Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Karachi, Feb 21 2009, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan

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 Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Arafat59488790122.91
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul013000.00
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Danish Kaneria701041659067.30
c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik24042453132056.60
b Danish Kaneria23131845431072.64
c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik038000.00
b Danish Kaneria1822292081.81
not out 1222261054.54
Extras(lb 4, nb 9, w 1)14
TOTAL155.2 Ov (RR: 4.14, 654 Mins)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)
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
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
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
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
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Mendis27981453027.55
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran2370853032.85
b Fernando31356876027455.10
run out (Muralidaran)561682187033.33
lbw b Fernando421532053127.45
lbw b DPMD Jayawardene571411746040.42
not out 1581842478585.86
not out 501291582238.75
Extras(b 4, lb 12, nb 18, w 5)39
TOTAL248.5 Ov (RR: 3.07, 993 Mins)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)
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
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
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
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
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
run out (Yasir Arafat)919302047.36
c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul2540040.00
lbw b Danish Kaneria656611010098.48
c Faisal Iqbal b Umar Gul861010133.33
c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria2238582057.89
not out 2430564080.00
not out 729381024.13
Extras(nb 7)7
TOTAL31 Ov (RR: 4.64, 154 Mins)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)
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
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
Unlocking the magic of Statsguru
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
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)
National Stadium, Karachi
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
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
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
Sri Lanka Innings
<1 / 3>