Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

22.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, flighted on middle and off, he gets well forward and defends to the on side

22.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets his pad forward and clips the ball to the on side

Sri Lanka 102/3   TT Samaraweera 1* (2b)

23.1

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, 2 runs, bowls a half volley on middle and leg, Samaraweera works it away with ease wide of midwicket

23.2

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

23.3

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, lands it a touch wider outside off and Samaraweera is happy to let it go

23.4

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and once again he shoulders arms

23.5

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, Appeal for an lbw! Rauf gets the ball to cut back in slightly and trap the batsman high on the pads outside the line of the off stump, not a bad delivery at all

23.6

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, safely shoulders arms and plays it safe, it's lunch

Sri Lanka 104/3   TT Samaraweera 3* (8b)

25.1

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, FOUR, nice way to start the new session, he leans forward to a half volley, shows the full face of the bat and pushes it past mid-off, kids..try this at home

25.2

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, holds the length back a bit and he defends on the front foot

25.3

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, 1 run, comes round the wicket and Samaraweera softly steers it to the off stump for a single

Sri Lanka 111/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (11b 1x4)

26.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, slow through the air, he gets forward and keeps it away

26.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, thrusts forward and doesn't offer a shot, extra bounce for Ajmal

26.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it on middle and leg and he clips it to the on side

26.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, quicker through the air and flatter, he pushes it down to mid-on

26.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, quicker off the pitch and the ball skids through, gets behind the line and defends

26.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 2 runs, stays back, waits for the turn and punches it past cover

Sri Lanka 113/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (17b 1x4)

27.4

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, comes round the wicket, keeps it on a good length outside off and he taps it to the off side

27.5

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, 1 run, angles it into the right hander, he shuffles and clips it to midwicket

Sri Lanka 115/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (19b 1x4)

28.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, quick through the air, he gets forward and knocks it down to midwicket

28.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, stays back, waits for it to turn and punches it to mid-off

28.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, strays down the leg side and he tries to glance it down

28.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 2 leg byes, glances it to fine leg with the angle for a couple

28.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, fullish outside off, he gets well forward and drives to mid-off

28.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he defends down the track

Sri Lanka 117/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (25b 1x4)

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended to the on side

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, they appeal for an edge down the leg side, perhaps the ball hit the pads

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, stays in front of the line and defends

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, driven firmly to mid-on, Gul does well to slide and cut it off

30.5

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

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, pushes it just wide of forward short-leg

Sri Lanka 117/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (31b 1x4)

33.1

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, keeps it on a full length outside off, he safely shoulders arms

33.2

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, this one's shorter and zips through quickly down the leg side, he decides not to play a shot

33.3

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, rises up in the right hander and Samaraweera does well to hop and defend with soft hands

33.4

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, 1 run, strays on the pads, he shuffles and works it to the on side

Sri Lanka 119/3   TT Samaraweera 12* (35b 1x4)

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, stays right back and defends to mid-off

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, Appeal! Down the leg side, and Akmal and gang reckon he gloved it, the umpire was unmoved, I need to see another replay of that

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, defends to short leg

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run

34.5

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

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 2 runs, strays on the pads and he easily works it away down to deep square-leg

Sri Lanka 121/3   TT Samaraweera 14* (41b 1x4)

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, gets well forward and defends to the on side

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 1 run, rocks back and waits for the turn before punching it to point

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 1 run, clips it just wide of forward short-leg, shouts of 'oohs' and 'aahs'

Sri Lanka 128/3   TT Samaraweera 16* (44b 1x4)

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 1 run, another close call as he squeezes it past short leg

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, chance! He tries to glance it fine but the ball just drops short of Younis at leg slip

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it to mid-on

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, FOUR, gives it a lot of air and cuts back on the pace, he gets forward and scoops it high and far over midwicket

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and defends to the cover

Sri Lanka 139/3   TT Samaraweera 21* (49b 2x4)

39.6

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, 1 run, uses his wrists to pick it from outside off and knock it down to square leg

Sri Lanka 141/4   TT Samaraweera 22* (50b 2x4)

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 2 runs, stays back and punches it hard past midwicket

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, quicker through the air, he defends to the off side

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, slower through the air, he defends to the off side

Sri Lanka 143/4   TT Samaraweera 24* (56b 2x4)

41.3

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, pushes a full delivery past the bowler and thinks of pinching a single

41.4

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, lands it outside off, he safely shoulders arms

41.5

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, lands it outside off, he safely shoulders arms again, the ball holds its line

41.6

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, FOUR, lovely shot, he tries to mix it up by bowling it full, he ends up bowling a half volley and a defensive push is enough to beat mid-on

Sri Lanka 148/4   TT Samaraweera 28* (60b 3x4)

43.1

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes it down to point for a single

Sri Lanka 153/4   TT Samaraweera 29* (61b 3x4)

44.1

Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up and defended back off the front foot

44.2

Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, no run, flatter ball and this time Samaraweera goes back to defend

44.3

Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, 1 run, tosses it up, Samaraweera comes out and gets an easy single down the ground, just push off the pads to place the ball wide of mid-on

44.5

Shoaib Malik to Samaraweera, 1 run, back to slow and full and thats knocked away to midwicket

Sri Lanka 160/4   TT Samaraweera 31* (65b 3x4)

45.1

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, no run, seam-up delivery, pitched up outside off stump and lands it on the dime, getting the ball to gently move away from the batsman as he pushes down the wrong line, thats a good start from the Pakistan captain

45.2

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, OUT, oh and he's struck second ball, would you believe! Younis delivers the breakthrough with another delivery pitched up right on the upright seam, it deviates and an unsure Samaraweera feebly has a push and Akmal accepts the thick outside edge, cuing a big celebration from Younis

TT Samaraweera c †Kamran Akmal b Younis Khan 31 (98m 67b 3x4 0x6) SR: 46.26

Sri Lanka 160/5   TT Samaraweera 31 (67b 3x4)
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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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