Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
29(91) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 4 0 2 0
TM Dilshan
56(58) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 10 8 0 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O13.0
M2
R44
W3
Eco3.38
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Randiv
O9.3
M1
R13
W4
Eco1.36
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 472(153.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 100(54.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 137(41 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 300(114 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

END OF OVER:
114 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 300/10

  • Adnan Akmal40 (105b)
  • S Randiv30-4-86-3
  • KMDN Kulasekara23-8-48-3

That is it from us for this game at the moment. Have a look at Sid Ravindran's match report. Abhishek Purohit signing off. The next Test begins on June 30 at the SSC in Colombo. Join us then

Mahela Jayawardene: "Kulasekara was outstanding with the new ball. It is always good to see Dilshan getting runs for us, as he gets them so quickly. Quite a few reasons to not enforce the follow-on. We had played only two and a half days on that wicket. Our bowlers had already bowled 60-odd overs. I wanted to give them a rest and wanted to bat Pakistan out of the match. It was all about Test cricket, and not about extra holidays. The weather was a bit of a concern. We have to see that the workload is being monitored as well."

Mohammad Hafeez: "Thumbs up to my team for showing the highest standard of spirit in the field. It is a learning experience for them. We [batsmen] have to work hard in the nets for the next couple of days. Misbah coming back will give us a boost. It was good to see Younis and Asad fighting till the end." No mention of the umpiring from Hafeez

Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 199. Sangakkara: "It was a case of adapting quickly, the ODI series with ttwo new balls, it allows batsmen to build innings even in ODIs, and you can carry that rhythm in Tests. Dilshan got the momentum for us. The conditions were easier than it is usually at Galle, breeze blowing throughout. Pakistan bowled well. I had one delivery to get to the 200, and I let the opportunity go, you control your own destiny."

Time for the presentation. Looks like it will drag on for a bit, numerous awards being given, most sixes, fastest innings, and so on

Lots of feedback against the numerous umpiring errors in the game. It is a tough job, and the umpires will get it wrong on days and in games like these as long as we don't put in place simple things like giving the third umpire more powers, and having a very basic DRS in place to minimise howlers. The fight against and for complicated technology can go on in parallel

That doesn't absolve Pakistan of the lack of fight they showed in the first innings, and the way the top order again failed in the second. Having said that, to last 114 overs in the fourth innings is an achievement in itself

Sri Lanka's big three batsmen came good in the first innings, and Pakistan crumbled against the weight of runs, and quality bowling led by Kulasekara and Herath

113.6
W
Randiv to Junaid Khan, OUT, that is it then, bat-pad catch to forward short leg, no doubt about it, pitching middle and off, kicking in, forward push, off the bat, onto pad, and onwards to short leg
113.5
4
Randiv to Junaid Khan, FOUR runs, cut through point now, straightening outside off stump, bouncing, he handles it well
113.4
0
Randiv to Junaid Khan, no run, spinning in onto the pads, pops away to short leg
113.3
0
Randiv to Junaid Khan, no run, that rolled onto the stumps, as Junaid pushed forward, but well, well, the bails remain resolutely in place
113.2
4
Randiv to Junaid Khan, FOUR runs, slashes hard and gets four to the third man rope
113.1
0
Randiv to Junaid Khan, 4 bye, angled in down leg and Prasanna cannot collect

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
29(91) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 4 0 2 0
TM Dilshan
56(58) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 10 8 0 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O13.0
M2
R44
W3
Eco3.38
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Randiv
O9.3
M1
R13
W4
Eco1.36
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF