Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
192(351) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 1 3 0 4 4
Mohammad Hafeez
196(331) 20x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O49.0
M5
R164
W3
Eco3.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Junaid Khan
O28.0
M6
R73
W5
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
22 | 8 Runs | SL: 86/2

  • KC Sangakkara24 (22b)
  • DPMD Jayawardene1 (5b)
  • Abdur Rehman9-2-19-1
  • Saeed Ajmal7-0-34-1

It's a draw. The captains have decided this is going to be a draw. It is a more exciting day than I expected at the start, Angelo Mathews and Kuamr Sangakkara seemed to have completely killed off the game in the first session, but the tail collapsed after lunch, and some enterprising batting from Pakistan helped set up a declaration. Still, this was a very good track for batting even on the final day, and there was a very slim chance that Sri Lanka would be bowled out in a session.

James: "Draw: pity. I'll have to do some work before the England game starts!"

Post-match presentation:

Man of the Match is Junaid Khan, for his five-for. Always nice to see the bowlers get recognised for efforts on a placid track. Misbah translates for Junaid: " He was bowling well in the last match as well, he is happy with his performance and his rhythm. There wasn't any help in the wicket, the plan was simple, just bowl wicket-to-wicket, and that worked."

Misbah: "Lot of positives in this match, the way the batting performed, Hafeez got a century, Taufeeq got some runs, Azhar Ali also, so our batsmen are in form." He also praises Junaid for his five-for on a flat pitch. "We will take a lot of confidence from this match."

Mahela Jayawardene: "The monsoon was delayed by a few weeks, Sri Lanka needed rain. We know what a quality side Pakistan is, we knew they will come strong at us. It has been a good effort from the boys. the mindset should be positive going into Pallekele. I know there's a big mokey on our back, we haven't won a Test series in a while."

That's about it from us today, here's George Binoy's report of the day is here. Thanks for all the mails, see you soon.

21.6
0
Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, pushed towards mid-on
21.5
6
Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, SIX runs, pitched up and Sanga hammered that over midwicket, that's a six for Sangakkara
21.4
1
Abdur Rehman to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside edge, soft hands helps Mahela survive, the ball pitches before reaching slip
21.3
1
Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, eased towards long-on for a single
21.2
0
Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, blocked to the leg side

Russ: "What are the chances of getting extra overs? Your scorecard says 'Minimum overs' can we have more? What about to make up for the lost weather, or if they bowl spin do they play to a certain time rather than number of overs?" I think play can go on till 6pm, that's another hour. I suppose you can bowl how many ever overs you want in that time.

21.1
0
Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, full on the pads, defended to the leg side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
192(351) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 1 3 0 4 4
Mohammad Hafeez
196(331) 20x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O49.0
M5
R164
W3
Eco3.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Junaid Khan
O28.0
M6
R73
W5
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF