Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    11.1 first breakthrough! Flighted outside off, came from the back of the hand that one, Khurram got forward to defend it on the off side wide of silly point, it went away to take the outside edge straight to slip 36/1
    20.4 Butt has holed out! Pakistan are in a spot of bother now, the pressure was on and Butt, who had played so well yesterday, heaved it straight down deep square leg's throat, unnecessary shot, he probably aimed to relieve some of the pressure but has ended up creating more 72/4
    12.1 came back in to rap him on the pads, Sri Lanka are clawing back, swung in, he was half-forward and tried to defend it towards cover, was struck in line just under the knee-roll and Harper gave it out. 39/2
    20.1 gone! Slips in the straighter one, tossed it up, drifted into middle and Yousuf, expecting it to spin away played down the wrong line and was trapped in front, Harper had no hesitation in giving that out and replays indicate he made the right decision 71/3
    27.5 run out, this is going nowhere for Pakistan, the decisive blow I think, went across the line to glance it fine, deflected off his pads and rolled down to Dilshan who scored a direct hit at the striker's end to find Misbah just short of his ground, had walked down too far and should never have attempted the single there, was too late while trying to make it back 85/7
    21.3 five down! Sri Lanka have edged ahead in a matter of overs, beautiful delivery, full outside off and leaving the right hander, Malik is sucked into the drive but the away movement produces a thin edge and Dilshan takes a dolly 72/5
    25.1 Sri Lanka are on top! Plumb! Landed on a good length on leg stump and moved towards middle and off, he was induced into playing the drive, tried to hit it on the rise but played inside the line, struck on the pads and right in front! 80/6
    44.3 All over! Flighted on middle, Rauf's yes lit up, tried to drill it down the ground, it spun away to take the outside edge and Jayawardene took a sharp catch at slip to end the Test 117/10
    35.1 Not too well I'm afraid, this one spun away, landed on middle, he played across the line thinking it'll spin into him, it went the other way to crash into off 95/8
    40.2 Herath takes one more, the end is near for Pakistan now, went straight on, Aamer came forward to defend playing for the spin and it caught the edge, Dilshan, who has impressed with the gloves today, too a smart catch moving a hint to his left 110/9
    not out
    17 (b 13, lb 3, w 1)
    117 all out (44.3 Overs, RR: 2.62, 202 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Khurram Manzoor, 11.1 ov), 2-39 (Younis Khan, 12.1 ov), 3-71 (Mohammad Yousuf, 20.1 ov), 4-72 (Salman Butt, 20.4 ov), 5-72 (Shoaib Malik, 21.3 ov), 6-80 (Kamran Akmal, 25.1 ov), 7-85 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 27.5 ov), 8-95 (Umar Gul, 35.1 ov), 9-110 (Mohammad Amir, 40.2 ov), 10-117 (Abdur Rauf, 44.3 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara7.012503.5700
    T Thushara12.042121.7510
    AD Mathews4.001313.2500
    BAW Mendis10.002722.7000
    HMRKB Herath11.351541.3000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 4 Jul - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 15/2 (Younis Khan 7*, Abdur Rauf 0*, 7 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 0/0 (HMRKB Herath 0*, SM Warnapura 0*, 1 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Jul - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 71/2 (Salman Butt 28*, Mohammad Yousuf 12*, 19 ov)
  • Tue, 7 Jul - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 117 (44.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes