Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
22,23,24,25 June 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR, width, lots of it, just short of a good length, Para goes after it, and gets it away past point, not exactly in control of the stroke

Sri Lanka 7/0   NT Paranavitana 5* (14b 1x4)   Umar Gul 1.4-1-5-0

Umar Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR, much fuller, Para is able to get further forward this time, not fully still, but pushes firmly past cover, and collects four

Sri Lanka 15/0   NT Paranavitana 10* (19b 2x4)   Umar Gul 2.2-1-9-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Paranavitana, FOUR, goes flat, goes short, goes wide, and is put away with a cut through cover-point

Sri Lanka 39/0   NT Paranavitana 19* (52b 3x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 2.5-0-14-0

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, tries the short ball, it won't be working much on this slow pitch, Dilshan has enough time to swivel and pull hard through square

Sri Lanka 45/0   TM Dilshan 24* (27b 1x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 4-0-16-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, FOUR, lesser effort on that, but four more runs, gets on the back foot to a ball that is a touch short and he eases it through the covers for a boundary

Sri Lanka 50/0   TM Dilshan 28* (31b 2x4 1x6)   Mohammad Hafeez 3.5-0-19-0

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, pitched up, he plonks front foot out, back leg in the air as he brings bat forward and pushes hard down the ground

Sri Lanka 55/0   TM Dilshan 33* (35b 3x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 4.3-0-20-0

Junaid Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, things running away from Pakistan, Junaid goes short the second time to Dilshan, who is untroubled as he dispatches the ball through midwicket with a pull

Sri Lanka 59/0   TM Dilshan 37* (36b 4x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 4.4-0-24-0

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

Sri Lanka 63/0   NT Paranavitana 24* (58b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 0.4-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 74/1   TM Dilshan 46* (43b 5x4 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 1.5-0-10-1

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, FOUR, smack! Dilshan hurting Pakistan further, he has a hat on now, charges out to a tossed up ball and lifts it wide of mid off

Sri Lanka 83/1   TM Dilshan 54* (50b 6x4 1x6)   Abdur Rehman 1.1-0-5-0

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga breaks the hold of three successive maidens with a slog-sweep from well outside off, through square leg

Sri Lanka 88/1   KC Sangakkara 7* (22b 1x4)   Abdur Rehman 3.1-1-10-0

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, FOUR, did that carry? very thick edge from 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

Sri Lanka 93/1   KC Sangakkara 12* (27b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 5.3-2-18-1

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

Sri Lanka 98/1   TM Dilshan 60* (75b 7x4 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 6.2-2-22-1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, fuller outside off, Sanga releases the pressure with a slog-sweep to the deep midwicket boundary

Sri Lanka 110/1   KC Sangakkara 19* (43b 3x4)   Abdur Rehman 7.4-2-19-0

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

Sri Lanka 123/1   KC Sangakkara 27* (63b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 12.1-3-35-1

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   TM Dilshan 74* (118b 8x4 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 13-3-40-1

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sanga has played this shot very well today, not quite a full-blooded slog-sweep this time, fetching it from a mile outside off, and using his wrists to time it through square leg, beats the man in the deep by yards

Sri Lanka 135/1   KC Sangakkara 33* (70b 5x4)   Abdur Rehman 11.3-3-29-0

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, FOUR, smack! Dilshan hits out, he gets a skiddy and quick one well outside off, and bashes it wide of the man at long off, too much power in that stroke, exploding suddenly

Sri Lanka 154/1   TM Dilshan 85* (150b 9x4 1x6)   Abdur Rehman 15.3-4-38-0

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

Sri Lanka 158/1   KC Sangakkara 46* (91b 6x4)   Junaid Khan 7.1-1-33-0

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

Sri Lanka 171/1   TM Dilshan 89* (162b 10x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 8.3-1-39-0

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

Sri Lanka 176/1   TM Dilshan 93* (167b 11x4 1x6)   Abdur Rehman 17.5-4-46-0

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

Sri Lanka 181/1   TM Dilshan 97* (170b 12x4 1x6)   Saeed Ajmal 13.3-3-45-1

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

Sri Lanka 186/1   TM Dilshan 101* (175b 13x4 1x6)   Abdur Rehman 18.4-4-51-0

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

Sri Lanka 192/2   KC Sangakkara 60* (110b 7x4)   Saeed Ajmal 15.5-3-50-2

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

Sri Lanka 199/2   KC Sangakkara 67* (117b 8x4)   Abdur Rehman 21.1-4-57-0

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

Sri Lanka 205/2   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (16b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 17.2-3-57-2

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

Sri Lanka 209/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (17b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 17.3-3-61-2

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

Sri Lanka 221/2   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (25b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 18.5-3-70-2

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

Sri Lanka 227/2   KC Sangakkara 78* (129b 9x4)   Abdur Rehman 23.4-4-67-0

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

Sri Lanka 231/2   KC Sangakkara 82* (130b 10x4)   Abdur Rehman 23.5-4-71-0

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

Sri Lanka 237/2   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (29b 4x4)   Umar Gul 10.1-2-30-0

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

Sri Lanka 245/2   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (39b 5x4)   Umar Gul 11.2-2-35-0

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

Sri Lanka 249/2   DPMD Jayawardene 31* (40b 6x4)   Umar Gul 11.3-2-39-0

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

Sri Lanka 253/2   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (43b 7x4)   Umar Gul 12-2-43-0

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

Sri Lanka 268/2   KC Sangakkara 95* (149b 11x4)   Abdur Rehman 24.2-4-79-0

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

Sri Lanka 274/2   KC Sangakkara 99* (157b 12x4)   Abdur Rehman 25.5-4-84-0

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

Sri Lanka 295/2   DPMD Jayawardene 54* (90b 8x4)   Umar Gul 14.1-3-50-0

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

Sri Lanka 300/2   KC Sangakkara 111* (183b 13x4)   Umar Gul 15.1-3-55-0

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

Sri Lanka 315/2   DPMD Jayawardene 62* (130b 9x4)   Saeed Ajmal 25.1-4-89-2

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

Sri Lanka 326/3   KC Sangakkara 120* (222b 14x4)   Saeed Ajmal 27.1-4-95-3

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

Sri Lanka 330/3   KC Sangakkara 124* (225b 15x4)   Saeed Ajmal 27.4-4-99-3

Abdur Rehman to Samaraweera, FOUR, floated up on middle, turning away, Thilan reaching out off the front foot, thick edge runs past slip, Thilan opening the face late

Sri Lanka 334/3   TT Samaraweera 5* (20b 1x4)   Abdur Rehman 30.4-6-93-0

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

Sri Lanka 341/5   HAPW Jayawardene 4* (2b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 29.3-5-104-5

Abdur Rehman to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, angled in very full, he has played a delightful clip to get off the mark against Ajmal, he does it again against Rehman, gracefully put away through midwicket

Sri Lanka 346/5   HAPW Jayawardene 8* (11b 2x4)   Abdur Rehman 33.2-6-100-0

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, a boundary after ages, Sanga rocks back to a short one spinning in, and puts it away through extra cover

Sri Lanka 355/5   KC Sangakkara 134* (260b 16x4)   Abdur Rehman 36.1-7-105-0

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

Sri Lanka 361/5   HAPW Jayawardene 13* (33b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 34.5-7-112-5

Umar Gul to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely drive, reaches out to a full and wide one, which comes in a bit late, shiny side out, puts it away behind point with an open face

Sri Lanka 370/5   HAPW Jayawardene 19* (43b 4x4)   Umar Gul 24.1-8-67-0

Umar Gul to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, full into the pads now, and he has played clips and flicks well today, flicks fine, very fine in the end, as it beats Junaid at fine leg easily

Sri Lanka 374/5   HAPW Jayawardene 23* (45b 5x4)   Umar Gul 24.3-8-71-0

Umar Gul to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, Gul is not happy, this ruins a good over, not a bad delivery, but Prasanna uses the angle into him to turn the length ball off middle fine down the leg side

Sri Lanka 378/5   HAPW Jayawardene 27* (54b 6x4)   Umar Gul 26-8-75-0

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

Sri Lanka 385/5   HAPW Jayawardene 33* (58b 7x4)   Saeed Ajmal 38.5-9-121-5

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   HAPW Jayawardene 44* (80b 8x4)   Saeed Ajmal 43-9-138-5

Junaid Khan to Randiv, FOUR, thick edge as Junaid digs it in back of a length, Randiv pushes at it, and gully's dive is in vain

Sri Lanka 420/6   S Randiv 4* (2b 1x4)   Junaid Khan 17.2-5-52-0

Abdur Rehman to Sangakkara, FOUR, nice, Sanga keeps chugging along, leans forward, bends the knee and eases the flighted ball through extra cover

Sri Lanka 433/6   KC Sangakkara 165* (326b 17x4)   Abdur Rehman 38.5-7-116-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, FOUR, slog sweep now, it was the one angled in, Sanga cracks it wide of the man at deep midwicket

Sri Lanka 459/9   KC Sangakkara 186* (368b 18x4 1x6)   Mohammad Hafeez 17.2-3-49-2
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200





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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.30, Tea 14.30-15.00, Close 17.00

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