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1st Test, Galle, June 22 - 25, 2012, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka
472 & 137/5d
(T:510) 100 & 300

Sri Lanka won by 209 runs

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal2459774040.67
lbw b Saeed Ajmal10118023513156.11
not out 19938756218251.42
b Saeed Ajmal621321759046.96
st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal627321022.22
c & b Saeed Ajmal012000.00
c †Adnan Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez48871168055.17
c & b Abdur Rehman828281028.57
c Mohammad Ayub b Mohammad Hafeez044000.00
run out (Umar Gul/Mohammad Hafeez)01226000.00
b Mohammad Hafeez0515000.00
Extras(b 10, lb 7, nb 2, w 5)24
TOTAL153.2 Ov (RR: 3.07, 640 Mins)472
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 15.5 ov), 2-187 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 56.5 ov), 3-315 (Mahela Jayawardene, 97.3 ov), 4-335 (Thilan Samaraweera, 103.5 ov), 5-335 (Angelo Mathews, 103.6 ov), 6-415 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 133.5 ov), 7-438 (Suraj Randiv, 140.3 ov), 8-439 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 141.5 ov), 9-455 (Rangana Herath, 149.1 ov), 10-472 (Nuwan Pradeep, 153.2 ov)
133.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, Hafeez has a wicket in his first Test as captain, has Prasanna driving a tossed up delivery outside off, Adnan snaps it up behind the stumps, was that an edge? Have to wait for replays. 415/6
141.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, Hafeez has another one at the stroke of tea, and Pakistan have some luck going their way with the umpiring, spinning in, Kula pushes at it, misses with the bat, off the pad flap to the debutant Ayub who takes a fine 'catch', tumbling forward at short leg. 439/8
153.2 to N Pradeep, Kumar Sangakkara has been denied after all, after celebrating a double hundred that wasn't, Pradeep was given not out after a huge chunk of an outside edge earlier, this time he pushes forward inside the line of an offbreak that goes on to hit off stump, Sanga grimaces, and gets off the ground quickly. 472/10
15.5 to NT Paranavitana, Ajmal has struck in his first over, after being denied two balls ago, Para has not looked very comfortable against spin this morning, he has looked to charge out at Hafeez as well, tries the same against Ajmal, beaten completely by the flight and turn, and Adnan will not do an Azhar Ali, he completes the stumping. 63/1
56.5 to TM Dilshan, Ajmal gets Pakistan some respite before tea, catches Dilshan right back in the crease, with a flighted one on middle, Dilshan playing back, and that does him in, the ball straightens, hurries in and strikes him plumb in front. 187/2
97.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, wicket after an age for Pakistan, Mahela departs, the sweep and the reverse sweep have worked well for him against Ajmal, he tries the slog-sweep now, to a flighted ball on off stump, misses it as he bends and lunges forward for the big stroke, and the ball crashes into off, Ajmal leaps high in celebration, he is pumped. 315/3
103.5 to TT Samaraweera, superb delivery from Ajmal, lovely control, tosses up the doosra, draws Thilan out for the drive with so much air, Thilan ends up losing his balance and pushing well inside the line as the ball carries across with the angle, drags his back foot out, and by the time he brings it back in, Adnan has taken the bails off. 335/4
103.6 to AD Mathews, Ajmal is having the Sri Lanka middle order for an early lunch, now he has two in two, and a five-for, has Angelo reaching out to loosely push a very full and flighted ball around off, and accepts the dolly of a return catch, it straightened after pitching, Angelo ended up pushing outside the line, was he expecting it to carry across with the angle. 335/5
140.3 to S Randiv, Rehman has one finally, he has deserved it, has Randiv pushing hard at a tossed up ball that arrives a tad late, and he ends up scooping it straight back to the bowler. 438/7
Pakistan 1st Innings 
lbw b Randiv2056853035.71
lbw b Kulasekara915192060.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Kulasekara011000.00
lbw b Herath29911123031.86
c Paranavitana b Randiv011000.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath065000.00
lbw b Herath251031222024.27
run out (Kulasekara/Herath)925500036.00
lbw b Randiv11417007.14
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Randiv214160014.28
not out 21300200.00
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL54.3 Ov (RR: 1.83, 220 Mins)100
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Taufeeq Umar, 4.2 ov), 2-17 (Azhar Ali, 4.3 ov), 3-43 (Mohammad Hafeez, 20.3 ov), 4-43 (Saeed Ajmal, 20.4 ov), 5-44 (Asad Shafiq, 21.6 ov), 6-65 (Younis Khan, 33.5 ov), 7-88 (Adnan Akmal, 45.1 ov), 8-94 (Abdur Rehman, 50.1 ov), 9-98 (Mohammad Ayub, 53.5 ov), 10-100 (Umar Gul, 54.3 ov)
4.2 to Taufeeq Umar, that will usually go in the bowler's favour, not offering a stroke, looked to have pitched just in line with leg stump, going across and striking the pad high as Taufeeq shoulders arms, height could have been an issue as well, but he spoiled his case by not offering a stroke, height definitely an issue on replays, he was struck above the knee roll, and the ball was still climbing. 17/1
4.3 to Azhar Ali, Kula is enjoying his return to Test cricket, Pakistan in disarray, Azhar Ali, the impressive Azhar Ali, who fought hard during the ODIs, even carried his bat, lasts a ball, the away seam movement does him in, back of a length, bounces, shapes away to take the edge to the keeper. 17/2
21.6 to Asad Shafiq, excellent delivery, and another one falls, Prasanna went up immediately as he took the ball, draws him forward with flight on middle, and turns just enough past the bat, there was a sound, have to wait for more replays to confirm, yes, there was an edge, a very thin one. 44/5
33.5 to Younis Khan, that's it, that's the big wicket, rapped on the pad, and given right away by umpire Davis, the one that slides in with the angle, from wide of the crease, how long can you be precise in defending, with many turning and some, like this one, not turning, Younis far forward, pushing outside the line for the turn, and hit in front of middle, middle and leg, looked to be going on for leg stump, but would you believe it, replays show an inside edge, that is why Younis Khan took so long in starting to walk back, I have lost count of the number of times Pakistan have been done in by the umpires in this Test. 65/6
53.5 to Mohammad Ayub, another appeal for leg before, and umpire Davis upholds this one to end Ayub's patient knock, did not turn this one, Ayub was playing for it as he came forward, the flighted delivery pitched in line with leg stump, and went straight on from over the stumps to strike him in front of middle and leg, height could have been the only factor, struck on the knee roll with a forward stride, Ayub's not a tall man, not much doubt. 98/9
20.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, this was coming, he was playing from the crease to the flighted fullish deliveries, this one looked like the topspinner, did not turn much, Hafeez pushed inside the line and the ball crashed into the pads, plumb, umpire Gould gives it after a long thought. 43/3
20.4 to Saeed Ajmal, dear me, Pakistan are wobbling, Randiv has two in two, Ajmal jabbing at an offbreak that bounced from a length, did not seem to have taken any bat as it looped up off the body to short leg, Ajmal took a few steps towards the leg side, probably that clinched it for the umpire, who upheld the appeal, Pakistan's rough game with the umpiring continues. 43/4
50.1 to Abdur Rehman, that has to be close, and he is given, Randiv floating it up from round the stumps, fullish, Rehman pushing forward for the turn, this one carries straight in with the angle, strikes him low in front of off and middle, no doubt about this one, for once. 94/8
54.3 to Umar Gul, Gul goes for the heave, and the keeper Prasanna settles under the steepler of a top edge, full ball angled in on leg, Gul bends and has a go at it, looking for a massive sweep, does not get it too far. 100/10
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
lbw b Saeed Ajmal2565920238.46
lbw b Junaid Khan5658969096.55
c Taufeeq Umar b Saeed Ajmal11525006.66
c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan1431461045.16
c Younis Khan b Junaid Khan1526322057.69
not out 724501029.16
not out 929421031.03
Extras(b 6, lb 2, nb 2)10
TOTAL41 Ov (RR: 3.34, 194 Mins)137/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 19.6 ov), 2-85 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 20.3 ov), 3-93 (Kumar Sangakkara, 25.3 ov), 4-114 (Mahela Jayawardene, 30.6 ov), 5-119 (Thilan Samaraweera, 32.3 ov)
20.3 to TM Dilshan, suddenly the fingers are going up for Pakistan, given out caught behind as this one angles in from round the stumps, have to wait for replays, did not seem to be bat involved, Dilshan waving his bat all around the ground to the crowd as he departs to cheers, replays show no bat, it flicked the top of the pad on its way to Adnan, Sri Lanka's turn to be wronged now. 85/2
30.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, gone! Mahela departs looking for runs, short ball again from Junaid, angling across Mahela, too high to try the pull, he looks to steer it over the slips and ends up edging it to the keeper. 114/4
32.3 to TT Samaraweera, He's stood in the slips for more than 185 overs in this game, but when a chance finally comes, Younis Khan is ready at wide slip, wide ball slanted across Thilan, who edges the cut low to Younis' left, it is travelling fast and sharp, he goes down quickly to snap it up with both hands, Pakistan have something to smile about, Adnan even clambers onto Younis' back, and remains there for some time. 119/5
19.6 to NT Paranavitana, he's been given this time, Para falling second time in the match after stepping out to Ajmal, was trying to push away what he thought was an offbreak, which is what can explain his bat hanging at an angle about two feet away from the eventual line of the ball as it angled in to him from a length from round the stumps, and caught him on the back leg, hit marginally outside the line of off stump, but no way that can be construed as offering a stroke. 81/1
25.3 to KC Sangakkara, gone, he's been done in by the flight, reaches out to drive, Ajmal tosses it up much slower, at 80 kph, it turns away outside off, and Sanga scoops the stroke for a dolly to extra cover. 93/3
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 510 runs)
c DPMD Jayawardene b Kulasekara418201022.22
b Kulasekara1025562040.00
c Samaraweera b Herath728301025.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Kulasekara872132667040.84
run out (Randiv)1214142085.71
c DPMD Jayawardene b Herath8016521313048.48
lbw b Pradeep2265902033.84
not out 401051285038.09
c Sangakkara b Randiv1426363053.84
c Samaraweera b Randiv415231026.66
c sub (BMAJ Mendis) b Randiv81092080.00
Extras(b 9, lb 2, w 1)12
TOTAL114 Ov (RR: 2.63, 447 Mins)300
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.6 ov), 2-21 (Azhar Ali, 11.3 ov), 3-25 (Taufeeq Umar, 12.2 ov), 4-38 (Saeed Ajmal, 16.2 ov), 5-189 (Asad Shafiq, 72.6 ov), 6-212 (Younis Khan, 80.5 ov), 7-243 (Mohammad Ayub, 94.4 ov), 8-266 (Abdur Rehman, 105.2 ov), 9-280 (Umar Gul, 111.2 ov), 10-300 (Junaid Khan, 113.6 ov)
4.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, and Kulasekara gets through eventually, he has been keeping it up around that off stump, moving many in, some away, it is not the movement that gets Hafeez this time, there was none, he drives a pitched up widish straight ball away from the body, Mahela accepts the thick edge low at slip gleefully. 8/1
12.2 to Taufeeq Umar, Kula on fire, goes through Taufeeq now and goes on a run, big gap between bat and pad and Kula bursts through it, length ball, swinging away slightly from over the stumps, middle and off stump line, Taufeeq does not far forward to defend, manages an inside edge which clatters into the stumps. 25/3
80.5 to Younis Khan, and the new ball has struck first over, Kula is the man again, bowled straight, back of a length outside off, Younis pushing out from the crease, clear sound of a nick as it moves away slightly, through to the keeper, Younis hangs around for a bit and walks back in disappointment. 212/6
94.4 to Mohammad Ayub, Nuwan Pradeep has his first Test wicket, swings it in full, strikes him in front of middle and leg, umpire Davis reckons that is taking out leg stump, bit of doubt with all that angle though, he was forward looking to work it away, and the ball had some distance to travel. 243/7
11.3 to Azhar Ali, what a catch at gully, flight, good length, turn from middle and leg, bounce, thick edge as Azhar presses forward with a big stretch, Thilan reacts and snaps up the sharp low take. 21/2
72.6 to Asad Shafiq, Herath has produced the breakthrough, all it needed was one mistake, there has been slow turn, but Herath got this one to spin quicker, and bounce outside off, Shafiq could have left it alone, it was spinning away from him, probably the fullish length and angle into him makes him go for it, he pushes, and Mahela moves to his left at slip to take the outside edge, not in control initially, but he has his body behind the ball, it grazed the keeper's gloves on its way, and changed direction slightly, but Mahela had it covered. 189/5
105.2 to Abdur Rehman, stunner from Sanga at deepish extra cover, Rehman deciding to attack after the stumping appeal, charges out but is nowhere close to the line and pitch outside off, his swing takes the ball high in the air, there is a man at mid off, but Sanga makes ground running back to his left from extra cover, and takes it with a dive. 266/8
111.2 to Umar Gul, and he falls second ball in the over, fine tumbling take by silly point to his left, but was there bat involved, Gul shaking his head in the crease as he is given, wafting across the line on the back foot, the ball pops up off the thigh pad, need more replays, no bat involved, another rough decision, on to left thigh pad, then the right leg, and popping up in the air. 280/9
113.6 to Junaid Khan, that is it then, bat-pad catch to forward short leg, no doubt about it, pitching middle and off, kicking in, forward push, off the bat, onto pad, and onwards to short leg. 300/10
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Fri, 22 Jun - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 300/2 (Kumar Sangakkara 111*, Mahela Jayawardene 55*, 90 ov)
Sat, 23 Jun - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 48/5 (Younis Khan 15*, Mohammad Ayub 1*, 24 ov)
Sun, 24 Jun - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 36/3 (Younis Khan 0*, Saeed Ajmal 11*, 15 ov)
Mon, 25 Jun - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 300 (114 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 21.1 overs (127 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 70/4 in 31.0 overs (Younis Khan 17, Asad Shafiq 16)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 127 balls (Younis Khan 29, Asad Shafiq 22, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 42.1 overs (253 balls), Extras 4
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 108/4 in 47.0 overs (Younis Khan 34, Asad Shafiq 36)
  • Asad Shafiq: 50 off 101 balls (7 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 245 balls (Younis Khan 46, Asad Shafiq 52, Ex 2)
  • Younis Khan: 50 off 150 balls (3 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 63.3 overs (381 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 154/4 in 64.0 overs (Younis Khan 57, Asad Shafiq 58)
  • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 339 balls (Younis Khan 69, Asad Shafiq 80, Ex 2)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 77.3 overs (465 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: Pakistan - 205/5 in 79.0 overs (Younis Khan 81, Mohammad Ayub 5)
  • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 208/5 after 80.1 overs (Younis Khan 83, Mohammad Ayub 6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 239/6 in 93.0 overs (Mohammad Ayub 21, Adnan Akmal 11)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 97.5 overs (587 balls), Extras 7
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 113.5 overs (683 balls), Extras 12
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2046
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.30, Tea 14.30-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days22,23,24,25 June 2012 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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