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

Zargham: "can i see my comment on cricinfo in this life time??? why sweat, people like you keep blocking my comments like Misbah." You knew this one was going up, didn't you?

50.1

Junaid Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, crack! width from Junaid, and Sanga puts it away with a well-timed slap past cover

50.2

Junaid Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, thick inside edge with a soft push towards mid on, single taken easily

CricBellz is not in the mood to spare Misbah, and Mazher Arshad: "Mr. Mazhar! Point to be noticed here is that Imran came 1 down in that match and Misbah came at number 5 in Mohali! You can't afford so many dot balls in such middle order position but Imran could afford at 1 down plus! PLUS He had the ever best nudger Miandad to rotate the strike from other end!! Misbah dint have any Miandad with him in Mohali! Sorry!"

50.3

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run

round the stumps

50.4

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, length ball, blocked as calmly as a Dilshan can, nothing happening with the old ball as well for the quicks

50.5

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, thought of the pull, but decides to block the back of a length ball in the end, would have been hurried had he gone for the pull

50.6

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, back of a length ball defended solidly from the crease

End of over 51 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 159/1
TM Dilshan    85* (157b 9x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    8-1-34-0
KC Sangakkara    47* (92b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    16-4-38-0

Din: "Y all this Misbah bashing...didnt you guys win a lot of test matches since eng 2010 under his leadership?? didnt he turn around a team that was under a lot of controversies, and pressure?? or have i missed something big to not understand this misbah bashing??" Din, I have never understood Misbah bashing at all

51.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 4 byes, angled in from over the stumps, Sanga misses the nudge and it runs away fine down leg, that is also the 100 of the stand

51.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 2 runs, widish and full outside off, he reaches out to drive through extra cover for a couple

51.3

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, spinning in from a good length, he shuffles and punches it to long on, another Test fifty for Sangakkara, he has seven hundreds against Pakistan already

51.4

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, darted in on leg, pops up, short leg has been vacant, for some time now, there are two slips

51.5

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, flat and skiddy, pushed back to the bowler

51.6

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, slows it up, and has him thinking, back or forward, charge or stay put, he stays put, the ball spins away too much

End of over 52 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 166/1
TM Dilshan    85* (160b 9x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    17-4-41-0
KC Sangakkara    50* (95b 6x4)      Junaid Khan    8-1-34-0

52.1

Junaid Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball coming on slowly enough to be worked wide of mid on

round the stumps

52.2

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, tries to bash a drive away, comes up short against the slowness, and mistimes it

52.3

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, Junaid obliges by providing width from back of a length, and Dilshan cashes in with a dismissive slap through extra cover, Junaid stares at the ground in disappointment

52.4

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, looking to play more strokes now, but goes hard at a length ball angled in, and mistimes it to mid on

52.5

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, defends one on middle off the back foot

52.6

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, no run, comes in slightly off a length, punched solidly down the pitch

End of over 53 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 171/1
TM Dilshan    89* (165b 10x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    9-1-39-0
KC Sangakkara    51* (96b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    17-4-41-0

53.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, slows it up at 79 kph, Sanga was stepping out, nudged it to short leg, and got back quickly

53.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, misses it as it spins down leg, Adnan thinks about an appeal for a moment, of course, it is an Akmal, even the thinking is audible

Leg slip in

53.3

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, flattish one worked away to fine leg

53.4

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, smothers a tossed up ball safely with a big lunge forward

53.5

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, FOUR, turn, lots of it, but it does not help it is pitched that short, Dilshan cranks up and smashes it off the back foot through extra cover

53.6

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, fired in at 96.6 kph, Dilshan is surprised by the pace on it as he pushes it on the off side awkwardly, kept low too

End of over 54 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 176/1
TM Dilshan    93* (168b 11x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    18-4-46-0
KC Sangakkara    52* (99b 6x4)      Junaid Khan    9-1-39-0

Chymera: "@Din: This Misbah bashing is due largely to the Pakistani state of mind. We always want fireworks, fireworks, even if our own house has caught fire... more fireworks please. Tragic."

54.1

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

round the stumps

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

End of over 55 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 181/1
TM Dilshan    97* (173b 12x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    14-3-45-1
KC Sangakkara    53* (100b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    18-4-46-0

55.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles across, stays back and defends one straightening on off

HafizOmi misses Misbah: "You can feel that Pakistan team is playing without Misbah."

55.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, walks down the pitch and picks up one to long on

55.3

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, appeal for lbw as he misses the sweep off a flat and quick one, pitched just on leg stump, and going just down leg as well

55.4

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, FOUR, darts it further down the pads, and this time Dilshan is not missing out on the opportunity, he gets something on the sweep, and raises his bat for his 13th Test hundred as the ball crosses the rope, well played, Sri Lanka could have easily got bogged down against the tight lines from Pakistan spinners were it not for the positive play of Dilshan

55.5

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, cuts a short one straight to cover

55.6

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, no run, spinning away, some bounce, Dilshan is on top of it all, as he smothers it

End of over 56 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 186/1
TM Dilshan    101* (177b 13x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    19-4-51-0
KC Sangakkara    54* (102b 6x4)      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

Mahela Jayawardene saunters in, four men around the bat

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

End of over 57 (1 run) Sri Lanka 187/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    15-3-46-2
KC Sangakkara    55* (104b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    19-4-51-0

57.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, bit of a leading edge as he leans forward to work on the leg side

Two slips, forward short leg, silly point

57.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended off the front foot without fuss

57.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, half-forward now, turn and bounce from Rehman, Mahela is beaten as he plays inside the line

57.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, and again, playing from the crease and prodding inside the line

57.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this time he leans forward and defends the length ball safely

57.6

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leaning forward, then going back, defends on top of the bounce as he ensures Sri Lanka go to tea only two down

Pakistan trying, especially the spinners, but Dilshan thwarting them with a patiently compiled century, while not getting bogged down at the same time, his first Test ton in a year. Sangakkara around as always, quietly chugging to a fifty. Not much reverse for the quicks till now. Join us for the third session at 3 pm

End of over 58 (1 run) Sri Lanka 188/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (6b)      Abdur Rehman    20-4-52-0
KC Sangakkara    56* (105b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-3-46-2

Back for the final session today, can Pakistan get some reverse going, some more turn and bite. Two of the best batsmen in the middle

To get things going after tea, we have this from Chymera: "O' Misbah, Where art thou, Hallowed be thy Name, without you our team is done, in Galle as well as Pallekelle, Give us your Tuk Tuk and forgive us our naivety, and deliver us through another Test as you have done in days gone by... Amen." And then, they all practised the tuk tuk

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

End of over 59 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 193/2
KC Sangakkara    61* (111b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-3-51-2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (6b)      Abdur Rehman    20-4-52-0

IBH: "I remember criticizing Dilshan extensively when SL played England earlier this year for batting irresponsibly and having an undeserved (and somewhat underachieved) average of 40. Today he has proven me wrong by batting with commendable control and showing that he can modify his game (ever so slightly!) at will and play unbelievably good knocks. It's all in the mind. Hats off!"

59.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, hit on the pad well outside off as he moves forward and across

59.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, walks down the pitch and eases to long on for one

I hope Noman has calculated right: "Sanga and Mahela's total runs in Test matches are more than Pakistan playing 11."

59.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

59.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 92.7 kph, bounces from a length, Mahela plays it softly off the front foot, and it dies in front of second slip

59.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed back down the pitch

59.6

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, darted in to middle and leg, played out to short leg

End of over 60 (1 run) Sri Lanka 194/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (10b)      Abdur Rehman    21-4-53-0
KC Sangakkara    62* (113b 7x4)      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

End of over 61 (1 run) Sri Lanka 195/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (13b)      Saeed Ajmal    17-3-52-2
KC Sangakkara    63* (116b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    21-4-53-0

61.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga and the slog sweep, been a productive combination today, fetched it from outside off and smacked it through square leg, giving a hard time to short leg and the square-leg umpire

61.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, spins in and pops up off pad well wide of short leg

61.3

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, turning in from back of a length on leg, turned to short leg

61.4

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the track, and eases one more to long on, this has been another productive stroke for him today

61.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, ripper, angled in, pitching middle and leg, and spitting across the outside edge, Rehman cannot believe it misses the bat

61.6

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, brings bat well forward in front of pad and defends

End of over 62 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 200/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (15b)      Abdur Rehman    22-4-58-0
KC Sangakkara    68* (120b 8x4)      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

End of over 63 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 213/2
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (19b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    18-3-65-2
KC Sangakkara    70* (122b 8x4)      Abdur Rehman    22-4-58-0

63.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, slow turn, slow enough to punch against it, for a single on the off side

63.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, opens the face from just inside the line as he runs it with the spin off the front foot towards second slip

63.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, worked wide of mid on

63.4

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, down the track, cannot get underneath it as he goes very close to the pitch, a single is on anyway to long on

63.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, well forward to smother one turning away from middle and leg

63.6

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full one pushed towards mid on

End of over 64 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 216/2
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (23b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    23-4-61-0
KC Sangakkara    72* (124b 8x4)      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

End of over 65 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 221/2
DPMD Jayawardene    16* (26b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    19-3-70-2
KC Sangakkara    73* (127b 8x4)      Abdur Rehman    23-4-61-0

65.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, spinning in from outside off, he keeps it down through square leg

65.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up ball defended off the front foot

65.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela brings out that late sharp dab, backward point saves the boundary with a big dive to his left

65.4

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, he's been stepping out and working singles to long on, this time he puts more in the charge and picks it up with the turn wide of long on

65.5

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, and again he charges out, this time crashes it between the bowler and mid off

65.6

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 2 runs, keeps strike with a nudge towards short fine

End of over 66 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 233/2
KC Sangakkara    84* (131b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    24-4-73-0
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (28b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    19-3-70-2

Gul has been brought back, 14 overs to go for the new ball

66.1

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, and could have had him first ball, Mahela going after a widish back of a length ball, and cutting it between the slips and gully, it came in a bit in the air too

66.2

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, walks across and leaves alone a good length ball that carries in with the angle, not far from off stump

66.3

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, loud shout for lbw, if that isn't an inside edge, that is close, yes, there is no inside edge, Pakistan have been denied once again today, Gul getting it to swerve in and hitting him just below the knee roll, that was taking out leg stump, at the very least, Gul is disgusted, and gutted, there were two noises, it hit the front pad first, then the back pad, did the umpire think the first sound was of an inside edge?

66.4

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tries a similar delivery, this one does not come back in as much, and he is able to lean forward and defend

66.5

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed off the back foot to point

66.6

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, width outside off, he slaps it well too, but point fields on the bounce

End of over 67 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 237/2
DPMD Jayawardene    21* (34b 4x4)      Umar Gul    11-2-30-0
KC Sangakkara    84* (131b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    24-4-73-0

Hafeez has a discussion with Younis, and is bringing himself on

67.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, drift right away into the let-hander as he tosses it up, defended off the front foot

67.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged off the pad to fine leg

Hussain: "At least we all know Gul will never step into a Casino with that type of luck.... "

67.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, brings bat in front of pad and blocks from the crease

67.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, down the track, and chips away over midwicket for a couple, not exactly in control

67.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, comes on slowly towards middle, played out on the leg side

67.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, punched from the crease to mid on

End of over 68 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 240/2
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (38b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-23-0
KC Sangakkara    85* (133b 10x4)      Umar Gul    11-2-30-0

68.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, front pad comes across, but he gets bat around in time to work the length ball through square leg

68.2

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Gul digs in the bouncer, and Mahela makes him pay on the slow pitch, pulling even as he swivels on a leg, the ball races away to the deep square rope

68.3

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, he has been served a few wide ones from Gul in the last over, this time he is not letting it go, cuts it past a diving gully for four more, Gul is disgusted, again

68.4

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, smacks it hard into the pitch, and it rises above the batsman outside off

68.5

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Gul gives it a lot of effort, digging the back of a length ball into the batsman, Mahela defends without any trouble, the slowness taking all the venom out of the ball

68.6

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, not much width this time, but Mahela cuts again, he does not have much room so he squeezes it behind point with a lot more wrist than he would have normally used, justice denied, and now the denial rubbed in for Gul

Adnan Akmal is down on the ground in pain, the throw from the deep backward point rope after the last ball hit him on the ankle, he was not even looking in that direction and was caught completely unawares. Physio is out. He is up again now

End of over 69 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 253/2
DPMD Jayawardene    35* (43b 7x4)      Umar Gul    12-2-43-0
KC Sangakkara    86* (134b 10x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-23-0

69.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up ball defended off the front foot

69.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, hurrying on to middle and off, goes back and blocks

69.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, drifts in full on leg, played out to mid on

69.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, bounce from a length outside off, dabbed away to point from the crease

69.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up, bit of drift, left alone outside off

69.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, hurries on towards off, kept out safely

End of over 70 (maiden) Sri Lanka 253/2
KC Sangakkara    86* (140b 10x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-1-23-0
DPMD Jayawardene    35* (43b 7x4)      Umar Gul    12-2-43-0

70.1

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, coming in from outside off stump, left alone

70.2

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up at 136.7 kph, does not reverse, Mahela pings extra cover with a graceful push

70.3

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, he has been playing that shot well, not much width, but he cuts wristily wide of deep backward point for two more

70.4

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, back of a length ball played down the pitch

70.5

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, some movement in, but after the length ball has passed the batsman, who leaves it outside off

70.6

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, awkwardly played in front of square leg, coming in and ending on off stump, he is bothered byt that line

End of over 71 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 256/2
DPMD Jayawardene    38* (49b 7x4)      Umar Gul    13-2-46-0
KC Sangakkara    86* (140b 10x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-1-23-0

71.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended off the front foot

71.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, shuffles across, steps out and chips it over square leg

71.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run

71.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged through square leg off the pad

71.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, spinning in, worked behind square leg

71.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 72 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 259/2
KC Sangakkara    87* (143b 10x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-1-26-0
DPMD Jayawardene    40* (52b 7x4)      Umar Gul    13-2-46-0

PDTM: "Surely the ball should be reversing a bit more after 70 overs. Bresnan managed to get reverse after 30 in England last month." Let's see what Sri Lanka manage. If Gul hasn't managed to get a lot, I doubt they will

72.1

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, holding its line outside off stump from a length, Mahela lets it go

72.2

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, digs out a full one towards mid off

72.3

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches it up, no reverse worth mentioning, Mahela shows no trouble in putting front foot out and driving on the up to mid off

72.4

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nope, not happening for Gul, straightish and ending just outside off from a fullish length, defended solidly

72.5

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bangs it in short of a length and gets lift, but Mahela leaves well

72.6

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another unsuccessful Pakistan appeal for leg before, Gul leaps, he screams, but to no avail, Mahela seemed to have been struck just outside the line of off stump as he came forward to one that nipped in a tad from a length, living on an edge at the moment

End of over 73 (maiden) Sri Lanka 259/2
DPMD Jayawardene    40* (58b 7x4)      Umar Gul    14-3-46-0
KC Sangakkara    87* (143b 10x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-1-26-0

73.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run

73.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked off the pad through square leg

73.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, spinning in on middle, worked behind square leg

73.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the front foot

73.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives a tossed up ball to mid off, where Ajmal cannot pick it up cleanly

73.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on leg, nudged to short fine leg, Sanga sends Mahela back

End of over 74 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 262/2
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (60b 7x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-1-29-0
KC Sangakkara    89* (147b 10x4)      Umar Gul    14-3-46-0

74.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 2 runs, paddled from middle with the spin wide of fine leg

74.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, that's just too easy, tossed up wide outside off, and Sanga obliges by reaching out and crashing it through extra cover

Long on, deep midwicket, slip

74.3

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, quicker one worked to square leg off the pad

74.4

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, angles it across from round the stumps, slapped away to point

74.5

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, flighted on middle and leg, nudged to square leg

74.6

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, mistimes a big drive off a tossed up ball to mid off who fields to his right

End of over 75 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 268/2
KC Sangakkara    95* (153b 11x4)      Abdur Rehman    25-4-79-0
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (60b 7x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-1-29-0

Siddique: "I feel the match would be not on abilities to bat or bowl, but on avoiding collapse."

Ajmal is back

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

End of over 76 (1 run) Sri Lanka 269/2
KC Sangakkara    95* (155b 11x4)      Saeed Ajmal    20-3-71-2
DPMD Jayawardene    42* (64b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    25-4-79-0

Itz Mee: "No Misbah, No Afridi .. I wonder whom to blame now !!" The lack of DRS?

Two slips, silly point

76.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leans forward and pushes to extra cover who stops it well

76.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up ball pushed down to mid off

76.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, carries in with the angle as it is flighted in to the batsman, Mahela drives outside the line, and gets a thick edge back down the pitch, out of Rehman's reach though

76.4

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, worked towards midwicket

76.5

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, what a ball to get in the 90s, short, flat and well down the leg side, Sanga dispatches it to the fine leg rope

76.6

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the pitch, he wants to get the 100th run, but square leg denies him with a diving stop

End of over 77 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 274/2
KC Sangakkara    99* (158b 12x4)      Abdur Rehman    26-4-84-0
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (67b 7x4)      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

And here is Mazher Arshad, as if he was waiting for this landmark: "With 8 Test centuries, Kumar Sangakkara now has joint-most tons against Pakistan. He has equaled the record of his compatriot Aravinda de Silva."

77.6

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

End of over 78 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 278/2
DPMD Jayawardene    46* (72b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    21-3-75-2
KC Sangakkara    100* (159b 12x4)      Abdur Rehman    26-4-84-0

78.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, nudged to the leg side off the pad

78.2

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, ending on middle and leg, worked through square leg

78.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed towards extra cover

78.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, turning away, Mahela pushes forward, gets a thick edge to short third

78.5

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, worked to square leg off the pad

78.6

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the front foot and pushed wide of cover for one

End of over 79 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 281/2
KC Sangakkara    102* (163b 12x4)      Abdur Rehman    27-4-87-0
DPMD Jayawardene    47* (74b 7x4)      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

End of over 80 (maiden) Sri Lanka 281/2
KC Sangakkara    102* (169b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    22-4-75-2
DPMD Jayawardene    47* (74b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    27-4-87-0

New ball is available now

80.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed back to the bowler

80.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended off the front foot to silly point

80.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fired in full at 96 kph, played down the pitch

80.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, turning away now from middle and off, he gets back and across and blocks

80.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, some width, dabbed on the bounce to Hafeez at second slip

80.6

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tosses it up very full outside off, Mahela is not in the mood to take the bait and lets it go

End of over 81 (maiden) Sri Lanka 281/2
DPMD Jayawardene    47* (80b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    28-5-87-0
KC Sangakkara    102* (169b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    22-4-75-2

pubudu, presumably from Sri Lanka: "All of a sudden I feel our batting lineup is too long. Anybody else?"

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

Syed: "Against quality spin you need quality batting, Sri Lanka has that, unfortunately, Pak don't!"

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

End of over 82 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 284/2
KC Sangakkara    104* (174b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    23-4-78-2
DPMD Jayawardene    48* (81b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    28-5-87-0

82.1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up, eased down to long on

82.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pushed back to the bowler

82.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 97.4 kph outside off, played out to point

82.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, beats the outside edge, grips and kicks from a length at 95.9 kph just outside off

82.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, nudged through square leg

82.6

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle, nudged to midwicket

End of over 83 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 286/2
KC Sangakkara    105* (176b 12x4)      Abdur Rehman    29-5-89-0
DPMD Jayawardene    49* (85b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    23-4-78-2

Syed, presumably from Pakistan?: "@pubudu, Yes it is long especially if the big three score in triple digits. All of a sudden it seems that our bowling is very ordinary, anyone else?"

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

End of over 84 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 291/2
KC Sangakkara    107* (178b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    24-4-81-2
DPMD Jayawardene    50* (89b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    29-5-89-0

New ball is taken

Saroj: "I cannot think Pakistan bowling is weak it is Sri Lankan batsman who are determined and making lesser mistakes and sticking to their basics."

84.1

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, pleasing stroke first up against the new ball, gets a stride out, bends the knee and eases the pitched up widish one to the extra cover rope

84.2

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, thick inside edge now, he went for the drive once again, the ball was not wide enough this time, and was angled in as well

84.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, no swing so far with three pitched up deliveries, Sanga pings mid off with a firm forward push

84.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, holds his bat inside the line and allows it to pass by with the angle

84.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, this one moves away after pitching on a length on off, and beats Sanga's outside edge

84.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, ending just outside off, played out from the crease softly to point

End of over 85 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 296/2
KC Sangakkara    107* (182b 12x4)      Umar Gul    15-3-51-0
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (91b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    24-4-81-2

85.1

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fullish on off from over the stumps, blocked calmly

85.2

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tight line again, on middle and off now, bat and pad together as he defends

85.3

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, that is an outstanding leave, the length ball was angled too close to off, and then held its line as well, but Mahela got the off stump's location right down to inches as he shouldered arms, all that, or a very brave leave

85.4

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, carrying on well outside off with the angle and left alone

Man on the drive at short extra cover

85.5

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length, middle and off, gets back and across, blocked

85.6

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length once again, no need to get forward to those, not on this pitch, blocked from the crease

End of over 86 (maiden) Sri Lanka 296/2
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (97b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    10-2-39-0
KC Sangakkara    107* (182b 12x4)      Umar Gul    15-3-51-0

86.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, FOUR, Gul has to forget this day, quick, a thick outside edge now as he moves it away after pitching it on leg, the ball races past gully, for four, Gul is not even grimacing now, it is futile, he knows

86.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, length ball defended towards mid off

86.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, 132.8 kph outside off, bouncing, left alone

86.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, now a thick inside edge as he goes for a big cover drive, the ball rolls away square on leg

86.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, rising from back of a length, left alone early

86.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, harmless outside off at 131.7 kph and safely left alone

End of over 87 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 300/2
KC Sangakkara    111* (188b 13x4)      Umar Gul    16-3-55-0
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (97b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    10-2-39-0

87.1

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shaping across the right-hander, who lets it go, will take a lot to get some intent out of these two now, with stumps approaching

87.2

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar delivery, moving away after it has passed the batsman, Mahela is not touching those

87.3

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, has to play at this one, back of a length, off stump line, he blocks without fuss

87.4

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, more angle across Mahela, more leaving from him, all petering down towards stumps

round the stumps

87.5

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bothers him a bit with the changed angle, ending on off stump, Mahela tentatively defends to the leg side

87.6

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, moving away from a good length, but well outside off stump, and Mahela withdraws from all action

End of over 88 (maiden) Sri Lanka 300/2
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (103b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    11-3-39-0
KC Sangakkara    111* (188b 13x4)      Umar Gul    16-3-55-0

88.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, dying on its way to Adnan as Gul hurls it across the left-hander

88.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, bangs it in this time, get good carry, but cannot get Sanga to play at it outside off

round the stumps

88.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, angled in, but several feet outside off, more leaving, a contest at the moment, between Mahela and Sanga, who will leave more deliveries?

88.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, very full, on the stumps, dug out to the bowler

Faraz: "It isn't a case of ordinary bowling but a combination of an absolutely flat track, great batting conditions, solid application from Srilankans, home conditions and some quite ordinary umpiring decisions." Just one problem with this, it hasn't been a completely flat track, spinners have had lots of help all day

88.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, plays out a back of a length ball towards midwicket

over the stumps

88.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, played out down the pitch

End of over 89 (maiden) Sri Lanka 300/2
KC Sangakkara    111* (194b 13x4)      Umar Gul    17-4-55-0
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (103b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    11-3-39-0

Rehman to bowl the final over of the day

89.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flattish, ending on off and middle from a length, defended

89.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up, not much turn, defended to silly point

89.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, angled in, played out to short leg

89.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, did that carry to short leg, took the inside edge onto pad, and went to short leg's right, just out of his reach

89.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven to cover off the front foot

89.6

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up at 85 kph and blocked safely off the front foot

Have a look at Sid Ravindran's match report. Play begins tomorrow morning at 10. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off for the day. Cheers

Tillakaratne Dilshan reckons that Sri Lanka can easily reach 500, which he thinks is a very good total on this pitch, which has aided spin from day one. He says Sri Lanka have two quality spinners to put pressure on Pakistan.

It might seem to be a typical subcontinent day one scorecard, but don't go by the numbers alone. There was nothing for the quicks, but it was not an easy pitch to bat against the quality of the Pakistan spinners, there were several deliveries kicking, biting and beating batsmen all day. But impressive application from Sri Lanka's big three has put them on top.

Pakistan were at the wrong end of lbw calls against Dilshan and Mahela, and Paranavitana was also reprieved earlier in the morning, Umar Gul suffered the most. The pitch is slow overall, and Sri Lanka have a lot of batting to come. Advantage hosts after day one.

End of over 90 (maiden) Sri Lanka 300/2
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (109b 8x4)      Abdur Rehman    30-6-89-0
KC Sangakkara    111* (194b 13x4)      Umar Gul    17-4-55-0

All set for the start of play in a few moments. Gul will bowl to Sanga

9.45 am There was a lot of overnight rain, says Russell Arnold on air; it is bright and sunny at the moment, and he expects a full day's play today. He didn't expect it to turn so much on day one, still does not think the pitch looks like a turner, and wonders whether it was due to the quality of the Pakistan spinners. No rough areas on the pitch yet, he says. Sri Lanka can bat for two more sessions and then exert scoreboard pressure, he feels. There was some concern after the grass-cutter was used on the pitch, leaving some dark-looking marks

9.30 am Welcome to the second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle. Two of the big three Sri Lanka batsmen got hundreds on day one, can the third, Mahela Jayawardene, also get one today?

The second new ball is only six overs old, but there was very little swing, and lesser seam movement, with the first new ball last morning. The luckless Umar Gul should have had two wickets, that of Paranavitana and Jayawardene, but both appeals, for caught-behind and leg-before, were turned down.

It was the Pakistan spinners who posed problems the entire day yesterday, getting grip, turn and bounce, but were handled with appreciable skill by the Sri Lanka batsmen. Will the slow pitch take more turn today? Will it slow down even further?

90.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, some away shape for Gul first up, but after Sanga has left the length ball outside off with the angle

Two slips, gully

90.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, this one comes in now from a length, the earlier one went away, but the initial angle was taking it well away from off, and Sanga is able to leave again

90.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, another leave outside off stump

90.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, this time he makes him play, length ball on off stump, but no movement, Sanga defends easily

90.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, pitched further up now, middle and off, comfortably blocked

90.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, ending on off and middle, pitched up again, Sanga defends with a straight bat solidly

End of over 91 (maiden) Sri Lanka 300/2
KC Sangakkara    111* (200b 13x4)      Umar Gul    18-5-55-0
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (109b 8x4)      Abdur Rehman    30-6-89-0

Junaid Khan does some loosening up, and will bowl

91.1

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball right on middle stump, at 126.8 kph, defended

91.2

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 129 kph this time, middle stump line once again, Mahela shuffles, opens up, and blocks

91.3

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shifts the line a touch outside off now, and has Mahela going for a drive, but he mistimes it to mid on as the bat face closes

91.4

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slightly tentative as he pushes at a length ball on the off stump, ball rolls away towards midwicket

91.5

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 127.9 kph, nothing threatening from Junaid, Mahela defends this length ball around off

91.6

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, touch shorter now, Mahela has even more time to get into position with a shuffle around off and block

End of over 92 (maiden) Sri Lanka 300/2
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (115b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    12-4-39-0
KC Sangakkara    111* (200b 13x4)      Umar Gul    18-5-55-0

92.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, Gul sends one back of a length on the pads, and Sanga helps it down to fine leg

92.2

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lot more effort into this back of a length ball from Gul, at 142 kph, it bounces sharply outside off, Mahela does not have enough width to cut, goes for the shot, and is beaten by the carry

92.3

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar, pitched slightly further up, taking off nicely, this time he lets it go

92.4

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, 143 kph now, back of a length again, coming in a bit, Mahela rides the bounce, and defends

A car parked outside the ground beyond the wide long on rope has to be moved, it was distracting Mahela

92.5

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Mahela is pegged on the crease, this one was not that short, at 144 kph, but he shuffles across, stays back and blocks on top of the bounce

92.6

Umar Gul to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, again playing from the crease, length ball this on off, gets a single in front of mid on

End of over 93 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 302/2
DPMD Jayawardene    56* (120b 8x4)      Umar Gul    19-5-57-0
KC Sangakkara    112* (201b 13x4)      Junaid Khan    12-4-39-0

93.1

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, well forward, languidly, solidly, and blocks a length ball angled across just outside off

93.2

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, yorker outside off now, patted away without trouble

round the stumps now

93.3

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bangs it in short of a length, ending on off stump, Mahela is back and across and defending

93.4

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bowls it fuller now, much fuller on middle, don't think Mahela was expecting it, plays it half-forward down to mid on

93.5

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes across and defends a 128.9 kph short of a length ball just outside off

93.6

Junaid Khan to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up, 131.7 kph, for the drive outside off, Mahela slightly late in coming forward, but drives safely to mid off

End of over 94 (maiden) Sri Lanka 302/2
DPMD Jayawardene    56* (126b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    13-5-39-0
KC Sangakkara    112* (201b 13x4)      Umar Gul    19-5-57-0

94.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, 139.9 kph, the pace is up there from Gul, the line is about a foot outside off, there is carry as well, Sanga is doing nothing with it

94.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, this one is clocked at 150.2 kph, pitched up for the drive, Sanga mistimes it towards mid off

94.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 5 wides, bangs it in too short this time, way too short, 143 kph, no trouble for Sanga, he is not eight feet tall, but grief for Adnan, who leaps in the air, but can get only a glove to it, futile

94.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, another very short one has Sanga ducking without trouble, Adnan takes it neatly this time with a hop

94.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, there it comes after the bouncers, the pitched up ball, not full enough though, and Sanga lets it go outside off

Gul gets a warning for stepping onto the danger area of the pich, apparently there was another one on day one, Gul has to be watchful now, Pakistan cannot afford to be a bowler short at this stage

round the stumps

94.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, defends a length ball angled in, on to the off side

94.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 95 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 307/2
KC Sangakkara    112* (207b 13x4)      Umar Gul    20-5-62-0
DPMD Jayawardene    56* (126b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    13-5-39-0

Ajmal to bowl, early on day two, round the stumps, slip, forward short leg, short fine leg

95.1

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

two slips, silly point for Sanga

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

End of over 96 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 311/2
KC Sangakkara    114* (210b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    25-4-85-2
DPMD Jayawardene    58* (129b 8x4)      Umar Gul    20-5-62-0

Gul continuing from round the stumps

96.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, banged in short of a length, punched solidly to cover

96.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around off, punched solidly once again to extra cover

96.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up close to off stump, nothing happening with this second new ball, blocked easily to mid off

96.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, angled in, but Sanga is confident that it will not carry into off stump, and shoulders arms

96.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length and ending just outside off, a shuffle brings Sanga behind the line of the ball and he blocks

Stats on Ten Cricket showing Pakistan have been the most productive attack in Test cricket since 2011, having taken 255 wickets at under 25. India have taken 230 as well, but at nearly 40

96.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run

End of over 97 (maiden) Sri Lanka 311/2
KC Sangakkara    114* (216b 13x4)      Umar Gul    21-6-62-0
DPMD Jayawardene    58* (129b 8x4)      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

Pakistan have Samaraweera to deal with now, four men around the bat, two slips, leg slip, short leg

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

Leg slip goes to silly point

97.6

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

End of over 98 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 315/3
TT Samaraweera    0* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    26-4-89-3
KC Sangakkara    114* (216b 13x4)      Umar Gul    21-6-62-0

98.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length down the pads, tickled to fine leg

Two slips, gully

98.2

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, bowled full outside off stump, Thilan shuffles across and gets behind the line to push hard into the pitch, the ball bounces over Gul, mid off is around

98.3

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, decides to leave this one alone outside off after a big stride forward and across

98.4

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, 4 leg byes, sharp short ball from Gul, at 139 kph, did not get up as much as Thilan expected it to, and pinged him on the left arm even as he was half-ducking to go fine down the leg side

98.5

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, and immediately, does not get forward to a good length ball outside off, shuffles well across and blocks from the crease

98.6

Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, bowled with a different release, and it comes back in from outside off stump, nippy and bouncing, Thilan leaves it alone

End of over 99 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 320/3
TT Samaraweera    0* (8b)      Umar Gul    22-6-63-0
KC Sangakkara    115* (217b 13x4)      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

A Pakistan player runs in with a drink and some instructions for captain Hafeez from coach Whatmore after the last over

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

Two slips, silly mid off, forward 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

End of over 100 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 322/3
TT Samaraweera    1* (10b)      Saeed Ajmal    27-4-91-3
KC Sangakkara    116* (221b 13x4)      Umar Gul    22-6-63-0
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
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Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
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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

Sri Lanka are ecstatic after picking up the final wicket

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Jun 25, 2012

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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