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RESULT
3rd Test, Sharjah, January 16 - 20, 2014, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates
428/9d & 214
(T:302) 341 & 302/5

Pakistan won by 5 wickets

Player Of The Match
103
azhar-ali
Player Of The Series
412 runs • 2 wkts
angelo-mathews
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c Younis Khan b Abdur Rehman34931212136.55
Kaushal Silva c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Talha1746731036.95
Kumar Sangakkara c Khurram Manzoor b Junaid Khan521031385050.48
Mahela Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Saeed Ajmal471081365243.51
Dinesh Chandimal c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal1142601026.19
Angelo Mathews (c)c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan912563565135.54
Prasanna Jayawardene c Junaid Khan b Mohammad Talha35771282045.45
Dilruwan Perera c Junaid Khan b Mohammad Talha9524730212238.46
Rangana Herath lbw b Junaid Khan011000.00
Shaminda Eranga not out 2550972050.00
Suranga Lakmal not out 311110027.27
Extras(b 5, lb 11, nb 2)18
TOTAL172 Ov (RR: 2.48)428/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Kaushal Silva, 14.6 ov), 2-65 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 27.4 ov), 3-125 (Kumar Sangakkara, 50.5 ov), 4-159 (Mahela Jayawardene, 61.6 ov), 5-166 (Dinesh Chandimal, 65.2 ov), 6-239 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 95.1 ov), 7-351 (Angelo Mathews, 148.3 ov), 8-351 (Rangana Herath, 148.4 ov), 9-423 (Dilruwan Perera, 169.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Junaid Khan3258132.531436100
50.5 to KC Sangakkara, he's thrown it away! The softest of dismissals as he flicks an innocuous delivery straight to midwicket. Misbah has employed that man to good effect in strangling Sanga for runs and now he holds on to a neat catch around hip-high to get rid of him. Fullish ball angled in at his pads gets the wicket, who would have thought?. 125/3
148.3 to AD Mathews, he's fallen in the 90s again! Soft dismissal as he slices it straight to deep point. It was full, it was wide and it reverse away as well. Mathews should not have played at that and he perishes. 351/7
148.4 to HMRKB Herath, finally a leg before for Pakistan and Junaid has two in two! Went around the wicket and the reverse swing tailing into him is enough to beat his defensive push from the crease. Was a little late on the shot as well. Herath goes for a review, but this time umpire's call benefits Pakistan. 351/8
Mohammad Talha3239933.0914312002
14.6 to JK Silva, very, very late decision but umpire Kettleborough has given him. Silva nicks off and he has to walk back. Another excellent delivery from Talha as he pitches it just back of a length outside off stump. It straightens a touch even as Silva was pushing away from his body. The outside edge results and it's an easy pouch for the keeper. 31/1
95.1 to HAPW Jayawardene, no need for DRS here as Prasanna holes out to long leg. Excellent bouncer, around head-high lures him to go for the hook despite the man being positioned there. And he pays for that error in judgment with his wicket as Junaid Khan picks up a smart catch above his chest. 239/6
169.3 to MDK Perera, he won't get a ton on debut! Hooks it to long leg and he has to walk off. Dug in short and Talha had cramped him for room. He is lured into the shot and gets a top edge that is swallowed by Junaid Khan. A very gritty innings reaches it's end but Perera will know, playing in his first Test, he's put his side firmly on top here. 423/9
Saeed Ajmal551612022.1826510200
61.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, he's got his man! Extracts a bit of turn and bounce and as Mahela went back to tickle it around the corner, the inside edge is taken and lobs to short leg. He departs 13 short of 11000. Oops. 159/4
65.2 to LD Chandimal, and Ajmal has another! Hasn't read the doosra as he looks to hoick it over the leg side. The leading edge goes straight up and mid-on runs back to pick up a relatively easy catch. Ajmal is overjoyed.. 166/5
Abdur Rehman501410112.022477300
27.4 to FDM Karunaratne, the flight does him in and Rehman has his first wicket! Lunges forward and looks to drive through the covers, but he does not reach the pitch. Younis Khan dives low to his left to pick up a sharp catch at first slip. The Lunch jinx is at it again. 65/2
Azhar Ali301103.66100000
Pakistan 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Khurram Manzoor c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga521251854041.60
Ahmed Shehzad  b Herath14727533312153.45
Azhar Ali c Mathews b Perera827430029.62
Younis Khan c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath1731501054.83
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c Chandimal b Herath631131661355.75
Asad Shafiq lbw b Eranga1845431040.00
Sarfaraz Ahmed c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath57130071.42
Abdur Rehman c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga2550040.00
Mohammad Talha lbw b Eranga29120022.22
Saeed Ajmal not out 0847000.00
Junaid Khan c Chandimal b Herath16111202145.45
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 1, w 1)11
TOTAL109.1 Ov (RR: 3.12)341
Fall of wickets: 1-114 (Khurram Manzoor, 48.3 ov), 2-149 (Azhar Ali, 57.6 ov), 3-189 (Younis Khan, 69.6 ov), 4-245 (Ahmed Shehzad, 81.6 ov), 5-274 (Asad Shafiq, 92.1 ov), 6-291 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 95.3 ov), 7-294 (Abdur Rehman, 96.3 ov), 8-300 (Mohammad Talha, 98.6 ov), 9-325 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 107.1 ov), 10-341 (Junaid Khan, 109.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rangana Herath38.1812553.271565510
69.6 to Younis Khan, he's walked and another one bites the dust down the leg side. Sharp take by Prasanna behind the stumps as this was full and angled in at Younis. He was looking to tickle it away and pick up a few runs through fine leg, but doesn't quite get enough bat on it. So he won't go wicketless in his 50th Test. Good take from Prasanna as he stayed low and moved to his left. 189/3
81.6 to Ahmed Shehzad, he's reverse swept it straight to his stumps! It was full and seeking the footmarks. He'd played the same shot to a very similar ball earlier in the over and got away with it. This time he gets a bottom edge and the ball dribbles onto the stumps. Shehzad is stunned. Holds his ground for a very long time as the umpires converse and finally give him out. 245/4
95.3 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, he's nicked it to the keeper! Gets a bit of turn this time as he pitches this full and a bit outside off stump. Sarfraz lunges forward and gets a thick outside edge and Prasanna, who has been so good behind the stumps this series, picks up another catch. And that is stumps. 291/6
107.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah tries the slog sweep again, this time not timed, gets it high on the bat, Chandimal at wide long on gets under that and ends a typical captains innings. A partnership of 25 comes to an end with the captain controlling it so well, Sri Lanka was very patient with him, waited for the mistake, and eventually got it. 325/9
109.1 to Junaid Khan, swings hard from a ball bowled over the wicket, no clean contact but well taken at deep midwicket by a diving Chandimal. That's another five-wicket haul for the tireless Herath. 341/10
Suranga Lakmal2346102.65984000
Dilruwan Perera1717114.17626000
57.6 to Azhar Ali, there's his first Test wicket and Perera is chuffed! But Pakistan have other plans. Azhar Ali has gone for the review. It was very full and just outside off. Azhar was looking to drive through the covers but gets the edge straight trough to Mathews at slip. Just enough drift away to dupe the batsman.That's a wasted one and Pakistan have lost both their reviews. 149/2
Shaminda Eranga2456042.501073101
48.3 to Khurram Manzoor, he's tickled it down the leg side and straight into the keeper's gloves, but Manzoor confers with his partner and goes for the review. He thought it had gone off the pad but wasn't quite as sure as he should have been to go for a second opinion. And yep, there is a bit of inside edge and Manzoor has to depart. Still doesn't look too convinced though, although being strangled down the leg side is not the most flattering of dismissals, if such a thing exists. 114/1
92.1 to Asad Shafiq, struck on the pads as this was ducking in after pitching. On the knee-roll as he was looking to flick across the line. Touch late on it too. He was standing outside the crease and there is no bat involved and HawkEye says the ball would have just clipped leg stump so he has to go. Better review, just bad luck for Pakistan. 274/5
96.3 to Abdur Rehman, gets one angled across the left hander, holds its line, reman gets forward, pushes at that, gets the edge and an easy catch to the keeper. 294/7
98.6 to Mohammad Talha, gets the one angled into the pads, gets forward, swing beats the bat, into the pad, huge appeal as his bat gets stuck behind the pad, the dreaded finger goes up as that was hitting the leg stump. 300/8
Angelo Mathews731502.14311000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne  b Mohammad Talha816251050.00
Kaushal Silva  b Abdur Rehman36941244038.29
Kumar Sangakkara c Khurram Manzoor b Abdur Rehman830511026.66
Mahela Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Saeed Ajmal461442114131.94
Dinesh Chandimal  b Mohammad Talha1338371134.21
Angelo Mathews (c)c Khurram Manzoor b Mohammad Talha311281954024.21
Prasanna Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Saeed Ajmal49881176055.68
Dilruwan Perera c Azhar Ali b Abdur Rehman822301036.36
Rangana Herath c Younis Khan b Abdur Rehman011000.00
Shaminda Eranga c Abdur Rehman b Saeed Ajmal33236009.37
Suranga Lakmal not out 219190010.52
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)10
TOTAL101.4 Ov (RR: 2.10)214
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 5.1 ov), 2-37 (Kumar Sangakkara, 17.3 ov), 3-66 (Kaushal Silva, 27.6 ov), 4-89 (Dinesh Chandimal, 38.4 ov), 5-127 (Mahela Jayawardene, 67.6 ov), 6-189 (Angelo Mathews, 83.4 ov), 7-203 (Dilruwan Perera, 90.1 ov), 8-203 (Rangana Herath, 90.2 ov), 9-209 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 95.3 ov), 10-214 (Shaminda Eranga, 101.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Junaid Khan2063401.701014010
Mohammad Talha2326532.821068012
5.1 to FDM Karunaratne, bowled him! Short ball, goes on the pull from just outside off but it was a touch too quick. Gets the bottom edge which deflects onto the stumps. Ball seemed to hurry onto him, did not get up as high as expected, bat at an angle and the edge does the rest. 13/1
38.4 to LD Chandimal, cleaned him up! Beats him all ends up with a big incutter. Gap between bat and pad as he was looking to drive on the up. More than enough for the reverse swinging ball to sneak through and shatter the stumps. Poor defensive technique and was actually a little late on the shot. 89/4
83.4 to AD Mathews, Manzoor gets redemption as Mathews, the same batsman he dropped yesterday, holes out at deep square leg. It was another bouncer and Mathews gets another top-edge while trying to hook. Looks like Sri Lanka are going for 2-0 as drinks come on the field.. 189/6
Abdur Rehman33105641.691675100
17.3 to KC Sangakkara, caught! gets forward, sweeps out of the rough, gets a top edge and skies to Manzoor at backward square leg. Excellent bowling by Rehman to the left-hander, kept on throwing it into the rough outside the off, Sangakkara tried the drive a few times, then the sweep, and now the changeroom. 37/2
27.6 to JK Silva, unplayable! Misbah got on in the last Test and Rehman returns the favour on behalf of his captain. Flighted and angled in on middle but it jags away rather alarmingly to beat the outside edge and crash into off stump. Silva's defensive technique is usually quite solid, but that time he just has to accept that was too good. 66/3
90.1 to MDK Perera, magic! Not from the bowler, but from the man under the helmet at short leg! Perera lunged forward to defend and gets a thick inside edge onto pad and looked set to beat Azhar Ali. But he had stayed down and propelled himself to his left to grab the ball by the very tips of his fingers.. 203/7
90.2 to HMRKB Herath, and he's gone first ball! Edged to slip. Dabs at it with half a bat and the ball almost slides off the face straight to Younis Khan who is one of the safer slippers going around. 203/8
Saeed Ajmal25.475332.061245100
67.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, he's outta here! Azhar Ali picks up a terrific catch low to his right at short leg. Ajmal lures the inside edge onto pad with a lovely flighted ball on off stump. It's deflected off the front pad and that allows short leg to get his hands under it.. 127/5
95.3 to HAPW Jayawardene, he's gone now! Flight, turn and the inside edge bounces off the straight to Azhar Ali under the helmet at short leg. One of the more easier ones he'll pouch in his career. 209/9
101.4 to RMS Eranga, mercifully, it ends. Eranga goes for a wild hoick over the leg side as he sees this flighted outside off. Gets a leading edge straight to point.. 214/10
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 302 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Khurram Manzoor c †HAPW Jayawardene b Lakmal2127391077.77
Ahmed Shehzad c Karunaratne b Lakmal21202720105.00
Azhar Ali c †HAPW Jayawardene b Lakmal1031372386075.18
Younis Khan c Sangakkara b Mathews2942561069.04
Sarfaraz Ahmed c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga48466741104.34
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)not out 68721074094.44
Asad Shafiq not out 1240050.00
Extras(b 6, lb 1, nb 1, w 3)11
TOTAL57.3 Ov (RR: 5.25)302/5
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.3 ov), 2-48 (Khurram Manzoor, 8.6 ov), 3-97 (Younis Khan, 21.5 ov), 4-186 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 36.4 ov), 5-295 (Azhar Ali, 56.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal1207936.58246000
6.3 to Ahmed Shehzad, he came out with the sword and dies by it. Had a little chip down the track and lofts the length ball right down deep square leg's throat. He knew it straight away as he swung his bat in disgust, but he just had to go for it. But one has to wonder how that wicket will impact Pakistan's strategy. 35/1
8.6 to Khurram Manzoor, called it and he's walking. Bouncer in line with the leg stump and he gloves it to the keeper. Considering the mood he was in, it might have been hard to duck or evade the line of this one that rose above shoulder-height.. 48/2
56.3 to Azhar Ali, he's out and Azhar Ali is running off to the pavilion to try and ensure not too much time is wasted. Nicks off to the keeper while he was looking to clear the straight boundary. Lakmal's persistence with a length ball on the stumps. It had hit the stumps too, but the bails were not dislodged. 295/5
Shaminda Eranga15.306814.38444011
36.4 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, short again and Sarfraz was looking to work it down to long leg. The keeper takes it and Sri Lankans are convinced he's out and they go for the review. The third umpire is looking at loads of replays and it seems to have taken the glove. Sarfraz is gone after a very enterprising little innings that has set Pakistan up here. 186/4
Rangana Herath19010005.26456120
Angelo Mathews1104814.36292000
21.5 to Younis Khan, chainsaw from Angelo as he pulls this straight to midwicket. Wanted to go over the top of Sanga as this was short and asking to be pulled. Younis got the shot right, but the placement all wrong. Soft dismissal and he knows it. 97/3
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MATCH DETAILS
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Azhar Ali
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Angelo Mathews
Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2115
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days16,17,18,19,20 January 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Dilruwan Perera
Dilruwan Perera
Umpires
England
Richard Kettleborough
India
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 16 Jan - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 220/5 (Angelo Mathews 24*, Prasanna Jayawardene 28*, 90 ov)
Fri, 17 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 19/0 (Khurram Manzoor 14*, Ahmed Shehzad 5*, 6 ov)
Sat, 18 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 291/6 (Misbah-ul-Haq 36*, 95.3 ov)
Sun, 19 Jan - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 133/5 (Angelo Mathews 14*, Prasanna Jayawardene 6*, 71 ov)
Mon, 20 Jan - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 302/5 (57.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 74.1 overs (446 balls), Extras 3
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 171/5 after 80.4 overs (AD Mathews 22, HAPW Jayawardene 35)
  • Over 72.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
  • Reviews used before 80th over: Sri Lanka 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); Pakistan 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (AD Mathews 8, HAPW Jayawardene 39, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 189/6 in 83.4 overs (HAPW Jayawardene 39)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 86.4 overs (522 balls), Extras 9
  • Over 98.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - RAS Lakmal (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 214/10 in 101.4 overs (RAS Lakmal 2)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 57/2 in 13.0 overs (Azhar Ali 9, Younis Khan 6)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (138 balls), Extras 0
  • Tea: Pakistan - 107/3 in 24.0 overs (Azhar Ali 29, Sarfraz Ahmed 7)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (Azhar Ali 12, Sarfraz Ahmed 38, Ex 0)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 30.5 overs (185 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 31.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed (Struck down)
  • Azhar Ali: 50 off 79 balls (3 x 4)
  • Over 36.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Sarfraz Ahmed (Upheld)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 39.2 overs (237 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 224/4 in 44.0 overs (Azhar Ali 72, Misbah-ul-Haq 23)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (Azhar Ali 19, Misbah-ul-Haq 30, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 49.5 overs (300 balls), Extras 10
  • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 59 balls (3 x 4)
  • Azhar Ali: 100 off 133 balls (6 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 111 balls (Azhar Ali 44, Misbah-ul-Haq 55, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 57.1 overs (344 balls), Extras 10
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