Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, first ball swings in, but too early and too far down leg

0.2

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, length ball outside off, nicely behind it before opening the face, gets a couple wide of gully

0.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, big inswinger, too big for Kula's liking, and this is clearly headed down leg as it swings past the inside edge

0.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another inswinger too big, another delivery headed down leg

0.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, finally gets one right, swinging in towards off stump, nicely defended back to him

0.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short of a length, holds its line outside off, nicely placed wide of cover for one

Pakistan 3/0   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-3-0

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

2.3

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short and wide, but seaming in, and cramps him on the cut

2.4

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets this one to holds its line outside off, and Hafeez lets it be

2.5

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, big inswinger, headed for off and middle, beats the bat, hits the pad, Kula thinks he in with a shout, but the big stride has got his pad outside the line

2.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this is the other one, holding its line outside off, beats the bat, and bounces well in front of Prasanna

Pakistan 14/0   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-4-0

4.1

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, inswinger, nicely covered, and played late with a slightly closed face to guide it wide of mid-on

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-9-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-13-0

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

8.6

Kulasekara to Azhar Ali, no run, harmless length ball wide outside off, left alone

Pakistan 40/1   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-18-0

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   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-22-0

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

12.5

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, no run, another appeal for lbw as this one seams in, but it has hit the flap of the pad, and would have bounced over

12.6

Kulasekara to Younis Khan, OUT, a duck farm here. Second duck for Pakistan. Lovely follow-up delivery from Kula after that big inducker. This one holds its line, and Younis pushes at it away from his body. The edge is soft, and PJ is alert to it, moving forward and fast to pluck this one

Younis Khan c †HAPW Jayawardene b Kulasekara 0 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 50/3   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-27-1

14.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and the pace is up at 132ks as he swings this a bit too far into the pads

14.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pitched up, slightly wider, so the swing is bringing in towards middle and off, and Misbah gets an inside edge onto the pad

14.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, holdings its line, Misbah is walking down to get outside the line. Gets a bottom edge as he plays this on the walk

14.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, reads the away swinger, and lets it go

14.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

14.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wide length ball, left alone

Pakistan 52/3   KMDN Kulasekara 8-1-27-1

16.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, holding its line, and beats him as he walks down

16.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, left alone well outside off

16.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, left alone well outside off as this is pitched fuller

16.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

16.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, seaming in, pushed to short leg

16.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly fuller, middle and leg, defended to short leg again

Pakistan 56/4   KMDN Kulasekara 9-2-27-1

18.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah walks down the wicket, swinging down leg

18.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended in front of off

18.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

18.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shimmies down the wicket again, and defends this shortish delivery to leg

18.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, inswinger, starting from wide outside off, headed for off and middle, Misbah is well forward in defence

18.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and wide, and left alone

Pakistan 62/4   KMDN Kulasekara 10-3-27-1

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

30.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, walks down the wicket, sees this is wide, and lets it be

30.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, angling into the pad, worked away for a single

Pakistan 85/4   KMDN Kulasekara 11-3-31-1

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   KMDN Kulasekara 12-3-35-1

34.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, walks down the track, bunts this inswinger into the leg side for a single

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   KMDN Kulasekara 13-3-36-1

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   KMDN Kulasekara 14-4-36-1

65.1

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, short of a length, outside off, no movement, pushed to cover-point

65.2

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, inswinger, hits him on the pad, but it is headed down leg. Rightly called by Taufel

65.3

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run, short of a length, on off, thick inside edge wide of midwicket for one

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   KMDN Kulasekara 15-4-41-1

67.1

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

67.2

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, length ball, gets it to move away, but starts too wide to make him play

67.3

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 2 runs, drive from the top drawer, on the up, and wide of cover

67.4

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, no run, length ball well wide outside off, left alone

67.5

Kulasekara to Umar Gul, OUT, he is admonishing himself right away. He has had a brain implosion. He was looking so good and solid until he slogged across the line of a straight delivery, and lost his stumps. He annoys he has done a bad bad thing

Umar Gul b Kulasekara 7 (20m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

67.6

Kulasekara to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full on off, just about manages to keep it out

Pakistan 217/8   KMDN Kulasekara 16-4-44-2
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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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Kumar Sangakkara got another fifty-plus score against Pakistan, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, July 12, 2012

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

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