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
63.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, zipped through him, came back in sharply from outside off, was late in bringing his bat down in time

63.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on the off, gets forward and defends it towards cover

63.6

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, excellent shot, just a fraction overpitched, drives it confidently down the ground for a boundary

Pakistan 214/4   Shoaib Malik 4* (3b 1x4)
64.6

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, angling it away from the right hander, defended solidly in the direction of point

Pakistan 217/4   Shoaib Malik 4* (4b 1x4)
65.2

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on middle, driven through the line to mid-off

65.3

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, pushes hard at it but is not quite to the pitch, it leaves him to take the outside edge but well wide of slip for a couple towards third man

65.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on the off stump, rocks forward and defends with a still head

65.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

65.6

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik's wasting no time when he sees a chance, this one was full and wide and he cashed in, blazing it through extra cover for a boundary

Pakistan 224/4   Shoaib Malik 10* (9b 2x4)
66.4

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length outside off, holding its line, Malik leaves it be

66.5

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, gets it a touch fuller this time, Malik has a steady head, drops it back to the bowler

66.6

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, trying to get him to play the cut, it's short, and slightly wide, left alone

Pakistan 225/4   Shoaib Malik 10* (12b 2x4)
68.1

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, moves front and across and drives it elegantly but straight to cover, its full and wide

68.2

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on the off, defends it towards cover

68.3

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik is not drawn into the drive as Vaas wants him to, the bowler has to watch the batsman leave it be

68.4

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, swinging into the right hander, pushes through the line wide of mid-off

Pakistan 227/4   Shoaib Malik 11* (16b 2x4)
69.1

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, bowled on a good length, too wide, reaches for it to crash it through the covers, mistimes it

69.2

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, came back in from outside off, dabbed to point from the crease

69.3

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full on middle, driven wide of Thushara at mid-on for a quick single, the fielder could have show a bit more commitment there, a slack effort

69.5

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, full outside off, driven straight to silly mid-off

69.6

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length outside off, bowled from wide of the crease, allows it through to the keeper

Pakistan 229/4   Shoaib Malik 12* (21b 2x4)
71.4

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, he took the risk and it paid off, was bowled short and wide, slashed hard and got it to sail through the relatively narrow gap between slip and gully

71.5

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik is looking good, he's not been in great form but he's ensured no chance has gone wasted in this brief innings, overpitched and duly punished through extra cover

71.6

Mathews to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point for a single

Pakistan 244/4   Shoaib Malik 21* (24b 4x4)
72.1

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, lands on a good length on the off, gets forward and dabs it to cover

72.2

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and wide, chopped down just wide of point, there's no single available

72.3

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, just a fraction outside off, around 117 kmph, defended to point

72.4

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, came back in from the off stump, Malik stood tall and punched it to extra cover

72.5

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, prodding at one that left him, pretended to withdrew from the shot but everyone knew he was beaten

72.6

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, moving back in from middle, he's getting it to move both ways, driven on the up but straight to mid-on

Pakistan 244/4   Shoaib Malik 21* (30b 4x4)
74.1

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length outside off, reaches for it and eases it to cover

74.2

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, dropped by Dilshan, got it to leave him and Malik was found fishing for it, got a thick edge but the keeper fails to latch onto it, how costly will that prove?

74.3

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on the off, pushed off the front foot to cover

74.4

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a good length on the off, guided off the back foot to point

74.5

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, swinging it back in from middle, driven down to mid-on

74.6

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish outside off, reaches for it and pushes it to cover

Pakistan 244/4   Shoaib Malik 21* (36b 4x4)
75.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik is in an aggressive mood here, is keen to make amends for his poor run this series, flighted on the off, charges down the track and clears mid-off comfortably

75.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, arm ball on middle, defended back to the bowler

75.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down the ground for a single to mid-off

Pakistan 252/4   Shoaib Malik 26* (39b 5x4)
76.1

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on the off, gets to the pitch and drives it to short mid-off

76.2

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run, hitting a good length again, reaches forward and defends

76.3

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower ball on middle and leg, pushed off the front foot wide of mid-on for a single

Pakistan 253/4   Shoaib Malik 27* (42b 5x4)
77.1

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, hurls it full on middle, pushes it back to the bowler

77.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and wide, spins away, lets it through to the keeper

77.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, is pitched up, drives it clean to cover

77.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, gives it a rip, is pitched full on middle, defended on the pitch

77.5

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, flighted on middle, dug out steadily towards cover

77.6

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run, quicker, went with the arm, landed on a good length on middle, played it back to the bowler

Pakistan 253/4   Shoaib Malik 27* (48b 5x4)
78.4

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, just a fraction short outside off and Malik goes for it, gets a thick edge behind point, it's a pretty big gap between him and gully and Malik gets four

78.5

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, no run

78.6

Vaas to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, punched it wide of mid-on for a couple to bring up the 50 partnership.

Pakistan 260/4   Shoaib Malik 33* (51b 6x4)
79.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run

79.3

Herath to Shoaib Malik, no run

79.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up, takes it on the full and drives it through mid-off

Pakistan 262/4   Shoaib Malik 34* (54b 6x4)
80.2

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a good length outside off, Malik lets it through to the keeper

80.3

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, a flick of the wrists and he gets two, angling it into the pads, clipped gracefully off his pads through square leg

80.4

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, slightly short on the off, defends it to point off the back foot

80.5

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish on the off, gets forward and defends to cover

80.6

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, bringing it back in but its a touch too wide to induce Malik into playing the shot, he lets it go

Pakistan 266/4   Shoaib Malik 36* (59b 6x4)
81.2

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up on the off, comes down the track and drives it down the ground to long-off

81.4

Herath to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flighted outside off, doesn't hesitate to use his feet, comes down the track and pushes it to long-off

Pakistan 270/4   Shoaib Malik 38* (61b 6x4)
82.1

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, swinging in towards middle, whipped away to deep square leg for a couple

82.2

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length outside off, moving away a touch this time, left alone

82.3

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, excellent shot, meaty delivery straying on the pads, Malik, nearing his fifty, drives it beautifully wide of mid-on for a boundary

82.4

Kulasekara to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short and wide, makes room and slashes it to deep point for a single

Pakistan 281/4   Shoaib Malik 45* (65b 7x4)
83.1

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, 4 byes, slipping down the leg side, Malik misses out on the glance and Dilshan fails to get his hands to it, four byes

83.2

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run

83.3

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and defends it to the bowler

83.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, Dilshan keeps well this time, its down the leg side and he throws himself to his left

83.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Plumb! Darted back in from the off stump and Malik was rooted to the crease, kept a little low, he played down the wrong line and was caught right in front of middle

Shoaib Malik lbw b Thushara 45 (99m 70b 7x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

Pakistan 285/5   Shoaib Malik 45 (70b 7x4)
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