58dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Samaraweera and Sangakkara make it Sri Lanka's day

A serene 204-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera allowed Sri Lanka to soak up the pressure of three early wickets and reach a comfortable position by the end of the opening day at Lahore

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TT Samaraweera
214(338) 32x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 64 runs
  • 13x4 - 0x6
15 11 10 33 60 27 22 25
TM Dilshan
145(170) 21x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 42 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
24 5 16 11 45 8 5 30

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O37
M2
R135
W6
Eco3.64
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Talha
O17
M0
R88
W1
Eco5.17
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

A disappointing end to Pakistan's day there. The openers had got their team off to an ideal start but some excellent fielding by the Sri Lankan captain ensured the visitors' brief stint with the ball today didn't go fruitless. The pitch is still an excellent one for batting though, and the in-form Younis, who's in next, will look to take full advantage. Pakistan still need a further 297 to avoid the follow-on but if the pitch plays the way it did today, they'll bank on getting there without too much difficulty. That's all for now though, join us tomorrow to see who wins the battle of the bats in the first innings. Until then, it's goodbye from Siddhartha Talya on the commentary and Binoy George from the scoring desk. Adios!

As a result of the firing in Lahore where several Sri Lankan players were injured, the match, and therefore the tour, has been called off. You can track developments in our breaking news blog

23.4
W
Muralitharan to Khurram Manzoor, OUT, tossed up on middle and leg, turned away behind square and they set off for the single, Mahela at short fine gathers it cleanly and throws down the stumps at the striker's end to find Butt just inches short of his ground

Salman Butt run out (Jayawardene) 48 (98m 74b 8x4 0x6) SR: 64.86

23.3
0
Muralitharan to Khurram Manzoor, no run, quicker ball bowled on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler
23.2
0
Muralitharan to Khurram Manzoor, no run, low full toss on middle and leg, driven straight to mid-on
23.1
2
Muralitharan to Khurram Manzoor, 2 runs, short outside off, makes room and cuts it away wide of deep cover for a couple

The last over of the day coming up

END OF OVER:
23 | (maiden) | PAK: 108/0

  • Salman Butt48 (74b)
  • Khurram Manzoor57 (67b)
  • TM Dilshan1-1-0-0
  • M Muralitharan4-0-21-0
22.6
0
Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run, full outside off stump, driven straight to short cover
22.5
0
Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run, short and wide, struck straight to cover