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)
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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

Pakistan 7/0   Mohammad Hafeez 7* (8b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 0.2-0-4-0

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

Pakistan 13/0   Mohammad Hafeez 13* (10b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 0.4-0-10-0

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

Pakistan 19/0   Taufeeq Umar 5* (10b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.3-0-9-0

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

Pakistan 27/0   Mohammad Hafeez 18* (20b 3x4)   NLTC Perera 2.3-1-14-0

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   Mohammad Hafeez 22* (23b 4x4)   NLTC Perera 3-1-18-0

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

Pakistan 35/0   Taufeeq Umar 9* (18b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 3.5-0-13-0

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

Pakistan 39/1   Taufeeq Umar 13* (21b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 4.2-0-17-0

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

Pakistan 45/2   Taufeeq Umar 19* (31b 4x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.5-0-22-0

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

Pakistan 49/2   Taufeeq Umar 23* (34b 5x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 6.2-0-26-0

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

Pakistan 56/3   Taufeeq Umar 29* (42b 6x4)   NLTC Perera 7.2-3-25-2

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)   NLTC Perera 9-3-31-3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, and bowls short and wide first ball, which Misbah tucks into with a punch through point for four. That was bowled at 128ks

Pakistan 73/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (34b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 0.1-0-4-0

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, lovely drive. Old-fashioned way. Shimmies down the track, takes it on the half-volley, and sort of flicks it wide of mid-on

Pakistan 78/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (40b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 3.5-2-6-0

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

Pakistan 91/4   Asad Shafiq 20* (54b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 11.5-3-35-1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Really well bowled. Short of a length, kicking off towards the chest at a pretty rapid pace. Misbah fends at it, with hard hands, and the ball flies over gully

Pakistan 101/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 20* (62b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 6.2-1-19-0

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

Pakistan 106/4   Asad Shafiq 27* (84b 3x4)   CRD Fernando 7.4-1-23-0

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, takes this on the full and clips it through midwicket. Good footwork to come down the crease and turn this into a fullie

Pakistan 110/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 24* (73b 4x4)   HMRKB Herath 7.1-4-11-0

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, wide again, and this time Misbah beats the point fielder, going in front of him. Nicely done by Misbah

Pakistan 114/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 28* (78b 5x4)   HMRKB Herath 8-4-15-0

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

Pakistan 118/4   Asad Shafiq 31* (97b 4x4)   NLTC Perera 10.5-4-35-3

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)   HMRKB Herath 9-4-19-0

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

Pakistan 127/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 32* (81b 6x4)   NLTC Perera 11.3-4-40-3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and wide, slashes at it, gets a thick edge between second slip and gully

Pakistan 138/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 38* (89b 7x4)   CRD Fernando 8.2-1-28-0

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

Pakistan 145/5   Asad Shafiq 45* (116b 6x4)   CRD Fernando 9.1-1-33-0

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

Pakistan 151/5   Adnan Akmal 5* (5b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 14.2-4-49-4

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

Pakistan 155/5   Adnan Akmal 9* (7b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 14.4-4-53-4

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

Pakistan 161/5   Asad Shafiq 51* (122b 7x4)   CRD Fernando 10.4-1-41-0

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

Pakistan 167/5   Mohammad Sami 5* (2b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 15.1-4-57-4

Herath to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, Adnan's turn to play the paddle, or actually this was more a fine sweep, took it from middle and managed to play it down to the fine-leg boundary

Pakistan 186/6   Adnan Akmal 16* (25b 3x4)   HMRKB Herath 12.4-4-30-0

Mathews to Adnan Akmal, FOUR, banged in short on the off, an Adnan dispatches that, kept it down all the way and pulled it through midwicket for a boundary, a bit of latent pain there for Adnan on that finger

Pakistan 191/6   Adnan Akmal 21* (28b 4x4)   AD Mathews 6.1-3-8-1

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

Pakistan 198/6   Asad Shafiq 63* (140b 8x4)   AD Mathews 6.5-3-15-1

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

Pakistan 209/7   Asad Shafiq 70* (148b 9x4)   HMRKB Herath 14.4-4-37-1

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)   KMDN Kulasekara 15-4-41-1

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

Pakistan 223/9   Saeed Ajmal 5* (10b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 17.2-5-61-4
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