Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and Perera starts with a jaffa. Presents the seam, hits a length just outside off, and seams away. Hafeez can only hope he misses it. Beaten

1.2

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez has come out positive today. The only two wide deliveries last over went for runs, and he went after this full and wide delivery. Calculated risk. Didn't hold back at all. The thick edge clears point with ease

1.3

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, too straight, and Hafeez picks this off his pads, cashing in on every scoring opportunity so far. Gets a couple

1.4

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez is not going to let these military medium bowlers settle down. Short of a length, wide, and punched in front of square, along the ground, and gets four more

1.5

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short and wide, and this time Hafeez lets one go

1.6

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one moves in from short of a length, and is kept out by Hafeez

Pakistan 13/0   NLTC Perera 1-0-10-0

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   NLTC Perera 2-1-10-0

5.1

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, sliding down the leg side, deflects off the pad to the keeper

5.2

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended

5.3

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, length ball, just outside off, Hafeez pushes with soft hands, gets a thick edge between slip and gully, all along the ground

5.4

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, outside off, kicks a little, kept down by Hafeez

5.5

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short, not too wide, Hafeez is cramped on the cut, gets a bottom edge that lands safely away from the stumps

5.6

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, inswinger, but a juicy half-volley at mid-120s, and Hafeez off-drives it between the bowler and mid-off for four

Pakistan 31/0   NLTC Perera 3-1-18-0

7.1

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushes at a length ball outside off, beaten as the ball holds its line

7.2

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, Hafeez looks to work this to leg, gets a soft leading edge that falls short of gully

7.3

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this is angling in too far and hits his pad outside the line of leg

7.4

Perera to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Timber. Pererea breaks through the bat-pad gap. Two deliveries earlier this over had held their line. That perhaps is the reason why Hafeez pushed away from the body. The ball was short of a length, and seamed in this time. Beats the inside edge of the bat, and kisses the pad on the way to the top of off

Mohammad Hafeez b Perera 22 (33m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 81.48

7.5

Perera to Azhar Ali, no run, this one seams away, and starts outside off too. Left alone

7.6

Perera to Azhar Ali, no run, pitched up outside off, pushes away from the body, gets an inside edge, but is safe

Pakistan 35/1   NLTC Perera 4-2-18-1

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

9.3

Perera to Azhar Ali, no run, huge leg-before appeal as this one seams in to hit him in front of off. Hit him above the knee roll, and also pretty close to the inside edge. Enough doubt there

9.4

Perera to Azhar Ali, no run, oh what do you do with these, Jack? After one that seamed in sharply, he gets one to seam against the angle, and Azhar is beaten all ends up

9.5

Perera to Azhar Ali, OUT, an unsettled Azhar has fallen. After two deliveries that seamed either way, Perera floats one sucker delivery full and wide. Azhar goes after it, but his feet are stuck. Playing too far away for the body, he edges this at a comfortable height to gully. Perera vindicating the faith shown in him

Azhar Ali c Samaraweera b Perera 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.6

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, short of a length, well outside off, left alone

Pakistan 41/2   NLTC Perera 5-2-19-2

11.1

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, full outside off, defended solidly

11.2

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, left alone outside off

11.3

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, pushed with a straight face, towards mid-off

11.4

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone again

11.5

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, short of a length, well outside off, left alone again

11.6

Perera to Younis Khan, no run, length ball outside off, defended with a big stride in

Pakistan 45/2   NLTC Perera 6-3-19-2

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

13.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

13.5

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quick single, a tip and run. Short of a length, stumps to stump, pushed towards cover, and charges through

13.6

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

Pakistan 52/3   NLTC Perera 7-3-21-2

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   NLTC Perera 8-3-25-3

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   NLTC Perera 9-3-31-3

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   NLTC Perera 10-4-31-3

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   NLTC Perera 11-4-36-3

45.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slow ball, 121ks, swinging in, driven to mid-on

45.2

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

45.3

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done. Short of a length, wide, and he meets it with an open face to guide it wide of gully

45.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, walks down the wicket to defend

45.5

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, walks down again, plays close to the body, gets an inside edge for a single

45.6

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

Pakistan 128/4   NLTC Perera 12-4-41-3

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   NLTC Perera 13-4-43-3

49.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, bunted into the on side, midwicket is on his heels, and they take a single

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

49.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Perera's golden touch continues. Just when Sri Lanka were looking subdued, Misbah has an uncharacteristic concentration break. Walks down the wicket, Perera bowls short of a length and outside off. He has been leaving these for a while now, but follows this one, and edges it as the ball leaves him. That was too wide for a player of Misbah's class and patience

Misbah-ul-Haq c †HAPW Jayawardene b Perera 40 (147m 95b 7x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

49.5

Perera to Adnan Akmal, no run, left alone outside off

49.6

Perera to Adnan Akmal, no run, driven on the up now, finds cover

Pakistan 141/5   NLTC Perera 14-4-45-4

51.1

Perera to Adnan Akmal, no run, defended to cover

51.2

Perera to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, short and wide, cut away in front of point for a four. Good welcome for him

51.3

Perera to Adnan Akmal, no run, length ball wide outside off, left alone

51.4

Perera to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, short and wide again, and he has punched this in front of square again. Now the man will go back to the fence

51.5

Perera to Adnan Akmal, no run, full and wide, driven to cover

51.6

Perera to Adnan Akmal, no run, length ball, on off, defended solidly

Pakistan 155/5   NLTC Perera 15-4-53-4

53.1

Perera to Mohammad Sami, FOUR, length ball, just outside off, Sami pushes off the front foot, gets a thick edge between slips and gully

53.2

Perera to Mohammad Sami, no run, length ball, middle and off, pushed back to Perera

53.3

Perera to Mohammad Sami, no run, wide outside off, left alone

53.4

Perera to Mohammad Sami, no run, another leave outside off

53.5

Perera to Mohammad Sami, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended to cover

53.6

Perera to Mohammad Sami, no run, fails to make him play again

Pakistan 167/5   NLTC Perera 16-4-57-4

69.1

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, length ball, on off, keeps it out

69.2

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, defended to cover

69.3

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, bouncer, and Ajmal looks to hook. Misses by a long way

69.4

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full, on off, defended back to him

69.5

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, length ball, outside off, looks to cut, and plays well outside the line of it

69.6

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short of a length, goes after it too, hits it straight to cover

Pakistan 217/9   NLTC Perera 17-5-57-4

71.1

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed back to Perera

71.2

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR, that's a good shot. Late-cuts this pretty late, guiding this between slips and gully. All along the ground

71.3

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, gentle short ball into the pads, and pulled away for a single

71.4

Perera to Junaid Khan, 1 run, short of a length, pushed to the right of gully, but Samaraweera makes a diving save

71.5

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, this one nips back in, cramps him up, and takes the bottom edge to lodge itself between the pads of Ajmal

71.6

Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, the first full ball of the over and he goes after it. Heaves it along the ground to mid-on

Pakistan 225/9   NLTC Perera 18-5-63-4
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
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Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
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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