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3rd Test, Colombo (SSC), July 20 - 24, 2009, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
299 & 425/9d
(T:492) 233 & 391/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
45 & 130*
Player Of The Series
75 runs • 17 wkts
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c Jayawardene b Vaas9319726310047.20
c †Dilshan b Thushara1629511055.17
b Thushara2340066.66
run out (Vaas/†Dilshan)901462187161.64
c †Dilshan b Kulasekara27621151043.54
lbw b Thushara4570997064.28
b Thushara14170025.00
b Kulasekara2440050.00
lbw b Kulasekara1860012.50
not out 29150022.22
b Thushara881010100.00
Extras(b 10, nb 2)12
TOTAL89.4 Ov (RR: 3.33, 404 Mins)299
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Fawad Alam, 11.2 ov), 2-36 (Younis Khan, 11.5 ov), 3-203 (Khurram Manzoor, 60.5 ov), 4-210 (Mohammad Yousuf, 63.3 ov), 5-285 (Shoaib Malik, 83.5 ov), 6-285 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 84.2 ov), 7-287 (Umar Gul, 84.6 ov), 8-289 (Danish Kaneria, 86.3 ov), 9-289 (Kamran Akmal, 87.2 ov), 10-299 (Saeed Ajmal, 89.4 ov)
60.5 to Khurram Manzoor, gone! Sri Lanka have struck! Manzoor is absolutely distraught as he pokes at a full delivery outside off that leaves him at the last moment, it produces the outside edge and Jayawardene does the rest, taking a good low catch at first slip. 203/3
84.2 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah goes! Sri Lanka have the edge now! Full outside off, Misbah leans into the drive, it moves back in sharply to catch a faint inside edge through to Dilshan who dives to his left to complete a sharp catch.. 285/6
84.6 to Umar Gul, here we go again! A hint of inward movement, but its a little too wide, Gul drives at it lethargically from the crease with little foot movement, gets the inside edge straight onto the stumps. 287/7
86.3 to Danish Kaneria, trapped in front! An outrageous shot from the batsman, darted back in from a good length outside off, Kaneria had a wild swing at it, hoping to clear midwicket, missed and was rapped in front of middle. Taufel had no doubt about that one, Sri Lanka have struck early. 289/8
11.2 to Fawad Alam, gone! Shot away from a good length just outside off, moved away just as he prodded at it from the crease, got a thin edge straight through to Dilshan. 34/1
11.5 to Younis Khan, He's dragged it on! Short outside off, good bounce, gets into good position to chop that through point, got the inside edge and it clipped the off stump. 36/2
83.5 to Shoaib Malik, Plumb! Darted back in from the off stump and Malik was rooted to the crease, kept a little low, he played down the wrong line and was caught right in front of middle. 285/5
87.2 to Kamran Akmal, Timber! Short outside off, the pull was on, Akmal went for it, trying to strike it in the direction of midwicket, got an inside edge straight into off stump, absolutely no resistance this morning from Pakistan. 289/9
89.4 to Saeed Ajmal, bowled'im! Thushara gets five. Short of a good length on middle and moving away a hint, Ajmal makes room to chop that behind point, gets an inside edge bang into middle stump to end the Pakistan innings. 299/10
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
b Umar Gul011000.00
b Younis Khan519330026.31
lbw b Saeed Ajmal4556907080.35
b Danish Kaneria7915319910051.63
b Saeed Ajmal617231035.29
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Danish Kaneria3153824058.49
lbw b Danish Kaneria415230026.66
c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria4466812266.66
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal18130012.50
lbw b Danish Kaneria715210046.66
not out 512361041.66
Extras(lb 2, nb 4)6
TOTAL68.3 Ov (RR: 3.40, 303 Mins)233
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Malinda Warnapura, 0.1 ov), 2-23 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 5.2 ov), 3-63 (Kumar Sangakkara, 17.6 ov), 4-82 (Thilan Samaraweera, 23.3 ov), 5-153 (Angelo Mathews, 44.5 ov), 6-171 (Chaminda Vaas, 50.6 ov), 7-174 (Mahela Jayawardene, 52.1 ov), 8-181 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 55.2 ov), 9-204 (Rangana Herath, 60.5 ov), 10-233 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 68.3 ov)
0.1 to SM Warnapura, gone first ball! Warnapura has been cleaned up. Full on the off stump, a hint of inward movement, Warnapura steps out to drive that across the line through midwicket, audacious shot first up, he misses and the stumps are pegged back. 0/1
5.2 to NT Paranavitana, timber! Done in by the swing. Seamed in from well outside off, he misread the line as it landed on a good length on the off stump and tried to leave it, only to find his furniture pegged back. 23/2
17.6 to KC Sangakkara, he's given him! A flattish delivery, appeared to land just marginally outside leg stump and spun in to strike him in front as he went for the sweep, the fielders went up and the umpire, after much thought, raised his finger. 63/3
23.3 to TT Samaraweera, bowled'im! The conventional offspinner, but turned in prodigiously, taking Samaraweera by surprise, short on the off stump and ripped back in, he got onto the back foot totally unprepared to handle the turn and was bowled through the gate. In fact, it clipped the top of the pads on its way to the stumps. Bowled at 88 kmph.. 82/4
55.2 to KMDN Kulasekara, edged and gone! Appeared to be a doosra, but it went on straight, played for the turn, inside the line, got a thick edge straight to Misbah at slip. 181/8
44.5 to AD Mathews, gone! Was testing his patience there, Mathews is sucked into prodding that one, much fuller than the previous one, gets forward to defend, it spins away to take the outside edge and Misbah cups it comfortably at slip. 153/5
50.6 to WPUJC Vaas, that looked out! Fired in full on quick on middle and off, tried to swing it through square, more of a half-sweep, it didn't spin and caught him right in front. Taufel had no hesitation.. 171/6
52.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, done in by the flipper! Quick on middle and Mahela was clueless, zipped through from a good length and beat him through the gate to crash into the stumps. 174/7
60.5 to HMRKB Herath, caught in front! Bowled with a flat trajectory, landed on a good length on the off and spun in to rap Herath in front of middle and leg as he tried to play down the wrong line, looking to defend it on the off side. 204/9
68.3 to TM Dilshan, edged and gone! Kaneria takes five. Short and wide, goes for the cut, thick edge straight to the keeper. 233/10
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
b Herath22838007.14
c & b Thushara1636572044.44
lbw b Kulasekara1948703039.58
c †Sangakkara b Herath2355793041.81
c †Sangakkara b Mathews651492085143.62
c sub (RAS Lakmal) b Herath13424037213255.83
c Jayawardene b Kulasekara74801287192.50
c Vaas b Herath4650893392.00
c Thushara b Herath521340023.80
not out 2225253188.00
not out 38150037.50
Extras(b 10, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)16
TOTAL123 Ov (RR: 3.45, 561 Mins)425/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Khurram Manzoor, 8.5 ov), 2-22 (Fawad Alam, 13.1 ov), 3-54 (Younis Khan, 24.2 ov), 4-67 (Mohammad Yousuf, 31.3 ov), 5-186 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 71.5 ov), 6-319 (Kamran Akmal, 98.5 ov), 7-371 (Shoaib Malik, 110.5 ov), 8-399 (Umar Gul, 116.4 ov), 9-405 (Danish Kaneria, 118.5 ov)
24.2 to Younis Khan, darted back in from a good length outside off, that's his trademark delivery, came forward to push it into the leg side, was beaten by the movement and was struck in line but fairly high on the pads, he was disappointed when Gould raised his finger. 54/3
98.5 to Kamran Akmal, edged and gone! Sri Lanka finally get the breakthrough. Length delivery just outside off and Akmal is sucked into the drive, not much movement there but it's enough to produce the outside edge and Mahela dives to his right at a widish slip to cup that superbly. 319/6
13.1 to Fawad Alam, gone! Leapt off the pitch after landing short on the off stump, Alam didn't look to pull it, instead he attempted to turn it wristily off the back foot in front of midwicket, it came onto him quickly, caught the top-edge and lobbed up straight to the bowler who took it running a couple of yards to his right. 22/2
8.5 to Khurram Manzoor, bowled'im! Gone at the stroke of stumps! Drifted in towards off from round the wicket, Manzoor leaned forward to defend it towards silly point, it appeared to go straight on, got an inside edge onto his pads and then onto the stumps. 16/1
31.3 to Mohammad Yousuf, Herath had been troubling him for quite some time and he gets him this time! Flighted on middle and it spun away sharply, Yousuf is half-forward and looks to defend with a slightly open face, it turns away to take a thin edge and Sangakkara makes no mistake, big wicket!. 67/4
110.5 to Shoaib Malik, Malik's fine innings comes to an end! Flighted, comes down the track and tries to smash it inside out in the direction of wide long-off, does not connect it as well as he would have liked and fails to get the desired elevation, Suranga Lakmal, the substitute fielder for Kulasekara, runs in from long-off, dives forward and plucks it inches from the ground to complete a stunning catch. 371/7
116.4 to Umar Gul, nope, it's tossed up this time, pitched up on middle and leg, goes for the slog-sweep once again, its spins away, takes the top edge and Vaas, running in from long leg, completes an excellent tumbling catch. 399/8
118.5 to Danish Kaneria, Herath picks five, flighted on middle, is tempted and attempts to smash him out of the ground, miscues it completely and it lands safely in the palms of Thushara at long-on. 405/9
71.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, edged and gone! Mathews gives them the breakthrough. Far quicker, and leapt off the pitch, Misbah had already given him the charge and tried to upper-cut it as it went away from him but a bit of extra bounce, got a thin edge straight to Sangakkara. 186/5
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 492 runs)
c Fawad Alam b Shoaib Malik731261865057.93
c Shoaib Malik b Danish Kaneria31811143038.27
not out 1303034717042.90
c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria211290018.18
c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal7314317611051.04
not out 641481907143.24
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 9, w 1)18
TOTAL134 Ov (RR: 2.91, 586 Mins)391/4
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Malinda Warnapura, 25.2 ov), 2-139 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 44.4 ov), 3-155 (Mahela Jayawardene, 50.1 ov), 4-277 (Thilan Samaraweera, 88.3 ov)
88.3 to TT Samaraweera, the doosra does the trick! Slower through the air, it landed just a little short outside off and moved away after pitching, keeping a little low, Samaraweera got forward to defend, played inside the line and got a thin edge through to Akmal. 277/4
44.4 to NT Paranavitana, they've broken through! A wicket against the run of play with the way these two were going, bowled it slightly flatter and straight onto the pads, Paranavitana got forward and tried to work it square but did so a little uppishly and Alam was alert at short leg to snap a sharp one. 139/2
25.2 to SM Warnapura, he's given him! Gould raises his finger immediately after Warnapura got front and across and tried to turn it fine, it clipped his pads and went through to Malik at leg slip. There didn't appear to be any contact with the bat there, the appeal was spontaneous and the umpire answered in the affirmative. Tough call. Clipped the back of the pads, and Malik took it really low down.. 83/1
50.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, edged and gone! Tossed it up outside off and Mahela was drawn forward to defend, it turned away to produce a thick outside edge which crashed into Akmal''s gloves, popped out only for him to dive to his right and take it on the second attempt. 155/3
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Mon, 20 Jul - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 289/7 (Kamran Akmal 1*, Danish Kaneria 1*, 86 ov)
Tue, 21 Jul - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 16/1 (Fawad Alam 14*, Younis Khan 0*, 9 ov)
Wed, 22 Jul - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 300/5 (Shoaib Malik 106*, Kamran Akmal 60*, 95 ov)
Thu, 23 Jul - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 183/3 (Kumar Sangakkara 50*, Thilan Samaraweera 20*, 59 ov)
Fri, 24 Jul - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 391/4 (134 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 63.5 overs (385 balls), Extras 8
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (KC Sangakkara 15, TT Samaraweera 33, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 206/3 in 68.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 59, TT Samaraweera 33)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 233/3 in 79.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 71, TT Samaraweera 47)
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 233/3 after 80.1 overs (KC Sangakkara 71, TT Samaraweera 47)
  • TT Samaraweera: 50 off 108 balls (7 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 82.4 overs (499 balls), Extras 10
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 199 balls (KC Sangakkara 30, TT Samaraweera 67, Ex 4)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 262/3 in 85.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 75, TT Samaraweera 69)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 284/4 in 92.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 86, AD Mathews 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 98.2 overs (596 balls), Extras 13
  • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 210 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 312/4 in 102.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 103, AD Mathews 17)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 120 balls (KC Sangakkara 25, AD Mathews 25, Ex 1)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 338/4 in 111.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 111, AD Mathews 33)
  • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 118.2 overs (718 balls), Extras 15
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 355/4 in 123.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 116, AD Mathews 44)
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 127 balls (6 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 251 balls (KC Sangakkara 37, AD Mathews 62, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 391/4 in 134.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 130, AD Mathews 64)
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
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Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1927
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days20,21,22,23,24 July 2009 - day (5-day match)
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