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
1.1

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, Thushara bowling over the wicket, angling across Manzoor who drives crisply towards cover, straight towards the fielder though

1.2

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, a bit of extra bounce for Thushara, back of a length ball on middle and leg, took Manzoor by surprise, defended by Manzoor

1.3

Thushara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 bye, short and very wide outside off, Manzoor chases after it but doesn't make contact, not quite the shot you would expect in the third over of the day from an opener not quite in form

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   T Thushara 1-1-0-0
3.1

Thushara to Younis Khan, OUT, big blow for Pakistan, Younis Khan chops it on to his stumps, it was a short ball and the angle was taking it across the batsman, who tries to cut it but gets a bottom edge, one bounce and it rattles the stumps, a duck for Younis

Younis Khan b Thushara 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

3.2

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, slightly fuller from Thushara, Yousuf gets off the mark by bunting that into the ground, the ball bounces over the slip cordon and races away for a boundary

3.3

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, down the leg side this time, a bit of bat on that and Yousuf would have got himself another four runs but he doesn't connect

3.4

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, beautiful square drive from Yousuf, back of a length ball, Yousuf stands tall and dispatches the ball behind the point fielder

3.5

Thushara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, big shout for lbw, pitching in line and was going on to hit the stumps, but Yousuf had got his bat and pad close together as he defended, and there was some doubt whether it was bat first or pad

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   T Thushara 2-1-9-1
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

5.2

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, the angle takes the ball outside off stump after pitching around middle, Misbah shoulders arms to that one

5.3

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, much fuller from Thushara, outside legstump, no shot offered by Misbah as the ball hits his pads and dribbles towards short fine leg

5.4

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended off the back foot towards the covers

5.5

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of length ball, angling across Misbah who again leaves it through to the keeper

5.6

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 bye, swings sharply, but only after passing the batsman, Mishab again offered no stroke to an outside-off ball, and it swerved back towards the line of the stumps after passing the stumps

Pakistan 19/3   T Thushara 3-1-10-1
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

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   T Thushara 4-1-11-1
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

9.2

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

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   T Thushara 5-1-20-1
18.1

Thushara to Kamran Akmal, no run, on target straight away, length ball heading for offstump, defended off the back foot

18.2

Thushara to Kamran Akmal, OUT, a nothing delivery from Thushara gets him a wicket, it was a back of a length and wide outside off, Akmal moved across his stumps a long way reducing the room for the cut, gets a thin top edge, Dilshan gets another catch, poor batting that

Kamran Akmal c †Dilshan b Thushara 9 (14m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

18.3

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, pitched on the leg stump, defended down the pitch by Rauf

18.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, in the corridor outside off, Rauf leaves that one alone

18.5

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, on middle and off this time, Rauf shuffles across as he defends

18.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, a touch shorter from Thushara, Rauf again demonstrates his front-foot defensive technique

Pakistan 67/6   T Thushara 6-2-20-2
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   T Thushara 7-3-20-2
22.1

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

22.2

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Rauf offers no shot

22.3

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, this time Rauf does play, defends firmly towards mid-off

22.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 1 no ball, front-foot no-ball from Thushara, jags sharply after passing the batsman, Dilshan can't collect it

22.4

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, length delivery on offstump, Rauf gets behind the line and defends

22.5

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, Thushara slips in the bouncer, outside off, Rauf shapes to defend but gets the bat out of the way in time, Dilshan can't collect cleanly

22.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Thushara, on middle and off, more dour defence

22.6

Thushara to Abdur Rauf, no run, short of a length, on offstump, defended watchfully towards the off side

Pakistan 71/6   T Thushara 8-3-23-2
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