Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 8-12, 2012
8,9,10,11,12 July 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
17.1

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide length ball, left alone

17.2

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, closer to off, defended off the front foot

17.3

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, accurate, no seam movement, defended off the front foot

17.4

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the front foot

17.5

Perera to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, pitched up, gives him the drive, and Shafiq drives it wide of mid-off for a couple. Dilhara gives the chase, and Shafiq turns down the easy third

17.6

Perera to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, Perhaps he turned down the third because he knew he was going to drive the next ball for four. Length ball, wide, and driven handsomely through the vacant extra cover region

Pakistan 62/4   Asad Shafiq 6* (6b 1x4)
19.1

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, starts with an outswinger, left alone

19.2

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, outside off, strides forward, leaves it be

19.3

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, beauty. Gets this to pitch closer to off, makes him play, then gets it to move away and beat the edge. Unplayable, almost

19.4

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, angled in, left alone. Not too far from off

19.5

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single

Pakistan 63/4   Asad Shafiq 7* (11b 1x4)
20.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and slow, defended to leg

20.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, full, middle and leg, defended solidly

20.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, left alone outside off, but this one angles in as opposed to turning away. Misses off not by much

20.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up on off, solid forward-defensive from Shafiq

20.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, shorter, quicker, 80ks, defended off the back foot

20.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, slows it down again, 77ks, on off, defended off the front foot

Pakistan 63/4   Asad Shafiq 7* (17b 1x4)
22.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, defended solidly outside off

22.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, another forward-defensive as this is pitched up

22.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, left alone outside off

22.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and straight, patted back to him

22.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, shimmies down the track, takes it on a half-volley, dinks into the leg side, and Dilhara and Angelo almost collide. Accident averted

22.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flatter, quicker, defended to leg

Pakistan 65/4   Asad Shafiq 9* (23b 1x4)
24.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

24.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, flat, defended

24.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, pitched up, on off, driven back to him

24.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, shimmies down the track to smother this flighted delivery

24.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, middle and leg, sliding in, defended to leg

24.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on off, defended solidly

Pakistan 69/4   Asad Shafiq 9* (29b 1x4)
25.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, gets it to rise towards the chest, defended by Shafiq

25.4

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, wide outside off, swinging away, left alone

25.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, full, just outside off, swinging away, driven back to him

25.6

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, bouncer, 139ks, over the top of middle stumps. Shafiq ducks under it

Pakistan 74/4   Asad Shafiq 9* (33b 1x4)
27.1

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, length ball, middle and off, holding its line, driven off the thick outside edge, past cover for two

27.2

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended to cover

27.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, that one kicks towards Prasanna's throat, but it is too wide to make Shafiq play

27.4

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, full toss, 135ks, Shafiq doesn't time the drive well and finds mid-on

27.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length, wide, he drives it on the up through point for a single. I'd rather the fielder be up, not giving them the easy single

Pakistan 81/4   Asad Shafiq 12* (38b 1x4)
28.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted outside off, defended solidly

28.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, this one doesn't turn away, comes in with the arm, gets an inside edge onto the pad

28.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, angled into the pads, defended

28.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, comes down the track to kick this one away

28.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted outside off, driven square to point

28.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, full, flat, middle and off, kept out

Pakistan 81/4   Asad Shafiq 12* (44b 1x4)
30.1

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, swinging in towards middle and leg, defended to leg

30.2

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, swinging in again, gets a thick inside edge on the drive

30.3

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, starts slightly wider, swinging in towards off, defended solidly

30.4

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, pushes at a short-of-a-length delivery outside off, gets an edge onto the boot, and then for a single wide of cover

Pakistan 84/4   Asad Shafiq 15* (48b 1x4)
31.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full, on the pads, gets an inside edge onto the pad for a single

Pakistan 87/4   Asad Shafiq 16* (49b 1x4)
32.1

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, moving in towards top of off, defended with an open face

32.2

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, moving in, defended off the front foot

32.3

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, holds its line, defended off the back foot

32.4

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, on off, no movement, defended solidly

32.5

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, the upper-cut. Claculated risk. There was no way he was getting out even if he mis-hit. Short and wide, and he throws his arms at it. Up and over gully

32.6

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller now, driven back to Kula

Pakistan 91/4   Asad Shafiq 20* (55b 2x4)
33.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, and he trusts Fernando's bounce enough to leave it alone over the top of off stump

33.4

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball outside off, left alone, collected high by PJ

33.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length now, holding its line in front of off, defended towards gully

33.6

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, thick outside edge this time, but the soft hands ensure it doesn't carry to gully

Pakistan 92/4   Asad Shafiq 20* (59b 2x4)
34.2

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball outside off, holding its line, left alone

34.3

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, angling in, but starts wide enough for Asad to leave it alone

34.4

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, towards top of off, defended off the front foot

34.5

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short and wide, but can't beat point with this cut

34.6

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, well forward to defend this to off

Pakistan 93/4   Asad Shafiq 20* (64b 2x4)
35.2

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short and wide, left alone

35.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, outside off, no movement, defended solidly

35.4

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, length ball, on off, driven wide of cover

35.6

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, slower ball, Shafiq is slightly early into the push, but manages to keep it down

Pakistan 97/4   Asad Shafiq 22* (68b 2x4)
36.1

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, swinging in, defended to leg

36.2

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, well wide, no movement, left alone

36.3

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, another leave outside off

36.4

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, seaming in, inside edge onto the pad, and then dies down

36.5

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide length ball, left alone

36.6

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, wide, another leave

Pakistan 97/4   Asad Shafiq 22* (74b 2x4)
38.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, shimmies down the track to defend this on the half-volley

38.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended back

38.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, arm ball, slightly shorter, defended easily

38.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up, on a length, and he tries to cut. Risky shot, not short enough for it. Beaten

38.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, angling in, punched back to Herath

38.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, chips down the track, takes this on the half-volley, drives it to long-on

Pakistan 102/4   Asad Shafiq 23* (80b 2x4)
39.1

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, slower ball, 121ks, on off, fails to deceive him, driven back to Fernando

39.2

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, the bouncer, 135ks, Shafiq has no trouble ducking under it - called one for the over

39.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, Nearly there. Short of a length, on off, gets it to move away a little, beats the push

39.4

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, shortish, but wide, and he has punched this in front of square for four

39.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, sucker ball, wide outside off, left alone

39.6

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended to cover

Pakistan 106/4   Asad Shafiq 27* (86b 3x4)
41.1

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

41.2

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball outside off, seaming in a little, but left alone again. Not too far from the off stump

41.3

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, middle and leg, driven to mid-on

41.4

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide outside off, no need to follow it

41.5

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, wide again, left alone again

41.6

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and wide, driven to mid-off

Pakistan 106/4   Asad Shafiq 27* (92b 3x4)
43.1

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, half-volley, just outside off, he jams it into the ground, and back to Perera

43.2

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, wide, no need to play at it

43.3

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide length ball, well forward, and lets it be

43.4

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, moving away, but starts too wide. Left alone

43.5

Perera to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, Edged and through. Closer to off, makes him play, holds its line, gets the edge, but it dies down, and goes between second slip and gully

43.6

Perera to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, the inswinger after bowling predominantly wide and taking it away. Shafiq is equal to it, and gets a single to long leg

Pakistan 119/4   Asad Shafiq 32* (98b 4x4)
44.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover-point

44.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, down the wicket, right to the pitch of it, to the left of Herath who makes a diving save - that's 100 balls faced for Asad

44.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and straight, defended solidly

44.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, defended back to him again

44.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, down the wicket again, to smother any turn

44.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, slow, short, wide, and Shafiq was waiting for just such a loose delivery to cut it away in front of point

Pakistan 123/4   Asad Shafiq 36* (104b 5x4)
45.6

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, wide outside off, no need to follow it

Pakistan 128/4   Asad Shafiq 36* (105b 5x4)
46.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, arm ball, bunted square on the on side for a single

Pakistan 130/4   Asad Shafiq 37* (106b 5x4)
47.1

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

47.2

Perera to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, angling into the pads, nicely worked away for a couple

47.3

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide outside off, moving further away, left alone

47.4

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, another wide delivery not chased

47.5

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, another leave

47.6

Perera to Asad Shafiq, 1 leg bye, sliding down leg now, gets a leg-bye

Pakistan 133/4   Asad Shafiq 39* (112b 5x4)
48.1

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away for a single to deep point

Pakistan 134/4   Asad Shafiq 40* (113b 5x4)
49.2

Perera to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the front foot

49.3

Perera to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, angling into the pads, turned away for a single

Pakistan 141/4   Asad Shafiq 41* (115b 5x4)
50.1

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, length ball on the pads, and Shafiq - I think - smacks his lips before flicking this for a four to square leg

50.2

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, bouncer, on the top of stumps, ducks under it

50.3

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length, pushed into the covers

50.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, another bouncer, doesn't rise up as much as expected. The bane of ducking in subcontinent, but he manages to avoid it

50.6

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, defended off the front foot

Pakistan 147/5   Asad Shafiq 46* (120b 6x4)
52.1

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, bunted into the off side for another single

52.4

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, Slashes at this, and he does it the full-blooded way. So even if he has got the edge, he has cleared the slips with ease. Knocks the crest on his chest before raising his bat. Whatmore leads the applause from the gallery

52.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for a single

Pakistan 162/5   Asad Shafiq 52* (123b 7x4)
54.1

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, no run, down the leg side, Shafiq misses out. A touch here and he would have got four

54.2

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to deep point for one

54.5

Fernando to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, length ball outside off, push-driven to sweeper-cover for one

Pakistan 172/5   Asad Shafiq 54* (126b 7x4)
55.1

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, wide length ball at 120ks, no need to play at it

55.2

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, on off, holding its line, pushed to mid-on

55.3

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, left alone well wide of off

55.4

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, accurate, pushed back to him

55.5

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball, outside off, gets a stride in, defends to cover

55.6

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, full, outside off, blocked for a maiden

Pakistan 172/5   Asad Shafiq 54* (132b 7x4)
56.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Shafiq is down the wicket to turn this into a half-volley and drive it to long-on

Pakistan 174/5   Asad Shafiq 55* (133b 7x4)
57.1

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched back to him

57.2

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, lenght ball outside off, pushed to the left of cover for a single

Pakistan 175/5   Asad Shafiq 56* (135b 7x4)
58.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full, on off, driven to deepish mid-off for a single

Pakistan 176/6   Asad Shafiq 57* (136b 7x4)
59.1

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, defended to cover

59.2

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, length ball outside off, tips and runs, gets a single wide of cover

Pakistan 177/6   Asad Shafiq 58* (138b 7x4)
60.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, angling in towards off and middle, gets across to paddle that one, is struck on the pads but probably outside the line, there was also a bit of glove involved, Mahela is shaking his head, the umpire is once again right

Pakistan 182/6   Asad Shafiq 59* (139b 7x4)
61.5

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, that's been punished, short and wide and it's been thrashed through point by Shafiq, he's been excellent in that area and this was hammered, beat deep point

61.6

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, no run, goodish length outside off, tapped towards cover, Shafiq calls for the single, Adnan sends him back with a violent, ear-shattering NO

Pakistan 198/6   Asad Shafiq 63* (141b 8x4)
62.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, tossed up outside off, pushes that wide of cover for a single

Pakistan 200/7   Asad Shafiq 64* (142b 8x4)
63.1

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, goodish length on the off, gets forward and taps it wide of point

63.6

Mathews to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a length outside off, guides that one through point into the deep for a single

Pakistan 205/7   Asad Shafiq 66* (144b 8x4)
64.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted on off, pushed to cover

64.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, shorter, flatter, pushed to cover

64.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, slows it down now, flighted on off, defended back to him

64.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, lovely batting. He has been superb against spin. Jumps out of the crease, reaches it on a half-volley, goes slightly inside-out to go over mid-off

64.5

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, defended to off

64.6

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, fired into the pads, blocked to mid-on

Pakistan 209/7   Asad Shafiq 70* (150b 9x4)
65.4

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, length ball outside off, defended

65.5

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller, driven to mid-off

65.6

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, wristy shot. Superbly done. Plants the front foot across, lets the ball move in, and then whips it square for a four

Pakistan 214/7   Asad Shafiq 74* (153b 10x4)
67.1

Kulasekara to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, length ball outside off, push-driven to sweeper-cover for one

Pakistan 215/7   Asad Shafiq 75* (154b 10x4)
68.1

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets an edge past slip, starts off for a single but decides against it. So farming of strike is on

68.2

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, flat, into the pads, clipped to square leg. Turns down a single again

68.3

Herath to Asad Shafiq, no run, carrom ball, turning in as he looks to cut. Manages the cut well, but turns down another single

68.4

Herath to Asad Shafiq, OUT, Herath strikes. This one has turned and bounced out of nowhere. On a length, in front of off, then kicking away. Beats the bat by a long way but seems to have gloved it. The top glove. But was it off the handle? I am yet to be convinced he gloved it. No bat for sure. Shafiq didn't walk. Steve Davis, though, didn't hesitate either. Watching replays it seems he did glove it

Asad Shafiq c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath 75 (222m 158b 10x4 0x6) SR: 47.46

Pakistan 217/9   Asad Shafiq 75 (158b 10x4)
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