RESULT
1st Test, Abu Dhabi, December 31, 2013 - January 04, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
204 & 480/5d
(T:302) 383 & 158/2

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
91, 1/43 & 157*
angelo-mathews
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c Asad Shafiq b Junaid Khan3862995061.29
Kaushal Silva c Mohammad Hafeez b Bilawal Bhatti20811232024.69
Kumar Sangakkara c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan1632591050.00
Mahela Jayawardene c †Adnan Akmal b Bilawal Bhatti58131062.50
Dinesh Chandimal c Mohammad Hafeez b Bilawal Bhatti022000.00
Angelo Mathews (c)st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal9112715915071.65
Prasanna Jayawardene c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan514171035.71
Sachithra Senanayake c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan515161033.33
Rangana Herath  b Junaid Khan011000.00
Shaminda Eranga c †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal1444762031.81
Suranga Lakmal not out 15260020.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 1)9
TOTAL65 Ov (RR: 3.13)204
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 19.3 ov), 2-67 (Kaushal Silva, 26.4 ov), 3-76 (Mahela Jayawardene, 28.2 ov), 4-76 (Dinesh Chandimal, 28.4 ov), 5-82 (Kumar Sangakkara, 31.6 ov), 6-104 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 35.5 ov), 7-124 (Sachithra Senanayake, 39.2 ov), 8-124 (Rangana Herath, 39.3 ov), 9-185 (Shaminda Eranga, 58.3 ov), 10-204 (Angelo Mathews, 64.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Junaid Khan2045852.90917000
19.3 to FDM Karunaratne, back of a length outside off as Dimuth, looking to free his arms and get this behind point, instead hits this low to gully, with Asad Shafiq getting his fingers up to pluck this fast-traveling ball. What a stunner to remove the left-hander, who was looking set to lay his stall for the day. 57/1
31.6 to KC Sangakkara, and Sangakkara has a rare lapse in concentration as he hits this uppishly through point off a length ball, which carries straight to backward point. He is livid with himself as he storms off the field. Big, big, big wicket there for Pakistan. Sangakkara out for 16 and Pakistan truly on top. What a difference an hour (or really 30 mins) can make. 82/5
35.5 to HAPW Jayawardene, And Junaid has three of his own as he gets Prasanna to bite at this one pitched on back of a length outside off, with the outside edge carrying to the keeper at a comfortable height. Sri Lanka facing a big hole here as they are now reduced to 104 for 6. Pakistan have their tail up, and will look to clear through the remaining wickets, that is if Sri Lanka allow them. 104/6
39.2 to SMSM Senanayake, Junaid gets four as Senanayake's stay at the wicket is not to be long. Bowls this on back of a length just outside off as Senanayake goes for a shot, with the ball catching the outside edge and down to the keeper, who has simply been in top form, pouncing on the chance. Sri Lanka now seven down and in danger of being routed for quite a low total. Mathews continues to hold out, but for how much longer we will have to see... 124/7
39.3 to HMRKB Herath, This is top-class fast bowling from Junaid as he gets a five-for, rattling Herath's off stump with a peach of an inswinger. The stump even went for a stroll as Junaid kneels down to thank the heavens for his splendid performance. Herath is out for a golden duck, and Pakistan are over the moon with how things have shaped up this session for them. 124/8
Rahat Ali1634102.56786000
Bilawal Bhatti1516534.336511001
26.4 to JK Silva, and Pakistan strike early after lunch, with Silva in two minds as he plays this back of a length delivery slanting into him. This one catches the edge, with first slip taking a catch to his right. Looks like it was Hafeez who took it. Just the start Pakistan would have wanted after the break. 67/2
28.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, would you believe it! I don't think I have ever seen this before! Bhatti gets his man the very next ball as Mahela, looking to defend this one, gets an outside edge which carries to the keeper. Mahela shakes his head as he walks off, but replays show that he indeed hit this to the keeper, and not into the ground. So that didn't take too long then. Sri Lanka are three down and in a bit of bother after lunch. 76/3
28.4 to LD Chandimal, Bhatti is simply having a whale of a time, and that too on debut, as Chandimal stay's is not for long as he is gone for a two-ball duck, once again getting an outside edge to this riser from Bhatti outside off, which travels straight to Misbah, who is on his knees, but holds on to the take safely. Sri Lanka now surely in trouble as they go four down, and Sangakkara will be not impressed at the other end. 76/4
Saeed Ajmal1433222.28674000
58.3 to RMS Eranga, length ball outside off as Ajmal finally gets his man. Eranga looking to be a bit more loose as he goes for the cut, but gets a thick outside edge into the waiting keeper's gloves. Nine down and Pakistan will want to pluck out the remaining wicket and keep Sri Lanka under 200. 185/9
64.6 to AD Mathews, and Mathews is out in the most innocuous of ways. Ajmal deceives him with one which spins away (the doosra), as he plays down the wrong line, and was advancing down the track, when the ball beat him. Adnan fumbles the first time, probably out of excitement at getting a chance of stumping Mathews, but luckily recovers in time to flick the bails as he lays sprawled on the ground. Umpire didn't need a second referral as he gives it out straightaway. 204/10
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Khurram Manzoor run out (Mathews/†HAPW Jayawardene)2157704036.84
Ahmed Shehzad c Karunaratne b Eranga38831283045.78
Mohammad Hafeez c Silva b Lakmal1118182061.11
Younis Khan  b Eranga13619828819168.68
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c Sangakkara b Herath13530640716144.11
Asad Shafiq c Silva b Lakmal1359712022.03
Adnan Akmal c Senanayake b Eranga613151046.15
Bilawal Bhatti c †HAPW Jayawardene b Mathews1429442048.27
Saeed Ajmal lbw b Herath0912000.00
Rahat Ali  b Herath012000.00
Junaid Khan not out 44710100.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, w 1)5
TOTAL129.1 Ov (RR: 2.96)383
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Khurram Manzoor, 18.1 ov), 2-59 (Mohammad Hafeez, 21.6 ov), 3-83 (Ahmed Shehzad, 30.2 ov), 4-301 (Younis Khan, 94.6 ov), 5-329 (Asad Shafiq, 112.2 ov), 6-342 (Adnan Akmal, 115.4 ov), 7-369 (Bilawal Bhatti, 124.1 ov), 8-378 (Saeed Ajmal, 127.4 ov), 9-378 (Rahat Ali, 127.5 ov), 10-383 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 129.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal3399923.0016320012
21.6 to Mohammad Hafeez, and Sri Lanka strike early in the day as Hafeez drives this length ball uppishly towards short cover point, with Silva taking a wonderful low catch to hold on to it. Makes a left-handed dive to get to that one. Already a contender for catch of the year. For those who don't know Silva is a keeper, so it was very reminscent of a catch a keeper would take. They are just checking the replays for all the usual stuff (no-ball, is catch taken cleanly, blah blah). The umpires confirm soon after, and Hafeez is outta there. 59/2
112.2 to Asad Shafiq, and Sri Lanka have their first wicket of the day as Shafiq flicks a fuller one going on the pads straight to Silva at short square leg, who takes a fantastic catch to his left. 329/5
Angelo Mathews1314313.30576000
124.1 to Bilawal Bhatti, length ball outside off which seems to be tickled to the keeper. The Sri Lankans go up for an appeal, but the umpire wasn't sure, so he signals for the third umpire. Doesn't seem to have got an edge on it, but let's see.. And the umpire signals that it is indeed out. It was a tough call, but because there wasn't much daylight between bat and ball, Bhatti had to go. 369/7
Shaminda Eranga3068032.6613910000
30.2 to Ahmed Shehzad, and Shehzad throws away his fine effort with a lapse in concentration as he pulls this short ball straight to backward square leg, who doesn't make a mess of it. Mathews had orchestrated that one beautifully, along with Eranga who delivered the goods. 83/3
94.6 to Younis Khan, what a sight for sore SL eyes as Younis Khan is bowled by an Eranga delivery that shapes in on off stump. Younis looks to have played the wrong line there. Ends a terrific innings from Younis, as Pakistan are in a very good position still with almost a 100-run lead in the works. 301/4
115.4 to Adnan Akmal, Sri Lanka simply on a roll this morning as Eranga is rewarded for his consistent line outside off. Not good enough from Adnan as he edges this one, going hard at it, straight to Sachithra at gully. Eranga has his third, and Pakistan now six down. 342/6
Rangana Herath35.199332.641589200
127.4 to Saeed Ajmal, Ajmal completely misjudges the line of this one as this one continues on, with Ajmal playing outside of it. He was crouched down and low, with the ball striking the back leg, so definitely plumb. Herath finally picks up his first wicket after throwing down 34 overs. 378/8
127.5 to Rahat Ali, floated on off as Ali is not going to trouble the scorers, completely misreading the line to have his off stump dislodged. Was a big gap between bat and pad as this one rushed through. Sri Lanka need just one more as Herath is now on a hat-trick. 378/9
129.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, full from Herath as Misbah looks to clear the straight boundary, but hits this more higher than farther, as Sangakkara steadies himself under it to take the catch just before the boundary rope, and has the presence of mind to break his momentum as his dive takes him dangerously close to the rope. Ends a magnificent innings from Misbah, who is starting 2014 as if its 2013 2.0. 383/10
Sachithra Senanayake1826603.66635000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne  b Junaid Khan2456713042.85
Kaushal Silva c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan8117726311045.76
Kumar Sangakkara c Younis Khan b Bilawal Bhatti55991366055.55
Mahela Jayawardene c Asad Shafiq b Bilawal Bhatti014000.00
Dinesh Chandimal c Rahat Ali b Junaid Khan8916624412053.61
Angelo Mathews (c)not out 15734345416145.77
Prasanna Jayawardene not out 631692536137.27
Extras(b 4, lb 7)11
TOTAL168.3 Ov (RR: 2.84)480/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 15.1 ov), 2-146 (Kumar Sangakkara, 48.6 ov), 3-150 (Mahela Jayawardene, 50.1 ov), 4-186 (Kaushal Silva, 61.3 ov), 5-324 (Dinesh Chandimal, 108.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Junaid Khan3639332.5816410000
15.1 to FDM Karunaratne, Junaid strikes for Pakistan as he beats the defenses of Dimuth to bowl him through the gate. Dimuth waiting for the front foot no-ball (hopefully Junaid doesn't pull a Bhatti) and he doesn't. 47/1
61.3 to JK Silva, length outside off and this time Junaid has his man as Silva gives a low edge to Adnan, who has to complete this take almost near his left foot. There is a bit of hesitation on the umpire's part as he wasn't sure that it had carried, but once he has received confirmation, he shows the dreaded finger. Ends a fantastic innings from Silva, who unfortunately wasn't able to take it all the way to stumps. 186/4
108.6 to LD Chandimal, short of a length as Chandimal is enticed into a hook shot which he hits well enough to find deep fine leg. :Looked an instinctive shot as he was drawn into the shot by Junaid. Chandimal can't believe that is how he has thrown away his wicket. Goes for a superb innings of 89 which will certainly keep the detractors away for a little time. 324/5
Rahat Ali38.399202.3818310100
Bilawal Bhatti36814624.0515523000
48.6 to KC Sangakkara, and they have got the Big Kahuna as Sangakkara goes chasing after one outside off, with an outside edge being induced, and Younis Khan does well to complete a low take. Sangakkara goes for a well-played 55, and hope in the Pakistani camp returns. 146/2
50.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, Bhatti gets Mahela again (you could say the third time if you include that no-ball from the first innings) as this is a really difficult ball to handle when you are fresh at the crease as this one rears back off a length, squaring up Mahela who gets an outside edge which pops up to gully, offering the easiest of catches. Two huge wickets back-to-back for Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will be slightly worried now. 150/3
Saeed Ajmal491011502.342268100
Mohammad Hafeez912302.55403000
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS (Target: 302 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Khurram Manzoor c †HAPW Jayawardene b Lakmal826271030.76
Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Herath551091467050.45
Mohammad Hafeez not out 8013617511058.82
Younis Khan not out 1342550030.95
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL52 Ov (RR: 3.03)158/2
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Khurram Manzoor, 6.3 ov), 2-125 (Ahmed Shehzad, 37.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal1314313.30544000
6.3 to Khurram Manzoor, length outside off as Lakmal succeeds in finding Manzoor's outside edge, which the keeper is able to take from behind. Kept it in that dangerous area just outside off, and is rewarded for his perseverance. 24/1
Shaminda Eranga1103803.45474001
Rangana Herath2183711.761054000
37.3 to Ahmed Shehzad, goes for the big sweep in front of the stumps as this looked so plumb. The umpire gives this one out straightaway, but Shehzad is not impressed as he signals for a review. This one looks to have struck in line, with nothing coming off the bat. On-field call for this one hitting the wickets, so he will have to depart. Goes for a fine 55 on debut as Sri Lanka pluck one soon after the break. 125/2
Angelo Mathews20904.5081000
Sachithra Senanayake503006.00186000
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MATCH DETAILS
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Series
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Angelo Mathews
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2112
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days31 December 2013, 1,2,3,4 January 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
Bilawal Bhatti
Bilawal Bhatti
Sachithra Senanayake
Sachithra Senanayake
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
India
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
CLOSE OF PLAY
Tue, 31 Dec - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 46/1 (Ahmed Shehzad 25*, 18.1 ov)
Wed, 01 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 327/4 (Misbah-ul-Haq 105*, Asad Shafiq 12*, 109 ov)
Thu, 02 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 186/4 (Dinesh Chandimal 24*, 61.3 ov)
Fri, 03 Jan - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 420/5 (Angelo Mathews 116*, Prasanna Jayawardene 48*, 148 ov)
Sat, 04 Jan - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 158/2 (52 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • HAPW Jayawardene: 50 off 114 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 241 balls (AD Mathews 44, HAPW Jayawardene 53, Ex 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 157.5 overs (947 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 462/5 in 163.0 overs (AD Mathews 145, HAPW Jayawardene 57)
  • AD Mathews: 150 off 336 balls (16 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 350 balls (AD Mathews 80, HAPW Jayawardene 62, Ex 8)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 480/5 in 168.3 overs (AD Mathews 157, HAPW Jayawardene 63)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 20/0 in 5.0 overs (Khurram Manzoor 8, Ahmed Shehzad 12)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 66/1 in 20.0 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 28, Mohammad Hafeez 29)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 15, Mohammad Hafeez 35, Ex 1)
  • Mohammad Hafeez: 50 off 68 balls (7 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 31.5 overs (192 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 34.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Mohammad Hafeez (Struck down)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 118/1 in 35.0 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 53, Mohammad Hafeez 56)
  • Ahmed Shehzad: 50 off 102 balls (7 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 178 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 38, Mohammad Hafeez 61, Ex 1)
  • Over 37.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Ahmed Shehzad (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 46.5 overs (282 balls), Extras 2
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