RESULT
2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), July 12 - 14, 2009, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
90 & 320
(T:171) 240 & 171/3

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/21 & 4/37
nuwan-kulasekara
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Khurram Manzoor c †Dilshan b Kulasekara39110033.33
Fawad Alam lbw b Mathews1633811048.48
Younis Khan (c) b Thushara035000.00
Mohammad Yousuf c Herath b Kulasekara106820166.66
Misbah-ul-Haq c †Dilshan b Kulasekara0119000.00
Shoaib Malik not out 39881315044.31
Kamran Akmal c †Dilshan b Thushara910142090.00
Abdur Rauf lbw b Kulasekara03434000.00
Umar Gul c Samaraweera b Mendis11415007.14
Mohammad Amir lbw b Mendis29170022.22
Saeed Ajmal lbw b Mendis011000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)10
TOTAL36 Ov (RR: 2.50, 167 Mts)90
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Khurram Manzoor, 2.2 ov), 2-6 (Younis Khan, 3.1 ov), 3-17 (Mohammad Yousuf, 4.4 ov), 4-19 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 6.4 ov), 5-51 (Fawad Alam, 14.6 ov), 6-67 (Kamran Akmal, 18.2 ov), 7-74 (Abdur Rauf, 27.4 ov), 8-80 (Umar Gul, 31.4 ov), 9-90 (Mohammad Amir, 35.5 ov), 10-90 (Saeed Ajmal, 35.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Kulasekara932142.33453020
2.2 to Khurram Manzoor, Manzoor is gone, nicks it through to the keeper, the previous delivery had come into the batsman, and he was looking to cover for that movement again, to a delivery that pitched just outside off, but the ball held it's line and a thin outside edge gives Sri Lanka the early breakthrough. 4/1
4.4 to Mohammad Yousuf, Kulasekara strikes, Yousuf is gone, Pakistan in disarray here, pitched up by the bowler outside off, Yousuf bends his knee as he drives it gracefully, but straight to the fielder at point, Rangana Herath, who takes a good, low catch. 17/3
6.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Kulasekara is on fire here, he gets rid of Misbah with a ripper of a delivery, Kulasekara keeps probing away around that offstump, this time the ball swerves sharply in towards the batsman, Misbah doesn't adjust for the movement as he defends off the front foot, an inside-edge results, and Dilshan dives to his left to pouch it. 19/4
27.4 to Abdur Rauf, Rauf long scoreless vigil ends, he played down the wrong line there, back of a length ball, pitching outside off, hits Rauf just below the knee roll in front of middle, that would have crashed into legstump, Kulasekara's day continues to get better. 74/7
Thilan Thushara832322.87383002
3.1 to Younis Khan, big blow for Pakistan, Younis Khan chops it on to his stumps, it was a short ball and the angle was taking it across the batsman, who tries to cut it but gets a bottom edge, one bounce and it rattles the stumps, a duck for Younis. 6/2
18.2 to Kamran Akmal, a nothing delivery from Thushara gets him a wicket, it was a back of a length and wide outside off, Akmal moved across his stumps a long way reducing the room for the cut, gets a thin top edge, Dilshan gets another catch, poor batting that. 67/6
Ajantha Mendis1032032.00461000
31.4 to Umar Gul, a full toss gives Mendis his first wicket of the day, very soft dismissal that, Gul wanted to loft that delivery from off and middle over cover, but can't clear the man. 80/8
35.5 to Mohammad Amir, quicker delivery from Mendis, Aamer is hit on the pads in front of legstump and umpire Harper rules that lbw, replays show the ball pitched outside leg though. 90/9
35.6 to Saeed Ajmal, Two-in-two for Mendis, another lbw, Ajmal gets a golden duck, a full toss strikes Ajmal low in front of middle and leg, the umpire has no hesitation in ruling that one out. 90/10
Angelo Mathews301515.00133000
14.6 to Fawad Alam, Alam's big early move toward the offstump costs him, he is way across to a ball that pitched on middle stump and held it's line, he misses as he tries to defend, and is rapped in front, Simon Taufel sends Alam on his way, no doubt about that one. 51/5
Rangana Herath63500.83310000
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Malinda Warnapura lbw b Umar Gul1117361064.70
Tharanga Paranavitana c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal26681022038.23
Kumar Sangakkara (c) b Umar Gul871502179058.00
Mahela Jayawardene c Khurram Manzoor b Saeed Ajmal1953723035.84
Thilan Samaraweera run out (Mohammad Amir)2146643045.65
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal2034482058.82
Angelo Mathews c Mohammad Yousuf b Saeed Ajmal27701042038.57
Nuwan Kulasekara c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul1126272042.30
Rangana Herath c & b Umar Gul011000.00
Thilan Thushara lbw b Abdur Rauf11617006.25
Ajantha Mendis not out 0720000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 1, nb 8)17
TOTAL80 Ov (RR: 3.00, 359 Mts)240
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Malinda Warnapura, 6.5 ov), 2-82 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 21.5 ov), 3-133 (Mahela Jayawardene, 39.4 ov), 4-177 (Thilan Samaraweera, 53.5 ov), 5-188 (Kumar Sangakkara, 56.2 ov), 6-203 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 63.5 ov), 7-220 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 70.4 ov), 8-220 (Rangana Herath, 70.5 ov), 9-227 (Thilan Thushara, 74.6 ov), 10-240 (Angelo Mathews, 79.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Umar Gul1814342.38832004
6.5 to SM Warnapura, this time Gul strikes, Pakistan get their first wicket, Warnapura is gone lbw, he's hit on leg stump line on the knee roll, it would have gone on to hit the stumps, but replays show the ball pitched marginally outside the leg stump. 28/1
56.2 to KC Sangakkara, Sangakkara is bowled, this is huge for Pakistan, short of a length ball, nipped in to beat Sangakkara's defence which was offered a little late, huge gap between bat and ball, and the offstump is knocked back. 188/5
70.4 to KMDN Kulasekara, Kulasekara edges to Misbah at first slip, length ball outside the offstump, Kulasekara goes to drive, gets an outside edge towards first slip, simple catch for Misbah, Gul gets the breakthrough. 220/7
70.5 to HMRKB Herath, Herath is gone, golden duck for him, Gul is on a hat-trick, length ball on middle stump, Herath checks his drive, giving Gul an easy caught and bowled. 220/8
Mohammad Amir1323602.76594000
Abdur Rauf1113813.45495003
74.6 to T Thushara, Thushara gone lbw, good bowling from Rauf, follows up the bouncer with a length delivery, it was heading for the leg stump, Thushara misses the ball as he attempts to defend, and Taufel sends him on his way. 227/9
Saeed Ajmal3158742.8014010000
21.5 to NT Paranavitana, Ajmal has struck, getting rid of Paranavitana, a shortish ball outside off, Paranavitana wanted to cut that powerfully, only manages to get a bottom-edge, Kamran Akmal fumbles it on the first attempt, but the ball pops up off the pads and he gets a second chance to hang on to it. 82/2
39.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, Jayawardene is gone, much-needed wicket for Pakistan, good turn for Ajmal after pitching around offstump, Jayawardene looked to defend, got an inside edge onto the pads, the ball loops up and Khurram Manzoor at forward short leg moves quickly to his right to pluck the catch, Jayawardene walks. 133/3
63.5 to TM Dilshan, Ajmal gets Pakistan another breakthrough, Dilshan goes, he's unhappy with decision, the ball was flighted by Ajmal, pitching on a length outside off, Dilshan was looking to defend towards the covers, there was a sound as the ball passed the bat, but it was probably that of bat hitting the ground, Akmal appeals for caught behind and umpire Harper raises his finger. 203/6
79.6 to AD Mathews, Mathews is undone by the doosra, he was looking to get a single towards the leg side to retain the strike, but the turn away from him results in a leading edge towards cover, simple catch for the fielder brings Sri Lanka's innings to an end. 240/10
Younis Khan712703.85293001
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Khurram Manzoor c †Dilshan b Herath38851093044.70
Fawad Alam c Warnapura b Herath16825938415164.86
Younis Khan (c)c †Dilshan b Paranavitana821522347053.94
Mohammad Yousuf lbw b Herath612110050.00
Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Kulasekara316220018.75
Shoaib Malik  b Herath661601100.00
Kamran Akmal lbw b Kulasekara3450075.00
Abdur Rauf lbw b Kulasekara0510000.00
Umar Gul lbw b Herath22628007.69
Mohammad Amir not out 11329007.69
Saeed Ajmal lbw b Kulasekara035000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 1, nb 1, w 1)11
TOTAL96.4 Ov (RR: 3.31, 431 Mts)320
Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Khurram Manzoor, 24.4 ov), 2-285 (Younis Khan, 78.1 ov), 3-294 (Mohammad Yousuf, 81.2 ov), 4-303 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 86.5 ov), 5-303 (Fawad Alam, 87.2 ov), 6-306 (Kamran Akmal, 88.3 ov), 7-312 (Shoaib Malik, 89.2 ov), 8-316 (Abdur Rauf, 90.2 ov), 9-319 (Umar Gul, 95.4 ov), 10-320 (Saeed Ajmal, 96.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Kulasekara19.463741.88953010
86.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah is gone lbw, is this game turning again? pitching just outside off, on a length and slanting in towards his pads, Misbah's defence is beaten by the angle and the slight movement in, he's struck in front of leg stump, was a bit unlucky there Misbah, that looked to be just sliding down leg. 303/4
88.3 to Kamran Akmal, Pakistan are doing a house-cards impersonation here, Akmal is gone lbw this time, Kulasekara is on fire here, that was short of a length pitching outside off, jags back sharply, Akmal is beaten by the movement, is struck between middle and off and Harper sends him on his way. 306/6
90.2 to Abdur Rauf, Kulasekara strikes again, yet another lbw, sensational session so far, the inswinger does the trick, again the ball pitches outside off and swerves past the bat to thud into the pads, umpire Harper raises his finger again, Rauf was struck on the knee roll, he was stuck on the crease. 316/8
96.4 to Saeed Ajmal, Kulasekara picks up his fourth, umpire Harper deems it lbw again, another incutter after pitching back of a length, Ajmal was caught on the back foot, hits him above the knee roll in front of off. 320/10
Thilan Thushara1304803.69504000
Angelo Mathews602003.33251000
Ajantha Mendis1708104.76528001
Rangana Herath3559952.821495200
24.4 to Khurram Manzoor, Herath makes the breakthrough, Manzoor is caught behind, this ball pitched on a length outside off, and didn't turn away as Manzoor expected, he went for the cut but only gets a bottom-edge which is well held by Tillakaratne Dilshan. 85/1
81.2 to Mohammad Yousuf, Herath strikes with the new ball, the ball pitches just outside off and goes straight on, Yousuf was playing for the turn, the ball past the bat and hits him on the pad in front of middle, that would have hit the stump,s umpire Taufel raises his finger. 294/3
87.2 to Fawad Alam, Alam is gone, his great innings is over, plays off the front foot to an outside off delivery, gets an inside-edge onto the pad and the ball pops up to forward short leg. 303/5
89.2 to Shoaib Malik, What is going on here? Malik is bowled, straight delivery does the job for Herath, a bit of extra bounce as well, Malik was stretching forward to defend, the ball sneaks between bat and pad and dislodges the left bail. 312/7
95.4 to Umar Gul, yet another lbw, Herath gets a five-for, this was an arm ball, pitching on offstump, and goes straight on, Gul was again looking for the turn, rapped in front of off stump, Taufel has no hesitation lifting the finger. 319/9
Tharanga Paranavitana602614.33264000
78.1 to Younis Khan, outrageous shot to get out, Paranavitana gets rid of Younis first ball, a full toss way down the leg side, Younis goes for the reverse-sweep, top-edges on to the batsman's shoulder, Dilshan snaps up the rebound. 285/2
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 171 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Malinda Warnapura c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rauf5456957196.42
Tharanga Paranavitana  b Saeed Ajmal1734482050.00
Kumar Sangakkara (c)c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shoaib Malik4664863171.87
Mahela Jayawardene not out 37355050105.71
Thilan Samaraweera not out 661010100.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 4)11
TOTAL31.5 Ov (RR: 5.37, 146 Mts)171/3
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 9.6 ov), 2-100 (Malinda Warnapura, 20.1 ov), 3-160 (Kumar Sangakkara, 29.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Umar Gul603806.33265104
Mohammad Amir603305.50194000
Saeed Ajmal1215614.66425000
9.6 to NT Paranavitana, is he bowled here? Pakistan think so after Paranavitana misses the sweep off a doosra, third umpire is asked to adjudicate, the replays show the ball went straight onto off stump, Paranavitana has to go. 60/1
Abdur Rauf411313.25192000
20.1 to SM Warnapura, Rauf strikes first ball after drinks, extra bounce from back of a length, Warnapura looks to cut, tries to get the bat out of the way at the last moment, gets a top edge to the keeper. 100/2
Younis Khan201105.5071000
Shoaib Malik1.501317.0961100
29.4 to KC Sangakkara, Sangakkara's gone, Malik had hit a six and got out next ball earlier in the day, now it's Sangakkara, the ball turns sharply after pitching outside off, Sangakkara looks to defend, gets an outside edge resulting in a simple catch for Misbah at first slip. 160/3
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MATCH DETAILS
P Sara Oval, Colombo
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Nuwan Kulasekara
Pakistan
Fawad Alam
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1924
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days12,13,14 July 2009 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Fawad Alam
Fawad Alam
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Sena Nandiweera
Match Referee
Australia
Alan Hurst
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 12 Jul - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 164/3 (Kumar Sangakkara 81*, Thilan Samaraweera 13*, 48 ov)
Mon, 13 Jul - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 178/1 (Fawad Alam 102*, Younis Khan 35*, 53 ov)
Tue, 14 Jul - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 171/3 (31.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (Fawad Alam 63, Younis Khan 37, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 56.4 overs (341 balls), Extras 3
  • Younis Khan: 50 off 93 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 228/1 in 67.0 overs (Fawad Alam 128, Younis Khan 58)
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 262 balls (Fawad Alam 90, Younis Khan 60, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 69.6 overs (421 balls), Extras 4
  • Fawad Alam: 150 off 224 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 320 balls (Fawad Alam 117, Younis Khan 82, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 294/2 in 81.0 overs (Fawad Alam 164, Mohammad Yousuf 6)
  • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 294/2 after 81.1 overs (Fawad Alam 164, Mohammad Yousuf 6)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 83.4 overs (503 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 319/8 in 94.0 overs (Umar Gul 2, Mohammad Amir 0)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 41/0 in 6.0 overs (SM Warnapura 25, NT Paranavitana 11)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (45 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (SM Warnapura 33, NT Paranavitana 12, Ex 5)
  • BSM Warnapura: 50 off 44 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (124 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 100/1 in 20.0 overs (SM Warnapura 54, KC Sangakkara 20)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 27.5 overs (171 balls), Extras 11
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (KC Sangakkara 20, DPMD Jayawardene 28, Ex 2)