1st Test, Karachi, February 21 - 25, 2009, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan
644/7d & 144/5

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Malinda Warnapura c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Arafat59488790122.91
Tharanga Paranavitana c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul013000.00
Kumar Sangakkara c Misbah-ul-Haq b Danish Kaneria701041659067.30
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik24042453132056.60
Thilan Samaraweera  b Danish Kaneria23131845431072.64
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik038000.00
Prasanna Jayawardene  b Danish Kaneria1822292081.81
Chaminda Vaas not out 1222261054.54
Extras(lb 4, nb 9, w 1)14
TOTAL155.2 Ov (RR: 4.14, 654 Mts)644/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 0.4 ov), 2-93 (Malinda Warnapura, 17.6 ov), 3-177 (Kumar Sangakkara, 38.1 ov), 4-614 (Mahela Jayawardene, 146.4 ov), 5-614 (Thilan Samaraweera, 147.5 ov), 6-614 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 148.1 ov), 7-644 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 155.2 ov)
Umar Gul2429213.8310514010
0.4 to NT Paranavitana, Not the best start to his Test career! Short of a good length on the off stump, angling away from the left hander, prods at it coming half forward, gets a thick outside edge straight to Misbah-ul-Haq at second slip. 3/1
Sohail Khan21213106.237222000
Yasir Arafat2629013.461099002
17.6 to SM Warnapura, finally a wicket! A timely one for Pakistan! Good length on middle and off and moving away, gets forward and tries to push it back towards the bowler, gets a thick outside edge and Misbah takes a good catch diving to his right at second slip. He's plucked it with one hand there, sharp reflexes from the big man. 93/2
Shoaib Malik36314023.8813314006
146.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, gone finally!! The stand is finally broke! Goes for the sweep, is hit on the gloves, the ball lobs up behind Akmal who dives full length to pluck that out with his left hand. Excellent innings by the captain, he's put his team in absolute command here. 614/4
148.1 to TM Dilshan, edged and gone! Dilshan departs for a duck and its tea! Malik bowls round the wicket, lands on a good length outside off, tries to defend on the off side, gets a thick edge straight to Akmal. 614/6
Danish Kaneria46.2517033.6619022001
38.1 to KC Sangakkara, Misbah takeshis third catch, wicket against the run of play here! Flighted outside off, charges down the track and attempts to clear Misbah at midwicket but fails, he holds on to a sharp chance and gives Pakistan a glimmer of hope on a placid pitch. 177/3
147.5 to TT Samaraweera, bowled'im!! Pushed through a touch quicker, was the googly, kept low and Samaraweera failed to spot it, and did not bring his bat down in time, got a thin inside edge into the off stump and Kaneria finally breaks through. 614/5
155.2 to HAPW Jayawardene, quicker one on middle stump, tries to cut it away but fails to pick it, misses it completely and the stumps take a beating!. 644/7
Younis Khan10606.0031000
Salman Butt1011011.0022000
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Khurram Manzoor c †HAPW Jayawardene b Mendis27981453027.55
Salman Butt c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran2370853032.85
Younis Khan (c) b Fernando31356876027455.10
Shoaib Malik run out (Muralidaran)561682187033.33
Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Fernando421532053127.45
Faisal Iqbal lbw b DPMD Jayawardene571411746040.42
Kamran Akmal not out 1581842478585.86
Yasir Arafat not out 501291582238.75
Extras(b 4, lb 12, nb 18, w 5)39
TOTAL248.5 Ov (RR: 3.07, 993 Mts)765/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Salman Butt, 20.3 ov), 2-78 (Khurram Manzoor, 33.6 ov), 3-227 (Shoaib Malik, 90.2 ov), 4-357 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 138.4 ov), 5-531 (Faisal Iqbal, 184.2 ov), 6-596 (Younis Khan, 210.2 ov)
Chaminda Vaas36106601.831836008
Dilhara Fernando39212423.1717012017
138.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, gone!! A wicket, finally! Bowled on a good length on the off stump and nipped back in, was half-forward as he tried to defend, missed it and was struck in line with middle. Correct decision by Steve Davis, who raises his finger immediately. 357/4
210.2 to Younis Khan, Gone! Good length on the off stump and jagged back in sharply, gets on the back foot to defend but was bowled through the gate, end of an absolutely superb innings by the Pakistan captain, unfortunate to have missed out on the record but he's ensured his team saves the first Test after facing a mammoth score of 644 from Sri Lanka. 596/6
Ajantha Mendis591415712.6626710313
33.6 to Khurram Manzoor, gone!!! Quicker one, spun the other way, bowled at 91.2 kmph, lands short of a good length on the off stump, Manzoor got onto the back foot to defend it on the off side, expected it to spin into him, got a thick edge and Prasanna Jayawardene snapped a sharp catch. 78/2
Muthiah Muralidaran651417212.6429819200
20.3 to Salman Butt, wicket at the death, he had played him comfortably so far, landed on a good length on the off stump and spun away sharply, Butt pushed at it off the front foot, got a thick edge that was snapped up easily by Mahela at first slip. 44/1
Tillakaratne Dilshan1938204.31674300
Tharanga Paranavitana503306.60152200
Kumar Sangakkara1003403.40352000
Mahela Jayawardene6.504116.00181200
184.2 to Faisal Iqbal, the slower offfcutter does the trick, short of a length outside off and moved in sharply, there to pull but he's too early into the short, hit on the pads in line with middle, Davis raises his finger. 531/5
Malinda Warnapura904004.44303000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
Tharanga Paranavitana run out (Yasir Arafat)919302047.36
Malinda Warnapura c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul2540040.00
Kumar Sangakkara lbw b Danish Kaneria656611010098.48
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Faisal Iqbal b Umar Gul861010133.33
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria2238582057.89
Thilan Samaraweera not out 2430564080.00
Prasanna Jayawardene not out 729381024.13
Extras(nb 7)7
TOTAL31 Ov (RR: 4.64, 154 Mts)144/5
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Malinda Warnapura, 0.5 ov), 2-32 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 4.6 ov), 3-45 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 6.6 ov), 4-103 (Mahela Jayawardene, 19.3 ov), 5-120 (Kumar Sangakkara, 23.3 ov)
Umar Gul914124.55427004
0.5 to SM Warnapura, edged and gone!! Good length outside off, pushes at it lazily, gets a thin edge and Akmal dives low to his left to take a sharp catch, could there be a twist in the tale here?. 2/1
6.6 to TM Dilshan, gone!! Long hop on middle, goes for the pull, mistimes it straight to Faisal Iqbal at deep square leg, who's standing well inside the ropes. His aggressive streak has brought about his downfall here, couldn't resist the temptation to dismiss a short ball. 45/3
Sohail Khan603305.50204000
Yasir Arafat603205.33225001
Danish Kaneria913523.88384000
19.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, Mahela goes! Tossed up outside leg stump, tries to work it away in front square, ended up playing straight to Faisal Iqbal at short leg who held on to a sharp chance. Big blow and the pressure is back on!. 103/4
23.3 to KC Sangakkara, he's given him! That looked out on first sight, short of a length outside off and spun in sharply, walked across to play it away on the leg side, missed it and was rapped on the pads right in front of middle, that was plumb!. 120/5
Shoaib Malik10303.0060002
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National Stadium, Karachi
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Younis Khan
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1909
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days21,22,23,24,25 February 2009 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Khurram Manzoor
Khurram Manzoor
Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan
Tharanga Paranavitana
Tharanga Paranavitana
Simon Taufel
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Zameer Haider
Reserve Umpire
Akram Raza
Match Referee
Chris Broad
Sat, 21 Feb - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 406/3 (Mahela Jayawardene 136*, Thilan Samaraweera 130*, 90 ov)
Sun, 22 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 44/1 (Khurram Manzoor 18*, Younis Khan 0*, 22 ov)
Mon, 23 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 296/3 (Younis Khan 149*, Misbah-ul-Haq 20*, 112 ov)
Tue, 24 Feb - day 4 - Pakistan 1st innings 574/5 (Younis Khan 306*, Kamran Akmal 27*, 202 ov)
Wed, 25 Feb - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 144/5 (31 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 121 balls (Younis Khan 18, Kamran Akmal 31, Ex 2)
  • Pakistan: 600 runs in 210.6 overs (1286 balls), Extras 38
  • Kamran Akmal: 50 off 94 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 613/6 in 216.0 overs (Kamran Akmal 51, Yasir Arafat 6)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (Kamran Akmal 37, Yasir Arafat 13, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 650 runs in 226.1 overs (1377 balls), Extras 38
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 662/6 in 233.0 overs (Kamran Akmal 89, Yasir Arafat 17)
  • Kamran Akmal: 100 off 153 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 177 balls (Kamran Akmal 73, Yasir Arafat 29, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 700 runs in 240.1 overs (1461 balls), Extras 38
  • Pakistan: 750 runs in 247.3 overs (1505 balls), Extras 39
  • Kamran Akmal: 150 off 181 balls (8 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • 7th Wicket: 150 runs in 223 balls (Kamran Akmal 115, Yasir Arafat 38, Ex 1)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 765/6 in 248.5 overs (Kamran Akmal 158, Yasir Arafat 50)
  • Yasir Arafat: 50 off 129 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (56 balls), Extras 3
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 54/3 in 9.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 32, DPMD Jayawardene 0)
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 36 balls (8 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (KC Sangakkara 31, DPMD Jayawardene 19, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (108 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 133/5 in 26.0 overs (TT Samaraweera 14, HAPW Jayawardene 7)
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