RESULT
2nd Test, Galle, July 24 - 28, 2022, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
378 & 360/8d
(T:508) 231 & 261

Sri Lanka won by 246 runs

Player Of The Match
33, 1/15 & 109
dhananjaya-de-silva
Player Of The Series
17 wkts
prabath-jayasuriya
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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 378/10(103 overs)
1st INNINGS
Pakistan 231/10(88.1 overs)
1st INNINGS
Agha Salman 62 (126)
Ramesh Mendis5/47 (21.1)
Sri Lanka 360/8(91.5 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Pakistan 261/10(77 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Babar Azam 81 (146)
Imam-ul-Haq 49 (90)
Ramesh Mendis4/101 (30)
end of over 774 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 261/10CRR: 3.38 
Nauman Ali0 (9b)
Ramesh Mendis 30-7-101-4
Prabath Jayasuriya 32-5-117-5

Right, so the series that went down to the last day of the last Test ends one-one. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we enjoyed brining it to you. But that's all from us for now. Goodbye

Dimuth Karunaratne: Someone has to put their hands up. It was my time to build partnerships so I did that. I think as a team we are playing really well. As a team we came back strongly, much like in the Australia series. I think before we called up Prabath (Jayasuriya) we played the NSL series and I saw his potential and that's why we brought him. Angie (Angelo Mathews) and myself are playing from under-15 school days. He has matured, he always supports me. It's a real good achievement to play 100 Tests, specially since he started as an allrounder and now plays as a batsman.

Babar Azam: Definitely tough game for us. Batting wasn't up to the mark. We were definitely in the game but Dhanajaya's (de Silva) innings changed the game.

Prabath Jayasuriya is the player of the series: I worked hard and I was patient. It wasn't an easy pitch to bowl but we did well to bowl in partnerships and that led to wickets.

Dhananjaya de Silva is the player of the match: I got a hundred after 13 odd innings, very happy with that. Had good support from my bowlers and Dimuth (Karunaratne) from the dressing room. It's hard work (captaincy), you have to manage the bowlers and keep people motivated.

With that, Sri Lanka have drawn level. Sri Lanka and Pakistan continue the tradition of producing compelling cricket whenever they meet. The match turned dramatically in the last half an hour before lunch and there was no way back for Pakistan from there. Pakistan were coasting for most of the morning session with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan looking set, but an error of judgement cost Rizwan his wicket, and things happened quickly for Sri Lanka thereafter. They picked up four wickets in the last half an hour before lunch and were back in the contest. Fielding played a key role in those dismissals as there was the run-out of Fawad Alam and Agha Salman was brilliantly caught at short-leg by Kusal Mendis. Post lunch, Sri Lanka continued to create chances, including a missed lbw review of Mohammad Nawaz and a dropped catch of Babar Azam at slip. But those missed opportunities wouldn't cost Sri Lanka. First, Prabath Jayasuriya got one to go on with the arm and trap Babar Azam in front. Then, Mahammad Nawaz was caught trying to slog Ramesh Mendis. The floodgates opened thereafter as the tail were trying to hit everything out of the park, rather than attempt to save the Test. Jayasuriya was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests, and Mendis chipped in with four to make it nine for the match for him, in addition to the runs he got. Sri Lanka won by 246 runs. Presentation coming up. Stay tuned.

76.6
W
Mendis to Naseem Shah, OUT

in the air and taken! It was length outside off, he went down on one knee and went for the slog sweep, got a lot of height on it but not enough distance, and was caught comfortably on the deep midwicket fence. With that, Sri Lanka level the series

Naseem Shah c Wellalage b RTM Mendis 18 (21b 1x4 2x6 13m) SR: 85.71
76.5
Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run

full on off, defended

76.4
4
Mendis to Naseem Shah, FOUR runs

full toss outside off, drilled through the covers and beats long-off to his left

76.3
Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run

length on off, spins back in sharply as he defends on the backfoot

76.2
Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run

full on off, skips down and looks to go big, gets a thick inside edge to short-leg

76.1
Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run

full on off, defended

end of over 761 run
PAK: 257/9CRR: 3.38 
Nauman Ali0 (9b)
Naseem Shah14 (15b 2x6)
Prabath Jayasuriya 32-5-117-5
Ramesh Mendis 29-7-97-3
75.6
Jayasuriya to Nauman Ali, no run

full outside off, defended

75.5
Jayasuriya to Nauman Ali, no run

length outside off, goes through both the batter and the keeper

75.4
1
Jayasuriya to Naseem Shah, 1 run

full on the pads, gets a thick inside edge fine on the leg side

75.3
Jayasuriya to Naseem Shah, no run

length on the pads, pushed to midwicket

75.2
Jayasuriya to Naseem Shah, no run

full on off, defended

75.1
Jayasuriya to Naseem Shah, no run

length on off, defended

end of over 75Maiden
PAK: 256/9CRR: 3.41 
Nauman Ali0 (7b)
Naseem Shah13 (11b 2x6)
Ramesh Mendis 29-7-97-3
Prabath Jayasuriya 31-5-116-5
74.6
Mendis to Nauman Ali, no run

full on off, defended to silly point

74.5
Mendis to Nauman Ali, no run

full on middle and off, gets a thick inside edge into the leg side

74.4
Mendis to Nauman Ali, no run

full on off, defended into the off side

74.3
Mendis to Nauman Ali, no run

length outside off, defended

74.2
Mendis to Nauman Ali, no run

length on off, defended

74.1
Mendis to Nauman Ali, no run

full on off,defendedn

end of over 746 runs
PAK: 256/9CRR: 3.45 
Naseem Shah13 (11b 2x6)
Nauman Ali0 (1b)
Prabath Jayasuriya 31-5-116-5
Ramesh Mendis 28-6-97-3
73.6
Jayasuriya to Naseem Shah, no run

full on off, defended into the off side

73.5
6
Jayasuriya to Naseem Shah, SIX runs
Best performances - batters
DM de Silva
DM de Silva SL
109 runs (171)
16 fours0 six
Control
82%
Productive shot
cut shot
29 runs
6 fours0 six
285712162831
Babar Azam
Babar Azam PAK
81 runs (146)
6 fours1 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
2 fours0 six
511412612013
Best performances - bowlers
RTM Mendis
RTM Mendis SL
O
21.1
M
6
R
47
W
5
ECO
2.22
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
NGRP Jayasuriya
NGRP Jayasuriya SL
O
32
M
5
R
117
W
5
ECO
3.65
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
4W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Dhananjaya de Silva
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Prabath Jayasuriya
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2473
Match days24,25,26,27,28 July 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Dunith Wellalage
Dunith Wellalage
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Australia
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 12, Pakistan 0
Language
English
Hindi
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