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1st Test, Abu Dhabi, October 18 - 22, 2011, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
197 & 483
(T:170) 511/6d & 21/1

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul371281783028.90
c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal20691160028.98
c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema2670033.33
c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan2863940144.44
c †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal1922322086.36
not out 52991274152.52
b Junaid Khan032000.00
lbw b Junaid Khan014000.00
c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul1831653058.06
c Taufeeq Umar b Junaid Khan1125341044.00
c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan1380033.33
Extras(lb 3, nb 5, w 1)9
TOTAL74.1 Ov (RR: 2.65, 334 Mins)197
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 25.5 ov), 2-51 (Kumar Sangakkara, 28.1 ov), 3-79 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 40.2 ov), 4-112 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 47.1 ov), 5-112 (Mahela Jayawardene, 48.3 ov), 6-112 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 48.6 ov), 7-114 (Rangana Herath, 50.1 ov), 8-168 (Suranga Lakmal, 64.2 ov), 9-193 (Chanaka Welegedara, 72.2 ov), 10-197 (Nuwan Pradeep, 74.1 ov)
40.2 to NT Paranavitana, Gul strikes. Accurate short ball, and Paranavitana finally loses patience. This is about chest high, over the leg stump, Para wants to pull, is cramped, ends up gloving it to the keeper. Pakistan are getting rewarded for their discipline here. 79/3
64.2 to RAS Lakmal, Gul strikes. Lakmal follows another short and wide delivery. This time, though, he seeks to close the face of the horizontal bat. The edge is taken, and a highish catch safely taken by Hafeez at first slip. 168/8
28.1 to KC Sangakkara, Cheema strikes right away after lunch, superb catch from Adnan diving in front of first slip, it was going away from Sanga with the kind of nip that Cheema has bowled with all morning, a prod produced a thick edge that flew towards first slip who seemed to have it covered before Adnan went flying to his left one-handed, tumbled on the ground but did not let go of the ball, huge strike. 51/2
48.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, Gone! Big wicket. Pakistan are loving it on this hot afternoon. Short of a length, well outside off, Jayawardene pushes at it half-heartedly without any foot movement. Hafeez nearly drops it at first slip, but catches it on third attempt. 112/5
48.6 to HAPW Jayawardene, Junaid has turned it on here. What a beauty. Flat wicket? I don't need the wicket. Junaid bowls the perfect yorker. Lands on the crease, in front of middle. Prasanna saves his toe successfully, but the off and middle stumps stand disturbed. 112/6
50.1 to HMRKB Herath, Junaid Khan is on fire here. He is on a hat-trick now. Length ball, angling in, skids off the surface, Herath moves across and is late into the shot. Caught deep in the crease, and is hit low on the pad. Given. 114/7
72.2 to UWMBCA Welegedara, Four for Junaid. A touch too ambitious from Chanaka, who looks to cut this away, fails to keep it down, and finds point. How much has that collision off the last ball of the last over hurt them? Shouldn't take away from Junaid Khan. He is ecstatic. He has bowled well, especially the wickets of Jayawardenes in one over, the second one through a lovely yorker. 193/9
74.1 to N Pradeep, Well there's the five-for. Immediately he does the sajda. Well done Junaid. This is an accurate bouncer, Pradeep is late to sway out of this, can't get the gloves out of the way. Adnan completes the catch. 197/10
25.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, Poor shot, lovely catch. Guided straight to slip. That's the coach's job when the fielding practice is on. Quicker, flatter, straighter one, Lahiru leans back to stylishly guide to slip, and Younis takes a smooth low catch. 48/1
47.1 to TM Dilshan, lovely bowling, it's a big doosra. Pitched up on off, Dilshan plays for the offbreak, it almost breaks away, Adnan collects goes for the stumping and then appeals as an afterhtought. Dilshan is stunned to see Tony Hill's finger go up. There is daylight between bat and ball. Very good ball but he didn't get the edge. A shame really that they have DRS for ODIs, and not in Tests. I would think the administrators would have gone the other way round if they needed to give one format the miss. 112/4
Pakistan 1st Innings 
lbw b Herath751271588159.05
run out (Sangakkara/†HAPW Jayawardene)23649671217147.58
b Welegedara701982616035.35
lbw b Welegedara33941161035.10
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath4652764188.46
not out 2694952027.65
c Mathews b Herath021000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 16, w 3)25
TOTAL174.4 Ov (RR: 2.92, 710 Mins)511/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-118 (Mohammad Hafeez, 38.3 ov), 2-278 (Azhar Ali, 104.1 ov), 3-360 (Younis Khan, 133.5 ov), 4-436 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 150.6 ov), 5-511 (Taufeeq Umar, 174.2 ov), 6-511 (Umar Gul, 174.4 ov)
104.1 to Azhar Ali, Very well bowled, a real beauty to produce a wicket. The off stump has gone cartwheeling. Gets this full and to swing, pitched at the off-stump line, Azhar played for the angle, the ball snuck back in to hit the off stump. Welegedara is pumped. For the 10th time in his career Azhar has finished between 50 and 99. 278/2
133.5 to Younis Khan, He is given. Not too sure about the decision. No swing on this, and for left-arm over you need to swing it to get the lbws. He has not bowled this from particularly close to the umpire, gets it to land on a length, middle-stump line, the ball angles across, Younis plays outside the line, is hit in front of off. A hint of straightening perhaps. Rod Tucker thinks it straightened enough. 360/3
38.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, very well bowled. I could see the breeze blowing across, from off to leg, and he uses it well. Bowls the arm ball, which drifts with the wind. Hafeez plays for the break away, but this goes on and beats the inside edge to hit him dead in front. Well played Hafeez for his 75. 118/1
150.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah goes back with a wry smile on his face. This one pitches outside leg, turns a mile, Misbah is well forward, feeling for it. PJ goes up immediately in a huge shout, Tony Hill waits before raising his finger. Misbah doesn't look pleased. First replay didn't seem to support Hill. That's gone off the shot sleeve. No edge at all. A breezy 46 nonetheless. Not a Test for captains, both have been sawn off. 436/4
174.4 to Umar Gul, flat slog-sweep, carries all the way to deep square leg for Mathews to take a low catch diving to his right. It's a lovely catch. 511/6
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
lbw b Umar Gul011000.00
run out (Azhar Ali/†Adnan Akmal)681592034042.76
lbw b Azhar Ali21143164418048.95
b Saeed Ajmal47101057.14
b Junaid Khan919352047.36
lbw b Umar Gul2260621036.66
c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema12027336212043.95
not out 2344681052.27
c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul811101072.72
b Umar Gul0615000.00
run out (Azhar Ali/Saeed Ajmal)00300-
Extras(b 4, lb 11, nb 3)18
TOTAL168 Ov (RR: 2.87, 707 Mins)483
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 0.1 ov), 2-153 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 50.5 ov), 3-160 (Mahela Jayawardene, 53.3 ov), 4-191 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 60.6 ov), 5-233 (Angelo Mathews, 80.1 ov), 6-434 (Kumar Sangakkara, 153.2 ov), 7-466 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 161.4 ov), 8-477 (Chanaka Welegedara, 164.5 ov), 9-481 (Suranga Lakmal, 166.6 ov), 10-483 (Nuwan Pradeep, 167.6 ov)
0.1 to NT Paranavitana, Gul. He has struck first ball. Or is it Tony Hill who has struck? There is no swing on this ball, pitches leg, angled away, squares the batsman up, hits him on the back leg, in front of off, but there is no straightening of the line. This is angling across. Hill sends him on his way. Great start for Pakistan. Not so great for SL and Hill. On second replay, it actually nips away a touch. It actually started to swing, fooling the umpire, then pitched and seamed away. 0/1
80.1 to AD Mathews, Two new balls. Two first-balls strikes for Gul. What a legend Gul is. For a moment I thought he had bowled him. This is a beauty. Just short of a length, outside off, Mathews stays back, the ball hits the seam and darts back in, hitting him deep in the crease, in front of off. The only question was height but umpire Hill obviously saw him deep inside the crease. This one would have taken the top of off. That's what the coaches tell you to do. 233/5
164.5 to UWMBCA Welegedara, The match is still alive. It just refuses to die. Length ball, outside off, Welegedara pushes at it without feet, the edge is taken, and Akmal takes the second catch of the innings. 477/8
166.6 to RAS Lakmal, Timber. Or no more timber, shall I say? The middle stump is out, the stump mic is gone. Yorker, hits the pad in front of middle and demolishes the stump. Will Pakistan go for a chase and make our day? They are former Twenty20 champions. 481/9
161.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, The game lives on. Cheema strikes with the new ball. And what a beauty to get him. Jayawardene plays for the angle, the ball holds its line, hits the outside edge, and is taken by Akmal. Incidentally that's the first catch Pakistan have taken in more than 150 overs. He gets a big appluase, captain Dilshan walks to the edge of the boundary to greet him. Well played PJ, but there is still hope for Pakistan.. 466/7
53.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, this is an Ajmal special. Quick offbreak. Mahela does what Swann calls: pat a burning dog. He looks to cut the offspinner of a length. The ball turns sharply, squeezes through, takes the inside edge, and then onto the stumps. 160/3
60.6 to TM Dilshan, Timber. Junaid goes on a joy run. Through the gap. A bit of angle, a bit of nip in, with the shine. Short of driving length, outside off, Dilshan doesn;t move his feet, as is his wont, looks to drive, but it squeezes through the gap. Middle stump, bye bye. 191/4
153.2 to KC Sangakkara, Azhar Ali goes on a celebratory run. He has produced the huge wicket of Sangakkara. The match lives on. Length-ball legbreak, pitches just outside off, Sanga is slightly slow in bringing his bat down, the ball turns and hits the pad in front of middle and off. Live time I thought there might have been an inside edge, but the replays aren't clear. However, it does seem that my live-time reaction was wrong, and Tucker might be right. Yes, the bat hit the toe, thus creating the noise. So he was dead plumb here. What a first Test wicket. 434/6
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 170 runs)
not out 1231371038.70
lbw b Welegedara211150018.18
not out 421190019.04
Extras(nb 3)3
TOTAL10 Ov (RR: 2.10, 37 Mins)21/1
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Taufeeq Umar, 4.2 ov)
4.2 to Taufeeq Umar, Taufeeq Umar is gone. Tentative prod at one straight delivery, closes the face too, plays completely down the wrong line, plumb lbw. 7/1
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Tue, 18 Oct - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 27/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 17*, Taufeeq Umar 8*, 8 ov)
Wed, 19 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 259/1 (Taufeeq Umar 109*, Azhar Ali 60*, 98 ov)
Thu, 20 Oct - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 47/1 (Lahiru Thirimanne 20*, Kumar Sangakkara 27*, 11 ov)
Fri, 21 Oct - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 298/5 (Kumar Sangakkara 161*, Prasanna Jayawardene 25*, 101 ov)
Sat, 22 Oct - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 21/1 (10 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 101.1 overs (608 balls), Extras 9
  • HAPW Jayawardene: 50 off 113 balls (7 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 203 balls (KC Sangakkara 50, HAPW Jayawardene 50, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 337/5 in 115.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 171, HAPW Jayawardene 54)
  • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 121.2 overs (730 balls), Extras 10
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 364/5 in 130.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 185, HAPW Jayawardene 66)
  • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 336 balls (KC Sangakkara 71, HAPW Jayawardene 80, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 141.2 overs (850 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 400/5 in 142.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 198, HAPW Jayawardene 89)
  • KC Sangakkara: 200 off 405 balls (18 x 4)
  • HAPW Jayawardene: 100 off 224 balls (11 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 200 runs in 438 balls (KC Sangakkara 90, HAPW Jayawardene 110, Ex 1)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 434/6 in 154.0 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 110, HMRKB Herath 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 158.1 overs (952 balls), Extras 12
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 461/6 after 160.1 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 119, HMRKB Herath 15)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 483/10 in 168.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 23)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2009
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days18,19,20,21,22 October 2011 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee