Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jul 4-7, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 50 runs
4,5,6,7 July 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
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

22.3

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-6-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-8-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-10-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 4-1-10-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 5-2-10-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 6-3-10-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 7-3-12-0
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

36.3

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

36.5

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 8-3-16-0
38.1

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

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 1 run, stays back and clips it away wide of 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   Saeed Ajmal 9-3-22-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 10-3-24-0
42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, Appeal! He tries to work it to the on side but the ball clips his pads and reaches Yousuf at silly point, they reckon there was bat on it, Gould shakes his head

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, works it to the on side

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, FOUR, he gives it a bit more air and that draws Dilshan to use his feet and go over the top, he comfortably clears mid-off

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, he tries to shoulder arms but the ball spins back and clips his pads, outside the line of the off stump

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, defends to silly point

Sri Lanka 152/4   Saeed Ajmal 11-3-28-0
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

49.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 2 runs, now Dilshan decides to go over the top, he chips down the track but doesn't quite time it well enough, he clears midwicket and the ball is pulled back before the rope

49.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, FOUR, he was in better control of it this time, he gets on his knee and sweeps over square leg, fine leg isn't square enough to cut it off

49.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, gets forward and defends

49.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, nudges him down to fine leg and he'll retain the strike

Sri Lanka 176/5   Saeed Ajmal 12-3-36-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 13-3-41-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 14-3-45-0
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

57.3

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 15-3-48-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 16-3-53-0
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

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   Saeed Ajmal 17-3-62-0
68.1

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, 1 run, he slips at the crease as he plays the sweep, he hobbles the single

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

68.4

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, defends forward with soft hands

68.5

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, flighted on middle and off, he gets nicely behind the line and defends

68.6

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, this one turns and bounces outside the off stump, Herath does well to let it go

Sri Lanka 255/7   Saeed Ajmal 18-3-64-0
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   Saeed Ajmal 19-4-64-0
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

72.3

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, 1 run, slow through the air, that gives him enough time to get on his knee and sweep

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   Saeed Ajmal 20-4-66-0
74.1

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, gets a thick outside edge on the forward defense, the ball drops short of slip

74.2

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, 1 run, he gets on his knee and goes for the slog sweep and the ball drops in the middle of nowhere

74.3

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

74.4

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

74.5

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

74.6

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, sweeps but finds short fine leg

Sri Lanka 267/7   Saeed Ajmal 21-4-68-0
76.1

Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, no run, he gets a bit of turn from the rough and beats him on the forward prod

76.2

Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, 3 runs, Dropped But a difficult one, Thushara spoons it towards long-off and Malik runs backwards and makes a brave attempt

76.3

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, shapes to sweep but misses it completely

76.4

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, quicker delivery, he gets forward and defends

76.5

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run

76.6

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, fired in quicker and flatter, he tries to sweep but beaten for pace

Sri Lanka 275/8   Saeed Ajmal 22-4-71-0
78.1

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

78.2

Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, no run, the turn from the rough beats him

78.3

Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, FOUR, slow through the air, he reaches out and spoons this one past cover

78.4

Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, no run

78.5

Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, OUT, that's nine down! Thushara prids forward to defend but gets a leading edge which balloons to Manzoor at silly point, he takes a sharp catch one-handed but releases the ball very quickly before the celebration, brought back memories of Gibbs and Waugh in the 1999 World Cup

T Thushara c Khurram Manzoor b Saeed Ajmal 10 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

78.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mendis, no run, he prods forward and the ball straightens and beats him

Sri Lanka 282/9   Saeed Ajmal 23-4-75-1
80.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mendis, FOUR, flighted outside off and he reaches out and scoops it over gully

80.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mendis, OUT, he sees the batsman making the advance down the wicket and drops the ball short, Mendis has a heave and he's stumped by a kilometer

BAW Mendis st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 5 (7m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Sri Lanka 292/10   Saeed Ajmal 23.2-4-79-2
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