Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, no run, nice start, bowls a pacy delivery and angles it towards the left hander, he taps it to point

1.2

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, no run, bowls it on the middle stump and the batsman gets behind the line and punches it to mid-on

1.3

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, no run, another solid punch straight to mid-on, he's making the batsman play

1.4

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, no run, angles it on the pads and he shuffles a bit too far across and the ball rolls to the on side

1.5

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, 2 runs, risky shot to get off the mark, he tries to loft him over mid-on but he mishits it but still gets enough elevation to clear the fielder

1.6

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, OUT, he knocks him out in his first over! He bangs it in short of a length outside off and gets it to swerve back in sharply with the angle, Warnapura is completely cramped for room as he shapes to cut and chops the ball onto the stumps

SM Warnapura b Mohammad Amir 2 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 3/1   Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-1

3.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 3 runs, swerves it in towards middle and leg and the batsman pushes it through the line and beats mid-on

3.2

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga is completely beaten on the prod, he's unsure whether to get forward or stay back, Aamer is getting the ball to come back in

3.3

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, 1 run, stays on the backfoot and taps it towards short midwicket and again there's a bit of confusion in the calling

3.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, Dropped Oh boy that should have been taken, Aamer fires it inwards on a full length and induces a thick leading edge, I think it was Younis who fluffed the catch at third slip falling to his right, the ball rolls away to third man

3.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, beats him again this time, this one fizzes past the outside edge

3.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run

Sri Lanka 12/1   Mohammad Amir 2-0-10-1

5.1

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, OUT, This time the fielders make no mistake! Aamer bowls it short of a length and gets the ball to straighten outside off, a tentative Sanga pokes his bat out and gets a thick outside edge which settles in malik's palms at third slip, waist high, he didn't have to move an inch

KC Sangakkara c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Amir 9 (17m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.2

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, makes him play straight away, he hops and defends it away

5.3

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run

5.4

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, keeps it outside off and he's happy to let it go

5.5

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, pitches it up and nearly induces a fals stroke as Mahela drives and slices it towards backward point

5.6

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, holds the length back and gets a good shape away from the right hander, he lets it go

Sri Lanka 21/2   Mohammad Amir 3-1-10-2

7.1

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, gets nicely behind the line and defends solidly in front of his off stump

7.2

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, Dropped Akmal's the culprit, Aamer bowls it in the corridor outside off and induces a nick, Akmal didn't have to move, he's dropped a sitter

7.3

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, angles across the right hander and he shoulders arms

7.4

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg

7.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run

7.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, hits a good length outside off and Tharanga pokes his bat out, keeps the ball down and steers it wide of the packed slip cordon

Sri Lanka 31/2   Mohammad Amir 4-1-15-2

9.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, swishes at it outside off, tries to cut and he's beaten

9.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, shoulders arms to the keeper and Akmal grabs at it and fluffs the take

9.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, fires the bouncer and the ball sails over Tharanga's arched back

9.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets a thin outside edge and the ball keeps low to the slips, Malik slides and saves it

9.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, he errs by bowling it a touch short and too wide, Tharanga rocks backwards and cuts hard square of the wicket on the off side, beats all the fielders

9.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, this time he fires a half volley on the pads and pays the price, Tharanga whips him away past midwicket, hardly any fielders on that side

Sri Lanka 43/2   Mohammad Amir 5-1-23-2

14.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, angles it on the pads and he softly works it down to mid-on

14.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, keeps it on a good length outside off, he gets behind and steers it to the off side

14.3

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, holds its line before reaching the keeper

14.4

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, 1 run, taps it with soft hands to the off side and sets off very quickly

14.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, now Tharanga repeats the shot off the previous ball and pushes another quick single

14.6

Mohammad Amir to Jayawardene, no run, bangs it in short outside off and he doesn't offer any shot

Sri Lanka 57/2   Mohammad Amir 6-1-26-2

16.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 2 runs, angles it in the pads and he clips it away easily to the on side

16.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, stays back at the cease and squirts it down to point

16.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it down to midwicket

16.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, bangs it in short and cranks up the pace, he bends his back slightly to evade it

16.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, another bouncer and the ball swerves towards Akmal's left and challenges him but he takes it easily

16.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, left alone to the keeper, Aamer's still getting good carry to the keeper

Sri Lanka 72/2   Mohammad Amir 7-1-28-2

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

25.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, comes back over the wicket and fires a bouncer

25.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets beside the line and taps it down to point

25.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, another short one and this time he gets it to fizz past Tharanga as leans backwards to evade it

Sri Lanka 111/3   Mohammad Amir 8-1-33-2

27.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, stays beside the line and punches it down to point

27.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, holds the length back a bit, he stays behind the line and punches it down to cover

27.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, bow he bowls it fuller and angles it inwards, he drives firmly just wide of mid-off

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

27.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, short of length outside off and angling in, Tharanga defends it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 115/3   Mohammad Amir 9-1-35-2

29.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, hits the deck hard and it's another bouncer, he needs to make him play some how

29.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, something like that, Tharanga gets his elbows high and is forced to steer it away

29.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, another bouncer and delivered from wide of the crease, he bends to evade it

29.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, bouncer again, it sails over his arched back

29.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, bowls it full from wide of the crease, he squeezes it down to the covers

29.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets it to swerve back in off the seam and Tharanga watchfully lets it go

Sri Lanka 117/3   Mohammad Amir 10-2-35-2

50.1

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, no run, comes over the wicket, Dilshan gets right behind the line and defends

50.2

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, FOUR, the sign of a man in great touch, not that bad a delivery, it comes back in and cramps him for room a little but Dilshan is able to adjust and slash it past the gap between mid-off and cover

50.3

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, no run, comes over the wicket and induces a false shot, he shapes to cut but swishes at thin air

50.4

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, no run, gets behind the line and taps it hard to the off side

50.5

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, 2 runs, clips in the big gap at square leg and pushes for the second run

50.6

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, no run, taps it down to mid-off and tells his partner to stay back

Sri Lanka 182/5   Mohammad Amir 11-2-41-2

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

52.4

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, no run, swings too early and meets thin air, it was in the slot to pull past midwicket but Dilshan was targeting square leg and hence played all ovver it

52.5

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, 1 run, he gets beside the line and taps it wide of cover

52.6

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

Sri Lanka 189/5   Mohammad Amir 12-2-43-2

54.1

Mohammad Amir to Dilshan, OUT, straightaway! Aamer feeds him a gift by pitching it up wide outside off, Dilshan falls for the bait and slices it straight down Malik's throat at gully

TM Dilshan c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Amir 28 (59m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 65.11

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   Mohammad Amir 13-2-47-3

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   Mohammad Amir 14-2-51-3

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

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   Mohammad Amir 15-2-60-3

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

69.3

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, gets it to swerve back in, much like the delivery which got Warnapura, Herath steers it down to the slips

69.4

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, short and wide outside off, he shapes to slash it away over the off side but misses

69.5

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, lovely delivery, gets it to come back in and beat the outside edge

69.6

Mohammad Amir to Herath, FOUR, the shot of a genuine batsman, he gets on his knee to a half volley outside off, rolls his wrists and plays a stylish square drive

Sri Lanka 260/7   Mohammad Amir 16-2-65-3

71.1

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, lands it in a good length outside off, he bends backwards and lets it go

71.2

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, hits the deck hard and he ducks under it

71.3

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, comes round the wicket, bowls it short of a length and Herath gets behind the line and fends it off

71.4

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, defended back to the bowler again, Aamer is trying to best to maximise his pace

71.5

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, he goes for the flashy cut but misses, sudden loss of concentration there

71.6

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, this time Herath gets some bat on it and the ball rolls quickly to the slips

Sri Lanka 260/7   Mohammad Amir 17-3-65-3

73.1

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, bangs it in short outside off and Herath can't resist a swish

73.2

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, keeps it closer to the off stump line and Herath opts not to play at it

73.3

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, similar delivery, Herath gauges the bounce and the movement and lets it go

73.4

Mohammad Amir to Herath, 1 run, switches to a fuller length, he shuffles across and works it to mid-on

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   Mohammad Amir 18-3-68-3

79.1

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run

79.2

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, stays behind the line and pushes it to mid-on

79.3

Mohammad Amir to Herath, 1 run, short of a length outside off and he works it to midwicket

79.4

Mohammad Amir to Mendis, 1 run, makes room and pushes it towards mid-on and sets off for a risky single, there's a direct hit but the batsman has made it, Harper doesn't go upstairs

79.5

Mohammad Amir to Herath, no run, shoulders arms outside off

79.6

Mohammad Amir to Herath, FOUR, angles it outside the off stump and he gets beside the line and steers it wide of the slips

Sri Lanka 288/9   Mohammad Amir 19-3-74-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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