Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

45.3

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, now thats an errant delivery from Younis, very full and wide and Mathews says no thanks, I'll leave that one be for Akmal

45.4

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, on a length now, middle and off, and Angelo gets in line to defend

45.5

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, good seam bowling, very stump-to-stumps stuff, and Angelo blocks

45.6

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, pitches it up and he comes well forward to defend to cover

Sri Lanka 160/5   AD Mathews 0* (4b)

47.1

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, punches it back to the bowler and an excited Younis flings the ball to the wicketkeeper

47.2

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, stays right behind the line and defends with soft hands

47.3

Younis Khan to Mathews, 3 runs, welcome to Test cricket Mr Mathews! He shuffles and clips a half volley on the pads down to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 163/5   AD Mathews 3* (7b)

48.1

Shoaib Malik to Mathews, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

48.2

Shoaib Malik to Mathews, no run, gets beside the line and tries to pinch a single to point

48.3

Shoaib Malik to Mathews, FOUR, enough is enough, he chips down the track to a flighted delivery and launches him over mid-on, two bounces and four

48.4

Shoaib Malik to Mathews, no run, slower through the air and he pushes it to the covers

48.5

Shoaib Malik to Mathews, 1 run, stays behind the line and defends with soft hands

Sri Lanka 168/5   AD Mathews 8* (12b 1x4)

49.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, gets well forward and smothers the spin

49.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, 1 run, strays on the pads and he nudges it wide of leg slip

Sri Lanka 169/5   AD Mathews 9* (14b 1x4)

51.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, FOUR, shot! He watches the ball closely and reads the doosra, he rocks back and slams it hard past backward point

51.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, down the leg side and he doesn't offer a shot

51.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, full on the pads and worked to midwicket

51.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, quicker through the air and he gets right behind the line to defend

51.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, flatter this time, defended off the meat of the bat

51.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, 1 run, clips it just wide of mid-on for a single

Sri Lanka 187/5   AD Mathews 14* (20b 2x4)

52.1

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, no run, stays right behind the line and taps it to mid-off

52.2

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, no run, good delivery, he angles it across the right-hander from over the wicket and gets it to fizz past the outside edge, Mathews went right across his stumps

52.3

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, 1 run, gets an inside edge to beat the bowler and pinches a quick single

52.6

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, no run, stays behind the line and defends to cover

Sri Lanka 189/5   AD Mathews 15* (24b 2x4)

53.5

Younis Khan to Mathews, 2 runs

53.6

Younis Khan to Mathews, no run, defended watchfully on the front foot

Sri Lanka 194/5   AD Mathews 17* (26b 2x4)

55.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, flighted on middle and off, he defend with soft hands

55.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, stays back and defends again

55.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, quicker off the pitch, he goes back and tries to cut but misses

55.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, quicker through the air, he gets behind the line and defends

55.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, FOUR, chips down the track on seeing the extra flight and he turns it over midwicket, he uses his wrists well to pick his spot

55.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, comes down the track again and checks his shot by defending

Sri Lanka 202/6   AD Mathews 21* (32b 3x4)

57.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, flatter and he gets behind the line and defends

57.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg and he pushes it through the line to mid-on

57.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, stays behind the line and defends down the track

57.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, 1 run, bowls it much flatter, he works his wrists and turns it down to square leg

Sri Lanka 209/6   AD Mathews 23* (36b 3x4)

58.1

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, FOUR, full marks for placement, Aamer pitches it a fraction short from round the wicket and drifts down the leg side, Mathews gets on one leg and helps it on its way and bisects the gap between fine leg and deep square leg

58.2

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, no run, short of a length outside off and he shoulders arms

58.3

Mohammad Amir to Mathews, 1 run, returns over the wicket, he shuffles and works it to the on side

Sri Lanka 214/6   AD Mathews 28* (39b 4x4)

59.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, FOUR, this man continues to look impressive, Ajmal drops it a fraction too short, Mathews rocks backwards, rolls his wrists and punches it against the spin, Yousuf sprints to his right from sweeper cover but can't get to it

59.2

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

59.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, comes round the wicket, he gets well forward and defends

59.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, gets forward and turns it to short midwicket

59.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, thrusts forward and defends

59.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, 1 run, quickly transfers his weight to the back foot and clips it to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 223/6   AD Mathews 33* (45b 5x4)

60.1

Umar Gul to Mathews, no run, punches him off the back foot but finds cover

60.2

Umar Gul to Mathews, no run, stays back and punches him down to mid-off, he's hitting it well

60.3

Umar Gul to Mathews, 1 run, another solid punch this time wide of mid-off and it's enough to fetch a quick single

Sri Lanka 224/6   AD Mathews 34* (48b 5x4)

61.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, turns it towards short fine leg

61.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, 2 runs, stays back, waits for the turn and punches down to sweeper cover

61.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, that's a ripper! The ball straightens from round the wicket, shoots up, brushes the pad and squares him up, cannot be an lbw because of height

Sri Lanka 234/6   AD Mathews 36* (51b 5x4)

63.1

Abdur Rauf to Mathews, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, he turns it away to midwicket

63.3

Abdur Rauf to Mathews, FOUR, he angles it on middle and leg but bowls it too full, Mathews gets his bat down and pushes it through the line off the meat of the bat, he places it well wide of mid-on, that sounded and looked good

63.4

Abdur Rauf to Mathews, no run, keeps it full outside off and he drives to mid-off

63.5

Abdur Rauf to Mathews, 1 run, drops it short and he swivels and pulls to fine leg

Sri Lanka 241/6   AD Mathews 42* (55b 6x4)

64.1

Umar Gul to Mathews, no run, fullish in length outside off, he pushes it to the off side

64.2

Umar Gul to Mathews, OUT, very unfortunate end to a promising innings, Gul bangs it in short down the leg side and Mathew shapes to pull, he goes through with the shot too early and ends up gloving it, the ball balloons off hus gloves and Akmal is alert enough to change direction and take the catch jumping to his right

AD Mathews c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 42 (78m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Sri Lanka 241/7   AD Mathews 42 (57b 6x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
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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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