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RESULT
1st Test, Rawalpindi, December 11 - 15, 2019, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan [Dec 2019]
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Match drawn

Player Of The Match
109*
abid-ali
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)lbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi591101399053.63
Oshada Fernando c Haris Sohail b Naseem Shah40811656149.38
Kusal Mendis c †Mohammad Rizwan b Usman Shinwari1047611021.27
Angelo Mathews c Asad Shafiq b Naseem Shah31771404040.25
Dinesh Chandimal  b Mohammad Abbas27130028.57
Dhananjaya de Silva not out 10216623715061.44
Niroshan Dickwella c Babar Azam b Shaheen Shah Afridi3363904052.38
Dilruwan Perera not out 1634572047.05
Extras(b 5, lb 7, nb 3)15
TOTAL97 Ov (RR: 3.17)308/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-96 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 30.1 ov), 2-109 (Oshada Fernando, 35.3 ov), 3-120 (Kusal Mendis, 41.6 ov), 4-127 (Dinesh Chandimal, 44.2 ov), 5-189 (Angelo Mathews, 63.4 ov), 6-256 (Niroshan Dickwella, 84.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Abbas2797212.6613311000
44.2 to LD Chandimal, what a ball! Oh this is sensational! Pakistan have figured this pitch out and completely tied Sri Lanka up this session. This is classic Abbas - signs of maybe a comeback from his form slump. Slams it in at a length on a middle and off line, jags it away off the pitch and clips the top of off stump as Chandimal gets back in the crease to defend. It was a scrambled seam. Past the outside edge and cleaned up. Superb, just superb. 127/4
Shaheen Shah Afridi2275822.631088003
30.1 to FDM Karunaratne, that should be it, and is given! Given out leg before, to a full ball that seemed headed for the base of middle. Karunaratne has reviewed this. Bowled from fairly close to the stumps, and had the pace to beat the inside edge, as Karunaratne fell over, as he has a tendency to do, when flicking. That is hitting the base of leg stump, and Pakistan have that breakthrough. 96/1
84.3 to N Dickwella, taken at gully! He's kept on pushing away from the body and this time he pays for it. Length ball outside off, got the front leg half a stride across and jabbed at it away from the body. It sliced low to Babar at gully and he does well to get his fingers under that. 256/6
Usman Shinwari1545413.60657000
41.6 to BKG Mendis, got him! Top-class bowling! I said two balls ago that Mendis dug deep into the crease to protect himself from edging the outgoing delivery. This time he goes fishing away from his body on the front. Length ball again, marginally fuller, and draws Mendis into the drive. Late movement away and then off the seam as well. Foot nowhere close for the drive and the edge carries nicely through to the keeper. 120/3
Naseem Shah2759223.4012114000
35.3 to BOP Fernando, got him this time! Naseem has threatened with this ball a few times this session, and finally he strikes. Gets a ball to pitch on a good length, and just a touch of movement takes it away from Fernando, who gets drawn into poking his bat at it. Travels low to the right of Haris Sohail at first slip, and he moves swiftly to complete the catch. The two set batsmen have been dismissed. 109/2
63.4 to AD Mathews, taken at second slip! The first real attempt at a hard hit from Mathews, and he's lost his shape and just had a hack at a very wide length ball. Wanted to slap that through the covers, it absolutely flies to Shafiq's left at slip and he takes a very good reflex catch. That ball was travelling. 189/5
Haris Sohail301204.00110100
Shan Masood11000.0060000
Asad Shafiq20804.0091000
Pakistan 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shan Masood c Chandimal b Rajitha01214000.00
Abid Ali not out 10920129811054.22
Azhar Ali (c)c Karunaratne b Kumara36811344044.44
Babar Azam not out 10212815014079.68
Extras(b 2, nb 2, w 1)5
TOTAL70 Ov (RR: 3.60)252/2
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shan Masood, 2.5 ov), 2-90 (Azhar Ali, 31.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kasun Rajitha62510.83320001
2.5 to Shan Masood, taps a full toss straight to mid-off! Yikes. I suppose you can put that down to a groggy mind from four days of gloom. It's a knee height full toss just outside off, all he has to do is caress that through the covers. He ends up simulating a catching practice session, straight into the body of the fielder. 3/1
Vishwa Fernando1314903.76566010
Lahiru Kumara1444613.28648000
31.5 to Azhar Ali, GONE! A soft dismissal for the captain, as he chips a short-of-a-length ball that stops a bit on him. Angled in from wide of the crease, and he ends up playing a check-drive straight into the midriff of short mid-wicket. Due reward for Kumara, who has looked threatening right from his first over!. 90/2
Dilruwan Perera2408503.54898000
Dhananjaya de Silva1104804.36364001
Oshada Fernando10303.0030000
Kusal Mendis1014014.0013000
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MATCH DETAILS
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Abid Ali
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2373
Hours of play (local time)9:45 start, Lunch 11.45-12.25, Tea 14.55-15.15, Close 17.15
Match days11,12,13,14,15 December 2019 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Abid Ali
Abid Ali
Usman Shinwari
Usman Shinwari
Umpires
England
Michael Gough
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
England
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsSri Lanka 20, Pakistan 20
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 11 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 202/5 (Dhananjaya de Silva 38*, Niroshan Dickwella 11*, 68.1 ov)
Thu, 12 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 263/6 (Dhananjaya de Silva 72*, Dilruwan Perera 2*, 86.3 ov)
Fri, 13 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 282/6 (Dhananjaya de Silva 87*, Dilruwan Perera 6*, 91.5 ov)
Sat, 14 Dec - day 4 - no play
Sun, 15 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 1st innings 252/2 (70 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 94.5 overs (572 balls), Extras 14
  • DM de Silva: 100 off 165 balls (15 x 4)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (DM de Silva 33, MDK Perera 16, Ex 2)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 308/6 in 97.0 overs (DM de Silva 102, MDK Perera 16)
  • Pakistan 1st innings
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 15/1 in 10.0 overs (Abid Ali 7, Azhar Ali 6)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 17.5 overs (108 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Abid Ali 29, Azhar Ali 20, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 54/1 in 19.0 overs (Abid Ali 31, Azhar Ali 21)
  • Abid Ali: 50 off 86 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 87/1 in 30.0 overs (Abid Ali 50, Azhar Ali 35)
  • Abid Ali: 50 off 95 balls (7 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 34.5 overs (210 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 117/2 in 41.0 overs (Abid Ali 68, Babar Azam 10)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (Abid Ali 28, Babar Azam 23, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 45.2 overs (273 balls), Extras 3
  • Tea: Pakistan - 177/2 in 53.0 overs (Abid Ali 91, Babar Azam 47)
  • Babar Azam: 50 off 70 balls (7 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 147 balls (Abid Ali 40, Babar Azam 61, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 59.1 overs (356 balls), Extras 3
  • Abid Ali: 100 off 183 balls (11 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 208 balls (Abid Ali 54, Babar Azam 94, Ex 2)
  • Babar Azam: 100 off 118 balls (14 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 68.4 overs (413 balls), Extras 4