Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Jul 12-14, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
12,13,14 July 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50
6.5

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, back of a length, again in the offstump channel, Shoaib Malik blocks it off the front foot

6.6

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, completes a wicket maiden with another good delivery, moves into Malik after pitching outside off, Malik gets behind the line and defends

Pakistan 19/4   Shoaib Malik 0* (2b)
7.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, left alone by Malik, that ball moved in a touch towards the batsman

7.6

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and wide and moving away, Malik isn't troubled by that one

Pakistan 20/4   Shoaib Malik 0* (4b)
8.2

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball from Kulasekara, angling into Malik, a bit of an inside edge as Malik defends that one towards mid-on

8.3

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, shorter from Kulasekara, outside off, Malik shows us his front-foot defensive technique again

8.4

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, way outside the off stump, he'll have to re-bowl that one

8.4

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, lovely shot from Malik, overpitched by Kulasekara, Malik takes half a step forward and drives it straight back, all along the ground

8.5

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, a bit of width for Malik, who takes a big stride as he defends it towards cover

8.6

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, regular programming from Kulasekara, length ball heading for offstump, defended back towards the bowler by Malik

Pakistan 26/4   Shoaib Malik 4* (9b 1x4)
9.2

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, not too much footwork from Malik as he defends an offstump delivery

9.3

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a length from Thushara again, on middle and leg, Malik falls over a it as he defends that delivery

9.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, another lovely shot from Malik, pitched up by Thushara, Malik offers the full face after taking a big step to get into position to push that towards the long-off boundary

9.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, a single to fine leg, not really where Malik wanted that ball to go, thick inside egde as he looked to turn it to midwicket

Pakistan 34/4   Shoaib Malik 9* (13b 2x4)
10.2

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, Kulasekara is still getting the ball to move in to the right hander, Malik works an off stump delivery towards midwicket

10.3

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, big stride again from Malik as he defend a back-of-length ball towards point

10.4

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Kulasekara errs this time, Malik punishes him, wide outside off stump, Malik crashes it through the covers, that was played on-the-up

10.5

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, again width offered by Kulasekara, the ball isn't as short as the previous one though, Malik decides to shoulder arms

10.6

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik seems to be growing in confidence here, defends another length ball assuredly off the front foot

Pakistan 40/4   Shoaib Malik 13* (18b 3x4)
12.1

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, starts with a back of length delivery, shaping away from the batsman a touch, blocked towards the off side

12.2

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, similar length, but the line is on legstump, guided towards fine leg for a couple

12.3

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, fuller from Mathews, in the corridor outside off, a forward press from Malik

12.4

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball on offstump, Malik stays on the backfoot as he defends the ball towards mid-off

12.5

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, same length, slighty wider, more defence from Malik, again towards mid-off

12.6

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and wide outside off, Malik isn't tempted into chasing that one, it sails through to the keeper

Pakistan 42/4   Shoaib Malik 15* (24b 3x4)
13.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 2 byes, fires it down the leg side, Dilshan can't collect cleanly

13.4

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball on middle, Malik stands tall as he pushes the ball back towards the bowler

13.5

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik is beaten as he looks to defend that after getting a big stride in, that was just outside off, Dilshan whips off the bails but Malik never left the crease

13.6

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, look to work a legstump ball towards midiwicket but can't get it past forward short leg

Pakistan 47/4   Shoaib Malik 15* (28b 3x4)
15.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, Mendis sends down a length ball which is pushed back to him

15.2

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, flighted by Mendis, and a hint of turn, gets the outside edge, but the batsman's bottom hand was off the bat so there's no chance of a catch

15.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, turned towards short leg by Malik, Mendis keeping it tight

15.4

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, on middle and leg, Mendis again has to field off his own bowling

15.5

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, overpitched on legstump, Malik gets it away towards midwicket

Pakistan 52/5   Shoaib Malik 16* (33b 3x4)
16.1

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, back of a length ball, shaping away from Malik, who carves it towards backward point, diving stop from Herath, Akmal could have been run out if there was a direct hit as he wasn't dragging his bat into the crease

Pakistan 53/5   Shoaib Malik 17* (34b 3x4)
17.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, Pakistan batsmen continue to treat Mendis with great caution, Malik taps the ball back down the pitch

17.2

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, some legspin on that one, Malik's looked get behind the line and defend but misses

17.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, this is better from Malik, giving himself some room to powerfully cut an outside off delivery past the point fielder

17.4

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, on the legstump, turned away towards square leg

Pakistan 66/5   Shoaib Malik 22* (38b 4x4)
19.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, using his feet to get to the pitch, Malik uses his wrists to work the ball from outside off towards mid-on

Pakistan 68/6   Shoaib Malik 23* (39b 4x4)
20.1

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, back of a length ball on offstump, Malik blocks it back down the pitch

20.2

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, similar delivery from Thushara, more front foot defence from Malik

20.3

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, angling across the batsman, Malik gets his bat high over his head as he leaves

20.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, this time Thushara gets it on middle and leg, shortish ball as well, Malik has bith feet off the ground as he defends that one

20.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, that was wide outside the offstump, that won't trouble Malik

20.6

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, closer to the stumps, but not close enough to force Malik to play it, again he lets it through to the keeper

Pakistan 68/6   Shoaib Malik 23* (45b 4x4)
22.1

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short and wide from Thushara, carved towards deep backward point

Pakistan 69/6   Shoaib Malik 24* (46b 4x4)
23.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, Mendis keeps it tight, fullish on off, defended towards extra cover

23.2

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, a bit of flight from Mendis, Malik shuffles down the ground as he looks to whip it to midwicket, gets it only towards mid-on

23.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, ovepitched on legstump, Malik flicks it towards midwicket

23.4

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, again on the pads, more easy runs for Malik as he turns it away towards backward square leg

Pakistan 74/6   Shoaib Malik 27* (50b 4x4)
24.1

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, on the stumps, defended down the pitch by the batsman

24.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, driven firmly towards covers, but the placement is poor

24.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, that turned a bit, Malik's forward press ends up being inside the line of the ball

24.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run

24.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, overpitched on middle stump, watchfully defended by the batsman

24.6

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik plays the last ball before lunch back towards the bowler

Pakistan 74/6   Shoaib Malik 27* (56b 4x4)
26.1

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, tossed up by Herath on offstump, turns away from Malik who smothers it with a front foot defence

26.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, more of the same, flighted and Malik gets in a big stride to block the ball

26.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, Herath drifts onto middle and leg, Malik isn't look for any quick runs, he taps it towards the leg side

26.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, reverts to the offstump attack, Malik keeps on defending

26.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, more on off and middle this time, high-elbow defence from Malik

26.6

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, outside off, Malik gets the bat well above his head as he lets the ball go

Pakistan 74/6   Shoaib Malik 27* (62b 4x4)
28.1

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, Herath gives it some air, pitching on off on a length, Malik smothers it with his defence

28.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, similar delivery from Herath, similar response from Malik

28.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, flatter and on middle and leg from Herath, punched back to the bowler

28.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, line delivery on off, Malik defends off the front foot

28.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, a bit quicker as well, Malik is hurried as he tried to defend

28.6

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, on the legstump this time, Malik sweeps into the ground and the forward square leg bowler is struck painfully on his ankle

Pakistan 74/7   Shoaib Malik 27* (68b 4x4)
29.6

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, lovely drive from Malik, Kulasekara puts it in his favourite area, length just outside off, Malik leans into the shot as he gets it to the right of Sangakkara at cover

Pakistan 79/7   Shoaib Malik 31* (69b 5x4)
30.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik offers the forward press to an offstump delivery

30.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, gives this one a bit of air, gets some bounce, Malik shifts to the back foot and plays it back to the bowler

30.6

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, Herath belts out a vociferous lbw appeal, firing in the ball which pitches just outside off, Malik was looking to defend but he plays down the wrong line and is struck just below the knee roll, in front of offstump, Taufel turns down the appeal

Pakistan 80/7   Shoaib Malik 31* (72b 5x4)
32.1

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik remains stoic though the wickets are tumbling, defends a length ball watchfully

32.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, legstump delivery, Malik turns it towards short midiwcket

32.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, gives that a lot of flight, not much turn on it, goes straight on after pitching outside off, Malik leaves that one alone

32.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, compact front foot defence again by Malik

32.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, waltzes down the track, but can't quite reach the pitch of the ball, checks his off drive, fetches him a single

Pakistan 81/8   Shoaib Malik 32* (77b 5x4)
33.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, overpitched on offstump, Malik again blocks it back towards the bowler

33.2

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, this one is on a length, and just outside off, Malik again is content to push it to covers

33.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fullish on legstump, nudged to square leg for a single which leaves Aamer three balls to play out in the over

33.5

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, firmly driven back past the bowler by Malik, mid-off scampers across to cut it off

Pakistan 84/8   Shoaib Malik 34* (81b 5x4)
34.1

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball, coming into the batsman after pitching outside off, Malik's forward press sends the ball towards cover

34.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, overpitched just outside off, driven crisply towards mid-off

34.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Malik comes down the track, and drives an offstump delivery all along the ground to long-off

Pakistan 87/8   Shoaib Malik 36* (84b 5x4)
35.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik gets on the front foot and defends towards the bowler

35.2

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, lovely straight drive from Malik, overpitched on middle and Malik hits it straight down the ground, long-on and long-off are back, they converge on the ball, the return is fired in towards the non-striker's end, Aamer was a bit tardy getting back for the second, the third umpire finds Aamer has just made his ground

35.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run, defends a length delivery towards square leg

35.4

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, driven down to long-off by Malik for a single

Pakistan 90/8   Shoaib Malik 39* (88b 5x4)
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