Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 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
    26
    22
    1
    0
    54.54
    Extras
    14 (lb 4, nb 9, w 1)
    TOTAL
    644/7d (155.2 Overs, RR: 4.14, 654 minutes)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul2429213.8310
    Sohail Khan21213106.2300
    Yasir Arafat2629013.4602
    Shoaib Malik36314023.8806
    Danish Kaneria46.2517033.6601
    Younis Khan10606.0000
    Salman Butt1011011.0000
  • 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
    247
    184
    8
    5
    85.86
    not out
    50
    158
    129
    2
    2
    38.75
    Extras
    39 (b 4, lb 12, nb 18, w 5)
    TOTAL
    765/6d (248.5 Overs, RR: 3.07, 993 minutes)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas36106601.8308
    CRD Fernando39212423.1717
    BAW Mendis591415712.6613
    M Muralitharan651417212.6400
    TM Dilshan1938204.3100
    NT Paranavitana503306.6000
    KC Sangakkara1003403.4000
    DPMD Jayawardene6.504116.0000
    SM Warnapura904004.4400
  • BATSMEN
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    4.6 run out, full on the off stump, pushed gently to mid-off and they scamper down for a single, Arafat picks it up cleanly and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find the debutant short of his ground 32/2
    0.5 edged and gone!! Good length outside off, pushes at it lazily, gets a thin edge and Akmal dives low to his left to take a sharp catch, could there be a twist in the tale here? 2/1
    23.3 he's given him! That looked out on first sight, short of a length outside off and spun in sharply, walked across to play it away on the leg side, missed it and was rapped on the pads right in front of middle, that was plumb! 120/5
    6.6 gone!! Long hop on middle, goes for the pull, mistimes it straight to Faisal Iqbal at deep square leg, who's standing well inside the ropes. His aggressive streak has brought about his downfall here, couldn't resist the temptation to dismiss a short ball 45/3
    19.3 Mahela goes! Tossed up outside leg stump, tries to work it away in front square, ended up playing straight to Faisal Iqbal at short leg who held on to a sharp chance. Big blow and the pressure is back on! 103/4
    not out
    24
    56
    30
    4
    0
    80.00
    not out
    7
    38
    29
    1
    0
    24.13
    Extras
    7 (nb 7)
    TOTAL
    144/5 (31 Overs, RR: 4.64, 154 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (SM Warnapura, 0.5 ov), 2-32 (NT Paranavitana, 4.6 ov), 3-45 (TM Dilshan, 6.6 ov), 4-103 (DPMD Jayawardene, 19.3 ov), 5-120 (KC Sangakkara, 23.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul914124.5504
    Sohail Khan603305.5000
    Yasir Arafat603205.3301
    Danish Kaneria913523.8800
    Shoaib Malik10303.0002

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

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

21,22,23,24,25 February 2009 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 21 Feb - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 406/3 (DPMD Jayawardene 136*, TT Samaraweera 130*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 44/1 (Khurram Manzoor 18*, Younis Khan 0*, 22 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 296/3 (Younis Khan 149*, Misbah-ul-Haq 20*, 112 ov)
  • Tue, 24 Feb - day 4 - Pakistan 1st innings 574/5 (Younis Khan 306*, Kamran Akmal 27*, 202 ov)
  • Wed, 25 Feb - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 144/5 (31 ov) - end of match

Match Notes