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Best performances - Batsmen

DM de Silva
109(171) 16x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 29 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
28 5 7 12 16 2 8 31
Babar Azam
Babar Azam
81(146) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 1 14 1 26 1 20 13

Best performances - Bowlers

RTM Mendis
O21.1
M6
R47
W5
Eco2.22
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W
NGRP Jayasuriya
O32
M5
R117
W5
Eco3.65
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
4W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Match days

24,25,26,27,28 July 2022 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 12, Pakistan 0

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 378(103 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

PAKISTAN 231(88.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 360/8d(91.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 261(77 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Ankur Dhawan

END OF OVER:
77 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 261/10

  • Nauman Ali0 (9b)
  • Ramesh Mendis30-7-101-4
  • Prabath Jayasuriya32-5-117-5

Right, so the series that went down to the last day of the last Test ends one-one. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we enjoyed brining it to you. But that's all from us for now. Goodbye

Dimuth Karunaratne: Someone has to put their hands up. It was my time to build partnerships so I did that. I think as a team we are playing really well. As a team we came back strongly, much like in the Australia series. I think before we called up Prabath (Jayasuriya) we played the NSL series and I saw his potential and that's why we brought him. Angie (Angelo Mathews) and myself are playing from under-15 school days. He has matured, he always supports me. It's a real good achievement to play 100 Tests, specially since he started as an allrounder and now plays as a batsman.

Babar Azam: Definitely tough game for us. Batting wasn't up to the mark. We were definitely in the game but Dhanajaya's (de Silva) innings changed the game.

Prabath Jayasuriya is the player of the series: I worked hard and I was patient. It wasn't an easy pitch to bowl but we did well to bowl in partnerships and that led to wickets.

Dhananjaya de Silva is the player of the match: I got a hundred after 13 odd innings, very happy with that. Had good support from my bowlers and Dimuth (Karunaratne) from the dressing room. It's hard work (captaincy), you have to manage the bowlers and keep people motivated.

With that, Sri Lanka have drawn level. Sri Lanka and Pakistan continue the tradition of producing compelling cricket whenever they meet. The match turned dramatically in the last half an hour before lunch and there was no way back for Pakistan from there. Pakistan were coasting for most of the morning session with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan looking set, but an error of judgement cost Rizwan his wicket, and things happened quickly for Sri Lanka thereafter. They picked up four wickets in the last half an hour before lunch and were back in the contest. Fielding played a key role in those dismissals as there was the run-out of Fawad Alam and Agha Salman was brilliantly caught at short-leg by Kusal Mendis. Post lunch, Sri Lanka continued to create chances, including a missed lbw review of Mohammad Nawaz and a dropped catch of Babar Azam at slip. But those missed opportunities wouldn't cost Sri Lanka. First, Prabath Jayasuriya got one to go on with the arm and trap Babar Azam in front. Then, Mahammad Nawaz was caught trying to slog Ramesh Mendis. The floodgates opened thereafter as the tail were trying to hit everything out of the park, rather than attempt to save the Test. Jayasuriya was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests, and Mendis chipped in with four to make it nine for the match for him, in addition to the runs he got. Sri Lanka won by 246 runs. Presentation coming up. Stay tuned.

76.6
W
RTM Mendis to Naseem Shah, OUT, in the air and taken! It was length outside off, he went down on one knee and went for the slog sweep, got a lot of height on it but not enough distance, and was caught comfortably on the deep midwicket fence. With that, Sri Lanka level the series

Naseem Shah c Wellalage b RTM Mendis 18 (13m 21b 1x4 2x6) SR: 85.71

76.5
0
RTM Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run, full on off, defended
76.4
4
RTM Mendis to Naseem Shah, FOUR, full toss outside off, drilled through the covers and beats long-off to his left
76.3
0
RTM Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run, length on off, spins back in sharply as he defends on the backfoot
76.2
0
RTM Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run, full on off, skips down and looks to go big, gets a thick inside edge to short-leg
76.1
0
RTM Mendis to Naseem Shah, no run, full on off, defended

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st42Imam-ul-HaqAbdullah Shafique
2nd55Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
3rd79Mohammad RizwanBabar Azam
4th5Fawad AlamBabar Azam
5th7Babar AzamAgha Salman
6th17Babar AzamMohammad Nawaz (3)
7th0Yasir ShahMohammad Nawaz (3)
8th38Yasir ShahHasan Ali
9th0Nauman AliHasan Ali
10th18Nauman AliNaseem Shah