• BATSMEN
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    17.6 finally a wicket! A timely one for Pakistan! Good length on middle and off and moving away, gets forward and tries to push it back towards the bowler, gets a thick outside edge and Misbah takes a good catch diving to his right at second slip. He's plucked it with one hand there, sharp reflexes from the big man 93/2
    0.4 Not the best start to his Test career! Short of a good length on the off stump, angling away from the left hander, prods at it coming half forward, gets a thick outside edge straight to Misbah-ul-Haq at second slip 3/1
    38.1 Misbah takeshis third catch, wicket against the run of play here! Flighted outside off, charges down the track and attempts to clear Misbah at midwicket but fails, he holds on to a sharp chance and gives Pakistan a glimmer of hope on a placid pitch 177/3
    146.4 gone finally!! The stand is finally broke! Goes for the sweep, is hit on the gloves, the ball lobs up behind Akmal who dives full length to pluck that out with his left hand. Excellent innings by the captain, he's put his team in absolute command here 614/4
    147.5 bowled'im!! Pushed through a touch quicker, was the googly, kept low and Samaraweera failed to spot it, and did not bring his bat down in time, got a thin inside edge into the off stump and Kaneria finally breaks through 614/5
    148.1 edged and gone! Dilshan departs for a duck and its tea! Malik bowls round the wicket, lands on a good length outside off, tries to defend on the off side, gets a thick edge straight to Akmal 614/6
    155.2 quicker one on middle stump, tries to cut it away but fails to pick it, misses it completely and the stumps take a beating! 644/7
    not out
    12
    22
    1
    0
    54.54
    Extras
    14 (w 1, nb 9, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    644/7d (155.2 Overs, 654 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    Umar Gul24.029213.83
    Sohail Khan21.0213106.23
    Yasir Arafat26.029013.46
    Shoaib Malik36.0314023.88
    Danish Kaneria46.2517033.66
    Younis Khan1.00606.00
    Salman Butt1.0011011.00
    Fall of wickets:1-3 (NT Paranavitana, 0.4 ov), 2-93 (SM Warnapura, 17.6 ov), 3-177 (KC Sangakkara, 38.1 ov), 4-614 (DPMD Jayawardene, 146.4 ov), 5-614 (TT Samaraweera, 147.5 ov), 6-614 (TM Dilshan, 148.1 ov), 7-644 (HAPW Jayawardene, 155.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    33.6 gone!!! Quicker one, spun the other way, bowled at 91.2 kmph, lands short of a good length on the off stump, Manzoor got onto the back foot to defend it on the off side, expected it to spin into him, got a thick edge and Prasanna Jayawardene snapped a sharp catch 78/2
    20.3 wicket at the death, he had played him comfortably so far, landed on a good length on the off stump and spun away sharply, Butt pushed at it off the front foot, got a thick edge that was snapped up easily by Mahela at first slip 44/1
    210.2 Gone! Good length on the off stump and jagged back in sharply, gets on the back foot to defend but was bowled through the gate, end of an absolutely superb innings by the Pakistan captain, unfortunate to have missed out on the record but he's ensured his team saves the first Test after facing a mammoth score of 644 from Sri Lanka 596/6
    90.2 run out, flighted outside off, driven wide of mid-off and he rushes for a quick single, Murali picks it cleanly running to his left and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Malik well short of his ground. 227/3
    138.4 gone!! A wicket, finally! Bowled on a good length on the off stump and nipped back in, was half-forward as he tried to defend, missed it and was struck in line with middle. Correct decision by Steve Davis, who raises his finger immediately 357/4
    184.2 the slower offfcutter does the trick, short of a length outside off and moved in sharply, there to pull but he's too early into the short, hit on the pads in line with middle, Davis raises his finger 531/5
    not out
    158
    184
    8
    5
    85.86
    not out
    50
    129
    2
    2
    38.75
    Extras
    39 (b 4, w 5, nb 18, lb 12)
    TOTAL
    765/6d (248.5 Overs, 993 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    WPUJC Vaas36.0106601.83
    CRD Fernando39.0212423.17
    BAW Mendis59.01415712.66
    M Muralitharan65.01417212.64
    TM Dilshan19.038204.31
    NT Paranavitana5.003306.60
    KC Sangakkara10.003403.40
    DPMD Jayawardene6.504116.00
    SM Warnapura9.004004.44
    Fall of wickets:1-44 (Salman Butt, 20.3 ov), 2-78 (Khurram Manzoor, 33.6 ov), 3-227 (Shoaib Malik, 90.2 ov), 4-357 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 138.4 ov), 5-531 (Faisal Iqbal, 184.2 ov), 6-596 (Younis Khan, 210.2 ov)