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1st Test, Colombo (SSC), March 26 - 30, 2006, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
185 & 448/5d
(T:458) 176 & 337/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Upul Tharanga lbw b Mohammad Asif042000.00
Sanath Jayasuriya  b Umar Gul68151075.00
Kumar Sangakkara  b Mohammad Asif822301036.36
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul12030005.00
Thilan Samaraweera  b Mohammad Asif416290025.00
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria6910615210065.09
Farveez Maharoof c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif46901226051.11
Malinga Bandara  b Danish Kaneria16162330100.00
Dilhara Fernando c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Danish Kaneria1642530138.09
Lasith Malinga c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Shahid Afridi819341042.10
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 046000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, w 1)11
TOTAL57.5 Ov (RR: 3.19, 251 Mts)185
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Upul Tharanga, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 3.2 ov), 3-18 (Kumar Sangakkara, 6.6 ov), 4-26 (Mahela Jayawardene, 9.4 ov), 5-32 (Thilan Samaraweera, 12.6 ov), 6-143 (Farveez Maharoof, 42.5 ov), 7-149 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 45.3 ov), 8-162 (Malinga Bandara, 47.4 ov), 9-177 (Lasith Malinga, 56.2 ov), 10-185 (Dilhara Fernando, 57.5 ov)
Mohammad Asif1654142.56715000
0.4 to WU Tharanga, Asif strikes early! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Tharanga shuffles across but plays down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad plumb in front of the stumps, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Pakistan off to a good start here. 0/1
6.6 to KC Sangakkara, Asif! good length delivery and this one came back into the left-hander, Sangakkara shoulders arms thinking that the ball will go away and the off stump is pegged back, classic dismissal. 18/3
12.6 to TT Samaraweera, goodness me! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from way outside the off stump, Samaraweera shoulders arms, ball swings in and clips the leg stump! amazing delivery! Asif adds one more to the list - Sri Lanka five down. 32/5
42.5 to MF Maharoof, and Asif strikes! short of a good length delivery, bowled from round the stumps and angling across the right-hander, Maharoof flashes hard at it and the ball files off the outside edge, Younis Khan at second slip plucks it out of thin air, blinder of a catch to end a fantastic partnership. 143/6
Umar Gul1224123.41637010
3.2 to ST Jayasuriya, Gul too joins the party! short of a good length delivery, bit too close to the off stump line but Jayasuriya goes for the cut, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps, how often have we seen this happen!. 10/2
9.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, another one bites the dust! short of a good length delivery, bit too wide outside the off stump and shaping away further, Jayawardene needlessly follows it and ends up with a thick edge, Akmal dives across to his right and takes a good low catch - Sri Lanka four down and in deep trouble here.. 26/4
Abdul Razzaq1014304.30426000
Danish Kaneria17.534432.46833100
45.3 to TM Dilshan, thats yet another great catch from Younis Khan! this one, from round the stumps, pitches on leg stumps and turns across Dilshan who comes forward and defends, the turns just manages to take the outside edge of the bat and flies to the left of Younis Khan at first slip, whose reflexes have been very good today - moves quickly to his left and pouches a wonderful catch.. 149/7
47.4 to HMCM Bandara, beauty!! same delivery as the previous ball, the difference is this time around its a googly, Bandara comes forward to defend, there's a tiny gap between the bat and pad, that gap is enough for the ball to squeeze through and crash into the stumps. That was spin bowling at its best!. 162/8
57.5 to CRD Fernando, all over! tossed up and turning away, Fernando drives on the up, Inzi at silly point takes a fantastic catch to end the innings, tapped it up nicely and took it on the second attempt. Sri Lanka fold up for 185. 185/10
Shahid Afridi20613.0091000
56.2 to SL Malinga, and gone! well flighted delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malinga scoops it in the air towards midwicket, probably came of the leading edge, Inzi moves in from the edge of the cricle and takes it comfortably, Afridi gets one to his name, Sri Lanka nine down.. 177/9
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Shoaib Malik c Tharanga b Maharoof1328303046.42
Imran Farhat c Bandara b Malinga699013913076.66
Younis Khan c †Sangakkara b Maharoof011000.00
Faisal Iqbal c Maharoof b Malinga2670033.33
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)c †Sangakkara b Maharoof31681103045.58
Abdul Razzaq  b Maharoof834320023.52
Shahid Afridi  b Muralitharan1421381066.66
Kamran Akmal c Tharanga b Muralitharan2755793049.09
Umar Gul lbw b Muralitharan216180012.50
Mohammad Asif  b Malinga01734000.00
Danish Kaneria not out 00400-
Extras(b 1, nb 8, w 1)10
TOTAL54.4 Ov (RR: 3.21, 252 Mts)176
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Shoaib Malik, 7.4 ov), 2-25 (Younis Khan, 7.5 ov), 3-28 (Faisal Iqbal, 8.6 ov), 4-122 (Imran Farhat, 29.5 ov), 5-127 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 33.3 ov), 6-138 (Abdul Razzaq, 37.4 ov), 7-154 (Shahid Afridi, 42.2 ov), 8-160 (Umar Gul, 46.3 ov), 9-172 (Mohammad Asif, 53.6 ov), 10-176 (Kamran Akmal, 54.4 ov)
Lasith Malinga1233032.50584012
8.6 to Faisal Iqbal, short rising delivery on the stumps, Iqbal goes for the pull and the ball files off the top-edge, Maharoof at deep fine leg nicely settles under it, Malinga strikes! Pakistan three down and in a spot of bother here.. 28/3
29.5 to Imran Farhat, gone! short rising delivery, angling across after pitching in line, Farhat needlessly goes after it and falls right into the trap, ball clips the leading edge and flies down to fine leg, Bandara in the deep judges it to perfection. 122/4
53.6 to Mohammad Asif, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Asif is beaten for pace and the ball crashes into the woodwork, Maliga gets one more to his name - Pakistan nine down.. 172/9
Farveez Maharoof1525243.46676003
7.4 to Shoaib Malik, got'm! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Malik tamely turns it away straight to Tharanga at short square leg, easy catch held, Maharoof with the all important breakthrough.. 25/1
7.5 to Younis Khan, Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery outside the off stump, again nothing special there, Younis Khan prods at it away from his body, ball clips the bottom edge of the bat and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, two wickets in two ball and Maharoof is on a hat-trick here!. 25/2
33.3 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, gone! short of a good length delivery, slanting away from the right-hander, this one kicked off after hitting the deck, Inzi moves across looking to drive, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Sangakkara behind the stumps, what a wicket!. 127/5
37.4 to Abdul Razzaq, Maharoof strikes again! good length delivery, this one pitched outside the off stump and jagged back in sharply, Razzaq plays away from his body, a lazy looking shot, ball slants in just enough to beat the inside edge, clips the pad and crashes into the stumps, Pakistan six down - Sri Lanka off a good start here.. 138/6
Dilhara Fernando302006.66133003
Malinga Bandara713204.57296000
Muthiah Muralidaran17.444132.32844000
42.2 to Shahid Afridi, bowled'm! classic off-spinner's dismissal, flat and turning back in sharply, Afridi mis-reads the lenght, goes back to cut and gets beaten by a long way, ball turns in just enough to clip the off stump. That's Murali's first wicket of the match, Pakistan seven down!. 154/7
46.3 to Umar Gul, turning in from outside the off stump, Gul gets his left leg to the pitch of the delivery and shoulders arms, loud appeal and this time umpire Davis adjudicates in favour of the bowler, Murali third time lucky, Pakistan eight down. 160/8
54.4 to Kamran Akmal, all over! tossed up and turning in, Akmal goes for the sweep and gets it on the middle, ball goes straight to Tharanga at short leg who takes invasive action and in the process the ball gets stuck between his hand and the shoulder, that was a painful blow but Tharanga nicely held on to the ball.. 176/10
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
Upul Tharanga c Imran Farhat b Danish Kaneria7213317512054.13
Sanath Jayasuriya c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif1333602039.39
Kumar Sangakkara c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Shoaib Malik18532645322056.74
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Abdul Razzaq b Mohammad Asif8213917812158.99
Thilan Samaraweera c Imran Farhat b Shahid Afridi641191678053.78
Tillakaratne Dilshan not out 812200066.66
Farveez Maharoof not out 59130055.55
Extras(b 10, lb 6, nb 3)19
TOTAL128 Ov (RR: 3.50, 535 Mts)448/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 14.2 ov), 2-127 (Upul Tharanga, 43.1 ov), 3-285 (Mahela Jayawardene, 84.6 ov), 4-429 (Kumar Sangakkara, 123.3 ov), 5-438 (Thilan Samaraweera, 124.4 ov)
Mohammad Asif2347123.0810210000
14.2 to ST Jayasuriya, got'm! another bouncer, angled in from outside the off stump, Jayasuriya falls for it this time, goes for the pull, a nothing shot in the end, ball clips the edge and goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps, Asif with the all important breakthrough.. 53/1
84.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, another well directed bouncer, this time Jayawardene goes after it and falls right into the trap! ball got big on him and the top-edge flies down to fine leg, Razzaq in the deep nicely settles under it, Asif with the breakthrough, end of a fine knock and a brilliant partnership. 285/3
Umar Gul2017303.658210000
Danish Kaneria36513813.8315221100
43.1 to WU Tharanga, tossed up and turning in from middle and off, Tharanga comes down the track looking to go over the fielder at mid-on but is beaten by the turn, ball clips the inner half of the bat and goes towards to mid-on, Farhat there moves across quickly to his left, dives across full length and takes a fantastic head high catch, Kaneria strikes!. 127/2
Shoaib Malik1524813.20624000
123.3 to KC Sangakkara, GONE! Sangakkara goes for the sweep shot to a tossed up delivery, mishits it high in the air to deep midwicket, where Inzamam waits for the ball and takes the catch, good knock from Sangakkara comes to an end.. 429/4
Shahid Afridi2105712.71782000
124.4 to TT Samaraweera, GONE! another wicket, tossed up wide outside the off stump, Samaraweera comes down the track and looks to go over the extra-cover, hits it hard in the air, Imran Farhat times his jump and takes a good catch.. 438/5
Abdul Razzaq1214303.58568003
Imran Farhat10202.0040000
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 458 runs)
Shoaib Malik not out 14836948821240.10
Imran Farhat c Jayawardene b Muralitharan34691155049.27
Younis Khan  b Muralitharan812172066.66
Faisal Iqbal lbw b Maharoof601611936037.26
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)c Dilshan b Muralitharan48891128053.93
Abdul Razzaq not out 2031454064.51
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 5, w 1)19
TOTAL121 Ov (RR: 2.78, 488 Mts)337/4
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Imran Farhat, 26.6 ov), 2-71 (Younis Khan, 30.6 ov), 3-186 (Faisal Iqbal, 81.2 ov), 4-267 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 109.5 ov)
Lasith Malinga1334403.38617000
Farveez Maharoof2387013.041099004
81.2 to Faisal Iqbal, got'm! good length delivery, this one jagged back in from outside the off stump and Iqbal gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Maharoof with the breakthrough!. 186/3
Muthiah Muralidaran42139432.2320711201
26.6 to Imran Farhat, and the master strikes! flat delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, perfect line and length, Farhat is sucked forward and the ball turns away just enough to kiss the outside edge, Jayawardene at first slip dives across to his left and takes a good catch. 59/1
30.6 to Younis Khan, Murali strikes again! another classic off-spinner's dismissal! tossed up and turning in, Younis Khan is foxed by the flight and the turn, goes back to cut but fails to connect and the ball crashes into the furniture, that was too close to cut and Khan pays dearly for the poor choice of shot. 71/2
109.5 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, gone! quicker delivery, ball grips the surface and turns in sharply, Inzi pushes forward to defend, ball clips the pad, hits the face of the bat and goes straight to Dilshan at silly point. Murali gets one more to. 267/4
Dilhara Fernando1534002.66726010
Malinga Bandara1443502.50705000
Sanath Jayasuriya1333702.84647000
Tillakaratne Dilshan10404.0051000
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TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1794
Match daysday (5-day match)
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
Match Referee
Alan Hurst
Sun, 26 Mar - day 1 - no play
Mon, 27 Mar - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 124/4 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 30*, Abdul Razzaq 1*, 32 ov)
Tue, 28 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 242/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 77*, Mahela Jayawardene 69*, 73 ov)
Wed, 29 Mar - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 89/2 (Shoaib Malik 30*, Faisal Iqbal 9*, 41 ov)
Thu, 30 Mar - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 337/4 (121 ov) - end of match
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 250 in 75.6 overs
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 300 in 90.5 overs
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 350 in 104.2 overs
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 400 in 115.4 overs
  • WU Tharanga (2) 50 in 87 balls with 9 fours
  • KC Sangakkara (2) 50 in 123 balls with 5 fours
  • KC Sangakkara (2) 100 in 209 balls with 13 fours
  • KC Sangakkara (2) 150 in 280 balls with 18 fours
  • DPMD Jayawardene (2) 50 in 72 balls with 7 fours and 1 six
  • TT Samaraweera (2) 50 in 101 balls with 7 fours
  • Pakistan 2nd innings: 50 in 15.4 overs