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    8.2 jeez, that is an extremely poor shot, Para has gone after a short and widish ball without much foot movement, the thick edge flies to Misbah who takes it cleanly chest-high, openers gone inside ten overs on a batting surface, not the start Dilshan wanted 24/2
    2.2 this time Tarapore gives him, Gul has struck with the new ball early once again, pitches leg on a good length, going across and rapping him in front as he pushes outside the line, that looked like hitting off, it straightened a shade and hit him below the knee roll 3/1
    45.1 oh dear, Sanga has thrown it away, with mid on deep enough, he took on Rehman, looking to loft him wide of the fielder but ended up chipping it straight to him, he didn't drop it as well, the catching has largely been satisfactory from Pakistan today, but this was a bonus wicket 154/8
    8.6 Gul is all over Sri Lanka at the moment! Mahela's tendency to push at deliveries close to off stump has done it for him, length ball straightening a shade in the channel, but it is the nip off the wicket that produces the outside edge which goes low to Misbah at first slip, captain shows the way, doesn't deny his persevering bowler, he put in a lot in this delivery 30/3
    11.6 horrible shot, really with three wickets down early, Sri Lanka have every right to expect better from their captain than a loose forcing shot from the crease (the kind which he plays effectively in ODIs) to a relatively harmless short of a length ball, thick edge is gobbled up by you-know-who at first slip 45/4
    24.2 it was coming, it was coming, the only question was when, Angelo feathers this length ball on its way to Adnan, he had been batting from outside the crease all the time, this one was close enough to be pushed at, but his position down the track meant he ended up having a jab at it as it came on quickly, Sri Lanka slip further 73/5
    35.5 appeal for lbw and Tony Hill sends Silva back, that is gone, Silva had been looking for runs throughout his innings, he went down for the sweep, Rehman, who has been getting some turn, got it this time as well, and struck Silva in front of middle, that would have taken middle and off 127/6
    44.6 Ajmal has got Prasad eventually, he had not been reading him at all, Ajmal darted it across the right hander from round the stumps, Prasad pushed forward, and got the edge through to Adnan who took a fine catch moving to his right 154/7
    74.1 gone this time, Younis holds on at slip, Ajmal tossed it up from round the stumps, Herath was looking to work it with the angle towards midwicket, it turned across, took the outside edge and flew straight to Younis at slip, end of a fighting stand 229/9
    78.6 Saeed Ajmal finally gets his man, after an age of beating the outside edge with doosras, he floats it up and lures Welegedara outside his crease for the big shot, turns past the outside edge, and Adnan does the rest 239/10
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    18 (b 5, nb 6, lb 7)
    TOTAL
    239 all out (79 Overs, 327 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Umar Gul19.027834.10
    Junaid Khan15.025723.80
    Saeed Ajmal26.094531.73
    Abdur Rehman17.054022.35
    Mohammad Hafeez2.00703.50
    Fall of wickets:1-3 (HDRL Thirimanne, 2.2 ov), 2-24 (NT Paranavitana, 8.2 ov), 3-30 (DPMD Jayawardene, 8.6 ov), 4-45 (TM Dilshan, 11.6 ov), 5-73 (AD Mathews, 24.2 ov), 6-127 (JK Silva, 35.5 ov), 7-154 (KTGD Prasad, 44.6 ov), 8-154 (KC Sangakkara, 45.1 ov), 9-229 (HMRKB Herath, 74.1 ov), 10-239 (UWMBCA Welegedara, 78.6 ov)
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    23.3 they have created pressure all morning, and now they have got the big wicket of Hafeez, rapped on the pads with one that came back in a long way from outside off, would that angle have taken it down leg, umpire Hill did not think so, tight call, hit him above the knee roll as well, but Sri Lanka have sent the openers back 64/2
    21.1 that is it for Taufeeq, he has gone for the drive to a full delivery going across him, and edged it for Kaushal to take a tumbling first catch in Test cricket, the runs had just not been coming for him, even as he was trying too hard 63/1
    97.5 Dilshan strikes again, just as the day is about to end, Azhar went down to sweep a tossed up full delivery that turned in to strike him on the pad, would have gone on to hit middle and leg but did that hit him outside the line of off? It did strike him in line but replays show there was some bat on that, oh dear, what a way to bring an end to a break-through knock 275/4
    63.2 Dilshan strikes at the stroke of tea, Younis falls in a manner similar to how Mahela fell in Abu Dhabi, trying to cut a flighted and sharply spinning offbreak, and edges it on to the stumps 181/3
    100.4 oh well, Misbah is gone pretty early, he has had a quite needless poke at this one outside off after having left so many deliveries similar to this one, slightly fuller and going further away, Misbah goes after it feebly and a fine tumbling catch is taken in the slips, it is Mahela who holds on as he dives to his right at second slip 283/5
    114.2 this time he is gone, and it is Angelo who makes up for his earlier drop, it was floated wide and full outside off, Ajmal had a go at it, the thick edge flew straight in to Angelo's hands, and he banged it in the ground after taking it 324/6
    133.1 Asad is gone to a pretty ordinary shot, it was short outside off, but he lazily steered it off the front foot straight to gully, even Hafeez would have taken this one 394/7
    141.1 Dilshan ends the innings with some flight, drift and turn from outside off that produces an outside edge from Adnan as he pushes inside the line, Kaushal snaps up a fine catch 403/10
    136.2 Herath gets one past Rehman, who charges out for an attempted swing over midwicket as he sees flight from over the stumps, is beaten and the ball turns in to strike the stumps 397/8
    136.5 Herath now has two in the over, he catches Gul on the crease with the one that slides in with the angle from a length, this time umpire Tarapore upholds Sri Lanka's loud appeal, but there was too much angle on that one 399/9
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    25 (b 10, w 2, nb 3, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    403 all out (141.1 Overs, 593 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    UWMBCA Welegedara29.077922.72
    KTGD Prasad32.0210433.25
    HMRKB Herath37.058922.40
    RAS Lakmal24.085402.25
    TM Dilshan19.115732.97
    Fall of wickets:1-63 (Taufeeq Umar, 21.1 ov), 2-64 (Mohammad Hafeez, 23.3 ov), 3-181 (Younis Khan, 63.2 ov), 4-275 (Azhar Ali, 97.5 ov), 5-283 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 100.4 ov), 6-324 (Saeed Ajmal, 114.2 ov), 7-394 (Asad Shafiq, 133.1 ov), 8-397 (Abdur Rehman, 136.2 ov), 9-399 (Umar Gul, 136.5 ov), 10-403 (Adnan Akmal, 141.1 ov)
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    79.1 Ajmal gets Paranavitana, with lots of flight from round the stumps, it dips full on Para, draws him forward, spins enough to take the edge and settles in to the hands of Younis Khan at slip, a screaming Ajmal rushes towards his team-mates 141/5
    13.1 Hafeez has got the breakthrough! flight from round the wicket, pitches on a length on middle, draws him forward, and spins past the push to clip off stump, Hafeez is delighted 22/1
    48.6 Sanga has been given this time by umpire Hill, he walks off in disgust, was he playing a shot as he pushed forward too far outside the line of one that broke back in, seems to have struck him just in line with off, but there was a lot of turn on it and it cannot be said without doubt whether it would have hit leg stump, Pakistan are celebrating, massive strike early in the morning for them 95/2
    60.3 they have got the big one, Mahela has fallen on the sweep, he looked to fetch a flatter one from outside off stump, but missed it as it spun in sharply and struck leg stump 113/3
    61.3 and another one goes, this is unravelling too quickly for Sri Lanka, Dilshan goes cheaply once again, caught on the pad just outside the crease with one that nips back in sharply from round the stumps, Junaid is pumped up as he gets the decision in his favour, that looked like it would have taken leg 116/4
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    86.6 the pull has consumed Kaushal, Junaid digs it in short from round the stumps and it climbs outside off on Kaushal, who drags the pull off the front foot in the air off the top edge, mid on picked it late, but settled under it eventually to take it 166/6
    100.3 he's bowled 'em! and taken down Adnan as well, it was the one that did not turn, drew him forward with a bit of flight and sneaked in through the gap between bat and pad to disturb the bails, the ball then carried on to hit Adnan in the jaw, he has not been wearing a helmet 222/7
    105.1 he is gone now, similar to the first innings, he had got away earlier, but again he bends the knee and looks to go towards midwicket against the turn to one flighted from round the stumps, the ball flies in the air off the edge and goes straight to cover, Ajmal gives him an angry send-off 243/8
    105.5 leg-before appeal given right away by umpire Tarapore, it spun in from outside off, Welegedara's bat was late in coming down, he was struck in front of off, the only doubt was whether all that turn would have taken it down leg 247/9
    109.5 Ajmal has his fifth to end the innings, the doosra lands on target now and takes off stump, it was angled in on a length, drew Lakmal forward who defended for the offbreak, but it spun and bounced past his push 257/10
    Extras
    19 (b 14, nb 2, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    257 all out (109.5 Overs, 452 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Umar Gul15.033902.60
    Junaid Khan17.043822.23
    Mohammad Hafeez14.023012.14
    Abdur Rehman33.076521.96
    Saeed Ajmal30.596852.20
    Fall of wickets:1-22 (HDRL Thirimanne, 13.1 ov), 2-95 (KC Sangakkara, 48.6 ov), 3-113 (DPMD Jayawardene, 60.3 ov), 4-116 (TM Dilshan, 61.3 ov), 5-141 (NT Paranavitana, 79.1 ov), 6-166 (JK Silva, 86.6 ov), 7-222 (KTGD Prasad, 100.3 ov), 8-243 (HMRKB Herath, 105.1 ov), 9-247 (UWMBCA Welegedara, 105.5 ov), 10-257 (RAS Lakmal, 109.5 ov)