END OF OVER:
151 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 606/10

  • CRD Fernando14 (20b)
  • Mohammad Talha17-0-88-1
  • Umar Gul37-2-135-6

The Sri Lankans have posted a massive score here and Pakistan will essentially have to emulate their feat in the first Test. They'll have to overcome a tricky phase here; they've got 24 overs to bat and with the ball swinging around, they'll have to bat cautiously. Back in ten

150.6
W
Mohammad Talha to Muralitharan, OUT, full and straight and gets the reward this time, Murali has a wild swing at it, though one must say the ball was in the slot, he missed and the middle stump is knocked out. First wicket in Tests for Talha

M Muralitharan b Mohammad Talha 22 (32m 16b 4x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

150.5
4
Mohammad Talha to Muralitharan, FOUR runs, tries to bring in some variation, slower ball bowled full on middle, Murali is under it nicely, strikes it over the bowlers head for a one bounce four
150.4
4
Mohammad Talha to Muralitharan, FOUR runs, the debutant getting the treatment here, full outside off, makes room and smashes it through the covers, poor Talha, 600 up
150.3
4
Mohammad Talha to Muralitharan, FOUR runs, well played, short outside off, makes room and upper cuts it over slip, deliberately done
150.2
1
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, 1 run, worked away off the back foot to square leg
150.1
1
Mohammad Talha to Muralitharan, 1 run, falls over as he tries to pull that away, banged in short on middle but he played it well in the end, swatting it wide of midwicket for a single

END OF OVER:
150 | 5 Runs | SL: 592/9

  • CRD Fernando13 (19b)
  • M Muralitharan9 (11b)
  • Umar Gul37-2-135-6
  • Mohammad Talha16-0-74-0
149.6
0
Umar Gul to Fernando, no run, good length on the off stump and moving back in, bowled at 134.2 kmph, pushed off the front foot to cover
149.5
0
Umar Gul to Fernando, no run, short on the off stump, gets behind it and drops it on the off side with soft hands
149.4
0
Umar Gul to Fernando, no run, slower ball bowled full on the off stump, he picked it, gets forward and defends it cautiously to cover
149.3
0
Umar Gul to Fernando, no run, yorker on the off stump, makes room and digs it out to cover

Dilhara has clearly emerged as the senior partner in this stand

149.2
4
Umar Gul to Fernando, FOUR runs, excellent shot, the shot of a batsman! Full on the off stump, he gets forward and drives it through the line wide of the bowler and mid-off for a boundary, presented the full face there.
149.1
1
Umar Gul to Muralitharan, 1 run, pulled away, banged in short on middle, played to deep square leg, they get a single

END OF OVER:
149 | 4 Runs | SL: 587/9

  • CRD Fernando9 (14b)
  • M Muralitharan8 (10b)
  • Mohammad Talha16-0-74-0
  • Umar Gul36-2-130-6
148.6
0
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, no run, full and wide, there to hit but he hits it straight to point, Talha's over negotiated fairly easily there
148.5
0
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, no run, on target, an attempted yorker bowled at 134.1 kmph on middle, lands full and defends it back to the bowler
148.4
0
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, no run, straying down the leg side, wasted delivery, left alone
148.3
0
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, no run, short of a length on the off stump, defended solidly to point
148.2
4
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, FOUR runs, inswinger bowled on a good length outside off, he makes room and drives it perfectly between cover and mid-off, handy runs these, though they already have quite a few
148.1
0
Mohammad Talha to Fernando, no run, good length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot to mid-off

Amman: "seriously though! why is younis still bowling with Kaneria..he should bring on Talha ..maybe a wicket here will hugely boost his confidence!"

Your prayers have been answered

END OF OVER:
148 | 5 Runs | SL: 583/9

  • M Muralitharan8 (10b)
  • CRD Fernando5 (8b)
  • Umar Gul36-2-130-6
  • Danish Kaneria47-5-183-0
147.6
4
Umar Gul to Muralitharan, FOUR runs, shot! Attempted yorker but ends up being a full toss on leg stump, Murali makes room and slogs it away to the long-on boundary
147.5
1
Umar Gul to Fernando, 1 run, full outside off, drives at it, gets a thick outside edge just over gully
147.4
0
Umar Gul to Fernando, no run, full outside off and he is beaten for the third time in a row, plays a lazy drive but is nowhere near the ball
147.3
0
Umar Gul to Fernando, no run, beaten again, probing line outside off, fishing for it but the ball moves away to beat the outside edge