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1st Test, Galle, July 16 - 20, 2022, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
222 & 337
(T:342) 218 & 344/6

Pakistan won by 4 wickets

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali3549775071.42
b Shaheen Shah Afridi17140014.28
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Yasir Shah2135573060.00
c Naseem Shah b Yasir Shah01530000.00
c Yasir Shah b Hasan Ali7611517410166.08
b Shaheen Shah Afridi1428342050.00
c Agha Salman b Shaheen Shah Afridi44710100.00
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Naseem Shah1141501026.82
lbw b Mohammad Nawaz3970033.33
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi38651004158.46
not out 1232531037.50
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 3)7
TOTAL66.1 Ov (RR: 3.35, 306 Mins)222
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 2.6 ov), 2-60 (Kusal Mendis, 14.5 ov), 3-60 (Oshada Fernando, 15.1 ov), 4-68 (Angelo Mathews, 20.5 ov), 5-99 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 29.3 ov), 6-103 (Niroshan Dickwella, 31.1 ov), 7-130 (Ramesh Mendis, 42.3 ov), 8-133 (Prabath Jayasuriya, 43.6 ov), 9-177 (Dinesh Chandimal, 54.5 ov), 10-222 (Maheesh Theekshana, 66.1 ov)
2.6 to FDM Karunaratne, Inside edge on to the stumps! This is in that corridor outside off, and Dimuth comes forward and just looks to defend this. But he plays just a touch outside the line and gets a thick inside edge to to knock back the off peg.. 11/1
29.3 to DM de Silva, Chopped on! And that's another big wicket! This is full outside off, and there to be driven in all honesty, but Dhananjaya is a little loose on the stroke and gets a thick inside edge on to the stumps. Sri Lanka in more than a spot of a bother here.. 99/5
31.1 to N Dickwella, Edged and taken at gully! This was pitched up on off and draws Dickwella into the drive but it nips away just enough to catch a thick outside edge, and it's the debutant Agha Salman at gully who takes a fantastic low catch diving to his right. Pakistan ripping through Sri Lanka here.. 103/6
66.1 to M Theekshana, And that's that! The short stuff eventually pays off, as Theekshana looks to uppercut this over the keeper, but only gets a faint edge through to Rizwan. So Sri Lanka are all out for 222.. 222/10
15.1 to BOP Fernando, edged and taken! Pakistan are right on top here. It was full outside off, shaping away as he drew the batsman forward to feel for it. Fernando had a poke at it and nicked it behind for Rizwan to dive to his right in front of first slip and take it nicely. 60/3
54.5 to LD Chandimal, Brilliantly taken at cover! And Chandimal's attacking sojourn comes to an end. This was full outside off and Chandimal leans back and absolutely crunches this towards Yasir at cover, who dives full length to his right and holds on to an acrobatic take. A special catch to end a special innings.. 177/9
42.3 to RTM Mendis, Change of angle works straight away! It was a misdirected short ball down the leg side but Mendis got inside the line and followed it going for the hook only managing to glove it back to the keeper. Mendis falls to a poor shot after showing some application for most of his innings. 130/7
14.5 to BKG Mendis, edged and taken! Yasir has the breakthrough. It was a length ball outside off, Mendis rocked back for the cut but neither had the line - which was too close to off - nor the length - which was too full for the stroke - as the ball skid on and took the bottom edge for Rizwan to complete a neat catch behind the stumps. 60/2
20.5 to AD Mathews, in the air, taken! Mathews caves in to the pressure and falls for a duck. It was a length ball on middle, he looked to go over the top without getting to the pitch and mistimed it straight to mid-on for a simple catch. Mathews wanted to go straighter but dragged it leg side due to the drift Yasir got. Sri Lanka tottering here. 68/4
43.6 to NGRP Jayasuriya, another one to Pakistan! It was a length ball on middle, pushed through a little quicker, Jayasuriya was rooted to the crease as the ball skid on and found him plumb in front for the umpire to raise his finger without hesitation. Left arm spinner gets rid of the left arm spinner. 133/8
Pakistan 1st Innings 
lbw b Jayasuriya1347632027.65
lbw b Rajitha216310012.50
lbw b Jayasuriya34146007.31
lbw b Theekshana11924431211248.77
c †Dickwella b RTM Mendis1935453054.28
lbw b Jayasuriya515191033.33
c Fernando b Jayasuriya518200027.77
lbw b Jayasuriya011000.00
c de Silva b Theekshana1856461032.14
c Chandimal b RTM Mendis1721290280.95
not out 552131109.61
Extras(b 5, lb 1, nb 1, w 5)12
TOTAL90.5 Ov (RR: 2.40, 376 Mins)218
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Imam-ul-Haq, 6.2 ov), 2-21 (Abdullah Shafique, 14.5 ov), 3-24 (Azhar Ali, 18.3 ov), 4-64 (Mohammad Rizwan, 29.1 ov), 5-73 (Agha Salman, 32.6 ov), 6-85 (Mohammad Nawaz, 38.3 ov), 7-85 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 38.4 ov), 8-112 (Yasir Shah, 51.5 ov), 9-148 (Hasan Ali, 59.6 ov), 10-218 (Babar Azam, 90.5 ov)
6.2 to Imam-ul-Haq, rapped on the pads and given! Imam reviews. It was a length ball outside off, jagged back in sharpy after pitching, missed the bat and struck him on the back thigh pad. Ultra edge confirms no edge, impact is in line and it was clipping the stumps as per ball tracking. Sri Lanka have struck early.. 12/1
51.5 to Yasir Shah, edged and taken! Sri Lanka have the breakthrough. Although the umpires want to check if it was a bump ball. Soft signal is out. It was really full and angled across outside off, Yasir tried to squeeze it out without getting much of stride in but only managed an outside edge for a simple catch to slip. The ball clearly came straight off the bat, so the decision stands. Maheesh Theekshana is also into the wickets now. 112/8
90.5 to Babar Azam, finally the breakthrough. Babar Azam reviews. It was pushed through on a length on middle, skidded on and struck the pad as Babar looked to work it leg side. There's no bat involved, he was struck in line and it would have hit the stumps. That ends a phenomenal hundred by Babar Azam. 218/10
14.5 to Abdullah Shafique, struck on the pad and given after a massive appeal. It was an arm ball that drifted in and skidded on as he played outside the line again to be struck plumb in front. Chooses not to review, wisely. Sri Lanka are back in this.. 21/2
18.3 to Azhar Ali, rapped on the pads and given! Sri Lanka are ecstatic. Pakistan review. It was the one that goes on with the arm, Azhar went for the sweep, unsure of what it'll do after pitching and was struck seemingly in front. There's no bat there, he was struck in line and it would have gone on to hit middle stump. Brilliant start for Sri Lanka, Pakistan in deep trouble. The drop catch costs Sri Lanka nothing. 24/3
32.6 to Agha Salman, And this one does! Again looks to defend and this goes on with the arm and strikes the front pad, just above the knee roll. The finger goes up and after a brief consultation Pakistan review. And it's not a bad review, but the it's umpire's call on the wickets as the ball is shown to be clipping the top of leg. Agha has to go.. 73/5
38.3 to Mohammad Nawaz, What a take at short leg! Not sure how much he knows about this though, as Nawaz skips down the track and whips this hard and fast at Oshada, who gets struck flush on the chest but somehow manages to hold on. Pakistan in deep trouble here.. 85/6
38.4 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, And it's another one! It's a third consecutive five wicket haul for Jayasuriya! This pitches outside off and spins in towards off, Shaheen stays back but can't get anything on this as he struck on his back pad plumb in front of off. He stays there for a bit, almost stunned, before Babar confirms there's no review forthcoming.. 85/7
29.1 to Mohammad Rizwan, and he's struck straight away. It was an innocuous delivery sliding down the leg side, Rizwan tried to nudge it leg side but only managed to nick it behind to Dickwella who took a smart catch moving nicely to his left. Strangled down the leg side, Rizwan and Sri Lanka have broken a threatening partnership. 64/4
59.6 to Hasan Ali, in the air and an excellent catch in the deep by Dinesh Chandimal. It was length on around off, Hasan Ali went for the slog sweep again. But there was extra bounce for Mendis which induced the top edge that went high in the air towards deep square leg where Chandimal dived forward and held on to it despite the stiff breeze taking it away from him. 148/9
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
c Babar Azam b Yasir Shah641251736151.20
lbw b Mohammad Nawaz1629442055.17
lbw b Mohammad Nawaz712101058.33
b Yasir Shah761261689060.31
c Babar Azam b Mohammad Nawaz925301036.00
not out 941392215267.62
b Yasir Shah20202921100.00
b Mohammad Nawaz12111520109.09
b Mohammad Nawaz2232322068.75
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali1157710019.29
b Naseem Shah425501016.00
Extras(b 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL100 Ov (RR: 3.37, 424 Mins)337
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 10.3 ov), 2-41 (Kasun Rajitha, 12.6 ov), 3-132 (Oshada Fernando, 42.2 ov), 4-164 (Angelo Mathews, 50.3 ov), 5-178 (Kusal Mendis, 55.1 ov), 6-218 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 61.1 ov), 7-235 (Niroshan Dickwella, 64.2 ov), 8-267 (Ramesh Mendis, 72.4 ov), 9-308 (Maheesh Theekshana, 88.6 ov), 10-337 (Prabath Jayasuriya, 99.6 ov)
10.3 to FDM Karunaratne, And Nawaz strikes! Traps Dimuth lbw! But this has been reviewed. Dimuth stays back to one that spins back in sharply from a length, keeps a little low and strikes his pads in front of leg. Only question is, was this going down leg? Well, Sri Lanka don't lose a review, but Dimuth has to go as this was umpire's call on whether it was hitting the wickets. Clipping leg.. 33/1
12.6 to CAK Rajitha, rapped on the pads and given! This was full and angled in, went on with the arm and skidded on as he pressed forward and played the wrong line to struck right in front. It would have only clipped leg st8ump but that's good enough. Pakistan strike early, the dropped chance last over costing next to nothing. 41/2
50.3 to AD Mathews, Edged and taken! Pakistan have another. It was a length ball on off that stopped on Mathews as he shaped to cut and followed the turn. It took the outside edge and Rizwan's glove before lobbing up to Babar at slip for a simple catch. 164/4
64.2 to N Dickwella, goes for one reverse too many, and Dickwella's leg stump is rattled! He gets something on this, but it's an unfortunate under edge that ends up rolling on to the base of leg stump.. 235/7
72.4 to RTM Mendis, cleaned him up and Nawaz picks up a five-for. quicker delivery rushes on to him as he attempts a pull and the off stump is pegged back. He thought it was short in length but that was the deception as the trajectory was flat but it as fuller in length. 267/8
42.2 to BOP Fernando, Yasir gets the breakthrough! What a start to the session for Pakistan! full around middle, drifts in before turning away to take the outside edge as he looks to drive without much of a stride and comfortably taken at slip. The umpires want to check if it was a bump ball. But clearly came straight off the bat. Yasir has cracked the match open. 132/3
55.1 to BKG Mendis, absolute ripper from Yasir! Ball of the century candidate? It was a length ball that drifted in and pitched outside leg before spinning away sharply squaring Mendis up as he looked to defend it to knock the off stump back. Pakistan continue to claw back into the contest post lunch.. 178/5
61.1 to DM de Silva, Castles him! Dhananjaya stays back to one that he probably should have gone forward to, and he pays the price. This is on the edge of a good length and full, pitching on middle and leg, and zips through off the surface. Dhananjaya can't get his bat in time and his stumps are disturbed! How big is this wicket going to be?. 218/6
88.6 to M Theekshana, Edged to Rizwan! And Hasan gets a wicket anyway, though it's likely not the one he wanted. He's delighted nevertheless, as he lets out an almighty roar! This was on a good length, nipping away from off, and catches the outside edge past Theekshana's back foot defence.. 308/9
99.6 to NGRP Jayasuriya, knocks him over! Chandimal is left stranded in the 90s. It was length on off, the ball pitched and held its line as Jayasuriya played inside the line ton miss it and see his off stump rattled. Lovely delivery from Naseem Shah. 337/10
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 342 runs)
not out 1604085247139.21
st †Dickwella b RTM Mendis35731173047.94
c de Silva b Jayasuriya632400018.75
b Jayasuriya551041584152.88
lbw b Jayasuriya40741012054.05
c †Dickwella b Jayasuriya1235401034.28
c Theekshana b de Silva54410125.00
not out 1934521055.88
Extras(b 5, lb 7)12
TOTAL127.2 Ov (RR: 2.70, 524 Mins)344/6
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Imam-ul-Haq, 28.5 ov), 2-104 (Azhar Ali, 39.1 ov), 3-205 (Babar Azam, 78.5 ov), 4-276 (Mohammad Rizwan, 103.1 ov), 5-298 (Agha Salman, 113.3 ov), 6-303 (Hasan Ali, 114.2 ov)
39.1 to Azhar Ali, And he's got him first up, caught at slip! Gives this a little more air, just outside off and Azhar goes for the cover drive. This turns sharply however and catches a thick outside through the grateful hands of Dhananjaya. Sri Lanka strike after drinks.. 104/2
78.5 to Babar Azam, bowled around the legs and Sri Lanka are cock-a-hoop. It was full outside leg, he wanted to kick it away but didn't cover the line, the ball turned back and pegged back the leg stump. Huge lift for Sri Lanka. 205/3
103.1 to Mohammad Rizwan, On with the arm and this looks plumb! Trapped lbw! Pakistan have three reviews, so Rizwan decides to take this one. He goes forward and his forward defence is beaten by the one that goes straight. And yes, this is three reds.. 276/4
113.3 to Agha Salman, big appeal for caught behind, and after a long think Umpire Dharmasena raises the finger! Salman discusses with his partner and reviews. But the Ultra Edge shows there was a spike as it passed the bat. This was pitched on leg from over the wicket, and it spun sharply past the Salman's forward defence. Well taken by Dickwella as well. And with that lunch is called.. 298/5
28.5 to Imam-ul-Haq, length outside off, Imam plays back and looks to defend but withdraws his bat as it spins away. Dickwella removes the bails and they go up to check the stumping. Imam seemed to have raised his back foot fractionally. But was it in the air when the bails came off? This is much closer than it looked live. The third umpire wants to be absolutely sure. They're checking different angles and the one from square leg seems to suggest his foot was in the air. What a bizarre way to go. Sri Lanka have the breakthrough, that's the end of Imam. 87/1
114.2 to Hasan Ali, high up in the air and taken. It was bowled slower on off stump, Hasan Ali tried to drag it leg side on the slog sweep but didn't get enough of it to offer a simple chance to deep square leg. The move to promote him hasn't worked and Pakistan are in trouble now. 303/6
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Sat, 16 Jul - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 24/2 (Azhar Ali 3*, Babar Azam 1*, 18 ov)
Sun, 17 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 36/1 (Oshada Fernando 17*, Kasun Rajitha 3*, 11.5 ov)
Mon, 18 Jul - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 329/9 (Dinesh Chandimal 86*, Prabath Jayasuriya 4*, 96 ov)
Tue, 19 Jul - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 222/3 (Abdullah Shafique 112*, Mohammad Rizwan 7*, 85 ov)
Wed, 20 Jul - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 344/6 (127.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 87.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - Abdullah Shafique (Struck down)
  • Over 91.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 93.3 overs (561 balls), Extras 11
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 101 balls (Abdullah Shafique 12, Mohammad Rizwan 30, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 270/3 in 100.0 overs (Abdullah Shafique 126, Mohammad Rizwan 37)
  • Over 103.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 298/5 in 113.3 overs (Abdullah Shafique 139)
  • Over 113.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - Agha Salman (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 114.1 overs (685 balls), Extras 11
  • Abdullah Shafique: 150 off 391 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Rain: Pakistan - 331/6 in 124.4 overs (Abdullah Shafique 154, Mohammad Nawaz (3) 12)
  • Wet Ground: Pakistan - 331/6 in 124.4 overs (Abdullah Shafique 154, Mohammad Nawaz (3) 12)
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2472
Match days16,17,18,19,20 July 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPakistan 12, Sri Lanka 0
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