Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

54.2

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, FOUR, not a bad way to get off the mark, he gets forward to a full delivery and angles it wide of third slip and gully

54.3

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, he safely shoulders arms

54.4

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, angles it across the right hander and he steers it down to point

54.5

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, this one straightens a bit and Kulasekara is happy to let it go

54.6

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, fires it full on the off stump and he gets an inside edge to midwicket

Sri Lanka 198/6   KMDN Kulasekara 4* (5b 1x4)

56.1

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, bangs it in short and the ball fizzes past Kulasekara who bends backwards to evade it

56.2

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, bangs it in short, he bends his back to evade it

56.3

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, keeps it a fraction short, he hops at the crease and defends

56.4

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, flicks it towards midwicket and there's some confusion in the calling

56.5

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the on side

56.6

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, FOUR, comes round the wicket and gifts him a half volley, he gets underneath the bounce and scoops the ball over gully

Sri Lanka 206/6   KMDN Kulasekara 8* (11b 2x4)

57.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, slower through the air, defended well by Kula

57.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets well forward and squeezes it past point

Sri Lanka 208/6   KMDN Kulasekara 9* (13b 2x4)

58.4

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, FOUR, angles it wide of the right-hander, Kulasekara pokes his bat out and glides it past the gap between third slip and gully

58.5

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, lands outside off and he doesn't offer a shot

58.6

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, he temps him to go forward to defend but the ball just shapes away and beats the edge

Sri Lanka 218/6   KMDN Kulasekara 13* (16b 3x4)

60.4

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, he bowls it fuller to Kulasekara and has him poking forward, the ball beats him and holds its line

60.5

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, he gets forward and angles it down to gully, he's already picked up 2 boundaries behind the wicket

60.6

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, 1 run, took a long time coming but Gul finally managed to bowl a reverse swinging yorker, Kula does well to dig it out and beat the bowler

Sri Lanka 225/6   KMDN Kulasekara 14* (19b 3x4)

61.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, SIX, the first of the series! Ajmal gives it a lot of air, Kulasekara gets forward, takes a couple of paces down and launches him over deep midwicket

61.2

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

61.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 run, risky single, he taps it to point and there's some confusion in the running

Sri Lanka 232/6   KMDN Kulasekara 21* (22b 3x4 1x6)

62.1

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, he decides to shoulder arms

62.2

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, handles the short delivery very well, takes his bottom hand off the handle and fends it off

62.3

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, handles the bouncer well too, it's a snorter of a bouncer from Gul and Kulasekara sways backwards to evade it

62.4

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, that reverse swinging yorker again! He does very well to keep it out, fascinating over so far

62.5

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, not such a great delivery, wide outside off and left alone

62.6

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, gets it to swing back in, he safely shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 234/6   KMDN Kulasekara 21* (28b 3x4 1x6)

63.2

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, 1 run, lands it on a good length on middle and leg, he shuffles and turns it down to deep square leg

63.6

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, short of a length outside off, he shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 241/6   KMDN Kulasekara 22* (30b 3x4 1x6)

64.5

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, shoulders arms outside off and the ball keeps very low before reaching the keeper

64.6

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, no run, chance! Kulasekara spoons it towards short mid-on and Ajmal doesn't time his dive well, it looked like the ball struck him on the forehead on the dive, what ever it is, he's fine now

Sri Lanka 242/7   KMDN Kulasekara 22* (32b 3x4 1x6)

65.4

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, bangs it in short and has Kulasekara bending down quickly to evade it

65.5

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off and holds its line, he shoulders arms

65.6

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, solid in defense again, this is turning out to be a neat little innings by Kulasekara

Sri Lanka 243/7   KMDN Kulasekara 22* (35b 3x4 1x6)

66.2

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, 1 run, tries to pull a short delivery but doesn't control it well, fortunately for him square leg was pushed back

Sri Lanka 245/7   KMDN Kulasekara 23* (36b 3x4 1x6)

67.1

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, gets behind and taps it down to to mid-off

67.2

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, FOUR, that's a cracker of a shot, Rauf drops it short outside off and Kulasekara rocks back and plays a solid backfoot drive past point and cover, the follow through and timing was impeccable

67.3

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, stays on the back foot and defends well

67.4

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, 1 run, stays on the backfoot and punches him down to cover point

67.6

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, bowls the bouncer and Kulasekara bends down slightly to evade it

Sri Lanka 253/7   KMDN Kulasekara 28* (41b 4x4 1x6)

68.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, commits to the front foot and defends solidly

68.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and he turns it away to fine leg

Sri Lanka 255/7   KMDN Kulasekara 29* (43b 4x4 1x6)

69.1

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, starts off the new spell by angling it across the right hander, he safely shoulders arms

69.2

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, 1 run, stays back and punches it just wide of mid-off, who's up close

Sri Lanka 256/7   KMDN Kulasekara 30* (45b 4x4 1x6)

70.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, gets well forward and defends

70.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, gives it a lot of air, defended again

70.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, slower through the air, Kulasekara shapes to drive but gets an inside edge to the on side

70.4

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

70.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, defends with soft hands, Kulasekara's really enjoying himself out there smiling away in between overs

70.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run

Sri Lanka 260/7   KMDN Kulasekara 30* (51b 4x4 1x6)

72.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, comes round the wicket, drifts down leg and Kulasekara shoulders arms

72.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets on his knee early and sweeps with little fuss

72.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, lunges forward and smothers the spin

72.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, continues round the wicket, Kulasekara watches it closely and defends

72.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, no run, well he doesn't pick the doosra, he prods forward and the bat is nowhere near the ball and he's beaten all ends up

Sri Lanka 262/7   KMDN Kulasekara 31* (56b 4x4 1x6)

73.5

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, no run, stays right behind the line and defends with soft hands

73.6

Mohammad Amir to Kulasekara, 2 runs, gets well forward for a cover drive but he doesn't time the shot well, it's enough to beat the fielder

Sri Lanka 265/7   KMDN Kulasekara 33* (58b 4x4 1x6)

74.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets forward and turns it to the on side for a quick single

Sri Lanka 267/7   KMDN Kulasekara 34* (59b 4x4 1x6)

75.1

Younis Khan to Kulasekara, no run, lands it outside off and gets gentle seam movement, he shoulders arms

75.2

Younis Khan to Kulasekara, FOUR, seemed risky at first but his placement was just right, he gets forward to a pitched up delivery and scoops it in the gap between mid-off and cover

75.3

Younis Khan to Kulasekara, OUT, Kula's neat little innings comes to an end, Younis isn't afraid to pitch it up again after being hit for a boundary, Kulasekara goes for a flashy square drive and gets a thin edge to the keeper

KMDN Kulasekara c †Kamran Akmal b Younis Khan 38 (92m 62b 5x4 1x6) SR: 61.29

Sri Lanka 271/8   KMDN Kulasekara 38 (62b 5x4 1x6)
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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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