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PAK vs SL, 2019 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
National Stadium, Karachi , Dec 19, 2019
191&555/3d
271&212 (62.5)
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Abid Ali
  • Player of the Series
    Abid Ali
Pakistan though, will wait anxiously. They have got nothing on the international FTP, till July 2020 and will be waiting on Bangladesh's confirmation. Talks are in place for the yesteryears' 'East Pakistan' to tour this nation. Will they agree? For Pakistan's sake, let us hope they do. That is all we have for you right now. International cricket in Asia ends for this year. Hope you enjoyed it. Looking forward to an exciting 2020. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Right. That ends a historic tour of Pakistan by Sri Lanka. Really commendable of them for agreeing to tour the nation and this might just encourage other sides to come here. They will be disappointed but do not have time to dwell on too much on this defeat. Because if this was tough, their next challenge is even tougher. The tour of India which comprises of 3 T20Is. All the best to them to begin 2020 on a good note.
A special moment. Azhar Ali takes the trophy in his hands but he has barely moved a couple of paces before the entire team charges out towards him! They want that trophy. A win in front of your home crowd. The real home. No wonder they are beaming. Congratulations! They are now third in the ICC World Test Championship, earning 80 points but are way behind Australia and India.
Victorious Pakistan captain, Azhar Ali, is beaming. Thanks the almighty and agrees that they needed this win. Thanks the Sri Lankans from the bottom of his heart for travelling to Pakistan and further says that the Lankans have no idea about the happiness given by them to Pakistan cricket fans by this gesture. Coming over to this series, Azhar says that it has been a tough passage of time in the recent past but they wanted to start their home season well. Feels satisfied with this result. On exciting talents in Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah, Ali is awed by their skill, especially their ability to learn the art of fast bowling very quickly. Praises all the fast bowlers for coming hard in the first innings after the batsmen got bowled out for 191. Then, he comes to the openers in the second innings, for setting the tone and taking the game away from Sri Lanka. But also finds words of praise for Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq for fighting hard in the first innings. On Pakistan bouncing back in the second innings, Azhar says that is the job of the team management - keep the team calm under pressure - which was done and the effect showed. On his own return to form, Ali is happy to have finally got a big innings after a long time and hopes to carry on this form. On the summary of the two Tests, Azhar wants to take this confidence into away series. Praises the bowlers because no one had an idea how to bowl on Pakistan wickets but adjusting well and quickly. Hopes to build on this confidence now. Thanks the security agencies for their excellent work and also the crowd for turning up in large numbers.
Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, manages a smile. Believes that his team dominated on the first two days but then credits Azhar Ali and his side for putting the pressure back on them. Stresses that patience is the key in Tests and that is where Pakistan outplayed them. On the lead of 80 not being good enough, Karunaratne does not agree. He feels it was good enough at that time but then laments the runs given away in the second innings, that too, at a quick rate. Agrees that they got dominated over the last three days. Asked for positives, Dimuth points out to Oshada Fernando's mental toughness with his century, then Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella and Lahiru Kumara. Wants the others to lift their level up like these four. Thanks the crowd for turning in large numbers and praises the security offered to the players. Hopes to come back to Pakistan again to play cricket.
ABID ALI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH AND SERIES. Big impact in the first Test. Thanks the almighty for helping him earn this respect. Admits that his hard work in domestic cricket has reaped rich dividends in this historic game. Calls this as a proud moment for him and his family and thanks all his supporters. On his batting confidence, Ali says that he has self-belief and keeps working and staying positive. Adds that he also tries to help others and also tries to improve on his shot selection and work on small technical glitches. On the failure in Australia but doing well here, Abid says that even though the team lost Down Under, they practiced hard and kept trying, believing in one another. Points that to the reason behind this win. Thanks the crowd for turning up here and also in Rawalpindi.
Abid Ali is being given a memento by Zaheer Abbas for becoming the first male cricketer to score centuries on ODI and Test debuts. Terrific feat.
Positives for Sri Lanka - well, the pace bowling in the first innings and Embuldeniya's line and length. Then Dinesh Chandimal's solid innings with the bat. But no consistency in the second dig, apart from Niroshan Dickwella and Oshada Fernando. Pakistan's happiness would be with the fact that two youngsters picked up 5-fers in each innings - Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah. Who gets the Man Of The Match though? Here comes the presentation...
A Test match or any format for that matter, is all about taking the opportunities. Sri Lanka had the chance to finish the game on Day 3 itself. They had 14 overs to bowl under fading light on Friday evening (Day 2) but that wicketless passage gave terrific confidence to the hosts. Pakistan grabbed THAT moment. Perhaps at that stage, the Lankans took it lightly. They expected the pitch to offer sideways and lateral movement, including spin but were not consistent at all. Pakistan, on the other hand, knew they had their backs to the wall and had no way to go but ahead. And they went. On and on and on they went. For 131 overs, with the top 4 scoring centuries. Then in the final innings, when Sri Lanka were pushed into a corner, the visitors cowed away.
What was different from the two sides? The approach. In the first dig, Pakistan were nervous and Sri Lanka pounced. But once the home side got over its nerves, they pounced back. It was that moment where the Lankans failed. They had lesser discipline as compared to Pakistan and got a lead of only 80. Yes. Only 80, in hindsight. But at that time, it seemed it was good enough.
16 balls. That is all the Test match lasted on Day 5. A 16-year old has brought smiles to millions of faces in Pakistan. Not sure this was present on the first two days when the hosts folded for 191 and then conceded a lead of 80. But the second innings batting was simply too magnanimous.
Shan Masood is now having a chat with Bazid Khan. On this win, Masood says that the team had a chat before this series and everyone was disappointed with the Adelaide loss. Stresses that everyone had to contribute if the team had to win and feels satisfied that every member of the playing XI contributed in some way or the other. On nervousness about playing an international game for the first time in Pakistan, Masood says that it did reflect in their first innings with the bat but as soon as it sinked in and they settled into it, they came back and performed collectively as a unit. On his opening stand with Abid Ali, Shan says that he and Abid have played a lot of domestic cricket for Islamabad and hence both are familiar with each other. Further says that the talk of the dressing room was to score big which was missing in Australia, apart from Babar Azam. Is happy that 4 batsmen could contribute big. On him being the 'local' lad, Masood smiles and says that he has played for numerous sides so he finds it difficult to choose which region he belongs to. Ends by saying that they will be looking at this break, spend time with their families and then gear up for the next series, which would be Bangladesh (if they agree to come) as they know they have a few important ones lined up.
Bazid Khan is interviewing Waqar Younis. Pakistan's bowling coach says that when he played cricket, it was much different then. But this one, is much emotional, as Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after 10 years. Admits that the entire dressing room had the feeling that it would end quickly this morning and is thankful to the almighty for everything. On Naseem Shah's impressive bowling, Younis honestly feels that these are very early days for the youngster. Lauds him, the management and the selectors but wants to wait and see how the lad develops. Is happy that Shaheen Afridi did well and Mohammad Abbas got back to form. Stresses that in the past, Karachi has always been favourable to pacers. Wants more Tests to be played at home and believes that this unit will take Pakistan cricket a long way. On being asked to compare this series with the ones in the Middle East, Waqar says that it is totally different by using the phrase, 'Home is Home'.
62.5
W
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando OUT!
OUT! LBW! Dead plumb and that is it. The game ends. PAKISTAN WIN BY 263 RUNS! A perfect delivery to a tail-ender, very full, almost a yorker, right in line of the stumps. Vishwa looks to get his bat down to dig it out but misses it totally. The ball hits the pads and Naseem screams in joy. The umpire agrees and not surprisingly, Fernando takes the review, since it is the last wicket. Ball Tracker just delays the inevitable as it shows the ball to be crashing into the middle stump. NASEEM BECOMES THE YOUNGEST TO A TEST 5-FER!
End of the match! Vishwa Fernando looks gone. Adjudged LBW but he has taken the review. Seems plumb in the replay. And Ball Tracker confirms. Congratulations Pakistan!
62.4
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
Action replay of the previous delivery. Only this time, the batsman did not move much.
62.3
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
Full and outside off, Vishwa backs away and then tries to put bat on ball needlessly. Almost nicks it behind.
62.2
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
ALMOST THE END! A length ball, in line of the stumps, Vishwa backs away and then looks to defend. Is squared up as the ball moves away but somehow, the cherry goes over the off stump!
62.1
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
A length ball around leg, Vishwa backs away, looks to tuck it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the body.
End Of The Over 62 : 212/9
0 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • W 61.5
  • 061.6
L. Kumara
0 (1)
V. Fernando
0 (4)
Y. Shah
20-2-84-2
61.6
0
Yasir Shah To Lahiru Kumara
Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
Lahiru Kumara is the last man in.
61.5
W
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando OUT!
OUT! That is a very good catch by Asad Shafiq and the last recognized Sri Lankan batsman is gone! Yasir strikes but this is more due to the fielder. Landed outside off, Oshada goes back and looks to be a bit cheeky, attempting to run this down to third man. The ball travels quickly but Asad Shafiq at first slip reacts swiftly to pouch it! Oshada departs without doing much this morning. End of a good knock though.
61.4
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full and around middle, pushed towards the bowler.
61.3
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
That is a ripper. Appreciable turn and bounce. Pitched around off, OF looks to defend but the ball pitches and then zips away off the seam to beat the outside edge.
61.2
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated once more, driven straight to mid off.
61.1
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full and outside off, spinning away, Oshada looks to drive but misses.
Yasir Shah to bowl from the other end. 19-2-84-1 so far.
End Of The Over 61 : 212/8
0 Runs
  • W 60.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
V. Fernando
0 (4)
O. Fernando
102 (175)
N. Shah
12-3-31-4
60.6
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
Landed outside off, on a length, Fernando plays inside the line and gets beaten.
60.5
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
Another length ball outside off, Vishwa backs away and just swishes his bat but misses.
60.4
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
Landed outside off, left alone.
60.3
0
Naseem Shah To Vishwa Fernando
Oohh... almost a hat-trick! A length ball, right in line of the stumps, Vishwa backs away and looks like he is going to be cleaned up. But at the last moment, he gets his bat down and blocks it in front of short mid-wicket!
Vishwa Fernando comes in at number 10, replacing Embuldeniya. It is the HAT-TRICK BALL! Three slips, one gully, a leg slip, a leg gully, a silly mid off, a silly mid on and a short leg. What a field!
60.2
W
Naseem Shah To Lasith Embuldeniya OUT!
OUT! There is glove involved and Embuldeniya is caught behind! Good review from Azhar Ali and a terrific snorter from Naseem. Boy, is he pumped up straight away. A short ball to a tail-ender. Right at the body. How does one play that? We have no idea. Neither did Embuldeniya. Pitched around leg stump, Lasith just tries to fend without looking at the ball. The ball rises steeply and goes off something to the keeper. Rizwan straightaway starts to celebrate and so does Naseem but then they realize that Embuldeniya is not going anywhere as he has not been given out. Now, Naseem appeals. But umpire Joel Wilson shakes his head. Azhar Ali comes down towards his bowler, discusses with his mates and then signals the 'T'. Nothing conclusive from the replays but then Ultra Edge detects glove. Sensational bowling.
Caught behind? Drama on the first ball of the morning. Naseem is confident that Embuldeniya has gloved this to the keeper. Umpire Joel Wilson has not given it out though. A confident Naseem has urged his skipper to take the review and Azhar Ali signals the 'T'. Ultra Edge detects glove!
The players are out in the middle. Pakistan team gets into a huddle outside the boundary. LASITH EMBULDENIYA has joined Oshada Fernando in the middle. Now, the hosts spread out. Naseem to continue his over from Day 4. Here we go...
Niroshan Dickwella is having a chat with Roshan Abeysinghe. On his knock last evening, Dikka says that he had a chat with Oshada Fernando and made a plan. Stresses that first he played defensively but missed a couple of balls. Then, he adds that he chose to attack. Feels unfortunate that he got out after the century stand but believes that reverse sweep is his strength and he will not stop playing anything which is his strength. Honestly says that the match went away from Sri Lanka on Day 3 and if someone from his team had batted strongly, they might not have been in this situation. On what different they could have done in the second innings with the ball, Niroshan says that they could have maintained more consistency and intensity.
From Pakistan's point of view, they will hope that the young Naseem Shah gets a 5-fer. He has bowled exceptionally well and the way he setup Dilruwan Perera shows the matured head on his young shoulders. He will be raring to bowl fast this morning and clean this up in a jiffy.
Since Day 2 evening, it has all been Pakistan. Sunday was no different. Barring that one fightback from Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella, there was nothing much from Sri Lanka. They trail by a mammoth 263 runs and even if they stave off 64 off those, it will be an achievement, considering that only 3 wickets are left.
That time when you feel should we even go to the ground? Should we even switch on the television sets? Shall we just wait for the inevitable update to come which will read Pakistan win the game? With due respect to Sri Lanka, does not seem like there will be any fightback coming this morning. 3 wickets remaining and they might just hope to delay what is going to be the eventual result. Will we even get an hour of play? Hello and a warm welcome to the final day of Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan.
... DAY 5 ...
What is remaining for Sri Lanka in this Test match? Just hope that there is some solid fight shown. But sadly, there are no batting pairs left. Oshada Fernando is the only recognized batsman remaining and given that three tail-enders are to come, this might not last even 30 minutes on Day 5. Join us at 10 am local (0500 GMT) for the final rites of the match and series. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Excellent bowling from Pakistan. On a track where the Lankans toiled and toiled and toiled, struggling to pick wickets for over 2 days, they managed to eke out the edges and got the scalps. Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi showed that pace matters as the Lankans were caught hopping in the crease. The 16-year old Naseem will be hoping he gets at least two out of the remaining three wickets, if not all three, for his maiden Test 5-for.
Another day which has belonged to the hosts. They stamped their authority right from the first ball of Day 4 and hammered 160 runs in the opening session. Then, to everyone's surprise, they declared during the Lunch break, catching everyone off guard. The result of that was having the Lankans 5 down for 97 but a rearguard 104-run stand between Dickwella and Oshada has taken this into the fifth day.
One has got to feel for Niroshan Dickwella and Oshada Fernando. The duo did well to almost see off the entire session but with 13 minutes left in the day's play, Dickwella fell and in the final over, Dilruwan perished. Sri Lanka may not have had a realistic chance of winning this but had they got both Oshada and Dickwella in on Monday, they might have made a better attempt in making Pakistan earn their win.
60.1
W
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! A wicket and that will be it for the day! Naseem gets his third and Pakistan are just 3 wickets away from a win. Although, they will need to come on Day 5 to earn that. A typical tail-ender's dismissal. 'Oh dear. He hit me in the previous ball. Will he fire a bouncer now? It is a bit dark.' Naseem reads all of these. He smartly bowls a length ball, which is slightly wide outside off. What is so smart about that, do you ask? Mind games. Perera is in two minds whether to play or leave and since this is on a length, thinks he can play. Pushes at the wide one and edges it behind. Naseem is jubilant. What a setup to the tail-ender. STUMPS ON DAY 4!
End Of The Over 60 : 212/6
6 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 459.3
  • 259.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
O. Fernando
102 (175)
D. Perera
5 (7)
S. Afridi
14-3-51-1
59.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
A beauty to end the over. A length ball outside off, OF looks to defend but the ball shapes away and beats the outside edge.
59.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Outside off, left alone.
59.4
2
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a couple.
59.3
4
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
EDGED, FOUR! MAIDEN TEST TON FOR OSHADA! Not the best way to get it but he will not mind. A length ball outside off, Fernando looks to guide it to third man but the ball takes the outside edge and runs wide of third slip to the third man fence!
59.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full and outside off, watchfully played out.
59.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full and outside off, angling away, left alone.
Shaheen Afridi to bowl again. Might just get only one over. 13-3-45-1 so far.
End Of The Over 59 : 206/6
4 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 458.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
D. Perera
5 (7)
O. Fernando
96 (169)
N. Shah
11-3-31-2
58.6
0
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera
A short ball, down the leg side, Perera just ducks out of harm's way.
58.5
0
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera
Good thinking ball. Sensing that the batsman might expect a short ball, Naseem goes for the yorker. But DP digs it out.
Dilruwan Perera has called for the physio. Not surprising. Just 8 minutes left in the day's play. The umpires get together in the meanwhile. The magic spray comes out now. The light is definitely fading.
58.4
0
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera
OUCH! That has hurt. A length ball, around middle, Perera looks to tuck it to the leg side but the ball kicks off suddenly, takes the glove and shoots in the air. Babar Azam comes running in from third slip but the ball lands just in front.
58.3
0
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera
Around off, solidly defended.
58.2
4
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera
FOUR! Off the edge. But why isn't a third slip in place? Full and outside off, Dilruwan reaches out to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, through the vacant third slip region to the third man fence.
58.1
0
Naseem Shah To Dilruwan Perera
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
End Of The Over 58 : 202/6
2 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 157.2
  • W 57.3
  • 157.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
O. Fernando
96 (169)
D. Perera
1 (1)
H. Sohail
4-0-10-1
57.6
0
Haris Sohail To Oshada Fernando
Outside off, let through. Once again, a part-timer strikes for Pakistan.
57.5
0
Haris Sohail To Oshada Fernando
Around off, watchfully defended.
57.4
1
Haris Sohail To Dilruwan Perera
Full and on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
Dilruwan Perera walks in at number 8, replacing Dickwella.
57.3
W
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Ahhh... you live by the sword and you die by it. The reverse sweep has been Dickwella's strength and that brings about his downfall as well. Full and outside off, Niroshan looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball comes in with the angle, misses the bat and hits the leg stump! Just 27 balls left in the day, or 13 minutes left in the day's play and an entertaining 104-run stand has been broken. Really looks like Dickwella has got carried away. Rizwan was chirping behind the stumps for the last 30 minutes, saying 'ANNA HARI! ANNA HARI!' and even chuckling as Dickwella was responding to that. But sadly for the Lankan, the banter has resulted in his dismissal.
57.2
1
Haris Sohail To Oshada Fernando
On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
57.1
0
Haris Sohail To Oshada Fernando
Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
End Of The Over 57 : 200/5
8 Runs
  • 456.1
  • 156.2
  • 056.3
  • 256.4
  • 156.5
  • 056.6
N. Dickwella
65 (75)
O. Fernando
95 (165)
N. Shah
10-3-27-2
56.6
0
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Landed outside off, coming in with the angle, Dickwella gets a big stride and shoulders arms.
56.5
1
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
Around off, tucked through mid-wicket for a couple.
56.4
2
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
OVERTHROW. Landed outside off, Oshada taps it towards cover and sets off for a quick single. Babar Azam gets across from gully and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Shan Masood from square leg dives to his right but misses. The second is taken as the ball goes to fine leg.
56.3
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
Landed outside off, left alone.
56.2
1
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
100-RUN STAND IS UP! Excellent fightback. Landed outside off, tapped through point for a single.
56.1
4
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Stand and deliver! A length ball outside off, Dickwella comes forward and just pushes this. No power. The ball races off the bat, well past mid off, to the fence!
Naseem Shah returns for one final burst. 9-3-19-2 so far.
End Of The Over 56 : 192/5
5 Runs
  • 455.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 155.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
O. Fernando
92 (162)
N. Dickwella
60 (72)
H. Sohail
3-0-8-0
55.6
0
Haris Sohail To Oshada Fernando
An LBW shout, but plenty of doubt. Not out. Full and around leg stump, Fernando lunges to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Sohail and Rizwan appeal but neither is too sure. Was that going down leg? Was that spinning in to hit the stumps? Did that pitch in line? Azhar Ali has a chat with Rizwan but seeing the latter shake his head, does not take the review.
55.5
0
Haris Sohail To Oshada Fernando
Full and around middle, watchfully pushed towards the bowler.
55.4
1
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
On middle, pushed through mid on for a single. Moves to 60.
55.3
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Landed outside off, pushed to the off side.
55.2
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Around middle, worked towards short mid-wicket.
55.1
4
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Dickwella continues to be innovative. Full and around leg, Niroshan gets down and reverse sweeps it through the covers!
End Of The Over 55 : 187/5
1 Runs
  • 154.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
O. Fernando
92 (160)
N. Dickwella
55 (68)
M. Abbas
12-2-33-1
54.6
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Around off, nicely blocked towards mid on.
54.5
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Full and outside off, pushed away from his body towards cover.
54.4
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Around off, just in the corridor of uncertainty, but solidly blocked out.
54.3
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Down the leg side, Oshada looks to flick but misses.
54.2
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Full and around off, defended solidly.
54.1
1
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Landed outside off, steered through point for a single. The stand moves to 90.
End Of The Over 54 : 186/5
1 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 153.6
N. Dickwella
54 (67)
O. Fernando
92 (155)
H. Sohail
2-0-3-0
53.6
1
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a single.
53.5
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
53.4
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
53.3
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
53.2
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Down the leg side, flick shot missed. Is hit on the pads.
53.1
0
Haris Sohail To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and around middle, driven back to the bowler.
Haris Sohail time.
End Of The Over 53 : 185/5
5 Runs
  • 352.1
  • 152.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 152.6
N. Dickwella
53 (61)
O. Fernando
92 (155)
M. Abbas
11-2-32-1
52.6
1
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Down the leg side, nudged towards fine leg for a single.
52.5
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
52.4
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
52.3
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Well outside off, left alone.
52.2
1
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
52.1
3
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
HALF CENTURY FOR NIROSHAN DICKWELLA! What a terrific innings. Just when his team needed it. Gets there with a punch through the covers. Three runs taken.
End Of The Over 52 : 180/5
7 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 151.2
  • 051.3
  • 151.4
  • 451.5
  • 151.6
N. Dickwella
49 (56)
O. Fernando
91 (154)
Y. Shah
19-2-84-1
51.6
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
51.5
4
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
TOP EDGE, FOUR! Full and outside off, Dickwella looks to play the reverse sweep but there is extra bounce which induces a top edge. However, there is no slip in place and the ball goes towards the third man fence. Afridi tracks it down from backward point but cannot get there in time.
51.4
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
51.3
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Oohhh... tentative again. Landed outside off, Oshada looks to run it down to third man but then looks to withdraw his bat. Is late and gets beaten.
51.2
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and around middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
51.1
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Outside off, punched off the back foot again.
End Of The Over 51 : 173/5
0 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 050.3
  • 050.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
O. Fernando
90 (152)
N. Dickwella
43 (52)
M. Abbas
10-1-27-1
50.6
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
50.5
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Full and straight, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
50.4
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
A length ball, around middle, angling down, Oshada misses his flick and is hit on the pads.
50.3
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Ahhh... nervous 90s. A length ball outside off, Oshada looks to flay it through the line but misses. No feet movement.
50.2
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
50.1
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
A length ball outside off, Oshada gets across and defends.
End Of The Over 50 : 173/5
5 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 449.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
N. Dickwella
43 (52)
O. Fernando
90 (146)
Y. Shah
18-2-77-1
49.6
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads.
49.5
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up outside off, watchfully defended.
49.4
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.
49.3
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
How did that miss the leg stump? Almost a giveaway from Niroshan. Full and around leg stump, ND looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball pitches and then turns, just missing the leg stump!
49.2
4
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! GLORIOUS! Who needs singles? Full and around off, Dickwella leans and drives it through the covers!
The reverse sweep is being protected. Point is being pushed back to the fence. There is a short third man and a mid off. But no one in between. Singles for the taking.
49.1
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full on middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. Oshada moves to 90 now.
End Of The Over 49 : 168/5
4 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 448.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
N. Dickwella
39 (47)
O. Fernando
89 (145)
M. Abbas
9-1-27-1
48.6
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and around off, well blocked out.
48.5
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Outside off, left alone.
48.4
4
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Nicely played. On a length outside off, Dickwella punches this on the up through point and scores a boundary! The stand moves to 71. Niroshan moves to 40.
48.3
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and around off, solidly defended.
A bit of a banter. Abbas comes charging in, (That's debatable) but Dickwella bails out at the last moment. Abbas is not happy and gives a mouthful to Dickwella. The latter is smiling and says that he got distracted. Something behind the sightscreen.
48.2
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
48.1
0
Mohammad Abbas To Niroshan Dickwella
Around off, coming in, tucked towards short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 48 : 164/5
9 Runs
  • 447.1
  • 147.2
  • 447.3
  • 047.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
O. Fernando
89 (145)
N. Dickwella
35 (41)
Y. Shah
17-2-72-1
47.6
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Short and outside off, dabbed to backward point.
47.5
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Around off, nicely defended with an open bat-face towards short extra cover.
47.4
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full and around off, OF lunges and defends watchfully.
47.3
4
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Cheeky! Landed outside off, Oshada deftly opens the face of his bat at the last moment and guides it past slip towards third man!
47.2
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Around middle, worked through square leg for a single.
47.1
4
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Aerial but wide. Full and outside off, Dickwella gets down in a flash and reverse sweeps it uppishly, wide of a diving backward point. Into the fence goes the ball. The stand is worth 62.
End Of The Over 47 : 155/5
4 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 446.5
  • 046.6
O. Fernando
85 (141)
N. Dickwella
30 (39)
M. Abbas
8-1-23-1
46.6
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Around off, watchfully defended.
Mid-wicket comes in.
46.5
4
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Nice shot. Middled this quite well. He is slowly and surely approaching his maiden Test century. Full and around middle, Oshada flicks it through square leg.
46.4
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
46.3
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Full and around off, solidly blocked towards short extra cover.
46.2
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Around off, tapped towards short mid-wicket.
46.1
0
Mohammad Abbas To Oshada Fernando
Landed outside off, left alone.
Mohammad Abbas is back on. 7-1-19-1 so far.
End Of The Over 46 : 151/5
6 Runs
  • 245.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 045.4
  • 1 LB 45.5
  • 145.6
O. Fernando
81 (135)
N. Dickwella
30 (39)
Y. Shah
16-2-63-1
45.6
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Around middle and off, worked through square leg for a single.
45.5
lb
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
A short ball, around off, spinning in, Dickwella looks to flick but the ball goes off his hips, between short leg and leg slip. A leg bye taken. 150 UP FOR SRI LANKA.
45.4
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
45.3
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
On middle and off, worked through mid-wicket for one.
45.2
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Full and down the leg side, swept through square leg for a run.
45.1
2
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a couple. 50-RUN STAND IS UP!
End Of The Over 45 : 145/5
13 Runs
  • 444.1
  • 444.2
  • 444.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
O. Fernando
79 (133)
N. Dickwella
27 (35)
S. Afridi
13-3-45-1
44.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full again on middle, Dickwella plays it to mid on.
44.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Full delivery on off, Dickwella drives it through mid off for a run.
44.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Good length delivery on off, Niroshan keeps it out.
44.3
4
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Third boundary in the over. On a good length on middle, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
44.2
4
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes over the slip region towards third man for a boundary.
44.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Cracking shot. Full delivery outside off, Dickwella drives it through point for a boundary.
Drinks Break!
End Of The Over 44 : 132/5
4 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 243.2
  • 143.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
O. Fernando
79 (132)
N. Dickwella
14 (30)
Y. Shah
15-2-58-1
43.6
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on off, Oshada blocks it off the front foot.
43.5
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on leg, Fernando looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
43.4
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Loopy delivery on middle, Oshada tucks it to mid-wicket.
43.3
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Floated delivery on middle, Dickwella comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a run.
43.2
2
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Flighted delivery outside off, Dickwella plays a reverse sweep through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
43.1
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada flicks it towards square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 43 : 128/5
5 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 442.2
  • 042.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
N. Dickwella
11 (28)
O. Fernando
78 (128)
S. Afridi
12-3-32-1
42.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Bowls it wide outside off, Niroshan shoulders arms to this one.
42.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Niroshan looks to defend but misses it.
42.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
On a length on off, Fernando looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
42.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Short delivery on leg, Fernando looks to pull but misses it.
42.2
4
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Off the edge. On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to defend but the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. It goes past second slip towards third man for a boundary.
42.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Around off, defended watchfully.
End Of The Over 42 : 123/5
1 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
O. Fernando
73 (124)
N. Dickwella
11 (26)
Y. Shah
14-2-54-1
41.6
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it through mid off. The batsmen take a run.
41.5
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Loopy delivery on off, Fernando looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes towards the off side.
41.4
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated delivery on off, Oshada keeps it out.
41.3
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada blocks it off the back foot.
41.2
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on leg, Oshada looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
41.1
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
DROPPED! Straight in, straight out. Full and around middle, Oshada plays the reverse sweep and it almost brings about his downfall. The ball takes the top edge and goes straight to backward point. However, Naseem Shah dives to his right and spills it.
End Of The Over 41 : 122/5
1 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
O. Fernando
72 (118)
N. Dickwella
11 (26)
S. Afridi
11-3-27-1
40.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
On a length on middle, Fernando nudges it towards square leg for a single.
40.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Good length delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the front foot.
40.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
On a good length on middle, Fernando looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
40.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Good length delivery outside off, Fernando again looks to guide but misses it.
40.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full delivery on middle, Fernando drives it to mid on.
40.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper on one bounce.
End Of The Over 40 : 121/5
7 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 439.2
  • 139.3
  • 139.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
N. Dickwella
11 (26)
O. Fernando
71 (112)
Y. Shah
13-2-53-1
39.6
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Flighted delivery on off, Niroshan blocks it off the front foot.
39.5
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up delivery on middle, Dickwella keeps it out.
39.4
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
39.3
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Loopy delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it towards square leg for a run.
39.2
4
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Nice improvisation. Flighted delivery outside off, Dickwella plays a reverse sweep through point for a boundary.
39.1
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Oshada flicks it towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single.
End Of The Over 39 : 114/5
0 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
N. Dickwella
6 (22)
O. Fernando
69 (110)
S. Afridi
10-2-26-1
38.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Full delivery on off, Dickwella drives it back towards the bowler.
38.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards gully.
38.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Good length delivery on middle, Dickwella keeps it out.
38.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Again outside off, Niroshan leaves it alone.
38.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
Outside off, Dickwella offers no shot to this one.
38.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Niroshan Dickwella
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to defend but misses it.
End Of The Over 38 : 114/5
5 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 137.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 237.6
O. Fernando
69 (110)
N. Dickwella
6 (16)
Y. Shah
12-2-46-1
37.6
2
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando sweeps it towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.
37.5
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando comes down the track and defends it.
37.4
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the front foot.
37.3
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up delivery outside off, Dickwella sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
37.2
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full delivery on leg, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a run.
37.1
1
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
End Of The Over 37 : 109/5
2 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 236.5
  • 036.6
O. Fernando
66 (106)
N. Dickwella
4 (14)
S. Afridi
9-2-26-1
36.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
36.5
2
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full on middle, flicked through square leg for a couple.
36.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
36.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
36.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Around off, defended from the crease.
36.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Oshada Fernando
Full and outside off, Oshada dead-bats it.
Shaheen Afridi returns. 8-2-24-1 so far.
End Of The Over 36 : 107/5
9 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 435.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 435.6
N. Dickwella
4 (14)
O. Fernando
64 (100)
Y. Shah
11-2-41-1
35.6
4
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
FOUR! Flighted delivery on middle, Niroshan sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
35.5
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up delivery on middle, Dickwella defends it off the front foot.
35.4
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
35.3
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando blocks it off the back foot.
35.2
4
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! Nicely swept! Floated delivery on middle and leg, Oshada sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 100 up for Sri Lanka.
35.1
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 35 : 98/5
1 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
N. Dickwella
0 (12)
O. Fernando
59 (96)
N. Shah
9-3-19-2
34.6
0
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Full toss and outside off, Niroshan calmly leaves it alone.
34.5
0
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Length delivery outside off, Dickwella pushes it towards point.
34.4
0
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Bowls it down the leg side, Niroshan looks to go after it but misses it.
34.3
0
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to play away from the body but misses it.
The hammer comes out again. And some sawdust. Naseem is not happy with his landing.
34.2
0
Naseem Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to play the upper cut but decides against it. It goes safely towards the keeper.
34.1
1
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full delivery outside off, Fernando drives it through point for a single.
End Of The Over 34 : 97/5
0 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
N. Dickwella
0 (7)
O. Fernando
58 (95)
Y. Shah
10-1-32-1
33.6
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it to mid-wicket.
33.5
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up on off, Niroshan drives it back towards the bowler.
33.4
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Loopy delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it towards the leg side.
33.3
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Floated delivery on middle, Niroshan comes down the track and defends it.
33.2
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella sweeps it towards square leg where the fielder does well to stop it.
33.1
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up delivery on off, Dickwella defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 33 : 97/5
0 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
O. Fernando
58 (95)
N. Dickwella
0 (1)
N. Shah
8-2-18-2
32.6
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
Length delivery outside off, Fernando taps it to point.
32.5
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
On a good length on off, Oshada blocks it well.
32.4
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Fernando looks to drive but misses it.
32.3
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
Good length delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
32.2
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to cut but misses it.
32.1
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Fernando sways away from it.
End Of The Over 32 : 97/5
1 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • W 31.5
  • 031.6
N. Dickwella
0 (1)
O. Fernando
58 (89)
Y. Shah
9-1-32-1
31.6
0
Yasir Shah To Niroshan Dickwella
Tossed up outside off, spinning in viciously, watchfully defended.
Niroshan Dickwella comes in at number 7, replacing Dhananjaya.
31.5
W
Yasir Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Pakistan are just 5 wickets away from winning the series. Flighted delivery on off, Dhananjaya looks to play for the turn but gets an inside edge and gets bowled. It was a straighter one from Yasir Shah. The visitors have lost half their side back to the hut.
31.4
0
Yasir Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowls a googly outside off, Dhananjaya offers no shot to this one.
31.3
0
Yasir Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
Tossed up delivery on off, Dhananjaya punches it to point.
31.2
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated delivery on middle, Fernando plays a slog sweep through mid-wicket for a run.
31.1
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on off, Fernando guides it towards first slip where it goes to the fielder on one bounce.
End Of The Over 31 : 96/4
0 Runs
  • W 30.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
de Silva
0 (5)
O. Fernando
57 (87)
N. Shah
7-1-18-2
30.6
0
Naseem Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
Around off, defended from the crease to the off side.
30.5
0
Naseem Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
EDGED, SHORT! Almost another. Full and outside off, Dhananjaya looks to just hang his bat, not sure whether to play or leave. The indecision forces an outside edge and it goes straight to the keeper behind. Rizwan dives to his right but does not claim it. Replays show that the ball bounced in front.
30.4
0
Naseem Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
Landed outside off, left alone.
30.3
0
Naseem Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
Around off, solidly blocked out.
30.2
0
Naseem Shah To Dhananjaya de Silva
A lovely ball. Targets the yorker, but it ends up being a low full toss. Pushed towards mid on.
Dhananjaya de Silva walks in at number 6, replacing Chandimal. Square leg goes out. De Silva was dismissed off the short ball in the first innings.
30.1
W
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal OUT!
OUT! LBW! The decision is overturned! Superb review from Azhar Ali. We all heard two sounds but he was confident there was no inside edge. A length ball around off, sheer pace, Chandimal comes half forward to defend but misses and is hit on the pads, totally beaten by pace. Naseem appeals vociferously but umpire Wilson shakes his head and indicates inside edge. The appeal dies down but Azhar Ali charges in from mid off and asks his keeper just one thing. 'PITCHED IN LINE? PITCHED IN LINE?' Yes, says Rizwan. Immediately the signal comes up for the 'T'. Ultra Edge shows that there is no inside edge and the two sounds came because of the ball hitting both pads. Ball Tracker comes into play and shows the ball to be crashing into the stumps. Second wicket for Naseem.
Massive LBW shout! Not given. Pakistan take the review. Inside edge? Doesn't seem so from the replay. Ultra Edge confirms. Here comes Ball Tracker. Three reds and Chandimal is gone!
End Of The Over 30 : 96/3
4 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 429.6
O. Fernando
57 (87)
D. Chandimal
2 (28)
Y. Shah
8-1-31-0
29.6
4
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Fernando pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
29.5
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated delivery on middle, Oshada blocks it well.
29.4
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it to covers.
29.3
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on off, Oshada defends it out.
29.2
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada blocks it off the front foot.
29.1
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Outside off, Fernando shoulders arms to this one.
There is a slight delay. Russel Arnold informs that there is some repair work being done to the technology.
End Of The Over 29 : 92/3
1 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
D. Chandimal
2 (28)
O. Fernando
53 (81)
N. Shah
6-1-18-1
28.6
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
Full and around off, darting in off the seam, DC misses his flick and is hit on the pads. An appeal ensues from the slip cordon but it seemed to be going down the leg side.
28.5
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
Full and around middle, pushed towards mid on.
28.4
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
Landed outside off, shouldered arms to.
28.3
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
A bouncer, around off, Dinesh ducks.
28.2
1
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
On middle, worked through square leg for a single.
28.1
0
Naseem Shah To Oshada Fernando
NOT OUT. Massive inside edge. How did the umpire miss that? A length ball outside off, skids through after pitching. Oshada is caught in his crease as he looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Naseem appeals and the umpire obliges. But Fernando does not even have to look at his partner. He straightaway asks for the review and the first replay itself indicates bat. Ultra Edge then detects a spike.
Huge shout for LBW and given! Oshada Fernando has straightaway indicated for the review. The first replay itself indicates an inside edge. Ultra Edge confirms.
End Of The Over 28 : 91/3
5 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 227.3
  • 227.4
  • 127.5
  • 027.6
D. Chandimal
2 (24)
O. Fernando
52 (79)
Y. Shah
7-1-27-0
27.6
0
Yasir Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
Tossed up delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it off the front foot.
27.5
1
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando sweeps it through square leg for a run.
27.4
2
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
50 for Oshada Fernando. It has been a solid innngs from him till now. It is his second Test fifty. Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando drives it uppishly through point. The batsmen get two runs.
27.3
2
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Floated delivery on middle, Oshada sweeps it towards fine leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
27.2
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Flighted delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the back foot.
27.1
0
Yasir Shah To Oshada Fernando
Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
Yasir Shah to bowl from the other end. 6-1-22-0 so far.
End Of The Over 27 : 86/3
0 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
D. Chandimal
2 (23)
O. Fernando
47 (74)
N. Shah
5-0-17-1
26.6
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
Outside off, Chandimal offers no shot to this one.
26.5
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
On a good length on off, Dinesh defends it off the back foot.
26.4
0
Naseem Shah To Dinesh Chandimal
Outside off,