• BATSMEN
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    0.4 Asif strikes early! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga shuffles across but plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Pakistan off to a good start here 0/1
    3.2 Gul too joins the party! short of a good length delivery, bit too close to the off stump line but Jayasuriya goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, how often have we seen this happen! 10/2
    6.6 Asif! good length delivery and this one came back into the left-hander, Sangakkara shoulders arms thinking that the ball will go away and the off stump is pegged back, classic dismissal 18/3
    9.4 another one bites the dust! short of a good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and shaping away further, Jayawardene needlessly follows it and ends up with a thick edge, Akmal dives across to his right and takes a good low catch - Sri Lanka four down and in deep trouble here. 26/4
    12.6 goodness me! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from way outside the off stump, Samaraweera shoulders arms, ball swings in and clips the leg stump! amazing delivery! Asif adds one more to the list - Sri Lanka five down 32/5
    45.3 thats yet another great catch from Younis Khan! this one, from round the stumps, pitches on leg stumps and turns across Dilshan who comes forward and defends, the turns just manages to take the outside edge of the bat and flies to the left of Younis Khan at first slip, whose reflexes have been very good today - moves quickly to his left and pouches a wonderful catch. 149/7
    42.5 and Asif strikes! short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and angling across the right-hander, Maharoof flashes hard at it and the ball files off the outside edge, Younis Khan at second slip plucks it out of thin air, blinder of a catch to end a fantastic partnership 143/6
    47.4 beauty!! same delivery as the previous ball, the difference is this time around its a googly, Bandara comes forward to defend, there's a tiny gap between the bat and pad, that gap is enough for the ball to squeeze through and crash into the stumps. That was spin bowling at its best! 162/8
    57.5 all over! tossed up and turning away, Fernando drives on the up, Inzi at silly point takes a fantastic catch to end the innings, tapped it up nicely and took it on the second attempt. Sri Lanka fold up for 185 185/10
    56.2 and gone! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malinga scoops it in the air towards midwicket, probably came of the leading edge, Inzi moves in from the edge of the cricle and takes it comfortably, Afridi gets one to his name, Sri Lanka nine down. 177/9
    not out
    0
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    185 all out (57.5 Overs, 251 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif16.054142.5600
    Umar Gul12.024123.4110
    Abdul Razzaq10.014304.3000
    Danish Kaneria17.534432.4600
    Shahid Afridi2.00613.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (WU Tharanga, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (ST Jayasuriya, 3.2 ov), 3-18 (KC Sangakkara, 6.6 ov), 4-26 (DPMD Jayawardene, 9.4 ov), 5-32 (TT Samaraweera, 12.6 ov), 6-143 (MF Maharoof, 42.5 ov), 7-149 (TM Dilshan, 45.3 ov), 8-162 (HMCM Bandara, 47.4 ov), 9-177 (SL Malinga, 56.2 ov), 10-185 (CRD Fernando, 57.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    7.4 got'm! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malik tamely turns it away straight to Tharanga at short square leg, easy catch held, Maharoof with the all important breakthrough. 25/1
    29.5 gone! short rising delivery, angling across after pitching in line, Farhat needlessly goes after it and falls right into the trap, ball clips the leading edge and flies down to fine leg, Bandara in the deep judges it to perfection 122/4
    7.5 Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery outside the off stump, again nothing special there, Younis Khan prods at it away from his body, ball clips the bottom edge of the bat and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, two wickets in two ball and Maharoof is on a hat-trick here! 25/2
    8.6 short rising delivery on the stumps, Iqbal goes for the pull and the ball files off the top-edge, Maharoof at deep fine leg nicely settles under it, Malinga strikes! Pakistan three down and in a spot of bother here. 28/3
    33.3 gone! short of a good length delivery, slanting away from the right-hander, this one kicked off after hitting the deck, Inzi moves across looking to drive, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, what a wicket! 127/5
    37.4 Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery, this one pitched outside the off stump and jagged back in sharply, Razzaq plays away from his body, a lazy looking shot, ball slants in just enough to beat the inside edge, clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, Pakistan six down - Sri Lanka off a good start here. 138/6
    42.2 bowled'm! classic off-spinner's dismissal, flat and turning back in sharply, Afridi mis-reads the lenght, goes back to cut and gets beaten by a long way, ball turns in just enough to clip the off stump. That's Murali's first wicket of the match, Pakistan seven down! 154/7
    54.4 all over! tossed up and turning in, Akmal goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball goes straight to Tharanga at short leg who takes invasive action and in the process the ball gets stuck between his hand and the shoulder, that was a painful blow but Tharanga nicely held on to the ball. 176/10
    46.3 turning in from outside the off stump, Gul gets his left leg to the pitch of the delivery and shoulders arms, loud appeal and this time umpire Davis adjudicates in favour of the bowler, Murali third time lucky, Pakistan eight down 160/8
    53.6 fuller length delivery on the stumps, Asif is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the woodwork, Maliga gets one more to his name - Pakistan nine down. 172/9
    not out
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    Extras
    10 (b 1, nb 8, w 1)
    TOTAL
    176 all out (54.4 Overs, 252 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga12.033032.5012
    MF Maharoof15.025243.4603
    CRD Fernando3.002006.6603
    HMCM Bandara7.013204.5700
    M Muralitharan17.444132.3200
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (Shoaib Malik, 7.4 ov), 2-25 (Younis Khan, 7.5 ov), 3-28 (Faisal Iqbal, 8.6 ov), 4-122 (Imran Farhat, 29.5 ov), 5-127 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 33.3 ov), 6-138 (Abdul Razzaq, 37.4 ov), 7-154 (Shahid Afridi, 42.2 ov), 8-160 (Umar Gul, 46.3 ov), 9-172 (Mohammad Asif, 53.6 ov), 10-176 (Kamran Akmal, 54.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    43.1 tossed up and turning in from middle and off, Tharanga comes down the track looking to go over the fielder at mid-on but is beaten by the turn, ball clips the inner half of the bat and goes towards to mid-on, Farhat there moves across quickly to his left, dives across full length and takes a fantastic head high catch, Kaneria strikes! 127/2
    14.2 got'm! another bouncer, angled in from outside the off stump, Jayasuriya falls for it this time, goes for the pull, a nothing shot in the end, ball clips the edge and goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps, Asif with the all important breakthrough. 53/1
    123.3 GONE! Sangakkara goes for the sweep shot to a tossed up delivery, mishits it high in the air to deep midwicket, where Inzamam waits for the ball and takes the catch, good knock from Sangakkara comes to an end. 429/4
    84.6 another well directed bouncer, this time Jayawardene goes after it and falls right into the trap! ball got big on him and the top-edge flies down to fine leg, Razzaq in the deep nicely settles under it, Asif with the breakthrough, end of a fine knock and a brilliant partnership 285/3
    124.4 GONE! another wicket, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes down the track and looks to go over the extra-cover, hits it hard in the air, Imran Farhat times his jump and takes a good catch. 438/5
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    8
    12
    0
    0
    66.66
    not out
    5
    9
    0
    0
    55.55
    Extras
    19 (b 10, lb 6, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    448/5d (128 Overs, 535 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif23.047123.0800
    Umar Gul20.017303.6500
    Danish Kaneria36.0513813.8300
    Shoaib Malik15.024813.2000
    Shahid Afridi21.005712.7100
    Abdul Razzaq12.014303.5803
    Imran Farhat1.00202.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-53 (ST Jayasuriya, 14.2 ov), 2-127 (WU Tharanga, 43.1 ov), 3-285 (DPMD Jayawardene, 84.6 ov), 4-429 (KC Sangakkara, 123.3 ov), 5-438 (TT Samaraweera, 124.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
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    2
    40.10
    26.6 and the master strikes! flat delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, perfect line and length, Farhat is sucked forward and the ball turns away just enough to kiss the outside edge, Jayawardene at first slip dives across to his left and takes a good catch 59/1
    30.6 Murali strikes again! another classic off-spinner's dismissal! tossed up and turning in, Younis Khan is foxed by the flight and the turn, goes back to cut but fails to connect and the ball crashes into the furniture, that was too close to cut and Khan pays dearly for the poor choice of shot 71/2
    81.2 got'm! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from outside the off stump and Iqbal gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Maharoof with the breakthrough! 186/3
    109.5 gone! quicker delivery, ball grips the surface and turns in sharply, Inzi pushes forward to defend, ball clips the pad, hits the face of the bat and goes straight to Dilshan at silly point. Murali gets one more to 267/4
    not out
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    31
    4
    0
    64.51
    Extras
    19 (b 6, lb 7, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    337/4 (121 Overs, 488 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SL Malinga13.034403.3800
    MF Maharoof23.087013.0404
    M Muralitharan42.0139432.2301
    CRD Fernando15.034002.6610
    HMCM Bandara14.043502.5000
    ST Jayasuriya13.033702.8400
    TM Dilshan1.00404.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-59 (Imran Farhat, 26.6 ov), 2-71 (Younis Khan, 30.6 ov), 3-186 (Faisal Iqbal, 81.2 ov), 4-267 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 109.5 ov)

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