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

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, that will usually go in the bowler's favour, not offering a stroke, looked to have pitched just in line with leg stump, going across and striking the pad high as Taufeeq shoulders arms, height could have been an issue as well, but he spoiled his case by not offering a stroke, height definitely an issue on replays, he was struck above the knee roll, and the ball was still climbing

Taufeeq Umar lbw b Kulasekara 9 (19m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Pakistan 17/1   Mohammad Hafeez 7* (11b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.2-2-1-1

Kulasekara to Azhar Ali, OUT, Kula is enjoying his return to Test cricket, Pakistan in disarray, Azhar Ali, the impressive Azhar Ali, who fought hard during the ODIs, even carried his bat, lasts a ball, the away seam movement does him in, back of a length, bounces, shapes away to take the edge to the keeper

Azhar Ali c †HAPW Jayawardene b Kulasekara 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 17/2   Mohammad Hafeez 7* (11b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.3-2-1-2

Randiv to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, this was coming, he was playing from the crease to the flighted fullish deliveries, this one looked like the topspinner, did not turn much, Hafeez pushed inside the line and the ball crashed into the pads, plumb, umpire Gould gives it after a long thought

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Randiv 20 (85m 56b 3x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

Pakistan 43/3   Younis Khan 11* (51b)   S Randiv 1.3-0-2-1

Randiv to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, dear me, Pakistan are wobbling, Randiv has two in two, Ajmal jabbing at an offbreak that bounced from a length, did not seem to have taken any bat as it looped up off the body to short leg, Ajmal took a few steps towards the leg side, probably that clinched it for the umpire, who upheld the appeal, Pakistan's rough game with the umpiring continues

Saeed Ajmal c Paranavitana b Randiv 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 43/4   Younis Khan 11* (51b)   S Randiv 1.4-0-2-2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, OUT, excellent delivery, and another one falls, Prasanna went up immediately as he took the ball, draws him forward with flight on middle, and turns just enough past the bat, there was a sound, have to wait for more replays to confirm, yes, there was an edge, a very thin one

Asad Shafiq c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath 0 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 44/5   Younis Khan 12* (53b)   HMRKB Herath 7-3-8-1

Herath to Younis Khan, OUT, that's it, that's the big wicket, rapped on the pad, and given right away by umpire Davis, the one that slides in with the angle, from wide of the crease, how long can you be precise in defending, with many turning and some, like this one, not turning, Younis far forward, pushing outside the line for the turn, and hit in front of middle, middle and leg, looked to be going on for leg stump, but would you believe it, replays show an inside edge, that is why Younis Khan took so long in starting to walk back, I have lost count of the number of times Pakistan have been done in by the umpires in this Test

Younis Khan lbw b Herath 29 (112m 91b 3x4 0x6) SR: 31.86

Pakistan 65/6   Mohammad Ayub 4* (33b)   HMRKB Herath 12.5-5-14-2

Herath to Adnan Akmal, 1 run, OUT, oh boy, not a run out, Pakistan, total confusion, Adnan paddles from around off stump, takes the single wide of fine leg, it is Adnan's call to go for the second, Ayub is hesitant, Adnan is running back hard though, he hesitates momentarily after running halfway up the pitch, Ayub takes a step out belatedly, then stops and returns, Adnan has resumed running, they are stranded at the same end, the throw is at the bowler's end, Adnan walks off in a huff

Adnan Akmal run out 9 (50m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

Pakistan 88/7   Mohammad Ayub 18* (76b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 16.1-6-21-2

Randiv to Abdur Rehman, OUT, that has to be close, and he is given, Randiv floating it up from round the stumps, fullish, Rehman pushing forward for the turn, this one carries straight in with the angle, strikes him low in front of off and middle, no doubt about this one, for once

Abdur Rehman lbw b Randiv 1 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

Pakistan 94/8   Mohammad Ayub 23* (92b 2x4)   S Randiv 7.1-0-12-3

Herath to Mohammad Ayub, OUT, another appeal for leg before, and umpire Davis upholds this one to end Ayub's patient knock, did not turn this one, Ayub was playing for it as he came forward, the flighted delivery pitched in line with leg stump, and went straight on from over the stumps to strike him in front of middle and leg, height could have been the only factor, struck on the knee roll with a forward stride, Ayub's not a tall man, not much doubt

Mohammad Ayub lbw b Herath 25 (122m 103b 2x4 0x6) SR: 24.27

Pakistan 98/9   Umar Gul 2* (11b)   HMRKB Herath 20.5-6-28-3

Randiv to Umar Gul, OUT, Gul goes for the heave, and the keeper Prasanna settles under the steepler of a top edge, full ball angled in on leg, Gul bends and has a go at it, looking for a massive sweep, does not get it too far

Umar Gul c †HAPW Jayawardene b Randiv 2 (16m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Pakistan 100/10   Junaid Khan 2* (1b)   S Randiv 9.3-1-13-4
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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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