Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

The Pakistan team form a huddle in the outfield, Younis Khan gives a speech to rouse the troops.

Umar Gul charges in

0.1

Umar Gul to Warnapura, 1 run, starts with a length ball on middle and leg, turned away towards midwicket for a single, and Sri Lanka are away

0.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, this one is down the leg side, the batsman looks to tickle it fine but misses, Kamran Akmal dives to his right to collect that one

0.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, length ball angling across the batsman, left alone by the Paranavitana

0.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, good ball from Gul, making Paranavitana play by putting it on a length on middle and off, Paranavitana defends back to the bowler

0.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, on the pads this time, easy runs for Paranavitana as he nudges it towards square leg

0.6

Umar Gul to Warnapura, 4 byes, wayward stuff from Gul, that was short down the leg side, and was swinging further away, Akmal had no chance of collecting that one

End of over 1 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 6/0
SM Warnapura    1* (2b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-0
NT Paranavitana    1* (4b)     

Mohammad Aamer to share the new ball with Gul, three slips in place

1.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, a bit of movement for Aamer, away from the batsman, that was too wide to concern Paranavitana

1.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, length ball from Aamer, outside off, Paranavitana lets it go by playing inside the line

1.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, this time the ball is on offstump, Paranavitana chops the ball towards point

1.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, good running by Sri Lanka, a length ball angling into middle and leg, Paranavitana just dropped the ball to the off side and sett off immediately for a single

1.5

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, no run, back of a length ball from Aamer, Warnapure blocks it back towards the bowler

1.6

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, 2 runs, full and wide, Warnapura eases it backward of point for a couple

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0
SM Warnapura    3* (4b)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-3-0
NT Paranavitana    2* (8b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-0

2.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 no ball, starts the over with a no-ball, overpitched on legstump, Paranavitana squeezes it towards square leg

2.1

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, Gul bangs in the bouncer, aimed at the body, Paranavitana ducks under it easily

2.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, another short ball from Gul, this time outside off, Paranavitana lets it go through to the keeper

2.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, back of a length and angling across the batsman, too wide outside off to interest Paranavitana

2.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, good delivery that, length ball pitching on middle and off, coming into Paranavitana, who plays it with soft hands ensuring the ball doesn't carry to slips

2.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, this one was pretty close to offstump but Paranavitana is content to shoulder arms to that one as well

2.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Gul, Pakistan can't afford this with just 90 on board, left outside off and alone by the batsman

2.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, on middle and leg, worked away by Paranavitana towards fine leg for a single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 12/0
NT Paranavitana    3* (16b)      Umar Gul    2-0-5-0
SM Warnapura    3* (4b)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-3-0

3.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, superb delivery from Aamer, Paranavitana was squared up by that one, jagged away from the batsman after pitching on a back of a length just outside off, Paranavitana was playing down the wrong line there

3.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, FOUR, length ball from Aamer, in the channel outside off, thick outside edge as Paranavitana looks to play it to the off side, the ball finds the gap between slips and gully and races for four

3.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, good length from Aamer, about a foot outside off, Paranavitana shoulders arms

3.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, on offstump, Paranavitana gets behind the line of that one and defends it

3.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, angling into the batsman's pads, short of a length, Paranavitana gets on the back foot and defends it back down the pitch

3.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, fuller from Aamer and around offstump, more defence from Paranavitana

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 16/0
NT Paranavitana    7* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-7-0
SM Warnapura    3* (4b)      Umar Gul    2-0-5-0

4.1

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, length ball from Gul, Warnapura wanted to drive that past mid-on from outside off, mistimed

4.2

Umar Gul to Warnapura, 1 run, back of a length on offstump, Warnapura gets on the back foot and eases it through the covers

4.3

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, quick single taken, the ball was on a length just outside off, Paranavitana just tipped it towards the off side and set off

4.4

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, short and down the leg side, Warnapura looks to hook that one, but doesn't make connect

4.5

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, quick bouncer from Gul, middle stump line, Warnapura gets under it easily

4.6

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, on the stumps, Warnapura defends it solidly down the pitch

End of over 5 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0
SM Warnapura    4* (9b)      Umar Gul    3-0-7-0
NT Paranavitana    8* (23b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-7-0

5.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, nice, tight line from Aamer, just outside off, opens the face of the bat and guides it towards gully

5.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, nips into the batsman after pitching short of a length outside off, Paranavitana shuffles across and helps the ball along to fine leg

5.3

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, no run, on length, and a bit of width outside off, Warnapura gets on the front foot and pushes it towards covers

5.4

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, FOUR, short and wide, sat up for Warnapura, who flat bats it over mid-on for a boundary

Aamer isn''t happy with the condition of the ball, the reserve umpire is on the field and has the rings which help check the shape of the ball. They are happy with it, and we are ready to go again

5.5

Mohammad Amir to Warnapura, 3 runs, overpitched on middle and leg, Warnapura walks across and whips it towards square leg, Fawad Alam at short leg manages to get a hand on it but can't stop it

5.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 2 runs, more leg-stump offerings, more easy runs for Sri Lanka, the batsman just nudges it past short leg

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 28/0
NT Paranavitana    11* (26b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-17-0
SM Warnapura    11* (12b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-7-0

6.1

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, Gul starts his fourth over with a back of length ball on the pads, Warnapura looks to flick it to midwicket but misses

6.2

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, length ball angling across the batsman, Warnapura looks to defend, big appeal for lbw after it raps the batsman's pads, but that hits him outside off and was going further away

6.3

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, overpitched and wide, driven towards mid-off

6.4

Umar Gul to Warnapura, no run, a bouncer down the leg side, batsman isn't too bothered by that one

6.5

Umar Gul to Warnapura, OUT, this time Gul strikes, Pakistan get their first wicket, Warnapura is gone lbw, he's hit on leg stump line on the knee roll, it would have gone on to hit the stumps, but replays show the ball pitched marginally outside the leg stump

SM Warnapura lbw b Umar Gul 11 (36m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

6.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar delivery from Gul, Sangakkara rocks onto his backfoot and turns the ball to fine leg

End of over 7 (1 run) Sri Lanka 29/1
KC Sangakkara    1* (1b)      Umar Gul    4-0-8-1
NT Paranavitana    11* (26b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-17-0

7.1

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, he bowls it full and swings it in, a mere defensive push is enough to push it wide of mid-on who was up close

7.2

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, 1 run, a little shorter and he reaches out and chops it wide of cover

7.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, gets across the stumps, right behind the line and defends down the pitch

7.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 2 runs, gets across and clips him just wide of square leg

7.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, he hits the deck hard and Paranavitana ducks quickly to evade the bouncer

7.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, not the best bouncer but not wide enough to be called a wide, he strays down the leg side, some extra swing there

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 36/1
NT Paranavitana    13* (30b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-24-0
KC Sangakkara    6* (3b 1x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-8-1

8.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, on the legstump, length delivery, pushed towards mid-on by Sangakkara

8.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, shortish ball down the leg side, the batsman shoulders arms to that one

8.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, a lot fuller from Gul, and outside off, Sangakkara drives crisply towards mid-off

8.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 2 runs, back of a length on middle stump, Sangakkara nudges it towards midwicket off the back foot

8.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar length, this time on middle and off, Sangakkara again goes on the backfoot and turns it towards wide mid-on

Gul has just got his first official warning for running onto the pitch

8.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, ends the over with a length ball on offstump, worked away towards square leg

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 40/1
NT Paranavitana    14* (31b 1x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-12-1
KC Sangakkara    9* (8b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-24-0

Rauf comes into the attack

9.1

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, starts with an overpitched ball on the offstump, watchfully defended towards the bowler

9.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, a touch shorter from Rauf, Paranavitana opens the face of the bat and guides it on the bounce towards slip

9.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, back of a length ball pitching on middle and leg, Paranavitana offers the full face of the bat as he taps it back towards the bowler

9.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, similar length but pitching around offstump, Paranavitana plays it with soft hands towards cover

9.5

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, keeps pegging away at that back of length, on middle and leg stump, Paranavitana shuffles across and turns it towards square leg

9.6

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, a bit fuller from Rauf, Paranavitana defends back down the pitch

There's hardly been any movement on view when the Pakistan bowlers have been operating, suggesting this has turned into a good track for batting.

End of over 10 (maiden) Sri Lanka 40/1
NT Paranavitana    14* (37b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    1-1-0-0
KC Sangakkara    9* (8b 1x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-12-1

Gul from around the wicket

10.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, pitching on a length outside off, hit Sangakkara just above the knee roll, there is an appeal but the angle would have taken the ball down the leg side

10.2

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, 1 run, Paranavitana has hurt himself a but here, he pushed the ball towards cover and set off on a single, he was watching the fielder and not where he was running, and managed to run into the stumps at the non-striker's end, his wrist crashes into the top of the stumps, he's seems alright now though

10.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, Sangakkara glances it towards fine leg for a single

10.4

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, short ball from Gul, he's snet down quite a few of these, Paranavitana ducks under it

10.5

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, no run, Gul's famous yorker makes an appearance, just outside off, the batsman looks to drive but misses

10.6

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR, and a boundary to finish the over, a full length delivery outside off stump is steered towards deep backward point

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 47/1
NT Paranavitana    19* (41b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-18-1
KC Sangakkara    10* (10b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    1-1-0-0

11.1

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length ball on offstump, defended off the back foot by Sangakkara

11.2

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, length ball just outside off, Sangakkara defends after getting behind the line

11.3

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up, on middle and off, Sangakkara comes forward and punches the ball towards mid-on

11.4

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, Rauf keeping it tight here, back of a length on offstump, Sangakkara is content to defend, especially so close to tea

11.5

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 2 runs, strays in line this time, down the leg side, a superbly rimed flick from Sangakkara sends the ball towards square leg

11.6

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length ball outside off, Sangakkara pushes it towards mid-off, and that will be tea

It was another session Sri Lanka will be very happy with. They dried up the runs after lunch, and Ajantha Mendis came on to mop up the tail in quick time. The Sri Lanka openers blunted the new ball, and though Warnapura is gone, the home side's batsmen were rarely troubled, and look on course for a big total.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 49/1
KC Sangakkara    12* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    2-1-2-0
NT Paranavitana    19* (41b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-18-1

The players are walking out, umpire Harper puts the bails back on the stumps, and the final session of the first day is set to get underway.

12.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, Aamer is on target straightaway, angling in towards middle and leg, Paranavitana shows us his compact defence

12.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, a bit shorter from Aamer, Paranavitana gets on the backfoot and defends towards cover

12.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, ooh, just misses the outside edge, Aamer keeps it in the channel outside off, Paranavitana looked to guide it towards gully but ended up playing inside the line of the ball

12.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, on middle and off, Paranavitana is content to push it towards the covers

12.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, a touch short from Aamer, keeps it in the corridor outside off, carved away towards point

12.6

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, ends the over with a back of length ball on off stump, Paranavitana defends it towards cover

End of over 13 (maiden) Sri Lanka 49/1
NT Paranavitana    19* (47b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    5-1-24-0
KC Sangakkara    12* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    2-1-2-0

13.1

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 1 run, Rauf maintains his short-of-length routine, this ball is on legstump, nudged towards square leg

13.2

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, angling across the batsman, pitching on a length around offstump, left alone by Paranavitana

13.3

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana lifts his bat and lets an outside off delivery go through to the keeper

13.4

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, 1 run, keeps a tight line around offstump, Paranavitana chops it towards point

13.5

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, well outside offstump, doesn't interest the batsman

13.6

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on legstump, Sangakkara walks across towards middle stump and clips the ball towards wide mid-on

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 52/1
KC Sangakkara    14* (19b 1x4)      Abdur Rauf    3-1-5-0
NT Paranavitana    20* (50b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    5-1-24-0

14.1

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, huge appeal for lbw, that might have been a bit high, back of a length ball and Sangakkara was walking across his stumps, the ball pitched outside off and hit Sangakkara in front of middle, but hit him well above the knee roll

14.2

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, on the stumps, Sangakkara comes on the frontfoot and defends it

14.3

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, FOUR, overpitched on the pads, not a place you should be bowling to Sangakkara, who crunches it toward long-on for a boundary

14.4

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, a bit wide outside off, Sangakkara moves across and defends towards the covers

14.5

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, a bit closer to the stumps, and pitched up, Sangakkara gets on the front foot and blocks it down the pitch

14.6

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, overpitched on offstump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and dabs it towards mid-on, he thinks of a single but decides against it

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 56/1
KC Sangakkara    18* (25b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    6-1-28-0
NT Paranavitana    20* (50b 2x4)      Abdur Rauf    3-1-5-0

15.1

Abdur Rauf to Paranavitana, 1 run, just outside off, Paranavitana stands tall and drives it towards cover

15.2

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length delivery, again just outside off, Sangakkara defends off the back foot

15.3

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, similar delivery, not as much bounce this time, so Sangakkara moves forward and blocks it towards the bowler

15.4

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, FOUR, streaky shot that, Rauf pitches it up a bit more than the previous deliveries in this over, and it was wide outside off stump, Sangakkara drives away from hisbody and gets an edge which runs away to backward point for four

15.5

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, back to his solid self Sangakkara, full face of the bat as he defends down the pitch

15.6

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, and again, back of a length ball on offstump, Sangakkara pushes it back towards the bowler

End of over 16 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 61/1
KC Sangakkara    22* (30b 3x4)      Abdur Rauf    4-1-10-0
NT Paranavitana    21* (51b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    6-1-28-0

16.1

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, Aamer keeps it short of length, Paranavitana is content to defend down the pitch

16.2

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, slips in the bouncer, Paranavitana takes his eyes off the ball and is struck a painful blow on the upper arm

16.3

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, mixes it up with a length ball, Paranavitana goes for the drive but is beaten outside the off stump

16.4

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, no run, short ball this time, not enough room to get enough power behind the cut, Paranavitana cuts and but can't beat Fawad Alam at point

16.5

Mohammad Amir to Paranavitana, 1 run, on the leg stump this time, Paranavitana turns it away to deep midwicket for an easy run

16.6

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, Sangakkara slaps it hard and into the ground in the direction of point

End of over 17 (1 run) Sri Lanka 62/1
KC Sangakkara    22* (31b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    7-1-29-0
NT Paranavitana    22* (56b 2x4)      Abdur Rauf    4-1-10-0

Spin for the first time in the Pakistan innings, Saeed Ajmal

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, starts with a length ball turning away, Paranavitana rocks back and looks to pull mistimed to the leg side

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, length ball on offstump, Paranavitana gets a big stride in and defends towards point

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, quicker delivery from Ajmal, Paranavitana carves it behind point

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 2 runs, full and on the pads, clipped towards square leg for an easy couple

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, good over from Ajmal comes to an end, pitching on a length, defended carefully

End of over 18 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 64/1
NT Paranavitana    24* (62b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-2-0
KC Sangakkara    22* (31b 3x4)      Mohammad Amir    7-1-29-0

Younis Khan brings himself into the attack, Kumar Sangakkara decides to stand well outside his crease

18.1

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, shortish ball down the leg side, Sangakkara wanted to glance that to fine leg but he doesn't make contact

18.2

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller this time, on middle and off, Sangakkara does a Haydenesqu walk down the pitch and works it towards midwicket

18.3

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, Paranavitana stays on the back foot and drives towards sweeper cover

18.4

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, on the legstump this time, Sangakkara defends it down the track

18.5

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, Sangakkara gets on the front foot and check his drive towards cover, a quick single is taken

18.6

Younis Khan to Paranavitana, no run, angling across the batsman who lifts his bat and lets the ball through to the keeper

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 67/1
NT Paranavitana    25* (64b 2x4)      Younis Khan    1-0-3-0
KC Sangakkara    24* (35b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-2-0

Ajmal around the wicket

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, on a length on middle, defended off the front foot

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, similar delivery, this time it is defended off the backfoot

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, slightly overpitched on legstump, Sangakkara plays it towards mid-on

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, fullish outside off, Sangakkara opens the face to guide it towards gully

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, a touch short and wide, Sangakkara makes room to try crack it past point but can't beat the fielder

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, clipped towards square leg for a single

End of over 20 (1 run) Sri Lanka 68/1
KC Sangakkara    25* (41b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-3-0
NT Paranavitana    25* (64b 2x4)      Younis Khan    1-0-3-0

20.1

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, Younis keeps it on the back of a length, Sangakkara takes a couple of apces down the pitch and defends towards the off side

20.2

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, surprises the batsman with a yorker on middle stump, just about dug out towards the leg side

20.3

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, length ball outside off, the ball was angling into the batsman, Sangakkara walks into a graceful, effortless on-drive which fetches him four runs

20.4

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, just short of a length, outside off, Sangakkara gets on the back foot and uses his wrists to send the ball towards wide long-on

20.5

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, very full from Younis, outside off, Sangakkara decides to leave that one for the keeper

20.6

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely flick from Sangakkara for another boundary, it was a length ball on middle and off, Sangakkara shuffled across the crease and flicked it to midwicket with perfect timing

End of over 21 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 78/1
KC Sangakkara    35* (47b 5x4)      Younis Khan    2-0-13-0
NT Paranavitana    25* (64b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-3-0

21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, 1 run, confused calling between the batsmen after Paranavitana pushed the ball towards mid-on, they get through for a tight single eventually

21.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 3 runs, the runs are flowing here for Sangakkara, he guides a flighted delivery through the vacant gully region

21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, length delivery outside off, Paranavitana stands tall and pushes it towards mextra cover

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, similar delivery from Ajmal, Paranavitana shoulders arms to this one

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, OUT, Ajmal has struck, getting rid of Paranavitana, a shortish ball outside off, Paranavitana wanted to cut that powerfully, only manages to get a bottom-edge, Kamran Akmal fumbles it on the first attempt, but the ball pops up off the pads and he gets a second chance to hang on to it

NT Paranavitana c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 26 (102m 68b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.23

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene plays his first ball watchfully towards midwicket from outside off

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 82/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-7-1
KC Sangakkara    38* (48b 5x4)      Younis Khan    2-0-13-0

Akmal is standing up to the stumps now

22.1

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, Younis keeps it on a length, Sangakkara defends back down the pitch

22.2

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, on legstump, Sangakkara works it towards mid-on, a quick single is taken

22.3

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene gets on the front foot and defends cautiously

22.4

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene plays a middle stump ball back to the bowler

22.5

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, 3 runs, overpitched delivery on the leg stump, Jayawardene shuffles across and flicks it to deep midwicket

22.6

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 23 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 86/2
KC Sangakkara    39* (51b 5x4)      Younis Khan    3-0-17-0
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (4b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-7-1

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball outside off, Jayawardene cuts it to backward point

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punched towards mid-off off the front foot

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, fullish on the pads, Sangakkara defends back down the pitch

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, overpitched outside the offstump, Sangakkara finds the gap towards extra cover and helps himself to a single

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump, tickled down to fine leg by Jayawardene

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, on middle and leg, Sangakkara defends to the leg side

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 89/2
KC Sangakkara    40* (55b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-10-1
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (6b)      Younis Khan    3-0-17-0

24.1

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, good looking drive from Jayawardene, doesn't beat the man at extra cover

Btw, in the Ashes Kevin Pietersen has been bowled by Hilfenhaus, England's chances look bleak

24.2

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, angling into the batsman, Jayawardene defends it to the off side

24.3

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length ball just outside off, Jayawardene is content to defend the ball down the track

24.4

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball well outside off, Jayawardene isn't interested in playing that

24.5

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, Younis keeps it tight around off, Jayawardene is happy to defend these sort of deliveries

24.6

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, opens the face a touch as he drives firmly towards cover, the placement isn't very good, so there's no run to be had

End of over 25 (maiden) Sri Lanka 89/2
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (12b)      Younis Khan    4-1-17-0
KC Sangakkara    40* (55b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-10-1

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, the scores are level as Sangakkara stands tall on the backfoot and nudges the ball towards square leg

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, a bit of excitement among the Pakistan fielders as the ball pops up from the pad after an inside edge, but it lands safely on the pitch

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, much more confident defence from Jayawardene this time

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, and again solidly behind the line as he blocks the ball

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, extra bounce on that one, Jayawardene is surprised by that, he takes the bottom hand off the bat as he tries to control his defensive shot to an outside offstump length ball

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run

End of over 26 (1 run) Sri Lanka 90/2
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (17b)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-11-1
KC Sangakkara    41* (56b 5x4)      Younis Khan    4-1-17-0

26.1

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, very full on offstump, Sangakkara plays it back towards the bowler

26.2

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, shortens the length a bit, Sangakkara gets onto the backfoot and drives towards mid-off

26.3

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, low full toss on middle stump, Sangakkara punches it wide of mid-on, mistimed, so he gets only a single

26.4

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, just short of a length outside off, Jayawarden gets a good stride in as he defends towards cover

26.5

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, similar delivery, driven towards cover again, no run

26.6

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball angling into offstump, Jayawardene pushes it back towards the bowler

End of over 27 (1 run) Sri Lanka 91/2
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (20b)      Younis Khan    5-1-18-0
KC Sangakkara    42* (59b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-11-1

27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up by Ajmal, very wide outside off, Sangakkara slaps it towards cover, a lot of confusion before the batsmen decide to pinch the quick single

Four men around the bat

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted again, pitching on a length outside off, Jayawardene sweeps it towards fine leg

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara stands tall and blocks back down the pitch

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Flatter quicker delivery, but it very wide outside off and Sangakkara is happy to let that go

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, this one is closer to the stumps but still doesn't tempt Sangakkara into playing it

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkar has to play this one, tossed up, pitching on middle and turning towards off, Sangakkara blocks it

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 93/2
KC Sangakkara    43* (64b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-13-1
DPMD Jayawardene    6* (21b)      Younis Khan    5-1-18-0

28.1

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, good, tight line around offstump, Jayawardene gets on the front foot and defends

28.2

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, slightly overpitched by Younis, defended down the pitch

28.3

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, no run, length ball well wide of offstump, left alone by Jayawardene

Younis switches to round the wicket

28.4

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, it's a no-ball, Jayawardene looks to cut but misses

28.4

Younis Khan to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed with soft hands towards extra cover by Jayawardene, the batsmen sprint through for a single, a direct hit at the non-striker's end and he would have been struggling

28.5

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, no run, turned towards midwicket, but no run results

28.6

Younis Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched up and outside off, Sangakkara looks to drive towards extra cover, but gets an inside edge towards fine leg

End of over 29 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 96/2
KC Sangakkara    44* (66b 5x4)      Younis Khan    6-1-21-0
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (26b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-13-1

29.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, overpitched outside off, Sangakkara defends watchfully

29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and some width for Sangakkara, he carves it through point for a boundary

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, flighted delivery, on a length outside off, Sangakkara defends towards extra cover

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, similar delivery, and similar stroke from Sangakkara

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, this time the ball is closer to the stumps, Sangakkara gets a big stride in as he defends

29.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, a touch wider than the previous ball, Sangakarra again ensures he's as close to the pitch of the ball as possible as he defends

End of over 30 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 100/2
KC Sangakkara    48* (72b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-17-1
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (26b)      Younis Khan    6-1-21-0

Umar Gul is brought back into the attack

30.1

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, starts with a back of length ball just outside off, Jayawardene jumps to get on top of the ball and defends

30.2

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, shorter this time from Gul, and about a foot or so outside off, Jayawardene lets that through to the keeper

30.3

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, well-directed bouncer this time, around middle-stump line, Jayawardene sways under it

Strauss is gone, caught behind

30.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, fuller length this time, just outside off, again Jayawardene is on his toes as he defends the ball

30.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, very full and outside off, Jayawardene looks to drive through the covers but doesn't beat the man at extra cover

30.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, and that completes a maiden from Gul, in the corridor outside off, short of a length, Jayawardene gets his bta high over his head and lets the ball go

And that will be drinks.

End of over 31 (maiden) Sri Lanka 100/2
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (32b)      Umar Gul    7-1-18-1
KC Sangakkara    48* (72b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-17-1

31.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Ajmal sticks to an outside off line, Sangakkara is content to defend

31.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, beaten by the turn there Sangakkara, he was looking to smother the turn as he has so often this innings, but the spin is too much and ends up playing inside the line, raps him on the thigh pad before bobbing up to slip causing some excitement among the Pakistan fielders

31.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara goes on the backfoot and turns it to the leg side for a single

31.4

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene initially looked to cut that outside off delivery before deciding against it, too late in withdrawing the bat, takes an edge and races away to third man

31.5

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run

31.6

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, overpitched just outside off, Jayawardene tries to force it through wide mid-on,can't beat the fielder

End of over 32 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 105/2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (35b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-22-1
KC Sangakkara    49* (75b 6x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-18-1

32.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short ball aimed at the rib cage, Sangakkara swivel-pulls it to deep backward square leg to reach his half-century

32.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, angling across Sangakkara, who guides the ball to backward point

Gul switches to round the wicket

32.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, off stump delivery, turned towards midwicket by Sangakkara

Over the wicket now

32.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, keeps it in the channel outside off, Jayawardene feels for it as he tries to defend, gets beaten

32.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, a bit of away movement after pitching for Umar Gul, that pitched too far outside off to concern Jayawardene though

32.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, good ball from Gul, on a length angling into the off stump, defended towards extra cover

End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 108/2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (38b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-21-1
KC Sangakkara    52* (78b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-22-1

33.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, ooh, Sangakkara's off-drive was in the air for a while, but safely away from any of the fielders, that was a tossed-up and slower delivery from Ajmal

33.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around offstump, Sangakkara defends down the pitch

33.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, a touch short from Ajmal, Sangakkara slaps it hard towards point

33.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, on middle and leg this time, Sangakkara pushes it towards mid-on

33.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, reverts to the outside off line, tapped towards the covers

33.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Sangakkara turns it away towards midwicket to take a single and retain the strike

End of over 34 (1 run) Sri Lanka 109/2
KC Sangakkara    53* (84b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-23-1
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (38b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-21-1

Gul from around the wicket

34.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, overpitched and angling into offstump, Sangakkara defends towards cover

34.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, wider outside off, length ball, Sangakkara plays it just in front of point off the back foot

34.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length this time, on middle stump, worked towards wide mid-on by Sangakkara

34.4

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, pitched up on offstump, Jayawardene punches it towards mid-off

34.5

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, low full toss, well outside off stump, perhaps searching for a yorker there, Jayawardene jabs it towards point

34.6

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, no run, run-out chance goes abegging, that couold prove to be a big miss, Jayawardene pushes the ball towards point and sets off for a single, Sangakkara takes a few paces down the pitch before declining the run and Jayawardene is forced to turn back, there was plenty of time for Rauf to take aim and hit but he misses with Jayawardene well out of his crease, to be fair Rauf had only one stump to aim at

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 110/2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (41b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-22-1
KC Sangakkara    54* (87b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-23-1

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara shows the full face of the bat and defends down the pitch

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, well outside off stump, Sangakkar doesn't offer a shot

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, on middle and leg this time, defended towards the leg side by Sangakkara

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, reverts to the offstump line, Sangakkara defends back towards the bowler

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed the ball up on middle and leg, Sangakkara looks to flick, gets an outside edge towards gully

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted down the leg side, glanced to fine leg for a single

End of over 36 (1 run) Sri Lanka 111/2
KC Sangakkara    55* (93b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-24-1
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (41b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-22-1

Rauf takes over from Gul

36.1

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, the angle takes the ball across the batsman, Sangakkara, who takes a big stride as he defends

36.2

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara was a couple of paces down the pitch as he nudged that back of length ball towards midwicket

36.3

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, FOUR, dextrous shot from Jayawardene, that was a short ball just outside off, Jayawardene jabs it between second slip and gully for a boundary

36.4

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, FOUR, and just to show the previous shot was no fluke he plays the shot again, there's hardly any room to cut here, so he just uses the pace of teh ball and places it in the gap

36.5

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, no run, a frustrated Rauf responds with predictable bouncer, Jayawardene sees it coming and gets well under it

36.6

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on middle and leg , Jayawardene drops it at his feet and thinks of a single but is sent back by Sangakkara

Gajan from Australia: "Sanga really needs to make the most of this start and make a big hundred. He has done well so far but I hope I don't jinx him."

End of over 37 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 120/2
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (45b 3x4)      Abdur Rauf    5-1-19-0
KC Sangakkara    56* (95b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-24-1

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, nicely flighted by Ajmal, just outside off, Sangakkara rocks back and pushes the ball towards mid-off

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, a short ball from Ajmal, not too wide so Sangakkara makes room and cracks that powerfully to the backward point boundary

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up, Sangakkara gets his front foot as close to where the ball pitches as possible and defends

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, slightly wider this time, Sangakkara smother it with his front-foot defence

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, short ball again from Ajmal, Sangakkara tries a repeat of the shot that fetched him a boundary earlier this over but there's man in the deep now

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, on middle and leg this time, Jayawardene defends to the leg side

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 125/2
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (46b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    11-0-29-1
KC Sangakkara    61* (100b 7x4)      Abdur Rauf    5-1-19-0

38.1

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 2 runs, back of length ball on middle and leg, Sangakkara shuffles across and clips the ball to midwicket

38.2

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 1 run, angling across Sangakkara this time, gets an outside edge towards backward point, it was a tight single but Jayawardene had just about made his ground when the throw went past the stumps

38.3

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, no run, length ball about a foot outside off stump, Jayawardene shoulders arms to that one

38.4

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, no run, a bit of width offered, Jayawardene chops that towards point, and immediately screams 'No, no' to his partner who had started to set off for a single

38.5

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, no run, tests Jayawardene with a short delivery, just outside off, Jayawardene evades it quite easily

38.6

Abdur Rauf to Jayawardene, no run, angling into offstump, length ball, Jayawardene defends immaculately off the front foot

End of over 39 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 128/2
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (50b 3x4)      Abdur Rauf    6-1-22-0
KC Sangakkara    64* (102b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    11-0-29-1

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, straying onto the pads, Sangakkara waits on it and plays it late towards fine leg

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, 4 byes, sharp turn for Ajmal after pitching around offstump, some bounce as well, went past everything, down the leg side and that's four byes

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, no run, overpitched on middle and leg, turned to forward short leg

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Jayawardene, OUT, Jayawardene is gone, much-needed wicket for Pakistan, good turn for Ajmal after pitching around offstump, Jayawardene looked to defend, got an inside edge onto the pads, the ball loops up and Khurram Manzoor at forward short leg moves quickly to his right to pluck the catch, Jayawardene walks

DPMD Jayawardene c Khurram Manzoor b Saeed Ajmal 19 (72m 53b 3x4 0x6) SR: 35.84

Four fielders around the bat

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, flighted by Ajmal, bit of turn again, Samaraweera looked to defend that outside off, inside edge onto his pads

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 2 runs, a touch short from Ajmal, Samaraweera rocks onto the backfoot and flat bats it towards extra cover

End of over 40 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 135/3
TT Samaraweera    2* (2b)      Saeed Ajmal    12-0-32-2
KC Sangakkara    65* (103b 7x4)      Abdur Rauf    6-1-22-0

40.1

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot from Sangakkara, short ball outside off, Sangakkar waits on it and just guides it to the third man boundary, no attempt to hit too hard

40.2

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, Rauf oversteps this time, a good delivery otherwise, tight line around off, Sangakkara defends

40.2

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length ball on middle stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and defends while standing on his toes

40.3

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, no run, same length from Rauf, line shifts to just outside off, Sangakkara eases it towards mid-off

40.4

Abdur Rauf to Sangakkara, 1 run, again the same length, on middle and leg, Sangakkara clips it off his thigh towards midwicket

40.5

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera shoulders arms to a delivery that is very close to offstump, the bounce meant it would have sailed over the stumps anyway

40.6

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, 2 runs, overpitched on the pads, flicked away towards midwicket for a couple

End of over 41 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 143/3
TT Samaraweera    4* (4b)      Abdur Rauf    7-1-30-0
KC Sangakkara    70* (108b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    12-0-32-2

41.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, turned away to backward square leg for a single

41.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, just short of a length, on offstump, Samaraweera gets on the front foot and defends towards mid-on

41.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, inside-edge onto the pads, as the ball goes straight on instead of turning as Samaraweera expected

41.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 1 run, Samaraweera sweeps an overpitched ball towards midwicket, there's a fielder in the deep but it reaches him on the bounce

41.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flicked towards midwicket, and Sangakkara pushes Samaraweera into coming back for the second

41.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on middle stump, Sangakkara gets behind the line and blocks it back down the pitch

End of over 42 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 147/3
KC Sangakkara    73* (111b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-0-36-2
TT Samaraweera    5* (7b)      Abdur Rauf    7-1-30-0

42.1

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, wasted delivery that one, short and very wide of Samaraweera, who isn't interested in that one

42.2

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, another no-ball, this delivery was closer to the stumps, back of a length, Samaraweera looks to cut it and misses, he grunts his disapproval

42.2

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera walks into a defensive-push towards mid-on off a length ball outside off

42.3

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, Rauf sticks to that short of length, this was close to the offstump but Samaraweera lets it go confidently

42.4

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, crisply driven off the backfoot by Samaraweera, but Mohammad Yousuf does the fielding at cover

42.5

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, again Samaraweera walks into a drive, this time towards cover to a ball well outside off

42.6

Abdur Rauf to Samaraweera, no run, poor shot from Samaraweera, it was a short ball which was very wide outside off, Samaraweera decides to go for the pull and fails to connect after the ball keeps lower than he expected

End of over 43 (1 run) Sri Lanka 148/3
TT Samaraweera    5* (14b)      Abdur Rauf    8-1-31-0
KC Sangakkara    73* (111b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-0-36-2

43.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara rocks onto his backfoot, and shows the fullface as he punches towards mid-on

43.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera had to adjust late as he defended an offstump line delivery that pitched on a lenghth

43.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, FOUR, overpitched on middle and leg, Samaraweera uses his feet to reach the pitch of the ball and drives powerfully to the right of the bowler

43.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, FOUR, this time it is a back foot drive from Samaraweera that fetches him a boundary, he uses his feet to make room to a short delivery and punches it through the covers

43.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, massive appeal for lbw, Samaraweera was looking to defend off the front foot, and he is rapped on the pads just outside off

43.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, straighter one from Ajmal, cut to backward point

End of over 44 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 157/3
TT Samaraweera    13* (19b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-0-45-2
KC Sangakkara    74* (112b 8x4)      Abdur Rauf    8-1-31-0

Aamer is back into the attack

44.1

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, no run, starts with a fullish ball on offstump, defended down the pitch

44.2

Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, 1 run, overpitched and just outside off, Sangakkara plays it with soft hands towards mid-on

44.3

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, a beauty from Aamer, angling across Samaraweera, who feels for it outside the off stump, luckily for him he didn't nick that one to the keeper

44.4

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, this time it is too wide outside the off stump, and Samaraweera has an easy leave

44.5

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, again the angle across the batsman, Samaraweera lifts his bat way over his head and lets it through to the keeper

Switches to around the wicket

44.6

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, the angle bringing the ball into Samaraweera now, and he is squared up as he defends the final delivery of the over down the pitch

End of over 45 (1 run) Sri Lanka 158/3
TT Samaraweera    13* (23b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    8-1-30-0
KC Sangakkara    75* (114b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-0-45-2

45.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, nicely flighted by Ajmal, but too wide outside the off stump

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, slightly overpitched in middle and off, driven towards mid-off

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run

45.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on offstump, Sangakkara shows the full face of the bat as he defends cautiously

45.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, more front foot defence from Sangakkara, this time towards cover

45.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, and another bit of Sangakkara defence, to cover this time, completes the maiden

End of over 46 (maiden) Sri Lanka 158/3
KC Sangakkara    75* (120b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-1-45-2
TT Samaraweera    13* (23b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    8-1-30-0

46.1

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, low full toss outside off, Samaraweera can't capitalise, his drive goes straight to mid-off

46.2

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, angle takes it wide of the batsman, Samaraweera, who shoulders arms

46.3

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, back of a length delivery, just outside off, Samaraweera pushes at it and opens the face of the bat to get it away towards point

46.4

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, overpitched but too wide outside off, no trouble that for the batsman

46.5

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera continues to lift his bat above his head to let the ball go through to the keeper, Sri Lanka playing for the close of play now

46.6

Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, this time Aamer gets his line right, inducing an outside edge, but it lands short of Khurram Manzoor at slip

End of over 47 (maiden) Sri Lanka 158/3
TT Samaraweera    13* (29b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    9-2-30-0
KC Sangakkara    75* (120b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-1-45-2

Umar Gul comes in for what could be the final over of the day

47.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up outside off, firmly pushed down the ground by Sangakkara, who screams 'Nooooo' to indicate he doesn't want the single

Around the wicket now

47.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 2 runs, that was a poor ball, length ball on the pads, all Sangakkara had to do was work it with the angle to the fine leg area, two more runs for him

47.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, much better line this time, just outside off, Sangakkara deadbats it towards the bowler

47.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, FOUR, slips in the bouncer, Sangakkara gets inside the line of the ball and pulls it between the two fielders at the boundary behind square on the leg side

47.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, another short ball, but outside the off stump, Sangakkara dabs it towards mid-on, and sends back Samaraweera who was keen on taking the single

47.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, overpitched delivery, just outside off, Sangakkara bunts it towards mid-on, and again says 'Nooo' to Samaraweera, and that will be stumps

It has been Sri Lanka's day all the way - the bowlers, particularly the new-ball bowlers, were outstanding, knocking over Pakistan in a jiffy, seriously jeopardising the visitors' chances of saving the series.

The pitch had eased up by the time Sri Lanka came out to bat, but Pakistan managed to prise out three wickets. Kumar Sangakkara was a rock for Sri Lanka, as he has been on so many occasions, and scored nearly half the runs his team put up. His unbeaten 81 is 42 more than any other batsman made on the day.

That's it from us for today, thanks for all the mails, do join us at the start of play tomorrow.

End of over 48 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 164/3
KC Sangakkara    81* (126b 9x4)      Umar Gul    10-1-28-1
TT Samaraweera    13* (29b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    9-2-30-0

10.00am A bizarre start to the day. The ball used yesterday seems to have been misplaced, everyone is standing around and waiting for the reserve umpire to get a ball.

Okay, the reserve umpire brings out a ball, though I'm not sure whether it is the same one that was used yesterday, Rameez Raja says on TV that it is

9.45am Hello and welcome to the second day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Is this going to be another day of Sri Lankan dominance or will Pakistan hit back?

One thing to note was that offspinner Saeed Ajmal got the ball to jump disconcertingly on several occasions on the first day. It will be interesting to see how much assistance he will get from the pitch today.

48.1

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, no run, length ball just outside off, Samaraweera offers some solid front foot defence

48.2

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR, A stylish way to get the first runs of the day, that was a length ball on middle and leg, Samaraweera takes a couple of paces down the pitch and drives firmly back down the ground to the right of the bowler

48.3

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, Samaraweera picks up a couple more by turning a leg stump delivery towards midwicket

48.4

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, no run, that was well outside the offstump, left alone by Samaraweera

48.5

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, no run, Samaraweera fishes at a delivery that's about a foot outside off stump, he's beaten

48.6

Younis Khan to Samaraweera, no run

End of over 49 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 170/3
TT Samaraweera    19* (35b 3x4)      Younis Khan    7-1-27-0
KC Sangakkara    81* (126b 9x4)      Umar Gul    10-1-28-1

49.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Ajmal starts off with a good ball, on a length around offstump, Sangakkara defends off the back foot

49.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, and again Sangakkara is quickly on to the back foot as he defends

49.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, this was slightly fuller but Sangakkara shows us his backfoot defence again

49.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on middle and leg, Sangakkara gets a big stride in as he defends towards the leg side

49.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, a firm punch towards mid-on this time, still no runs from this over

49.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the track and taps the ball back towards the bowler

End of over 50 (maiden) Sri Lanka 170/3
KC Sangakkara    81* (132b 9x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-2-45-2
TT Samaraweera    19* (35b 3x4)      Younis Khan    7-1-27-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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