Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets

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0.5

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, first ball for Fawad in Test cricket, in the corridor outside off, Alam stays on the backfoot and defends towards point

0.6

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, nicely shaping into the left-hand batsman after pitching just outside off, watchfully defended by Alam towards gully

Pakistan 3/0   Fawad Alam 0* (2b)

1.4

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, well outside the left-hander's offstump, left alone by Alam

1.5

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, closer to the stumps, Alam isn't interested in playing that one either, gets his bat high over his head and out of the way of the ball

1.6

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, he had to play this one, a length ball on offstump, poked towards cover

Pakistan 4/0   Fawad Alam 0* (5b)

2.5

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, length ball on the pads, Alam wanted to tickle it down to fine leg but doesn't make contact and is hit on the pads

2.6

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, lovely delivery to end the over, pitched up and swinging away from the left-hander who is beaten as he attempts to defend

Pakistan 6/1   Fawad Alam 0* (7b)

3.6

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, shortish delivery on the legstump, Alam tries to glance it off the backfoot but is struck on the thigh pad

Pakistan 15/2   Fawad Alam 0* (8b)

4.2

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, watchfully left alone by Fawad Alam, the ball pitching on a length angling across the left-hander

4.3

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, fuller from Kulasekara, and closer to the stumps, Alam gets on the front foot and defends towards covers, a quick single is taken and that's Alam first run in Test cricket, took him 24 minutes to get that

Pakistan 17/2   Fawad Alam 1* (10b)

5.1

Thushara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, again some extra bounce for Thushara, shortish ball on legstump, Fawad Alam jumps and defends it awkwardly

Pakistan 18/3   Fawad Alam 2* (11b)

7.1

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, Thushara also keeps it simple, length ball on offstump, more front-foot defence

7.2

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, slips in the bouncer this time, down the leg side, Alam ducks under it comfortably

7.3

Thushara to Fawad Alam, no run, Alam lets that one go by playing inside the line of the ball

7.4

Thushara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, a bit of width for Alam, who gets on the front foot and tips the ball towards cover

Pakistan 20/4   Fawad Alam 3* (15b)

8.1

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, Alam again plays the ball with soft hands, just dabbing it towards cover and setting off for the single

Pakistan 21/4   Fawad Alam 4* (16b)

9.1

Thushara to Fawad Alam, 3 runs, punched toward long-off off the back foot by Alam, back of a length from Thushara, crisply hit by Alam

9.6

Thushara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, Alam picks up another single, again a soft push towards the covers is all it takes, that ball looked to have kept a bit low

Pakistan 35/4   Fawad Alam 8* (18b)

10.1

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, Alam gets yet another quick single, Alam has been very keen to pick those up right through his innings, shuffles across towards the off side, and tips the ball towards extra cover, sets off immediately

Pakistan 36/4   Fawad Alam 9* (19b)

11.1

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, Alam walks across the stumps as he plays an offstump ball towards cover

11.2

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, nicely onto the front foot as he defends back towards the bowler

11.3

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, on middle stump this time, Alam again blocks it back down the pitch

11.4

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, slightly shorter, Alam opens the face of the bat as he pushes it toward point

11.5

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, not too much turn on offer yet, this was overpitched on middle and leg, Alam is watchful as ever as he defends

11.6

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, Mendis rounds off a quiet over with another fullish delivery which Alam, as he has several times this over, taps back to the bowler

Pakistan 40/4   Fawad Alam 9* (25b)

13.1

Mendis to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, a bit of flight from Mendis, Alam opens the face of the bat and glides the ball towards third man

13.2

Mendis to Fawad Alam, 1 run, a bit wide outside off, Alam pushes the ball towards backward point and gets a single

Pakistan 45/4   Fawad Alam 12* (27b)

14.1

Mathews to Fawad Alam, no run, Mathews starts the over with a back of length ball, pitching outside off and nipping back a touch, Alam shoulders arms

14.2

Mathews to Fawad Alam, no run, length ball on just outside leg, Alam has been taking a big shuffle towards offstump on every delivery, this time the ball hits his pad, a stifled appeal for lbw as the ball pitched outside leg

14.3

Mathews to Fawad Alam, no run, similar ball, defended towards square leg by Alam

14.4

Mathews to Fawad Alam, no run, short and wide this time, Alam slaps it firmly but doesn't beat backward point

14.5

Mathews to Fawad Alam, FOUR, Alam's first boundary brings up Pakistan's fifty, there wasn't too much width to cut there, Alam throws his bat at it anyway, and connect nicely, the ball races away to the backward point boundary

14.6

Mathews to Fawad Alam, OUT, Alam's big early move toward the offstump costs him, he is way across to a ball that pitched on middle stump and held it's line, he misses as he tries to defend, and is rapped in front, Simon Taufel sends Alam on his way, no doubt about that one

Fawad Alam lbw b Mathews 16 (81m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.48

Pakistan 51/5   Fawad Alam 16 (33b 1x4)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 20-24, 2009
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) - Jul 12-14, 2009
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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Photos

Jul 14, 2009

Captain Kumar Sangakkara congratulates his predecessor Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, July 14, 2009

Captain Kumar Sangakkara congratulates his predecessor Mahela Jayawardene

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Jul 14, 2009

Younis Khan wonders what went wrong, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, July 14, 2009

Younis Khan wonders what went wrong

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