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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs PAK, 2022 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
378&360/8d
231&261 (77.0)
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 246 runs
Right then. Both the skippers get together and pose with the trophy as the series ended in a 1-1 draw. Sri Lanka would be pleased with their effort and end their final home Test game of the year on a high and they have reclaimed their spot in the top three of the ICC World Test Championship points table. They will now shift their attention to the T20 World Cup Group Stage to get their ticket for the main event. They will face Namibia on 16th October. For Pakistan though, they head out to the Netherlands for an ODI series which will begin on the 16th of August. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, take care and goodbye!
Dimuth Karunaratane, the skipper of Sri Lanka says his back is still not right and he will get an MRI tomorrow. He says that when Angelo Mathews got out he felt like he had to bat positively and put pressure on Pakistan. He adds that as a team they are playing well and the batters and bowlers are contributing equally. He says there were some mistakes in the past that cost them matches but they try to learn from them and execute their plans better. He praises Prabhath Jayasuriya and says that he knew his potential and that's why Prabath was given the opportunity and flourished with it. He ends by saying that it is a great achievement to play 100 Test matches for Mathews and he has been playing with him since U-15. Adds that he hopes Mathews can play many more matches for Sri Lanka.
Babar Azam, the Pakistani, skipper in for a chat. He starts by saying it was tough for them to win the series. Adds that their batting wasn't up to the mark and that hurt them the most. Mentions that Dhananjaya de Silva's innings was the biggest difference in the game. Also mentions that they will take a lot of positives from this series and hopes to improve their game in the future.
Prabath Jayasuriya is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for picking up 17 wickets across the two Test matches. He says that he worked hard and was patient for his chance and is happy with his performance. He adds that the surface was not that easy and it was more about the partnership in bowling and waiting for the wickets to fall and then putting more pressure by bowling on the right line and lengths. He ends by saying that he had a lot of support from his family and players and is delighted with the win and will look to continue this form.
Dhananjaya de Silva, who was the acting captain for Sri Lanka for almost all of the Test match, wins the Man of the Match award for his incredible ton. He starts by saying he is really happy after getting a ton after almost 13 innings. Also praises the effort of the boys in all departments. Mentions, he had worked on himself a lot, also there is the added pressure when a batsman doesn't score but he could handle the pressure. Ends by saying that being the stand-in captain is a good challenge for him.
The presentation ceremony...
Early in the game, Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bat first and his side put on a sizeable score on the back of contributions throughout the batting order. Naseem Shah and Yasir Shah both bowled well with the young pacer showing good control. Then, the Lankan bowling attack led by a five-wicket haul of Ramesh Mendis bundled out the opposition for just 231 runs, handing the hosts a big lead of 147 runs. Only Agha Salman showed some fight as he brought up his maiden half-century. Pakistan did make early inroads in the second innings but soon the bowlers proved to be ineffective and the stand-in captain for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva scored a ton to ensure his side had a lead of over 500 runs. Sri Lanka looked in control but when almost the entirety of the final session on Day 4 was called off due to bad light, it seemed that luck was against them. On Day 5 though, it was a completely different story and the hosts ended up winning the match comfortably by 246 runs. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.
Pakistan had the lead in the series after an immaculate run chase in the first Test match but their in-form batters have certainly disappointed in the second Test. Both openers were found vulnerable to the conditions and even though Babar Azam played well in the second innings, the first innings deficit made a huge difference in the game. Pakistan started Day 5 on a negative note having lost Imam-ul-Haq early but then the skipper and vice-captain put on a good stand. It was then Rizwan's misjudgment that created the opening for the opposition and the Run-Out of Fawad Alam only made things worse. After Lunch, it got very nervy and the middle order just was driven through as only Yasir Shah got a few boundaries. All in all, a disappointing end for the visitors as they had a great chance of getting an away Test series win and have dropped down to fifth position on the ICC World Test Championship points table.
This has been a memorable comeback from Sri Lanka after going 1-0 down in this two-match Test series. What a turnaround this has been on Day 5 with bad light and dark clouds taking overs off Sri Lanka's hand, but they remained resolute and got the win. After a bit of a sedate first hour on Day 5, Prabath Jayasuriya started to turn the tide in favor of his side. Then Ramesh Mendis joined him and the pair picked up nine wickets in between them with Jayasuriya picking up a fourth five-wicket haul in just three Test matches. In the absence of Dimuth Karunaratne for most of the game, vice-captain Dhananjaya de Silva led the side extremely well and they deserved the win completely. Angelo Mathews also ends his 100th Test match with a win.
What a game of Test cricket we have witnessed! Sri Lanka dominated almost all 5 Days but the game just started to drift away from them late on Day 4 and early on Day 5. Their spinners though have done a remarkable job when it mattered most and the hosts have indeed leveled the series. Pakistan put up a fight but that was only for a short time and they have been outclassed here. With that result, Galle keeps up with its reputation of being a ground where there is a team that ends up on the winning side.
End Of The Over 77 : 261/10
4 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 476.4
  • 076.5
  • W76.6
N. Shah
18 (21)
N. Ali
0 (9)
R. Mendis
30-7-101-4
76.6
W
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Mendis gets the last man and the Sri Lankans are delighted and there are celebratory scenes all over the ground. This is floated and on off, turning in, Naseem Shah tries to go for the big shot across the line again but this time mistimes his shot. The ball goes high in the air towards Dunith Wellalage who is stationed at deep mid-wicket judges it well and pouches it safely. Sri Lanka win the game by 246 runs.
76.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Full again on off, turning in. Shah knocks it to the off side.
76.4
4
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
FOUR! A gift from Mendis. This is a full toss and on off, Shah smashes it through extra covers for a boundary.
76.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Floated on off, turning in sharply, Shah is caught in his crease but manages to defend it well.
76.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Tossed up on middle, Shah comes down the track to loft it over mid-wicket but gets an inside edge and it goes towards short leg.
76.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Flighted on off, turning in, Shah blocks it onto the pitch.
End Of The Over 76 : 257/9
1 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 175.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
N. Ali
0 (9)
N. Shah
14 (15)
P. Jayasuriya
32-5-117-5
75.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Nauman Ali
Full and off, pushed to covers.
75.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Nauman Ali
Looped up, outside off, turns in a touch. Ali stays back and tries to punch it away but misses. It goes to fine leg after hitting the pads.
75.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Fuller, down leg. Shah clips it to square leg for a single.
75.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Darted on the pads, Shah goes back and flicks it to mid-wicket.
75.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
This one comes in with the arm, full and on middle, blocked out solidly.
75.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Tossed up, on the stumps. Shah defends it out.
End Of The Over 75 : 256/9
0 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 074.6
N. Ali
0 (7)
N. Shah
13 (11)
R. Mendis
29-7-97-3
74.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Nauman Ali
Maiden over by Mendis. This is tossed up around off, Ali keeps it out.
74.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Nauman Ali
Flighted delivery and on middle, angling in, Ali goes for defense but inside edges it past short leg.
74.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Nauman Ali
Flighted on middle, turning away, Ali blocks it with his outer half to the off side.
74.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Nauman Ali
Shortish and outside off, Ali stays back and punches it to silly point.
74.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Nauman Ali
Tossed up full and on middle, Nauman Ali pushes it back to the bowler.
74.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Nauman Ali
Floated full and on middle, Nauman Ali knocks it to silly point.
End Of The Over 74 : 256/9
6 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 073.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 673.5
  • 073.6
N. Shah
13 (11)
N. Ali
0 (1)
P. Jayasuriya
31-5-116-5
73.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Fuller, outside off, turns away a touch. Shah gets it to point off the outer half.
73.5
6
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
SIX! BANG! Fuller, on off. Shah offers full face of the bat and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
73.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Slower through the air, full and on off. Shah blocks it out watchfully.
73.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
On off, defended out.
73.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Floated and full, on fourth stump. Shah looks to defend it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.
73.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Naseem Shah
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 73 : 250/9
7 Runs
  • W72.1
  • 072.2
  • 072.3
  • 072.4
  • 672.5
  • 172.6
N. Shah
7 (5)
N. Ali
0 (1)
R. Mendis
28-6-97-3
72.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Pushed through quicker onto the pads, Shah tickles it to fine leg for one.
72.5
6
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
SIX! Shah is trying to attack. This is flighted and full on off, Naseem Shah makes room and smokes it over extra covers for a biggie.
72.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Shah living on the edge here. This is tossed up on middle, Naseem Shah goes for the big shot but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
72.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
BEATEN! This floated around off, Naseem Shah goes for the block but is beaten on the outside edge.
72.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Naseem Shah
Flighted on middle, turning in, Naseem Shah pads it away. It looks close and there is an appeal for LBW but turned down.
Naseem Shah is the last man in for Pakistan.
72.1
W
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Another man bites the dust for Pakistan. Mendis gets his third wicket now. It is full and on off. Ali looks to sweep it away but does not connect. It hits him on the pads, might've got some arm on it as well, as he goes through with the shot. It goes onto disturb the bails. Sri Lanka need just a wicket now.
End Of The Over 72 : 243/8
0 Runs
  • 071.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • W71.5
  • 071.6
N. Ali
0 (1)
H. Ali
11 (9)
P. Jayasuriya
30-5-110-5
71.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Nauman Ali
Fuller, on off, Ali blocks it back to the bowler.
Nauman Ali is the new man in.
71.5
W
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Prabath Jayasuriya picks up his fifth wicket of the innings. He has been consistent for the hosts throughout this series. Yasir Shah's cameo comes to an end. It is tossed up, around middle and leg, drifting in. Shah tries to flick it away but is a tad early into his shot. It takes the leading edge and goes to gully. Kusal Mendis takes a sitter. Sri Lanka now need two more wickets to win the game.
71.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Four dots on the trot! Fuller, outside off. Shah drives it to mid off.
71.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Fuller, on the pads, clipped to short leg.
71.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
A bit flatter and around off, Shah keeps it out towards silly point.
71.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Around middle, Shah gets a big stride forward to defend.
End Of The Over 71 : 243/7
10 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 470.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 670.6
H. Ali
11 (9)
Y. Shah
27 (20)
R. Mendis
27-6-90-2
70.6
6
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
SIX! BANG! It is tossed up, full and outside off. Ali lofts it overs the bowler's head for a biggie.
70.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
On off, defended on the front foot.
70.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
Fuller, on middle, defended out solidly.
70.3
4
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
FOUR! Boundaries are flowing for Pakistan. It is full, going down leg. Ali tickles it fine. It races away to the fine leg boundary.
70.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
Fuller, around off, defended out.
70.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
On off, blocked out.
End Of The Over 70 : 233/7
6 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 469.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 269.5
  • 069.6
Y. Shah
27 (20)
H. Ali
1 (3)
P. Jayasuriya
29-4-110-4
69.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Very full and on middle, driven towards mid off.
69.5
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Drifted onto the pads, trying to turn it away from there. Yasir Shah nudges it off the inside edge and though leg slip for a couple of runs.
69.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Sliding into the pads, Shah keeps it out.
69.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
A bit of drift again into the right-hander, Shah negates it well.
69.2
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
FOUR! Deft touch! Full and floated on the pads, Shah with a fine tickle this time and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
69.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
On the bounce! Nice bit of drift into middle and leg, Yasir Shah pushes at it with soft hands and the ball lands just in front of the man at silly point.
End Of The Over 69 : 227/7
10 Runs
  • 168.1
  • 468.2
  • 468.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 168.6
Y. Shah
21 (14)
H. Ali
1 (3)
R. Mendis
26-6-80-2
68.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Yasir Shah
Around off again, Shah looks to drive but gets it off the inside edge and towards backward square leg for a single.
68.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Yasir Shah
Quicker and flatter, turning it in from outside off. Yasir Shah watchfully keeps it out.
68.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Yasir Shah
Fuller and around off, Shah makes the block.
68.3
4
Ramesh Mendis To Yasir Shah
FOUR! Yasir Shah dealing in just boundaries at the moment. On a length and around middle, Shah gets a big stride forward and sweeps it hard, through mid-wicket for yet another boundary.
68.2
4
Ramesh Mendis To Yasir Shah
FOUR! That is a shot of real confidence and it looks like Yasir Shah wants to give a bit of stick back to the bowlers. Tossed up, around middle, Shah dances down the track and lofts it one-bounce into the mid-wicket fence.
68.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
A tad shorter and on the pads, Hasan Ali works it 'round the corner for a single.
End Of The Over 68 : 217/7
12 Runs
  • 467.1
  • 067.2
  • 467.3
  • 467.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
Y. Shah
12 (9)
H. Ali
0 (2)
P. Jayasuriya
28-4-104-4
67.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Tosses it up again, drawing the batter forward. This is outside off, Shah drives it gently towards extra cover.
67.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Much better from Jayasuriya. Flighted, close to the off pole and turning away sharply. Yasir Shah plays inside the line of the ball.
67.4
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
FOUR! A third boundary in the over and Yasir Shah enjoying his stay at the crease for now. Tossed up, full and on off, Shah pummels it uppishly and through mid on for a boundary.
67.3
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
FOUR! Just a bit too full and too straight from Jayasuriya. This is on leg stump, Yasir Shah drives it through wide mid on and picks up yet another boundary.
67.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
On a nagging length, on off and turning away, Shah prods forward to defend.
67.1
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
FOUR! Full and on middle and leg, Yasir Shah decides to have a crack at it and heaves it in front of mid-wicket and collects a boundary.
End Of The Over 67 : 205/7
0 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • W66.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
H. Ali
0 (2)
Y. Shah
0 (3)
R. Mendis
25-6-70-2
66.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
Tossed up, around off, Ali strides forward to make the block. A wicket maiden them for Ramesh Mendis!
66.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Hasan Ali
Looped up, full and on off, turning in, Hasan Ali keeps it out towards short leg.
Hasan Ali is the new man in.
66.4
W
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! This is poor cricket from Mohammad Nawaz, he just didn't have the temperament to defend and pays the price. This is floated up very full and around middle, turning away a touch. Nawaz tries to go for the big shot, against the turn and ends up slicing it high. The ball loops up around the cover region where Dinesh Chandimal takes a simple catch. The deadly duo of Jayasuriya and Mendis doing the job here for Sri Lanka who are now three wickets away from victory.
66.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Nice bit of drift into the off stump, Nawaz watchfully keeps it out.
66.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
A appeal for stumping! This could be close. Tossed up, outside off. It grips and turns away. Nawaz tries to defend inside the line but misses. Niroshan Dickwella collects and clips the bails quickly. The umpire takes it upstairs to confirm. The UltraEdge show no bat is involved. The side-on angled shows that Nawaz had his back foot grounded. The final decision is NOT OUT.
66.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
This is angled into middle from around the stumps, kept out by Nawaz.
End Of The Over 66 : 205/6
2 Runs
  • 265.1
  • 065.2
  • W65.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
Y. Shah
0 (3)
M. Nawaz
12 (25)
P. Jayasuriya
27-4-92-4
65.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Peach of a delivery to end the over! This is floated up, on a fuller length and closer to the off pole. The ball grips and turns away to beat the outside edge. The keeper whips off the bails and appeals for a stumping. The decision is sent upstairs but the replay shows that Yasir Shah has his back foot firmly planted inside the crease. NOT OUT!
Is that stumped? The square leg umpire takes it upstairs to confirm! The UlraEdge shows no bat is involved. The side-on angle shows that Shah had his back leg grounded and the big screen shows NOT OUT.
65.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
On middle, pushed away towards mid on.
65.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Yasir Shah
Tosses it up, full and wide, Yasir Shah thrashes it past the man at silly point.
Yasir Shah is the new man in.
65.3
W
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! LBW! Prabath Jayasuriya's dream run continues in the Test format. This might just be the wicket that seals the game for Sri Lanka. Flights this one, around middle and off and on a nagging length. Babar Azam presses forward to defend but misses and gets pinged in front. There is a huge appeal for an LBW and the finger is raised! Babar Azam reviews it right away and frankly speaking, he doesn't have any other option. UltraEdge shows there's no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows that the ball is hitting the top of middle. Sri Lanka are just four wickets away now from leveling the series.
65.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Flighted, on a length and around off, Babar defends it off the front foot.
65.1
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Turning down leg and keeping a bit low, Babar Azam works it 'round the corner and down towards fine leg for a couple.
End Of The Over 65 : 203/5
4 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 464.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
M. Nawaz
12 (25)
B. Azam
79 (143)
R. Mendis
24-5-70-1
64.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
A huge appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved. It is looped up, around middle, sliding in. Nawaz tries to cut it away but it looks like he inside-edges it onto the pads. Dhananjaya de Silva opts against the review. Although the replays later suggest that it was pad first.
64.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
On off, defended out.
64.4
4
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
FOUR! Nicely played! It is short, outside off. Nawaz cuts it hard through covers for a boundary.
64.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Tossed up, outside off. Nawaz chases it but misses.
64.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
This is angled into the pads, on a fuller length. Nawaz blocks it out on his front foot.
64.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
A dot to start the over! It is tossed up, around off, turning away a touch. Nawaz covers the stumps and leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 64 : 199/5
2 Runs
  • 163.1
  • 163.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
B. Azam
79 (143)
M. Nawaz
8 (19)
P. Jayasuriya
26-4-90-3
63.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Tossed up outside off, turning further away, Babar Azam leaves it alone.
63.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Oh, this is really close! This is the arm ball and outside off, Babar Azam goes for the drive through covers but plays all over it. The ball goes just past the inside edge to the keeper. A rare loose shot from Babar and it was inches away from hitting the stumps.
63.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Loopy delivery on off, driftin in, Babar Azam blocks it out.
63.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On off, kept out.
63.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
Flatter delivery around off, Nawaz pushes it towards covers for one.
63.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
EDGED BUT DROPPED! This is nicely tossed up on middle, turns away a bit, Babar Azam leans on for the block but gets an outside edge towards the first slip. DDS there reacts late and dives to his left but cannot grab it. The ball goes towards short fine leg and the batter gets a run. Another let off for Babar.
End Of The Over 63 : 197/5
6 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 262.2
  • 062.3
  • 462.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
M. Nawaz
7 (18)
B. Azam
78 (138)
R. Mendis
23-5-66-1
62.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Floated on off, Mohammad Nawaz makes room but hits it straight to short covers.
62.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
On middle, blocked.
62.4
4
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
FOUR! Good hit! This is tossed up full and on middle and leg, Mohammad Nawaz clears his front leg and smashes it towards the long on fence for a boundary.
62.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Flighted on middle, Mohammad Nawaz knocks it to the leg side with the inner half of his bat.
62.2
2
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Short and outside off, Mohammad Nawaz cuts it past point for a brace.
62.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Short ball, outside off. Nawaz cuts it to point but straight to the fielder.
End Of The Over 62 : 191/5
2 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 161.6
M. Nawaz
1 (12)
B. Azam
78 (138)
P. Jayasuriya
25-4-88-3
61.6
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
Fuller, outside off. Nawaz pushes it to cover for one.
61.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
Looped up, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz tries to defends it on his front foot but misses. It lobs off his pads to the left of the keeper.
61.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On middle, flicked to mid-wicket for one.
61.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Ah! This is close! It is full and around off. Azam comes down the track and yorks himself. He tries to drive it away but misses. The ball stays very low as it goes to the keeper.
61.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On middle, defended back to the bowler.
61.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Shrp turn! It drifts in, pitches on leg and turns away off the deck. Azam leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 61 : 189/5
1 Runs
  • 160.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
M. Nawaz
0 (10)
B. Azam
77 (134)
R. Mendis
22-5-60-1
60.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Mendis bowls the arm ball, on middle and angling in, Mohammad Nawaz is caught in his crease and only manages to knock it back to the bowler.
60.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Quicker and flatter on off, Nawaz defends it on the back foot.
60.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Floated around off, turning in a bit, Mohammad Nawaz pads it away. The fielders appeal for the LBW but the finger stays down. This looked close.
60.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Sligthly short and on middle, Mohammad Nawaz punches it of his back foot to mid on.
60.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Nawaz
Tossed up on middle, Nawaz plays a front foot defense.
60.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Mendis starts with a shorter one and on the leg side, Babar Azam tucks it through square leg for one.
It is going to be Ramesh Mendis to continue with his off-spin from the other end.
End Of The Over 60 : 188/5
0 Runs
  • W59.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
M. Nawaz
0 (5)
B. Azam
76 (133)
P. Jayasuriya
24-4-86-3
59.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
A bit short and outside off, Mohammad Nawaz stays back and knocks it to the off side.
59.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
On middle, blocked out.
59.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
Flighted on middle, turning in, Mohammad Nawaz tries to defend it but gets hit on the pads and the ball loops and goes into the hands of short leg. There is a sltiffled appeal for catch but turned down.
59.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
Tossed up on off, turning in, Mohammad Nawaz blocks it out.
59.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Nawaz
Prabath Jayasuriya starts witha ripper after the break. This is floated around off, holds its line, Mohammad Nawaz goes to play it for the turn but misses it completely.
We are back for the afternoon session on Day 5! The umpires and the Sri Lankan players are out in the middle. Babar Azam is set to his resume his stay at the crease and will now be joined by Mohammad Nawaz. Prabath Jayasuriya is all set to complete his unfinished over.
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
Sri Lanka have made a great comeback in this session and surely they would now be aiming to get the remaining wickets as quickly as possible. The hosts need to keep the conditions in mind and need to be on the money in the afternoon session. Ashita Fernando bowled just a few overs but it was mainly their spinner working in tandem and doing the trick for them. Prabath Jayasuriya took a couple of wicket while Mendis got one. Sri Lanka also looked solid in the field and they hardly made any mistakes. Sri Lanka will be itching to get back on the field now with the momentum on their side. Will they be able to end things in the post-Lunch session? To find out, join us at 12.40 pm IST (7.10 am GMT).
The visitors came out with an intention to bat throughtout the day, but they find themselves in a precarious position at Lunch on Day 5. They ended up losing 4 wickets in this morning session. Imam-ul-Haq departed early in the morning although later, Azam and Rizwan managed to stable their innings with a solid stand of 79 runs. Things though started to fall apart once Rizwan departed. Fawad Alam and Agha Salman were sent back cheaply and Babar Azam now holds the key for the visitors. Even he could've been back in the hut, if the review hadn't saved him.
Well, how quickly things change in a Test match. It looked like Pakistan were well in control of their innings, but they've been caught napping in the final 30 minutes of the morning session and without a doubt Sri Lanka will be the happier side going into the break.
59.1
W
Prabath Jayasuriya To Agha Salman OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Brilliant reflex catch by Kusal Mendis at short leg to send Agha Salman back in the hut. This is tossed up full and on middle, Agha Salman goes down to get inside the line and tries to paddle it away behind square but little did he know that Kusal Mendis already anticipated the shot and started moving to his right before the shot has been played. It is hit firmly but Mendis shows quick reflexes and grabs it with both hands. A huge moment in the game and Sri Lanka are right on top. With that, the umpires have called for LUNCH ON DAY 5.
End Of The Over 59 : 188/4
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
B. Azam
76 (133)
A. Salman
4 (5)
R. Mendis
21-5-59-1
58.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, Babar Azam leans on and pushes it to covers.
58.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Gives it some air this time, turning away a bit, Babar Azam keeps it out well.
58.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle, Babar Azam blocks it out.
58.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
A bit short and on the leg stump line, Babar Azam pushes it to mid-wicket.
58.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Flighted on middle, turning in a bit too much, Babar Azam works it to leg slip.
58.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Floated but down the leg, Babar Azam tucks it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 58 : 188/4
7 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 257.4
  • 157.5
  • 457.6
A. Salman
4 (5)
B. Azam
76 (127)
P. Jayasuriya
23-3-86-2
57.6
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Agha Salman
FOUR! Confidently played! Tossed up on off, Agha Salman dances down the track and drives it straight back past the bowler to collect a boundary.
57.5
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Turning down leg, Babar tucks it away towards fine leg for a single.
57.4
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
That was almost catchable height as well! This is drifted onto the pads, Babar Azam flicks it to the right of the man at short leg who sticks out a right hand but can't reach it. The batters get a couple of runs as the ball goes towards deep backward square leg.
57.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, Babar Azam has a tentative push at it and the ball goes uppishly yet again but well past silly mid off.
57.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On middle, kept out by Babar.
57.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Uppish but safe! Babar Azam is playing shots that are against his general style of play. This is floated up outside off and turning away, Babar with an aggressive cover drive but slices it. Luckily for him, the ball loops up and falls safely around the point region.
End Of The Over 57 : 181/4
0 Runs
  • 056.1
  • W56.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
A. Salman
0 (4)
B. Azam
73 (122)
R. Mendis
20-4-59-1
56.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Agha Salman
Is there an inside edge? If yes then another chance goes abegging. It is tossed up, full and on off. Agha Salman tries to block it away but it lobs in front of him. Oshada Fernando dives in front of him from short leg but is unable to get to the ball. The replays later show that there was an inside edge onto the pads. A lucky escape for Agha Salman.
56.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Agha Salman
Tossed up on off, spins in sharply again, Agha Salman defends it close to his body. Ramesh Mendis bowling really well here.
56.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Agha Salman
Pitched up on off, Agha Salman knocks it to the leg side.
56.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Agha Salman
A huge appeal for LBW but turned down. This is floated on off, turn in sharply, Agha Salman goes for the block but gets hit on the front pad. The fielders appeal for the LBW but the finger stays down.
Agha Salman walks out to bat with Pakistan under a bit of pressure.
56.2
W
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Horrible mix up in the middle and Alam has to go back. This is floated full on middle, Fawad Alam uses his feet and drives it towards mid on and calls for the run straightaway. Babar Azam responds to him but is caught ball watching here. The skipper is too late to send his partner back. Alam has nowhere to go as he is left stranded in the middle of the pitch. The fielder throws the ball to the keeper and Niroshan Dickwella does the rest, as Alam is forced to continue his run back to the dressing room.
56.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
On off, kept out.
End Of The Over 56 : 181/3
4 Runs
  • 455.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • 055.5
  • 055.6
B. Azam
73 (122)
F. Alam
1 (7)
P. Jayasuriya
22-3-79-2
55.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Yet another probing over from Prabath Jayasuriya, goes hunting for the front pad but Babar Azam does well to keep it out.
55.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Half an appeal but Babar Azam way down the track. This is angled into leg stump, Babar dances down the track but gets beten in flight. The ball crashes into the pads and rolls away towards gully.
55.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Short and on off, punched to covers.
55.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Tossed up on off, turning away a bit, Babar Azam blocks it with outer half towards silly point.
55.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Good comeback delivery by Prabath Jayasuriya. This is slower through the air and on middle, angling in, Babar Azam leans forward to defend but plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads. The Sri Lankans appeal for the LBW but the umpire is not interested. DDS opts for the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball tracking shows it is missing the wickets. Sri Lanka lose their review.
55.1
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
FOUR! Lovely shot! This is tossed up on off, Babar Azam dances down the track and flicks it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 55 : 177/3
0 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 054.3
  • 054.4
  • 054.5
  • 054.6
F. Alam
1 (7)
B. Azam
69 (116)
R. Mendis
19-3-59-1
54.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
Short and outside off, Fawad Alam plays it off the back foot towards backward point.
54.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
BEATEN! Floated up, around off and just turning away a bit but sharply. Fawad Alam presents a dead bat at it but gets beaten past the outside edge.
54.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
Tossed up, around off, this is pushed away onto the off side.
54.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
Around middle, pushed away to mid on.
54.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
Fawad Alam escapes three types of dismissals in a single delivery. Mendis drifts this one in full and on middle, turning it away, Fawad Alam manages to get his front leg just out of the way and keeps it down to silly point. Fawad though falls over a bit and almost gets run out.
54.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Fawad Alam
Ramesh Mendis comes from around the wicket and serves it full and around off, Fawad keeps it out.
End Of The Over 54 : 177/3
3 Runs
  • 253.1
  • W53.2
  • 153.3
  • 053.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
B. Azam
69 (116)
F. Alam
1 (1)
P. Jayasuriya
21-3-75-2
53.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Nicely drifted onto middle, Babar keeps it out. End of an excellent over from Prabath Jayasuriya.
53.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Leading edge but safe! Flighted, around off and just turning away a touch. Babar looks to block but gets a leading edge that falls safely around the vacant silly point region.
53.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Excellent fielding! Drops it a bit short and around off, Babar Azam punches it off the back foot but the fielder at extra cover makes a good diving stop.
53.3
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Fawad Alam
Comes from over the wicket to the left-hander and serves a very full ball around middle. Fawad Alam reaches out well and sweeps it behind square on the leg side to get off the mark with a single.
Fawad Alam comes out to the middle now.
53.2
W
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! Cleaned up! A huge, huge misjudgment from Mohammad Rizwan and he has handed an opportunity to Sri Lanka to get back in the game. Prabath Jayasuriya angles this one in on a nagging length and very close to the off stump. Rizwan strides forward and leaves the ball expecting the turn. The ball though goes straight on with the arm, brushes the off pole and the bail comes off. The keeper pouches the ball and goes up in excitement as he knows what has happened. The umpires go upstairs and the side-on replay shows that the ball just clipped the outside of the off stump. Jayasuriya has done it again for his team.
Is that out? The umpire takes it upstairs to confirm if the ball has his the stumps. The replays confirm that and the big screen shows OUT.
53.1
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Drifted on the pads, this is tucked away behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 53 : 174/2
1 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 152.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
B. Azam
69 (113)
M. Rizwan
35 (67)
R. Mendis
18-2-59-1
52.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Just a tad short and turning down leg, left alone by Babar.
52.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
On a length, around off, this is pushed away towards mid on.
52.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
A bit quicker and darted onto off, Babar Azam rocks back to make the block.
52.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Much better from the bowler. Gives it a bit of flight and bowls it on middle, Babar looks to defend off the front foot and does so towards short leg.
52.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
On the shorter side and turning into leg, Mohammad Rizwan has enough time to rock back and ease it towards square leg for a run.
52.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Drifted onto the pads, Rizwan nudges it towards leg slip.
End Of The Over 52 : 173/2
0 Runs
  • 051.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
B. Azam
69 (109)
M. Rizwan
34 (65)
P. Jayasuriya
20-3-72-1
51.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Massive turn! Drifts it in from outside off and the ball just grips and turns square, leaving the batter bamboozled. The ball zips past the outside edge and there is half an appeal from behind the stumps as well.
51.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Just teasing the batter to go for the drive, tossed up, around off, Babar Azam looks for the cover drive but checks his shot and just slices it towards point.
51.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
And again! On middle, Babar leans forward and keeps it out.
51.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Nicely flighted, around middle, Babar defends it off the front foot.
51.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Nagging length, angling into middle, Babar gets behind the line of the ball to make the block.
51.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Starts off with a floater around off, Babar Azam presses forward well and keeps it out on the off side.
Change. Prabath Jayasuriya (19-2-72-1) is back into the attack now.
End Of The Over 51 : 173/2
6 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 150.2
  • 250.3
  • 050.4
  • 2 B50.5
  • 150.6
B. Azam
69 (103)
M. Rizwan
34 (65)
R. Mendis
17-2-58-1
50.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Goes a bit fuller and angles it onto middle and leg, Babar works it through mid on for one more.
50.5
b
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
TWO BYES! This is poor from Ramesh Mendis, shorter and turning well down leg, the ball beats everyone and goes towards fine leg. The batters race back for two.
50.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Darted into middle and leg, Babar keeps it out.
50.3
2
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Keeps it on a shorter length and Babar pulls it past the man at short leg fora couple of runs.
50.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Short again, turning down leg, worked away in between short leg and leg slip for a single.
50.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Mendis starts off the new spell with a shortish delivery, turning into the pads, Rizwan goes on the back foot to dab it down towards short leg.
End Of The Over 50 : 167/2
4 Runs
  • 149.1
  • 049.2
  • 149.3
  • 049.4
  • 249.5
  • 049.6
B. Azam
66 (99)
M. Rizwan
33 (63)
D. Wellalage
7-0-17-0
49.6
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Fuller, on middle and leg. Azam defends it back to the bowler.
49.5
2
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Slightly short, outside off. Azam goes back and cuts it through point. Two runs taken.
49.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Fuller, on off. Azam tries to clip it past mid on but finds the fielder.
49.3
1
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Darted on the pads, Rizwan flicks it to the right of mid on. The batters are quick to cross.
49.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
It is full, on middle and leg, drifting in. Mohammad Rizwan blocks it out.
49.1
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Floated and full, outside off. Azam drives it to sweeper cover for one.
End Of The Over 49 : 163/2
5 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 148.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 448.5
  • 048.6
M. Rizwan
32 (61)
B. Azam
63 (95)
A. Fernando
6-1-20-0
48.6
0
Asitha Fernando To Mohammad Rizwan
It is a short ball, angled across the right-hander. Mohammad Rizwan lets it through to the keeper.
48.5
4
Asitha Fernando To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! EDGY! It is a short ball, outside leg. Mohammad Rizwan looks to pull it away. It goes off the top edge towards fine leg for a boundary.
48.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length, around off, this one carries well to the keeper. Mohammad Rizwan continues to dodge the short ones.
48.3
0
Asitha Fernando To Mohammad Rizwan
Short one yet again, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan ducks under.
48.2
1
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on middle and leg. Azam pulls it to fine leg for a single.
48.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Asitha Fernando dishes a short ball, around off. Azam ducks under it wisely.
End Of The Over 48 : 158/2
1 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
M. Rizwan
28 (57)
B. Azam
62 (93)
D. Wellalage
6-0-13-0
47.6
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
A neat over by Dunith Wellalage comes to an end. This one dips a bit on the batsman, around middle. Rizwan gets it to the off side off the outer half.
47.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, on middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan presses forward to block it out.
47.4
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Short ball, outside off. Azam goes back and cuts it through point for one.
47.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
It is full and outside off. Azam eases it to covers.
47.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
This one comes in with the angle, full and around leg. Azam defends it on his front foot.
47.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Fuller, on middle and leg. Azam drives it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 47 : 157/2
7 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 446.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 1 NB46.6
  • 1 NB46.6
  • 146.6
B. Azam
61 (89)
M. Rizwan
28 (55)
A. Fernando
5-1-15-0
46.6
1
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Full length, on the pads, Azam clips it to deep square leg for a single.
46.6
nb
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
NO BALL! Back of a length, angled across on off. Babar Azam leaves it alone. Oh wait, the umpire signals a no ball as the bowler persists with his bouncer here. Asitha Fernando also receives a warning again this time for bowling a fourth delivery over then head height. Fernando need to be very careful nwo.
46.6
nb
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
NO BALL! Inspite of the warning. Asitha Fernando dishes his third bouncer of the over and the umpire is quick to signal a no ball. It is short, on off. Azam sways away.
Asitha Fernando repeats the error and this time Kumar Dharmasena does give him the first warning.
46.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
A bumper now, around off. Azam sways away from the line of the delivery.
The umpire Kumar Dharmasena just letting Asitha Fernando know that he is running onto the danger area after the followthrough.
46.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Outside off, left alone.
46.3
4
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
FOUR! Powerful shot! It is a short ball, on off. Azam stands tall and flat-bats it over the bowler's head. It races away to the long on fence.
46.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on leg. Babar Azam ducks yet again. The umpire signals the second bouncer and Asitha Fernando has to change his plan now.
46.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Asitha Fernando starts with a bumper, on middle. Azam ducks under it.
It looks like Sri Lanka want to rattle the batters with some short stuff as Asitha Fernando comes back on to bowl.
End Of The Over 46 : 150/2
3 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 145.6
B. Azam
56 (81)
M. Rizwan
28 (55)
D. Wellalage
5-0-12-0
45.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
A single now as this is punched through covers.
45.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
On off, blocked out.
45.4
1
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, on middle, Rizwan clips it to mid-wicket for one.
45.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
A huge appeal for caught behind but the umpire shows no interest. It is floated and full, outside off, turning away with some bounce. Rizwan looks to cut it late but misses. The ball zips past the bottom edge and Niroshan Dickwella pouches it safely. It looks like the fielders behind might've heard something after looking at the way they were appealing although they don't take the review. The replays later show that there is no bat involved.
45.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Brilliant delivery! It is tossed up, lands outisde off and turns away sharply. Mohammad Rizwan plays the wrong line here.
45.1
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Short ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan cuts it to deep point for one.
End Of The Over 45 : 147/2
4 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 444.6
M. Rizwan
27 (52)
B. Azam
54 (78)
P. Jayasuriya
19-2-72-1
44.6
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! This is on the shorter side and angled into leg stump. Mohammad Rizwan is quick to hop onto the back foot and pulls it well in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
44.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated up, around off, Mohammad Rizwan leans forward to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a stifled appeal for LBW but the impact seems to be outside off.
44.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Around middle Rizwan gets forward to defend.
44.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
This one comes on with the arm, around off and kept out.
44.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
On a length and around off, Rizwan gets back and across to defend.
44.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Around off, Rizwan pushes it out towards cover.
End Of The Over 44 : 143/2
5 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 043.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 143.5
  • 143.6
M. Rizwan
23 (46)
B. Azam
54 (78)
D. Wellalage
4-0-9-0
43.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
On the pads, Rizwan drives it towards wide mid on for a single.
It has been a gloomy since morning, but luckily it hasn't gotten any worse. The forecast for later in the afternoon isn't what Sri Lanka would want but for now, they seem to be running out of time and need a couple of quick wickets here.
43.5
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
These two look very comfortable out there in the middle at the moment. Around off, nicely driven through covers for yet another single.
43.4
1
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter delivery, sliding down leg, Mohammad Rizwan sweeps and as he connects, one hand comes off the handle. Rizwan gets it down to fine leg for a single.
43.3
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Full and on leg stump, this is flicked away behind square on the leg side for one more.
43.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Gives it a bit more air and drifts it onto middle and leg, Babar defends it out.
43.1
1
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
This is short and wide, turning even further away from the batter. Mohammad Rizwan reaches out and taps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
End Of The Over 43 : 138/2
2 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
M. Rizwan
20 (43)
B. Azam
52 (75)
R. Mendis
16-2-54-1
42.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, full and on off, Mohammad Rizwan looks to whip it away but gets it off the inner half of the blade through square leg. The batters pick up a single.
42.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter this time, turning well down the leg side and Rizwan just pads it away.
42.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
On a nagging length, turning in from middle, Rizwan nudges it down with soft hands past short leg.
A little issue with the ball. It gets stuck in the 8-ball gauge. It looks like the umpires have called for a drinks break which will also allow them to change the ball. So, Sri Lanka did manage to take an early wicket of Imam-ul-Haq this morning. Their spinners are working in tandem trying to make the most of the deck on the final day. Babar Azam could've been back in the dressing room but the review has kept him at the crease. Pakistan will be hoping their current pair remains unscathed till the Lunch break. An enticing passage of play awaits.
42.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Quicker and fuller, around off, solidly blocked out by Rizwan.
42.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Full and on leg stump, Babar Azam eases it through mid on and rotates the strike.
42.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Quicker one, on the pads, flicked away to square leg.
End Of The Over 42 : 136/2
1 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 141.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
M. Rizwan
19 (39)
B. Azam
51 (73)
D. Wellalage
3-0-4-0
41.6
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Rizwan is trying to be aggressive here. Tossed up on off, Rizwan loses his shape a bit as he steps out and drives it straight towards mid on.
41.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Loops it up now and bowls it on leg stump, Mohammad Rizwan steps out and looks to go inside out but can only manage to push it back to the bowler.
41.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
This is darted into middle, Rizwan makes the block.
41.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Nice bit of drift into the right-hander, Rizwan watchfully keeps it out.
41.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Drags back the length a bit and bowls it outside off, Babar Azam punches it off the back foot through cover for a single.
41.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Nicely drifted onto middle and leg, Babar nudges it towards short leg.
End Of The Over 41 : 135/2
5 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 440.6
M. Rizwan
19 (35)
B. Azam
50 (71)
R. Mendis
15-2-52-1
40.6
4
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Put away with ease! Floated once again, full and on the pads, Mohammad Rizwan gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard into the backward square leg fence. The 150 is up for Pakistan.
40.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated and on middle and leg, Rizwan presses forward to defend.
40.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on the pads, Rizwan sweeps well but finds the man at backward square leg.
40.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Back to over the wicket now and tosses it up on middle, Rizwan defends it out.
40.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
That's FIFTY for Babar Azam, yet another calm and composed knock from the skipper. This is turning in from middle and Babar just eases it through mid-wicket for one.
40.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Tossed up, from around the stumps and on a length. This is turning into the pads and Babar dabs it down towards short leg.
End Of The Over 40 : 130/2
1 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 039.6
M. Rizwan
15 (31)
B. Azam
49 (69)
D. Wellalage
2-0-3-0
39.6
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up full and on middle and leg, Mohammad Rizwan defends it of his front foot. End of a very good over by the debutant.
39.5
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Slightly short and outside off, Babar Azam punches of his back foot through covers for one.
39.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Floated full and on middle again, Babar Azam is solid in his defense.
39.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Quicker one and around off, Babar Azam gets behind thee line and blocks it well.
39.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Tossed up full and on middle, Babar Azam knocks it down the pitch.
39.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Dunith Wellalage starts with a slower delivery and on leg, Babar Azam looks to tuck it to the leg side but closes the face of his bat early. The ball takes the leading edge and falls before the short mid off fielder.
Dunith Wellalage is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 39 : 129/2
5 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 438.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
M. Rizwan
15 (30)
B. Azam
48 (64)
R. Mendis
14-2-47-1
38.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off. Rizwan drives it to mid off buts finds the fielder.
38.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
On off, kept out.
38.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Slower through the air and on off, turning in sharply, Mohammad Rizwan goes for the block but gets beaten by the turn and gets hit on the pads. There is stifled appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. Dhananjaya de Silva thinks that there is an edge involved. Although, the replays show that the ball missed the blade and directly hit the pads, but it spun a lot and might be going down leg.
38.3
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Short and on leg, Babar Azam tucks it through square leg for single. He is rotating strike well here.
38.2
4
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
FOUR! Azam is scoring freely here. This is a half-volley and on off, Babar Azam once again uses his feet well and drills it through extra covers for a boundary.
38.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Flighted on off, turning in, Babar Azam blocks it out.
End Of The Over 38 : 124/2
5 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 437.2
  • 037.3
  • 137.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
M. Rizwan
15 (27)
B. Azam
43 (61)
P. Jayasuriya
18-2-68-1
37.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up full and on off, Mohammad Rizwan comes down the track and drives it towards mid off.
37.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Pushed through quicker and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan knocks it to the leg side.
37.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Flatter and down the leg, Babar Azam flicks it through square leg for one.
37.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Lands this short and on middle, Babar Azam stays back and blocks it onto the ground.
Not quite sure what happened there but Babar Azam seems to be struggling with his fitness a bit. On replay, we can see that while turning for another run, he pulled up and the physio is out to take a look. Currently, Babar is on the ground and the physio is just stretching his hamstring. Babar is back on his feet and we are ready to continue.
37.2
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
FOUR! Great placement by Azam here. This is tossed up full and on off, Babar Azam moves across and gets to the pitch of the ball, he just strokes it towards the deep mid-wicket fence. Angelo Mathews gives chase but cannot stop it from going into the boundary.
37.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Flighted delivery on off, Babar Azam drives it but straight to covers.
End Of The Over 37 : 119/2
7 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 436.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
B. Azam
38 (57)
M. Rizwan
15 (25)
R. Mendis
13-2-42-1
36.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Floated full and on off, Babar Azam moves across and works it past the diving short mid-wicket fielder for a run.
36.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
On middle, blocked out.
36.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and on the leg stump, tunring away, Mohammad Rizwan flicks it through square leg for a single.
36.3
4
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Poor line from Mendis. This is darted down the leg, Mohammad Rizwan goes down and paddles it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
36.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Flighted on middle, Mohammad Rizwan blocks it of his back foot.
36.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Floated on off, Babar Azam leans on and pushes it to covers for one.
End Of The Over 36 : 112/2
5 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 435.5
  • 035.6
M. Rizwan
10 (22)
B. Azam
36 (54)
P. Jayasuriya
17-2-63-1
35.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Slightly short and on off, Mohammad Rizwan makes room and cuts it but straight to covers. This was there to be hit.
35.5
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Rizwan finds the gap this time. This is again tossed up full and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan dances down the track and smashes it past the bowler towards the long on fence for a boundary.
35.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Low full toss and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan drives it to mid on.
There is a slight drizzle at the moment and there are a few dark clouds hovering over the ground. The groundstaff are also on their toes, ready to sprint onto the field incase of a shower. These are ominous signs for Sri Lanka who are trying hard to level the series.
35.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated full and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan uses his feet and drills it back to the bowler who makes a half stop.
35.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up full and on middle and leg, Mohammad Rizwan knocks it to the leg side.
35.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Shorter and around off, Babar Azam stays back and slaps it to short mid-wicket for a quick single.
End Of The Over 35 : 107/2
0 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
M. Rizwan
6 (17)
B. Azam
35 (53)
R. Mendis
12-2-35-1
34.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, angling down leg. Rizwan flicks it to fine leg. Another maiden for Mendis this morning.
34.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Full again, on the pads, Rizwan tucks it past short leg.
34.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, full and on middle. Rizwan stays back and blocks it to the leg side.
34.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, on middle and leg. Rizwan blocks it to mid-wicket.
34.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
This one spins in from around off. Rizwan goes back and tries to flick it away but it goes off his pads to leg slip.
34.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, outside off. Rizwan leans forward and hits it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 34 : 107/2
6 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 433.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
B. Azam
35 (53)
M. Rizwan
6 (11)
P. Jayasuriya
16-2-58-1
33.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
A probing over by Prabath Jayasuriya comes to an end! It is fuller, on the pads, Azam nudges it to mid-wicket.
33.5
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, on the pads Mohammad Rizwan clips it to the right of mid on and crosses for a single.
33.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
Just short! This is slower through the air and on off, turning away a bit, Mohammad Rizwan leans on to block it but the ball takes the outside edge and falls just short of the second slip.
33.3
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Lovely hit! This is tossed up full and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan goes down and sweeps it hard towards the deep square leg fence. The fielder there gets beaten by the turn of the ball and it races away for a boundary.
33.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Floated on off, Babar Azam comes down the track and tucks it away to  mid-wicket for a run.
33.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
The onfield umpire has raised his finger. Sri Lankan players are ecstatic here and think they have got the main man here. Although, Azam thinks otherwise and takes the review. Coming to the delivery. It is looped up, around off. It grips and turns into the pads. Babar Azam tries to flick it away but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Prabath Jayasuriya appeals and the umpire agrees. The review though works in Pakistan's favour as the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is missing the wickets as it is going down leg. The umpire is forced to overturn his original decision. Babar Azam survives. Can he make the most of his reprieve?
End Of The Over 33 : 101/2
4 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 332.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
M. Rizwan
1 (8)
B. Azam
34 (50)
R. Mendis
11-1-35-1
32.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, outside off. Rizwan comes down the track and works it to mid on. He sees the ball going straight to the fielder and denies the single.
32.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, on thye pads, flicked to square leg.
32.4
3
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Good length, on off. Azam stays back and punches it through the gap at covers. They take three.
32.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
It is looped up, full and around leg, turning away down leg. Babar Azam tries to tuck it away but misses. It brushes his pads and goes to the right of leg slip. The fielder catches the ball with a dive to his right, although the umpire shows no interest.
32.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Fuller, around off. Azam strides forward and eases it back to the bowler.
32.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
This one bounces a bit more off the deck with some turn. It comes in from around off. Mohammad Rizwan goes back and flicks it to mid-wicket for one/
End Of The Over 32 : 97/2
0 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
B. Azam
31 (47)
M. Rizwan
0 (5)
P. Jayasuriya
15-2-52-1
31.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Very good over from Prabath Jayasuriya. He gets his second maiden of the innings. It is full and on off. Azam drives it gently to covers but not in the gap.
31.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Outside off, blocked out to cover.
31.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Fuller, around off, Azam presses forward and blocks it into the deck.
31.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on off. Azam blocks it out back to the bowler on the front foot.
31.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Flatter one, outside off. Azam cuts it hard to point but straight to the fielder.
31.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Tossed up outside off, Babar Azam uses his feet and pushes it to short covers.
End Of The Over 31 : 97/2
0 Runs
  • W30.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
M. Rizwan
0 (5)
B. Azam
31 (41)
R. Mendis
10-1-31-1
30.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
It is on middle and leg, Rizwan blocks it to short leg. Ramesh Mendis starts his spell with a wicket-maiden.
30.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller, on middle, Rizwan tucks it to mid-wicket,
30.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle and leg, Rizwan blocks it out watchfully.
30.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
This one is angled down leg. Mohammad Rizwan stays back and pads it out.
30.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Mohammad Rizwan
Darted on the pads, Mohammad Rizwan tucks it to the leg side.
Mohammad Rizwan comes out to the middle now.
30.1
W
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Ramesh Mendis comes into the attack and strikes on his very first delivery. Just the start Sri Lanka were after. It is slightly short, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq stays on the back foot and tries to cut it away. He only manages to get a bottom edge to the keeper. Niroshan Dickwella makes no mistake behind the sticks. Is this the opening Sri Lanka were after.
End Of The Over 30 : 97/1
6 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 129.3
  • 329.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
Imam
49 (89)
B. Azam
31 (41)
P. Jayasuriya
14-1-52-1
29.6
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
29.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, defended out.
29.4
3
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Almost carried! Nonetheless it is tough chance to be honest. This one comes in with the arm but slower. It turns away off the deck. Babar Azam tries to defend it out but misses. The ball takes the outside edge, although it does not carry as it isn't played with hard hands. Dhananjaya de Silva, at first slip dives to his right but the ball evades him. It races down to third man and the batters collect three.
29.3
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq uses his feet yet again, but this he drives it to long on for a single.
29.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Prabath Jayasuriya fires this into the pads. Imam-ul-Haq dances down the track, only to block it to the leg side.
29.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
This one comes in with the angle, around off. Azam drives it gently towards cover for a single.
Prabath Jayasuriya (13-1-46-1) to share the attack with Asitha Fernando.
End Of The Over 29 : 91/1
2 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 128.3
  • 028.4
  • 028.5
  • 028.6
Imam
47 (85)
B. Azam
27 (39)
A. Fernando
4-1-8-0
28.6
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Three dots in a row to end the over! It is a length ball, on off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out watchfully.
28.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length, outside off, angled across the left-hander. Imam-ul-Haq watches it sail past him.
28.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Full length, on off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out watchfully.
28.3
1
Asitha Fernando To Babar Azam
Another single now! A length ball, on off. Azam stays back and nudges it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
28.2
1
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball, on the pads, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to square leg and crosses for a single.
28.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
RIght on the money! Asitha Fernando serves it on a length, around off. This one stays low off the deck. Imam-ul-Haq tries to block it off his back foot but gets it to the keeper off the toe-end.
The morning session is set to begin. Both the umpire make their way on the field. Followed by Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq who walk out with their blades. Sri Lanka are seen to be in a huddle before they spread out on the field. It will be Asitha Fernando to start with the ball.
PITCH REPORT - Russel Arnold says that there is nothing much to report new here as it is still dry. There was overnight rain but the groundstaff has managed to keep it dry, although there are a few scratches. He adds that the batters will feel confident to survive on it as it has slowed down and it will be slightly easier to negotiate spin.
Chris Silverwood, the head coach of Sri Lanka is in for a chat.. He says they cannot predict the weather, but all they though about how quick can they bowl out Pakistan and though accordingly. Mentions, the bowlers need to maintain their lines and lengths. Adds that it is a basic rule but still holds a lot of importance. Says that DDS wanted to score runs and get into his groove and this one was a timely innings under immense pressure. Adds that the side is progressing really well and seems to be on the right track. Ends by syaing it is a real privilege for him to be here in this position.
For Pakistan, the equation is pretty simple, as it would be a bit too much to expect the batters to chase down a steep target in a single day. Pakistan will be aiming to build solid stands in the middle and bat throughout the day to win the series. It won't be an easy task though, against a talented bowling side of Sri Lanka, who impressed in the first innings, and they will be backing themselves to do something similar. Can Sri Lanka pick up early wickets in the morning session? Or will Pakistan remain unscathed till Lunch? Stick around to find out how things pan out.
Hello and a warm welcome to the final day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The hosts have their noses clearly in front in this race, although things surely did not go as they would've envisioned them. They need 9 wickets to level the series.
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
Right then, a lot of overs have been lost on Day 4, around 25 overs in total and that will certainly have a prominent impact on the outcome of the game. The game seems to be heading towards a draw from the offset but Sri Lanka will believe that if they get Babar and Imam early on, then the middle order of Pakistan is quite fragile. Pakistan though will be determined to make use of the help they have been given by the conditions and see the day out. Join us for a riveting final day and the first ball will be bowled at 9.45 am IST (4.15 am GMT). Our build-up though will begin much sooner. Cheers!
Pakistan have been second best throughout this game but what they did in the fourth innings of the previous game has helped them here too. The opposition had to bat for a prolonged period of time because of the mental advantage that Pakistan had and the visitors themselves have so far batted pretty well in the chase. Skipper Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq are the two batters in good nick and they will be feeling if they negotiate the morning session on Day 5 well, they can draw the game and seal the series victory.
Sri Lanka opted not to declare at Lunch and then played for some more time after the interval and this additional time taken in declaration might cost them dearly. The hosts managed to pick up only one wicket in the afternoon session and with just six overs being completed in the final session before the players had to go off, the Lankan bowlers haven't had much of a chance to make inroads before the end of Day 4. It will now require a big effort from their bowlers early on Day 5 to have a chance of getting the win.
Unfortunately, the scenes from the ground show that after bad light stopped play, there was a massive dark cloud hovering over the ground and Stumps have been officially called. Day 4 has provided many twists and turns in the game and whilst the opening session belonged to Sri Lanka, at the moment, a draw looks the likeliest of outcomes. The hosts were cruising early in the day but given what happened in the last game, they had to ensure they got a lead of over 500 runs in order to shut down Pakistan from having a sniff of winning the game but that has backfired.
UPDATE 4.20 pm IST (10.50 am GMT) - Still no official word from the ground. Given play was stopped around this time last evening, Stumps looming large at the moment. And if that happens, then Pakistan will be breathing a huge sigh of relief but the hosts will just get more and more frustrated by it. Stay tuned for further updates.
The two umpires are in a discussion now and the Pakistani batters are already walking towards the pavilion. After the long discussion, the umpires decide that it is time to go off! Pakistan have been aided by bad light and Sri Lanka will be kicking themselves at the moment. For now, the play has been suspended due to bad light. Also, the covers are on too as there is a chance of a shower as well. Stay tuned for further updates.
End Of The Over 28 : 89/1
2 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
Imam
46 (80)
B. Azam
26 (38)
D. Wellalage
1-0-2-0
27.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly shorter and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq goes on his back foot and tucks it through square leg for one. The batters are indicating to the umpire that it is becoming difficult to sight the ball now.
27.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted on middle and off, Imam-ul-Haq strides forward and defends it.
27.4
1
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Floated full and on off, Babar Azam pushes it through covers for one.
27.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
On middle again, fuller, Babar Azam again is solid in his defense.
27.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Tossed up on middle, Babar Azam leans on and defend it on the front foot.
27.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Babar Azam
Dunith Wellalage starts with a floated delivery and on middle, Babar Azam pushes it towards short mid on.
End Of The Over 27 : 87/1
2 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 026.4
  • 226.5
  • 026.6
Imam
45 (78)
B. Azam
25 (34)
R. Mendis
9-0-31-0
26.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
That is more like it for Mendis. He bowls this quicker through the air and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq blocks it out well.
26.5
2
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
A bit short and outsideoff, Imam-ul-Haq punches it of his back foot through covers for a brace.
The groundstaff is standing by! The light has dipped and the covers might come on anytime here now. This is not the sight Sri Lanka would have wanted to see right now. The bionic glasses are out for Kumar Dharmasena and yesterday when the play was stopped, the reading on the light-meter was 5.7 and it is pretty close to that right now as well. For now atleast, the play will go on.
26.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Darts this one on middle and leg, Imam-ul-Haq inside edge this past short leg.
26.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
On middle, blocked out.
26.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up short around off, turning away and with a bit of bounce, Imam-ul-Haq stays back and blocks it out.
26.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Sharp turn! This is slower through the air and on off, turning away sharply, Imam-ul-Haq lets it go to the keeper.
End Of The Over 26 : 85/1
5 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 425.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
B. Azam
25 (34)
Imam
43 (72)
P. Jayasuriya
13-1-46-1
25.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On middle, blocked out.
25.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Flighted full and around off, Babar Azam uses his feet and drives it firmly towards the right of short covers, Pathum Nissanka there makes a good diving stop.
25.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Floated on middle, Babar Azam blocks it onto the pitch.
25.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Shorter in length and outside off, Babar Azam makes room and guides it to point.
25.2
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nicely hit! This is tossed up full and on middle, Babar Azam skips down the track and smears it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
25.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it of his back foot towards fine leg for one.
End Of The Over 25 : 80/1
2 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
B. Azam
21 (29)
Imam
42 (71)
R. Mendis
8-0-29-0
24.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
It is angled into the pads, on a fuller length, Azam flicks it to short leg.
24.5
1
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq comes down the track and defends it to point. They cross for a single.
24.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
On the pads, tucked to square leg for a single.
24.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Fuller, sliding into off. Azam blocks it on his front foot.
24.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Flighted and full, on off. Azam defends it out watchfully.
24.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Fuller, down leg, Azam nudges it to short leg.
End Of The Over 24 : 78/1
5 Runs
  • 423.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
Imam
41 (70)
B. Azam
20 (24)
P. Jayasuriya
12-1-41-1
23.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it on his front foot.
23.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated delivery, full and on off. Imam-ul-Haq goes back and defends it to safety.
23.4
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Good length, outside off. Azam punches it to cover for a single.
23.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
This one keeps slightly low, full and on leg. Azam defends it on his front foot.
23.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Around off, blocked out.
23.1
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
FOUR! It had four written all over it. A short ball, outside off. Babar Azam is quick to get onto it. He goes back and cuts it hard though cover-point for a boundary.
Prabath Jayasuriya to continue with his slow left-armers from the other end.
End Of The Over 23 : 73/1
2 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 122.6
B. Azam
15 (20)
Imam
41 (68)
R. Mendis
7-0-27-0
22.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Darted on the pads, Azam goes back and tucks it to deep square leg for a single. Pakistan need 435 runs more.
22.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Floated and full, into the pads, Azam defends it out watchfully.
22.4
1
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, on the pads, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to square leg for a single.
22.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Loops it up this time, full and on off. Imam-ul-Haq presses forward to block it out.
22.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Touch short, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq plays it late to backward point.
22.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
It is flatter and on off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it back to the bowler with straight bat.
We are back for the final session on Day 4! The two umpires are out on the field and so are the Sri Lankan players. Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam are set to resume their stay at the crease. It will be Ramesh Mendis who will start proceedings with the ball after the interval.
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
Pakistan were pretty under-par with the ball in the second innings and even after having half the opposition out for just 117 runs, they failed to grab the opportunity to make inroads in the game. With the bat, so far Pakistan have been decent and have lost just one wicket but given the frailties in their middle order, a lot rides Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam, who has crossed 1000 Test runs as captain as both will be looking to not only make amends for the first innings but get their side safely into Day 5. The final session on Day 4 might prove to be an important one as it will set up the final day nicely. Join us at 3.15 pm IST (9.45 am GMT) to see if the hosts can tighten the screws on the opposition and close in on levelling the series.
Sri Lanka added on quick runs in the afternoon session as both Dhananjaya de Silva and Ramesh Mendis took on the bowlers and took the lead past 500 runs in no time. DDS though was run-out when it looked like there was a declaration coming and after the wicket, it did come. Asitha Fernando bowled well at the start and Sri Lanka produced a couple of half-chances but the pitch still looks decent for batting and the spinners have remained largely ineffective. The marathon man, Prabath Jayasuriya did get an important breakthrough and the hosts will now look to pick up a few more wickets before the end of Day 4.
The post-Lunch session on Day 4 has proved to be pretty even, to be honest, but the hosts are still well and truly on top as the opposition still needs 437 runs to win. Pakistan though have done well to keep the Lankan bowlers at bay for most of the session and are scoring briskly.
End Of The Over 22 : 71/1
10 Runs
  • 621.1
  • 121.2
  • 121.3
  • 221.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
B. Azam
14 (18)
Imam
40 (64)
P. Jayasuriya
11-1-36-1
21.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on off. Azam defends it out on his front foot. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4.
21.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Around off, blocked out.
21.4
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Fuller, on middle and leg. Babar Azam wrists it past mid on. The call is for two and they get two.
21.3
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
A single now as this is flicked through mid-wicket.
21.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Excellent piece of fielding. It is full, outside off. Azam drives it crisply to the left of extra cover. Dunith Wellalage sprints to that side and keeps it down to one.
21.1
6
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
SIX! BANG! Babar Azam getting into his groove now. It is short and on off. Azam stays back and smokes it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
End Of The Over 21 : 61/1
4 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 420.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
Imam
39 (63)
B. Azam
5 (13)
R. Mendis
6-0-25-0
20.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
A huge appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved. It lands on outside off, grips and turns in off the surface. Imam-ul-Haq strides forward to defend it out, but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Ramesh Mendis thinks he has got his man and makes a loud appeal. The umpire shows no interest. Later, Dhananjaya de Silva indicates that it is edged.
20.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it on his front foot.
20.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Full, on off, blocked back to the bowler.
20.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
It is much fuller, on off, turning away with some extra bounce. Imam-ul-Haq stays back to block it out but misses.
20.2
4
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Top shot! It is touch short, wide outside off. Imam-ul-Haq waits for it and cuts it through backward point for a boundary.
20.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
It is short and on off. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 20 : 57/1
5 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 219.4
  • 219.5
  • 019.6
B. Azam
5 (13)
Imam
35 (57)
P. Jayasuriya
10-1-26-1
19.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Flighted and full, on off. Azam defends it out to mid off.
19.5
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Outside off yet again. Azam reaches out and drives it through covers on the front foot for two runs.
19.4
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Floated and full, outside off. Babar Azam opens the face of the bat and drives it through extra cover. They run two.
19.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On off, defended out.
19.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
This one is sliding into the pads. Azam tucks it to the leg side.
19.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Full delivery, on off. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 19 : 52/1
1 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 118.6
Imam
34 (56)
B. Azam
1 (8)
R. Mendis
5-0-21-0
18.6
1
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
It is quicker and full, on off. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to mid on for an easy single.
18.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Looped up, on off, defended on the front foot.
18.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Touch short, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it late to backward point.
18.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Ramesh Mendis tossed it up, full and on off. Imam-ul-Haq gets on his front foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq blocks this full delivery to point.
18.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it on his front foot.
End Of The Over 18 : 51/1
1 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
B. Azam
1 (8)
Imam
33 (50)
P. Jayasuriya
9-1-21-1
17.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Fuller, on the pads, Azam flicks it to mid-wicket. So, just a single off the over.
17.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On the pads, tucked to the leg side.
17.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
Floated and full, outside off. Azam presses forward and blocks it back to the bowler.
17.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
It is full and on off. Azam hit it hard to mid on but finds the fielder.
17.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Babar Azam
On off, blocked out.
17.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller, on off, Imam-ul-Haq works it to long on for one.
End Of The Over 17 : 50/1
8 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 216.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
B. Azam
1 (3)
Imam
32 (49)
R. Mendis
4-0-20-0
16.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, outside off, this one holds its line. Babar Azam tries to play for the turn but is comprehensively beaten.
16.5
1
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and down leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to square leg for a single. 50 is up for Pakistan.
16.4
2
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Not a good follow-up delivery. It is full, angled down leg, Imam-ul-Haq clips it to fine leg for a brace.
16.3
4
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Imam-ul-Haq taking the charge here, although he gets very lucky. It is full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq comes down the track and throws his bat at it. He looks to whack it down the track but it goes over the slip fielder off the outside edge and races away to the third man boundary.
16.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Fuller, wide outside off. Babar Azam drives it to covers for a single.
16.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Babar Azam
Looped up, full and outside off, turning in off the surface. Babar Azam gets on his front foot and blocks it to the leg side off the inner half.
The skipper, Babar Azam walks in at number 3.
End Of The Over 16 : 42/1
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • W15.6
A. Shafique
16 (51)
Imam
25 (46)
P. Jayasuriya
8-1-20-1
15.6
W
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Prabath Jayasuriya gets the breakthrough and sends Abdullah Shafique back to the hut. This is tossed up on middle, Abdullah Shafique dances down the track to loft it over mid on, against the turn but the bat turns in his hand and he mistimes it. The ball goes high in the air and over wide of mid off, Dunith Wellalage runs back and sideways from mid off and takes an abosulte stunning catch over his shoulders, making sure he holds onto the ball when he hits the ground. Shafique will be very disappointed with that shot.
15.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, blocked out.
15.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted on middle, Abdullah Shafique makes room and uses his feet but drives it straight to mid off.
15.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Floated on middle, angling in, Abdullah Shafique knocks it with his inner half to short leg.
15.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly short and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq tucks it from his back foot through square leg for one.
15.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up full and on off, Imam-ul-Haq leans on and blocks it to the right of the bowler.
End Of The Over 15 : 41/0
1 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
A. Shafique
16 (47)
Imam
24 (44)
R. Mendis
3-0-12-0
14.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on off, it is driven to mid on. A dot ball though.
14.5
1
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
A single now as this is worked down to mid on.
14.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
It is full, around middle and leg, this one skids through. Imam-ul-Haq's forward defense is beaten. He gets rapped on the pads. Ramesh Mendis appeals but the umpire denies. Going down leg.
14.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
This is outside off, Imam-ul-Haq cuts it to point but straight to the fielder.
14.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Mendis serves it short, on off. Imam-ul-Haq remains solid in his defense.
14.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
This is on the stumps. Imam-ul-Haq defends it out.
End Of The Over 14 : 40/0
0 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
A. Shafique
16 (46)
Imam
23 (39)
P. Jayasuriya
7-1-19-0
13.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
On off, defended out. A maiden for Prabath Jayasuriya. His first one of the innings.
13.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Floated and full, around off, skidding on. Abdullah Shafique gets it past short leg off the inner half.
13.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
This drifts into the pads, on a full length. Abdullah Shafique gets on his front foot and defends it to the right of the bowler off the inner half.
13.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller, sliding into the pads. Abdullah Shafique presses forward and blocks it out.
13.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
This is full and on the stumps. Abdullah Shafique blocks it out watchfully.
13.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Fuller, on middle and leg, Abdullah Shafique comes down the track and flicks it to square leg.
End Of The Over 13 : 40/0
3 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
A. Shafique
16 (40)
Imam
23 (39)
de Silva
2-0-4-0
12.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abdullah Shafique
This is full, outside off. Abdullah Shafique punches it through covers for a single.
12.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique defends it out.
12.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abdullah Shafique
Around off, blocked out.
12.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on fourth stump, Abdullah Shafique blocks it away.
12.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off. Imam-ul-Haq comes down the track and looks to flick it away. It goes to the off side off the leading edge. They take one.
12.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up, full and at the stumps. Abdullah Shafique hits it down to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 37/0
2 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 211.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
Imam
22 (38)
A. Shafique
14 (35)
P. Jayasuriya
6-0-19-0
11.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it out.
11.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on off, blocked out.
11.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Beautiful delivery! There is a huge appeal for stumping and the square leg umpire takes it upstairs. It is tossed up, outside off, and holds its line this time. Imam-ul-Haq stride forward to defend it out but does so inside the line. The ball zips past the outside edge. Niroshan Dickwella gathers the ball and is quick to clip the bails off. They appeal and the third umpire comes into play now. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. There is a small spike though but it is when the bat brushes the pads. The replays later show that Imam-ul-Haq had his back leg grounded and the final decision is not out.
11.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Much fuller, around off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it watchfully.
11.2
2
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
It is flatter and full, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it late towards third man. They take two before the fielder cuts it out.
11.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
A loopy ball, outside off, turning in a touch. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 11 : 35/0
1 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
Imam
20 (32)
A. Shafique
14 (35)
de Silva
1-0-1-0
10.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
Darted on the pads, Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to square leg for a single.
10.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on off, blocked out watchfully.
10.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off, defended on the front foot.
10.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
This is angled into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to short leg. The fielder collects the ball and throws it at the stumps. Although Imam-ul-Haq had his back foot on the ground.
10.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, blocked out on the front foot.
10.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted and full, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leans in and drives it uppishly towards covers. He does not go through with his shot and hence it does not carry
End Of The Over 10 : 34/0
1 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
A. Shafique
14 (35)
Imam
19 (26)
P. Jayasuriya
5-0-17-0
9.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
On the shorter side, turning into the pads, Abdullah Shafique hops back and dabs it down towards short leg.
9.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Flighted, around off, Shafique pushes it towards cover.
9.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
On middle, kept out by Shafique.
9.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Shafique tries to use his feet but Prabath Jayasuriya darts this one in. Shafique adjust well and keeps it out on the off side.
9.2
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, full and on middle, this is flicked away well in front of square on the leg side for a single.
9.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, Imam blocks it out.
A slight delay here. The umpire is having a bit of conversation with both the Pakistani batters in respect with a bit of time wasting.
End Of The Over 9 : 33/0
3 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 38.5
  • 08.6
A. Shafique
14 (31)
Imam
18 (24)
R. Mendis
2-0-11-0
8.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Abdullah Shafique
Pushed through quicker on the leg stump, Abdullah Shafique stays back and knocks it to short leg.
8.5
3
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Good running between the wickets here. This is drifted down the leg, Imam-ul-Haq whips it towards deep square leg while being slightly off balance. He times it really well and gets three runs.
8.4
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
On off, kept out.
8.3
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Clever from Mendis. Imam-ul-Haq tries to use his feet again, Mendis sees this and pulls his length back a bit and on off, Imam-ul-Haq manages to block it.
8.2
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Darts this one full and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq skips down and drives it to short mid-wicket.
8.1
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated full and on off, Imam-ul-Haq uses his fee but does not get to the pitch of it, defends it out in the end.
End Of The Over 8 : 30/0
4 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 47.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
A. Shafique
14 (30)
Imam
15 (19)
P. Jayasuriya
4-0-16-0
7.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on middle, Abdullah Shafique comes forward and defends it to the off side.
7.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Pushed through quicker and on off, Abdullah Shafique gets behind the line of it and blocks it out.
7.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
A bit short and on middle, Abdullah Shafique stays back and knocks it to the leg side.
7.3
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up full and on off, Abdullah Shafique leans on and blocks it to the off side.
7.2
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Good shot! This is slightly over pitched around off, Abdullah Shafique dances down the track and drills it through extra covers for a boundary.
7.1
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
On middle , blocked out.
End Of The Over 7 : 26/0
8 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 46.3
  • 26.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
Imam
15 (19)
A. Shafique
10 (24)
R. Mendis
1-0-8-0
6.6
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Quciker and flatter on middle, Imam-ul-Haq is solid in his defence.
6.5
0
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Better from Mendis. This is slower and full, on middle, Imam-ul-Haq strides forward and defends it well.
6.4
2
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Mendis needs to correct his length here. This is short again and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq tucks it away through mid-wicket for a brace.
6.3
4
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Poor from Mendis. He bowls this short again and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq punches it off his back foot past backward point for a boundary. There was a slight hesitation from the fielder there and he cannot stop it.
6.2
1
Ramesh Mendis To Abdullah Shafique
Slightly short and on off, Abdullah Shafique stays back and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
6.1
1
Ramesh Mendis To Imam-ul-Haq
Ramesh Mendis starts with a short delivery and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq cuts it through cover-point for one.
Spin from both ends now as Ramesh Mendis comes on to bowl.
End Of The Over 6 : 18/0
5 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
A. Shafique
9 (23)
Imam
8 (14)
P. Jayasuriya
3-0-12-0
5.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Tossed up on middle and leg, Abdullah Shafique blocks it out.
5.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Floated full and on middle, Abdullah Shafique uses his feet and drills it to the right of the bowler where Prabath Jayasuriya makes a half stop.
5.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
On off, kept out.
5.3
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Half a chance! This is flatter and quicker down the leg, Abdullah Shafique flicks it and the ball goes just past the diving leg slip fielder and towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
5.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Floated on off, Abdullah Shafique gets to the pitch of it and pushes it back to the bowler.
5.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up around off, Imam-ul-Haq steps out and eases it past short mid-wicket and towards long on for one.
End Of The Over 5 : 13/0
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
Imam
7 (13)
A. Shafique
5 (18)
A. Fernando
3-1-6-0
4.6
1
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
On the pads, this is flicked away to fine leg for a single.
4.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length, on middle and leg, Imam nudges it onto the leg side.
4.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and straight, Imam digs it out towards cover-point.
4.3
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
Keeps it around the top of off, Imam defends it towards short cover.
4.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
back of a length, over middle, Imam-ul-Haq gets behind the line of the ball to make the block.
4.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Imam-ul-Haq
On a good length, a bit of width on offer, Imam hangs back and taps it towards point.
End Of The Over 4 : 12/0
5 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
A. Shafique
5 (18)
Imam
6 (7)
P. Jayasuriya
2-0-7-0
3.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Flatter and around off, kept out on the off side.
3.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
PEACH! Prabath Jayasuriya with a ripper of a delivery, nicely flighted, full and on off stump. The ball just grips and turns away sharply, leaving Shafique completely bamboozled.
3.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Holds it back a touch and drifts it onto middle and leg, Shafique blocks it out.
3.3
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
A tad shorter and on the pads, Imam goes on the back foot and turns it past square leg for a single.
3.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted, around off, Imam blocks it out.
3.1
4
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Some positive intent now from Imam-ul-Haq. This is tossed up on middle, Imam dances down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
End Of The Over 3 : 7/0
5 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 1 NB2.5
  • 02.5
  • 42.6
A. Shafique
5 (15)
Imam
1 (4)
A. Fernando
2-1-5-0
2.6
4
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
FOUR! Short and punished! Asitha Fernando goes for another short ball but this one sits up nicely around leg stump, Abdullah Shafique swivels and pulls it powerfully into the backward square leg fence. That will ease Shafique's nerves a bit.
2.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Full and on off, pushed back firmly towards the bowler.
2.5
nb
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
TAKEN! Oh, wait! It's a no ball! Asitha Fernando has committed the cardinal sin and Abdullah Shafique is left off the hook. This is shorter and on the body, Shafique awkwardly tries to fend it away but ends up playing it uppishly to the right of short leg. The fielder over there shows great reflexes to grab it but it doesn't matter. On watching the replay, the catch too might have not been a clean one but for now Shafique will continue his stay. Well, Asitha Fernando does not have to blame himself, as the replays show that the ball had bouced before going into the palms of short leg fielder. Although, it wasn't a clean replay. It looks like most of it would've come down on the soft signal.
2.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Excellent from Fernando, touching 140 KPH now and hitting the bat hard. On off, Shafique manages to keep it out on the off side.
2.3
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Length this time, on off, Shafique defends it late and with soft hands as well.
2.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
hard length, around off, Shafique looks to defend off the front foot and once again gets an inside edge that goes down towards short leg.
2.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Fernando with a really well-directed bumper now. Over middle and leg and with some good heat behind it. Abdullah Shafique does well to duck under it in time.
End Of The Over 2 : 2/0
2 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
Imam
1 (4)
A. Shafique
1 (8)
P. Jayasuriya
1-0-2-0
1.6
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Loops it up a bit and delivers it around middle and off, Imam-ul-Haq presses forward to defend.
1.5
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Turning it in from around off, defended off the front foot.
1.4
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, Imam keeps it out.
1.3
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
This one comes on with the arm. On off and angling in sharply, Shafique gets an inside edge past the man at first slip and gets off the mark with a single, also survives a pair in the process.
1.2
0
Prabath Jayasuriya To Abdullah Shafique
Better from the bowler. Gives it a lot more air and bowls it fuller around off, Shafique makes a watchful block.
1.1
1
Prabath Jayasuriya To Imam-ul-Haq
Prabath Jayasuriya starts off with a loosener and Imam-ul-Haq is off the mark right away. This is shorter and outside off, Imam taps it off the back foot through point for a single and with that Pakistan are underway in the chase.
It will be Prabath Jayasuriya to share the new ball.
End Of The Over 1 : 0/0
0 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
A. Shafique
0 (6)
Imam
0 (0)
A. Fernando
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
A maiden to start with from Asitha Fernando! Pitches it up on off, Shafique makes yet another solid block off the front foot.
0.5
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
A bit of aggression from Asitha Fernando, bangs it in over leg stump with the ball angling further down leg. Shafique manages to duck under it.
0.4
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Angles this one in a bit fuller and onto middle and leg, Shafique presents a dead bat at it.
0.3
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
A touch fuller, keeping it around off and there's movement again. This time there's a solid block off the front foot by Shafique.
0.2
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Around the top of off, Shafique looks to just stick out his blade and defend it out but gets a thick inside edge. Luckily for him, the ball goes back on to hit the pads and not the stumps.
0.1
0
Asitha Fernando To Abdullah Shafique
Fernando starts off with a gentle-paced delivery, full and outside off, with a hint of swing into the right-hander. Abdullah Shafique shoulders arms at it.
Match Info
  • Venue Galle International Stadium, Galle
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 246 runs
  • Player of the Match Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Player of the Series Prabath Jayasuriya
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
  • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 315/6 in 86.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (84.6 ovs): PAK against N Dickwella (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 3, PAK: 2)
  • Sri Lanka 300/6 in 81.6 overs
  • N Dickwella dropped on 24 by B Azam in 81.4 overs
  • New ball taken: Sri Lanka 286/5 in 80.4 overs
  • Sri Lanka 251/4 in 72.2 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 248/4 in 72.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 70 balls between D Chandimal (34) and de Silva (15)
  • D Chandimal 24th Test fifty: 50 runs in 99 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 203/4 in 62.5 overs
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 181/3 in 53.0 overs
  • A Matthews dropped on 36 by B Azam in 51.5 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 99 balls between A Matthews (22) and D Chandimal (26)
  • Sri Lanka 153/3 in 40.5 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 148/3 in 40.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 100/2 in 24.5 overs
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 96/2 in 23.2 overs
  • O Fernando 7th Test fifty: 50 runs in 69 balls (4x4) (3x6)
  • O Fernando completes 1000 runs in Test
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 53 off 94 balls between O Fernando (26) and D Karunaratne (17)
  • Sri Lanka 53/0 in 14.5 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 36/0 in 12.0 overs
  • Angelo Mathews playing his 100th Test match
  • Dunith Wellalage makes his Test debut for Sri Lanka
  • Stumps: Pakistan 191/7 in 69.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (26.2 ovs): Y shah against SL (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, PAK: 2)
  • A Salman maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 93 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 152/6 in 53.0 overs
  • Pakistan 152/6 in 52.4 overs
  • Tea: Pakistan 111/4 in 36.0 overs
  • Pakistan 102/4 in 33.2 overs
  • Pakistan 88/4: M Rizwan lbw b R Mendis 24(35)
  • Referral 2 (26.2 ovs): M Rizwan against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, PAK: 2)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 66/3 in 20.0 overs
  • Pakistan 51/2 in 14.3 overs
  • Lunch: Pakistan 15/1 in 5.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (1.2 ovs): B Azam against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, PAK: 3)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 378/10 in 103.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (98.2 ovs): R Mendis against PAK (LBW) Successful (SL: 3, PAK: 1)
  • Referral 3 (97.5 ovs): PAK against A Fernando (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 3, PAK: 1)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 353/9 in 96.6 overs
  • Sri Lanka 353/9: P Jayasuriya lbw b Y Shah 8(17)
  • Referral 2 (96.6 ovs): PAK against P Jayasuriya (LBW) Successful (SL: 3, PAK: 2)
  • Sri Lanka 350/8 in 96.4 overs
  • N Dickwella 22nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 52 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Stumps: Sri Lanka 176/5 in 50.0 overs
  • Bad Light: Sri Lanka 176/5 in 50.0 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 176/5 in 50.0 overs
  • 6th wicket partnership: 50 off 69 balls between D Karunaratne (14) and de Silva (28)
  • Sri Lanka 151/5 in 42.1 overs
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 109/4 in 33.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 100/4: A Mathews c B Azam b A Salman 35(62)
  • Referral 2 (4.5 ovs): PAK against A Mathews (Caught) Successful (SL: 3, PAK: 2)
  • Sri Lanka 100/3 in 29.4 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 63/3 in 18.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 11.1 overs
  • K Mendis dropped on 9 by B Azam in 10.4 overs
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 22/0 in 5.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (4.5 ovs): PAK against O Fernando (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 3, PAK: 2)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 231/10 in 88.1 overs
  • Ramesh Mendis 3rd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/47 (21.1)
  • Pakistan 231/10: Y shah lbw b R Mendis 26(97)
  • Referral 6 (87.3 ovs): Y Shah against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 5 (87.3 ovs): SL against N Shah (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2)
  • N Ali dropped on 0 by K Mendis in 85.3 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 223/8 in 83.4 overs
  • Referral 4 (81.2 ovs): SL against H Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • New ball taken: Pakistan 210/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Pakistan 203/7 in 75.6 overs
  • Stumps: Pakistan 89/1 in 28.0 overs
  • Bad Light: Pakistan 89/1 in 28.0 overs
  • Tea: Pakistan 71/1 in 22.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/1 in 16.5 overs
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 360/8 Dec. in 91.5 overs
  • Referral 6 (91.3 ovs): PAK against R Mendis (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 3, PAK: 1) (Retained)
  • Sri Lanka 352/7 in 90.3 overs
  • New ball taken: Sri Lanka 344/7 in 90.1 overs
  • 8th wicket partnership: 50 off 83 balls between de Silva (30) and R Mendis (19)
  • de Silva 9th Test hundred: 102 runs in 159 balls (16x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 300/7 in 82.0 overs
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 297/7 in 81.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 251/5 in 69.5 overs
  • de Silva 11th Test fifty: 52 runs in 102 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 228/5 in 66.0 overs
  • D Karunaratne Test fifty: 50 runs in 97 balls (2x4) (0x6)
  • 6th wicket partnership: 103 off 175 balls between D Karunaratne (43) and de Silva (46)
  • Referral 4 (61.2 ovs): PAK against D Karunaratne (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 3, PAK: 1)
  • Referral 3 (59.1 ovs): PAK against D Karunaratne (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 3, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Sri Lanka 203/5 in 58.5 overs
  • Dimuth Karunaratne completes 6000 runs in Test
  • Pakistan 250/9 in 72.6 overs
  • P Jayasuriya 4th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/110 (29.5)
  • Pakistan 205/5: B Azam lbw b P Jayasuriya 81(146)
  • Referral 3 (65.32 ovs): B Azam against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, PAK: 2)
  • Pakistan 203/5 in 64.4 overs
  • B Azam dropped on 78 by de Silva in 63.2 overs
  • Lunch: Pakistan 188/8 in 59.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (55.2 ovs): SL against B Azam (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, PAK: 3)
  • Pakistan 150/2 in 46.0 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 89 balls between B Azam (23) and M Rizwan (27)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 137/2 in 42.3 overs
  • B Azam 22nd Test fifty: 50 runs in 71 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Referral 1 (33.1 ovs): B Azam against SL (LBW) Successful (SL: 3, PAK: 3)
  • Pakistan 101/2 in 32.5 overs
  • 2nd wicket partnership: 50 off 79 balls between Imam-ul-Haq (22) and Babar Azam (28)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Dinesh Chandimal SL27190.33
Babar Azam PAK27167.75
Abdullah Shafique PAK18963.00
Dhananjaya de Silva SL17644.00
Oshada Fernando SL16842.00
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Prabath Jayasuriya SL172.51
Ramesh Mendis SL122.75
Mohammad Nawaz PAK103.52
Yasir Shah PAK93.77
Naseem Shah PAK73.52

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