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PAK vs SL, 2019 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
252/2 (70.0)
308/6d
Pakistan drew with Sri Lanka
  • Player of the Match
    Abid Ali
So that is it from this Test! There is one more game to go though and it is everything to play for in that one. Let's hope we witness a lot more cricket that we did in this one. The second Test starts on the 19th December at 0945 local (0445 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Azhar Ali says they are very happy with how the batters batted. He also adds that the conditions were good to bat in and they made use of it, especially Babar and Abid. Further adds he himself was very confident but that has been his story recently, he has looked good but got out at the wrong time but he hopes to do well in the next game. States the bowlers need to be a lot more consistent, they are young and they will learn as they play more and more games. Ends by saying playing at home is completely different and he thanks the crowd to come and support them on a day where they knew a result was not possible.
Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, says he is pleased with how the team played. Further adds Dhananjaya and the two pacers who bowled were good. States they have a few positives heading into the next game. Informs Kasun Rajitha got injured and hence, he could not bowl further any overs in the match. Also tells they need to assess the wicket and come with a good plan in the next game. Ends by saying he would like to thank the fans who came in today and feels the Pakistan fans gave them good support.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Abid Ali, says it is a memorable moment for him and he hoped he could do well on his debut and he is thankful to the almighty. Further adds he was nervous but he enjoyed every moment out there. States he wanted to see off the new ball and then wait for the bad deliveries, he had plans of how much he wanted to score in every 5 overs and it went well.
A draw was never in doubt right at the start of Day 5? Well, what else can you expect in a Test match where only 167 overs could be bowled. Yes, it went all 5 days but except for the first and the 5th Day, we hardly had any play on the rest of the days. Sri Lanka won the toss on Day 1 and elected to bat, they put up a good first innings score with Dhananjaya being their star with a ton. He came out to bat on Day 1 and scored his ton on Day 5. The Lankans declared immediately after he got to his ton. Pakistan then had their chance to bat and enjoyed their opportunity. Especially Azam and Abid. Both scored tons and ensured the fans who came into watch the game, had their money's worth.
So out comes the light meter! The umpire feels it is not good enough to carry on and that is it from this Test match! Handshakes taking place out there. Azam is seen having a chat with a few Sri Lankan players and now everybody, slowly and steadily are walking off. The game ends in a draw!
69.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, Azam defends it off the front foot. That will be it. The players go for the handshakes and that's a DRAW!
69.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
De Silva sprays one down the leg side. Azam looks to lay bat on the ball. He fails and the ball rolls to the short fine leg off the pads.
69.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Once again Azam plays this tossed up ball on the pads to mid-wicket.
69.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Azam works this full ball off his pads to mid-wicket.
69.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Babar blocks this one right of the middle of the bat.
69.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Floated one on off, blocked off the front foot.
69.1
nb
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
NO BALL! A rare one from a spinner. Dhananjaya oversteps here! Full and on middle, driven to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 69 : 250/2
6 Runs
  • 468.1
  • 068.2
  • 168.3
  • 168.4
  • 068.5
  • 068.6
B. Azam
102 (122)
A. Ali
108 (200)
D. Perera
24-0-85-0
68.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Floated on off, blocked of the back foot.
68.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, defended off the back foot.
68.4
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flighted on off, Abid punches the ball off the back foot through the covers for a single.
68.3
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, driven to long on for a run.
68.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.
68.1
4
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
FOUR! 100 for Babar Azam on his very first innings on home soil. He punches his fist in the air, takes his helmet off and has both his arms aloft. Best batter for Pakistan in recent times without a doubt. Also, it has been a very fluent innings by him. His third ton in Tests. He gets there by slapping this short ball through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 68 : 244/2
3 Runs
  • 167.1
  • 167.2
  • 167.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
A. Ali
107 (199)
B. Azam
97 (117)
de Silva
10-0-46-0
67.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Another floated one on off, Abid drives to mid off.
67.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Flighted and on off, driven to mid off.
67.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Tossed up defended near the pitch on the off side.
67.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Full and on the pads, Babar flicks it in the gap through mid-wicket for a single. 3 shy of a century is Babar.
67.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Tossed up around off, Abid drives it through covers for a run.
67.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, pushed through mid off and gets on to 96 is Babar here with a single.
End Of The Over 67 : 241/2
5 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 466.3
  • 166.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
A. Ali
106 (195)
B. Azam
95 (115)
D. Perera
23-0-79-0
66.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
On the stumps, blocked.
66.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flatter and on middle, kept out.
66.4
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Moves onto 95 with a single as this is pushed through mid-wicket.
66.3
4
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
FOUR! That is a very good shot! He steps out and also stays leg side of the delivery. Opens the face at the end and guides it through the left of cover for a boundary.
66.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. It is worked to mid-wicket.
66.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
On the pads, it is worked to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 66 : 236/2
5 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 165.2
  • 065.3
  • 365.4
  • 065.5
  • 1 B 65.6
B. Azam
90 (111)
A. Ali
106 (193)
de Silva
9-0-43-0
65.6
b
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on leg, the ball further spins further down the leg side and Azam misses his flick. The fielder from short fine leg runs behind the ball and fields it. A Bye taken.
65.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Floated on off, defended off the front foot and into the ground.
65.4
3
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
That straighten after pitching. Abid was lining up for a flick though the leg side but the ball spins the other way to take the outside edge. The ball runs past the vacant slip cordon and towards third man. The batsmen have enough time in the world to get back for third.
65.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, Abid tucks it to leg gully.
65.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Full and on off, driven to long off for a run.
65.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
On the pads, it is worked to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 65 : 231/2
1 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 164.6
B. Azam
89 (107)
A. Ali
103 (191)
D. Perera
22-0-74-0
64.6
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
A single from the last ball as Azam strokes it down to long off.
64.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Extremely full and on middle, Azam plays it back to the bowler.
64.4
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flatter and on middle, defended.
64.3
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Azam misses out there! This is down the leg side, Azam looks to sweep but misses.
64.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
On middle, kept out.
64.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Floats it up on middle, Azam strokes it to covers.
End Of The Over 64 : 230/2
5 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 463.5
  • 163.6
B. Azam
88 (101)
A. Ali
103 (191)
de Silva
8-0-39-0
63.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Azam keeps strike as he works this down to long on for one.
63.5
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
FOUR! Too short and put away! Azam rocks back and hits it in the gap in the mid-wicket region. A fielder in the deep but he has no chance.
63.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Slower through the air and on middle, blocked.
63.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Good fielding! Brings out the sweep shot and hit sit fine on the leg side. The fielder at short fine leg dives to his right and saves a boundary.
63.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Shorter in length, Azam fails to get to the pitch of it. He tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
63.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 63 : 225/2
7 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 262.2
  • 462.3
  • 162.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
A. Ali
103 (191)
B. Azam
83 (95)
V. Fernando
13-1-49-0
62.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
Back of a length and on off, Abid punches the ball off the back foot.
62.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
Abid defends this length ball to the off side.
62.4
1
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Length and outside off, Azam punches it through the off side for a single.
62.3
4
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Fernando goes short and Azam rocks onto the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep dives but fails to keep the ball in play as it crosses the fence.
62.2
2
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Brilliant fielding in the deep. Vishwa Fernando bowls one on a length and gives a lot of room for Babar to free his arms. Azam there drives it through covers. The fielder from Third man runs to his right and pulls the ball inside the ropes with the dive. The umpire just go for the check whether the fielder was in contact with the ball when he went over the ropes but nothing such thing. A couple is what results.
62.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Length and outside off, Babar drives it to mid on.
End Of The Over 62 : 218/2
5 Runs
  • 161.1
  • 161.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 161.5
  • 161.6
B. Azam
76 (91)
A. Ali
103 (189)
de Silva
7-0-34-0
61.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Floated on middle, Azam flicks it to mid-wicket and keeps the strike.
61.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, Abid tucks it to the leg side for a run.
61.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Full and on the pads, Babar sweeps it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
61.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on the pads, driven to mid on.
61.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Flatter and on off, driven towards covers for a run.
61.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle, driven towards lonf on for a run.
End Of The Over 61 : 213/2
6 Runs
  • 460.1
  • 260.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
A. Ali
101 (187)
B. Azam
73 (87)
V. Fernando
12-1-42-0
60.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
A dot to end as this is hit to mid on.
60.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
On the fuller side, this is hit to mid on.
60.4
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
BEATEN! Length and outside off, Abid goes after it with not a lot of foot movement. He gets beaten.
60.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
Back of a length and on off, kept out.
60.2
2
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
100 for Abid Ali on debut! A couple to bring it up. An excellent feat, he becomes the first man in the history to score a ton on ODI debut and Test debut. Brilliant. Take a bow young man. Takes his helmet off and soaks in the applause from the big crowd which has come to watch this last day. He gets there by cutting this short ball through covers for two.
60.1
4
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
FOUR! Abid now on 99! Excellent shot this. It is short and around off, Abid Ali smashes it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
Vishwa Fernando comes back on. 11-1-36-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 60 : 207/2
8 Runs
  • 259.1
  • 059.2
  • 459.3
  • 159.4
  • 059.5
  • 159.6
A. Ali
95 (181)
B. Azam
73 (87)
de Silva
6-0-29-0
59.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Another one on the pads, this time it is worked wide of mid-wicket for a single.
59.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
59.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
59.3
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
FOUR! Azam into the 70s. He is hitting boundaries for fun at the moment. Short and outside off, this is slapped through covers and it races away.
59.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Fires this down the leg side, it is left alone.
59.1
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Azam makes room and Dhananjaya bangs it short. It is pushed wide of long off for two.
Dhananjaya de Silva comes back on. 5-0-21-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 59 : 199/2
1 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 158.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
A. Ali
94 (179)
B. Azam
66 (83)
L. Kumara
14-4-46-1
58.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
On the shorter side, Abid pushes it to covers.
58.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
One more short ball and on middle, it is evaded.
58.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
On the shorter side again, blocked.
58.3
1
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
On off, Azam guides it to point.
58.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
A slower one but down the leg side, it is left alone.
58.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Shorter and around off, this is pushed to covers.
End Of The Over 58 : 198/2
2 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 257.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
A. Ali
94 (176)
B. Azam
65 (80)
D. Perera
21-0-73-0
57.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on the pads, Abid flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket.
57.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Abid gets close to the pitch of this tossed up ball and then blocks it.
57.4
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, Abid works it to mid-wicket.
57.3
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on off, defended to the off side.
57.2
2
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Floated on off, Ali drives it straight down the ground but the timing is not there. The fielder from long on comes across and fields it. Only a couple results this time.
57.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on off, Abid defends it off the full face of the bat.
End Of The Over 57 : 196/2
8 Runs
  • 056.1
  • 456.2
  • 056.3
  • 456.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
B. Azam
65 (80)
A. Ali
92 (170)
L. Kumara
13-4-45-1
56.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Length ball on off, defended off the front foot.
56.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Around off on a length, defended to the off side.
56.4
4
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Short and wide of off stump, Babar just opens his arms and punches the ball through covers. The ball races to the fence without any fuss.
56.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Length and on off, Babar mistimes the drives it to mid on.
56.2
4
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
FOUR! 100-run stand up between the two! Shorter in length and on the body, Azam swivels and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
56.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Short one on middle and leg, Babar pulls but finds mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 56 : 188/2
5 Runs
  • 355.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 155.4
  • 055.5
  • 155.6
B. Azam
57 (74)
A. Ali
92 (170)
D. Perera
20-0-71-0
55.6
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Gives it air and lands it on middle, Azam eases it down to long off for one.
55.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
55.4
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Comes down the track now but gets too close to the pitch of the ball. Mistimes it towards mid off for one.
55.3
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Well bowled! This lands on off and goes on with the angle. Abid defends inside the line and gets beaten.
55.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
On the stumps, kept out.
55.1
3
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Three runs! Nicely played! Brings out the paddle sweep and hits it nice and fine on the leg side for three.
End Of The Over 55 : 183/2
5 Runs
  • 454.1
  • 154.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
A. Ali
91 (167)
B. Azam
53 (71)
L. Kumara
12-4-37-1
54.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Back of a length and on middle, Abid hops inside the crease and defends it back to the bowler.
54.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Back of a length and on middle and leg, Abid hops inside the crease and defends it to the leg side.
54.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Short one on middle and leg, Abid ducks under it.
54.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Length and on the pads, Abid looks to flick it down the leg side but the ball rolls off his pads towards leg slip.
54.2
1
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Length and on off, Babar defends it to the off side and hares for a quick single.
54.1
4
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
FOUR! What a way to get to your half ton. He just stands tall on this back of a length delivery and punches it through covers. There is no one in the deep which means the ball meets the ropes.
Lahiru Kumara to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 54 : 178/2
1 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 153.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
A. Ali
91 (163)
B. Azam
48 (69)
D. Perera
19-0-66-0
53.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, tucked towards the leg side.
53.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, Abid works it to mid-wicket.
53.4
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on off, defended off the back foot towards the bowler.
53.3
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flighted on middle and leg, Abid drives it back to the bowler.
53.2
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Floated on middle, Babar drives it through mid on for a run. First one of this session.
53.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle and leg, tucked to mid-wicket.
Welcome back for the final session of this first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan players are out on the field and they are followed by the two Pakistan batsmen Abid Ali and Babar Azam. Both the batsmen are nearing their individual milestones. Dilruwan Parera to continue for the hosts after Tea.
... Day 5, Session 3...
A brilliant session for Pakistan! They have just lost the one wicket and have managed to score at a good rate as well. They lost Azhar Ali early but both Babar Azam and Abid Ali have racked up another excellent stand. The former is nearing his half ton and the latter his ton. The game is more about Abid Ali's ton now. Will he get to it? We will find out in sometime.
End Of The Over 53 : 177/2
2 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 152.4
  • 052.5
  • 152.6
B. Azam
47 (67)
A. Ali
91 (159)
L. Kumara
11-4-32-1
52.6
1
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Length and outside off, Babar pushes it off the back foot through covers for a single. That will also be TEA ON DAY 5!
52.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
52.4
1
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Another single! Fuller and on middle, it is hit towards mid on for one.
52.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
A sharp bumper, Azam moves out of the way at the very end.
52.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Slightly fuller this time and on middle, kept out.
52.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Shorter and on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 52 : 175/2
6 Runs
  • 151.1
  • 051.2
  • 151.3
  • 051.4
  • 451.5
  • 051.6
B. Azam
46 (65)
A. Ali
90 (155)
D. Perera
18-0-65-0
51.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, Babar drives once again but this time finds mid off.
51.5
4
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
FOUR! Brutally hit. Babar takes a step or two forward on this tossed up ball outside off and drives it straight down the ground. The ball races to the fence in a flash, Not a single fielder moved. Such was the timing on this shot.
51.4
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flighted around off, Azam defends it off the back foot by coming right behind the line of the delivery.
51.3
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Floated outside leg, Abid flicks it througjh mid-wicket for a run.
51.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up around middle and leg, defended off the front foot to the leg side.
51.1
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, Babar drives it through covers for a run.
End Of The Over 51 : 169/2
1 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 150.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
A. Ali
89 (153)
B. Azam
41 (61)
L. Kumara
10-4-30-1
50.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
50.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
A good short one, right on the body. Abid works it towards mid-wicket.
50.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
This is angled into the batter, Azam shows the full face of the bat and strokes it to mid on.
50.3
1
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
On the off pole this time, the length is a touch fuller. Azam drops it on the off side and takes one.
50.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Another shorter in length delivery around off, BA stands tall and punches it to covers.
50.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Shorter and on off, Azam pushes it to the man at covers.
Lahiru Kumara is back into the attack. His figures so far read 9-4-29-1.
End Of The Over 50 : 168/2
2 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 149.2
  • 049.3
  • 149.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
A. Ali
89 (150)
B. Azam
40 (58)
D. Perera
17-0-59-0
49.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
On the pads, Ali works it towards mid-wicket.
49.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
On off, Ali prods forward and keeps it out.
49.4
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
On middle, it is hit with the turn through mid on for one.
49.3
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Loopy ball on middle, Azam lunges and keeps it out.
49.2
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Floats it up on off, Abid opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for one.
49.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Plays the paddle sweep but straight to short fine leg.
End Of The Over 49 : 166/2
2 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 148.5
  • 048.6
B. Azam
39 (56)
A. Ali
88 (146)
de Silva
5-0-21-0
48.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on the pads, Babar flicks it to the leg side.
48.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Floated on middle and leg, Abid works it to mid-wicket for a single.
48.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, Abid looks to tuck it to the leg side but finds the fielder to perfection there.
48.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Flighted one on off, Babar plays the forward defense.
48.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Tossed up on off, blocked off the front foot.
48.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle and leg, tucked through mid-wicket for a run by Babar.
End Of The Over 48 : 164/2
7 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 447.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 147.5
  • 147.6
B. Azam
38 (54)
A. Ali
87 (142)
D. Perera
16-0-57-0
47.6
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Another single as another ball is worked on the leg side.
47.5
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Worked through square leg for one.
47.4
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Azam comes down the track and eases it down to long on for one.
47.3
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
On off, this is kept out.
47.2
4
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
FOUR! Too easy! Azam would hit that drive all day long. It is another half volley outside off, Babar strokes it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
47.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flatter and on off, blocked.
End Of The Over 47 : 157/2
4 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 146.2
  • 146.3
  • 146.4
  • 046.5
  • 146.6
B. Azam
32 (49)
A. Ali
86 (141)
de Silva
4-0-19-0
46.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Azam keeps strike now as he punches it down to long on.
46.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Well played in the end! Azam comes down the track but slips. He though does well to defend it out.
46.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Worked with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
46.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Azam now gets off strike as he eases it down to long on.
46.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
46.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 46 : 153/2
5 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 145.2
  • 245.3
  • 045.4
  • 145.5
  • 045.6
B. Azam
30 (46)
A. Ali
84 (138)
D. Perera
15-0-50-0
45.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off and middle, Babar defends it off the back foot.
45.5
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on the pads, Abid flicks it off his pads to fine leg for a single.
45.4
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on the pads, Abid works it to mid-wicket.
45.3
2
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flatter and outside off, Abid punches the ball through covers for a couple.
45.2
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, Babar drives it through mid on for a run.
45.1
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flatter and outside off, Abid cuts it through point for a single.
Dilruwan Perera is back on. 14-0-45-0 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 45 : 148/2
11 Runs
  • 144.1
  • 444.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 444.5
  • 244.6
B. Azam
29 (44)
A. Ali
80 (134)
de Silva
3-0-15-0
44.6
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
44.5
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
FOUR! Leaking boundaries are the bowlers here! This is another full ball outside off, Azam leans into it and caresses it through covers.
44.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Shorter and on off, Azam pushes it to covers.
44.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
On middle, defended.
44.2
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
FOUR! Fifty run stand up! This has been a very exciting one. Both have dealt in boundaries and they hit one to get to that landmark. This is tossed up outside off, it is creamed through covers.
44.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 44 : 137/2
14 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 443.2
  • 443.3
  • 043.4
  • 143.5
  • 443.6
B. Azam
19 (39)
A. Ali
79 (133)
K. Mendis
1-0-14-0
43.6
4
Kusal Mendis To Babar Azam
Three boundaries in the over. It's all happening here. Babar comes to the party now. He now drives this tossed up ball through covers for a boundary.
43.5
1
Kusal Mendis To Abid Ali
Floated on off, Abid drives it through mid off for a run.
43.4
0
Kusal Mendis To Abid Ali
Tossed up and on off, Abid defends it to point.
43.3
4
Kusal Mendis To Abid Ali
FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Abid is going along nicely here. Once again he cuts this flatter one outside off througfh point and into fence for boundary.
43.2
4
Kusal Mendis To Abid Ali
FOUR! Shorter and outside off, Abid rocks onto the back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary.
43.1
1
Kusal Mendis To Babar Azam
Flatter and outside off, Babar slashes it through covers for a single.
End Of The Over 43 : 123/2
3 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
B. Azam
14 (37)
A. Ali
70 (129)
de Silva
2-0-4-0
42.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Full and on off, driven towards mid off for a quick single.
42.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle and off, defended back to the bowler.
42.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Flatter and outside off, punched towards covers for a single.
42.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Full and on middle, worked to short mid-wicket.
42.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Floated and on off, defended back to the bowler.
42.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up outside off, driven to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 42 : 120/2
3 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 141.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
B. Azam
12 (34)
A. Ali
69 (126)
O. Fernando
1-0-3-0
41.6
1
Oshada Fernando To Babar Azam
Azam misses out on another freebie! A full toss outside off, Azam looks to hit it hard but mistimes it through covers for one.
41.5
0
Oshada Fernando To Babar Azam
Quicker and outside off, left alone.
41.4
0
Oshada Fernando To Babar Azam
A freebie but Azam fails to put it away! Short and on the pads, it is pulled to square leg.
41.3
1
Oshada Fernando To Abid Ali
On the shorter side again, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
41.2
1
Oshada Fernando To Babar Azam
One more short one! This is slapped through covers for one.
41.1
0
Oshada Fernando To Babar Azam
Starts off with a loosener! Shorter and outside off, Azam lets it be.
DRINKS BREAK!
End Of The Over 41 : 117/2
1 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 140.5
  • 040.6
A. Ali
68 (125)
B. Azam
10 (29)
de Silva
1-0-1-0
40.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abid Ali
Flighted ball on off, defended off the back foot to the off side.
40.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Short and wide of off stump, Babar punches the ball off the back foot through covers for a single.
40.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Floated on middle, Babar blocks it towards mid on.
40.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, kept out easily.
40.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Full and on off, Babar looks to flick it to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball goes towards point.
40.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Babar Azam
Floated on off, Babar defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 40 : 116/2
6 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 1 WD 39.4
  • 139.4
  • 339.5
  • 139.6
B. Azam
9 (24)
A. Ali
68 (124)
V. Fernando
11-1-36-0
39.6
1
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Back of a length and on off, Babar cuts it through point for a single.
39.5
3
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
Back of a length and outside off, Abid hops onto his toes and punches the ball through covers. The fielder from third man runs across to his right and fields it. The batsmen in the meantime take three.
39.4
1
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Full and on the pads, Azam flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
39.4
wd
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Bumper! Fernando goes short and the ball bounces a lot higher over the batsman's head. The umpire calls it a wide.
39.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Length and on off, Babar drives it to covers once again.
39.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, Babar defends it to covers.
39.1
0
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 39 : 110/2
6 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 138.3
  • 438.4
  • 138.5
  • 038.6
A. Ali
65 (123)
B. Azam
7 (19)
D. Perera
14-0-45-0
38.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on middle and leg, Abid works it to mid-wicket.
38.5
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Pushes it through covers for one.
38.4
4
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
FOUR! Exquisite! A full ball outside off, Azam goes against the turn and he creams it through the off side for a boundary.
38.3
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
38.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Gives it a lot of air and lands it on off, it is hit to mid off.
38.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flatter and on off, blocked.
End Of The Over 38 : 104/2
3 Runs
  • 237.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 137.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
B. Azam
2 (17)
A. Ali
64 (119)
V. Fernando
10-1-30-0
37.6
0
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
Slightly fuller, Azam strokes it to mid on.
37.5
0
Vishwa Fernando To Babar Azam
On off, Azam is solid in defense.
37.4
1
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
On the fuller side, Ali strokes it to mid on.
37.3
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
A short one again, this one is well-directed. Ducked under.
37.2
0
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
Shorter and on off, kept out.
37.1
2
Vishwa Fernando To Abid Ali
Shorter and around off, Abid pushes it wide of deep point and takes two.
End Of The Over 37 : 101/2
1 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
B. Azam
2 (15)
A. Ali
61 (115)
D. Perera
13-0-39-0
36.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Ohhs and Ahhs! Fortunate enough for Azam here. Perera tosses one up around off and brings the ball back into the right-hander. Babar lifts his bat and the ball just about goes past the off stump. Rather close one and a brave leave too.
36.5
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flighted and around off, Azam defends it off the front foot and into the ground.
36.4
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Floated and on middle, Azam punches the ball to the off side off the back foot.
36.3
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Flighted and on off, driven through covers for a run.
36.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on off, driven back to the bowler.
36.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Floated on off, defended from within the crease.
End Of The Over 36 : 100/2
0 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
B. Azam
2 (12)
A. Ali
60 (112)
L. Kumara
9-3-29-1
35.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Shorter and on off, it is pushed to covers.
35.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
On the fuller side, Azam mistimes his drive towards mid on. His bat turned in his hand there, Kumara is bowling quick here.
35.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
A good short one again, Azam spots it early and lets it go over him.
35.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Shorter and on off, Azam stands tall and defends it.
35.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Short! Babar went at that with hard hands! Length and outside off, Babar looks to drive it on the up but it goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to gully. Dilruwan dives and stops it with one hand. He saves a boundary in the end.
35.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Shorter and on middle, ducked under.
End Of The Over 35 : 100/2
3 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 134.3
  • 134.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
A. Ali
60 (112)
B. Azam
2 (6)
D. Perera
12-0-38-0
34.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on middle, Abid drives it towards mid on.
34.5
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Perera gives this one more air and bowls it on middle. Babar drives it towards covers where the fielder mid fields to all a single. 100 up for Pakistan.
34.4
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on off, driven through point for a run.
34.3
1
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flighted and on off, Babar defends it to point.
34.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Flighted and on off, Babar defends it to point.
34.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, Babar defends it to short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 34 : 97/2
0 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
A. Ali
59 (110)
B. Azam
0 (2)
L. Kumara
8-2-29-1
33.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
On off, Ali stays back and keeps it out comfortably.
33.5
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Fuller and on middle, Ali strokes it to mid on.
33.4
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
Length and around off, this is guided to point.
33.3
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
One more short one and on off, it is defended.
33.2
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
A shot one again, Ali does well to hop and defend it.
33.1
0
Lahiru Kumara To Abid Ali
A bumper and on middle, ducked under.
End Of The Over 33 : 97/2
7 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 232.3
  • 432.4
  • 132.5
  • 032.6
B. Azam
0 (2)
A. Ali
59 (104)
D. Perera
11-0-35-0
32.6
0
Dilruwan Perera To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, Azam drives it straight to the man at mid off.
32.5
1
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Full and on the pads, Abid flicks it through square leg and gets a single.
32.4
4
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
FOUR! Perera tosses one up outside off, Abid cannot control his instincts and he looks to go for the drive. The ball takes the outside edge and flies past the lone slip fielder and into the third man fence for a boundary.
32.3
2
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Tossed up on the pads, Abid sweeps it through fine leg and gets a couple.
32.2
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
Full and on middle, Abid works it to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
Dilruwan Perera To Abid Ali
BEATEN! Flatter and outside off, Abid looks to cut but the ball goes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper.
End Of The Over 32 : 90/2
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • W 31.5
  • 031.6
B. Azam
0 (1)
A. Ali
52 (99)
L. Kumara
7-1-29-1
31.6
0
Lahiru Kumara To Babar Azam
Good delivery to welcome Pakistan's best better! This is on a length and around off, it jags back in. Azam looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Babar Azam walks in to bat.
31.5
W
Lahiru Kumara To Azhar Ali OUT!
OUT! In the air... taken! End of the stand that looked ever so comfortable out there. End of Azhar Ali who was looking all set for another big score. Just the breakthrough Sri Lanka needed. A good short one on middle, it rises on the batter. Azhar tries to work it on the leg side but fails to get on top of the bounce. It