Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.5 the drop makes no difference, Gul charges in next ball and bowls a brute of an away going delivery, pitches leg and rears up as it swerves across a squared-up Para, outside edge goes screaming high to Younis Khan at second slip, he holds on to the missile, top-class stuff from Gul, truly top-class 4/1
    60.1 gone! Ajmal gets the breakthrough, and roars, he has got the doosra working from round the stumps all along, and beaten Dilshan's outside edge, this time he finds it as Dilshan pushes with a slightly open face, the edge carries very low to Younis Khan at first slip who takes it neatly 177/2
    116.5 oh dear, Sanga has fallen to the pull, he has been undone by the bounce on this short ball, he had seen the length early and rocked back for the pull, but it gripped, spun, and bounced awkwardly away from him, and he skied it straight up off the toe end of the bat for Younis to settle under it at slip, Sanga cannot believe what has happened, he swore as soon as he saw it flying straight up 304/5
    93.5 Simon Taufel has given Mahela out leg-before, that looked high in real time, Mahela was hit on the right thigh pad as he missed the pull to a short one that was coming in from round the wicket, the ball was still rising as it struck the pad right on the crease, that looked like going over 261/3
    113.2 Angelo was possibly playing for lunch, cannot justify his crawl otherwise, but he has edged this one to Adnan in the last over before lunch, some spin and bounce for Rehman as he flights it on a length close to off, Angelo wasn't exactly fully forward, the ball took the outside edge and Adnan snapped it up 300/4
    152.6 Silva is gone this time, to the sweep, it is the doosra that takes the top edge and goes towards square leg, Azhar runs to his left from short fine leg and takes a superb sliding catch, he hasn't done anything wrong on the field today 413/9
    128.3 even umpire Tarapore has no problems with this one, he sends Kosala back as he is rapped on the pads deep in the crease with a big offbreak, he had almost started to walk away, it was that plumb, spun in a long way, he brought his bat down well outside the line and it was too late 330/6
    129.4 another one goes! Gul gets the reverse swing going, hurls it full outside off, it starts moving in sharply, Randiv is moving across and has no chance of getting leg out of the way as the ball crashes low into the pad just beside the bat, looked like taking leg 331/7
    141.5 another wicket in the last over of a session, Junaid bowls it outside off on a length, and it moves away now, Prasad is in the mood to have a push at it and gets a faint edge on its way to Adnan, they check whether it is a no-ball, tight call, but Junaid has just a bit of boot behind the landing crease 359/8
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    52
    35
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    97.14
    153.3 Gul strikes on the third attempt, going full at the stumps all the time, Welegedara backs away once again, no clue what he was hoping to achieve, the ball swerves in late and disturbs off stump 413/10
    Extras
    11 (lb 5, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    413 all out (153.3 Overs, RR: 2.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (NT Paranavitana, 0.5 ov), 2-177 (TM Dilshan, 60.1 ov), 3-261 (DPMD Jayawardene, 93.5 ov), 4-300 (AD Mathews, 113.2 ov), 5-304 (KC Sangakkara, 116.5 ov), 6-330 (CKB Kulasekara, 128.3 ov), 7-331 (S Randiv, 129.4 ov), 8-359 (KTGD Prasad, 141.5 ov), 9-413 (JK Silva, 152.6 ov), 10-413 (UWMBCA Welegedara, 153.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul29.3107632.5703
    Junaid Khan2749423.4802
    Saeed Ajmal51413242.5800
    Abdur Rehman451410312.2801
    Mohammad Hafeez10303.0000
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    4.4 another blinder, and this is off the bat, Hafeez has to go, he pushed away from the body to a fuller length delivery going across, thick edge was flying to the third man boundary before Mahela got in the way with a big dive to his right at third slip to pouch it with both hands, he is engulfed by his team-mates, outstanding catching 8/1
    14.4 Sri Lanka have another one, Silva whipped off the bails and immediately started celebrating, Taufeeq was drawn forward with the flight again, this one went straight past the push and Silva had the bails off with Taufeeq's back foot on the line 35/2
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    57.1 Kulasekara gets his first Test wicket, bowled'im! Just short of a good length and it nipped back in sharply, landed on the off and zipped in further after reversing, Azhar Ali tried to play that off the back foot, trying to turn it into the leg side, couldn't quite handle the movement and his middle stump was pegged back, Kulasekara opens his Test account 133/3
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    57.81
    90.1 He's done the trick with the new ball! Similar delivery to the one that knocked off Azhar Ali, just a different bowler with a different bowling hand, landed around the off stump, nipped back in sharply and Younis was caught on the crease and played late on that one, tried to defend him off the back foot but was beaten through the gate and the stumps were knocked back! 233/4
    135.2 Sri Lanka get rid of Misbah, finally! Went for the slog-sweep, was aiming at midwicket, but got a top edge, it appeared to hold its line that ball, Dilshan was at backward short leg and he judged it well, diving to his left and holding it close to chest to ensure it didn't pop out 336/9
    100.6 Welegedera's struck again with the new ball, Shafiq was drawn forward once again with a lovely, tempting slower delivery that landed on a length and then cut away, got a thin edge as he reached forward to defend and the keeper made no mistake 258/5
    107.3 Sri Lanka have edged ahead, that one went on straight, the previous one turned sharply, this one forced Adnan to play for the turn but it held its line, struck plumb in front of leg stump, the umpire had no doubts 277/6
    110.6 Welegedera has broken through in the first over, angled in towards middle and just nipped away, Rehman was squared up and tried to fend it into the off side, got a thick edge to second slip where Jayawardene, moving to his right, dropped it but it landed in Paranavitana's lap at first slip and he ensured there was no more fumbling, an ideal start for Sri Lanka, this 282/7
    117.4 he was testing Gul's patience and tempted him with a flighted lolly and predictably, the tailender was enticed, tried to clear mid-off but didn't time it well at all and Angelo Mathews judged it to perfection 289/8
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    138.2 Let's see if that happens now, Welegedara has taken his fifth wicket! His first five-for in Tests, came round the wicket for this one, angled in and then got it to nip away a hint, Junaid tried to close the face on that one, missed and was cleaned up. Welegedera is ecstatic, he's worked hard, bowled an especially long spell today 340/10
    Extras
    8 (lb 2, nb 3, w 3)
    TOTAL
    340 all out (138.2 Overs, RR: 2.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.4 ov), 2-35 (Taufeeq Umar, 14.4 ov), 3-133 (Azhar Ali, 57.1 ov), 4-233 (Younis Khan, 90.1 ov), 5-258 (Asad Shafiq, 100.6 ov), 6-277 (Adnan Akmal, 107.3 ov), 7-282 (Abdur Rehman, 110.6 ov), 8-289 (Umar Gul, 117.4 ov), 9-336 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 135.2 ov), 10-340 (Junaid Khan, 138.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UWMBCA Welegedara35.2108752.4610
    KTGD Prasad40902.2500
    CKB Kulasekara2576512.6013
    HMRKB Herath42148532.0210
    S Randiv2557412.9600
    TM Dilshan711802.5700
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    0.5 Gul has struck in the first over yet again, he gets the big wicket of Dilshan, short of length ball that holds it line just outside off, hangs his bat outside off, nicks it to Hafeez at third slip 5/1
    29.6 Sanga goes! There are three fielders inside the circle on the off side, that was pitched slightly short outside off and it turned away slightly, Sanga went for the cut, he plays that shot well, but could not keep it down, played it straight into the hands of point 80/2
    42.1 trapped in front, Mahela goes, nipped back in sharply from a good length outside off, shuffled across to play it into the leg side, struck on the back pad in front of middle and leg, looked out to me and to Simon Taufel 127/3
    50.1 Taufel's given him, looped in towards off stump, turned in just a hint and struck Angelo in line with middle and off as he tried to close the face on it, struck him in line and the umpire had no doubts about that one 155/4
    50.5 Ajmal strikes, Kaushal Silva has no answers against him, this one was the conventional offspinner, landed on middle and off and turned in to strike him in front of middle and leg as he tried to play forward, the bat was nowhere near the ball as he tried to defend, that's how flummoxed he was 155/5
    56.3 Kosala is gone, he was at least trying to make something happen there. Doosra from round the stumps, lands short on middle and drifts along. He backed away and looked to cut it, but ended up bottom edging it onto the stumps. 178/6
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    Extras
    9 (lb 6, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    181/6d (58 Overs, RR: 3.12, 259 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (TM Dilshan, 0.5 ov), 2-80 (KC Sangakkara, 29.6 ov), 3-127 (DPMD Jayawardene, 42.1 ov), 4-155 (AD Mathews, 50.1 ov), 5-155 (JK Silva, 50.5 ov), 6-178 (CKB Kulasekara, 56.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul1514422.9310
    Junaid Khan53901.8002
    Abdur Rehman1213803.1600
    Mohammad Hafeez1013413.4000
    Saeed Ajmal1625033.1200
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    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
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    Extras
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    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UWMBCA Welegedara931912.1100
    CKB Kulasekara301505.0000
    HMRKB Herath22141910.8600
    S Randiv1992111.1000
    TM Dilshan401203.0000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

3,4,5,6,7 November 2011 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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