Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Azhar Ali
100(242) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
KC Sangakkara
78(122) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O26.0
M9
R45
W3
Eco1.73
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Dilshan
O19.1
M1
R57
W3
Eco2.97
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 239(79 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

PAKISTAN 403(141.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 257(109.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 94(24.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

That's it from us for this Test match, Join us for the third and final Test that starts in Sharjah on November 3. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with our scorers S Balasubramanian and Venkat Raghav. Cheers

Misbah: "Credit to the team, they have been playing good cricket for the last year and a half. Everyone is fulfilling responsibilities and that makes it an easy job for me. I am happy about that [captaincy record]. Whatever we have played here, we know that this wicket, in the later part of the Test, it turns. But the initiative given by the fast bowlers was the key for us. That gave us the sniff to win this match. Win is always good for the team, and it is reward for the hard work we are putting in."

Dilshan: "We have to put at least some runs on the board. We have to think about the batting, get runs in the first innings, we have to improve. Murali did a great job for us, now we have to carry on with youngsters. Bowlers did a good job keeping them to 400 on a flat wicket. Every time we play four bowlers, I will have to bowl 10-15 overs as support."

Man of the Match is Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal: "We thought of stopping the flow of runs, and then getting the wickets. Captain told me to stay at the wicket when I was batting. The pitch was very good, for the first three days it was good for batting, we got bounce after that."

We are getting done with some 'special' awards at the moment, for fours, sixes and special performances.

Mohammad Hafeez walks back to applause, his captain welcomes him with a smile and a hug, he gets a bigger one from coach Mohsin Khan. He ensured Pakistan breezed through this small chase with a day and nine wickets to spare. Have a look at Sidharth Monga's match report.

Sri Lanka got out of jail in Abu Dhabi through the partnership between Sanga and Prasanna and all those dropped catches from Pakistan, This time Pakistan held their catches, Misbah leading the way at first slip. They have clearly been the better side over the two Tests by a fair distance and now lead 1-0 going in to the final game in Sharjah

24.1
1
Herath to Azhar Ali, 1 run, there is the winning run for Pakistan, a scampered one but the throw misses from mid off as Azhar runs after pushing one towards him

END OF OVER:
24 | 4 Runs | PAK: 93/1

  • Azhar Ali28 (71b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez59 (64b)
  • TM Dilshan9-0-36-0
  • HMRKB Herath10-2-28-1
23.6
1
Dilshan to Azhar Ali, 1 run, gets a wide spinning delivery and steers it to backward point to level the scores
23.5
0
Dilshan to Azhar Ali, no run, still defends, gets forward and across and smothers it
23.4
0
Dilshan to Azhar Ali, no run, worked with the turn to midwicket
23.3
0
Dilshan to Azhar Ali, no run, defended off the front foot
23.2
0
Dilshan to Azhar Ali, no run, dug out to the non-striker's right, Dilshan gets to the ball and fires in the throw

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Azhar Ali
100(242) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
KC Sangakkara
78(122) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O26.0
M9
R45
W3
Eco1.73
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TM Dilshan
O19.1
M1
R57
W3
Eco2.97
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF