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

1.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, back of a length, came back in, bowled at 126.7 kmph, punched off the back foot to mid-on

1.3

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, darting back in again from middle, drifting down leg and Manzoor is struck high on the pads as he tries to let that go

1.4

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, fuller and Manzoor covers the movement well, getting back and defending it cautiously on the leg side towards midwicket

1.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, FOUR, flirting with it outside off and scores, just about! Full and wide, was moving away, drove at it with little intent with a bit of a reach, got a thick outside edge wide of a diving gully for a boundary

1.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, moving in from a good length outside off, he knew where his off stump was, waited for it and saw it through to the keeper

Pakistan 5/0   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-5-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-7-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-9-0

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

10.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, swinging into the right hander, drops it with soft hands wide of slip

Pakistan 30/0   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-12-0

12.1

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 4 byes, down the leg side, swings down further, Dilshan gets four byes to his name, he had no chance and he can yell at Kulasekara all he want during the lunch break

12.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, a lot of movement in these conditions, good length on middle, pushes it back to the bowler from the crease

12.3

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, waits for it to move it back into him, flicked away towards fine leg, nice turn of the wrists

12.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Yousuf defends that solidly back to the bowler, good length on the off, covers the movement well by getting to the pitch

12.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 bye, down the leg side, tries to glance it fine, gets no touch to it and Dilshan fumbles that while attempting another acrobatic dive to his left, concedes a bye, this time as a result of his own doing

12.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, landed well outside off and moved back in to just miss off, but Yousuf, with all his experience, had his stumps well covered while letting it go

Pakistan 42/2   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-13-0

14.1

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, moving it in, turned away firmly to deep square leg for a single

14.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, swinging in, turned away to square leg

14.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short and wide, too wide, Yousuf is having none of the nonsense, lets it go

14.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, nicely played, waited for it to come towards him and opened the face at the right time to guide that between the slips and gully for three runs to get off the mark

14.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, swung away this time, Manzoor was flummoxed and was lucky not to get an edge as he fished for it

14.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, normal services resumed, an inswinger landing short of a good length on the off, defended into the leg side

Pakistan 46/2   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-17-0

33.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, swinging in, but lands in the sweet spot on middle, driven away easily through midwicket for three runs

33.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, on middle and leg, not as full but still there to drive, defended to midwicket this time

33.3

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and defends it into the off side

33.4

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, good length on the off, steady head this guy has, defends it rock solid back to the bowler

33.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, short of a length on middle, whipped away wide of midwicket, gets a single, calls for the second but it's not there

33.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, getting it to reverse consistently, but these two are blocking superbly, defended forward into the off side

Pakistan 131/2   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-21-0

35.1

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, getting it to dart back in from outside off, wide enough for Manzoor to ignore

35.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, back of of a length on the off, punched to cover

35.3

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, much straighter on middle and leg, defended to mid-on

35.4

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, held it back a touch but Manzoor is much stronger on the back foot, came back in and he was in perfect position to negotiate that into the off side

35.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, overpitched and held its line, Manzoor is playing a patient hand here, not sucked into the drive, he shoulders arms instead

35.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, short of a good length on middle, hurled at 127 kmph, tapped back to the bowler

Pakistan 134/2   KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-21-0

37.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, nicely timed but straight to the fielder, full and wide, driven to extra cover where a fumble allows them a single

37.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, banged in short outside off, left alone, I would have been tempted to play the upper cut but that doesn't matter

37.3

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, slower one bowled short on middle, fends it away behind square

37.4

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, short on the off, bowled at 125.2 kmph, leaps off the pitch, drops it on the pitch with soft hands

37.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, good length outside off, holds its line, lets it through to the keeper

37.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, gets wide of the crease and hurls a full delivery outside off, Manzoor is having none of it

Pakistan 142/2   KMDN Kulasekara 9-1-22-0

39.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, mistimes the pull, hits the high end of the bat but lands safe behind square, good short ball but not well negotiated, two men in the deep for that shot

39.2

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, wide of the crease, angling it into the right hander, dabs it late wide of point for a single

39.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, edged, a lethargic push from the crease, short of a length, produces the thick edge and again, it lands short of Paranavitana and beats him to the ropes

39.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, good length just outside off, tapped wide of point for a single to bring up the 150 for Pakistan

39.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, short outside off, gets behind it and drops it back to the bowler

39.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, flicked away neatly to fine leg for a single

Pakistan 151/2   KMDN Kulasekara 10-1-30-0

41.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good length on the off, coming back in, defended back to the bowler

41.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, shorter, dropped short of point, calls for a single but Manzoor rightly sends him back

41.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, back of a length on the off, waits for it and opens the face really late to place it behind point for a single

41.4

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, fullish on the off, moves back in, defended solidly back to the bowler

41.5

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, full and wide, holds its line, Manzoor leaves it be

41.6

Kulasekara to Khurram Manzoor, no run, you can't lure him with that driving length, Manzoor has left those all day and he does it again

Pakistan 152/2   KMDN Kulasekara 11-1-31-0

80.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, got it to move back into the right hander, Misbah took a couple of steps forward to defend it into the leg side and cover the movement, got a thick edge down to fine leg

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   KMDN Kulasekara 12-1-34-0

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

82.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length outside off, playing slightly away from his body, guides it to point

82.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

Pakistan 281/4   KMDN Kulasekara 13-1-41-0

84.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, beaten! Sri Lanka are threatening to take another wicket here, prods at a good length delivery outside off and it moves in to just beat the outside edge

84.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah goes! Sri Lanka have the edge now! Full outside off, Misbah leans into the drive, it moves back in sharply to catch a faint inside edge through to Dilshan who dives to his left to complete a sharp catch.

Misbah-ul-Haq c †Dilshan b Kulasekara 27 (115m 62b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.54

84.3

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 2 runs, good length outside off, driven uppishly just short of point who misfields to allow them a couple

84.4

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, came back in from outside off, defended solidly back to the bowler

84.5

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, beaten, almost done in by the inward movement, caught him walking at a full delivery that angled in, he played inside the line and missed

84.6

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, OUT, here we go again! A hint of inward movement, but its a little too wide, Gul drives at it lethargically from the crease with little foot movement, gets the inside edge straight onto the stumps

Umar Gul b Kulasekara 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 287/7   KMDN Kulasekara 14-1-43-2

86.1

Kulasekara to Danish Kaneria, no run, appeal for lbw, nipping back in to rap him on the pads as he came forward to defend, just struck him marginally outside the line, encouraging start for the bowler

86.2

Kulasekara to Danish Kaneria, no run, held it back a touch, pitched it on a good length outside off, defended it with a straight bat back to the bowler

86.3

Kulasekara to Danish Kaneria, OUT, trapped in front! An outrageous shot from the batsman, darted back in from a good length outside off, Kaneria had a wild swing at it, hoping to clear midwicket, missed and was rapped in front of middle. Taufel had no doubt about that one, Sri Lanka have struck early

Danish Kaneria lbw b Kulasekara 1 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

86.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, no run, getting it to leave the left hander, prods at it from the crease, makes no contact

86.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, no run, fullish outside off, swinging away, shoulders arms to that one

86.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, no run, good length on middle from round the wicket, gets back and turns it to fine leg, Akmal refuses the single

Pakistan 289/8   KMDN Kulasekara 15-2-43-3

88.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, no run, good length outside off, makes room and tries to thump it down the ground, mistimes it to mid-off

88.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, in the zone outside off, it's full, he slashes hard at it, gets a thick edge over gully down towards third man for a single

88.3

Kulasekara to Saeed Ajmal, no run, length ball outside off, the batsman generally have been in an aggressive mood this morning, struck straight to extra cover

88.4

Kulasekara to Saeed Ajmal, 3 runs, swing of the arms again, manages to bunt it through mid-on for three important runs, in the slot once more, landed on a length

88.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, no run, short and wide, gives him the charge and makes room simultaneously, tries to slash it over point, makes no contact

88.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Amir, no run, bouncer on middle, tries to pull it over square leg, fails to connect

Pakistan 295/9   KMDN Kulasekara 16-2-47-3
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Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 20-24, 2009
Match drawn
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