2nd Test, Lahore, March 01 - 05, 2009, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan

Match drawn

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 606/10(151 overs)
6/135 (37)
Pakistan 110/1(23.4 overs)

A disappointing end to Pakistan's day there. The openers had got their team off to an ideal start but some excellent fielding by the Sri Lankan captain ensured the visitors' brief stint with the ball today didn't go fruitless. The pitch is still an excellent one for batting though, and the in-form Younis, who's in next, will look to take full advantage. Pakistan still need a further 297 to avoid the follow-on but if the pitch plays the way it did today, they'll bank on getting there without too much difficulty. That's all for now though, join us tomorrow to see who wins the battle of the bats in the first innings. Until then, it's goodbye from Siddhartha Talya on the commentary and Binoy George from the scoring desk. Adios!

As a result of the firing in Lahore where several Sri Lankan players were injured, the match, and therefore the tour, has been called off. You can track developments in our breaking news blog

Murali to Manzoor, OUT

tossed up on middle and leg, turned away behind square and they set off for the single, Mahela at short fine gathers it cleanly and throws down the stumps at the striker's end to find Butt just inches short of his ground

Salman Butt run out (DPMD Jayawardene) 48 (74b 8x4 0x6 98m) SR: 64.86
Murali to Manzoor, no run

quicker ball bowled on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

Murali to Manzoor, no run

low full toss on middle and leg, driven straight to mid-on

Murali to Manzoor, 2 runs

short outside off, makes room and cuts it away wide of deep cover for a couple

The last over of the day coming up

end of over 23Maiden
PAK: 108/0CRR: 4.69 
Salman Butt48 (74b 8x4)
Khurram Manzoor57 (67b 11x4)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 1-1-0-0
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-21-0
Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run

full outside off stump, driven straight to short cover

Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run

short and wide, struck straight to cover

Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run

on middle and off, blocked onto the pitch

Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run

throws it up again, on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run

tossed up on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

Dilshan to Salman Butt, no run

flighted outside off, gets forward and drives that to cover

Dilshan brought into the attack now

end of over 222 runs
PAK: 108/0CRR: 4.90 
Khurram Manzoor57 (67b 11x4)
Salman Butt48 (68b 8x4)
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-21-0
Ajantha Mendis 8-2-21-0
Murali to Manzoor, no run

flighted outside leg stump, defended to short leg

Murali to Manzoor, no run

short on middle and leg, whipped away to short fine

Murali to Salman Butt, 1 run

flighted outside off, driven to a deepish mid-off for a quick single

Murali to Salman Butt, no run

flighted outside off and spinning away, left alone to the keeper

Murali to Manzoor, 1 run

short on middle and off, turned away towards square leg for a single

Coming round the wicket now

Murali to Manzoor, no run

tossed up outside off, defended with a lunge

Saad: "I think Pakistan finally has some decent options for the opener's spot for the first time since the mass exodus to the ICL now that Khurram Manzoor and Nasir Jamshed have surfaced with good form and techinque."

end of over 214 runs
PAK: 106/0CRR: 5.04 
Salman Butt47 (66b 8x4)
Khurram Manzoor56 (63b 11x4)
Ajantha Mendis 8-2-21-0
Muthiah Muralidaran 3-0-19-0
Mendis to Salman Butt, FOUR runs

straying down the leg side, gets a faint tickle as he tries to turn it away fine, the ball rolls down the fine-leg boundary

They're playing for stumps now

Mendis to Salman Butt, no run

full on middle and leg, uses his wrists to drive it to mid-on

Mendis to Salman Butt, no run

flighted on the off stump, pushes it off the front foot to mid-off

Mendis to Salman Butt, no run

short of a good length on the off stump, defended to short cover

Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1912
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40pm, Tea 2.40-3.00pm, Close 5.00pm
Match days1,2,3,4,5 March 2009 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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