Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SM Warnapura
54(56) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Shoaib Malik
39(88) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O9.0
M3
R21
W4
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shoaib Malik
O1.5
M0
R13
W1
Eco7.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The Sri Lanka batsmen are ecstatic, they jump and punch the air, Jayawardene plucks a couple of stumps as souvenirs. A dejected Pakistan team shakes hand with the Sri Lankan team.

Agnel Pereira from Bahrain: "Through such a heroic performance by Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis' poor form is striking! At the same time, Herath's unheralded success. Why he wasnt in their side all this time?"

Post-match presentation:
Younis Khan: "It's not the first time that we collapsed, it's the third time. I think it's because we are not playing even Test cricket. I think we fell short by about 100 runs."

"Alam has played all his cricket in the middle order, but I asked him whether he would open for the team, his response was fantastic."

Kumar Sangakkara: "It's a very special series, two very absorbing Tests, the key for us was that whenever we needed someone to step up, someone put their hand up."

"Kulasekara and Herath were fanstastic, there wasn't much in the pitch, but it shows (what you can do) if you have heart, and are willing to bend your back."

"It was an important breakthrough that Paranavitana got for us as well. And we must say a big 'Thank you' to Dilshan, who has kept wickets in both Tests."

Man of the Match award is shared by Nuwan Kulasekara and Fawad Alam.

Alam: "170 wasn't enough of a target, we needed 250-260."

Kulasekara: "I worked hard in the last one year with my coaching staff."

That's it from me, Siddarth Ravindran. Thanks for all the mails today, some 1600 of them. See you in the third Test, starting on the 20th

31.5
1
Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, 1 run, and there it is, Sri Lanka clinch their first home Test series against Pakistan, Samaraweera's cover drive brings the victory
31.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene brings the scores level by helping the ball towards square leg
31.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, 1 run, very short from Malik, Samaraweera rocks back and swings it to square leg
31.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, no run, he was looking to slam that towards midwicket, it was a touch shorter than he expected and he defends
31.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, no run, turns in after pitching outside off, turns it towards square leg

END OF OVER:
31 | 4 Runs | SL: 168/3

  • DPMD Jayawardene36 (34b)
  • TT Samaraweera4 (2b)
  • Umar Gul6-0-38-0
  • Shoaib Malik1-0-10-1
30.6
0
Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, Gul keeps it tight around off stump, Jayawardene again glides it towards point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SM Warnapura
54(56) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Shoaib Malik
39(88) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O9.0
M3
R21
W4
Eco2.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shoaib Malik
O1.5
M0
R13
W1
Eco7.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF