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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Match Summary

PAK vs SL, 2017 - Test Summary

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
422&114 (47.4)
419&138
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 21 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Rangana Herath
SL 419/10
Bat Top Batsmen
155 (372)
  • 14x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 41.66SR
93 (205)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 45.36SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
PAK 422/10
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (226)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 37.61SR
76 (161)
  • 7x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 47.20SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
40
OVERS
93/5
R/W
22
OVERS
42/2
R/W
SL 138/10
Bat Top Batsmen
40 (76)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 52.63SR
25 (87)
  • 0x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 28.73SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 1.88
27
OVERS
51/5
R/W
PAK 114/10
Bat Top Batsmen
34 (69)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 49.27SR
20 (44)
  • 0x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 45.45SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
21.4
OVERS
43/6
R/W
18
OVERS
46/3
R/W
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That brings us to the close of a thrilling encounter! This is the lowest total successfully defended by Sri Lanka in Tests. This will be a morale-boosting victory for the visitors after suffering a whitewash against India at home. On the other hand, the hosts didn't perform badly but failed to stand tall when it mattered the most. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Join us for the second and final Test (Day/Night) on the 6th of October in Dubai at 1530 local time (1130 GMT) to catch all the action! Goodbye and take care!
Sri Lankan skipper, Dinesh Chandimal, says that they are over the moon and waited for this win. Credits the players, team management and selectors for the hard work. Admits that it was difficult to stay in the middle in the given conditions and opines that biding time is important in such conditions. Lauds Niroshan Dickwella and Dimuth Karunaratne. Opines that the former was instrumental in getting them to the 140-run mark, as they believed that it was a defendable score. Appreciates his bowlers for their efforts in defending the total.
Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, says winning and losing is a part of the game. Admits he is disappointed. Further adds there are issues which they will have to look into and resolve. Reckons it was just a matter of one partnership and they would have won the match. Mentions the new ball was seaming around and there was also bite from the wicket which troubled both the teams. Credits Haris Sohail for his performance on Test debut. Ends by saying they will try and make a comeback in the next game.
Man of the Match, Rangana Herath, says he has played more Tests against Pakistan, hence perhaps, he has got more wickets against them. He feels happy to get to 400 wickets and credits his family, team, support staff and everybody who backed him. About pressure he reckons that there isn't much pressure on him and it's just about turning out and playing the game. Ends by saying that the surface was helpful on the last two days which helped him.
In their second innings, Sri Lanka lost their top order very cheaply. On the fifth day morning, they collapsed on a crumbling wicket apart from the resistance from the pair of Dickwella and Sandakan. Yasir Shah was in his elements, ending up with a fifer. Niroshan Dickwella was the only one who played street smart cricket to set a challenging target for the home side. It was not going to be an easy task and the tourists were absolutely brilliant. Facing Herath proved to be a nightmare for Pakistan. The experienced campaigner ran through the opposition's batting line-up, taking his 9th 10-fer en route to his 400 Test wickets and his team's memorable victory. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Earlier, Sri Lanka posted a huge 419 on the board courtesy a terrific century from Chandimal and also vital contributions from Karunaratne and Dickwella. In reply, Pakistan responded confidently. The top order flourished. The foundation had been set. Sohail, the debutant cashed in, scoring a half century. He shepherded the lower order to perfection thereby giving his side a 3-run lead.
What a cracker of a game! Sri Lanka have held their nerves to come out on top. How fitting it is that the wily old customer, Rangana Herath is at the thick of it. Defending 135 deserves a lot of credit, even though the track was offering substantial turn and bounce. The spin bowling of Herath and Perera did the trick for the visitors. The Pakistani batsmen were left hapless and kept on falling like a pack of cards. Apart from the gritty 42-run stand between Haris Sohail and Sarfraz Ahmed, the hosts surrendered rather meekly.
47.4
W
Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas OUT!
OUT! Wicket no. 400 in Tests for Rangana Herath and SRI LANKA WIN BY 21 RUNS AND GO ONE UP IN THE SERIES! And the celebrations resume in the Sri Lankan dressing room. Herath fires in an arm ball around off, Abbas looks to cut it but is a tad late on that shot. Ends up missing the ball and he gets rapped on the back pad right in front of the stumps. Herath begins his celebration and umpire Nigel Llong upholds that by raising the dreaded finger. Abbas opts to take it upstairs. Replays confirm that there's no bat involved. Hawk Eye returns three reds. Thus the on-field call stays! The wily old fox aptly shuts off the game with his 11th scalp.
Abbas is given out LBW. It looks plumb to the naked eye yet he opts for the review. Maybe he does so as these are the final moments of the game.
47.3
0
Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
This is speared in line of the stumps, Mohammad defends it from the crease.
47.2
0
Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
Loopy delivery around middle and leg, he gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal follows, only to be turned down.
47.1
0
Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
Tosses it up in line of the stumps, Abbas blocks it from within the crease.
Over 47 : 114/9
3 Runs
    Y. Shah
    6 (29)
    M. Abbas
    0 (4)
    D. Perera
    18-4-46-3
    46.6
    0
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    Tossed up on off, Shah leans forward and blocks it to short leg.
    46.5
    0
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    Shah skips down the track and hammers it to Perera. Anything can happen from here.
    46.4
    2
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    Tossed up outside off, Shah drives it sweetly through covers for a couple. The crowd is behind the home side.
    46.4
    nb
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    What drama! Perera does everything right apart from overstepping. A heartbreaking moment for the whole of Sri Lanka. Floated on middle, drifting towards the pads. Shah looks to keep it out but gets it off the inner half of the bat towards Mendis at short leg. The youngster dives full length to his right and takes a stunner. He runs in joy and poses for the camera. The replays show that he has overstepped. The Lankans have to cut short their celebrations and have to resume with their bowling! The shoulders droop for the visitors. How costly will this be?
    Is it a no ball? The umpires are checking for the front foot and Perera seems to have overstepped. What a moment, what a time to do so! Sri Lanka's joy seems to be short-lived.
    46.3
    0
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    Uses his feet and works it off the inner half to mid-wicket.
    46.2
    0
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    Tossed up outside off, pushed off the front foot to covers.
    46.1
    0
    Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
    Coming in with the arm, Shah looks to play it across but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Stifled shout for an LBW turned down.
    Over 46 : 111/9
    2 Runs
      M. Abbas
      0 (4)
      Y. Shah
      4 (22)
      R. Herath
      21-4-43-5
      45.6
      0
      Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
      Floated outside off, pushed past silly point.
      45.5
      0
      Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
      Floated outside off, kept out watchfully.
      45.4
      0
      Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
      Ripper! Quick on middle and turns away sharply. Abbas looks to defend it but is beaten all ends up.
      45.3
      0
      Rangana Herath To Mohammad Abbas
      Tossed up around off, Abbas tries to defend it but misses. The first slip fielder takes it and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. The replays show that the noise was of the bat hitting the pad.
      Mohammad Abbas is the last man in.
      45.2
      W
      Rangana Herath To Mohammad Amir OUT!
      OUT! Rangi, you beauty! 9th 10-wicket haul for Rangana Herath, this is also his 100th Test wicket against Pakistan, the most for any bowler! He has turned the match upside down. Tosses this one nicely outside off and gets it to spin in substantially out of the rough. Amir prods forward, feels he has it covered but the judgement is not good. He has left a big gap between his bat and pad and the ball goes through that to knock the stumps over.
      45.1
      2
      Rangana Herath To Mohammad Amir
      Floated outside off, Amir comes forward and taps it past first slip. Karunaratne hares after it and keeps it down to a couple.
      Over 45 : 109/8
      0 Runs
        Y. Shah
        4 (22)
        M. Amir
        7 (16)
        D. Perera
        17-3-43-3
        44.6
        0
        Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
        Quicker on off, blocked nicely.
        44.5
        0
        Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
        Lunges forward to the tossed up delivery again and blocks it.
        44.4
        0
        Dilruwan Perera To Yasir Shah
        Floated delivery, defended off the front foot.
        Match Info
        • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
        • Weather Sunny
        • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to bat
        • Result Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 21 runs
        • Player of the Match Rangana Herath
        • Umpire Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Nigel Llong (ENG) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)
        • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
        Match Notes
        • Stumps: Sri Lanka 227/4 in 90.0 overs
        • Referral 4 (87.4 ovs) PAK against D Chandimal (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 0, SL: 2)
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 98 balls between D Chandimal (22) and N Dickwella (27)
        • Sri Lanka 204/4 in 84.1 overs
        • Referral 3 (83.5 ovs) D Chandimal against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 1, SL: 2)
        • New ball taken: Sri Lanka 194/4 in 82.2 overs
        • D Chandimal 13th Test fifty: 50 runs in 154 balls (5x4) (0x6)
        • Referral 2 (75.4 ovs) PAK against N Dickwella (Caught) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, SL: 2)
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 164/4 in 74.0 overs
        • Referral 1 (69.4 ovs) PAK against N Dickwella (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SL: 2)
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 100 off 235 balls between D Karunaratne (61) and D Chandimal (37)
        • Sri Lanka 154/3 in 62.3 overs
        • Tea: Sri Lanka 143/3 in 59.0 overs
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 126 balls between D Karunaratne (30) and D Chandimal (20)
        • Sri Lanka 100/3 in 47.2 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 97/3 in 45.0 overs
        • D Karunaratne 13th Test fifty: 50 runs in 114 balls (2x4) (0x6)
        • Lunch: Sri Lanka 61/3 in 28.1 overs
        • Sri Lanka 53/2 in 25.3 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 31/0 in 15.0 overs
        • Stumps: Pakistan 64/0 in 23.0 overs
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 94 balls between S Masood (27) and S Aslam (22)
        • Pakistan 50/0 in 15.4 overs
        • Drinks: Pakistan 29/0 in 11.0 overs
        • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 419/10 in 154.5 overs
        • Tea: Sri Lanka 403/7 in 151.0 overs
        • D Chandimal: 151 runs in 356 balls (14x4) (0x6)
        • Sri Lanka 400/7 in 149.3 overs
        • Sri Lanka 396/7: Rangana Herath c Babar Azam b Yasir Shah 4(10)
        • Referral 8 (148.2 ovs) R Herath against PAK (Caught) Unsuccessful (PAK: 0, SL: 0)
        • Sri Lanka 387/6: D Perera lbw b Haris Sohail 33(117)
        • Referral 7 (145.3 ovs) D Perera against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 0, SL: 1)
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 368/5 in 139.0 overs
        • Sri Lanka 350/5 in 136.3 overs
        • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 121 balls between D Chandimal (39) and D Perera (11)
        • Lunch: Sri Lanka 322/5 in 123.0 overs
        • Referral 6 (119.6 ovs) D Perera against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 0, SL: 2)
        • D Chandimal 9th Test Hundred: 101 runs in 273 balls (11x4) (0x6)
        • Referral 5 (114.2 ovs) D Perera against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 0, SL: 2)
        • Sri Lanka 301/5 in 113.4 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 277/4 in 107.0 overs
        • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 195 balls between D Chandimal (32) and N Dickwella (66)
        • Sri Lanka 250/4 in 97.1 overs
        • N Dickwella 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 67 balls (6x4) (1x6)
        • Stumps: Pakistan 266/4 in 112.4 overs
        • Pakistan 250/3 in 101.3 overs
        • 4th wkt Partnership: 53 off 93 balls between A Ali (35) and B Azam (15)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 231/3 in 97.0 overs
        • A Ali 26th Test fifty: 51 runs in 139 balls (1x4) (0x6)
        • Pakistan 203/3 in 87.4 overs
        • Tea: Pakistan 194/2 in 83.0 overs
        • New ball taken: Pakistan 192/2 in 82.1 overs
        • Azhar Ali completes 5000 runs in Test
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 52 off 154 balls between A Ali (24) and A Shafiq (24)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 154/2 in 68.0 overs
        • Pakistan 153/2 in 66.5 overs
        • Lunch: Pakistan 121/2 in 53.0 overs
        • Referral 2 (44.4 ovs) A Ali against SL (LBW) Successful (PAK: 2, SL: 2)
        • Pakistan 114/1: S Aslam lbw b D Perera 51(130)
        • Referral 1 (44.2 ovs) SL against S Aslam (LBW) Successful (PAK: 2, SL: 2)
        • S Aslam 7th Test fifty: 50 runs in 126 balls (4x4) (0x6)
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 221 balls between S Masood (53) and S Aslam (43)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 100/0 in 37.0 overs
        • Pakistan 100/0 in 36.4 overs
        • S Masood dropped on 51 by D Karunaratne in 35.6 overs
        • S Masood 3rd Test fifty: 51 runs in 110 balls (6x4) (0x6)
        • Stumps: Sri Lanka 69/4 in 40.0 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 51/3 in 27.0 overs
        • Sri Lanka 51/2 in 24.3 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 28/1 in 14.0 overs
        • Tea: Pakistan 422/10 in 162.3 overs
        • Innings Break: Pakistan 422/10 in 162.3 overs
        • New ball taken: Pakistan 422/9 in 162.0 overs
        • Referral 3 (133.4 ovs) SL against M Abbas (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 408/9 in 154.0 overs
        • Pakistan 402/9 in 151.5 overs
        • Rangana Herath 32nd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/93 (36.0)
        • H Sohail Maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 105 balls (4x4) (1x6)
        • Pakistan 355/8 in 143.3 overs
        • Lunch: Pakistan 340/8 in 140.0 overs
        • Referral 2 (133.4 ovs) M Amir against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 313/5 in 127.0 overs
        • Pakistan 303/5 in 125.4 overs
        • Referral 1 (121.2 ovs) SL against A Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2)
        • Rangana Herath 33rd Test 5-wicket haul: 5/43 (20.2)
        • Referral 3 (43.1 ovs) SL against Y Shah (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 0, PAK: 2)
        • Pakistan 100/7 in 38.3 overs
        • Tea: Pakistan 67/5 in 29.0 overs
        • Referral 2 (24.4 ovs) SL against Sarfraz Ahmed (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2)
        • Pakistan 50/5 in 23.3 overs
        • Drinks: Pakistan 26/3 in 15.0 overs
        • Referral 1 (13.3 ovs) SL against A Shafiq (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, PAK: 2)
        • Lunch: Sri Lanka 138/10 in 66.5 overs
        • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 138/10 in 66.5 overs
        • Yasir Shah 12th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/51 (27.0)
        • N Dickwella dropped on 35 by A Shafiq in 64.2 overs
        • Sri Lanka 110/7: D Perera lbw b Y Shah 6(21)
        • Referral 5 (55.4 ovs) N Dickwella against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SL: 1)
        • D Perera dropped on 6 by A Shafiq in 54.3 overs
        • Drinks: Sri Lanka 100/6 in 54.0 overs
        • Sri Lanka 100/6 in 53.5 overs
        • Sri Lanka 73/5: K Mendis lbw b M Abbas 18(72)
        • Referral 4 (42.6 ovs) K Mendis against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SL: 2)
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