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1st Test, Abu Dhabi, September 28 - October 02, 2017, Pakistan tour of United Arab Emirates
419 & 138
(T:136) 422 & 114

Sri Lanka won by 21 runs

Player Of The Match
5/93 & 6/43
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
run out (Mohammad Abbas/†Sarfaraz Ahmed)932052805045.36
b Hasan Ali1258751020.68
lbw b Yasir Shah076000.00
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah1025370040.00
not out 15537254414041.66
b Hasan Ali831171919170.94
lbw b Haris Sohail331171472128.20
c Babar Azam b Yasir Shah410160040.00
lbw b Mohammad Abbas714150050.00
lbw b Mohammad Abbas861120133.33
b Mohammad Abbas011000.00
Extras(lb 11, nb 3)14
TOTAL154.5 Ov (RR: 2.70)419
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Kaushal Silva, 17.3 ov), 2-35 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 18.5 ov), 3-61 (Kusal Mendis, 28.1 ov), 4-161 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 69.1 ov), 5-295 (Niroshan Dickwella, 111.1 ov), 6-387 (Dilruwan Perera, 145.3 ov), 7-396 (Rangana Herath, 148.2 ov), 8-408 (Suranga Lakmal, 152.4 ov), 9-419 (Lakshan Sandakan, 154.4 ov), 10-419 (Nuwan Pradeep, 154.5 ov)
152.4 to RAS Lakmal, that looks plumb. But it also sounded like there was an inside edge. Length ball strikes him above the knee on his back pad as he swats wildly at this. No edge on the replay. Good decision. 408/8
154.4 to PADLR Sandakan, this is dead in front. At first glance anyway. Full and swinging into leg stump. He looks to flick and is caught on the front pad. Looks close on the replay, but it can't be overturned anyway, they're out of reviews.. 419/9
154.5 to N Pradeep, bowled! Middle stump again. Full, swinging in and it looks sensational as it sneaks through Pradeep's defence. Abbas will be on a hat-trick the next time he bowls. 419/10
18.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, full on middle and Thirimanne falls into the trap! Gets down on one leg and tries to slog that over midwicket but the quicker delivery raps him on his back leg. The infielders go up! And the umpire raises his finger. Two quick wickets for Pakistan, and the early pressure is now paying off. The ball would've broken middle stump. 35/2
28.1 to BKG Mendis, full just outside off but there's no spin. Goes straight on and takes the edge! Mendis tries to defend that off his back foot but the ball goes past his blade and takes his outside edge and through to Sarfraz. Sharp catch from him. And that's lunch as well. 61/3
148.2 to HMRKB Herath, back of a length just outside off stump, Herath cannot resist the reverse sweep but this time there's some extra bounce and the ball jumps in the air after striking him somewhere near his arm. It pops up and legslip runs three paces to his back to take the catch. Umpire Llong raises his finger for the catch. Herath reviews. The third umpire says it's out too. Yasir Shah falls on his back in a celebratory manner after taking his first wicket in 45 overs. Took the face of the bat's edge before hitting his arm and to the fielder.. 396/7
17.3 to JK Silva, and that's the first wicket! Full outside off and Kaushal wanted to leave that ball once again, but it's a quicker delivery, and he can't get his bat out of the way in time. As soon as he looked to shoulder his arms, did the ball catch his bottom edge and then ricocheted onto the stumps. The cautious opener has to go.. 34/1
111.1 to N Dickwella, Hasan Ali with the breakthrough! Good length outside off stump, the angle gets the ball into his body. Tries to glance that towards third man with the angled bat, but it stays slightly low and he inside edges it onto his off stump. Dickwella looks distraught. 295/5
145.3 to MDK Perera, full on middle stump and Dilruwan misses the slog-sweep. Hits his pad in front of middle and leg. Haris Sohail appeals! And the umpire says out! Dilruwan reviews straightaway. Replays show it pitched in line and straightened. Hit his back leg. This time there's no edge on UltraEdge. HawkEye says pitched on middle, struck him on middle and would've broken leg stump. Maiden wicket for the debutant! Dilruwan has to go.. 387/6
Pakistan 1st Innings 
b Herath591481876039.86
lbw b Perera511301754039.23
c sub (S Samarawickrama) b Herath852263144037.61
c Thirimanne b Herath391191484032.77
c †Dickwella b Pradeep28811072034.56
c Lakmal b Pradeep761612277247.20
b Lakmal1821291185.71
lbw b Lakmal419200021.05
c Thirimanne b Herath819261042.10
st †Dickwella b Herath29253223116.00
not out 13470002.94
Extras(b 5, lb 9, nb 8, w 2)24
TOTAL162.3 Ov (RR: 2.59)422
Fall of wickets: 1-114 (Sami Aslam, 44.2 ov), 2-116 (Shan Masood, 47.4 ov), 3-195 (Asad Shafiq, 84.6 ov), 4-266 (Babar Azam, 112.4 ov), 5-294 (Azhar Ali, 122.6 ov), 6-316 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 129.2 ov), 7-326 (Mohammad Amir, 133.4 ov), 8-340 (Yasir Shah, 139.6 ov), 9-390 (Hasan Ali, 147.6 ov), 10-422 (Haris Sohail, 162.3 ov)
129.2 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, plays on! He got a feel of the pitch just one ball ago, swiping from wide outside off. Goes for the same shot again. This one is shorter and climbing. It's wider too. Inside edge on the hook, thuds into the stumps. 316/6
133.4 to Mohammad Amir, big lbw appeal and the finger is raised. Length ball, looks to be smashing into the off stump on first glance. It has nipped back after pitching on off, and Amir is late on the forward defence. He has reviewed it. But he won't survive. This is the old "hit the top of off stump" from the fast bowler. No inside edge on it, plumb. 326/7
112.4 to Babar Azam, Oh Babar, what have you done?! He's gone. It's a bad delivery, pitching on middle and going down the leg side but Babar decides to work that fine down the leg side. Can't get the necessary connection, and instead edges it. Dickwella moves to his left and completes the catch. That wicket will also mean that it is stumps.. 266/4
162.3 to Haris Sohail, It's all over. Haris falls for 76! Full on middle stump and the batsman tries to hoick that over long on. It's mistimed, and in the air! Mid off races to his right, and takes the catch. Pakistan finish with a lead of three runs.. 422/10
44.2 to Sami Aslam, saved by the bat. Or is he? This skids through from back of a length and thuds into his pad in front of middle stump as he gets on the back foot. Plumb if there's no edge on it. Umpire has said not out. Chandimal reviews. He has walked well across the stumps....and replays show it is pad first. He's a long way across and I can see leg stump on the replay as this strikes the pad. Impact just in line of off stump. Only just. Would have been umpire's call if it was a centimeter to the right. But it isn't. He's trapped and he's out. Decision overturned.. 114/1
47.4 to Shan Masood, bowled him! Dreadful shot. One of many pre-meditated sweep shots and he's succumbed to the pressure. A tiring, slow session has suddenly turned fruitful for Sri Lanka. This was slow, tossed right up at middle stump. He'd been flicking this for the most part, but now he exposes the stumps, and plonks his leg across to the off side. The ball is well away from where his foot is. He's locked and he can't get low because of the line. Hands come down late, ball sneaks under the bat and leg stump is tonked. 116/2
84.6 to Asad Shafiq, dabs it to first slip. Poor shot. This was slow and loopy outside off. He let it pitch - and it was wide enough to leave, especially as it was spinning away. But he reaches out for it, following the balls with his hands and ended up poking far away from his body. A simple catch for Thirimanne. 195/3
122.6 to Azhar Ali, well taken! Samarawickrama leaps to his left at short midwicket and holds on with two hands. It was dipping on him and he did brilliantly to keep his balance while getting his hands under it. Azhar had been using his feet for a while against Perera. But Herath is much slower in pace. This one dips and beats him in flight at a middle stump line and it's a feeble flick. A good innings, but he won't be happy with how easily it has ended. 294/5
139.6 to Yasir Shah, gets him off the last ball! Classic Rangana. Four balls angled in, one pushed wide, and now another drifting in towards off. Full and drawing him into playing a drive. It's a feeble attempt at one from Yasir. Gets an edge off the low part of his bat and first slip holds on comfortably. 340/8
147.6 to Hasan Ali, And Herath tells Hasan exactly who he is! Five-for for Herath. Back of a length just outside off, straightens down the line and Hasan was trying to defend with the spin. Goes just past his bat's outside edge, and the keeper dislodges the bails as Hasan's back foot is outside. 390/9
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
c Shan Masood b Yasir Shah1023460043.47
lbw b Haris Sohail25871070028.73
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Asad Shafiq725401028.00
lbw b Mohammad Abbas1872951025.00
c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah730380023.33
c Babar Azam b Mohammad Abbas1347572027.65
not out 40761114052.63
lbw b Yasir Shah621350028.57
c Shan Masood b Yasir Shah012000.00
c Mohammad Amir b Yasir Shah819421042.10
b Hasan Ali016000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1)4
TOTAL66.5 Ov (RR: 2.06)138
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 9.4 ov), 2-33 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 18.5 ov), 3-51 (Kaushal Silva, 25.2 ov), 4-65 (Dinesh Chandimal, 35.5 ov), 5-73 (Kusal Mendis, 42.6 ov), 6-86 (Suranga Lakmal, 48.4 ov), 7-101 (Dilruwan Perera, 55.4 ov), 8-101 (Rangana Herath, 55.5 ov), 9-135 (Lakshan Sandakan, 65.6 ov), 10-138 (Nuwan Pradeep, 66.5 ov)
42.6 to BKG Mendis, Mendis has been given out lbw and he has reviewed it. This one jagged back in, same line and length at the previous one. Beats the inside edge this time and traps him on the back pad. He was playing from the crease. If anything saves him here, it'll be an inside edge or the line of impact...there's no edge. On to tracking. Impact umpire's call! They've got Mendis inside 15 minutes. HUGE wicket. He shuffles across like he normally does but his feet weren't warm enough yet by the way he moved. It was a lazy shot in the end. Marginally in line, though. Wouldn't be overturned if he was given not out.. 73/5
48.4 to RAS Lakmal, hooks straight to square leg. Lakmal has been positive and taken that shot on, but the truth is this isn't his speciality. He's won the short ball battle the last five or six times, but this time the bowler prevails. Short one at middle stump and he connects it nicely. More static in his crease than the previous hook shots. Can't place it though and that's the end of him. 86/6
9.4 to FDM Karunaratne, Masood jumps backwards at short leg and holds on. Wide of the crease from Yasir, gets it on a length outside off. KArunaratne looks to use the angle and flick it away, but his stride is not big enough. Allows it to get big on him, gets an inside. It lobs over Masood off his pads, but there's enough time for him to turn and get both hands on it....replays show Karunaratne hasn't nicked it. He walked. When he attempted the shot, he jammed the bat into the pitch. Replays show that was the only impact. Ball was nowhere close to bat or glove.. 20/1
35.5 to LD Chandimal, A beautiful delivery gets the wicket of Chandimal! It was flighted on middle and leg, Chandimal adjusts his front foot to work it in front of square on the leg side, but sharp turn - coupled with minimal foot movement - helps the ball take the outside edge of his straight bat. Loops to first slip, who makes no mistake. The captain has to go.. 65/4
55.4 to MDK Perera, struck in front, given out. Reviews straight away. He's hardly put in a stride and it's plumb in terms of line. He probably got an inside edge based on the speed of review....replays show bat and pad are very close. There is contact with the bat. Third umpire has deemed it was pad first, because we are going through to ball tracking....out. Plumb, smashing into middle and leg.. 101/7
55.5 to HMRKB Herath, caught at short leg! Oh it's going down! Yasir Shah one away from a five-for and he's on a hat-trick too. Inside edge onto pad from Herath, lobs harmlessly for Shan Masood who leaps forward and completes the catch. 101/8
65.6 to PADLR Sandakan, Sandakan! What has he done?! Oh Yasir Shah, another five wicket haul. He's so good at this, at tempting the poor tailenders into suddenly switching off. This is a top-spinner, short and wide outside off. Tests his discipline and Sandakan fails. Goes for the cut without any transfer of weight. Reaching out in the end from deep in the crease and he has bunted it straight to point. 135/9
66.5 to N Pradeep, bowled him! Fielding pays dividends. And how. Pradeep doesn't last a ball. Full, swinging in viciously at the stumps and there's not so much as a half-stride from the No. 11. Smashed and Hasan Ali brings out the signature celebration. 138/10
18.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, flighted just outside off and the batsman prods forward to tentatively defend it. But it takes the outside edge! Sarfraz collects and Thirimanne has to go! The part-timer strikes. The ball spins slightly away from him, and takes a feather as the ball goes past his blade.. 33/2
25.2 to JK Silva, full on leg stump and spins sharply once again, Kaushal misses the sweep completely, and he is struck on the pads in front of off stump. Would've gone on to break middle and leg. Another part-timer strikes.. 51/3
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 136 runs)
c Silva b Perera726420026.92
c Karunaratne b Herath216140012.50
c †Dickwella b Lakmal023000.00
c Karunaratne b Herath2044520045.45
c †Dickwella b Perera316230018.75
lbw b Perera3469853049.27
st †Dickwella b Herath1944570043.18
b Herath815270153.33
b Herath918271050.00
not out 629330020.68
lbw b Herath0812000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1)6
TOTAL47.4 Ov (RR: 2.39)114
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Sami Aslam, 3.6 ov), 2-7 (Azhar Ali, 4.3 ov), 3-16 (Shan Masood, 10.4 ov), 4-32 (Babar Azam, 16.4 ov), 5-36 (Asad Shafiq, 17.5 ov), 6-78 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 33.2 ov), 7-98 (Haris Sohail, 38.1 ov), 8-100 (Hasan Ali, 39.3 ov), 9-111 (Mohammad Amir, 45.2 ov), 10-114 (Mohammad Abbas, 47.4 ov)
4.3 to Azhar Ali, full on off stump, and it's a beauty! What shape! Full on off stump, Azhar Ali tries to defend it, anticipating the angle into his bat, but it goes straight through instead. The face of Azhar's bat closed too early, and the ball took the edge through to Dickwella. It's a duck.. 7/2
3.6 to Sami Aslam, And there's the first wicket! Full just outside off, Aslam tries to defend it with the spin, but the ball is another straight one. Takes the outside edge, and loops to first slip. Karunaratne makes no mistake.. 4/1
17.5 to Asad Shafiq, caught at first slip! Karunaratne holds his cool as this one flies towards his face. It took off from back of a length, and it turned. Shafiq was in position for a cut, but he could only poke at it - similar to his dismissal in the first innings. Good catch. 36/5
33.2 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, he's come down the pitch and missed it! Sarfraz is gone! Rangana Herath has taken gotten rid of the tailor. He's grabbed the cloth right out and ripped the seams apart. Sarfraz was stitching everything together. Pakistan finally seemed to have found control, but now it's wide open again. This was dipping at leg stump, good length. He stepped down and yorked himself. It hit his pad, deflected low to Dickwella's right. He was lucky as this hit his right pad and stayed right in the vicinity. Swooped down and broke the stumps as Sarfraz looked desperately to get back. 78/6
39.3 to Hasan Ali, shows leg stump, loses leg stump! A pump of the fist from the old pro. He's got Hasan Ali. Walks across to the off side, looks to sweep again. Herath pushes this through a little and it skids low and smashes into the leg stump. 100/8
45.2 to Mohammad Amir, bowled him! What a ball! Oh this is stunning from Herath to pick up ten wickets in the match and it's his 100th against Pakistan. Thirty-nine years and 197 days old. How many batsmen he might have done this to - draws him in outside off stump. Come here, he says, as he loops it wide. Amir takes the bait. Pushes forward and takes his time with it, because this is tossed right up. But this is Rangana. He gets it to dip. Well before Amir's stride is in. There's a gap between bat and pad. Herath has made a career out of it. Through his defence and hits the top of off. 111/9
47.4 to Mohammad Abbas, this has to be out, surely! Lbw appeal, given out. Arm ball, length at off stump. He looks to cut it and misses by a long way. Reviewed, of course....but no chance. Nowhere near bat, and definitely smashing into the off stump. Pakistan's first loss in Abu Dhabi is sealed by their chief tormenter Rangana Herath. It's also his 400th wicket.. 114/10
10.4 to Shan Masood, Dilruwan has struck! It's back of a length outside off stump, charges down but decides not to drive. Defends instead, and takes his pad, and then his glove. Lobs into the air, and short cover dives forward to complete a tough catch. Pakistan in trouble.. 16/3
16.4 to Babar Azam, caught behind! Niroshan Dickwella. No review from the batsman, that's the end of him. Dilruwan Perera pushes one through, no turn, outside off stump. Babar chases, stretches well forward and tries to bunt it without intent. If defence was the option, it was wide enough to leave. But he has seen so many turning in at him, that this was instinctive. Top class bowling. 32/4
38.1 to Haris Sohail, trapped on the back leg, bang in front of off stump, and it's been given! He has reviewed this. But it's out of desperation. I don't see him surviving this. Pitches at a length on middle stump, straightens as he plays inside the line. Goes past the outside edge and gets the back thigh...there is no edge. There isn't too much turn. Pitched in line. Impact, in-line. Wickets - umpire's call. He's gone. Pakistan need their bowlers to win this for them now.. 98/7
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Thu, 28 Sep - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 227/4 (Dinesh Chandimal 60*, Niroshan Dickwella 42*, 90 ov)
Fri, 29 Sep - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 64/0 (Shan Masood 30*, Sami Aslam 31*, 23 ov)
Sat, 30 Sep - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 266/4 (Azhar Ali 74*, 112.4 ov)
Sun, 01 Oct - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 69/4 (Kusal Mendis 16*, Suranga Lakmal 2*, 40 ov)
Mon, 02 Oct - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 114 (47.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Day 5 On field umpires: Nigel Llong and Richard Kettleborough, tv umpire: Ahsan Raza
  • Over 42.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - BKG Mendis (Umpires call)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 53.5 overs (324 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 100/6 in 54.0 overs (N Dickwella 10, MDK Perera 6)
  • Over 55.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - MDK Perera (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 138/10 in 66.5 overs (N Dickwella 40)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Over 13.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - Asad Shafiq (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 26/3 in 15.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 12, Babar Azam 3)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 23.3 overs (141 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 24.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed (Umpires call)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 67/5 in 29.0 overs (Haris Sohail 19, Sarfraz Ahmed 13)
  • Over 38.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Haris Sohail (Umpires call)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 43.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - Yasir Shah (Struck down)
  • Over 47.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - Mohammad Abbas (Umpires call)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2275
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-15.50; Close: 17:20
Match days28, 29,30 September, 01,02 October 2017 - day (5-day match)
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