Player of the Match
Player of the Match
201dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Jayawardene and Samaraweera hammer Pakistan

On a warm day in Karachi, when Test cricket returned to Pakistan after 14 months, the Sri Lankan top order indulged themselves to reach a strong position by the end of the opening day

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
Younis Khan
313(568) 27x4 - 4x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 72 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
15 34 40 28 65 17 31 75
DPMD Jayawardene
DPMD Jayawardene
240(424) 32x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 67 runs
  • 12x4 - 0x6
9 16 27 53 45 38 17 35

Best performances - Bowlers

Danish Kaneria
O46.2
M5
R170
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Danish Kaneria
O9
M1
R35
W2
Eco3.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

21,22,23,24,25 February 2009 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
31 | 6 Runs | SL: 144/5

  • Prasanna Jayawardene7 (29b)
  • Thilan Samaraweera24 (30b)
  • Umar Gul9-1-41-2
  • Danish Kaneria9-1-35-2

Ok folks, the captains have decided to end the game, realising there's no result possible from here on. Handshakes all around and Pakistan will emerge as the team with the upper hand after this draw. Plenty of runs scored in the first innings, lots of landmarks reached and a number of records broken, but kudos to the Pakistan bowlers to make things interesting on the fifth day, after a rather drab effort in the first innings. The fact that they managed to overhaul a mammoth Sri Lankan score and put them under pressure on the last day means Pakistan go into the next Test with more confidence, and the momentum. A satisfactory finish, though it didn't seem like it initially, to their first Test outing in almost 14 months. We'll get back to you in a bit with all the presentation details.

Lots of sponsor awards being given out at the start, for players hitting the most boundaries etc. Will get you the more important stuff soon.

Younis Khan has been named the Man of the Match for his triple.

Mahela: "Being the away captain, you always want to compete well. We dominated this game for the first couple of days, but were disappointed with the way we batted in the last couple of hours. Overall, though, a satisfying effort with the bat. As for the partnership with Samaraweera, we took it session by session and it felt very similar to the big stand I shared with Sangakkara against South Africa. The bowlers do complain about pitches like these, and rightly so, otherwise they'll be an endangered species if we continue to play on tracks like these."

Younis: "We were under pressure at the end of the second day, but an innings like that always lifts the team and hopefully we'll come up with a similar performance with the bat in Lahore. We were just hoping for three wickets in the second innings but ended up getting more. I thought we bowled well, especially Gul and Kaneria and we're very happy about having met our targets."

So that's all folks. It's been fun bringing you this Test, as it always is and thanks a lot for your feedback. Don't forget to to join us for the second Test in Lahore starting on March 1. Until then, on behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, it's goodbye from Siddhartha Talya on the commentary and Balaji from the scoring desk. Adios!

Zaki: "why you people are so excited...dont panic, nothing going to happen in this test - its a draw anyways". Well, did we ever think we'd reach here, after what happened on the first four days?

30.6
0
Umar Gul to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full on the off stump, driven to Kaneria who's standing at silly mid-off
30.5
0
Umar Gul to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off, defended solidly to mid-off
30.4
1
Umar Gul to Samaraweera, 1 run, swinging into the right hander, landed on a good length outside off, driven through the line wide of mid-off for a single
30.3
4
Umar Gul to Samaraweera, FOUR runs, full outside off, pushed firmly through the vacant cover region for a boundary, the fielders are up
30.3
1nb
Umar Gul to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, short and wide, swings away after pitching, oversteps
30.2
0
Umar Gul to Samaraweera, no run, good length on middle and off, tries to defend off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge towards point

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2SM WarnapuraNT Paranavitana
2nd30KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
3rd13TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
4th58DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
5th17TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
6th24TT SamaraweeraHAPW Jayawardene