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)
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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

Pakistan 1/1   Khurram Manzoor 1* (1b)   KMDN Kulasekara 0.2-0-1-1

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

Pakistan 5/2   Younis Khan 2* (10b)   T Thushara 1.5-0-2-1

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

Pakistan 55/3   Younis Khan 12* (37b)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.4-1-19-2

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

Pakistan 80/4   Mohammad Yousuf 10* (8b 1x4)   AD Mathews 1-0-7-1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, relief all around for the Sri Lankans, Herath flights it outside off and Misbah is undecided on what shot to play, he lunges forward and ends up getting a leading edge straight to Jayawardene at first slip

Misbah-ul-Haq c Jayawardene b Herath 56 (160m 128b 9x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

Pakistan 219/5   Mohammad Yousuf 81* (115b 7x4)   HMRKB Herath 6.2-0-33-1

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, excellent stuff by Dilshan! Thushara gets the ball to bend back in sharply and Yousuf nearly edges the ball onto his stumps, the ball trickles behind the wicket and they try to pinch a single, Dilshan takes his gloves off, charges at the ball, sees that Yousuf is struggling and fires a direct hit at the other end, they know they've got him and the third umpire confirms

Mohammad Yousuf run out 112 (275m 186b 10x4 0x6) SR: 60.21

Pakistan 294/6   Shoaib Malik 38* (65b 4x4)   T Thushara 17-2-59-1

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, OUT, a sight to behold for any fast bowler! Kulasekara probes on the corridor of uncertainty outside the off stump, Malik is all at sea as the ball straightens and clips the side of the off stump, Kulasekara will want to see that replay a 100 times

Shoaib Malik b Kulasekara 38 (101m 71b 4x4 0x6) SR: 53.52

Pakistan 303/7   Kamran Akmal 9* (12b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 20-3-56-3

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, OUT, timber again! That stump to stump line gets him another wicket, he pitches it on the off stump line and Gul plays down the wrong line and exposes the woodwork, the ball hits the top of the off stump

Umar Gul b Kulasekara 7 (17m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 77.77

Pakistan 329/8   Kamran Akmal 24* (25b 5x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 21.4-3-64-4

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, OUT, Angel (o) in the Outfield! He paddles it to fine leg and sets off for the second run, Akmal realises he's in trouble and he;s ball-watching, Angelo Mathews gathers the ball and fires a flat, accurate throw and bulls eye, it's a direct hit and Akmal dives in vain, Dilshan does the intelligent thing by not standing in front of the stumps

Kamran Akmal run out 31 (44m 35b 6x4 0x6) SR: 88.57

Pakistan 339/9   Mohammad Amir 2* (6b)   BAW Mendis 24.1-2-87-0

Thushara to Mohammad Amir, OUT, edged and taken, he pitched it up outside off and Aamer goes for the drive but gets a thick outside edge, Tharanga Paranavitana takes a sharp low catch falling forward at first slip

Mohammad Amir c Paranavitana b Thushara 4 (24m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 19.04

Pakistan 342/10   Saeed Ajmal 1* (2b)   T Thushara 21-3-77-2
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