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2nd Test, Kandy, April 03 - 05, 2006, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
279 & 73
(T:183) 170 & 183/2

Pakistan won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
6/44 & 5/27
Player Of The Series
17 wkts
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif1022361045.45
b Mohammad Asif1439471135.89
c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria799815715080.61
c Imran Farhat b Mohammad Asif423420017.39
b Mohammad Asif651802649036.11
c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria2241544053.65
c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria734331020.58
c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif4361886070.49
b Mohammad Asif1327402048.14
c Abdul Razzaq b Danish Kaneria922300140.90
not out 1350033.33
Extras(lb 4, nb 2, w 1, pen 5)12
TOTAL91.2 Ov (RR: 3.05, 402 Mins)279
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Upul Tharanga, 8.5 ov), 2-27 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 10.5 ov), 3-61 (Mahela Jayawardene, 18.5 ov), 4-142 (Kumar Sangakkara, 41.3 ov), 5-178 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 55.1 ov), 6-193 (Farveez Maharoof, 63.5 ov), 7-238 (Thilan Samaraweera, 80.5 ov), 8-256 (Malinga Bandara, 84.2 ov), 9-271 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 90.1 ov), 10-279 (Lasith Malinga, 91.2 ov)
8.5 to WU Tharanga, full length ball on the off stump, moving away, batsman drives and gets the edge, straight into Younis at second slip. 18/1
10.5 to ST Jayasuriya, Two down! pitched up on the off stump, shaping in a bit, Jayasuriya pushes on the front-foot, gets beaten and ball finds the gap, crashes into the off stump. 27/2
18.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, Three down! short of length ball around the off stump, shaping away, batsman defends on the back-foot and gets the outside edge, good low catch taken by Farhat at second slip. 61/3
80.5 to TT Samaraweera, full length ball swinging in, batsman pushes on the front-foot but completely beaten by the swing, ball finds the gap and crashes into the stumps, excellent bowling and the new ball provides the breakthrough. 238/7
84.2 to HMCM Bandara, short of length ball outside off stump, swinging away further, Bandara goes after it and gets the bottom edge, straight to Kamran Akmal, 5 wickets for Asif!. 256/8
90.1 to KMDN Kulasekara, good length ball on the off stump, nipping in, Kulasekara plays forward and gets the inside edge onto the stumps, excellent bowling frmo Asif, his 6th wicket!. 271/9
41.3 to KC Sangakkara, flighted and full length ball on the off stump, batsman tries to on-drive, gets a big inside edge onto the pads and ball loops straight to Faisal at silly point. 142/4
55.1 to TM Dilshan, short ball outside off stump, turining away, batsman goes for the cut and gets a big edge, good low catch taken by Kamran Akmal. 178/5
63.5 to MF Maharoof, googly on the middle and leg stump, Maharoof tries to turn it away onside and gets an inside edge onto the pads, loops straight to Younis at silly point. 193/6
91.2 to SL Malinga, All out! flighted ball on the stumps, Maling looks to hit it over again, this time beaten by the flight and ball takes the outside edge, ball loops to Razzaq at cover. 279/10
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c Jayasuriya b Kulasekara2358704039.65
c Jayawardene b Muralitharan3353924062.26
c Samaraweera b Maharoof3557657061.40
b Muralitharan1734473050.00
run out (sub [CK Kapugedera])1538721039.47
lbw b Muralitharan522241022.72
b Muralitharan47131057.14
not out 939462023.07
c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara4661066.66
run out (Malinga/†Sangakkara)00100-
c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan4890050.00
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 7, w 1)21
TOTAL52.4 Ov (RR: 3.22, 232 Mins)170
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Imran Farhat, 15.2 ov), 2-71 (Kamran Akmal, 20.2 ov), 3-121 (Mohammad Yousuf, 32.3 ov), 4-125 (Younis Khan, 33.4 ov), 5-140 (Faisal Iqbal, 38.5 ov), 6-149 (Abdul Razzaq, 40.6 ov), 7-162 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 47.6 ov), 8-166 (Umar Gul, 49.6 ov), 9-166 (Mohammad Asif, 50.1 ov), 10-170 (Danish Kaneria, 52.4 ov)
33.4 to Younis Khan, short ball around the off stump, swinging away, batsman moves back and pushes, ball takes the outside edge and straight to Samaraweera at wide first slip. 125/4
15.2 to Imran Farhat, Gone! full length ball swinging away outside off stump, batsman drives and gets a thick outside edge, ball goes straight to Jayasuriya at gully. 57/1
49.6 to Umar Gul, short of lenght ball around the off stump, swinging away a bit, Gul goes back and tries to push off the back-foot, gets the outside edge and Sangakkara does the rest. 166/8
20.2 to Kamran Akmal, flighted ball outside off stump, turning in, batsman defends on the front-foot and ball takes the inside edge onto the pads, ball loops to slip and good low catch taken by Jayawardene at slip. 71/2
32.3 to Mohammad Yousuf, fraction short around the off stump, not much of turn, Yousuf goes back and tries to push it away to point, ball beats the outside edge and crashes into the off stump. 121/3
38.5 to Faisal Iqbal, Murali strikes again! set the field for the off-spinner and pushed in the doosra, the one that goes straight on after pitching, Iqbal picks the wrong ball to sweep and gets hit on the pad in-line with the off stump, loud appeal and up goes the finger, Pakistan five down and in trouble here!. 140/5
40.6 to Abdul Razzaq, tossed up just outside off stump, turning in, Razzaq goes back and tries to cut it away, ball beats him and clips the off stump, poor shot from Razzaq. 149/6
52.4 to Danish Kaneria, flighted ball and fraction short outside off stump, batsman goes back to defend and gets the outside edge, Sangakkara catches it off the second attempt. 170/10
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
b Mohammad Asif1229382041.37
b Mohammad Asif1631623051.61
b Abdul Razzaq1529502051.72
b Mohammad Asif414141028.57
c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif1112272091.66
lbw b Mohammad Asif1880012.50
c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq413230030.76
c Umar Gul b Abdul Razzaq6771085.71
not out 058000.00
c Umar Gul b Abdul Razzaq011000.00
absent hurt------
Extras(lb 3, w 1)4
TOTAL24.5 Ov (RR: 2.93, 123 Mins)73
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Upul Tharanga, 8.3 ov), 2-40 (Kumar Sangakkara, 13.1 ov), 3-46 (Thilan Samaraweera, 15.5 ov), 4-56 (Mahela Jayawardene, 18.2 ov), 5-57 (Farveez Maharoof, 19.6 ov), 6-65 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 21.1 ov), 7-72 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 22.4 ov), 8-73 (Malinga Bandara, 24.4 ov), 9-73 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 24.5 ov)
8.3 to WU Tharanga, short of length ball on the middle stump, nipping away and ball keeps a bit low, batsman beaten off the back-foot and ball kisses the off stump, excellent bowling once again from Asif!. 22/1
13.1 to KC Sangakkara, Bowled him! good length delivery outside the off stump and coming back in, Sangakkara gets forward and drives the ball, big inside edge and ball crashes into the timbers, Mohammad Asif takes the vital wicket. 40/2
15.5 to TT Samaraweera, One more wicket! good length delivery outside the off stump and cutting back in, Samaraweera misjudged the line and decided to leave the ball, ball hits the off stump, Mohammad Asif picks up his third victim. 46/3
19.6 to MF Maharoof, fraction short just outside off stump, nipping in, batsman tries to defend off the back-foot and gets beaten by the movement, gets stuck on the pads and plumb in front. 57/5
21.1 to TM Dilshan, short of length on the off stump, shaping away a bit, batsman tries to hit on the up and gets the outside edge and straight to Akmal , 5th wicket for Asif. 65/6
18.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, good length ball outside off stump, nipping in a long way, Jayawardene tries to defend on the front-foot, ball finds the gap and crashes into the stumps, wickets tumbling here!. 56/4
22.4 to KMDN Kulasekara, Seven down! pitched up on the off stump, nipping in, Kulasekara tries to loft over mid-on but ends up hitting right at the bottom off the bat, ball goes flat in the air to mid-on, Gul takes a low catch. 72/7
24.4 to HMCM Bandara, short ball banged in on the stumps, Bandara rocks back and tries to pull it away, gets a bit of glove and Akmal takes the catch moving down the legside. 73/8
24.5 to M Muralitharan, length ball on the off stump, Muralitharan tries to loft it over onside and gets the top edge, ball goes high in the air to mid-on, Gul gets underneath and takes an easy catch.. 73/9
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 183 runs)
c Jayawardene b Kulasekara6510914811059.63
c †Sangakkara b Malinga2426365092.30
not out 739816312074.48
not out 1431411045.16
Extras(lb 3, nb 4)7
TOTAL43.2 Ov (RR: 4.22, 190 Mins)183/2
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Kamran Akmal, 7.5 ov), 2-152 (Imran Farhat, 34.2 ov)
34.2 to Imran Farhat, short of length ball on the off stump, nipping away nicely off the wicket, batsman pushes and gets the outside edge, good sharp catch taken by Jayawardene at wide first slip. 152/2
7.5 to Kamran Akmal, Breakthrough! short delivery on the off stump, shaping away, Akmal moves back and fishes at it, ball takes a thick outside edge and flies wide of the keeper, Sangakkara dives to his right and brings off an out-of-world catch. 38/1
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Mon, 03 Apr - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 267/8 (Nuwan Kulasekara 11*, Lasith Malinga 0*, 88 ov)
Tue, 04 Apr - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 73/8 (Lasith Malinga 0*, 24.4 ov)
Wed, 05 Apr - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 183/2 (43.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.0 overs (61 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 53/1 in 11.0 overs (Imran Farhat 14, Younis Khan 11)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 90/1 in 25.0 overs (Imran Farhat 29, Younis Khan 30)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (164 balls), Extras 7
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.1 overs (209 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 167/2 in 40.0 overs (Younis Khan 62, Mohammad Yousuf 9)
  • Imran Farhat: 50 off 95 balls (9 x 4)
  • Younis Khan: 50 off 66 balls (9 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Imran Farhat 17, Younis Khan 29, Ex 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 150 balls (Imran Farhat 41, Younis Khan 54, Ex 5)
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultPakistan won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1796
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Match Referee