Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 50 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

We're back. Pakistan will bat seven overs tonight. Dilshan is keeping wicket. Kulasekara to start off

0.1

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, and he straightaway gets one to zip back in, Manzoor shuffles and clips it to square leg

0.2

Kulasekara to Salman Butt, OUT, timber! He is after all the No.1 bowler in ODIs at the moment, he gets the ball to straighten and Butt is all at sea as he shapes to leave the ball, the ball clips the top of the off stump and the Sri Lankans can't believe it

Salman Butt b Kulasekara 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Younis Khan walks in. I least expected 11 wickets to fall today. Will there be more? We shall find out soon

0.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, he poses questions again by getting it to nip back in off the seam, he shoulders arms and Dilshan has to move quickly to his left to collect it

0.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, Younis is squared up but he manages to keep it away and control the leading edge to the slips

0.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, gets this one to jag back in and tuck Younis on the pads

0.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, nips back again and the ball clips his pads and drops wide of short leg

Excellent first over by Kulasekara

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/1
Younis Khan    0* (4b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-1-1
Khurram Manzoor    1* (1b)     

1.1

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, he safely shoulders arms

1.2

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, similar delivery, Manzoor is happy to let that go

1.3

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, short and wide and Dilshan does really well to fling himself to his right to cover the seam movement

1.4

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, gets a leading edge down to point, nervy moments for Pakistan here

1.5

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, strays on the pads and it's an easy single down to fine leg

1.6

Thushara to Younis Khan, 1 run, risky run, he taps it down to the off side and Samaraweera runs forward from gully and under arms the throw, a direct hit would have sent back Manzoor

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 3/1
Younis Khan    1* (5b)      T Thushara    1-0-2-0
Khurram Manzoor    2* (6b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-1-1

2.1

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets forward and inside edges to his pads to the off side

2.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 leg bye, shuffles and clips it off his pads to the on side

2.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, this one for a change moves away from the right-hander off the seam, he shoulders arms

2.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, beaten! Gets well forward and the ball skids through and fizzes past his outside edge

2.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, Appeal! Nips back in sharply from outside off and traps him on the pads, Gould reckoned that was missing leg but I tell you what that was a very good shout

2.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, taps it towards short cover and Younis is sent back by his partner, he nearly loses his footing on turning around but luckily the throw is wide of the stumps

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 5/1
Younis Khan    2* (10b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-2-1
Khurram Manzoor    2* (7b)      T Thushara    1-0-2-0

3.1

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, this one nips back in sharply and Dilshan does brilliantly to fall to his left and catch it one handed

3.2

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, taps it to point

3.3

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, he gets forward and leaves it alone

3.4

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, angles across him and he shoulders arms

3.5

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, OUT, Thushara lands it just on the line of leg stump, manzoor shuffles too far across and tries to glance it down but he's trapped on the pads, the question was the height but the umpire was convinced, that would have clipped the top of leg stump

Khurram Manzoor lbw b Thushara 2 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Rauf is the nightwatchman

3.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, safely left alone, lot of bounce there for Thushara

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 5/2
Abdur Rauf    0* (1b)      T Thushara    2-1-2-1
Younis Khan    2* (10b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-2-1

4.1

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, prods forward and he's beaten all ends up, hint of away movement

4.2

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, he shuffles a long way across to smother the swing, Kula keeps it a bit short

4.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 3 runs, he tucks it away easily past mid-on, Rauf will take strike now

4.4

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, he gets well forward and defends off the meat of the bat

4.5

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, 1 bye, the first fumble by Dilshan, the ball thuds into his gloves and he fluffs it, they take a bye

4.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, he gets behind the line and defends

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 9/2
Younis Khan    5* (14b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-5-1
Abdur Rauf    0* (3b)      T Thushara    2-1-2-1

5.1

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

5.2

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, taps it to the off side and Younis tells Rauf to stay put

5.3

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, nervy moment for Rauf as he hangs his bat out and fends it off to slip

5.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, gets nicely behind the line and defends with soft hands down the track

5.5

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, short and wide outside off and Rauf shoulders arms

5.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, keeps it a bit short and Rauf stands tall and defends

End of over 6 (maiden) Pakistan 9/2
Abdur Rauf    0* (9b)      T Thushara    3-2-2-1
Younis Khan    5* (14b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-5-1

Final over of the day coming up

6.1

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, nips back in and clips his pads before trickling to the keeper, he was a long way across the stumps but there was no appeal

6.2

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, another teaser from Kulasekara, beats the outside edge

6.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, chance! Kulasekara bangs it in short down the leg side and Younis almost gloves it away to the keeper, Dilshan does really well to take the catch and they go up in appeal but Gould shakes his head

6.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, full outside off and tapped to mid-off

Dilshan stands upto the stumps

6.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 2 runs, bowls a full delivery and Younis pushes it through the line and beats mid-off

6.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 4 byes, sloppy delivery to end the day, he strays wide down the leg side and it runs away for four byes, Dilshan was up to the stumps

The Sri Lankans look a happier bunch. Pakistan's middle order will have some work to do tomorrow morning. The end of an exciting opening day. Aamer set the tone with his early burst before Tharanga Paranavithana fought back with a fifty. Pakistan clawed back with wickets before the lower order resisted.

For a change, the bowlers have had their say. Will it continue tomorrow? Join us at 10.00am (04.30 GMT) tomorrow. Cheers!

End of over 7 (6 runs) Pakistan 15/2
Younis Khan    7* (20b)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-7-1
Abdur Rauf    0* (9b)      T Thushara    3-2-2-1

Good morning and welcome to the coverage of the second day in Galle. The weather looks fine, though the forecast predicts passing showers later in the day. As of now, things are looking great. Get your Sunday morning breakfast and join the action.

Pakistan will have to be watchful in the first half an hour. Kulasekara made the ball talk during that brief spell yesterday and Younis looked a bit uncomfortable.

Intikhab Alam, on television, feels Pakistan have a very good opportunity because the conditions for batting are expected to be better today.

Mendis will start the day

7.1

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, FOUR, there are three men around the bat and Rauf still manages to trickle it past first slip, keeps the bat down, drops it with soft hands and it's a four to third man

2nd slip comes in

7.2

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, the straighter one and defended on the front foot

7.3

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, similar delivery and he gets nicely behind the line to defend

7.4

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, slower off the pitch and defended with soft hands

7.5

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, the offcutter this time and Rauf commits forward and defends

7.6

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, the skidder beats the outside edge on the forward prod

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 19/2
Abdur Rauf    4* (15b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-0
Younis Khan    7* (20b)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-7-1

8.1

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, gets it to come back in and Younis pats it away in front of his off stump

8.2

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, another one cuts back in and Younis uneasily defends it away

8.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, lunges forward to steer it away but the away movement beats him, testing stuff from Kulasekara

8.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, another super delivery, this one comes back in, keeps a bit low too and somehow misses the edge, Younis goes right across his stumps and looks dazed

8.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, shuffles across and pushes it down to mid-off

8.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, this one holds its line, beats the edge for the umpteenth time and shapes away before reaching the keeper

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 19/2
Younis Khan    7* (26b)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-1-7-1
Abdur Rauf    4* (15b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-4-0

9.1

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, FOUR, nice shot, the ball is full and outside off, Rauf gets nicely to the pitch of the ball and beats mid-off, shot of a genuine batsman

9.2

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, the big leg cutter fizzes past the edge and the off stump

9.3

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, he gets behind the line and defends it

Silly point comes off, second slip added

9.4

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, a full delivery skids and clips his pads outside leg stump, Mendis is optimistic in his appeal

9.5

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, lunges forward and defends

9.6

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, this one kicks up a bit and catches him high on the thigh, he withdraws the stroke

End of over 10 (4 runs) Pakistan 23/2
Abdur Rauf    8* (21b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-8-0
Younis Khan    7* (26b)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-1-7-1

10.1

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 1 bye, loses his direction and sprays it down the leg side, Dilshan has a tough time trying to collect it

10.2

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, hits him on the pads well outside the line of the leg stump and it's an ambitious appeal from Kulasekara

10.3

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, full and swinging in, safely defended by Rauf

10.4

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, lunges forward and across his stumps and steers it down to point

10.5

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, hits the deck hard outside off and Rauf decides not to offer a shot, Dilshan fumbles

10.6

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, 3 runs, gets well forward and angles it past the big gap between third slip and gully who gives the chase

End of over 11 (4 runs) Pakistan 27/2
Abdur Rauf    11* (26b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-1-10-1
Younis Khan    7* (27b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-8-0

Thilan Thushara replaces Mendis

11.1

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, stands tall and defends to the off side

11.2

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 2 runs, gets forward and plays a checked drive just wide of mid-off, Rauf has looked better than Younis this morning

11.3

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, FOUR, hits the deck hard and directs it just wide down the leg side, he glances it off his glove and Dilshan does his best to dive and try and get a glove to it but the ball beats him

11.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, hops and fends off a short ball

11.5

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, fires it fuller outside off and the batsman shoulders arms, well collected by Dilshan

11.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 2 runs, full and he plays another checked drive off the front foot, good enough to beat the bowler and mid-on

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pakistan 35/2
Abdur Rauf    19* (32b 3x4)      T Thushara    4-2-10-1
Younis Khan    7* (27b)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-1-10-1

2 slips and a short leg in place

12.1

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, swings it in and lands it full, gets well across and defends

12.2

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, Appeal Well all the Sri Lankans went up! Younis has a big shuffle across his stumps to a delivery which bends back in sharply, the ball certainly clipped his pad before lobbing to short leg but umpire Gould wasn't so sure if there was bat involved, I think Gould might be right

12.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 2 leg byes, sides down the leg side and a hard take for Dilshan, the away movement isn't making things easy

12.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run

12.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 3 runs, gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it past cover

12.6

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, 1 run, gets forward and drives to cover

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pakistan 41/2
Abdur Rauf    20* (33b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-1-14-1
Younis Khan    10* (32b)      T Thushara    4-2-10-1

13.1

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, short delivery and he safely evades it

13.2

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 1 no ball, it's an overstep, he hits the deck hard and the ball fizzes past the batsman and makes Dilshan hop as well but he hangs on to it

The umpires are taking a look at the ball, the reserve umpire walks out with some spares

13.2

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, stands tall and punches it to the off side, this man looks impressive

13.3

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, once again fairly solid in defense, this time he gets forward and pats it away

13.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, shortish delivery, he gets his elbows high and defends, thinks of pinching a single

13.5

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, fullish in length on the pads and he pushes it softly down the track

13.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 1 run, comes round the wicket, Rauf lunges forward and steers it just wide of third slip's grasp, he will keep the strike

End of over 14 (2 runs) Pakistan 43/2
Abdur Rauf    21* (40b 3x4)      T Thushara    5-2-12-1
Younis Khan    10* (32b)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-1-14-1

14.1

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, 3 runs, very impressive shot, Kulasekara gives him width and he gets far across his stumps and times the push really well past cover, nice head and body position as well

14.2

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, gets a thick inside edge onto his pads and Kulasekara appeals for whatever it's worth

14.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, gets across to a good length ball and defends to the off side

14.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 2 runs, comes back in with the angle and he shuffles across and clips him past square leg

14.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, fullish in length outside off, he gets forward and drives to mid-off

14.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, jags back in and a tentative Younis shuffles and manages to clip it to short leg

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan 48/2
Younis Khan    12* (37b)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-1-19-1
Abdur Rauf    24* (41b 3x4)      T Thushara    5-2-12-1

15.1

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, stays at the crease and taps it solidly to the off side

15.2

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, defends right in front of the off stump and steers it towards point and tells his partner to stay back

15.3

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, FOUR, this man's having fun, he stays right back at the crease, bends his knee only slightly and pushes a full delivery off the meat of the bat past the diving mid-off fielder, the timing was impressive

15.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 2 runs, angles it on the pads and he glances it to fine leg

15.5

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, hits a good length outside off and he watches it to the keeper

15.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 1 run, he brings up the fifty partnership with a firm punch wide of point, Rauf is carrying this stand for Pakistan

End of over 16 (7 runs) Pakistan 55/2
Abdur Rauf    31* (47b 4x4)      T Thushara    6-2-19-1
Younis Khan    12* (37b)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-1-19-1

16.1

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, gets forward and defend solidly to the off side

16.2

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, he takes a chance with a flashy square drive but misses it completely, sudden loss of concentration

16.3

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, this time he decides to shoulder arms

16.4

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, OUT, and finally Kulasekara and Sri Lanka strike, he lands the ball very close to the off stump and draws Rauf to play at it, the ball straightens, there's a faint trickle to the keeper and the umpire raises the finger after a few anxious seconds

Abdur Rauf c †Dilshan b Kulasekara 31 (54m 51b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.78

A committed innings by Rauf, Pakistan will be happy with his contribution

Here's Mohammad Yousuf's second coming

16.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, safely shoulders arms outside the off stump

16.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, angles it on the pads and he whips it straight to short leg

The pitch isn't different in character from yesterday

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 55/3
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (2b)      KMDN Kulasekara    9-2-19-2
Younis Khan    12* (37b)      T Thushara    6-2-19-1

17.1

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, thuds it outside off and there's inward movement before reaching the keeper

17.2

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, lands it outside off and this one moves away before reaching the keeper

17.3

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, nice testing line, this time he gets it to swerve back in very close to the off stump, a tentative Younis leaves it

17.4

Thushara to Younis Khan, FOUR, that should make him feel a lot better, he gets forward to a full delivery and pushes it through the line wide of mid-off, the bat turned at the point of contact but he was in control of the shot

17.5

Thushara to Younis Khan, FOUR, another full delivery wide of the off stump and he gets to the pitch and drives wide of backward point, that's two poor deliveries

17.6

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, stands tall and punches it to the off side

End of over 18 (8 runs) Pakistan 63/3
Younis Khan    20* (43b 2x4)      T Thushara    7-2-27-1
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (2b)      KMDN Kulasekara    9-2-19-2

18.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 leg byes, glances it to fine leg off his pads

18.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, gets to the pitch of a full delivery and drives it past cover

18.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, stays right behind the line and defends to the covers, he thinks of pinching a single

18.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, gets forward and gets a thick inside edge past square leg, the ball nearly rolls away for a boundary

18.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, gets forward and plays a spliced drive to backward point

18.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 1 run, short and he plays a short arm pull on one leg wide of square leg, there's protection in the deep

Time to give Kulasekara a rest. Bring on Angelo Mathews

End of over 19 (8 runs) Pakistan 71/3
Younis Khan    21* (45b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    10-2-25-2
Mohammad Yousuf    5* (6b)      T Thushara    7-2-27-1

Taha Alam: Where is Mendis? I think srilankans are delaying him which may cost them in the end."

19.1

Thushara to Younis Khan, 2 runs, angles on the pads, he shuffles and clips him down to square leg

19.2

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, goes for an ambitious off drive but the ball keeps low and creeps past the inside edge

19.3

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, he gets a nasty lifter but negotiates well by hopping at the crease and fending it to slips with soft hands

19.4

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms

19.5

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, he watchfully shoulders arms, the ball bends back in before reaching the keeper

19.6

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, this one bends in again and nearly shaves the stumps, close call for Younis but well left anyway

End of over 20 (2 runs) Pakistan 73/3
Younis Khan    23* (51b 2x4)      T Thushara    8-2-29-1
Mohammad Yousuf    5* (6b)      KMDN Kulasekara    10-2-25-2

Mathews replaces Kulasekara

20.1

Mathews to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, not the best welcome to Test cricket, it is short and wide, Yousuf rolls his wrists, stays at the crease and punches it off the back foot past backward point

20.2

Mathews to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, stands tall and punches it wide of the covers

20.3

Mathews to Younis Khan, 2 runs, punches it with soft hands in front of cover and they set off for a sharp single, Sanga fires the throw to the batsman's end but there are over throws

20.4

Mathews to Younis Khan, no run, gets across his stumps and defends to the off side

20.5

Mathews to Younis Khan, no run

20.6

Mathews to Younis Khan, OUT, and for the second time in this match a debutant takes a wicket in the first over! Mathews pitches it up outside off and the ball holds its line, Younis is forced to play at it but he fails to cover the line, the outside edge challenges Dilshan but he shows excellent reflexes to dive to his right and take the catch with both hands

Younis Khan c †Dilshan b Mathews 25 (90m 55b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

It's drinks. Timely breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Younis looked tentative all morning.

Imnan Abid: "Keeping Yousuf's track record in mind, Sangakara should attack him using all resource now. Because once settled Yousuf will try, his very best, to make his comeback a memorable one. We all know he got a point to prove."

End of over 21 (7 runs) Pakistan 80/4
     AD Mathews    1-0-7-1
Mohammad Yousuf    10* (8b 1x4)      T Thushara    8-2-29-1

Misbah walks in

21.1

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets a half prod forward and defends softly

21.2

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, a little too wide outside off, he decides to watch it through to the keeper

21.3

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets nicely behind the line and defends

21.4

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fullish on the pads and he softly pushes it down to mid-on

21.5

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, angles it on the pads again and he turns the face of the bat and clips it wide of mid-on, Mendis gives the chase

21.6

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Appeal Yousuf gets well forward and across his stumps but the ball clips his front pad and lobs away, Thushara and gang are very optimistic but there was an inside edge

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 82/4
Mohammad Yousuf    12* (14b 1x4)      T Thushara    9-2-31-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    0* (0b)      AD Mathews    1-0-7-1

22.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets away with a short and wide delivery as Misbah can only punch it straight to backward point

22.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, well left, the ball angles in sharply after pitching and Dilshan covers the movement well

22.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it wide outside off, he safely lets it go and the ball seams away after pitching

22.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, sprays it a bit too wide and he's not making him play

22.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

22.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, safely left alone, very similar to the previous delivery

End of over 23 (maiden) Pakistan 82/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    0* (6b)      AD Mathews    2-1-7-1
Mohammad Yousuf    12* (14b 1x4)      T Thushara    9-2-31-1

23.1

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, very uppish but safe, he gets forward to a pitched up delivery and spoons it well wide of gully, forget about chasing it

23.2

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, lands it outside off and a bit too wide, he doesn't chase it

23.3

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers him wide of backward point

23.4

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets well forward and defends a full delivery to the off side

23.5

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, shuffles and clips it off his pads down to deep square leg

23.6

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the off side

End of over 24 (7 runs) Pakistan 89/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (9b)      T Thushara    10-2-38-1
Mohammad Yousuf    17* (17b 2x4)      AD Mathews    2-1-7-1

24.1

Mathews to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gets forward and beside the line and steers it to deep point

24.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Appeal Cuts back in very close to the off stump and there were two noises, thin inside edge onto the pads

24.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

24.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nice shot, he drops it fraction too short and wide outside off, Misbah stands tall and punches it square of the wicket wide of gully

24.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, hits the deck hard and the batsman allows the bouncer to go through

24.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

24.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full outside off and Misbah bends his leg and safely lets it go

Javed Khan: 'Sri Lanka always use Ajantha Mendis as secret weapon. While Sangakarra may be waiting for the ball get somewhat old, he will bring him on soon."

End of over 25 (6 runs) Pakistan 95/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    6* (14b 1x4)      AD Mathews    3-1-13-1
Mohammad Yousuf    18* (18b 2x4)      T Thushara    10-2-38-1

Thushara continues his long spell

25.1

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off and Yousuf safely lets it go

25.2

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Appeal Yousuf swivels and tries to pull a short delivery down the leg side and Dilshan does well to dive to his left and snap the catch, no real evidence of an edge though, Harper shakes his head

25.3

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 no ball, he oversteps, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

25.3

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, this one really fizzes past the batsman and angles away sharply, Dilshan has been impressive this morning

25.4

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Appeal The ball heads towards the thin gap between bat and pad and there was certainly a sound before reaching the keeper, replays showed the ball hitting the pad alone so an excellent decision by Harper, Dilshan and gang though they had him

25.5

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, edgy but safe enough, he leans forward and spoons it just wide of the fourth slip, he kept the ball down

25.6

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, bowls it full outside off and Yousus shoulders arms

End of over 26 (5 runs) Pakistan 100/4
Mohammad Yousuf    22* (25b 3x4)      T Thushara    11-2-43-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    6* (14b 1x4)      AD Mathews    3-1-13-1

26.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lunges forward and steers it to slip

26.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, delivers from slightly wide of the crease and teases him by getting extra bounce and zip off a good length, the batsman was forward but he opted out of the shot

26.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it a touch wide and Misbah opts to let it go

26.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wide outside off, waste of energy there, Misbah isn't going to chase those

26.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another delivery wide of the off stump, he needs to work on a line closer to the off stump

26.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms again

End of over 27 (maiden) Pakistan 100/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    6* (20b 1x4)      AD Mathews    4-2-13-1
Mohammad Yousuf    22* (25b 3x4)      T Thushara    11-2-43-1

Here's Mendis. He replaces Thushara who must be quite exhausted right now. Two slips and a bat pad in place

27.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, stays back, the ball comes back in and Yousuf glances it to the on side

27.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, gives it a bit more air and Misbah picks it from outside off, works his wrists and stylishly whips it over the gap between midwicket and mid-on

27.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full outside off, he gets forward and drives to mid-off

27.4

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, skids through and beats the outside edge

27.5

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, he tries to bravely glide it past second slip but fails to beat that fielder

27.6

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tries to nudge it off his pads but fails to make proper contact

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan 106/4
Mohammad Yousuf    23* (29b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-14-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    11* (22b 2x4)      AD Mathews    4-2-13-1

28.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angles it outside off and he's happy to let it go

28.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, holds its line before reaching the keeper, Misbah will leave them all day

28.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, action replay, need I say more?

28.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, at last some action, Mathews gets too predictable with his line and his length is a fraction shorter, Misbah shapes to pull past midwicket but checks his shot and ends up swatting it past the bowler, very smart looking shot

28.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets across his stumps and shoulders arms

28.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets well forward, bends his knee before shouldering arms

End of over 29 (4 runs) Pakistan 110/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    15* (28b 3x4)      AD Mathews    5-2-17-1
Mohammad Yousuf    23* (29b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-14-0

29.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, strays down the leg side, fails to glance it away

29.2

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 no ball, he oversteps, Mendis foxes him in the flight and he nearly gets an inside edge, Dilshan yells "aiyyo"

29.2

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, chips it uppishly towards mid-on

29.3

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 no ball, this is a spectacular overstep, talk about crossing the line, defended on the front foot

29.3

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

29.4

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, short and wide, the lack of pace allows him to rock back and slap it past backward point, Herath just manages to pull it back before the rope

29.5

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker delivery and Misbah tries to pinch a single to point

29.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the covers

End of over 30 (5 runs) Pakistan 115/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    15* (30b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-19-0
Mohammad Yousuf    26* (35b 3x4)      AD Mathews    5-2-17-1

30.1

Mathews to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, plays a solid punch to sweeper cover for a single

30.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, probes outside the off stump and Misbah shuffles across and decides not to offer a shot

30.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, super stop by Herath at backward point, it was a short and wide delivery deserving to be spanked but Herath was having none of it

30.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it on a good length wide outside off and he safely lets it go

30.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller in length and left alone outside the off stump

30.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full again and left alone, Dilshan's been busy behind the stumps

End of over 31 (1 run) Pakistan 116/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    15* (35b 3x4)      AD Mathews    6-2-18-1
Mohammad Yousuf    27* (36b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-19-0

31.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full in length outside off and he pinches a single to mid-off

Just a slip and a forward short leg in place

31.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he checks his drive and nearly gets a leading edge back to the bowler

31.3

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gets well forward and forces a full delivery down to long-on

31.4

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker delivery, the straighter one, he forces it back to the bowler

31.5

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, the carrom ball beats the outside edge

31.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets well forward and defends

End of over 32 (3 runs) Pakistan 119/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    16* (39b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    5-0-22-0
Mohammad Yousuf    29* (38b 3x4)      AD Mathews    6-2-18-1

Last over before lunch

32.1

Mathews to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, lands it outside off and he safely lets it go

32.2

Mathews to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, stands tall, gets his elbows high and punches it square of the wicket to the sweeper Herath

32.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he gets one to swings back in and land on a full length, Yousuf lunges forward and defends

32.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets behind the line and taps it to the off side

32.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes right across his stumps and punches it straight to point

Deep square leg in place, is he going to bowl it short?

32.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nope... it's full and wide outside off and he lets it go

And at lunch Pakistan have added 105 run and lost two wickets this morning. They still have a bit to do to feel safe. Younis and Rauf frustrated SL for a while but Yousuf and Misbah have settled well. It's time for Sri Lanka to rotate their bowlers a bit, give Herath a spell right after lunch, rest Mathews for a while. Join us in half an hour.

Sameera Abeysekara: "I have a feeling that Angelo Mathews is in the making of a allrounder that Sri Lanka have been waiting to see for a long time. Hope he'll develop him self in to a Genuine allrounder as Kallis or Flintoff."

End of over 33 (1 run) Pakistan 120/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    16* (43b 3x4)      AD Mathews    7-2-19-1
Mohammad Yousuf    30* (40b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    5-0-22-0

We're back. Mendis to continue.

33.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, angles in towards the right hander and he pushes it down to mid-on

33.2

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Appeal He lunges forward and the ball hits the top flap of the pad maybe just outside the line of the off stump, good shout

33.3

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

33.4

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, waits for it before nudging it to short fine leg

33.5

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full outside off, he picks it to short midwicket

33.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays right back at the crease and punches it down to short cover

End of over 34 (1 run) Pakistan 121/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    16* (45b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    6-0-23-0
Mohammad Yousuf    31* (44b 3x4)      AD Mathews    7-2-19-1

Kulasekara returns for a new spell

34.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, angles it inwards and Yousuf nudges it with the line to fine leg

34.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, skids through on the off stump and he glides it down to point

34.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays back and chops it wide of gully and sweeper cover picks it up

34.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gets a lot of swing into the pads and he uses his wrists well to nudge it down to fine leg for an easy single

34.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Appeal cuts back in from outside off and hits his back leg a touch too high, worth a shout nevertheless, good delivery

34.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets well forward and steers him widen of point

Khurram: "I am really astonished not to see Herath yet bowling while Yousef is batting for a while. Yousef has the history of weakness against arm balls from left arm spinners and if my memory serves me right then Herath has a successful history against him as well."

End of over 35 (4 runs) Pakistan 125/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    18* (49b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    11-2-29-2
Mohammad Yousuf    33* (46b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    6-0-23-0

35.1

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward to defend and nearly gets a leading edge

35.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets well forward and defends

35.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defends with soft hands to the on side

He has a slip and a forward short leg in place

35.4

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quicker through the air, he clips it down to deep square leg for a couple

An additional slip in place

35.5

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, pushes it quicker into the pads, nudged to the on side for another easy single

35.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker through the air, he gets forward and smothers the spin

End of over 36 (2 runs) Pakistan 127/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    19* (54b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    7-0-25-0
Mohammad Yousuf    34* (47b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    11-2-29-2

36.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, pitches it up a bit too far and that allows him to push it wide of cover, the quick outfield tests Sangakkara but he manages to pull it back, that;s the 50 stand

36.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full again but it's a tame push to mid-off

36.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets a big stride forward and defends it to point

36.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes it firmly to cover and Sanga sprints to intercept it

36.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, skids through and he's hurried on the cut, he ends up chopping it to the slips

36.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full on the off stump and he defends solidly to mid-off

End of over 37 (3 runs) Pakistan 130/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    19* (59b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    12-2-32-2
Mohammad Yousuf    37* (48b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    7-0-25-0

37.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, stays right back and defends the straighter ball

37.2

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, pushes it in front of mid-off and steals a quick single

37.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, nudges it to mi-on who's a bit deep and they take the single fairly easily

37.4

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, goes for the cut but the ball rushes on to him and nearly takes the edge

37.5

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, bowls from wide of the crease and pushes it quicker, Yousuf lunges forward and defends

37.6

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 no ball, he's overstepped not for the first time today, defended on the front foot

37.6

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets well forward and defends again

End of over 38 (3 runs) Pakistan 133/4
Mohammad Yousuf    38* (54b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-28-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    20* (60b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    12-2-32-2

38.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, the quick bouncer and he cannot resist the hook, that was really close to the glove

38.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he safely shoulders arms

38.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays right behind the line and defends back to the bowler

38.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes back in off the seam, he's solid in defense again

38.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, just turns the face of the bat and softly clips it wide of mid-on and sets off for a sharp single, Misbah makes his ground before Mendis' direct hit, the third umpire takes a look

38.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, lands outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

Zeeshan: "While Yousuf is definitely a better ODI batsman, I was just surprised to see the similarity of stats btw Yousuf and Sangakkara. Prior to this match, both had 80 tests, 6770 to 6764 runs and 55.49 to 54.99 avg"

End of over 39 (1 run) Pakistan 134/4
Mohammad Yousuf    38* (55b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    13-2-33-2
Misbah-ul-Haq    21* (65b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    8-0-28-0

39.1

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, just moves his back leg across, gives a bit of room and defends

39.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, rocks back and punches it hard down to mid-off

39.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, that deadly carrom ball! Turn away sharply and beats him all ends up, kudos to Dilshan for picking the turn

39.4

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and defends

39.5

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Appeal there have been plenty of enquiries today, he tries to nudge it fine but the ball clips his pads

39.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short outside off and he cuts it straight to point

End of over 40 (maiden) Pakistan 134/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    21* (71b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    9-1-28-0
Mohammad Yousuf    38* (55b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    13-2-33-2

40.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, keeps it on the stumps and Yousuf softly pushes it down to short mid-on

40.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fires it short down the leg side and he doesn't offer a shot

40.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 byes, sprays it wide down the leg side and poor Dilshan has to stretch every muscle to parry it to fine leg, can't expect him to glove those

40.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, stays right behind the line and pushes it down the track

The groundstaff are getting ready with the covers

40.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, defended down the track, no signs of rain yet

40.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, the short one hurrries onto him and hence he doesn't time the pull all that well, there are 2 fielders patrolling the deep for that shot

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan 137/4
Mohammad Yousuf    39* (61b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    14-2-34-2
Misbah-ul-Haq    21* (71b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    9-1-28-0

41.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, very optimistic appeal, too optimistic, he pads it away a long way across his stumps, Mendis gives it everything in the appeal

41.2

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, turns it to the on side

41.3

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, sweeps it down to fine leg

1.51pm The umpires are out.

1.45pm The crowd's happy, we should resume very soon.

1.35pm The sun's out, says our weather man Sidharth Monga. The covers are also coming off.

1.31pm Raining again, but... gone again. This is not a trick, folks. There's a tennis ball match going on to my left and the batsman has just played a glorious extra cover drive.

1.28pm It has stopped raining.

1.15pm And it's raining. The groundstaff saw it coming. The clouds came from the sea so hopefully it will be a passing shower.

41.4

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, works it wide of midwicket but they don't risk the single

41.5

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, takes it almost on the full and drives to mid-off

41.6

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands

End of over 42 (2 runs) Pakistan 139/4
Mohammad Yousuf    41* (67b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    10-1-30-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    21* (71b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    14-2-34-2

42.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, picks a full delivery from outside off and uses his wrists to flick it down to square leg

42.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets forward and defends a full delivery to mid-off

42.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, drops it short but it's a dangerous length to bowl to Yousuf, he gets on top of the bounce and pulls him past midwicket, there's a fielder at the deep but even he had no chance

42.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, directs the bouncer down the leg side

42.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets it to nip back in and he defends back to the bowler

42.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, angles it on the pads and he gets a thick edge onto the legs, the ball rolls to square leg

End of over 43 (5 runs) Pakistan 144/4
Mohammad Yousuf    45* (72b 4x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    15-2-39-2
Misbah-ul-Haq    22* (72b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    10-1-30-0

43.1

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on middle and off, he defends to the off side

Slip and silly point in place

43.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nudged towards mid-on

43.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, forces a full delivery to mid-off

43.4

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fires it quicker and Misbah is quick to defend it

43.5

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower through the air, he taps it to point

43.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays back and slices it hard to cover

Still no sign of Herath. Hope he hasn't dozed off somewhere.

End of over 44 (maiden) Pakistan 144/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    22* (78b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    11-2-30-0
Mohammad Yousuf    45* (72b 4x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    15-2-39-2

44.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, he steers that into the massive gap at backward point, defensive field setting here

2 slips and a gully

44.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets well forward and defends towards mid-off

44.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes back in off a good length and Misbah defends

44.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, he comes round the wicket but he ends up leaking a boundary to fine leg, just a gentle flick of the wrists to help it on its way

44.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angles it across the right-hander and he gets his front pad across and shoulders arms

44.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets his front pad across and defends towards mid-off

End of over 45 (5 runs) Pakistan 149/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    26* (83b 4x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    16-2-44-2
Mohammad Yousuf    46* (73b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    11-2-30-0

45.1

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, he celebrates his return to international cricket with a fifty! It's short and asking to be spanked, he goes back and across and clubs him over midwicket, welcome back Yousuf!

45.2

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, he tries to compensate by bowling it full but he bowls a half volley, he drives effortlessly past extra cover

45.3

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets forward and defends

45.4

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slower through the air, he defends again

45.5

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slow through the air again and he pushes it softly to the off side

45.6

Mendis to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets a bit of width and he ends up chopping it down to point

End of over 46 (8 runs) Pakistan 157/4
Mohammad Yousuf    54* (79b 6x4)      BAW Mendis    12-2-38-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    26* (83b 4x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    16-2-44-2

Due to the rain delay, tea will be taken at 3.10pm local time.

46.1

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, the ball hurries onto him and he fails to control the pull to the on side, the ball clips his pads and rolls away

46.2

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, reaches out and cuts a short delivery down to deep point

46.3

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he nudges it down to fine leg

The runs are coming easily for Pakistan

46.4

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, angles it down to gully and Samaraweera reaches out and intercepts it

46.5

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, keeps it on middle and leg, he pushes it towards the bowler

46.6

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, lands it full and slightly wide outside off, he decides not to offer a shot

End of over 47 (3 runs) Pakistan 160/4
Mohammad Yousuf    55* (83b 6x4)      T Thushara    12-2-45-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    27* (85b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    12-2-38-0

And finally Rangana Herath gets a chance to bowl.

47.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended on the front foot, there's a slip and a forward short leg in place

47.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slow through the air and defended easily on the front foot

47.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bit of turn, he just manages to get some bat on it

47.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and drives to the off side

47.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, he comes a yard forward and lofts him high over mid-off, the elevation was there but not the distance, the ball is pulled back before the rope and Misbah gets only a couple for that

47.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushes it to point for a single

End of over 48 (3 runs) Pakistan 163/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    30* (91b 4x4)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-3-0
Mohammad Yousuf    55* (83b 6x4)      T Thushara    12-2-45-1

48.1

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it outside off and angles it across the right hander, no shot offered

48.2

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, squirts a full delivery back to the bowler and Thushara flings it back to the batsman, thankfully he misses everything

48.3

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, strays down the leg side and no shot offered

48.4

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, moves across his stumps and clips it to the vacant areas at square leg and pushes his partner for two immediately

48.5

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller in length and he pushes it right back to the bowler

48.6

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands it outside off and he safely shoulders arms

End of over 49 (2 runs) Pakistan 165/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    32* (97b 4x4)      T Thushara    13-2-47-1
Mohammad Yousuf    55* (83b 6x4)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-3-0

49.1

Herath to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, it's a premeditated paddle to fine leg, all too easy for Yousuf

49.2

Herath to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Appeal There was an edge but Harper didn't pick it! He tries to nudge it fine and there's a faint edge to the pads and Dilshan takes the catch, all of them went up, lucky escape for Yousuf, it was just a faint edge and not the easiest to pick up

49.3

Herath to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gets well forward and defends

49.4

Herath to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, full on the leg stump and he paddles it to fine leg

49.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and drives to cover

49.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and defends to silly point

End of over 50 (5 runs) Pakistan 170/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    32* (99b 4x4)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-8-0
Mohammad Yousuf    60* (87b 6x4)      T Thushara    13-2-47-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 20-24, 2009
Match drawn
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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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