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2.1

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

2.2

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, length ball again, Taufeeq defends, gets a thick inside edge for a single

Pakistan 14/0   Taufeeq Umar 1* (2b)

3.1

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball outside off, seaming away, left alone

3.2

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, closer to the stumps, defended off the front foot

3.3

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, top delivery. Short of a length, on off, seaming away, beats the bat

3.4

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Big lbw shout Short of a length, pitched outside leg, hitting him high and in front. If you looked at the appeal and the reaction to the decision, you'd think the ball pitched middle, and was taking the middle of the middle stump out

3.5

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left alone outside off

3.6

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short, wide, pretty harmless, left alone

Pakistan 14/0   Taufeeq Umar 1* (8b)

4.2

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, and Sri Lanka pay the price for having the keeper up. Short of a length, seaming away, takes the edge, hits the gloves of the keeper, and deflects to first slip where Paranavitana drops it. Would it have been a sitter but for the deflection? We'll never know. Having said that, Para should have taken it, deflection or no defelection

4.3

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, hey wound, here is some salt. Leg-stump half-volley, flicked away for four through wide mid-on

4.4

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, another flick, but an alert Chandimal gets his body behind it

4.5

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, left alone outside off

4.6

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, 4 leg byes, full, pitched outside leg, takes a deflection off his pad, and goes for four leg-byes

Pakistan 23/0   Taufeeq Umar 5* (13b 1x4)

6.1

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, wide outside off, left alone, PJ makes the collection on the second take

6.2

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball, just outside off, swinging away, beats the drive

6.3

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, moving away outside off, left alone

6.4

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, never-ending appeal. And a peach of a decision from Steve Davis who must be under tremendous pressure with no DRS available and appealing so vehement. Pitched short of a length, on leg, seaming away, hitting the back thigh. You can see why SL were so adamant. There was a sound and a deflection. But Davis got it right

6.5

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, another close call for Taufeeq. Kula pitches this up, swinging away, and he looms to work this to leg. The leading bisects the third slip and gully

6.6

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short and wide, and left alone

Pakistan 35/0   Taufeeq Umar 9* (19b 2x4)

8.1

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball, seaming away, beats the bat by a long way

8.2

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, closer to the stumps, on a length, and he drives it on the up. Taufeeq does fancy the drive. And he has played this superbly. All along the ground, between the non-striker and mid-off

8.3

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, slightly shorter, and left alone to swing away

8.4

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, pitched outside off, defended just outside off

8.5

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, another edge, but this one doesn't carry. Follows a widish delivery with an open face, but it doesn't carry to Mahela at second slip. Taufeeq must be relieved now that he is not facing Kula

Pakistan 40/1   Taufeeq Umar 14* (24b 3x4)

9.1

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, teasing length outside off, Taufeeq's bat goes up as if for a booming drive, but then he changes his mind, and lets it go through

9.2

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, he walks down the pitch and clips this off the pads for a single

Pakistan 41/1   Taufeeq Umar 15* (26b 3x4)

10.1

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball, seaming away, beats Taufeeq's push

10.2

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, left alone for PJ to collect it outside off

10.3

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, seaming away from middle and leg, beats the push again

10.4

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pitched on leg and left alone. That's a good leave as this seams away outside off

10.5

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, short of a length, on leg, and it is an indication of the bounce in this wicket that Taufeeq has flicked it off the front foot for four

10.6

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, huge shout for nothing. This one is seaming big, has hit the bat in front of stumps so it has to have pitched outside leg. Plus there is only a small chance this has hit the pad first. Must say the absence of DRS has made Sri Lanka appeal as if in a domestic game with umpires that are easily swayed by appealing

Pakistan 45/2   Taufeeq Umar 19* (32b 4x4)

12.1

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, middle and leg, seaming away big time, and beats the bat big time

12.2

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, soft hands, deliberately done. Opens the face outside off, and guides it between slips and gully, along the ground

12.3

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, outside off, and he dabs it. It seems b0undary-bound, but Samaraweera makes a superb diving save at fourth, having just moved there from gully

12.4

Kulasekara to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off for a single

Pakistan 50/2   Taufeeq Umar 24* (36b 5x4)

13.1

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, and walks down the wicket immediately to defend this

13.2

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, walks well down to push this to mid-off, and is sent back by Misbah

13.3

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, pushed into the covers region for a single

13.6

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, walks down the wicket, Perera slips in the bouncer, easily ducked under

Pakistan 52/3   Taufeeq Umar 25* (40b 5x4)

15.1

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, outside off, holds its line, left alone

15.2

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, length ball, into the pads, flicked away square on the leg side, four more. One good thing Pakistan openers have done today is, they have not got bogged down, and have used every scoring opportunity. Can't be said of Nos 3 and 4

15.3

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, walks down to push this length ball to mid-off

15.4

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length, just outside off, gets an inside edge but safe

15.5

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the front foot

15.6

Perera to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, Perera has struck in his eight over too. Close to the stumps, pitches just in front of leg, and there is no angle on it for it to miss the off stump. Taufeeq plays down the wrong line by at least 7-8 inches. Pretty poor shot. And he has a guilty look on his face as soon as the ball hits his pad in front of middle and leg. Simon Taufel judges it right, and raises the finger

Taufeeq Umar lbw b Perera 29 (71m 46b 6x4 0x6) SR: 63.04

Pakistan 56/4   Taufeeq Umar 29 (46b 6x4)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
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Match drawn
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Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
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Jul 12, 2012

Kumar Sangakkara got another fifty-plus score against Pakistan, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, July 12, 2012

Kumar Sangakkara made an unbeaten 74

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Jul 12, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene with the series title, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, July 12, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene with the series title

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