Mohammad Hafeez to Paranavitana,
just as I was saying, why a spinner, this is the reason why! Spin away from the bat and he was going down the track, missed it completely because of the turn and beats the outside edge, no problem for the keeper to whip off the bails!
NT Paranavitana st †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 4 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
Mohammad Hafeez to Jayasuriya,
another one bites the dust and it is a run-out, Jayasuroya cuts hard to the covers, fielded well and Jayasuriya was going for the run. Then suddenly he stops to look at the non-striker who was looking at the ball, not running. Just as SJ stopped, Samaraweera started to run, SJ also ran but back to his crease and within a second or two, both were at the same end the throw came at the non-striker's end and easily effects the run-out!
TT Samaraweera run out 2 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00
Udana to Jayasuriya,
edged and gone, Jayasuriya got this one on the off stump, seamed away from the veteran and he was only able to edge it to the slip, three down for 14
ST Jayasuriya c Mohammad Hafeez b Udana 4 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00
Hogg to Kulatunga,
attempts that same stroke again which had hit him earlier, this time it was fuller too and he went for that late, delicate dab to short third-man, misses and the bails are all over!
HGJM Kulatunga b Hogg 23 (25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.00
Mohammad Hafeez to Perera,
leading edge and caught! round the stumps, and straight, he was trying to work it away to the on-side, leading edge to short cover, easy, easy catch!
NLTC Perera c Udana b Mohammad Hafeez 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Udana to Lynn,
and again, this one has hit the toe of the bat which means that the ball took more height than distance, the batsman knew he had mis-hit it, but the fielder at long-on comes in running and takes a fantastic catch!
CA Lynn c Weeraratne b Udana 80 (51b 3x4 5x6) SR: 156.86
Abdul Razzaq to Lokuarachchi,
slower, full-toss, dipping down on the batsman and that was pulled away, did not get too much timing and the fielder runs in before taking a good catch at deep square-leg
KS Lokuarachchi c Jayasuriya b Abdul Razzaq 11 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
Abdul Razzaq to Sohail Tanvir,
slower on the off stump, length ball and he tries to slog it over to mid-wicket, does not time it too well and another, good, diving catch by the fielder at long-on
Sohail Tanvir c Chandimal b Abdul Razzaq 10 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00