Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, day 3, Galle June 24, 2012

Pakistan collapse, again

Stats highlights from day three of the first Test in Galle

Pakistan's suspect batting caved in meekly yet again in the first innings in Galle, to concede a massive 372-run lead. Here are stats highlights from the third day's play, when 13 wickets fell for just 225 runs.

  • Pakistan were bowled out in their first innings for 100. This is their second-lowest total against Sri Lanka after the 90 at the P Sara Oval in 2009. On the same tour in 2009, they were also bowled out for 117 in the first Test in Galle. It is also the third-lowest total for a team in Galle Tests. Zimbabwe (79) and England (81) have lower totals.
  • This is the ninth time in Tests since 2000 that Pakistan have been dismissed for a total of 100 or lower. Only once have they been dismissed below 100 twice in a game (Sharjah 2002 against Australia). In the same period, no other team has been bowled out as many times for totals of 100 or lower.
  • There have been 12 previous occasions when Sri Lanka have gained a bigger lead than they had at the end of Pakistan's first innings (372). In matches when Sri Lanka batted first, they have gained a bigger lead on only four occasions, including once in Galle. They have gone on to win two and draw two of those matches. Click here for a list of matches when Sri Lanka have fielded first.
  • In Pakistan's first innings, the highest individual score was Younis Khan's 29. Seven batsmen were dismissed for scores below ten. On only three previous occasions have more Pakistan batsmen (8) been dismissed for sub-10 scores in an innings against Sri Lanka.
  • The number of overs faced by Pakistan in their first innings (54.3) is the sixth-lowest for them against Sri Lanka (completed innings only). Their lowest is 36 overs at the P Sara Oval in 2009 when they were bowled out for 90. The run-rate in Pakistan's first innings (1.83) is the fourth-lowest for them in an innings lasting 50 or more overs (matches since 1990). The lowest for a completed innings in this period is 1.62 against Australia at the MCG in 1990.
  • There have been only two previous occasions when there have been more lbw dismissals in a Pakistan innings in Tests against Sri Lanka. They came at Faislabad in 1992 and the P Sara Oval in 2009.
  • Suraj Randiv's 4 for 13 is the best bowling performance by a Sri Lanka spinner against Pakistan in Galle. The number of overs bowled by Randiv (9.3) is the seventh-lowest for a Sri Lanka bowler who has picked up four or more wickets in an innings.
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored a century in the first innings, went on to score a half-century in the second. It is the fourth time that Dilshan has scored a century and half-century in the same game. Among Sri Lanka batsmen, only Kumar Sangakkara has achieved the feat more often (five times). This is the first time Dilshan has achieved the feat against Pakistan and the second time in Galle.

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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  • kosala on June 25, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    What a noise?? Terrible . Terrible

    I'm a Sri Lankan and it's terrible those people use making huge noise in the ground. Can't understand why they let them do that... That's something they should stop sooner than later.. I already watch TV without commentary as cant hear it with that noise.

  • Manesh on June 25, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    great performance by Pakistan team. Hope the fans will understand the strength of their test team too!

  • Dayan on June 24, 2012, 23:05 GMT

    @Feez, I like your comment. At least find some reasons to make your mind. Blame on umpiring...If people try to do this then Pakistan players never ever get better than this. Why you people don't talk about the poor decisions given against Sri Lanka. Its time to talk about the reasons to failed.. this is not the first time Pakistan balled out for lower runs.. Does that mean reason for those lower runs also due to umpiring issues..?

  • Fez on June 24, 2012, 21:11 GMT

    Well if you come to bat after the opposing team has scored double than what they should have, due to the sub standard umpiring. And then you get 3 of your batsmen (including the opener and the most senior batsmen) given out incorrectly, you are bound to have the team bowled out on a below par score. It's not just 9 or so decisions going agaist one team, but it's the timing and importance of those decisions that literally kill the morale of the team.

  • faras on June 24, 2012, 20:52 GMT

    @whippingBails Misbah is suspended for slow over rate in the 5th ODI against SL. Afridi has retired from Test cricket.

    @Obaid Ur Rahman, I dont know why people blame coach when team is not performing well, but they dont give them credit they they are performing well. Coach is not playing on the field.

    Is it Whatmore's fault that Hafeez all of a sudden is making single digit scores, is it his fault that umpires are missing calls, is it his fault that misbah didnt hurry his crew to finish the overs? No one gave him credit for winning Asia Cup, but they are blaming him teams poor performance in SL. Give him some time.

  • Dummy4 on June 24, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    @whippingBails looks like you have been completely out of touch.Afridi has retired from tests and Misbah is banned for game for slow over rate in last ODI.

  • Phanindra on June 24, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Sorry, I might have missed this. Why is Misbah not playing? Also what about Afridi? Why did Pakistan send a second rung team? Can anyone please explain. Apologise if these questions have already been analyzed many times.

  • romi on June 24, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    bring back umar akmal....... he is the future of pakistan cricket...

  • Dummy4 on June 24, 2012, 16:03 GMT

    Same team was performing well under Mohsin khan. What is going on Mr. Whatmore

  • Dummy4 on June 24, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Batting selection should be re thinked whatmore needs to talk to batsman and solve isssues if any umar gul needs better mindset and hard work he is drying as a bowler very early

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