Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-24, 2009
20,21,22,23,24 July 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, held its line, landed on a good length on the off, Alam just turns it wide of midwicket for a single to get off the mark

Pakistan 1/0   Fawad Alam 1* (1b)
2.1

Vaas to Fawad Alam, no run, good probing line outside off from Vaas, lands on a driving length but Alam is determined, lets it go

2.2

Vaas to Fawad Alam, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, bunts it behind point for a quick single

Pakistan 6/0   Fawad Alam 2* (3b)
3.1

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, a touch too wide outside off, Alam doesn't have to play at it

3.2

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and slices that uppishly but just short of point

3.3

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, fuller, overpitched, gets to the pitch and just pushes it through the line, wide of mid-off, for a couple, well timed

3.4

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, good length on middle, gets across just a touch and pushes that to midwicket

3.5

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, banged in short on leg stump, Alam ducks under it easily

3.6

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, getting it to leave the left hander, lands on a good length, Alam has nothing to do with it

Pakistan 10/0   Fawad Alam 4* (9b)
4.2

Vaas to Fawad Alam, 1 run, angling it on the pads, tucked away towards fine leg for a single

Pakistan 14/0   Fawad Alam 5* (10b)
5.1

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, short and wide, slashes hard away from his body, a touch too close to cut, misses

5.2

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, length ball outside off and moving away a touch, left alone to the keeper

5.3

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, much closer to the off stump but Alam handles it well, gets forward and allows it through to Dilshan

5.4

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, shortish on the off stump, gets back and cuts that to point

5.5

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, thick outside edge but just falls short of gully, caught him walking there, good length but Alam is not quite to the pitch there and tries to play that with an open face

5.6

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, closes the face a little too early this time, a teasing length on middle, produces the edge again but all along the ground wide of gully

Pakistan 16/0   Fawad Alam 7* (16b)
8.1

Vaas to Fawad Alam, no run, driving length outside off, gets some late movement away from the left hander and Alam promptly lets it go

8.2

Vaas to Fawad Alam, no run, teasing him again, trying to tempt him into playing the drive, moves away and left alone

8.3

Vaas to Fawad Alam, no run, moves front and across and bunts that short of a good length delivery into the leg side towards mid-on

8.4

Vaas to Fawad Alam, no run, full and wide, not overpitched but its there to drive, Alam isn't having any of this, he's keen to play a long innings and remains patient, allows it through

8.5

Vaas to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, senses a chance and takes advantage, slightly short this time, gets back and cuts it between cover and point for a couple more, would have gone for a boundary under normal circumstances but outfield is lush and the grass keeps the ball in check

8.6

Vaas to Fawad Alam, no run, swinging away from outside off, Alam lets it go, Vaas has hit the right lengths in this innings but the openers have handled him well

Pakistan 25/0   Fawad Alam 9* (22b)
10.1

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, good length again, swinging away, allows it to the keeper

10.2

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, fuller but a touch too wide, Alam decides not to play at it

10.3

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, no run, good length and good seam movement away from the left hander, left alone, and there's some bright sunshine now

10.4

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, full on the off, presents the straight bat and punches it past the bowler for a couple wide of mid-off

10.5

Kulasekara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, too close to play his favoured cut, landed on the off stump and moved away just a hint, got a thick inside edge behind square, didn't miss the leg stump by much

Pakistan 30/0   Fawad Alam 12* (27b)
11.1

Thushara to Fawad Alam, FOUR, punished, short and wide, a lot of width there and he slashes it hard behind point for his first boundary

11.2

Thushara to Fawad Alam, OUT, gone! Shot away from a good length just outside off, moved away just as he prodded at it from the crease, got a thin edge straight through to Dilshan

Fawad Alam c †Dilshan b Thushara 16 (51m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.17

Pakistan 34/1   Fawad Alam 16 (29b 1x4)
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