Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Aamer returns for another spell

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

I forgot to mention earlier that there are no referrals in this series

End of over 51 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 182/5
TM Dilshan    24* (36b 4x4)      Mohammad Amir    11-2-41-2
AD Mathews    9* (14b 1x4)      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

End of over 52 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 187/5
AD Mathews    14* (20b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-3-41-0
TM Dilshan    24* (36b 4x4)      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

End of over 53 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 189/5
AD Mathews    15* (24b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    12-2-43-2
TM Dilshan    25* (38b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-3-41-0

53.1

Younis Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, strays just a bit on the leg stump and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

53.2

Younis Khan to Dilshan, no run, good delivery, stump to stump, Dilshan respectfully defends it

53.3

Younis Khan to Dilshan, no run, tempts him with a fuller one and he reaches out and squeezes it down to Yousuf at mid-off

53.4

Younis Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, angles it on the pads, he shuffles and works it to the on side

53.5

Younis Khan to Mathews, 2 runs

53.6

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

2.45pm Apparently the drizzle has picked up and the ground staff are rushing out with more covers. Already, 60% of the ground is covered. We'll keep you informed if there's a delay.

2.40pm That's tea. It's getting darker and the ground staff are on their feet, should a cloud burst happen any time soon. As I write, it has started drizzling.

So Sri Lanka are in need of a revival and so far, Dilshan and Mathews have eased to 34 runs in 8.4 overs. This is the last recognised pair. One man who'll enjoy his cup of tea is Younis Khan. He's surprised me for sure. Join us shortly for the third session. Let's hope it starts in time.

End of over 54 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 194/5
AD Mathews    17* (26b 2x4)      Younis Khan    5-2-15-1
TM Dilshan    28* (42b 4x4)      Mohammad Amir    12-2-43-2

We're back. Aamer to continue

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

Kulasekara walks in

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

Some of you have veen asking about Afridi. He's not in the Test squad because he wanted rest.

End of over 55 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 198/6
KMDN Kulasekara    4* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    13-2-47-3
AD Mathews    17* (26b 2x4)      Younis Khan    5-2-15-1

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

End of over 56 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 202/6
AD Mathews    21* (32b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-3-45-0
KMDN Kulasekara    4* (5b 1x4)      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

End of over 57 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 206/6
KMDN Kulasekara    8* (11b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    14-2-51-3
AD Mathews    21* (32b 3x4)      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

End of over 58 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 209/6
AD Mathews    23* (36b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-3-48-0
KMDN Kulasekara    9* (13b 2x4)      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

End of over 59 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 218/6
KMDN Kulasekara    13* (16b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    15-2-60-3
AD Mathews    28* (39b 4x4)      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

End of over 60 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 223/6
AD Mathews    33* (45b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-3-53-0
KMDN Kulasekara    13* (16b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    15-2-60-3

Umar Gul returns, he's had a quiet day

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

End of over 61 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 225/6
KMDN Kulasekara    14* (19b 3x4)      Umar Gul    11-2-40-0
AD Mathews    34* (48b 5x4)      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

End of over 62 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 234/6
AD Mathews    36* (51b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    17-3-62-0
KMDN Kulasekara    21* (22b 3x4 1x6)      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

End of over 63 (maiden) Sri Lanka 234/6
KMDN Kulasekara    21* (28b 3x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    12-3-40-0
AD Mathews    36* (51b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    17-3-62-0

Rauf returns for a new spell

63.1

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

63.2

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, 1 run, lands it on a good length on middle and leg, he shuffles and turns it down to deep square leg

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

63.6

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, short of a length outside off, he shoulders arms

End of over 64 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 241/6
KMDN Kulasekara    22* (30b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    12-1-52-2
AD Mathews    42* (55b 6x4)      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

Unfortunately Gul has injured his right leg, must have pulled a muscle. The physio comes out, seems ok now

Rangana Herath walks in

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

End of over 65 (1 run) Sri Lanka 242/7
KMDN Kulasekara    22* (32b 3x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    13-3-41-1
HMRKB Herath    1* (2b)      Abdur Rauf    12-1-52-2

65.1

Abdur Rauf to Herath, no run, stays right behind the line and defends down the track

65.2

Abdur Rauf to Herath, no run, short of a length outside off and he lets it go

65.3

Abdur Rauf to Herath, 1 run, taps it with soft hands in front of cover and sets off

65.4

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, bangs it in short and has Kulasekara bending down quickly to evade it

65.5

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off and holds its line, he shoulders arms

65.6

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, solid in defense again, this is turning out to be a neat little innings by Kulasekara

End of over 66 (1 run) Sri Lanka 243/7
KMDN Kulasekara    22* (35b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    13-1-53-2
HMRKB Herath    2* (5b)      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

Comes round the wicket but loses his run up and stops short

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

End of over 67 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 247/7
HMRKB Herath    5* (10b)      Umar Gul    14-3-45-1
KMDN Kulasekara    23* (36b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    13-1-53-2

67.1

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, gets behind and taps it down to to mid-off

67.2

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, FOUR, that's a cracker of a shot, Rauf drops it short outside off and Kulasekara rocks back and plays a solid backfoot drive past point and cover, the follow through and timing was impeccable

67.3

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, stays on the back foot and defends well

67.4

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, 1 run, stays on the backfoot and punches him down to cover point

67.5

Abdur Rauf to Herath, 1 run, knocks it towards midwicket for a single

67.6

Abdur Rauf to Kulasekara, no run, bowls the bouncer and Kulasekara bends down slightly to evade it

End of over 68 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 253/7
KMDN Kulasekara    28* (41b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    14-1-59-2
HMRKB Herath    6* (11b)      Umar Gul    14-3-45-1

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

4 men around the bat

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

End of over 69 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 255/7
HMRKB Herath    7* (15b)      Saeed Ajmal    18-3-64-0
KMDN Kulasekara    29* (43b 4x4 1x6)      Abdur Rauf    14-1-59-2

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

End of over 70 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 260/7
HMRKB Herath    11* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    16-2-65-3
KMDN Kulasekara    30* (45b 4x4 1x6)      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

End of over 71 (maiden) Sri Lanka 260/7
KMDN Kulasekara    30* (51b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    19-4-64-0
HMRKB Herath    11* (19b 1x4)      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

End of over 72 (maiden) Sri Lanka 260/7
HMRKB Herath    11* (25b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    17-3-65-3
KMDN Kulasekara    30* (51b 4x4 1x6)      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

End of over 73 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 262/7
KMDN Kulasekara    31* (56b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    20-4-66-0
HMRKB Herath    12* (26b 1x4)      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

Younis would be better off saving Aamer for the new ball

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

End of over 74 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 265/7
KMDN Kulasekara    33* (58b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    18-3-68-3
HMRKB Herath    13* (30b 1x4)      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

End of over 75 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 267/7
HMRKB Herath    14* (35b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    21-4-68-0
KMDN Kulasekara    34* (59b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    18-3-68-3

Fourth spell for Younis Khan

75.1

Younis Khan to Kulasekara, no run, lands it outside off and gets gentle seam movement, he shoulders arms

75.2

Younis Khan to Kulasekara, FOUR, seemed risky at first but his placement was just right, he gets forward to a pitched up delivery and scoops it in the gap between mid-off and cover

75.3

Younis Khan to Kulasekara, OUT, Kula's neat little innings comes to an end, Younis isn't afraid to pitch it up again after being hit for a boundary, Kulasekara goes for a flashy square drive and gets a thin edge to the keeper

KMDN Kulasekara c †Kamran Akmal b Younis Khan 38 (92m 62b 5x4 1x6) SR: 61.29

Younis is developing into a partnership breaker here. Where was he all this while?

Thushara walks in

75.4

Younis Khan to Thushara, 1 run, gets him to scoop a drive towards the vacant point region

75.5

Younis Khan to Herath, no run, works his wrists and clips it down to midwicket, Akmal hurries the fielder to pick up and throw

75.6

Younis Khan to Herath, no run, fires a full delivery on middle stump from round the wicket and Herath defends it away

End of over 76 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 272/8
HMRKB Herath    14* (37b 1x4)      Younis Khan    6-2-20-2
T Thushara    1* (1b)      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

End of over 77 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 275/8
HMRKB Herath    14* (41b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    22-4-71-0
T Thushara    4* (3b)      Younis Khan    6-2-20-2

77.1

Younis Khan to Thushara, 1 run, he tries to cut but ends up chopping it down to point

77.2

Younis Khan to Herath, no run, there's a loud appeal! The ball appears to beat Herath but Akmal and Younis reckoned there was some pad on it

77.3

Younis Khan to Herath, 1 run, hoicks him across the line and takes a single to square leg

77.4

Younis Khan to Thushara, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

77.5

Younis Khan to Thushara, 1 run, short of a length outside off and he dabs it down to third man

77.6

Younis Khan to Herath, no run

End of over 78 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 278/8
HMRKB Herath    15* (44b 1x4)      Younis Khan    7-2-23-2
T Thushara    6* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    22-4-71-0

78.1

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

Two slips and a silly point in place

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

End of over 79 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 282/9
BAW Mendis    0* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    23-4-75-1
HMRKB Herath    15* (44b 1x4)      Younis Khan    7-2-23-2

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

End of over 80 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 288/9
HMRKB Herath    20* (49b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    19-3-74-3
BAW Mendis    1* (2b)      Saeed Ajmal    23-4-75-1

The new ball is available but they're not taking it

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

Pakistan should be happy with this, after winning the toss and opting to bowl. It was a gamble and they've managed to bowl out the home side in 81 overs. A solid bowling effort from most of them and I don't think anybody expected Younis to pick up two wickets. The only problem area for Pakistan was their catching. Join us shortly for the Pakistan innings.

End of over 81 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 292/10
     Saeed Ajmal    23.2-4-79-2
HMRKB Herath    20* (49b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    19-3-74-3
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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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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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