Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
No surprise, it's all over. It's been an up and down day with some odd decisions to be honest. But in the end, both teams put up a terrific fight and offered us some solid action until the last moment. Thanks for joining us, we'll catch up with you during the third, and final, Test in a few days time. Until then, Cheerio.
Over 22 Rehman 0-1-0-1-6-0
86/2 - A single off the second and fourth before Sanga comes down the track and lofts it over the top of midwicket - far far far away - maximum!
Over 21 Ajmal 2-W-0-0-0-0
78/2 - OH! He has him! Huge appeal from everyone around the bat and Paranavitana is out, gone LBW! Are the tables starting to turn for Pakistan? Mahela Jayawardene comes into the crease; just 16 or so overs to go, and if Pakistan can pick up another wicket - they could very well win this!
Over 20 Rehman 1-0-0-0-0-1
76/1 - A couple of singles, one off the first and another off the last, gives each batsmen a chance to add to their tally but Para looks a little unsettled all of a sudden.
Over 19 Ajmal 1-0-0-0-0-0
74/1 - Just a single from it, but Para is starting to look just a touch PARAnoid now....
Over 18 Rehman 1-0-4-0-0-0
73/1 - Ah man, Rehman is not happy as Para helps one off the pads between the slips and gets four! Very very unlucky for the bowler there!
Over 17 Ajmal 0-1-0-0-0-0
68/1 - An appeal and a single in the over, pretty uneventful otherwise. The appeal for the catch as short-leg was so far off, but I suppose they got to go for anything?
Over 16 Rehman 0-0-1-0-0-0
67/1 - After the blitz in the last over, they've decided to take a break from scoring runs. Just a single.
Over 15 Ajmal 4-1-0-4-1-0
66/1 - The runs aren't hard to find, it's just purely becoming a case of shot selection. Sangakkara sends one through the off-side for four before taking a single and handing Para the strike. Para too gets in on the action with a late cut past point for four more and then picking up a single. Good over, 10 from it.
Over 14 Rehman 0-0-1-0-0-0
55/1 - Tight over as Sri Lanka's chase continues; just one from the over but that's not going to go very far for the home side...
Over 13 Ajmal 1-4-0-1-0-0
54/1 - Great shot from Sangakkara to get off the mark - double step drive straight down the wicket for four.
Over 12 Rehman 0-0-0-0-1-W
48/1 - Ah, would you believe it! WICKET! Dilshan is out - he's got himself trapped right in front of the stumps, LBW! Good pressure bowling from Rehman, he's showing immense fight in this late session.
Over 11 Ajmal 0-0-6-2-0-2
47/0 - The runs are here, in this over. Dilshan gets one tossed up and get smashes it up, up, and awaaaaaaaay! Far over long-off - great foot movement there indeed.
Over 10 Rehman 0-0-0-0-0-0
37/0 - MAIDEN! LBW appeal as Para steps down and forward to defend, but far out of the line; not even sure why they bothered to appeal - but I suppose you got to try, right?
Over 9 Ajmal 1-0-2-0-0-1
37/0 - Ajmal's first over isn't too bad. The wicket is starting to show some movement now, with the ball spinning around and keeping low some times, while showing height at others. Ajmal getting the most out of the wicket.
Over 8 Rehman 0-0-0-0-0-0
33/0 - A much welcomed maiden for Pakistan. I reckon they were getting a little worried for a moment... although things seem to have calmed down a bit..
Over 7 Khan 0-0-1-0-0-1
33/0 - Dilshan gets a single and Para adds one to his tally too at the end of the over.
Over 6 Rehman 0-0-0-0-1-0
31/0 - Rehman takes over from Cheema - clearly Misbah now needing to change things up a little. Dilshan edges one to point, Para sets off for a run but Dilshan is screaming 'no, no, no!' - It's not really his call is it, he should have set off but then again, Para would have definitely been out. Just when you think they learnt, Para goes again - this time Dilshan complies and goes for the run - Para only JUST getting in to the Keepers end.
Over 5 Khan 0-0-0-0-1-0
30/1 - Ah, finally, a clean over from Khan - just conceding one single as Dilshan looks like keep things moving.
Over 4 Cheema 0-1-4-1-0-0
29/0 - Almost looking like a decent over for Cheema but Dilshan gets under one and drives it for four straight back down the ground, narrowly missing a jumping Paranavitana.
- 30th Jun - 4th Jul 2012
- Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
- I J Gould and S J A Taufel
sri lanka BATTING CARD
|N.T. Paranavitana||lbw b Ajmal||32|
|Dilshan||lbw b Rehman||28|
|Total||22.0 Overs||86 - 2|