Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets

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0.1

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, Kulasekara starts things off, sends down a delivery a couple of feet outside the off stump, Manzoor lets it through to the keeper

0.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 2 runs, the second ball is overpitched on middle and leg, turned away in front of square, Manzoor shouts 'two' immediately after playing the shot

0.3

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, back to outside off, a bit of movement for Kulasekara but only after the ball has passed the batsman, who shouldered arms

0.4

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, awkwardly played behind square leg, it was a length ball outside off, jagged back a touch, Manzoor wasn't expecting that and gets a bit of an inside edge

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-3-0

2.1

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, Kulasekara getting a bit of swing in, this was just back of a length and coming in to the right hander after pitching just outside off, defended confidently by Manzoor

2.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, OUT, Manzoor is gone, nicks it through to the keeper, the previous delivery had come into the batsman, and he was looking to cover for that movement again, to a delivery that pitched just outside off, but the ball held it's line and a thin outside edge gives Sri Lanka the early breakthrough

Khurram Manzoor c †Dilshan b Kulasekara 3 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

2.3

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, this time Kulasekara gets the ball moving in, Younis Khan shoulders arms to that one

2.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 1 wide, short and very, very wide outside off, goes through to the keeper

2.4

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, much better this time, on middle and off, Younis edges it onto his pad

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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-4-1

4.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, pitched up by Kulasekara, about a foot outside off, Yousuf places it with soft hands towards point for a single

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

4.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, Kulasekara strikes, Yousuf is gone, Pakistan in disarray here, pitched up by the bowler outside off, Yousuf bends his knee as he drives it gracefully, but straight to the fielder at point, Rangana Herath, who takes a good, low catch

Mohammad Yousuf c Herath b Kulasekara 10 (8m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

4.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of length delivery pitching on offstump, moves in towards the new batsman Misbah, who is struck high on the pads

4.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, no inward movement this time, as Misbah tries to defend an outside-off delivery, Misbah is beaten

Pakistan 17/3   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-6-2

6.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, more patient leaves from Misbah, good, tight line from Kulasekara, in the corridor outside off

6.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended cautiously by Misbah off the front foot, another good delivery, on a length and was homing in towards the off stump

6.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short and outside off, Misbah looks to pull that one, but he's late on the shot and the ball rolls towards mid-on

6.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Kulasekara is on fire here, he gets rid of Misbah with a ripper of a delivery, Kulasekara keeps probing away around that offstump, this time the ball swerves sharply in towards the batsman, Misbah doesn't adjust for the movement as he defends off the front foot, an inside-edge results, and Dilshan dives to his left to pouch it

Misbah-ul-Haq c †Dilshan b Kulasekara 0 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-1-6-3

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 5-1-12-3

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 6-1-17-3

25.1

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, Immediately he has Rauf fishing outside the off stump, that was quite wide and could have been left alone

25.2

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, this time it is on middle and off, Rauf has shown a good defensive technique so far, and he gives us another demonstration

25.3

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, big appeal for lbw, a length ball pitching just outside off, hitting Rauf low in front of middle, but there might have been a bit of an inside edge as he defended

25.4

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, this one was on middle and leg, more defence from Rauf, is he angling for the longest duck record?

25.5

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, more flirting with the ball outside off, it was overpitched and pretty wide yet Rauf was looking to play, he doesn't get bat on ball

25.6

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, angling into the batsman, defends it towards the off side

Pakistan 74/6   KMDN Kulasekara 7-2-17-3

27.1

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, angling into legstump, Rauf gets forward and turns it towards the leg side, still no run for him

27.2

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, length ball, in the channel outside off, Rauf pushes the ball towards mid-off

27.3

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, no run, full face of the bat again from Rauf, Kulasekara keeping it nice and accurate, basic line and length fare from him

27.4

Kulasekara to Abdur Rauf, OUT, Rauf long scoreless vigil ends, he played down the wrong line there, back of a length ball, pitching outside off, hits Rauf just below the knee roll in front of middle, that would have crashed into legstump, Kulasekara's day continues to get better

Abdur Rauf lbw b Kulasekara 0 (34m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

27.5

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, Kulasekara keeps pegging away around that offstump, Umar Gul pushes it back down the pitch

27.6

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, just outside off, Gul taps the ball towards mid-off

Pakistan 74/7   KMDN Kulasekara 8-3-17-4

29.1

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, Kulaskera keeps plugging away, not express pace, just accurate around the offstump, defended by Gul

29.2

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, and again Kulasekara lands on a length around offstump, Gul blocks towards the off side

29.3

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, a bit of width offered, Gul launches a fierce drive, Sangakkara puts in a diving stop at cover

29.4

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, slips in the yorker to test the batsman, Gul adjusts and digs that one out back towards the bowler

29.5

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 leg bye, angling into the pads this time, rolls away towards midwicket, and that's the first run in 37 deliveries

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   KMDN Kulasekara 9-3-21-4
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 20-24, 2009
Match drawn
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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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