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    4.6 and Kulasekara gets through eventually, he has been keeping it up around that off stump, moving many in, some away, it is not the movement that gets Hafeez this time, there was none, he drives a pitched up widish straight ball away from the body, Mahela accepts the thick edge low at slip gleefully 8/1
    12.2 Kula on fire, goes through Taufeeq now and goes on a run, big gap between bat and pad and Kula bursts through it, length ball, swinging away slightly from over the stumps, middle and off stump line, Taufeeq does not far forward to defend, manages an inside edge which clatters into the stumps 25/3
    11.3 what a catch at gully, flight, good length, turn from middle and leg, bounce, thick edge as Azhar presses forward with a big stretch, Thilan reacts and snaps up the sharp low take 21/2
    80.5 and the new ball has struck first over, Kula is the man again, bowled straight, back of a length outside off, Younis pushing out from the crease, clear sound of a nick as it moves away slightly, through to the keeper, Younis hangs around for a bit and walks back in disappointment 212/6
    16.2 needless, absolutely needless, Ajmal is walking after the direct hit, no run there at all, Younis pushing towards covers, taking a step out and stopping, Ajmal charged up as if on a mission, turned back late when he saw the fielder get to the ball, but could not beat the direct hit, short by more than a foot 38/4
    72.6 Herath has produced the breakthrough, all it needed was one mistake, there has been slow turn, but Herath got this one to spin quicker, and bounce outside off, Shafiq could have left it alone, it was spinning away from him, probably the fullish length and angle into him makes him go for it, he pushes, and Mahela moves to his left at slip to take the outside edge, not in control initially, but he has his body behind the ball, it grazed the keeper's gloves on its way, and changed direction slightly, but Mahela had it covered 189/5
    94.4 Nuwan Pradeep has his first Test wicket, swings it in full, strikes him in front of middle and leg, umpire Davis reckons that is taking out leg stump, bit of doubt with all that angle though, he was forward looking to work it away, and the ball had some distance to travel 243/7
    not out
    105.2 stunner from Sanga at deepish extra cover, Rehman deciding to attack after the stumping appeal, charges out but is nowhere close to the line and pitch outside off, his swing takes the ball high in the air, there is a man at mid off, but Sanga makes ground running back to his left from extra cover, and takes it with a dive 266/8
    111.2 and he falls second ball in the over, fine tumbling take by silly point to his left, but was there bat involved, Gul shaking his head in the crease as he is given, wafting across the line on the back foot, the ball pops up off the thigh pad, need more replays, no bat involved, another rough decision, on to left thigh pad, then the right leg, and popping up in the air 280/9
    113.6 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 300/10
    12 (b 9, lb 2, w 1)
    300 all out (114 Overs, RR: 2.63, 447 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.6 ov), 2-21 (Azhar Ali, 11.3 ov), 3-25 (Taufeeq Umar, 12.2 ov), 4-38 (Saeed Ajmal, 16.2 ov), 5-189 (Asad Shafiq, 72.6 ov), 6-212 (Younis Khan, 80.5 ov), 7-243 (Mohammad Ayub, 94.4 ov), 8-266 (Abdur Rehman, 105.2 ov), 9-280 (Umar Gul, 111.2 ov), 10-300 (Junaid Khan, 113.6 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara23.084832.0810
    ANPR Fernando15.045613.7300
    HMRKB Herath42.099122.1600
    AD Mathews4.01802.0000
    S Randiv30.048632.8600

Close of Play

  • Fri, 22 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 300/2 (KC Sangakkara 111*, DPMD Jayawardene 55*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Jun - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 48/5 (Younis Khan 15*, Mohammad Ayub 1*, 24 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Jun - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 36/3 (Younis Khan 0*, Saeed Ajmal 11*, 15 ov)
  • Mon, 25 Jun - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 300 (114 ov) - end of match

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