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
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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

Sri Lanka 12/1   NT Paranavitana 8* (9b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 1.4-0-10-1
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

Sri Lanka 16/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (6b 1x4)   Umar Gul 2.1-1-5-0
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   NT Paranavitana 13* (21b 2x4)   Umar Gul 4-1-15-0
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   NT Paranavitana 17* (23b 3x4)   Mohammad Amir 4-1-15-2
8.4

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, FOUR, he gives width again and Mahela decides to make something out of it, he stretches out and angles it wide of gully and down to third man

Sri Lanka 35/2   DPMD Jayawardene 5* (13b 1x4)   Abdur Rauf 0.4-0-4-0
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

Sri Lanka 39/2   NT Paranavitana 21* (28b 4x4)   Mohammad Amir 4.5-1-19-2
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   NT Paranavitana 25* (29b 5x4)   Mohammad Amir 5-1-23-2
12.6

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, FOUR, he overpicthes outside off and it's all too wasy for Mahela as he lunges forward and drives elegantly past the covers

Sri Lanka 49/2   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (24b 2x4)   Abdur Rauf 3-1-10-0
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

Sri Lanka 61/2   NT Paranavitana 35* (43b 6x4)   Umar Gul 6.1-2-24-0
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

Sri Lanka 66/2   DPMD Jayawardene 17* (34b 3x4)   Umar Gul 6.5-2-28-0
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   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (35b 4x4)   Umar Gul 7-2-32-0
17.6

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's a half volley outside off, he gets well forward and right behind the line of the ball and pushes it past the big gap between mid-off and cover

Sri Lanka 76/2   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (41b 5x4)   Abdur Rauf 4-1-14-0
20.5

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, FOUR, that will hurt the bowler, Mahela is cramped for room on the cut but he slashes hard and ends up chopping it on the turf, the ball balloons over the slips and runs away for four

Sri Lanka 85/2   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (46b 6x4)   Younis Khan 1.5-1-7-0
21.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, FOUR, bad delivery, Rauf totally lost control of his radar, he sprays it really wide outside off and full, Tharanga stretches out and squirts it past gully

Sri Lanka 89/2   NT Paranavitana 45* (65b 7x4)   Abdur Rauf 5.2-1-20-0
21.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, FOUR, that's his fifty! Rauf strays on the pads and he shuffles across gently and flicks it down to fine leg, there's plenty of space out there for freebies

Sri Lanka 95/2   NT Paranavitana 51* (67b 8x4)   Abdur Rauf 5.4-1-26-0
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

Sri Lanka 100/3   NT Paranavitana 56* (69b 9x4)   Saeed Ajmal 0.1-0-4-0
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

Sri Lanka 110/3   TT Samaraweera 7* (9b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 7.1-1-32-2
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

Sri Lanka 125/3   NT Paranavitana 65* (110b 10x4)   Umar Gul 9.5-2-38-0
37.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, FOUR, poor delivery, he bowls a half tracker and the bounce sits up nicely for Tharanga to rock back and pull it past the yawning gap at square leg

Sri Lanka 133/3   NT Paranavitana 71* (118b 11x4)   Abdur Rauf 7.4-1-33-1
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

Sri Lanka 139/3   TT Samaraweera 21* (48b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8.5-3-22-0
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)   Abdur Rauf 10-1-40-2
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

Sri Lanka 152/4   TM Dilshan 6* (7b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 10.4-3-28-0
43.6

Abdur Rauf to Dilshan, FOUR, that just had to be spanked! Too short and wide, the ball sits up nicely for Dilshan to rolls his wrists and whack it past point

Sri Lanka 157/4   TM Dilshan 10* (14b 2x4)   Abdur Rauf 11-1-45-2
48.3

Shoaib Malik to Mathews, FOUR, enough is enough, he chips down the track to a flighted delivery and launches him over mid-on, two bounces and four

Sri Lanka 167/5   AD Mathews 7* (10b 1x4)   Shoaib Malik 2.3-1-7-0
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

Sri Lanka 175/5   TM Dilshan 17* (28b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 11.4-3-35-0
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

Sri Lanka 180/5   TM Dilshan 22* (32b 4x4)   Mohammad Amir 10.2-2-39-2
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

Sri Lanka 186/5   AD Mathews 13* (15b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 12.1-3-40-0
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

Sri Lanka 198/6   KMDN Kulasekara 4* (1b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 12.2-2-47-3
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

Sri Lanka 202/6   AD Mathews 21* (31b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 13.5-3-45-0
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   KMDN Kulasekara 8* (11b 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

Sri Lanka 213/6   AD Mathews 27* (37b 4x4)   Mohammad Amir 14.1-2-55-3
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

Sri Lanka 218/6   KMDN Kulasekara 13* (14b 3x4)   Mohammad Amir 14.4-2-60-3
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

Sri Lanka 222/6   AD Mathews 32* (40b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 15.1-3-52-0
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

Sri Lanka 240/6   AD Mathews 41* (53b 6x4)   Abdur Rauf 11.3-1-51-2
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

Sri Lanka 251/7   KMDN Kulasekara 27* (38b 4x4 1x6)   Abdur Rauf 13.2-1-57-2
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   HMRKB Herath 11* (19b 1x4)   Mohammad Amir 16-2-65-3
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

Sri Lanka 271/7   KMDN Kulasekara 38* (61b 5x4 1x6)   Younis Khan 5.2-2-19-1
78.3

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

Sri Lanka 282/8   T Thushara 10* (9b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 22.3-4-75-0
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   HMRKB Herath 20* (49b 2x4)   Mohammad Amir 19-3-74-3
80.1

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

Sri Lanka 292/9   BAW Mendis 5* (3b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 23.1-4-79-1
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