Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 209 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, pulls the bat inside the line and behind the pads as Ajmal straightens it outside off from round the stumps

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, defended off the front foot

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, no run, hello, was there bat there, oh dear me, there was one, but Azhar Ali at silly point had joined in the appeal for lbw though, and could not recover in time to take the ball as it looped towards him, the appeal for lbw was going nowhere anyway, he was struck on the pad a mile outside the line of off stump as he looked to paddle-sweep, but before that, he had got an inside edge

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, FOUR, and then he rubs it in next ball, short and flat and quick outside off, and put away behind point

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Paranavitana, OUT, Ajmal has struck in his first over, after being denied two balls ago, Para has not looked very comfortable against spin this morning, he has looked to charge out at Hafeez as well, tries the same against Ajmal, beaten completely by the flight and turn, and Adnan will not do an Azhar Ali, he completes the stumping

NT Paranavitana st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 24 (77m 59b 4x4 0x6) SR: 40.67

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, slants it in full and just down leg, Sanga shuffles across too much and misses it

Sri Lanka 63/1   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-4-1

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, comes forward and works with the spin through square leg

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, length ball left alone outside off

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, fuller, closer to off, pushed to silly point

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish, and into the left-hander with the angle, worked square for one

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, FOUR, fine shot, gets forward and drives the tossed up ball firmly outside off, it teases Shafiq from mid off all the way to the boundary, and even a belated dive is not enough

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, worked with the spin square for one

Sri Lanka 75/1   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-11-1

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, standing on off stump as Ajmal delivers the offbreak, easily worked past short leg

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up, defended off the front foot

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed towards extra cover off the front foot

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish, and Dilshan pats it in front of cover, who fails to pick it up cleanly, and Dilshan has another Test match fifty, been a composed innings, largely, despite the strike-rate

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tosses it up on a length, Sanga wants to cut, the ball spins away with some bite and he is beaten on a half-hearted attempt

Sri Lanka 79/1   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-14-1

21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, plays out a doosra from the crease to the off side

21.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, loud appeal for lbw, leg stump visible as Dilshan shuffles too far across, hit on middle and leg, more middle, that is a very close shout, there was turn on the ball, but could not say for sure it was missing leg

21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, gets behind the line of a straighter one and blocks as he leans forward

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, defended off the front foot to the off side

Sri Lanka 84/1   Saeed Ajmal 4-1-14-1

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, works a skiddy length ball to short leg

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, backs away a shade and punches hard, but midwicket prevents the single with a dive and a parry to the bowler

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, punched again, this time towards point, getting a bit impatient

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, tossed up full, he tries to drive straight down the ground, but Ajmal denies him with a diving stop

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, smothers this flighted one off the front foot

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, more flight, angled across, Dilshan gets further forward to smother it

Sri Lanka 84/1   Saeed Ajmal 5-2-14-1

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, shuffling and standing outside off even before the ball has been bowled, slow turn means he is able to defend easily

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, again, slow turn from a length, a shuffle and a block

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, did that carry? very thick edge from Sanga.as he looks to cut a quicker one, it flies to Younis Khan's right at slip, he cannot get down in time, it was just rushing along too fast really

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, smothered off the front foot towards mid off

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, defended down the pitch

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, works to square leg and wants the single, runs almost half way down before he turns back just as the throw comes in

Sri Lanka 93/1   Saeed Ajmal 6-2-18-1

27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, appeal for leg before right away, two sounds as Dilshan looks to drive a very full one, seemed to be pitching just outside leg

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, FOUR, this time Ajmal bowls it down the pads, spinning further down, and DIlshan gets enough on the sweep

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, defended off the front foot

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, length ball angled across, played out from the crease to the off side

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan mistiming the sweep, but getting away, off the toe end of the bat, fell just short of Hafeez at midwicket

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, flighted from round the stumps on middle, smothered off the front foot

Sri Lanka 99/1   Saeed Ajmal 7-2-23-1

29.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run

29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, flattish one forced down the pitch

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, angled across outside off, smothered neatly off the front foot with a large stride

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, flight, slower too, turned to midwicket

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 2 runs, quicker at 90.8 kph, hurrying across him with the angle, DIlshan manages a thick edge past slip

29.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, lots of flight, very full, bashed down to long on

Sri Lanka 105/1   Saeed Ajmal 8-2-26-1

31.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and defends past silly point

31.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, turn for Ajmal now, Sanga was not expecting so much and mistimes the cut, came slowly off the pitch too

31.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

31.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, Sanga gets forward and eases it to extra cover

31.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, more flight, just outside off, pushed firmly, mid off is a touch deepish, and he cannot pick up the ball cleanly as well, single taken to ease the pressure of the tight over, Ayub it is at mid off

31.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, worked away with the spin to midwicket

Sri Lanka 106/1   Saeed Ajmal 9-2-27-1

33.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushes a tossed up ball to mid off, this time Ayub denies them the single

33.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, flatter now, he goes back and across and blocks to silly point

33.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, beats Sanga this time, he was playing from the crease to one that angled in on a length on off, and spun away past the edge

33.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, this time he gets well forward to block back to Ajmal

33.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, lots of turn again, Sanga is not committing early and adjusts to dab it to the off side

33.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punches a length ball from the crease to silly point

Sri Lanka 111/1   Saeed Ajmal 10-3-27-1

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, sharp turn from round the stumps, Sanga punches to Gul at point, the big fast bowler lets rip at the non-striker's end, and misses by a long way

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, punches the straighter one from the crease to mid off

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, flighted, quick, very full, half-dug out, half-driven to mid off

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, inside edge onto pad as he lunges forward to a length ball, but well out of the reach of short leg

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 115/1   Saeed Ajmal 11-3-29-1

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bounce from a full length outside off, left alone

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, much slower, smothered off the front foot down the pitch

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, short now, spinning away, he shuffles and punches past point for one

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, on middle and leg, worked past leg slip with the turn to fine leg

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punches a flattish one on off to the bowler

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, on the front foot and plays it out to midwicket

Sri Lanka 119/1   Saeed Ajmal 12-3-31-1

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, that came straight in from a good length, Sanga was shaping up for the cut, was cramped in the end, but does well to squeeze it out to the third man rope

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bouncing outside off, punched to cover

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged off the front foot in front of square leg

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, full one whipped towards mid on

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, tries to work it behind square leg, off the pad and rolls away to leg slip

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, FOUR, very well played by Dilshan, not the basher that we know, waits for the tossed up ball to arrive, and squeezes it firmly but not very powerfully, between the non-striker and the bowler, and beats mid off's dive

Sri Lanka 128/1   Saeed Ajmal 13-3-40-1

54.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked behind square leg

54.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, turning in just outside off, bounce too, Dilshan is playing a lot more shots now, cuts hard, to point

54.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, FOUR, full, down the pads, and Dilshan gets enough on it to find the fine leg rope, past leg slip

54.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run

54.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, skips out to a quicker one, and gets into a tangle, reaches out and manages an inside edge onto pad as it spins in

54.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, played out to midwicket

Sri Lanka 181/1   Saeed Ajmal 14-3-45-1

56.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, angled in full, middle and leg, blocked

56.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up at 78 kph, smacked down to long off

56.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, nudged to short leg

56.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, flighted, he makes a late decision to work it to short fine, wants the single, Sanga sends him back

56.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, OUT, Ajmal gets Pakistan some respite before tea, catches Dilshan right back in the crease, with a flighted one on middle, Dilshan playing back, and that does him in, the ball straightens, hurries in and strikes him plumb in front

TM Dilshan lbw b Saeed Ajmal 101 (235m 180b 13x4 1x6) SR: 56.11

56.6

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, but forward short leg is not one of them, Mahela pushes forward, inside edge pops up off pad, falls in front of where forward short leg would have been, but we'll never know if he could have caught it, short leg was too deep

Sri Lanka 187/2   Saeed Ajmal 15-3-46-2

58.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, reaches out and pushes to cover

58.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, lunges forward and blocks down the pitch

58.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, turn and bounce, from a full length, but well outside off, and left alone

58.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up from round the stumps, blocked firmly off the front foot

58.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, too short, wide too, and even as it turns, Sanga rocks back to cut it for four past a diving cover

58.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the front foot and a nudge behind square leg earns him one

Sri Lanka 193/2   Saeed Ajmal 16-3-51-2

60.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, driven back to the bowler

60.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, that has taken off, it has kicked from middle, past his outside edge, and pinged Sanga on the shoulder

60.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, slightly shorter, and worked from the crease wide of midwicket

60.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on middle and leg from round the stumps, worked past short leg

60.5

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slanted full across Mahela, who lets it go outside off

60.6

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, offbreak on leg, turned to short leg

Sri Lanka 195/2   Saeed Ajmal 17-3-52-2

62.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, dabs away a flat and short one past point

62.2

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela gets off the mark with that release stroke he uses in limited-overs games, down on his knee, and awkwardly fetching it from off and middle and scoop-sweeping it over leg slip

62.3

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, wow, he now plays the reverse sweep to a pitched up ball, first two scoring strokes, sweep and reverse sweep, connects even better this time and picks up four more

62.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, worked behind square leg

62.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, short, not working for Pakistan at all, worked away with a big shuffle square on leg

62.6

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, squeezes a flighted ball angled across, through cover for two more

Sri Lanka 213/2   Saeed Ajmal 18-3-65-2

64.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punched to extra cover

64.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, defended down the pitch

64.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed with the spin wide of cover for one

64.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defends a tossed up ball

64.5

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, whoa, Mahela escapes, he was looking to paddle one miles down the leg side, got a top edge that sailed just over short fine leg

64.6

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, blocked safely off the front foot

Sri Lanka 221/2   Saeed Ajmal 19-3-70-2

75.1

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries to back away and dab it past slip, but Younis does well to lunge to his right and field

75.2

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries the dab again, this time he hits it into the ground, and Younis fields again

75.3

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, that spun in sharply from round the stumps, Mahela got the bat down just in time, he was on the front foot, and the ball scurried through his legs

75.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, nudged to short fine leg now

75.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, comes forward smoothly and defends one on off

75.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, brings bat in front of pad and blocks back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 269/2   Saeed Ajmal 20-3-71-2

77.1

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, sweeps an angled ball from outside off to deep square leg

77.2

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, appeal for leg before as he is hit on the pad as he gets forward, it turned in from middle and would have gone just down leg

77.3

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

77.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, reverse swept with the angle from round the stumps down to third man

77.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, oh Sanga, what a risky way to get what has been a riskfree hundred, slaps a drive to mid off, and sets off for a tight single, has to scramble and slide his way back in, luckily for him the throw misses, he recovers to get up and acknowledge the applause

77.6

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flighted just outside off, defended off the front foot

Sri Lanka 278/2   Saeed Ajmal 21-3-75-2

79.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, defends the flighted offbreak back to the bowler

79.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, leading edge towards cover as he gets forward and looks to work on leg

79.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, for once, a delivery goes past the outside edge, angles in the offbreak, and rips it away from a surprised Sanga

79.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed down the track

79.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, gets well forward and smothers this one just outside off

79.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, excellent diving stop at point, think it is the substitute Iqbal, Sanga had creamed the cut on the short one, and it was speeding to the fielder's left

Sri Lanka 281/2   Saeed Ajmal 22-4-75-2

81.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, eases a flighted ball past a diving extra cover, mid off tidies up

81.2

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, he has been too eager to try the reverse sweep today, plays it through point to a fullish delivery just outside off

81.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler, concentration unwavering from Sanga

81.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, worked away on the leg side from the crease

81.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, gets bat in front of pad, and nudges to midwicket

81.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives a length ball with the spin past extra cover

Sri Lanka 284/2   Saeed Ajmal 23-4-78-2

83.1

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 byes, tossed up on middle and leg, and it spins past the batsman and the keeper, Adnan shakes his head, he has a blot on his fine record for the day

83.2

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended off the front foot

83.3

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

83.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, straighter one from a good length, he stays back and punches on the off side for his fifty

83.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, balls gripping and taking off now and then, Sanga beaten on the forward push this time to one around off stump

83.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 2 runs, thick edge now as he presses forward, runs well past slip

Sri Lanka 291/2   Saeed Ajmal 24-4-81-2

95.1

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turning into leg stump from a length, worked past short fine

95.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, tight single with a punch towards cover, Mahela makes it in the end, they check for the replays to check if he's alright

95.3

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, turning in on middle, worked away to square leg

95.4

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length on middle, turned past short leg

95.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, there is the turn that was there yesterday, angled in just outside off on a length, Sanga pushing way inside the line as it turns across sharply

95.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, cut away through point for one

Sri Lanka 311/2   Saeed Ajmal 25-4-85-2

97.1

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, reverse sweep from Mahela early against Ajmal, picks up the fullish ball from middle and sends it over cover

97.2

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up on middle turned to short leg

97.3

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, wicket after an age for Pakistan, Mahela departs, the sweep and the reverse sweep have worked well for him against Ajmal, he tries the slog-sweep now, to a flighted ball on off stump, misses it as he bends and lunges forward for the big stroke, and the ball crashes into off, Ajmal leaps high in celebration, he is pumped

DPMD Jayawardene b Saeed Ajmal 62 (175m 132b 9x4 0x6) SR: 46.96

97.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, tossed up and right on middle stump, Thilan is right behind the line as he pushes forward to block

97.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, defended off the front foot

97.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, goes well forward again to block down the pitch

Sri Lanka 315/3   Saeed Ajmal 26-4-89-3

99.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bends forward low to block a tossed up ball on off

99.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, turning away sharply but well outside off, left alone

99.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

99.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and flat and wide outside off, cracked away to sweeper cover

99.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward to defend an offbreak to short leg

99.6

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, 1 run, excellent stop from Junaid at wide mid off saves four, Thilan leaning into the drive to a tossed up ball, timed it well, but Junaid sprinted from mid off and put in a sprawling dive to deny the batsman

Sri Lanka 322/3   Saeed Ajmal 27-4-91-3

101.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, slog-swept through midwicket, without any desperation, with control, along the ground, from well outside off, against the turn, top stroke

101.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, left alone as it spins away outside off

101.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, lots of bounce from a length outside off, Sanga beaten on the cut

101.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, they persist with three close-in fielders, and Sanga makes another attempt to scatter them with one more slog sweep, not in as much control this time, collects four through square leg

101.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punched towards point from the crease, not getting the single

101.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, produces the edge with a 92 kph length ball that bites at Sanga around off, keeps it down in front of second slip

Sri Lanka 330/3   Saeed Ajmal 28-4-99-3

103.1

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, 87 kph on middle and off, defended to short leg

103.2

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, appeal for lbw from Adnan, but that pitched outside leg stump and carried across with the angle to hit the pad

103.3

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

103.4

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, no run, big stride forward to defend to the off side

103.5

Saeed Ajmal to Samaraweera, OUT, superb delivery from Ajmal, lovely control, tosses up the doosra, draws Thilan out for the drive with so much air, Thilan ends up losing his balance and pushing well inside the line as the ball carries across with the angle, drags his back foot out, and by the time he brings it back in, Adnan has taken the bails off

TT Samaraweera st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 6 (32m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

103.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, OUT, Ajmal is having the Sri Lanka middle order for an early lunch, now he has two in two, and a five-for, has Angelo reaching out to loosely push a very full and flighted ball around off, and accepts the dolly of a return catch, it straightened after pitching, Angelo ended up pushing outside the line, was he expecting it to carry across with the angle

AD Mathews c & b Saeed Ajmal 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 335/5   Saeed Ajmal 29-5-99-5

105.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga survives the hat-trick ball, plays it out quietly from middle to short leg

105.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes at a widish flighted ball, to sweeper cover

105.3

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, well, what a way to get going against the best opposition bowler, tossed up full on leg stump,he leans forward and clips it through midwicket with superb timing

105.4

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, goes back now to defend to short leg

105.5

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gets bat in front of pad to push down to mid on

105.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, straight on leg stump from a good length, kept down to short leg

Sri Lanka 341/5   Saeed Ajmal 30-5-104-5

107.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, inside edge towards square leg as he presses forward

107.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, flighted very full on the stumps, pushed down the track

107.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bounce now, lots of it, outside off stump, Sanga gets forward and allows it to past

107.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, another stride forward and a leave outside off

107.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed with a bit of an open face in front of point

107.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, gets across, watches it angle in on a good length, then turn away, lets it be

Sri Lanka 342/5   Saeed Ajmal 31-6-104-5

109.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, runs it with an open face behind point off the front foot

109.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, lunges forward to block down the pitch

109.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run

109.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, flighted very slowly at 78 kph, turns away slowly, outside off, left alone

109.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, goes back deep in the crease to punch to cover

109.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, big stride forward, gets bat in front of pad to block just outside off

Sri Lanka 346/5   Saeed Ajmal 32-7-104-5

111.1

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, has him pushing hard to a tossed up ball, in the air, but wide of Ajmal, and rolls to mid off

111.2

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, fullish offbreak on off, blocked to short leg

111.3

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, punches a straight one angled across from round the stumps, wide of mid off

111.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, flighted high in the air, dips full, and is driven with the turn to deep mid off

111.5

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, skidding in on leg, turned to square leg

111.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, whips a flighted ball to midwicket

Sri Lanka 349/5   Saeed Ajmal 33-7-106-5

113.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bat well in front of pad as he blocks a tossed up ball down the pitch

113.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, skidding, bouncing, turning away, punched to covers

113.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed down the track

113.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, lot more effort on this ball, goes full down the leg side, Sanga misses with the paddle

113.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, reaches out and drives a widish tossed up ball now, to sweeper cover

113.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pushed down the pitch off the front foot

Sri Lanka 351/5   Saeed Ajmal 34-7-107-5

115.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed down the track

115.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, spins away from a length outside off, left alone

115.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, cuts a similar delivery to sweeper cover

115.4

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pushes a tossed up ball down to mid on

115.5

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, goes for the slog sweep now, there was a man at midwicket, but he hits it cleanly past him, fetching the fullish delivery from outside off, Ajmal leaps in the air as the ball goes to midwicket's right, not far from him

115.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, straighter one pushed down the track

Sri Lanka 361/5   Saeed Ajmal 35-7-112-5

117.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, blocked off the front foot

117.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, reaches out and pushes hard down to deepish mid off, allowing Sanga all the singles he can take

117.3

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, sharp turn into middle and off, played well, not committing much, turning it with the spin late behind square leg

117.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, big stride forward and blocked to the off side

117.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up very full, more blocking off the front foot

117.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, offbreak spins away outside off, Sanga lets it go, and that will it for the first session with the clock just striking 12

Sri Lanka 366/5   Saeed Ajmal 36-7-114-5

119.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, defended off an inside edge off the front foot

119.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, adjusts for the bounce on this widish one but cannot beat point with the cut

119.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

119.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, kept low as it was tossed up on off and spun away, lets it go

119.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punches from the crease to point

119.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, has him reaching out to have a push at a tossed up ball, away to extra cover

Sri Lanka 366/5   Saeed Ajmal 37-8-114-5

121.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to a dipping tossed up ball and blocks

121.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, angled in sharply on off and middle and spinning away, he covers for it and defends

121.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, this one turns in now, but from wide outside off, and left alone

121.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on off stump, Sanga watches it turn away from a length

121.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, gives it a rip with the wrist and shoulder, a thick edge towards point as he pushes forward

121.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, punched towards point from the crease

Sri Lanka 374/5   Saeed Ajmal 38-9-114-5

123.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, lots and lots of flight, Sanga mistimes a drive to long off

123.2

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, Prasanna is batting quite well, doosra spinning away from a good length outside off, he is back in the crease and opens the face to run it towards the third man rope

123.3

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, half an appeal as he misses the sweep and is struck way outside off by an offbreak

123.4

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, defended to short leg

123.5

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, that could have been stopped, but it is hard for the fielders in the 124th over, flighted ball eased between mid off and extra cover, Junaid, who had saved a four earlier with a dive at mid off, runs to his left but this time he dives over the ball

123.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, more flight, slow, from Ajmal, he lets it dip and defends off the front foot

Sri Lanka 385/5   Saeed Ajmal 39-9-121-5

125.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run

125.2

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, 88.9 kph offbreak played out towards short leg

125.3

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, gets forward to defend one tossed up across him

125.4

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, straighter one angled across and bouncing on middle, defended very well off the back foot

125.5

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another one that carries across and bounces with the angle, he was late to read it, recovers to defend

125.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, opens up, and takes it on the pad outside leg stump as he fails to work it away

Sri Lanka 387/5   Saeed Ajmal 40-9-122-5

127.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, straightening around off, from a length, patted back from the crease

127.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, lunges forward to a flighted ball and smothers it, admirable concentration from Sanga

127.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives all along the ground past the bowler to long off now

127.4

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, a driven off the front foot, this time it is cut off by mid off easily

127.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, down to long off for one

127.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run

Sri Lanka 392/5   Saeed Ajmal 41-9-126-5

129.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, turning away outside off, left alone

129.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, short, wide, and flat, bashed straight to extra cover

129.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, cannot place it past extra cover as he pushes from the crease

129.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, slaps a bouncing length ball well outside off to sweeper cover

129.5

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, 92 kph and angled across full from round the stumps, run softly towards third man

129.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 2 runs, pushed past point off the front foot for one, an overthrow now, they taken one more run

Sri Lanka 398/5   Saeed Ajmal 42-9-130-5

131.1

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, defended down the pitch

131.2

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, turned with the spin to short leg, who cannot stop it cleanly, Ajmal still giving it a rip, what a man

131.3

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away to fine leg

131.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 2 runs, lovely back foot punch, wide of sweeper cover, two more

131.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, adjusts for the bounce outside off to cut to sweeper cover

131.6

Saeed Ajmal to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, candidate for shot of the day, right to the pitch of the flighted ball with a confident stride, bends the knee and goes through with the drive, flowing followthrough, four to the deep extra cover rope, lovely to watch

Sri Lanka 409/5   Saeed Ajmal 43-9-138-5

148.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, forward press, another one defended

148.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bigger stride out, blocked to the off side

148.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, bounce this time, from a shortish length, he goes across and defends again

148.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, flights it up very high, Sanga waits for it to come on, and pushes to sweeper cover

148.5

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, too much turn and bounce for him to edge it as he lunges forward to defend the tossed up ball

148.6

Saeed Ajmal to Herath, no run, this one skids in flat from round the stumps, again he gets the bat down in time to jab to short leg

Sri Lanka 454/8   Saeed Ajmal 44-9-139-5

150.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the front foot

150.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run

150.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, smashed away to sweeper cover, no single taken

150.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed on to the leg side, bowler fields

150.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed out to sweeper cover for one

150.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pradeep, no run, slides it across the right-hander who shoulders arms, to the delight of the crowd

Sri Lanka 465/9   Saeed Ajmal 45-9-140-5

152.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, pushed out to cover

152.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, turning away from middle and off, defended once again

152.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, lofted golf-like down to long on, no single taken

152.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, skips out and slams it down the pitch, hits the bowler's leg and races down, long on's dives to save four, parries it past long off, Sanga does not run

152.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, SIX, the slog sweep comes out, and fetches Sanga a big six over deep midwicket, that takes him to 199, apparently the scoreboard at the ground shows he has reached 200, Sanga celebrates, and soaks in all the applause, the dressing room joins in, before they realise he has to get one more, and then point it out to him

152.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, no run, tries to get there with a hard push but it goes straight to cover, has to wait

Sri Lanka 472/9   Saeed Ajmal 46-9-146-5
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Match drawn
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Jun 25, 2012

Sri Lanka are ecstatic after picking up the final wicket, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, June 25, 2012

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Mahela Jayawardene and Mohammad Hafeez shake hands, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, June 25, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene and Mohammad Hafeez shake hands

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