Result
1st Test, Colombo (SSC), Mar 26-30 2006, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
185 & 448/5d
(121 ov, target 458)
176 & 337/4
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Defiant Malik scripts a draw

Shoaib Malik's immense but painstakingly composed maiden Test hundred steered Pakistan to an unlikely but spirited draw on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka185(57.5 overs)1st Innings
Pakistan176(54.4 overs)1st Innings
Sri Lanka448/5d(128 overs)2nd Innings
Pakistan337/4(121 overs)2nd Innings
end of over 1219 runs
PAK: 337/4CRR: 2.78 
Abdul Razzaq20 (31)
Shoaib Malik148 (369)
Sanath Jayasuriya13-3-37-0
Muttiah Muralitharan42-13-94-3
120.6
Jayasuriya to Abdul Razzaq, no run
120.5
Jayasuriya to Abdul Razzaq, no run
120.4
1
Jayasuriya to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
120.3
4
Jayasuriya to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs
120.2
Jayasuriya to Shoaib Malik, no run
120.1
4
Jayasuriya to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs
end of over 1201 runs
PAK: 328/4CRR: 2.73 
Abdul Razzaq20 (29)
Shoaib Malik139 (365)
Muttiah Muralitharan42-13-94-3
Farveez Maharoof23-8-70-1
119.6
Muralitharan to Abdul Razzaq, no run
length ball, Razzaq on the back foot defending, fielded by Tharanga
119.5
Muralitharan to Abdul Razzaq, no run
length but down leg, Razzaq keeps it out, fielded by Tharanga
119.4
Muralitharan to Abdul Razzaq, no run
down the leg side, Razzaq pushes forward, fielded by Muralitharan
119.3
Muralitharan to Abdul Razzaq, no run
down the leg side, Razzaq plays and misses, fielded by Jayasuriya
119.2
1
Muralitharan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
too full and on the pads, Malik works it through the leg side, fielded by Fernando
119.1
Muralitharan to Shoaib Malik, no run
length but down leg, Malik keeps it out
end of over 1197 runs
PAK: 327/4CRR: 2.74 
Shoaib Malik138 (363)
Abdul Razzaq20 (25)
Farveez Maharoof23-8-70-1
Muttiah Muralitharan41-13-93-3
118.6
1
Maharoof to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
good line and length, Malik cuts it
118.5
Maharoof to Shoaib Malik, no run
length ball, Malik defends it, fielded by Jayawardene
118.5
1nb
Maharoof to Shoaib Malik, 1 no ball
Malik defends it away
118.4
Maharoof to Shoaib Malik, no run
good line and length delivery, Malik defends it
118.3
Maharoof to Shoaib Malik, no run
length ball, Malik keeps it out, fielded by Maharoof
118.2
4
Maharoof to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs
good line and length, Malik cuts it
Best performances - batsmen
KC Sangakkara
185 runs (326)
22 fours
0 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
58 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
31220225251438
Shoaib Malik
148 runs (369)
21 fours
2 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
45 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
10615223092630
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Asif
O
16
M
5
R
41
W
4
Eco
2.56
MF Maharoof
O
15
M
2
R
52
W
4
Eco
3.46
Match details
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossPakistan , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Kumar Sangakkara
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1794
Season2005/06
Match days26,27,28,29,30 March 2006 (5-day match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Tyron Wijewardene
Match Referee
Alan Hurst