Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets

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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   BAW Mendis 1-1-0-0

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

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   BAW Mendis 2-1-3-0

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

15.6

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, no run, looking to whip a ball from legstump towards midiwicket, misses and is hit on the pad but the ball was going down leg as well

Pakistan 52/5   BAW Mendis 3-1-4-0

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

17.5

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, no run, crisply driven by Akmal towards mid-off, straight towards the fielder, so there's no run to be had

17.6

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, similar shot, places the ball to the left of the mid-off fielder this time, gives the batsmen time to take a single

Pakistan 67/5   BAW Mendis 4-1-10-0

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

19.2

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, pitching on legstump and going further down, Rauf offers no stroke and is hit on the pads

19.3

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, this time he gets a big stride in and defends an outside off stump ball

19.4

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, legspinner from Mendis, Rauf blocks it down the pitch again

19.5

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, Rauf looks to whip the ball towards midwicket, the short leg fielder gets a hand on it to take the pace off the shot

19.6

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, more solid defence from Rauf, full face of the bat on display

Pakistan 68/6   BAW Mendis 5-1-11-0

21.1

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, Rauf taps the ball back down the pitch towards the bowler

21.2

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run

21.3

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, keeps the bat and pad closer together as he defends an offstump delivery

21.4

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, fired down the leg side, Dilshan has a tough time collecting that one

21.5

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, on middle and leg, length delivery Rauf, unsurprisingly, plants his front foot down the pitch and defends

21.6

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, on offstump this time, Rauf doesn't change his strategy, blocked back down the pitch

Pakistan 68/6   BAW Mendis 6-2-11-0

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

23.5

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, fullish on middle stump, Rauf keeps it simple, offering a dead bat

23.6

Mendis to Abdur Rauf, no run, length ball, just outside off, Rauf gets in a big stride as he defends towards cover

Pakistan 74/6   BAW Mendis 7-2-14-0

31.1

Mendis to Umar Gul, no run, flighted delivery on the off and spinning away, Gul misses as he tries to defend

31.2

Mendis to Umar Gul, no run, very full and outside off from Mendis, Gul defends cautiously

31.3

Mendis to Umar Gul, no run, more watchful defence, played back to the bowler

31.4

Mendis to Umar Gul, OUT, a full toss gives Mendis his first wicket of the day, very soft dismissal that, Gul wanted to loft that delivery from off and middle over cover, but can't clear the man

Umar Gul c Samaraweera b Mendis 1 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

31.5

Mendis to Mohammad Amir, no run, was that a dropped chance? No, fell short of the forward short leg, an inside edge as Aamer tried to defend

31.6

Mendis to Mohammad Amir, no run, legstump delivery from Mendis, awkwardly defended by Aamer

Pakistan 80/8   BAW Mendis 8-3-14-1

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

33.4

Mendis to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, length ball and there's a bit of width for Aamer, he opens the face of the bat and steers the ball to gully

33.5

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

33.6

Mendis to Mohammad Amir, no run, on middle and leg stump, Aamer gets on the back foot and pushes the ball back to the bowler

Pakistan 84/8   BAW Mendis 9-3-17-1

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

35.5

Mendis to Mohammad Amir, OUT, quicker delivery from Mendis, Aamer is hit on the pads in front of legstump and umpire Harper rules that lbw, replays show the ball pitched outside leg though

Mohammad Amir lbw b Mendis 2 (17m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

35.6

Mendis to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, Two-in-two for Mendis, another lbw, Ajmal gets a golden duck, a full toss strikes Ajmal low in front of middle and leg, the umpire has no hesitation in ruling that one out

Saeed Ajmal lbw b Mendis 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 90/10   BAW Mendis 10-3-20-3
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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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