Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, keeps it a bit short and Paranavitana is happy to let it go to the keeper, not much bounce

0.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, he keeps it on the same length but this time there's away seam movement before reaching the keeper

0.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, very tentative leave outside the off stump, close to an edge

0.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, seams further away from him and he safely lets it go to the keeper

Sri Lanka 1/0   NT Paranavitana 0* (4b)

2.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, keeps it a bit short and he safely shoulders arms

2.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, dabs it down to point and there's confusion in the calling, Sanga was off but his partner wasn't keen

2.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, half hearted glance to fine leg for a single, he wanted to defend it initially

Sri Lanka 4/1   NT Paranavitana 1* (7b)

3.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 3 runs, swerves it in towards middle and leg and the batsman pushes it through the line and beats mid-on

3.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, Dropped Oh boy that should have been taken, Aamer fires it inwards on a full length and induces a thick leading edge, I think it was Younis who fluffed the catch at third slip falling to his right, the ball rolls away to third man

3.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, beats him again this time, this one fizzes past the outside edge

3.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run

Sri Lanka 12/1   NT Paranavitana 8* (11b 1x4)

4.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, keeps it outside off and he lets it go

4.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, gets a lot more seam movement, he safely lets it go

4.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, chance! The batsman gets a thick inside edge onto his pads and the ball balloons up to the on side, the short leg fielder was positioned way too deep and hence he failed to dive in time to take the catch

Sri Lanka 20/1   NT Paranavitana 9* (14b 1x4)

6.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off and Tharanga shoulders arms

6.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, just a bit shorter and gets away movement off the seam, no shot offered again

6.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, just a touch wider outside off, he safely lets it go again

6.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, comes round the wicket and hits the deck hard, Tharanga bends his back and allows the bouncer sail over him

6.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 no ball, he oversteps, Tharanga steers it towards the slips and the packed cordon saves a boundary

6.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, bangs it in short again and this time it's outside off, Tharanga opts out of the shot

6.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR, he mixes it up by bowling it fuller but too full, on the half volley, Tharanga gets his bat nicely behind the line and pushes it wide of mid-off, good timing

Sri Lanka 26/2   NT Paranavitana 13* (21b 2x4)

7.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run

7.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, hits a good length outside off and Tharanga pokes his bat out, keeps the ball down and steers it wide of the packed slip cordon

Sri Lanka 31/2   NT Paranavitana 17* (23b 3x4)

9.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, swishes at it outside off, tries to cut and he's beaten

9.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, shoulders arms to the keeper and Akmal grabs at it and fluffs the take

9.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, fires the bouncer and the ball sails over Tharanga's arched back

9.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets a thin outside edge and the ball keeps low to the slips, Malik slides and saves it

9.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, he errs by bowling it a touch short and too wide, Tharanga rocks backwards and cuts hard square of the wicket on the off side, beats all the fielders

9.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, this time he fires a half volley on the pads and pays the price, Tharanga whips him away past midwicket, hardly any fielders on that side

Sri Lanka 43/2   NT Paranavitana 25* (29b 5x4)

11.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, bowls it full and wide outside off and Tharanga is happy to let it go

11.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, bowls a good length outside off and he shoulders arms again

11.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, this time the ball holds its line and goes through straight to the keeper

11.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, taps it softly towards silly mid-off and thinks of a single but Gul darts across and intercepts it

11.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, tucks him up on the offstump and he taps it back to the bowler

11.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, hits the deck hard and Tharanga safely evades the bouncer

Sri Lanka 43/2   NT Paranavitana 25* (35b 5x4)

12.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, this one lands on middle and off, he prods forward and he gets a thick inside edge onto the pads

12.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, gets a half prod forward and defends with very soft hands

12.5

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, 1 run, angles on middle and leg, he shuffles and clips him to the on side

Sri Lanka 45/2   NT Paranavitana 26* (38b 5x4)

13.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 3 runs, fullish outside off and there's enough width for Tharanga to push it past mid-off and cover

Sri Lanka 52/2   NT Paranavitana 29* (39b 5x4)

14.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, angles it on the pads and he softly works it down to mid-on

14.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, keeps it on a good length outside off, he gets behind and steers it to the off side

14.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, now Tharanga repeats the shot off the previous ball and pushes another quick single

Sri Lanka 57/2   NT Paranavitana 31* (42b 5x4)

15.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR, a little too full on the off stump, Tharanga leans forward and drives firmly past the bowler and mid-off, the ball gathers pace on the bare patches on the outfield and challenges the fielder

15.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, bangs it in short and he lets the ball go through to the keeper

15.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 bye, ducks under the bouncer and the ball gains in elevation as it reaches Akmal, he fails to pouch it cleanly

Sri Lanka 62/2   NT Paranavitana 35* (45b 6x4)

16.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 2 runs, angles it in the pads and he clips it away easily to the on side

16.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, stays back at the cease and squirts it down to point

16.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it down to midwicket

16.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, bangs it in short and cranks up the pace, he bends his back slightly to evade it

16.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, another bouncer and the ball swerves towards Akmal's left and challenges him but he takes it easily

16.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, left alone to the keeper, Aamer's still getting good carry to the keeper

Sri Lanka 72/2   NT Paranavitana 37* (51b 6x4)

18.1

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, that;s not a bad start, keeps it on a good length and Tharanga taps it to cover

18.2

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, 123,4 kph, not bad at all, the extra bounce rushes Tharanga and clips him high on the pads

18.3

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, around the same speed, Tharanga gets his elbows high and taps it to the off side

18.4

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, 121 kph, this one's a touch wider outside off, he reaches out and mistimes the punch

18.5

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, 114 kph, wider of the off stump, he pushes it down to backward point

18.6

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, 126 kph, probably the quickest of the over, Tharanga pushes a full delivery to mid-off, that's a maiden

Sri Lanka 76/2   NT Paranavitana 37* (57b 6x4)

19.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and gets gentle seam movement, he shoulders arms

19.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

19.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, 1 run, bowls from wide of the crease and strays on the pads, he shuffles and clips him to fine leg

Sri Lanka 78/2   NT Paranavitana 38* (60b 6x4)

20.1

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, gets a half prod forward and quietly defends to the off side

20.2

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, defends with soft hands again, all too easy for Tharanga

20.3

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, 3 runs, 122.2 kph, comes round the wicket and Tharanga punches it off the front foot and beats cover, the ball speeds up as it approaches the boundary

Sri Lanka 81/2   NT Paranavitana 41* (63b 6x4)

21.1

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, gets a half prod forward and defends down the track

21.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, FOUR, bad delivery, Rauf totally lost control of his radar, he sprays it really wide outside off and full, Tharanga stretches out and squirts it past gully

21.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, 2 runs, angles it away from the left-hander and Tharanga plays it with an angled bat down to third man, Butt gives the chase from the slips

21.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, FOUR, that's his fifty! Rauf strays on the pads and he shuffles across gently and flicks it down to fine leg, there's plenty of space out there for freebies

21.5

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, 1 run, shuffles and softly to square leg

Sri Lanka 96/2   NT Paranavitana 52* (68b 8x4)

22.1

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, FOUR, poor start, he comes over the wicket and bowls it short of a length and wide, he rocks back and cuts hard past gully

22.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 1 run, shuffles and clips him to the on side

22.5

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, stays right back and defends with soft hands

22.6

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, gets a half prod forward and defends with soft hands

Sri Lanka 102/3   NT Paranavitana 57* (72b 9x4)

24.1

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he softly works it down to forward short-leg

24.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, lunges forward and defends

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, pushes forward and drives firmly to mid-off

24.4

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 2 runs, drops it a bit short and he rocks backwards and cuts hard past gully, Butt slides and cuts it off at sweeper cover and nearly injures himself

24.5

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and drives to mid-off

24.6

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, gets well forward and defends down the track

Sri Lanka 106/3   NT Paranavitana 59* (78b 9x4)

25.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, comes back over the wicket and fires a bouncer

25.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets beside the line and taps it down to point

25.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, another short one and this time he gets it to fizz past Tharanga as leans backwards to evade it

Sri Lanka 111/3   NT Paranavitana 59* (81b 9x4)

27.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, stays beside the line and punches it down to point

27.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, holds the length back a bit, he stays behind the line and punches it down to cover

27.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, bow he bowls it fuller and angles it inwards, he drives firmly just wide of mid-off

27.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, short of length outside off and angling in, Tharanga defends it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 115/3   NT Paranavitana 60* (85b 9x4)

29.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, hits the deck hard and it's another bouncer, he needs to make him play some how

29.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, something like that, Tharanga gets his elbows high and is forced to steer it away

29.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, another bouncer and delivered from wide of the crease, he bends to evade it

29.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, bouncer again, it sails over his arched back

29.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, bowls it full from wide of the crease, he squeezes it down to the covers

29.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets it to swerve back in off the seam and Tharanga watchfully lets it go

Sri Lanka 117/3   NT Paranavitana 60* (91b 9x4)

31.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, bangs it in short and he successfully evades the bouncer

31.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, directs the bouncer wide down the leg side, nobody's chasing that, Harper signals the one bouncer for the over

31.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, Big appeal! Gul gets the ball to jag back in and tuck him up, Tharanga actually gets an inside edge and Akmal takes it neatly falling to his right, there was a delayed appeal but Harper wasn't convinced, so Tharanga has yet another life

31.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run

31.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, tucks him up again but he manages to push it back to the bowler

31.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it to mid-off

Sri Lanka 118/3   NT Paranavitana 61* (97b 9x4)

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, dangerously dabs it wide of first slip, good effort there (Misbah?) to cut it off

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, rocks backwards and cuts, finds the off side field

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, thrusts forward and shoulders arms

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, just a hint of turn, no shot offered

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, flighted on middle and off, he smothers the spin

Sri Lanka 118/3   NT Paranavitana 61* (103b 9x4)

33.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, gets nicely forward and defends off the full face of the bat

33.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, comes on a little slower but he stays right behind to defend

Sri Lanka 119/3   NT Paranavitana 61* (105b 9x4)

35.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

35.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, gets forward and pushes it on the walk to mid-off

35.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, lands outside off and angles away from the left-hander, he safely shoulders arms

35.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, wastes a bouncer down the leg side, the umpire takes a closer look at that

35.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR, criminal half volley on middle and off, Tharanga uses his wrists to good effect and picks the huge gap between mid-on and midwicket, the quick outfield does the rest

35.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, some drama there, Tharanga softly taps the ball back to Gul who releases his frustration by flinging the ball back at the batsman, the ball hits the base of his pads and he drops his bat and removes his gloves, Gul walks down and apologises, pats Tharanga and gets on with life

Sri Lanka 125/3   NT Paranavitana 65* (111b 10x4)

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 1 run, drops it a fraction shorter and he rocks back and cuts hard to sweeper cover

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 1 run, fullish on length on the off stump, he gets well forward and drives to mid-off

Sri Lanka 129/3   NT Paranavitana 67* (114b 10x4)

37.1

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, keeps it short of a length on the off stump, he taps it to the off side

37.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, short of a length, he works it to short midwicket

37.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, now he fires it on the blockhole and Tharanga pushes it off the toe edge of the bat to mid-off

37.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, FOUR, poor delivery, he bowls a half tracker and the bounce sits up nicely for Tharanga to rock back and pull it past the yawning gap at square leg

37.5

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, good length outside off and he defends

37.6

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, stays behind the line and defends down the track

Sri Lanka 133/3   NT Paranavitana 71* (120b 11x4)

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 1 run, stays back and clips it away wide of short leg

Sri Lanka 135/3   NT Paranavitana 72* (121b 11x4)

39.1

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, lands outside off and he safely shoulders arms

39.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, fullish outside off and he leaves it alone

39.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, left alone again

39.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, OUT, and they lose a wicket against the run of play! Rauf bowls it a fraction short outside off and gets it to rise up, Tharanga is rooted to the crease as he tries to steer it to the off side and he manages a thick outside edge to Misbah at first slip, the ball carries through almost at chest height

NT Paranavitana c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rauf 72 (182m 125b 11x4 0x6) SR: 57.60

Sri Lanka 139/4   NT Paranavitana 72 (125b 11x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
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Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
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Jul 7, 2009

Ajantha Mendis goes past Umar Gul's defences, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, July 7, 2009

Ajantha Mendis goes past Umar Gul's defences

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Jul 7, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara is all smiles after winning his first Test as captain, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, July 7, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara is all smiles after winning his first Test as captain

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