.6 gets the one angled into the pads, gets forward, swing beats the bat, into the pad, huge appeal as his bat gets stuck behind the pad, the dreaded finger goes up as that was hitting the leg stump 300/8
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    0
    0.00
    109.1 swings hard from a ball bowled over the wicket, no clean contact but well taken at deep midwicket by a diving Chandimal. That's another five-wicket haul for the tireless Herath 341/10
    Extras
    11 (b 3, w 1, nb 1, lb 6)
    TOTAL
    341 all out (109.1 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    HMRKB Herath38.1812553.27
    RAS Lakmal23.046102.65
    MDK Perera17.017114.17
    RMS Eranga24.056042.50
    AD Mathews7.031502.14
    Fall of wickets:1-114 (Khurram Manzoor, 48.3 ov), 2-149 (Azhar Ali, 57.6 ov), 3-189 (Younis Khan, 69.6 ov), 4-245 (Ahmed Shehzad, 81.6 ov), 5-274 (Asad Shafiq, 92.1 ov), 6-291 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 95.3 ov), 7-294 (Abdur Rehman, 96.3 ov), 8-300 (Mohammad Talha, 98.6 ov), 9-325 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 107.1 ov), 10-341 (Junaid Khan, 109.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 bowled him! Short ball, goes on the pull from just outside off but it was a touch too quick. Gets the bottom edge which deflects onto the stumps. Ball seemed to hurry onto him, did not get up as high as expected, bat at an angle and the edge does the rest 13/1
    27.6 unplayable! Misbah got on in the last Test and Rehman returns the favour on behalf of his captain. Flighted and angled in on middle but it jags away rather alarmingly to beat the outside edge and crash into off stump. Silva's defensive technique is usually quite solid, but that time he just has to accept that was too good 66/3
    17.3 caught! gets forward, sweeps out of the rough, gets a top edge and skies to Manzoor at backward square leg. Excellent bowling by Rehman to the left-hander, kept on throwing it into the rough outside the off, Sangakkara tried the drive a few times, then the sweep, and now the changeroom 37/2
    67.6 he's outta here! Azhar Ali picks up a terrific catch low to his right at short leg. Ajmal lures the inside edge onto pad with a lovely flighted ball on off stump. It's deflected off the front pad and that allows short leg to get his hands under it. 127/5
    38.4 cleaned him up! Beats him all ends up with a big incutter. Gap between bat and pad as he was looking to drive on the up. More than enough for the reverse swinging ball to sneak through and shatter the stumps. Poor defensive technique and was actually a little late on the shot 89/4
    83.4 Manzoor gets redemption as Mathews, the same batsman he dropped yesterday, holes out at deep square leg. It was another bouncer and Mathews gets another top-edge while trying to hook. Looks like Sri Lanka are going for 2-0 as drinks come on the field. 189/6
    95.3 he's gone now! Flight, turn and the inside edge bounces off the straight to Azhar Ali under the helmet at short leg. One of the more easier ones he'll pouch in his career 209/9
    90.1 magic! Not from the bowler, but from the man under the helmet at short leg! Perera lunged forward to defend and gets a thick inside edge onto pad and looked set to beat Azhar Ali. But he had stayed down and propelled himself to his left to grab the ball by the very tips of his fingers. 203/7
    90.2 and he's gone first ball! Edged to slip. Dabs at it with half a bat and the ball almost slides off the face straight to Younis Khan who is one of the safer slippers going around 203/8
    101.4 mercifully, it ends. Eranga goes for a wild hoick over the leg side as he sees this flighted outside off. Gets a leading edge straight to point. 214/10
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    2
    19
    0
    0
    10.52
    Extras
    10 (b 2, w 2, nb 2, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    214 all out (101.4 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Junaid Khan20.063401.70
    Mohammad Talha23.026532.82
    Abdur Rehman33.0105641.69
    Saeed Ajmal25.475332.06
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (FDM Karunaratne, 5.1 ov), 2-37 (KC Sangakkara, 17.3 ov), 3-66 (JK Silva, 27.6 ov), 4-89 (LD Chandimal, 38.4 ov), 5-127 (DPMD Jayawardene, 67.6 ov), 6-189 (AD Mathews, 83.4 ov), 7-203 (MDK Perera, 90.1 ov), 8-203 (HMRKB Herath, 90.2 ov), 9-209 (HAPW Jayawardene, 95.3 ov), 10-214 (RMS Eranga, 101.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    8.6 called it and he's walking. Bouncer in line with the leg stump and he gloves it to the keeper. Considering the mood he was in, it might have been hard to duck or evade the line of this one that rose above shoulder-height. 48/2
    6.3 he came out with the sword and dies by it. Had a little chip down the track and lofts the length ball right down deep square leg's throat. He knew it straight away as he swung his bat in disgust, but he just had to go for it. But one has to wonder how that wicket will impact Pakistan's strategy 35/1
    56.3 he's out and Azhar Ali is running off to the pavilion to try and ensure not too much time is wasted. Nicks off to the keeper while he was looking to clear the straight boundary. Lakmal's persistence with a length ball on the stumps. It had hit the stumps too, but the bails were not dislodged 295/5
    21.5 chainsaw from Angelo as he pulls this straight to midwicket. Wanted to go over the top of Sanga as this was short and asking to be pulled. Younis got the shot right, but the placement all wrong. Soft dismissal and he knows it 97/3
    36.4 short again and Sarfraz was looking to work it down to long leg. The keeper takes it and Sri Lankans are convinced he's out and they go for the review. The third umpire is looking at loads of replays and it seems to have taken the glove. Sarfraz is gone after a very enterprising little innings that has set Pakistan up here 186/4
    not out
    68
    72
    4
    0
    94.44
    not out
    1
    2
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    11 (b 6, w 3, nb 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    302/5 (57.3 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    RAS Lakmal12.007936.58
    RMS Eranga15.306814.38
    HMRKB Herath19.0010005.26
    AD Mathews11.004814.36
    Fall of wickets:1-35 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.3 ov), 2-48 (Khurram Manzoor, 8.6 ov), 3-97 (Younis Khan, 21.5 ov), 4-186 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 36.4 ov), 5-295 (Azhar Ali, 56.3 ov)

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