Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.6 Thirimanne hits the stumps and Hafeez is gone! Another short ball outside off and coming in, Hafeez works it off the back foot wide of midwicket, and there surely was a single there. For some reason, Hafeez was hesitant to get going. Thirimanne got to the ball quickly and hurled the stumps down at the bowler's end, with Hafeez a foot or so out. The replays suggest Hafeez expected the ball to go further away, but the outfield is heavy now after all the rain. 20/1
    41.1 oh well, don't expect a boring finish when Pakistan are involved. Taufeeq has given Randiv an Eid gift, and it happens to be his wicket. Short ball landed well outside off and turning away, it was so wide of Randiv that there was no way he could have been in control of the cut. And that's exactly what happened. He lobs it gently to the right of point, lovely bit of catching practice. 77/4
    13.2 Is that lbw? Is that caught? One way or the other, it is out. Stunning ball from Herath, and Sri Lanka are on the job now. Some needless defensiveness from Pak has contributed to the pressure, and this wicket. SL could place as many fielders as they wanted in catching positions and attack. This one from Herath curved in from round the stumps, landed on leg and turned away sharply. Azhar was well back on the crease, looking to turn it square, but missed. The ball kissed the right pad in front of off, en route Mahela's hands at slip. He appealed for the catch first, and then pointed to the batsman to show he was appealing for the lbw too, as did all his team-mates. The umpire agreed. 30/2
    26.5 how did that happen?! Younis has conjured up a dismissal out of nowhere. It is a mundane length ball landing on middle and leg and holdings its line. Younis just played the check-drive early and ended up scooping it straight to mid-on. 57/3
    not out
    not out
    1 (lb 1)
    87/4 (57 Overs, RR: 1.52)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.6 ov), 2-30 (Azhar Ali, 13.2 ov), 3-57 (Younis Khan, 26.5 ov), 4-77 (Taufeeq Umar, 41.1 ov)
    UWMBCA Welegedara9.031912.1100
    CKB Kulasekara3.001505.0000
    HMRKB Herath22.0141910.8600
    S Randiv19.092111.1000
    TM Dilshan4.001203.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 3 Nov - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 245/2 (KC Sangakkara 112*, DPMD Jayawardene 32*, 86 ov)
  • Fri, 4 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 35/2 (Azhar Ali 10*, Younis Khan 0*, 20 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 282/6 (Misbah-ul-Haq 50*, Abdur Rehman 3*, 110 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 164/5 (NT Paranavitana 66*, CKB Kulasekara 4*, 53.4 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 87/4 (57 ov) - end of match

Match Notes