Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, keeps it a bit full and makes him play, he pushes it off the meat of the bat to mid-off

0.2

Umar Gul to Warnapura, 1 leg bye, he shapes to leave it initially but the ball brushes his pads and rolls wide of the keeper

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   Umar Gul 1-1-0-0

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

2.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, gets nice away movement off the seam and Sanga is watchful as he lets it go

2.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, full and fired on the pads, he fails to get wood on it as the ball rolls off his pads to the on side

2.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, bangs it short of a length but down the leg side, he doesn't offer a shot

Sri Lanka 4/1   Umar Gul 2-1-1-0

4.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, FOUR, he errs by overpitching outside off and a mere defensive push is enough for Sanga to beat mid-off comfortably

4.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 3 runs, he strays on the pads and he shuffles across slightly and works it past the vacant spaces at square leg

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

4.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, strays on the pads, he whips a full delivery to fine leg

Sri Lanka 21/1   Umar Gul 3-1-10-0

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   Umar Gul 4-1-15-0

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   Umar Gul 5-2-15-0

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

13.2

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, 2 runs, keeps it a bit shorter and Mahela plays it late with soft hands and steers it past the gap between third slip and gully

13.3

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, tucks him up for room and Mahela softly taps it back to the bowler

13.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, fullish in length outside off, he gets forward and spoons it up towards gully

13.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, keeps it short of a length on middle and leg he shuffles and clips it to the on side

13.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, hits a good length outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

Sri Lanka 54/2   Umar Gul 6-2-20-0

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

15.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off and he leaves it alone

15.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's a nice defensive push by Mahela which beats the bowler, the ball gathers pace over the dry areas in the outfield and Rauf gives the chase from mid-on and almost pulls it back, the umpires confer about the boundary

15.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, FOUR, shortish outside off and he reaches out and chops it down hard on the turf and beats the slips cordon

Sri Lanka 70/2   Umar Gul 7-2-32-0

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   Umar Gul 8-2-33-0

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

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   Umar Gul 9-2-34-0

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   Umar Gul 10-2-38-0

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

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   Umar Gul 11-2-40-0

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   Umar Gul 12-3-40-0

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

64.3

Umar Gul to Herath, no run, bangs it in short down the leg side and he doesn't offer a shot

64.4

Umar Gul to Herath, 1 run, shuffles and clips it away down to fine leg

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   Umar Gul 13-3-41-1

66.1

Umar Gul to Herath, 1 run, lands it on middle and leg, he shuffles and clips it down to fine leg

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

66.3

Umar Gul to Herath, no run, attempts a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss, Herath pushes it tamely to mid-off, umpire Harper calls Gul aside and tells him to be careful of the danger area on the pitch

66.4

Umar Gul to Herath, no run, works it towards mid-on

66.5

Umar Gul to Herath, no run, bangs it in short and he moves backwards to let it go

66.6

Umar Gul to Herath, 2 runs, was that a drop? Herath tries to loft but mistimes it and ends up spooning it just over mid-off, Ajmal runs backwards and dives in vain

Sri Lanka 247/7   Umar Gul 14-3-45-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 20-24, 2009
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) - Jul 12-14, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jul 4-7, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 50 runs
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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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