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Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (Test)

2nd Test | 19 December, 2019 | National Stadium, Karachi

212 / 10 Overs62.5 R/R3.37 Fours28 Sixes0 Extras3

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Lahiru Kumara 0 1 0 0
  • Pakistan though, will wait anxiously. They have got nothing on the international FTP, till July 2020 and will be waiting on Bangladesh's confirmation. Talks are in place for the yesteryears' 'East Pakistan' to tour this nation. Will they agree? For Pakistan's sake, let us hope they do. That is all we have for you right now. International cricket in Asia ends for this year. Hope you enjoyed it. Looking forward to an exciting 2020. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Right. That ends a historic tour of Pakistan by Sri Lanka. Really commendable of them for agreeing to tour the nation and this might just encourage other sides to come here. They will be disappointed but do not have time to dwell on too much on this defeat. Because if this was tough, their next challenge is even tougher. The tour of India which comprises of 3 T20Is. All the best to them to begin 2020 on a good note.
  • A special moment. Azhar Ali takes the trophy in his hands but he has barely moved a couple of paces before the entire team charges out towards him! They want that trophy. A win in front of your home crowd. The real home. No wonder they are beaming. Congratulations! They are now third in the ICC World Test Championship, earning 80 points but are way behind Australia and India.
  • Victorious Pakistan captain, Azhar Ali, is beaming. Thanks the almighty and agrees that they needed this win. Thanks the Sri Lankans from the bottom of his heart for travelling to Pakistan and further says that the Lankans have no idea about the happiness given by them to Pakistan cricket fans by this gesture. Coming over to this series, Azhar says that it has been a tough passage of time in the recent past but they wanted to start their home season well. Feels satisfied with this result. On exciting talents in Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah, Ali is awed by their skill, especially their ability to learn the art of fast bowling very quickly. Praises all the fast bowlers for coming hard in the first innings after the batsmen got bowled out for 191. Then, he comes to the openers in the second innings, for setting the tone and taking the game away from Sri Lanka. But also finds words of praise for Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq for fighting hard in the first innings. On Pakistan bouncing back in the second innings, Azhar says that is the job of the team management - keep the team calm under pressure - which was done and the effect showed. On his own return to form, Ali is happy to have finally got a big innings after a long time and hopes to carry on this form. On the summary of the two Tests, Azhar wants to take this confidence into away series. Praises the bowlers because no one had an idea how to bowl on Pakistan wickets but adjusting well and quickly. Hopes to build on this confidence now. Thanks the security agencies for their excellent work and also the crowd for turning up in large numbers.
  • Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, manages a smile. Believes that his team dominated on the first two days but then credits Azhar Ali and his side for putting the pressure back on them. Stresses that patience is the key in Tests and that is where Pakistan outplayed them. On the lead of 80 not being good enough, Karunaratne does not agree. He feels it was good enough at that time but then laments the runs given away in the second innings, that too, at a quick rate. Agrees that they got dominated over the last three days. Asked for positives, Dimuth points out to Oshada Fernando's mental toughness with his century, then Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella and Lahiru Kumara. Wants the others to lift their level up like these four. Thanks the crowd for turning in large numbers and praises the security offered to the players. Hopes to come back to Pakistan again to play cricket.
  • ABID ALI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH AND SERIES. Big impact in the first Test. Thanks the almighty for helping him earn this respect. Admits that his hard work in domestic cricket has reaped rich dividends in this historic game. Calls this as a proud moment for him and his family and thanks all his supporters. On his batting confidence, Ali says that he has self-belief and keeps working and staying positive. Adds that he also tries to help others and also tries to improve on his shot selection and work on small technical glitches. On the failure in Australia but doing well here, Abid says that even though the team lost Down Under, they practiced hard and kept trying, believing in one another. Points that to the reason behind this win. Thanks the crowd for turning up here and also in Rawalpindi.
  • Abid Ali is being given a memento by Zaheer Abbas for becoming the first male cricketer to score centuries on ODI and Test debuts. Terrific feat.
  • Positives for Sri Lanka - well, the pace bowling in the first innings and Embuldeniya's line and length. Then Dinesh Chandimal's solid innings with the bat. But no consistency in the second dig, apart from Niroshan Dickwella and Oshada Fernando. Pakistan's happiness would be with the fact that two youngsters picked up 5-fers in each innings - Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah. Who gets the Man Of The Match though? Here comes the presentation...
  • A Test match or any format for that matter, is all about taking the opportunities. Sri Lanka had the chance to finish the game on Day 3 itself. They had 14 overs to bowl under fading light on Friday evening (Day 2) but that wicketless passage gave terrific confidence to the hosts. Pakistan grabbed THAT moment. Perhaps at that stage, the Lankans took it lightly. They expected the pitch to offer sideways and lateral movement, including spin but were not consistent at all. Pakistan, on the other hand, knew they had their backs to the wall and had no way to go but ahead. And they went. On and on and on they went. For 131 overs, with the top 4 scoring centuries. Then in the final innings, when Sri Lanka were pushed into a corner, the visitors cowed away.
  • What was different from the two sides? The approach. In the first dig, Pakistan were nervous and Sri Lanka pounced. But once the home side got over its nerves, they pounced back. It was that moment where the Lankans failed. They had lesser discipline as compared to Pakistan and got a lead of only 80. Yes. Only 80, in hindsight. But at that time, it seemed it was good enough.
  • 16 balls. That is all the Test match lasted on Day 5. A 16-year old has brought smiles to millions of faces in Pakistan. Not sure this was present on the first two days when the hosts folded for 191 and then conceded a lead of 80. But the second innings batting was simply too magnanimous.
  • Shan Masood is now having a chat with Bazid Khan. On this win, Masood says that the team had a chat before this series and everyone was disappointed with the Adelaide loss. Stresses that everyone had to contribute if the team had to win and feels satisfied that every member of the playing XI contributed in some way or the other. On nervousness about playing an international game for the first time in Pakistan, Masood says that it did reflect in their first innings with the bat but as soon as it sinked in and they settled into it, they came back and performed collectively as a unit. On his opening stand with Abid Ali, Shan says that he and Abid have played a lot of domestic cricket for Islamabad and hence both are familiar with each other. Further says that the talk of the dressing room was to score big which was missing in Australia, apart from Babar Azam. Is happy that 4 batsmen could contribute big. On him being the 'local' lad, Masood smiles and says that he has played for numerous sides so he finds it difficult to choose which region he belongs to. Ends by saying that they will be looking at this break, spend time with their families and then gear up for the next series, which would be Bangladesh (if they agree to come) as they know they have a few important ones lined up.
  • Bazid Khan is interviewing Waqar Younis. Pakistan's bowling coach says that when he played cricket, it was much different then. But this one, is much emotional, as Test cricket has returned to Pakistan after 10 years. Admits that the entire dressing room had the feeling that it would end quickly this morning and is thankful to the almighty for everything. On Naseem Shah's impressive bowling, Younis honestly feels that these are very early days for the youngster. Lauds him, the management and the selectors but wants to wait and see how the lad develops. Is happy that Shaheen Afridi did well and Mohammad Abbas got back to form. Stresses that in the past, Karachi has always been favourable to pacers. Wants more Tests to be played at home and believes that this unit will take Pakistan cricket a long way. On being asked to compare this series with the ones in the Middle East, Waqar says that it is totally different by using the phrase, 'Home is Home'.
  • 62.5OUT! LBW! Dead plumb and that is it. The game ends. PAKISTAN WIN BY 263 RUNS! A perfect delivery to a tail-ender, very full, almost a yorker, right in line of the stumps. Vishwa looks to get his bat down to dig it out but misses it totally. The ball hits the pads and Naseem screams in joy. The umpire agrees and not surprisingly, Fernando takes the review, since it is the last wicket. Ball Tracker just delays the inevitable as it shows the ball to be crashing into the middle stump. NASEEM BECOMES THE YOUNGEST TO A TEST 5-FER!
  • End of the match! Vishwa Fernando looks gone. Adjudged LBW but he has taken the review. Seems plumb in the replay. And Ball Tracker confirms. Congratulations Pakistan!
  • 62.4Action replay of the previous delivery. Only this time, the batsman did not move much.
  • 62.3Full and outside off, Vishwa backs away and then tries to put bat on ball needlessly. Almost nicks it behind.
  • 62.2ALMOST THE END! A length ball, in line of the stumps, Vishwa backs away and then looks to defend. Is squared up as the ball moves away but somehow, the cherry goes over the off stump!
  • 62.1A length ball around leg, Vishwa backs away, looks to tuck it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the body.
  • 61.6Full and around middle, watchfully defended. 212/9
  • Lahiru Kumara is the last man in.
  • 61.5OUT! That is a very good catch by Asad Shafiq and the last recognized Sri Lankan batsman is gone! Yasir strikes but this is more due to the fielder. Landed outside off, Oshada goes back and looks to be a bit cheeky, attempting to run this down to third man. The ball travels quickly but Asad Shafiq at first slip reacts swiftly to pouch it! Oshada departs without doing much this morning. End of a good knock though.
  • 61.4Full and around middle, pushed towards the bowler.
  • 61.3That is a ripper. Appreciable turn and bounce. Pitched around off, OF looks to defend but the ball pitches and then zips away off the seam to beat the outside edge.
  • 61.2Floated once more, driven straight to mid off.
  • 61.1Full and outside off, spinning away, Oshada looks to drive but misses.
  • Yasir Shah to bowl from the other end. 19-2-84-1 so far.
  • 60.6Landed outside off, on a length, Fernando plays inside the line and gets beaten. 212/8
  • 60.5Another length ball outside off, Vishwa backs away and just swishes his bat but misses.
  • 60.4Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 60.3Oohh... almost a hat-trick! A length ball, right in line of the stumps, Vishwa backs away and looks like he is going to be cleaned up. But at the last moment, he gets his bat down and blocks it in front of short mid-wicket!
  • Vishwa Fernando comes in at number 10, replacing Embuldeniya. It is the HAT-TRICK BALL! Three slips, one gully, a leg slip, a leg gully, a silly mid off, a silly mid on and a short leg. What a field!
  • 60.2OUT! There is glove involved and Embuldeniya is caught behind! Good review from Azhar Ali and a terrific snorter from Naseem. Boy, is he pumped up straight away. A short ball to a tail-ender. Right at the body. How does one play that? We have no idea. Neither did Embuldeniya. Pitched around leg stump, Lasith just tries to fend without looking at the ball. The ball rises steeply and goes off something to the keeper. Rizwan straightaway starts to celebrate and so does Naseem but then they realize that Embuldeniya is not going anywhere as he has not been given out. Now, Naseem appeals. But umpire Joel Wilson shakes his head. Azhar Ali comes down towards his bowler, discusses with his mates and then signals the 'T'. Nothing conclusive from the replays but then Ultra Edge detects glove. Sensational bowling.
  • Caught behind? Drama on the first ball of the morning. Naseem is confident that Embuldeniya has gloved this to the keeper. Umpire Joel Wilson has not given it out though. A confident Naseem has urged his skipper to take the review and Azhar Ali signals the 'T'. Ultra Edge detects glove!
  • The players are out in the middle. Pakistan team gets into a huddle outside the boundary. LASITH EMBULDENIYA has joined Oshada Fernando in the middle. Now, the hosts spread out. Naseem to continue his over from Day 4. Here we go...
  • Niroshan Dickwella is having a chat with Roshan Abeysinghe. On his knock last evening, Dikka says that he had a chat with Oshada Fernando and made a plan. Stresses that first he played defensively but missed a couple of balls. Then, he adds that he chose to attack. Feels unfortunate that he got out after the century stand but believes that reverse sweep is his strength and he will not stop playing anything which is his strength. Honestly says that the match went away from Sri Lanka on Day 3 and if someone from his team had batted strongly, they might not have been in this situation. On what different they could have done in the second innings with the ball, Niroshan says that they could have maintained more consistency and intensity.
  • From Pakistan's point of view, they will hope that the young Naseem Shah gets a 5-fer. He has bowled exceptionally well and the way he setup Dilruwan Perera shows the matured head on his young shoulders. He will be raring to bowl fast this morning and clean this up in a jiffy.
  • Since Day 2 evening, it has all been Pakistan. Sunday was no different. Barring that one fightback from Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella, there was nothing much from Sri Lanka. They trail by a mammoth 263 runs and even if they stave off 64 off those, it will be an achievement, considering that only 3 wickets are left.
  • That time when you feel should we even go to the ground? Should we even switch on the television sets? Shall we just wait for the inevitable update to come which will read Pakistan win the game? With due respect to Sri Lanka, does not seem like there will be any fightback coming this morning. 3 wickets remaining and they might just hope to delay what is going to be the eventual result. Will we even get an hour of play? Hello and a warm welcome to the final day of Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan.
  • ... DAY 5 ...
  • What is remaining for Sri Lanka in this Test match? Just hope that there is some solid fight shown. But sadly, there are no batting pairs left. Oshada Fernando is the only recognized batsman remaining and given that three tail-enders are to come, this might not last even 30 minutes on Day 5. Join us at 10 am local (0500 GMT) for the final rites of the match and series. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Excellent bowling from Pakistan. On a track where the Lankans toiled and toiled and toiled, struggling to pick wickets for over 2 days, they managed to eke out the edges and got the scalps. Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi showed that pace matters as the Lankans were caught hopping in the crease. The 16-year old Naseem will be hoping he gets at least two out of the remaining three wickets, if not all three, for his maiden Test 5-for.
  • Another day which has belonged to the hosts. They stamped their authority right from the first ball of Day 4 and hammered 160 runs in the opening session. Then, to everyone's surprise, they declared during the Lunch break, catching everyone off guard. The result of that was having the Lankans 5 down for 97 but a rearguard 104-run stand between Dickwella and Oshada has taken this into the fifth day.
  • One has got to feel for Niroshan Dickwella and Oshada Fernando. The duo did well to almost see off the entire session but with 13 minutes left in the day's play, Dickwella fell and in the final over, Dilruwan perished. Sri Lanka may not have had a realistic chance of winning this but had they got both Oshada and Dickwella in on Monday, they might have made a better attempt in making Pakistan earn their win.
  • 60.1OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! A wicket and that will be it for the day! Naseem gets his third and Pakistan are just 3 wickets away from a win. Although, they will need to come on Day 5 to earn that. A typical tail-ender's dismissal. 'Oh dear. He hit me in the previous ball. Will he fire a bouncer now? It is a bit dark.' Naseem reads all of these. He smartly bowls a length ball, which is slightly wide outside off. What is so smart about that, do you ask? Mind games. Perera is in two minds whether to play or leave and since this is on a length, thinks he can play. Pushes at the wide one and edges it behind. Naseem is jubilant. What a setup to the tail-ender. STUMPS ON DAY 4!
  • 59.6A beauty to end the over. A length ball outside off, OF looks to defend but the ball shapes away and beats the outside edge. 212/6
  • 59.5Outside off, left alone.
  • 59.4Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a couple.
  • 59.3EDGED, FOUR! MAIDEN TEST TON FOR OSHADA! Not the best way to get it but he will not mind. A length ball outside off, Fernando looks to guide it to third man but the ball takes the outside edge and runs wide of third slip to the third man fence!
  • 59.2Full and outside off, watchfully played out.
  • 59.1Full and outside off, angling away, left alone.
  • Shaheen Afridi to bowl again. Might just get only one over. 13-3-45-1 so far.
  • 58.6A short ball, down the leg side, Perera just ducks out of harm's way. 206/6
  • 58.5Good thinking ball. Sensing that the batsman might expect a short ball, Naseem goes for the yorker. But DP digs it out.
  • Dilruwan Perera has called for the physio. Not surprising. Just 8 minutes left in the day's play. The umpires get together in the meanwhile. The magic spray comes out now. The light is definitely fading.
  • 58.4OUCH! That has hurt. A length ball, around middle, Perera looks to tuck it to the leg side but the ball kicks off suddenly, takes the glove and shoots in the air. Babar Azam comes running in from third slip but the ball lands just in front.
  • 58.3Around off, solidly defended.
  • 58.2FOUR! Off the edge. But why isn't a third slip in place? Full and outside off, Dilruwan reaches out to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, through the vacant third slip region to the third man fence.
  • 58.1Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • 57.6Outside off, let through. Once again, a part-timer strikes for Pakistan. 202/6
  • 57.5Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 57.4Full and on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • Dilruwan Perera walks in at number 8, replacing Dickwella.
  • 57.3OUT! BOWLED! Ahhh... you live by the sword and you die by it. The reverse sweep has been Dickwella's strength and that brings about his downfall as well. Full and outside off, Niroshan looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball comes in with the angle, misses the bat and hits the leg stump! Just 27 balls left in the day, or 13 minutes left in the day's play and an entertaining 104-run stand has been broken. Really looks like Dickwella has got carried away. Rizwan was chirping behind the stumps for the last 30 minutes, saying 'ANNA HARI! ANNA HARI!' and even chuckling as Dickwella was responding to that. But sadly for the Lankan, the banter has resulted in his dismissal.
  • 57.2On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 57.1Full and around middle, watchfully defended.
  • 56.6Landed outside off, coming in with the angle, Dickwella gets a big stride and shoulders arms. 200/5
  • 56.5Around off, tucked through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 56.4OVERTHROW. Landed outside off, Oshada taps it towards cover and sets off for a quick single. Babar Azam gets across from gully and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Shan Masood from square leg dives to his right but misses. The second is taken as the ball goes to fine leg.
  • 56.3Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 56.2100-RUN STAND IS UP! Excellent fightback. Landed outside off, tapped through point for a single.
  • 56.1FOUR! Stand and deliver! A length ball outside off, Dickwella comes forward and just pushes this. No power. The ball races off the bat, well past mid off, to the fence!
  • Naseem Shah returns for one final burst. 9-3-19-2 so far.
  • 55.6An LBW shout, but plenty of doubt. Not out. Full and around leg stump, Fernando lunges to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Sohail and Rizwan appeal but neither is too sure. Was that going down leg? Was that spinning in to hit the stumps? Did that pitch in line? Azhar Ali has a chat with Rizwan but seeing the latter shake his head, does not take the review. 192/5
  • 55.5Full and around middle, watchfully pushed towards the bowler.
  • 55.4On middle, pushed through mid on for a single. Moves to 60.
  • 55.3Landed outside off, pushed to the off side.
  • 55.2Around middle, worked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 55.1FOUR! Dickwella continues to be innovative. Full and around leg, Niroshan gets down and reverse sweeps it through the covers!
  • 54.6Around off, nicely blocked towards mid on. 187/5
  • 54.5Full and outside off, pushed away from his body towards cover.
  • 54.4Around off, just in the corridor of uncertainty, but solidly blocked out.
  • 54.3Down the leg side, Oshada looks to flick but misses.
  • 54.2Full and around off, defended solidly.
  • 54.1Landed outside off, steered through point for a single. The stand moves to 90.
  • 53.6Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a single. 186/5
  • 53.5The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • 53.4Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 53.3Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 53.2Down the leg side, flick shot missed. Is hit on the pads.
  • 53.1Full and around middle, driven back to the bowler.
  • Haris Sohail time.
  • 52.6Down the leg side, nudged towards fine leg for a single. 185/5
  • 52.5Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 52.4Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 52.3Well outside off, left alone.
  • 52.2Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 52.1HALF CENTURY FOR NIROSHAN DICKWELLA! What a terrific innings. Just when his team needed it. Gets there with a punch through the covers. Three runs taken.
  • 51.6The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 180/5
  • 51.5TOP EDGE, FOUR! Full and outside off, Dickwella looks to play the reverse sweep but there is extra bounce which induces a top edge. However, there is no slip in place and the ball goes towards the third man fence. Afridi tracks it down from backward point but cannot get there in time.
  • 51.4Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 51.3Oohhh... tentative again. Landed outside off, Oshada looks to run it down to third man but then looks to withdraw his bat. Is late and gets beaten.
  • 51.2Full and around middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 51.1Outside off, punched off the back foot again.
  • 50.6Outside off, punched off the back foot. 173/5
  • 50.5Full and straight, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 50.4A length ball, around middle, angling down, Oshada misses his flick and is hit on the pads.
  • 50.3Ahhh... nervous 90s. A length ball outside off, Oshada looks to flay it through the line but misses. No feet movement.
  • 50.2Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 50.1A length ball outside off, Oshada gets across and defends.
  • 49.6The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. 173/5
  • 49.5Tossed up outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 49.4Full on middle, driven back to the bowler.
  • 49.3How did that miss the leg stump? Almost a giveaway from Niroshan. Full and around leg stump, ND looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball pitches and then turns, just missing the leg stump!
  • 49.2FOUR! GLORIOUS! Who needs singles? Full and around off, Dickwella leans and drives it through the covers!
  • The reverse sweep is being protected. Point is being pushed back to the fence. There is a short third man and a mid off. But no one in between. Singles for the taking.
  • 49.1Full on middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. Oshada moves to 90 now.
  • 48.6Full and around off, well blocked out. 168/5
  • 48.5Outside off, left alone.
  • 48.4FOUR! Nicely played. On a length outside off, Dickwella punches this on the up through point and scores a boundary! The stand moves to 71. Niroshan moves to 40.
  • 48.3Full and around off, solidly defended.
  • A bit of a banter. Abbas comes charging in, (That's debatable) but Dickwella bails out at the last moment. Abbas is not happy and gives a mouthful to Dickwella. The latter is smiling and says that he got distracted. Something behind the sightscreen.
  • 48.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 48.1Around off, coming in, tucked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 47.6Short and outside off, dabbed to backward point. 164/5
  • 47.5Around off, nicely defended with an open bat-face towards short extra cover.
  • 47.4Full and around off, OF lunges and defends watchfully.
  • 47.3FOUR! Cheeky! Landed outside off, Oshada deftly opens the face of his bat at the last moment and guides it past slip towards third man!
  • 47.2Around middle, worked through square leg for a single.
  • 47.1FOUR! Aerial but wide. Full and outside off, Dickwella gets down in a flash and reverse sweeps it uppishly, wide of a diving backward point. Into the fence goes the ball. The stand is worth 62.
  • 46.6Around off, watchfully defended. 155/5
  • Mid-wicket comes in.
  • 46.5FOUR! Nice shot. Middled this quite well. He is slowly and surely approaching his maiden Test century. Full and around middle, Oshada flicks it through square leg.
  • 46.4Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 46.3Full and around off, solidly blocked towards short extra cover.
  • 46.2Around off, tapped towards short mid-wicket.
  • 46.1Landed outside off, left alone.
  • Mohammad Abbas is back on. 7-1-19-1 so far.
  • 45.6Around middle and off, worked through square leg for a single. 151/5
  • 45.5A short ball, around off, spinning in, Dickwella looks to flick but the ball goes off his hips, between short leg and leg slip. A leg bye taken. 150 UP FOR SRI LANKA.
  • 45.4The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 45.3On middle and off, worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • 45.2Full and down the leg side, swept through square leg for a run.
  • 45.1Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a couple. 50-RUN STAND IS UP!
  • 44.6Full again on middle, Dickwella plays it to mid on. 145/5
  • 44.5Full delivery on off, Dickwella drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 44.4Good length delivery on off, Niroshan keeps it out.
  • 44.3FOUR! Third boundary in the over. On a good length on middle, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 44.2FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes over the slip region towards third man for a boundary.
  • 44.1FOUR! Cracking shot. Full delivery outside off, Dickwella drives it through point for a boundary.
  • Drinks Break!
  • 43.6Flighted delivery on off, Oshada blocks it off the front foot. 132/5
  • 43.5Tossed up delivery on leg, Fernando looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 43.4Loopy delivery on middle, Oshada tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 43.3Floated delivery on middle, Dickwella comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a run.
  • 43.2Flighted delivery outside off, Dickwella plays a reverse sweep through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 43.1Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 42.6Bowls it wide outside off, Niroshan shoulders arms to this one. 128/5
  • 42.5BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Niroshan looks to defend but misses it.
  • 42.4On a length on off, Fernando looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 42.3Short delivery on leg, Fernando looks to pull but misses it.
  • 42.2FOUR! Off the edge. On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to defend but the ball moves away and takes the outside edge. It goes past second slip towards third man for a boundary.
  • 42.1Around off, defended watchfully.
  • 41.6Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it through mid off. The batsmen take a run. 123/5
  • 41.5Loopy delivery on off, Fernando looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes towards the off side.
  • 41.4Floated delivery on off, Oshada keeps it out.
  • 41.3Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada blocks it off the back foot.
  • 41.2Flighted delivery on leg, Oshada looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 41.1DROPPED! Straight in, straight out. Full and around middle, Oshada plays the reverse sweep and it almost brings about his downfall. The ball takes the top edge and goes straight to backward point. However, Naseem Shah dives to his right and spills it.
  • 40.6On a length on middle, Fernando nudges it towards square leg for a single. 122/5
  • 40.5Good length delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the front foot.
  • 40.4On a good length on middle, Fernando looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 40.3Good length delivery outside off, Fernando again looks to guide but misses it.
  • 40.2Full delivery on middle, Fernando drives it to mid on.
  • 40.1On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper on one bounce.
  • 39.6Flighted delivery on off, Niroshan blocks it off the front foot. 121/5
  • 39.5Tossed up delivery on middle, Dickwella keeps it out.
  • 39.4Floated delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 39.3Loopy delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 39.2FOUR! Nice improvisation. Flighted delivery outside off, Dickwella plays a reverse sweep through point for a boundary.
  • 39.1Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Oshada flicks it towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single.
  • 38.6Full delivery on off, Dickwella drives it back towards the bowler. 114/5
  • 38.5On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards gully.
  • 38.4Good length delivery on middle, Dickwella keeps it out.
  • 38.3Again outside off, Niroshan leaves it alone.
  • 38.2Outside off, Dickwella offers no shot to this one.
  • 38.1BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to defend but misses it.
  • 37.6Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando sweeps it towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs. 114/5
  • 37.5Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando comes down the track and defends it.
  • 37.4Floated delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the front foot.
  • 37.3Tossed up delivery outside off, Dickwella sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 37.2Full delivery on leg, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 37.1Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • 36.6Outside off, punched straight to cover. 109/5
  • 36.5Full on middle, flicked through square leg for a couple.
  • 36.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 36.3Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 36.2Around off, defended from the crease.
  • 36.1Full and outside off, Oshada dead-bats it.
  • Shaheen Afridi returns. 8-2-24-1 so far.
  • 35.6FOUR! Flighted delivery on middle, Niroshan sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 107/5
  • 35.5Tossed up delivery on middle, Dickwella defends it off the front foot.
  • 35.4TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 35.3Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando blocks it off the back foot.
  • 35.2FOUR! Nicely swept! Floated delivery on middle and leg, Oshada sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 100 up for Sri Lanka.
  • 35.1Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
  • 34.6Full toss and outside off, Niroshan calmly leaves it alone. 98/5
  • 34.5Length delivery outside off, Dickwella pushes it towards point.
  • 34.4Bowls it down the leg side, Niroshan looks to go after it but misses it.
  • 34.3BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to play away from the body but misses it.
  • The hammer comes out again. And some sawdust. Naseem is not happy with his landing.
  • 34.2Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Dickwella looks to play the upper cut but decides against it. It goes safely towards the keeper.
  • 34.1Full delivery outside off, Fernando drives it through point for a single.
  • 33.6Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it to mid-wicket. 97/5
  • 33.5Tossed up on off, Niroshan drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 33.4Loopy delivery on middle, Dickwella flicks it towards the leg side.
  • 33.3Floated delivery on middle, Niroshan comes down the track and defends it.
  • 33.2Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella sweeps it towards square leg where the fielder does well to stop it.
  • 33.1Tossed up delivery on off, Dickwella defends it off the front foot.
  • 32.6Length delivery outside off, Fernando taps it to point. 97/5
  • 32.5On a good length on off, Oshada blocks it well.
  • 32.4BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Fernando looks to drive but misses it.
  • 32.3Good length delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
  • 32.2BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to cut but misses it.
  • 32.1Bowls a bouncer outside off, Fernando sways away from it.
  • 31.6Tossed up outside off, spinning in viciously, watchfully defended. 97/5
  • Niroshan Dickwella comes in at number 7, replacing Dhananjaya.
  • 31.5OUT! BOWLED! Pakistan are just 5 wickets away from winning the series. Flighted delivery on off, Dhananjaya looks to play for the turn but gets an inside edge and gets bowled. It was a straighter one from Yasir Shah. The visitors have lost half their side back to the hut.
  • 31.4Bowls a googly outside off, Dhananjaya offers no shot to this one.
  • 31.3Tossed up delivery on off, Dhananjaya punches it to point.
  • 31.2Floated delivery on middle, Fernando plays a slog sweep through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.1Flighted delivery on off, Fernando guides it towards first slip where it goes to the fielder on one bounce.
  • 30.6Around off, defended from the crease to the off side. 96/4
  • 30.5EDGED, SHORT! Almost another. Full and outside off, Dhananjaya looks to just hang his bat, not sure whether to play or leave. The indecision forces an outside edge and it goes straight to the keeper behind. Rizwan dives to his right but does not claim it. Replays show that the ball bounced in front.
  • 30.4Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 30.3Around off, solidly blocked out.
  • 30.2A lovely ball. Targets the yorker, but it ends up being a low full toss. Pushed towards mid on.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva walks in at number 6, replacing Chandimal. Square leg goes out. De Silva was dismissed off the short ball in the first innings.
  • 30.1OUT! LBW! The decision is overturned! Superb review from Azhar Ali. We all heard two sounds but he was confident there was no inside edge. A length ball around off, sheer pace, Chandimal comes half forward to defend but misses and is hit on the pads, totally beaten by pace. Naseem appeals vociferously but umpire Wilson shakes his head and indicates inside edge. The appeal dies down but Azhar Ali charges in from mid off and asks his keeper just one thing. 'PITCHED IN LINE? PITCHED IN LINE?' Yes, says Rizwan. Immediately the signal comes up for the 'T'. Ultra Edge shows that there is no inside edge and the two sounds came because of the ball hitting both pads. Ball Tracker comes into play and shows the ball to be crashing into the stumps. Second wicket for Naseem.
  • Massive LBW shout! Not given. Pakistan take the review. Inside edge? Doesn't seem so from the replay. Ultra Edge confirms. Here comes Ball Tracker. Three reds and Chandimal is gone!
  • 29.6FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Fernando pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 96/3
  • 29.5Floated delivery on middle, Oshada blocks it well.
  • 29.4Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it to covers.
  • 29.3Flighted delivery on off, Oshada defends it out.
  • 29.2Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada blocks it off the front foot.
  • 29.1Outside off, Fernando shoulders arms to this one.
  • There is a slight delay. Russel Arnold informs that there is some repair work being done to the technology.
  • 28.6Full and around off, darting in off the seam, DC misses his flick and is hit on the pads. An appeal ensues from the slip cordon but it seemed to be going down the leg side. 92/3
  • 28.5Full and around middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 28.4Landed outside off, shouldered arms to.
  • 28.3A bouncer, around off, Dinesh ducks.
  • 28.2On middle, worked through square leg for a single.
  • 28.1NOT OUT. Massive inside edge. How did the umpire miss that? A length ball outside off, skids through after pitching. Oshada is caught in his crease as he looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Naseem appeals and the umpire obliges. But Fernando does not even have to look at his partner. He straightaway asks for the review and the first replay itself indicates bat. Ultra Edge then detects a spike.
  • Huge shout for LBW and given! Oshada Fernando has straightaway indicated for the review. The first replay itself indicates an inside edge. Ultra Edge confirms.
  • 27.6Tossed up delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it off the front foot. 91/3
  • 27.5Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando sweeps it through square leg for a run.
  • 27.450 for Oshada Fernando. It has been a solid innngs from him till now. It is his second Test fifty. Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando drives it uppishly through point. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 27.3Floated delivery on middle, Oshada sweeps it towards fine leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 27.2Flighted delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the back foot.
  • 27.1Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
  • Yasir Shah to bowl from the other end. 6-1-22-0 so far.
  • 26.6Outside off, Chandimal offers no shot to this one. 86/3
  • 26.5On a good length on off, Dinesh defends it off the back foot.
  • 26.4Outside off, Chandimal offers no shot to this one.
  • 26.3BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Chandimal looks to slash hard but misses it.
  • 26.2Good length delivery on off, Dinesh keeps it out.
  • 26.1On a good length on off, Chandimal defends it off the back foot.
  • We are back for the final session of Day 4. This could also be the final one of the match. The Pakistan players are out in the middle. Oshada Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal will resume their innings. Naseem Shah will start the proceedings for the hosts for the final session.
  • ... Day 4, Session 3 ...
  • Sri Lanka can blame themselves for being in this state. The pitch has got nothing to do with the wickets and it has all been in the batsmen's mind. They will aim to battle it out in a better fashion post Tea. Aim for a wicketless hour and then, if possible, a wicketless session as well. 37 overs left in the day, so a long passage awaits. Join us back at 3 pm local (1000 GMT).
  • 86/3 in 26 overs in this session. Pakistan have accelerated themselves into a winning position. They are 7 wickets away from a Test and series win and with 4 sessions to go, they will back themselves to do it.
  • 25.6FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery outside off, Fernando drives it through covers for a boundary. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 4! 86/3
  • 25.5Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it to covers.
  • 25.4Flighted delivery on off, Oshada defends it out.
  • 25.3Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
  • 25.2Floated outside off, driven past cover for a single.
  • 25.1Tossed up around middle, defended in front of short leg.
  • 24.6Bowls it down the leg side, Oshada looks to flick but misses it. 81/3
  • 24.5Full delivery on middle, Chandimal drives it through mid on for a single.
  • 24.4Floated delivery on off, Chandimal offers a back foot defense on this one.
  • 24.3Tossed up delivery on middle, Dinesh defends it off the front foot.
  • 24.2Bowls it down the leg side, Chandimal looks to flick but misses it.
  • 24.1Flighted delivery on middle, Oshada sweeps it towards square leg for a run.
  • Haris Sohail is into the attack.
  • 23.6Flighted delivery on off, Dinesh blocks it off the front foot. 79/3
  • 23.5Tossed up delivery on middle, Dinesh defends it off the back foot.
  • 23.4Floated delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it off the back foot.
  • 23.3Loopy delivery on off, Dinesh plays it to point.
  • 23.2Flighted delivery on middle, Dinesh blocks it off the back foot.
  • 23.1Tossed up delivery on off, Chandimal drives it to covers.
  • 22.6FOUR! On a good length on off, Fernando looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary. 79/3
  • 22.5Full delivery on middle, Oshada drives it towards mid on.
  • 22.4On a length on middle, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 22.3On a good length on off, Oshada defends it off the back foot.
  • 22.2Again outside off, Fernando does not bother to play at that.
  • 22.1Outside off, Fernando lets it go.
  • 21.6Full delivery on off, Dinesh drives it to mid off. 75/3
  • 21.5Outside off, Dinesh leaves it alone.
  • 21.4Floated delivery on off, Chandimal blocks it off the back foot.
  • 21.3Full delivery on off, Oshada drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 21.2FOUR! Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 21.1Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.6Good length delivery on middle, Dinesh blocks it off the back foot. 70/3
  • 20.5On a good length on off, Chandimal defends it out.
  • Dinesh Chandimal is the next batsman in.
  • 20.4OUT! CAUGHT! The ball has carried and Mathews has to depart. This is a beautiful delivery. On a good length and outside off, Mathews looks to defend but then the ball straightens a touch. Because of that, he is squared up and gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Mohammad Rizwan dives forward, moves to his right and takes a good catch. It is referred upstairs and the replays show that he took it just inches above the ground. Mathews is on his way.
  • An appeal for caught behind! It is referred upstairs. Looks like a clean catch and soft signal is out.
  • 20.3Bowls a yorker on middle, Mathews digs it out towards mid on.
  • 20.2BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Mathews looks to drive but misses it.
  • 20.1Bowls a yorker on off, Mathews does well to dig it out and plays it towards covers.
  • 19.6Outside off, Oshada shoulders arms to this one. 70/2
  • 19.5Floated delivery on middle, Mathews flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 19.4Loopy delivery on middle, Angelo drives it to mid on.
  • 19.3Full delivery on off, Oshada drives it through covers. The batsmen take a run.
  • 19.2Flighted delivery on off, Mathews drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • 19.1Tossed up delivery on off, Mathews plays it to point.
  • 18.6Full again on off, Fernando drives it to mid off. 67/2
  • 18.5Full delivery on off, Oshada drives it to mid off.
  • 18.4On a good length on off, Fernando defends it out.
  • 18.3Good length delivery on off, Fernando blocks it well.
  • 18.2Outside off, Fernando does not bother to play at that.
  • 18.1On a good length on off, Oshada defends it off the back foot.
  • 17.6Tossed up delivery on middle, Oshada flicks it towards square leg for a single. 67/2
  • 17.5Loopy delivery on off, Angelo plays it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
  • 17.4Flighted delivery on off, Mathews guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 17.3Floated delivery on off, Mathews punches it through point for a run.
  • 17.2Flighted delivery on off, Mathews blocks it off the back foot.
  • 17.1Turn and bounce on this one. Tossed up delivery on middle, Mathews defends it out.
  • 16.6Full delivery on middle, Angelo drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends. 63/2
  • 16.5Length delivery on middle, Mathews flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 16.4Good length delivery on middle, Mathews defends it off the back foot.
  • 16.3Outside off, Angelo offers no shot to this one.
  • 16.2On a good length on off, Mathews looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the slip region where the fielder does well to stop it.
  • 16.1Length delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • 15.6The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 59/2
  • 15.5Full again, watchfully defended.
  • 15.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 15.3FOUR! Bad ball. Full and down the leg side, Fernando paddles this through fine leg.
  • 15.2Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 15.1Landed outside off, left alone.
  • Yasir Shah into the attack.
  • 14.6FOUR! Nice shot. On a length outside off, Mathews punches this through the covers. The ball races away. 54/2
  • 14.5Full and outside off, Oshada punches it through point where Shan Masood dives to his right to stop the ball. A single taken.
  • 14.4A bouncer, around off, swayed away from the line. Smell the coffee, says Naseem.
  • 14.3The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 14.2This is just outside off, watchfully tapped towards point.
  • 14.1A length ball, but a bit too straight. Tucked towards fine leg for a single. Leg bye signalled.
  • 13.6Full and around off, watchfully defended. 48/2
  • 13.5Full and straight, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 13.4Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 13.3On middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a single.
  • 13.2Outside off, fractionally short, Mathews looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards the off side.
  • 13.1Around off, defended from the crease.
  • DRINKS BREAK. An exciting hour of play. Who said wickets cannot be taken on this deck? Pakistan have certainly proved they have better bowlers than Sri Lanka. But the Lankans' lack of technique has exposed them badly. Their aim would be to take it hour by hour. They have lost the first. Can they win the second by not losing any more wicket till Tea?
  • 12.6Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 47/2
  • 12.5The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 12.4Full and outside off, solidly defended.
  • 12.3A bouncer on middle, Angelo ducks.
  • 12.2Full and around off, Mathews flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 12.1A length ball around off, solidly defended.
  • 11.6Good length delivery on middle, Fernando keeps it out. 44/2
  • 11.5On a good length on off, Oshada defends it off the front foot.
  • 11.4Good length delivery outside off, Oshada taps it to covers.
  • 11.3On a good length on off, Fernando plays it to point.
  • 11.2On middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 11.1Ooohh... another edge. Does not carry. This is an exciting passage of play. A length ball outside off, moving away, Mathews looks to defend but the ball moves away, takes the outside edge and lands short of gully.
  • 10.6Full delivery on middle, Mathews drives it through mid on for a run. 43/2
  • 10.5NOT OUT! On a good length on middle, Mathews plays it towards point and takes off for a quick single. The fielder picks the ball and fires a throw at the keeper's end which ricochets and goes towards mid-wicket as overthrows. It is referred upstairs. The replays show that the batsman was well in. The batsmen also take an extra run.
  • Direct hit! Looks to be safe though. Still, referred upstairs. Oshada is the man in potential danger. Here comes the replay. The bat is grounded when the ball hits the stumps.
  • 10.4On a good length on off, Mathews defends it off the back foot.
  • Angelo Mathews comes in at number 4, replacing Mendis.
  • 10.3OUT! CAUGHT! Now Naseem Shah strikes and gets the second wicket for the hosts. Mendis flops again. On a good length and outside off, Mendis looks to drive but again, no footwork on offer. The ball moves away and takes the outside edge. It goes towards third slip where Babar Azam takes a simple catch.
  • 10.2Good length delivery on middle, Mendis keeps it out.
  • 10.1On a good length on off, Fernando defends it towards the off side and takes a quick single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it.
  • 9.6A length ball outside off, coming in, Mendis looks to defend but the ball comes in a long way and hits him on the pads. Abbas thinks about appealing but then bails out. Looked to be high. 39/1
  • 9.5Full and around off, coming in, watchfully defended.
  • Kusal Mendis comes in at number 3, replacing his skipper.
  • 9.4OUT! Edged and taken! There goes the first. Sri Lanka took more than 68 overs to take their first wicket in the third innings. Pakistan have taken less than 68 balls - 58 to be precise. Loose from the captain. Nothing special about the delivery and a pretty ordinary shot in reply. Pitched outside off, just straightening a touch, Karunaratne is stuck in the crease as he plays a loose waft. Does so well away from his body and gets a thick outside edge. The edge threatens to go between the keeper and first slip but Mohammad Rizwan dives to his left and takes a stunner. In the last 5-10 minutes, it did seem like a wicket was around the corner. And Karunaratne has struck for Pakistan. Yes. Karunaratne. He alone is responsible for his dismissal.
  • 9.3EDGED, FOUR! Ahhh... hands on heads. A length ball outside off, Karunaratne pushes at it away from his body and gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes past a diving gully fielder to the third man fence.
  • 9.2The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 9.1Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 8.6Full delivery on middle, Oshada flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs. 35/0
  • 8.5On a length on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
  • 8.4Full delivery outside off, Dimuth drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 8.3Good length delivery on off, Dimuth blocks it off the front foot.
  • 8.2Full delivery on leg, Fernando looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan think of a review but decide against it. Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call and it is clipping the leg stump.
  • 8.1Naseem bowls it down the leg side, Fernando looks to flick but misses it.
  • Naseem Shah is into the attack. Looks like there is some issue straightaway. Naseem is not happy with something around the landing area. And yes, the umpire has called for the hammer. This is a joke. Naseem is not happy with what the groundstaff is doing. So, he himself takes the hammer and starts hammering! Umpire Joel Wilson has a laugh. Now, Naseem comes running in, tries his runup and is happy. We are set to resume now.
  • 7.6Outside off, Karunaratne lets it go. 29/0
  • 7.5Good length delivery on middle, Karunaratne blocks it off the back foot.
  • 7.4On a good length on off, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
  • 7.3Length delivery on off, Karunaratne taps it to point.
  • 7.2On a length on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 7.1Outside off, the skipper shoulders arms to this one.
  • 6.6Good length delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot. 27/0
  • 6.5On a good length on off, Oshada defends it to covers.
  • 6.4Short delivery outside off, Fernando pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 6.3Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it towards mid off.
  • 6.2Good length delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
  • 6.1Outside off, Oshada offers no shot to this one.
  • 5.6Full delivery on middle, Oshada flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs. 25/0
  • 5.5Full delivery on middle, Fernando drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 5.4Good length delivery on off, Oshada defends it off the front foot.
  • 5.3Bowls it down the leg side, Fernando looks to go after it but misses it.
  • 5.2Length delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it through square leg for a single.
  • 5.1FOUR! On a good length on off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 4.6Outside off, Oshada does not bother to play at that. 17/0
  • 4.5Full delivery on off, Oshada drives it to mid off.
  • 4.4On a good length on off, Oshada keeps it out.
  • 4.3FOUR! Hammered away! Short delivery on leg, Fernando pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 4.2Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it to mid off.
  • 4.1On a good length and just outside off, Fernando offers no shot to this one.
  • 3.6Outside off, Dimuth lets it go. 13/0
  • 3.5Good length delivery on middle, Karunaratne blocks it off the back foot.
  • 3.4Outside off, Dimuth leaves it alone.
  • 3.3Length delivery on off, Karunaratne punches it to point.
  • 3.2On a good length on middle, Dimuth offers a back foot defense on this one.
  • 3.1Good length delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
  • 2.6Good length delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the front foot. 13/0
  • 2.5BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Oshada looks to defend but misses it.
  • 2.4FOUR! Another boundary. Full delivery outside off, Fernando looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 2.3FOUR! Good shot. Full delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 2.2Outside off, Oshada shoulders arms to this one.
  • 2.1Full delivery on off, Fernando drives it to mid off.
  • 1.6Around middle, worked towards square leg. 5/0
  • 1.5Down the leg side, flicked away again for a single.
  • 1.4Full and straight, flicked towards fine leg for a couple.
  • 1.3Full and around off, comes back in a long way, Oshada looks to defend but the ball misses the bat and hits the pads. There is a mild appeal but perhaps there was an inside edge.
  • 1.2Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 1.1Landed outside off, a touch wide, left alone.
  • Mohammad Abbas to bowl from the other end. Got a 4-fer in the first innings.
  • 0.6Off the mark, is Dimuth. Full and around middle, DK looks to flick but the ball goes off the inner half, past short leg. A couple taken to square leg. Two runs taken. 2/0
  • 0.5Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 0.4Landed outside off, Dimuth pushes inside the line but the ball straightens to beat the outside edge.
  • 0.3Yorker outside off, well dug out.
  • 0.2Down the leg side, pretty full, Karunaratne misses his flick. Rizwan does well to dive to his right to stop.
  • 0.1Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

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