Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.6 he knocks him out in his first over! He bangs it in short of a length outside off and gets it to swerve back in sharply with the angle, Warnapura is completely cramped for room as he shapes to cut and chops the ball onto the stumps 3/1
    39.4 and they lose a wicket against the run of play! Rauf bowls it a fraction short outside off and gets it to rise up, Tharanga is rooted to the crease as he tries to steer it to the off side and he manages a thick outside edge to Misbah at first slip, the ball carries through almost at chest height 139/4
    5.1 This time the fielders make no mistake! Aamer bowls it short of a length and gets the ball to straighten outside off, a tentative Sanga pokes his bat out and gets a thick outside edge which settles in malik's palms at third slip, waist high, he didn't have to move an inch 21/2
    21.6 sudden loss of concentration! Rauf pitches it uo a bit outside off and gets the ball to hold its line, Mahela gets forward and tentatively places his bat forward to defend but the ball takes a thick outside edge, Akmal will be a relieved man after dropping Mahela earlier this morning 96/3
    45.2 oh and he's struck second ball, would you believe! Younis delivers the breakthrough with another delivery pitched up right on the upright seam, it deviates and an unsure Samaraweera feebly has a push and Akmal accepts the thick outside edge, cuing a big celebration from Younis 160/5
    54.1 straightaway! Aamer feeds him a gift by pitching it up wide outside off, Dilshan falls for the bait and slices it straight down Malik's throat at gully 194/6
    64.2 very unfortunate end to a promising innings, Gul bangs it in short down the leg side and Mathew shapes to pull, he goes through with the shot too early and ends up gloving it, the ball balloons off hus gloves and Akmal is alert enough to change direction and take the catch jumping to his right 241/7
    75.3 Kula's neat little innings comes to an end, Younis isn't afraid to pitch it up again after being hit for a boundary, Kulasekara goes for a flashy square drive and gets a thin edge to the keeper 271/8
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    68
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    40.81
    78.5 that's nine down! Thushara prids forward to defend but gets a leading edge which balloons to Manzoor at silly point, he takes a sharp catch one-handed but releases the ball very quickly before the celebration, brought back memories of Gibbs and Waugh in the 1999 World Cup 282/9
    80.2 he sees the batsman making the advance down the wicket and drops the ball short, Mendis has a heave and he's stumped by a kilometer 292/10
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 3, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    292 all out (80.2 Overs, RR: 3.63, 353 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (SM Warnapura, 1.6 ov), 2-21 (KC Sangakkara, 5.1 ov), 3-96 (DPMD Jayawardene, 21.6 ov), 4-139 (NT Paranavitana, 39.4 ov), 5-160 (TT Samaraweera, 45.2 ov), 6-194 (TM Dilshan, 54.1 ov), 7-241 (AD Mathews, 64.2 ov), 8-271 (KMDN Kulasekara, 75.3 ov), 9-282 (T Thushara, 78.5 ov), 10-292 (BAW Mendis, 80.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul1434513.2101
    Mohammad Amir1937433.8900
    Abdur Rauf1415924.2100
    Younis Khan722323.2800
    Saeed Ajmal23.247923.3800
    Shoaib Malik31802.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    3.5 Thushara lands it just on the line of leg stump, manzoor shuffles too far across and tries to glance it down but he's trapped on the pads, the question was the height but the umpire was convinced, that would have clipped the top of leg stump 5/2
    0.2 timber! He is after all the No.1 bowler in ODIs at the moment, he gets the ball to straighten and Butt is all at sea as he shapes to leave the ball, the ball clips the top of the off stump and the Sri Lankans can't believe it 1/1
    20.6 and for the second time in this match a debutant takes a wicket in the first over! Mathews pitches it up outside off and the ball holds its line, Younis is forced to play at it but he fails to cover the line, the outside edge challenges Dilshan but he shows excellent reflexes to dive to his right and take the catch with both hands 80/4
    16.4 and finally Kulasekara and Sri Lanka strike, he lands the ball very close to the off stump and draws Rauf to play at it, the ball straightens, there's a faint trickle to the keeper and the umpire raises the finger after a few anxious seconds 55/3
    81.6 excellent stuff by Dilshan! Thushara gets the ball to bend back in sharply and Yousuf nearly edges the ball onto his stumps, the ball trickles behind the wicket and they try to pinch a single, Dilshan takes his gloves off, charges at the ball, sees that Yousuf is struggling and fires a direct hit at the other end, they know they've got him and the third umpire confirms 294/6
    59.2 relief all around for the Sri Lankans, Herath flights it outside off and Misbah is undecided on what shot to play, he lunges forward and ends up getting a leading edge straight to Jayawardene at first slip 219/5
    84.6 a sight to behold for any fast bowler! Kulasekara probes on the corridor of uncertainty outside the off stump, Malik is all at sea as the ball straightens and clips the side of the off stump, Kulasekara will want to see that replay a 100 times 303/7
    91.1 Angel (o) in the Outfield! He paddles it to fine leg and sets off for the second run, Akmal realises he's in trouble and he;s ball-watching, Angelo Mathews gathers the ball and fires a flat, accurate throw and bulls eye, it's a direct hit and Akmal dives in vain, Dilshan does the intelligent thing by not standing in front of the stumps 339/9
    88.4 timber again! That stump to stump line gets him another wicket, he pitches it on the off stump line and Gul plays down the wrong line and exposes the woodwork, the ball hits the top of the off stump 329/8
    93.6 edged and taken, he pitched it up outside off and Aamer goes for the drive but gets a thick outside edge, Tharanga Paranavitana takes a sharp low catch falling forward at first slip 342/10
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    Extras
    35 (b 12, lb 15, nb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    342 all out (94 Overs, RR: 3.63, 402 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Salman Butt, 0.2 ov), 2-5 (Khurram Manzoor, 3.5 ov), 3-55 (Abdur Rauf, 16.4 ov), 4-80 (Younis Khan, 20.6 ov), 5-219 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 59.2 ov), 6-294 (Mohammad Yousuf, 81.6 ov), 7-303 (Shoaib Malik, 84.6 ov), 8-329 (Umar Gul, 88.4 ov), 9-339 (Kamran Akmal, 91.1 ov), 10-342 (Mohammad Amir, 93.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara2437142.9500
    T Thushara2137723.6603
    BAW Mendis2528903.5604
    AD Mathews822613.2510
    HMRKB Herath1625213.2500
  • BATSMEN
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    16.5 wicket at the brink of lunch! full and swinging into the pads, landed on middle and struck him low in line with leg stump as he tried to push it through midwicket, Harper thought hard about it and raised his finger but we need replays to confirm if that would not have slid down the leg side 68/2
    1.2 gone! What a start. Gul lands it in the corridor just slightly short of a good length, Warnapura, with hardly any foot movement, pushes at it from the crease, gets a thick edge and Younis Khan at second slip bends low to take a sharp catch 0/1
    21.3 gone! A peach of a delivery that, the ball was consistently moving in but he got this one to swing the other way, landed just slightly short of a good length on the off, but fuller than the previous two, Paranavitana tried to defend it playing half-forward, got a thick edge straight to Akmal 86/3
    25.6 he's snared another one! Aamer takes three, Sangakkara is sucked into the drive, it's an overpitched delivery outside off but with the ball swinging, the shot was a touch too risky, it moved away to catch the outside edge and Akmal dived well to his right to snap a sharp one 101/5
    23.1 Aamer is bowling a dream spell here, Sri Lanka are in trouble now. Poor shot, there was no need to hang his bat to a slightly wide one, landed on a good length and moved away and Jayawardene prodded at it, the swing produced a thick edge and Kamran Akmal dived to his right to complete a good catch 88/4
    41.2 could that be the decisive blow? The doosra and Samaraweera failed to pick it, pitched it just right, on a good length just fractionally outside off, the batsman reached forward to defend, it spun away to take the outside edge safe into the palms of Misbah-ul-Haq at first slip 156/7
    36.1 big wicket! Dilshan couldn't resist chasing a wide delivery, was full and he reached for it, slicing it straight to second slip to Khurram Manzoor who took an easy catch, Younis' golden arm has done the trick again 138/6
    51.6 he's gone! Short and wide, there to cut and Mathews tried to do exactly that, it swung away, flew off the outside edge and Salman Butt at third man took a well judged catch bending forward just inches from the ground 191/8
    54.5 he's given him! Bowled from wide of the crease, pitched short outside off and spun in sharply to strike him above the knee roll, looked high on first sight but Harper had no doubt 211/9
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    56.2 quicker one bowled flat, too quick for Mendis who fails to defend it as it zips through the gate to crash into middle 217/10
    Extras
    15 (lb 7, nb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    217 all out (56.2 Overs, RR: 3.85, 281 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (SM Warnapura, 1.2 ov), 2-68 (HMRKB Herath, 16.5 ov), 3-86 (NT Paranavitana, 21.3 ov), 4-88 (DPMD Jayawardene, 23.1 ov), 5-101 (KC Sangakkara, 25.6 ov), 6-138 (TM Dilshan, 36.1 ov), 7-156 (TT Samaraweera, 41.2 ov), 8-191 (AD Mathews, 51.6 ov), 9-211 (KMDN Kulasekara, 54.5 ov), 10-217 (BAW Mendis, 56.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir1123833.4500
    Umar Gul1026216.2016
    Abdur Rauf1314913.7600
    Younis Khan1012722.7001
    Saeed Ajmal12.203432.7500
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    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
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    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
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    Extras
    17 (b 13, lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara712503.5700
    T Thushara1242121.7510
    AD Mathews401313.2500
    BAW Mendis1002722.7000
    HMRKB Herath11.351541.3000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

4,5,6,7 July 2009 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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