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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan (TEST)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy,3rd Test, Date - 08/07/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka, Day - 5
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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Sri Lanka all out for 337, a lead of 111 runs, that should be enough on this pitch. Thanks to Perera's attack lower down the order and his partnership with Kulasekara. Ajmal got 3 wickets, Pakistan did missed few chances they got. Sri Lanka will be happy with the score. Let's see how Pakistan reply with their last inning in this Test series.

100.2 J Khan to Perera, OUT! Sri Lanka all out for 337. Perera is the last man to go, good length, the ball swings into him, misses to connect and is bowled to a great delivery. Junaid Khan picks his 3rd 5-wicket haul in Tests. 337/10

100.1 J Khan to Perera, Good length, Perera is beaten. 337/9

Fernando is the last man in.

99.6 S Ajmal to Herath, OUT! Herath is gone! Plumb! Gets struck on his pad while going for the defense, fielders appeal and the umpire gives it out! Now Saeed Ajmal is the leading wicket in 2012 with 36 scalps. 337/9

99.5 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays towards covers for a single. 337/8

99.4 S Ajmal to Perera, SIX! Two in two. Ajmal is thrashed here. Hits it over mid on for another lovely six. 336/8

99.3 S Ajmal to Perera, SIX! Brilliant hit! Hits it over mid-wicket for a huge six. 330/8

99.2 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends it off his front foot. 324/8

99.1 S Ajmal to Herath, Pushed towards point for a single. 324/8

98.6 J Khan to Perera, Another bouncer! Ducks again. 323/8

98.5 J Khan to Perera, Bouncer! Perera ducks under it. 323/8

98.4 J Khan to Perera, Played towards mid-wicket for two runs. 323/8

98.3 J Khan to Herath, Goes for the forward defense, gets an inside edge, goes toward leg side, picks up a single. 321/8

98.2 J Khan to Herath, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 320/8

Rangana Herath is the next man in.

98.1 J Khan to Kulasekara, OUT! Strikes first ball. Finally this partnership has broken, good length, goes after that one, gets an edge and gives an easy catch to the keeper. Kulasekara out after scoring 33 runs. 320/8

Junaid back on.

97.6 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Flicked away down the leg side for a single. 320/7

97.5 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Played towards mid-wicket. 319/7

97.4 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Defends straight back to the bowler. 319/7

97.3 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Gets inside edge this time into his pads. 319/7

97.2 S Ajmal to Perera, Flicked off his pads, picks up a single. 319/7

97.1 Ajmal to Perera, Got struck on his pads, fielders appeal but umpire gives it not out. 318/7

96.6 M Sami to Kulasekara, FOUR! Great shot! Played off the back foot, the ball goes past the boundary rope through covers. 318/7

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Thisara Perera is turning out to be a fine find for Lanka with his all round prowess..."

96.5 M Sami to Kulasekara, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 314/7

96.4 M Sami to T Perera, Driven towards mid off this time, picks up a single. 314/7

This is now the highest 8th wicket stand for SL vs Pak.

96.3 M Sami to Perera, Driven towards covers, two runs added. 313/7

96.2 M Sami to Kulasekara, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 311/7

96.1 M Sami to Kulasekara, Stays back in his crease an defends solidly. 310/7

95.6 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Kulasekara flicks it off his pads, picks up a single. 310/7

95.5 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Plays off the front foot this time. 309/7

95.4 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Full length, Kulasekara blocks it in time. 309/7

95.3 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Defended straight back to the bowler. 309/7

95.2 S Ajmal to T Perera, Plays it towards mid on for a single. 309/7

95.1 S Ajmal to Perera, Good length, defends it within the crease. 308/7

94.6 M Sami to Kulasekara, The ball has stuck hard on Kulasekara's shoulders. 308/7

94.5 M Sami to Kulasekara, Played towards cover region by Kulasekara. The batsman makes it to the crease despite a throw by the bowler. They run for overthrows. 308/7

94.4 M Sami to Perera, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 307/7

94.3 M Sami to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 307/7

94.2 M Sami to Kulasekara, Plays it towards point for a quick single. 307/7

94.1 M Sami to T Perera, Outside off, hits it past point for a single. 306/7

Sami back on.

93.6 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Dabs it towards covers. 305/7

93.5 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Defends it off the front foot. 305/7

93.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Driven straight down the ground, one more run added to the total. 305/7

93.3 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Driven towards mid on for a single. 304/7

93.2 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 303/7

93.1 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays it over mid on and picks up a single. 303/7

92.6 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, The batsman has driven that ball straight back. 302/7

92.5 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, Plays off the front foot and defends it into the ground. 302/7

92.4 M Hafeez to Perera, Driven towards mid on for a single. 302/7

92.3 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, Was that an edge? Kulasekara tries to hit but misses. Keeper couldn't connect well, they pick up a single. 301/7

Maiden Test fifty for Perera.

92.2 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 300/7

92.1 M Hafeez to Perera, Played down the leg side for a single. 300/7

91.6 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off, Kulasekara goes after it, hits it over covers for another boundary. 299/7

91.5 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Good length, defended it into the ground. 295/7

91.4 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Another solid defense. 295/7

91.3 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 295/7

91.2 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Defended off the front foot into the ground. 295/7

91.1 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 295/7

90.6 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, Defends it off his back foot. 294/7

90.5 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, The batsman has driven it through mid off. 294/7

90.4 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, Driven straight back to the bowler. 294/7

90.3 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, Bowls down the leg side, Kulasekara goes after it. 294/7

90.2 M Hafeez to Perera, Pushes towards long on for a single. 294/7

90.1 M Hafeez to Kulasekara, Full length, driven through point for a single. 293/7

Hafeez into the attack.

Drinks break.

89.6 S Ajmal to T Perera, Gets an inside edge, got struck onto his pads. 292/7

89.5 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Played down the leg side to pick up a single. 292/7

89.4 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Play and a miss! Kulasekara goes to defend, misses it completely. 291/7

89.3 S Ajmal to Kulasekara, Pushed towards mid on. 291/7

89.2 S Ajmal to Perera, Driven towards mid off for a single. 291/7

89.1 S Ajmal to Perera, Good length, defended straight back to the bowler. 290/7

Ajmal into the attack.

88.6 U Gul to Perera, Punches towards covers for a single to keep the strike. 290/7

88.5 U Gul to Perera, SIX! Stand and deliver! One handed shot that! Bit fullish, Perera hits it over mid-wicket. Terrific shot. 50 stand up between these two. 289/7

88.4 U Gul to Perera, Another bouncer! Perera ducks again. 283/7

88.3 U Gul to Perera, Bouncer! Perera ducks under it. 283/7

88.2 U Gul to Perera, FOUR! Two boundaries in a row. Goes after the wide one this time, slashes it over covers for another four! 283/7

88.1 U Gul to Perera, FOUR! Full length, driven straight down the ground. Beautiful stroke! 279/7

87.6 J Khan to Kulasekara, Outside off, left alone. 275/7

87.5 J Khan to Kulasekara, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 275/7

87.4 J Khan to Perera, Driven towards mid off for a single. 275/7

87.3 J Khan to Perera, Play and a miss! Perera is beaten. 274/7

87.2 J Khan to Perera, Hits it over mid on this time, two more runs added. 274/7

87.1 J Khan to Perera, Outside off, Perera goes after that one, hits it behind point, picks up two runs. 272/7

86.6 U Gul to Kulasekara, Flicked down the leg side for two runs. 270/7

86.5 U Gul to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Full length, Kulasekara hits it over covers for a beautiful boundary. 268/7

86.4 U Gul to Kulasekara, Bowls down the leg side, gets struck on his pads. 264/7

86.3 U Gul to Kulasekara, Full toss delivery, driven towards mid off. 264/7

86.2 U Gul to Kulasekara, Good length delivery, play and a miss! 264/7

86.1 U Gul to Perera, Outside off, plays it towards covers for a single. 264/7

85.6 J Khan to Kulasekara, Stays back in his crease and punches towards covers. 263/7

85.5 J Khan to Kulasekara, Outside off, left alone. 263/7

85.4 J Khan to Perera, Flicked away towards deep square leg for a single. 263/7

85.3 J Khan to Perera, Another play and a miss! Perera goes to punch after it, gets beaten completely. 262/7

85.2 J Khan to Kulasekara, Bowls down the leg side, plays towards fine leg for a single. 262/7

85.1 J Khan to Kulasekara, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 261/7

84.6 U Gul to Perera, Defended off the back foot this time. 261/7

84.5 U Gul to T Perera, Dropped! Wide outside off, Perera goes after that, gets a thick outside edge, Misbah drops it at first slip. They pick up two runs. 261/7

84.4 U Gul to Perera, Bouncer! Perera ducks under it. 259/7

84.3 U Gul to Kulasekara, On middle, plays with the angled bat towards point, goes for the quick single, had it been a direct hit at striker's end, Perera was out. 259/7

84.2 U Gul to Kulasekara, Outside off, left alone. 258/7

84.1 U Gul to Perera, Punches towards mid off for a quick single. 258/7

83.6 J Khan to Perera, Bowls down the leg side, gets struck on his pads, picks up a single. 257/7

83.5 J Khan to Kulasekara, Punches towards mid-wicket for a single. 256/7

83.4 J Khan to Kulasekara, Plays towards point region. 255/7

83.3 J Khan to Perera, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 255/7

83.2 J Khan to Perera, Pushed towards mid-wicket this time for two more runs. 254/7

83.1 J Khan to Perera, Punches off his back foot towards covers and picks up two runs. 252/7

82.6 U Gul to Kulasekara, FOUR! Outside off, Kulasekara goes after this wide one over covers for a brilliant boundary. 250/7

82.5 U Gul to Kulasekara, Short of a length, Kulasekara ducks. 246/7

82.4 U Gul to Kulasekara, Outside off, left alone. 246/7

82.3 U Gul to Perera, Plays towards covers off the back foot and picks up a single. 246/7

82.2 U Gul to Kulasekara, Plays towards covers for a single. 245/7

82.1 U Gul to Kulasekara, Too wide outside off by Gul, Kulasekara looks to hit, gets beaten. 244/7

81.6 J Khan to Perera, Gets beaten again, goes after wide one this time but misses the line completely. 244/7

81.5 J Khan to Perera, Good length, the ball swing into the batsman, gets beaten and very well taken by the keeper. 244/7

81.4 J Khan to Kulasekara, Pushes on the leg side for a single. 244/7

81.3 J Khan to N Kulasekara, Pulled away towards deep square leg for two runs. 243/7

81.2 J Khan to Kulasekara, Appeal for LBW! Got struck on his thigh pads while playing it down the leg side, umpire not interested. 241/7

81.1 J Khan to Kulasekara, Play and a miss! Kulasekara looks to defend but misses to connect his bat with the ball. 241/7

80.6 U Gul to Perera, FOUR! Replies with a lovely straight shot. Driven towards mid off, no chance for the fielder. Some good handy runs. 241/7

80.5 Gul to Perera, Dropped! Bowls on middle, Perera gives him a straight catch, Gul misses to grab it. 237/7

80.4 U Gul to Kulasekara, Defends towards point, picks up a single. 237/7

80.3 U Gul to Kulasekara, Gets a bottom edge, goes towards the keeper. 236/7

80.2 U Gul to Kulasekara, Too wide, left alone. 236/7

Kulasekara is the next man in.

80.1 U Gul to J'dene, OUT! LBW! He's got wicket off first ball in this spell. New ball trick worked with him. Good length delivery, got hit on his pads, was trying to defend but missed it. That would have hit his stumps. Easy call for umpire. Prasanna out. 236/7

Gul back into the attack.

New ball taken.

79.6 S Ajmal to Perera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 236/6

79.5 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends off his front foot towards covers. 236/6

79.4 S Ajmal to T Perera, FOUR! Edged! Perera cuts it, just goes past slip fielder. Sweet boundary that, he'll be happy with it. 236/6

79.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Drives it towards covers. 232/6

79.2 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends it into the ground. 232/6

79.1 S Ajmal to P J'dene, Pushed towards long on for a single. 232/6

78.6 M Hafeez to J'dene, Pushed towards covers for a single. 231/6

78.5 M Hafeez to J'dene, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 230/6

78.4 M Hafeez to Perera, Punches off his back foot through mid on and they pick up a single. 230/6

78.3 M Hafeez to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 229/6

78.2 M Hafeez to J'dene, Flicked away towards mid-wicket region for a single. 229/6

78.1 M Hafeez to J'dene, Played towards mid-wicket. 228/6

77.6 S Ajmal to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 228/6

77.5 S Ajmal to Perera, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 228/6

77.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends it off the front foot this time. 228/6

77.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Perera is beaten, they appeal for stumping, the ball hits stumps after getting hit the keeper's gloves. Perera is in. Third umpire says not out. 228/6

77.2 S Ajmal to Perera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 228/6

77.1 S Ajmal to P J'dene, Plays it towards mid on for a single. 228/6

76.6 M Hafeez to J'dene, Goes for the sweep, gets a top edge, goes to fine leg, picks up a single and Sri Lanka get one run lead. 227/6

76.5 M Hafeez to J'dene, Defended off the front towards leg side. 226/6

76.4 M Hafeez to J'dene, Play and a miss! Outside off, the batsman is beaten. 226/6

76.3 M Hafeez to Perera, Plays towards mid on for a single. 226/6

76.2 M Hafeez to Perera, Punches it straight back to the bowler off the back foot. 225/6

76.1 M Hafeez to Perera, Driven it to mid off. 225/6

75.6 S Ajmal to J'dene, Drives it straight back to the bowler. 225/6

75.5 S Ajmal to P J'dene, FOUR! Bit short, cuts away past point for a lovely boundary. The point fielder dives but fails to stop it. 225/6

75.4 S Ajmal to J'dene, Good length, get an inside edge into his pads. 221/6

75.3 S Ajmal to J'dene, Tries for the sweep but misses it, fielders appeal, was pitched down the leg side. 221/6

75.2 S Ajmal to J'dene, Plays it straight to mid-wicket. 221/6

75.1 S Ajmal to Perera, Bowls full, plays towards mid on for a single. 221/6

The players are out at the middle for the last session of today's play.

Can Sri Lanka's lower order score some runs and take their score to 300 or will Pakistan's bowlers restrict them under 250? Join us in a while for the last session of day 3.

Tea, day 3. Pakistan came back in this session by picking up 3 crucial wickets, Paranavitana and Samaraweera were out for 75 and 73 respectively. Sri Lanka scored 78 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in this session.

74.6 M Hafeez to J'dene, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 220/6

74.5 M Hafeez to Perera, Plays off his back foot, punches to long on for a single. 220/6

74.4 M Hafeez to Perera, Some turn for Hafeez, Perera gets beaten. 219/6

74.3 M Hafeez to Perera, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 219/6

74.2 M Hafeez to Perera, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 219/6

74.1 M Hafeez to Perera, Defends it off the front foot. 219/6

Hafeez comes into the attack now.

73.6 S Ajmal to Perera, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 219/6

73.5 S Ajmal to J'dene, Flicks it down the ground for a single. 218/6

73.4 S Ajmal to J'dene, Defends off his front foot into the ground. 217/6

73.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 217/6

73.2 S Ajmal to J'dene, Comes forward and plays towards mid off for a single. 216/6

73.1 S Ajmal to J'dene, Defends it off his front. 215/6

72.6 J Khan to J'dene, Full toss delivery this time, flicked away down the leg side for three runs. 215/6

72.5 J Khan to J'dene, Short delivery and pulled away by Jayawardene, picks up two easy runs. 212/6

72.4 J Khan to J'dene, Drives it towards covers. 210/6

72.3 J Khan to J'dene, Defends it towards covers. 210/6

72.2 J Khan to J'dene, Outside off, the ball swings towards the batsman. Left alone. 210/6

72.1 J Khan to J'dene, Full length, plays with the angled bat towards point. 210/6

71.6 S Ajmal to J'dene, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 210/6

71.5 S Ajmal to Perera, Perera gets a leading edge over the bowler's head, picks up a single. 209/6

71.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Perera drives the ball straight down the ground. 208/6

71.3 S Ajmal to J'dene, Flicks away down the leg side for a single. 208/6

71.2 S Ajmal to J'dene, Goes on his back foot and defends it into the ground. 207/6

71.1 S Ajmal to J'dene, Comes forward and defends solidly. 207/6

70.6 J Khan to Perera, Short delivery, Perera ducks under it. 207/6

70.5 J Khan to Perera, Perera tries to go after that wide one but misses it. 207/6

70.4 J Khan to Perera, Defends it towards point region. 207/6

70.3 J Khan to Perera, The batsman has driven that ball straight back. 207/6

70.2 J Khan to J'dene, Plays down the leg side for a single. 207/6

70.1 J Khan to J'dene, Defends it into the ground. 206/6

69.6 S Ajmal to Perera, Driven towards the mid-off region. 206/6

69.5 S Ajmal to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 206/6

69.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends it off his front foot. 206/6

69.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays off his pads towards square. Picks up two runs. 206/6

Perera is the next man in.

69.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, OUT! Paranavitana is bowled. Tries to cut it, gets an inside edge and it hits his stumps. Ajmal gets another wicket. Paranavitana walks back after making 75. 204/6

69.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Cuts it towards point. 204/5

68.6 J Khan to J'dene, Outside off, left alone. 204/5

68.5 J Khan to J'dene, Defends towards covers. 204/5

68.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Played towards point for a single. 204/5

It has started to drizzle.

68.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 203/5

68.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 203/5

68.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, defends solidly. 203/5

67.6 S Ajmal to J'dene, Driven straight back to the bowler. 203/5

67.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Goes on his back foot, punches the ball and picks up a single. 203/5

67.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Cuts away towards point region at the last moment. 202/5

67.3 S Ajmal to T Paranavitana, Plays a square cut this time. 202/5

67.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Flicks away down the leg side. 202/5

67.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Healthy spin for Ajmal. Paranavitana is beaten. 202/5

66.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, flicked away towards fine leg for a single. 202/5

66.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Short delivery! He's doing it with the bouncers at the moment. Paranavitana ducks under it. 201/5

66.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 201/5

66.3 J Khan to P J'dene, Short delivery, pulled away towards fine leg, picks up a single. 201/5

Prasanna Jayawardene walks in at number 7, replacing Mathews. The deficit is now 26.

66.2 J Khan to Mathews, OUT! Mathews is gone! Length delivery outside off, he goes to cut, gives an easy catch to the gully fielder. Junaid strikes! 200/5

66.1 J Khan to Mathews, Driven straight back to the bowler. 200/4

Junaid Khan comes back into the attack.

65.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Action replay of the previous delivery, 200/4

65.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Comes forward and defends it solidly. 200/4

65.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone again. 200/4

65.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays off his front foot and defends it into the ground. 200/4

65.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 200/4

65.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 200/4

64.6 M Sami to Mathews, Mathews attempts to hook that one but fails to make contact. 200/4

64.5 M Sami to A Mathews, FOUR! Over pitched delivery, driven towards mid on by Mathews. He's looking comfortable already. 200/4

64.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, pushed away by Paranavitana for a single. 196/4

64.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends towards covers. 195/4

64.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 195/4

64.1 M Sami to Mathews, Short and pulled away by Mathews towards deep mid-wicket. They run three. 195/4

63.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends it solidly. 192/4

63.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Tries to flick the ball which is bowled down the leg side. 192/4

63.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays off the front foot and defends towards covers. 192/4

63.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Great delivery. It was an off spinner, turning away from Paranavitana, who fails to put his bat on it. 192/4

63.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays off his front foot and defends it into the ground. 192/4

63.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Full length, gets hits on pads. 192/4

62.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Plays on his back foot, plays towards point for a single. 192/4

62.5 M Sami to Mathews, Bowls down the leg side, hits his pads, gets a single. 191/4

62.4 M Sami to Mathews, Short delivery, played half hearted pull shot, gets a top edge, goes towards deep square leg. Picks up two runs, Mathews off the mark. 190/4

62.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and pushes towards point for a single. 188/4

62.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, no shot played by Paranavitana. 187/4

62.1 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 187/4

61.6 S Ajmal to Mathews, Defends it off the front foot, good over from Ajmal. 187/4

61.5 S Ajmal to Mathews, Good length, defends it within his crease. 187/4

Angelo Mathews comes out at the crease.

61.4 Ajmal to Samaraweera, OUT! LBW! Good length delivery on middle, the ball spins onto his pads and beats the defense of Samaraweera. That would have hit the middle stump. Pakistan finally breaks the partnership. 187/4

61.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 187/3

61.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends it towards mid on. 187/3

61.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 187/3

60.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays towards point region for a single. 187/3

60.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good bouncer on middle, flicks it away down the leg side for a single. 186/3

60.4 Sami to Paranavitana, Drives towards mid on this time. 185/3

60.3 M Sami to T Samaraweera, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. 185/3

60.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Driven straight down the ground. 184/3

60.1 M Sami to Paranavitana, Plays towards point for a single. 184/3

59.6 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Cuts past point, picks up two runs. 183/3

59.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends towards covers. 181/3

59.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends it into the ground. 181/3

59.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 181/3

59.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends back to the bowler. 181/3

59.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Bit fullish, outside off, defended it into the ground. 181/3

The covers have been called off.

The covers are coming on. It is heavily overcast, the umpires have called for covers as a precautionary measure. It is very dark from one side. The entire square is covered. In fact it has started to rain heavily now.

Drinks break.

58.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Cuts away past point for a couple of runs. 181/3

58.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good bouncer! The ball nips towards Paranavitana after landing while ducking under it. 179/3

58.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it from within the crease. 179/3

58.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls around the wickets, on middle, Paranavitana defends it into the ground. 179/3

58.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays down the leg side for a single. 179/3

58.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards mid-wicket. 178/3

57.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 178/3

57.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays towards mid-wicket. 178/3

57.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends towards covers. 178/3

57.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 178/3

57.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends it off his front foot. 178/3

57.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Good length, plays towards point region. 178/3

Ajmal back on.

56.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 178/3

56.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Outside off, plays with the angled bat, goes past the third man region. Races away towards fence. 178/3

56.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, Short delivery, pulled away by Samaraweera for two runs. 174/3

56.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, punches it towards covers for two runs. These two are building a strong partnership. 172/3

56.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Driven towards mid off. 170/3

56.1 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls around the wicket, plays the square cut for a single. 170/3

3000 runs in Sri Lanka for Samaraweera.

55.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Drives it straight back this time. 169/3

55.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bouncer! No shot played by Samaraweera. 169/3

55.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit fullish on middle, Samaraweera plays it down the ground, picks up two runs. 169/3

55.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 167/3

55.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, the ball shapes away a bit after landing, left alone. 167/3

55.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 167/3

54.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays it to gully and picks up a single. 167/3

54.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it toward wide mid on, a little bit misfield, no harm done. 166/3

54.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length outside off, plays it towards point. 166/3

54.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 166/3

54.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Defends it towards mid on. 166/3

54.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Short and wide outside off, Samaraweera gets beaten, fails to hit the poor delivery. 166/3

53.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 166/3

53.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera tries to defend, gets an inside edge, goes towards fine leg, runs a single. 166/3

53.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 165/3

53.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Play and a miss! Samaraweera tries to defend, gets beaten. 165/3

53.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit fullish length, no shot played by Samaraweera. 165/3

53.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 165/3

52.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Short and outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 165/3

52.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Comes forward and drives it towards mid off. 165/3

52.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, On middle, plays towards short mid-wicket. 165/3

52.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Wide outside off, left alone. 165/3

52.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Flicks away down the leg side for a single. 165/3

52.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera goes to cut, gets an inside edge, misses the stumps, the ball goes towards keeper. 164/3

Sami into the attack.

51.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and a miss! Paranavitana tries to play but misses to connect it. 164/3

51.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR! Brilliant stroke! Driven towards covers this time to a delivery which was bowled outside off. 164/3

51.4 Gul to Paranavitana, Appeal for LBW. The ball hits his pads, Gul appeals but the ball was pitched outside leg. 160/3

51.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Pushed towards point region. 160/3

51.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 160/3

51.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards mid on for a single. 160/3

50.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 159/3

50.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 159/3

50.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bowls on middle, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets an inside edge as the ball goes towards square leg fielder. 159/3

50.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, On middle, plays down the leg side for a single. 159/3

50.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, defends it into the ground. 158/3

50.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defend towards covers. 158/3

49.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 158/3

49.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, Flicked towards square leg. 158/3

49.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and a miss! Paranavitana tries to drive but misses the ball completely. 158/3

49.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 158/3

49.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, BOUNCER! Paranavitana ducks under it. 158/3

49.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 158/3

48.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Pushed towards gully. 158/3

48.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes around the wicket. Outside off, left alone. 158/3

48.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 158/3

48.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it into the ground. 157/3

48.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, good carry, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 157/3

48.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, That was a ripper! Bit fullish, the ball nips back in, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets beaten completely. 157/3

47.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Defends off his back foot. 157/3

47.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends towards covers. 157/3

47.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 157/3

47.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Short outside off, Samaraweera lets it go through to the keeper. 157/3

47.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Defends it solidly. 157/3

29th Test Fifty for Samaraweera.

47.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, FOUR! Outside off, Samaraweera comes forward and plays past point for a lovely boundary. 157/3

46.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing towards Paranavitana, gets beaten completely. 153/3

46.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Cuts away towards point. 153/3

46.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 153/3

46.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off again, gets beaten this time. 153/3

46.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR! Outside off, Paranavitana drives towards covers for a nice boundary. 153/3

46.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, On middle, plays towards mid on. 149/3

45.6 U Gul to T Samaraweera, Good length, driven to mid off. 149/3

45.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 149/3

45.4 U Gul to T Samaraweera, Good length on middle, pushed towards mid on. 149/3

45.3 U Gul to T Samaraweera, DROPPED! Good length, the ball shapes away a bit after landing, Samaraweera gets a thick outside edge, Younus Khan drops it at second slip. 149/3

45.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, On middle, Paranavitana, flicks it away down the leg side, they take three runs. 149/3

45.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Full outside off, left alone. 146/3

Umar Gul is back on.

44.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera missed the line completely. Gets beaten. 146/3

44.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Pushed towards covers this time. 146/3

44.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 146/3

44.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing. Left alone by Samaraweera. 146/3

100-run partnership between Samaraweera and Paranavitana.

44.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR! On middle, pushed past mid-wicket for a lovely boundary, the fielder gives up the chase, the ball races past the ropes. 146/3

44.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Starts with bowling outside off, left alone. 142/3

Welcome back to the second session of day 2. The players are out in the middle.

Meanwhile dark clouds are approaching the ground but hopefully it doesn't rain. Join us in a few moments.

Lunch on day 3. A good session for Sri Lanka as they didn't lose any wicket and scored 98 runs. Pakistan bowlers were unlucky at times, getting a few edges. Both Paranavitana and Samaraweera played well and are amidst a 98-run partnership.

43.6 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Good length and well left by Paranavitana. 142/3

43.5 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 142/3

43.4 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it towards covers. 142/3

43.3 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Paranavitana lets the ball go outside his off stump. 142/3

43.2 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, no shot played by Paranavitana. 142/3

43.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 142/3

11th Test Fifty for Paranavitana, 5th against Pakistan!

43.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR! Short outside off, Paranavitana punches towards covers for a lovely boundary. 142/3

42.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera tries to punch towards covers, gets a bottom and onto his pads, might have hit his stumps. Lucky there! 137/3

42.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward and pushes it towards mid off. 137/3

42.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Defends it off his back foot. 137/3

42.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Flicks it down the leg side for two runs. 137/3

42.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 135/3

42.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bit short, comes forward and defends it into the ground. 135/3

41.6 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Pushed to point. 135/3

41.5 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Drives towards mid on for a single. 135/3

41.4 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Four byes! Outside off, the ball shapes away after landing, the keeper fails to grab it. 134/3

41.3 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Plays it past point region for a single. 130/3

41.2 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 129/3

41.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Pushes it towards point region. 129/3

40.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, the ball shapes away a bit after landing, left alone by Samaraweera. 129/3

It has gone heavily overcast.

40.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Plays towards covers region. 129/3

40.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, dabs it towards mid on. 129/3

40.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, driven towards covers for two runs. 129/3

40.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 127/3

40.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards mid on. 127/3

39.6 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 127/3

39.5 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Plays it off his front foot to defend it into the ground. 127/3

39.4 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 127/3

39.3 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, no shot played by Samaraweera. 126/3

39.2 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Appeal for LBW! On middle, the ball swings in, gets struck on his pads, no says the umpire, might have gone down the leg side. 126/3

39.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Full length, Paranavitana flicks it down the leg side for a single. 126/3

Well, Younus Khan comes into the attack now.

38.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 125/3

38.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Short ball! Samaraweera comes forward, Junaid pitches it short, gets an inside edge and hits on his chest region. Great delivery. 125/3

38.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward to defend towards covers. 125/3

38.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 125/3

38.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 125/3

38.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side, Samaraweera comes forward to flick, misses to connect it. 125/3

Junaid Khan back into the attack.

37.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 125/3

37.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 125/3

37.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. They pick up a single. Leg byes given by the umpire. 125/3

37.3 S Ajmal to T Samaraweera, FOUR! Short and wide, Samaraweera cuts it away over the gully region, give a perfect treatment to a poor delivery. 124/3

37.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays it towards third man. 120/3

37.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Full length, plays towards mid off. 120/3

36.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 120/3

36.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, FOUR! Outside off, Paranavitana tries to slash it, gets an edge, goes over the slip fielder, another lucky boundary. 120/3

36.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Fullish length, Paranavitana misses the ball completely. 116/3

36.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, On middle, plays it towards leg side. 116/3

36.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 116/3

36.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bit short, lovely flick by Samaraweera towards mid-wicket for two runs. 115/3

35.6 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays it down the leg side, picks up a single. 113/3

35.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Outside off, no shot played by the batsman. 112/3

35.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 112/3

35.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 112/3

35.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, FOUR! Bowls down the leg side, gets struck on his pads, it goes towards fine leg, the ball races to the boundary. 112/3

35.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Good length, defends solidly. 108/3

34.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad, Paranavitana was looking at the ball towards leg side but it was right in front of him, realizes later. 108/3

34.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Was that a catch? On middle, Paranavitana flicks it down the leg side, was close to the short leg fielder, picks up two runs. 108/3

34.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 106/3

34.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it off his front foot. 106/3

34.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, Outside off, pushes it towards point. 106/3

34.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length outside off, plays towards covers for a single. 106/3

33.6 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 105/3

33.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Gets hits on pads while going for the sweep, they pick up a single. 104/3

33.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, The batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 103/3

33.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends it solidly. 103/3

33.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, punches towards cover, misfield there by Hafeez, they pick up two runs. 103/3

33.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, On middle, defended it straight back to the bowler. 101/3

Samaraweera is getting some treatment on his right elbow by the physio.

32.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Another bouncer! Samaraweera ducks under it. 101/3

32.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 101/3

32.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana tries to duck under it, gets hits on his helmet, it could be nasty. 100/3

32.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Outside off, drives towards covers. 100/3

32.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Short ball, Samaraweera works it down the leg side for a single. 100/3

32.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, defends it towards covers. 99/3

31.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends towards point. 99/3

31.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Flicks down the leg side for a single. 99/3

31.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays towards mid-wicket. 98/3

31.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends it off his front foot into the ground. 98/3

31.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, What was that? It was a doosra from Ajmal, Samaraweera missed the ball completely. 98/3

31.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Bit full on middle, defends it towards mid-wicket. 98/3

30.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Dropped? Full length, Paranavitana tries to play it towards third man, gets an edge, the ball lands short before slips. They run two. 98/3

30.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it towards covers. 96/3

30.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 96/3

30.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, FOUR! Edged again! Outside off, Samaraweera drives towards covers, gets an outside edge, the ball goes over the gully region and pasts the boundary rope. 50 partnership between Samaraweera and Paranavitana. 95/3

30.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays a forward defense towards mid-wicket. 91/3

30.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 91/3

Drinks break!

29.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 91/3

29.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Flicks away towards fine leg for a single. 91/3

29.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, On middle, Samaraweera plays it towards mid-wicket again. 90/3

29.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Flicks it away towards mid-wicket. 90/3

29.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays it towards leg side. 90/3

29.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera defends it towards covers. 90/3

28.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards deep square leg for a single. 90/3

28.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/3

28.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, FOUR! Wide outside off, Samaraweera plays a square-cut, the ball goes over the point fielder for another brilliant boundary. 89/3

28.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, solid defense by Samaraweera. 85/3

28.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side, left alone by the batsman. 85/3

28.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bit short, comes forward to defend gets a leading edge and goes towards point. 85/3

27.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Dabs it towards mid-wicket. 85/3

27.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays it towards slip with his angled bat. 85/3

27.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Good length, defends solidly. 85/3

27.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and punches towards covers. 85/3

27.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, On middle, solid defense by Paranavitana. 85/3

27.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Bit full, Paranavitana gets an edge and the ball goes between point and gully region for two runs. 85/3

Ajmal back into the attack.

26.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, some movement for Sami, Samaraweera plays it towards point region. 83/3

26.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it into the ground, they pick up a quick single. 83/3

26.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good length, pushed towards covers. 82/3

26.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played by Paranavitana. 82/3

26.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 82/3

26.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, comes forward and plays towards covers. 82/3

Sami back into the attack.

25.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Plays it towards mid on region for a single. 81/3

25.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera gets a bottom edge this time towards covers. 80/3

25.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Another good delivery, Samaraweera plays no shot, the ball swings into him, good take by the keeper. 80/3

25.3 Khan to Samaraweera, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. The keeper takes a straight forward catch. A strong appeal from the bowler and fielders. The umpire shows no interest in the appeal. 80/3

25.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR! Good length, Samaraweera comes forward to play it through mid on, makes connection as ball goes past the boundary rope. Lovely shot! 80/3

25.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Defends it off his back foot. 76/3

24.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and a miss, Paranavitana misses to connect the ball with his bat. 76/3

24.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, Plays towards mid off region this time, once again Saaed Ajmal is the fielder, does well this time, they pick up two runs. 76/3

24.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR! Good length, Paranavitana plays a lovely drive towards covers, Ajmal runs to save it, gives up the chase, the ball goes past the boundary rope. 74/3

24.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it on the leg side. 70/3

24.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman goes to play towards covers, gets an inside edge, calls for a single, Samaraweera denies it. 70/3

24.1 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Bit fullish, Paranavitana plays it towards mid on. 70/3

23.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera comes forward to defend, misses the ball completely. 70/3

23.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 70/3

23.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Plays it towards covers, picks up a single. 70/3

23.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bowls in good channel, Samaraweera leaves it, the ball nips back in after landing, keeper couldn't take it properly, they run a single. 69/3

23.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it. 68/3

23.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Back of a length, Paranavitana plays it down the leg side for a single. 68/3

22.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Good length delivery, Samaraweera pushes it towards covers. 67/3

22.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off again, left alone by the batsman. 67/3

22.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 67/3

22.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Five Wides! Too short! Samaraweera ducks under it, the keeper had no chance, ball goes past the boundary rope, umpire signals wide. 67/3

22.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, no shot played by the batsman. 62/3

22.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Another play and a miss! The ball nips back a bit after landing, the batsman couldn't connect the ball with his bat. 62/3

22.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Play and miss! Good length delivery outside off, tempts Samaraweera to play it, beats him. 62/3

21.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Back of a length delivery, the batsman goes on his back foot, punches towards point. 62/3

21.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 62/3

21.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it off the front foot. 62/3

21.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets beaten. 62/3

21.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bit short, no shot played by the batsman. 62/3

21.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana plays it towards point. 62/3

20.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 62/3

20.5 U Gul to T Samaraweera, FOUR! Edged again! Good length, Samaraweera defends it, gets a thick outside edge, the ball goes between gully and slip fielder towards the boundary rope. Gul isn't happy. 62/3

20.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit short, Samaraweera stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 58/3

20.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Defends it towards point, picks up a single. 58/3

20.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and miss! This is some good channel by Gul, the batsman tries to push towards covers, fails to put his bat on the ball. 57/3

20.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana tries to defend it into the ground, gets beaten. 57/3

19.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Beautiful delivery! Samaraweera comes forward to defend, gets beaten completely. 57/3

19.5 J Khan to T Paranavitana, Paranavitana comes forward for the drive, gets another inside edge, the ball goes towards fine leg, picks up a single. 57/3

19.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it towards gully. 56/3

19.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, gets an inside edge and hits on his pads. 56/3

19.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera comes forward this time, plays it towards mid off, picks up a single. 56/3

19.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Ooohh! Good length, Samaraweera tries to defend, gets beaten completely. 55/3

18.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 55/3

18.5 Gul to T Paranavitana, FOUR! Good length, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets a top edge off his back of the bat, the ball goes over the slip fielders for a lucky boundary. 55/3

18.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, Short length, Gul gets a good bounce, Paranavitana shoulders his arms, the ball was close to his gloves. 51/3

18.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Plays it towards fine leg for a single. 51/3

18.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Good length, outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 50/3

18.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Down the leg side, the batsman plays it towards long leg for a single. 50/3

17.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, the ball hit his pads, a small appeal but Samaraweera had come forward to defend. 49/3

17.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Plays it towards mid-wicket this time. 49/3

17.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 49/3

17.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera has driven that ball straight back. 49/3

17.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Huge appeal for LBW! Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, Samaraweera goes to defend towards covers, gets struck on pads, they appeal but the umpire signals not out. 49/3

17.1 J Khan to T Samaraweera, Comes round the wicket, good length, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it towards mid on. 49/3

16.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 49/3

16.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit short, targets his ribs, gets struck on his thigh pads while Samaraweera was pushing it towards fine leg for a single. 49/3

16.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side this time, the batsman lets it go through. 48/3

16.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 48/3

16.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, On middle, tries to push it towards short leg, gets an inside edge, the fielder throws back towards the stumps. Samaraweera was in. 48/3

16.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Starts outside off, no shot played by Samaraweera. 48/3

Gull back into the attack.

15.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 48/3

15.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease, defends solidly. 48/3

15.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR! Bit fullish, Paranavitana comes forward and plays through the point region for a crisp boundary. 48/3

15.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, no shot played by Paranavitana. 44/3

15.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana defends it solidly. 44/3

15.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, On middle, defends it towards mid-wicket. 44/3

Junaid Khan to continue from the other end.

14.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side, flicks away this time to defend towards mid-wicket. 44/3

14.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, Starts by bowling down the leg side, Samaraweera goes for the flick, misses it. 44/3

Samaraweera has joined Paranavitana at the crease.

Pitch - The wicket is green and since it's overcast as well, it will be difficult for the batsmen. Bowlers should dominate today.

Weather - Good news first up, we're starting on time. But it is heavily overcast.

Welcome to day 3. Since day 2 was a complete wash out, we'll hope that there's no rain disturbance today.

Stumps called for on day 2. Due to heavy and persistent rain there was no play today. Tomorrow it's an early start at 9.45 am local. Hope we get a full day's play tomorrow. That's it from us, good bye.

Harsha Bhogle has just tweeted, "sri lanka, pakistan and the rain....now playing in pallekele and other parts of sri lanka!!"

TEA taken on Day 2. We may not be far from calling it a day. It is still raining in Pallekele. Stay tuned...

It's still raining at Pallekele. We have no updates as of now. All we can do is just wait and hope.

UPDATE - The news is not good. It is raining very heavily and we will be extremely lucky if we get any play at all today, thanks to the weather forecast. EARLY LUNCH HAS BEEN TAKEN.

UPDATE - The weather is not looking promising as another downpour has just graced the ground. Meanwhile, news comes in that ADNAN AKMAL will not take any further part in this Test, at least on the field, as he suffered a hairline fracture after getting hit on his left hand.

Hello there and a warm welcome to the second day's play of the final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Pallekele! We have bad news for you as of now. First it was a drizzle, but now it has turned out to be a heavy shower. START OF PLAY DELAYED.

Day 2, session 1...

13 wickets on day 1! We hope for some more entertainment on day 2. Join us for all the action tomorrow at 0430 GMT (1000 IST). Until then, on behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Chandimal gone. Sangakkara gone. And now, in the last over of the day, Mahela Jayawardena. Two massive blows. The deficit is now 182 with 7 wickets left. Junaid Khan has been fantastic and he will be the key tomorrow morning again. The pitch has still some juice in it for the seamers but if the batsmen see off the first hour, it might become easier to bat.

Okay then! Advantage Pakistan on Day 1. They started off in trouble, being 56/4 in the first innings when Misbah and Shafiq dug them out of a massive hole. They managed to scrape to 226 but now, with three top order batsmen gone, that too, the in-form Sangakkara dismissed, the men in green are well on top.

14.4 M Sami to J'dena, OUT! That's plumb LBW and Sri Lanka lose Mahela Jayawardena in the final over of the day! Terrific delivery. A screaming yorker, right on middle, 142.9 kph, Jayawardena comes forward to defend but misses and is hit right on the boot. He turns back, does not bother to see the umpire's finger, he knows it. Hears the screams of jubilation from Sami and starts to walk off. Nothing much anyone could have done about that. Jayawardena departs for 12, SRI LANKA 44/3! STUMPS ON DAY 1! 44/3

14.3 M Sami to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 140 kph, Jayawardena pushes it towards point. Substitute Faisal Iqbal charges in but the ball spins away from him and he fumbles. No run taken. 44/2

14.2 M Sami to J'dena, Misdirected half volley, on the pads, 140.4 kph, flicked towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his right and stops the ball. 44/2

14.1 M Sami to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 138.7 kph, not played at. 44/2

Last over of the day... to be bowled by Sami...

13.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Full on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket. 44/2

13.5 S Ajmal to J'dena, On leg stump, worked past short leg towards square leg for a single. 44/2

13.4 S Ajmal to J'dena, Full outside off, defended back to the bowler. 43/2

13.3 S Ajmal to J'dena, Action replay of the previous delivery. 43/2

13.2 S Ajmal to J'dena, Full on middle, played in front of short leg. 43/2

13.1 S Ajmal to J'dena, Starts off with a delivery down the leg side, spins in a long way, Mahela looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes towards fine leg and two runs have been taken. 43/2

Saeed Ajmal into the attack now. Sri Lanka trail by 185 runs.

12.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Fuller and wider outside off, 140.5 kph, Paranavitana is not going to be tempted in playing at that. 41/2

12.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Landed outside off, seaming away, left alone again. 41/2

12.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good length delivery outside off, closer to the stumps, not played at. 41/2

12.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 41/2

12.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, This is left alone outside off. 41/2

12.1 M Sami to J'dena, Better delivery. Good length on middle, 136 kph, pushed towards mid on. The bowler collides with the non-striker but the single is completed in the end. 41/2

12.1 M Sami to J'dena, WIDE! Horror start. Pitched well outside off, seams miles outside the pitch, is left alone. 40/2

Mohammad Sami into the attack now. Sri Lanka trail by 187 runs.

11.6 J Khan to M J'dena, Yorker length on middle, 136 kph, dug out towards mid on for a single. 10 runs from the over! 39/2

11.5 J Khan to J'dena, Landed outside off, left alone. 38/2

11.4 J Khan to J'dena, FOUR BYES! Probably trying too hard, strays this down the leg side, a real bad delivery, Mahela looks to flick but misses as the ball seams in a mile and Umar had no chance behind of getting anywhere near the ball. 38/2

11.3 J Khan to M J'dena, FOUR! Streaky! Beautifully bowled again. Full outside off, 136.2 kph, Jayawardena comes forward to defend but is squared up. The ball goes off the outside edge all along the ground past third slip to third man! 34/2

11.2 J Khan to J'dena, Full on the pads, 134 kph, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 30/2

11.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Full outside off, 134.5 kph, swings back in, Paranavitana manages to nudge it down to fine leg for a single. 30/2

10.6 U Gul to J'dena, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 29/2

10.5 U Gul to J'dena, On middle, 136.3 kph, Jayawardena pushes it towards mid-wicket, sets off for the single, then changes his mind. Paranavitana just about manages to get back in time as the throw misses the stumps at the bowler's end. 29/2

10.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, Down the leg side, 134.8 kph, clipped away to fine leg for one. 29/2

10.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Ooohh... nips back in from outside off, 134.9 kph, Paranavitana is hurried to get his bat down in time. 28/2

10.2 U Gul to J'dena, Fuller in length on middle, 135.9 kph, pushed wide of mid on for a run. 28/2

10.1 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Short outside off, 133.7 kph, cut away towards point where a fumble allows a single. 27/2

9.6 J Khan to M J'dena, Bowls outside off, Jayawardena drives it towards covers, picks up two runs. 26/2

9.5 J Khan to J'dena, Bit short on middle, Jayawardena defends it well. 24/2

9.4 J Khan to J'dena, Outside off again, no shot played. 24/2

9.3 J Khan to J'dena, Outside off, left alone. 24/2

9.2 J Khan to J'dena, Bowls down the leg side, Jayawardena pushes it towards mid on for two runs. 24/2

9.1 J Khan to J'dena, Play and a miss! Junaid gets some away swing, misses the ball completely. 22/2

8.6 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Fullish length, another inside edge hits on his pads. 22/2

8.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, Gets an inside edge and hits on his pads. 22/2

8.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR! Outside off, drives it towards covers, fielder tries his best to stop it. It's a boundary. 22/2

8.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played. 18/2

8.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, Paranavitana looks to flick, misses it, no chance for Taufeeq Umar to save it, four byes. 18/2

8.1 Gul to Paranavitana, Appeal for LBW! Good length, the ball hits Paranavitana's pads. May be height factor, Simon Taufel says not out. 14/2

Mahela Jayawardena walks in.

7.6 J Khan to K Sangakkara, OUT! Sangakkara is out for a duck! Junaid bowls at good length, he misses to flick, the ball hits his stumps. Good start for Pakistan. 14/2

7.5 J Khan to Sangakkara, Huge appeal once again. Junaid Khan is bowling at some good channel. The ball hits Sangakkara's pads. Umpire says not out! 14/1

7.4 J Khan to Sangakkara, Good length, Sangakkara comes forward, gets struck on his pads while pushing it down the leg side. Fielders appeal, not out says the umpire. 14/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in.

7.3 Khan to Chandimal, OUT! Bowls around the wickets, hits on his pads, umpire gives him out! Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, Chandimal goes to push, misses the ball. Junaid Khan strikes! 14/1

7.2 J Khan to Chandimal, Good length, gets beaten. 14/0

7.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Pushes it towards fine leg for a single. 14/0

6.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Plays it towards point, picks up a single. 13/0

6.5 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Gets struck on his pads, bowls on middle, Paranavitana comes forward to defend, fielders appeal, not out says the umpire. 12/0

6.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Gets an inside edge, goes towards fine leg, picks up a single. 12/0

6.3 U Gul to Chandimal, FOUR! Bit short, Chandimal goes to push towards covers, gets an outside edge, goes past the gully fielder. Lucky! 11/0

6.2 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal shoulders his arms. 7/0

6.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Bowls on middle, pushes it towards fine leg for a single. 7/0

5.6 J Khan to Chandimal, And he's beaten once again. Good length by Junaid, getting some nice swing. 6/0

5.5 J Khan to Chandimal, Good length, Chandimal gets beaten. 6/0

5.4 J Khan to Chandimal, Length delivery, the ball struck Chandimal's pads, while pushing down the leg side. 6/0

Junaid comes round the wicket now.

5.3 J Khan to Chandimal, Pushed towards covers. 6/0

5.2 J Khan to T Paranavitana, Bit short, the ball nips back a bit after landing towards Paranavitana, gets an inside edge. They pick up a single. 6/0

5.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, plays towards point region. 5/0

4.6 U Gul to Chandimal, Play and a miss! Chandimal goes to push, gets beaten. Nice channel by Gul. 5/0

4.5 U Gul to Chandimal, Good length, defends towards covers. 5/0

4.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Pushed towards mid on. 5/0

4.3 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal shoulders his arms. 5/0

4.2 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, plays towards short leg, thinks about the single but doesn't take any. 5/0

4.1 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, left alone. 5/0

3.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana is beaten by the away swing. 5/0

3.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bowls on middle, hits on his pads while defending. 5/0

3.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Down the leg side, Paranavitana goes to push, couldn't connect his bat with the ball. 5/0

3.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played. 5/0

3.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back towards Paranavitana after landing. Gets trick on his pads. May be the height factor as umpire says not out. 5/0

3.1 J Khan to Chandimal, Plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 5/0

2.6 U Gul to Chandimal, Bowls on middle, Chandimal gets an inside edge, it goes towards fine leg, just past the short leg fielder. Picks up a single. 4/0

2.5 U Gul to Chandimal, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 3/0

2.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Plays it towards point region this time. 3/0

2.3 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, no shot played. 3/0

2.2 Gul to Chandimal, Great delivery, bowls on his ribs, Chandimal goes to push it on the leg side, Azhar Ali takes a catch at short leg, the ball didn't hit the bat. Chandimal safe. 3/0

2.1 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, left alone. 3/0

1.6 J Khan to Chandimal, Plays on the off side, picks up a single. 3/0

1.5 J Khan to Chandimal, Play and a miss! Chandimal looks to drive, gets beaten completely. 2/0

1.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bit shortish, defends towards point, picks up a single. 2/0

1.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, goes to defend, gets beaten. 1/0

1.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played. 1/0

1.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Starts off with bit fullish, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 1/0

Junaid Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 U Gul to Chandimal, Plays it towards point region. 1/0

0.5 U Gul to Chandimal, Too wide, no shot played by Chandimal once again. 1/0

Adnan Akmal is not on the field, still recovering from the blow he received on his hands while batting. Taufeeq Umar is the wicket-keeper.

0.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Action replay of the previous delivery. 1/0

0.3 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off again, the batsman shoulders his arms. 1/0

0.2 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, no shot played by Chandimal. 1/0

0.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Starts off with bowling on middle, pushes to fine leg for a single to get off the mark. 1/0

Commentary (Pakistan innings)

78.6 M Hafeez to J'dene, Pushed towards covers for a single. 231/6

78.5 M Hafeez to J'dene, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 230/6

78.4 M Hafeez to Perera, Punches off his back foot through mid on and they pick up a single. 230/6

78.3 M Hafeez to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 229/6

78.2 M Hafeez to J'dene, Flicked away towards mid-wicket region for a single. 229/6

78.1 M Hafeez to J'dene, Played towards mid-wicket. 228/6

77.6 S Ajmal to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 228/6

77.5 S Ajmal to Perera, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 228/6

77.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends it off the front foot this time. 228/6

77.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Perera is beaten, they appeal for stumping, the ball hits stumps after getting hit the keeper's gloves. Perera is in. Third umpire says not out. 228/6

77.2 S Ajmal to Perera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 228/6

77.1 S Ajmal to P J'dene, Plays it towards mid on for a single. 228/6

76.6 M Hafeez to J'dene, Goes for the sweep, gets a top edge, goes to fine leg, picks up a single and Sri Lanka get one run lead. 227/6

76.5 M Hafeez to J'dene, Defended off the front towards leg side. 226/6

76.4 M Hafeez to J'dene, Play and a miss! Outside off, the batsman is beaten. 226/6

76.3 M Hafeez to Perera, Plays towards mid on for a single. 226/6

76.2 M Hafeez to Perera, Punches it straight back to the bowler off the back foot. 225/6

76.1 M Hafeez to Perera, Driven it to mid off. 225/6

75.6 S Ajmal to J'dene, Drives it straight back to the bowler. 225/6

75.5 S Ajmal to P J'dene, FOUR! Bit short, cuts away past point for a lovely boundary. The point fielder dives but fails to stop it. 225/6

75.4 S Ajmal to J'dene, Good length, get an inside edge into his pads. 221/6

75.3 S Ajmal to J'dene, Tries for the sweep but misses it, fielders appeal, was pitched down the leg side. 221/6

75.2 S Ajmal to J'dene, Plays it straight to mid-wicket. 221/6

75.1 S Ajmal to Perera, Bowls full, plays towards mid on for a single. 221/6

The players are out at the middle for the last session of today's play.

Can Sri Lanka's lower order score some runs and take their score to 300 or will Pakistan's bowlers restrict them under 250? Join us in a while for the last session of day 3.

Tea, day 3. Pakistan came back in this session by picking up 3 crucial wickets, Paranavitana and Samaraweera were out for 75 and 73 respectively. Sri Lanka scored 78 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in this session.

74.6 M Hafeez to J'dene, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 220/6

74.5 M Hafeez to Perera, Plays off his back foot, punches to long on for a single. 220/6

74.4 M Hafeez to Perera, Some turn for Hafeez, Perera gets beaten. 219/6

74.3 M Hafeez to Perera, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 219/6

74.2 M Hafeez to Perera, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 219/6

74.1 M Hafeez to Perera, Defends it off the front foot. 219/6

Hafeez comes into the attack now.

73.6 S Ajmal to Perera, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 219/6

73.5 S Ajmal to J'dene, Flicks it down the ground for a single. 218/6

73.4 S Ajmal to J'dene, Defends off his front foot into the ground. 217/6

73.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 217/6

73.2 S Ajmal to J'dene, Comes forward and plays towards mid off for a single. 216/6

73.1 S Ajmal to J'dene, Defends it off his front. 215/6

72.6 J Khan to J'dene, Full toss delivery this time, flicked away down the leg side for three runs. 215/6

72.5 J Khan to J'dene, Short delivery and pulled away by Jayawardene, picks up two easy runs. 212/6

72.4 J Khan to J'dene, Drives it towards covers. 210/6

72.3 J Khan to J'dene, Defends it towards covers. 210/6

72.2 J Khan to J'dene, Outside off, the ball swings towards the batsman. Left alone. 210/6

72.1 J Khan to J'dene, Full length, plays with the angled bat towards point. 210/6

After putting in to bat, Pakistan didn't really get a good start, kept losing wickets. Pitch had some moisture earlier on but looks good for batting now. Misbah and Shafiq tried to cover the early loss. Thisara Perera had some other plans, got 4 wickets, Herath picked up 3. Good cricket by Sri Lanka overall. Pakistan would look for couple of wickets before stumps.

72.5 Herath to Ajmal, OUT! Pakistan all out for 226! Ajmal tries to sweep but misses it, gets hits on his pads, strong appeal and the umpire gives him out. 150th Test wicket for Rangana Herath. 226/10

72.4 Herath to Ajmal, Ball strikes bit low on the pads, fielders appeal. Not out says the umpire. 226/9

72.3 R Herath to Khan, Plays it towards mid-wicket, picks up a single. 226/9

72.2 R Herath to Khan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 225/9

72.1 R Herath to Khan, Play and a miss! Junaid comes forward to defend but misses it completely. 225/9

71.6 S Ajmal to J'dene, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 210/6

71.5 S Ajmal to Perera, Perera gets a leading edge over the bowler's head, picks up a single. 209/6

71.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Perera drives the ball straight down the ground. 208/6

71.3 S Ajmal to J'dene, Flicks away down the leg side for a single. 208/6

71.2 S Ajmal to J'dene, Goes on his back foot and defends it into the ground. 207/6

71.1 S Ajmal to J'dene, Comes forward and defends solidly. 207/6

71.6 T Perera to S Ajmal, Driven towards mid on. 225/9

71.5 T Perera to Ajmal, Bit shortish this time, Ajmal gets an inside edge while pushing it away down the leg side. 225/9

71.4 T Perera to Khan, Plays it towards point, gets a single. 225/9

71.3 T Perera to Ajmal, Bowls on middle, Ajmal pulls it away towards fine leg for a single. 224/9

71.2 T Perera to Ajmal, FOUR! Cuts it away between slip and gully fielder for a nice boundary. 223/9

71.1 T Perera to Ajmal, Stays back in his crease and defends it into ground. 219/9

70.6 J Khan to Perera, Short delivery, Perera ducks under it. 207/6

70.5 J Khan to Perera, Perera tries to go after that wide one but misses it. 207/6

70.4 J Khan to Perera, Defends it towards point region. 207/6

70.3 J Khan to Perera, The batsman has driven that ball straight back. 207/6

70.2 J Khan to J'dene, Plays down the leg side for a single. 207/6

70.1 J Khan to J'dene, Defends it into the ground. 206/6

70.6 R Herath to Ajmal, Sweeps it down towards fine leg, gets a single. 219/9

70.5 R Herath to Khan, Guides it down the leg side for a single. 218/9

70.4 R Herath to Khan, Comes forward and defends towards covers. 217/9

70.3 R Herath to Khan, Stumping chance missed! Junaid comes forward, misses his flick, Prasanna fails to grab it. 217/9

70.2 R Herath to J Khan, Driven towards mid off this time. 217/9

70.1 R Herath to Khan, Comes forward and plays towards covers. 217/9

69.6 S Ajmal to Perera, Driven towards the mid-off region. 206/6

69.5 S Ajmal to Perera, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 206/6

69.4 S Ajmal to Perera, Defends it off his front foot. 206/6

69.3 S Ajmal to Perera, Plays off his pads towards square. Picks up two runs. 206/6

Perera is the next man in.

69.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, OUT! Paranavitana is bowled. Tries to cut it, gets an inside edge and it hits his stumps. Ajmal gets another wicket. Paranavitana walks back after making 75. 204/6

69.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Cuts it towards point. 204/5

69.6 T Perera to Ajmal, Short outside off, punched straight to cover. 217/9

69.5 T Perera to Ajmal, Length delivery outside off, Ajmal slashes but misses. 217/9

69.4 T Perera to Ajmal, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 217/9

69.3 T Perera to Ajmal, Short ball on middle, Ajmal goes for the hook but misses. One bouncer for the over signalled. 217/9

69.2 T Perera to Ajmal, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 217/9

69.1 T Perera to Ajmal, Full and straight, solidly defended. 217/9

68.6 J Khan to J'dene, Outside off, left alone. 204/5

68.5 J Khan to J'dene, Defends towards covers. 204/5

68.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Played towards point for a single. 204/5

It has started to drizzle.

68.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 203/5

68.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 203/5

68.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, defends solidly. 203/5

Perera is back on. 16-4-57-4 so far. Can he get a five-for?

68.6 R Herath to Khan, This time he goes back to push it towards the bowler. A wicket maiden for Herath! 217/9

68.5 R Herath to Khan, Full outside off, reaches out to defend. 217/9

Junaid Khan is the last man in.

DRINKS BREAK. Wow. What a collapse from Pakistan,. They have lost 4 wickets for just 42 runs!

68.4 Herath to Shafiq, OUT! Caught behind! That spun and bounced! What a ball! Tossed up outside off, Shafiq pushes forward to defend but the ball spins and bounces past the bat. Don't know whether it hit something or was there a noise but Sri Lanka appealed and umpire Davis raised his finger. Probably a bit of glove onto it. Shafiq departs for a wonderful 75, PAKISTAN 217/9! 217/9

68.3 R Herath to Shafiq, Short outside off, Shafiq goes for the cut but is too close to the ball. Ends up pushing it away. 217/8

68.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Slightly short this time, comfortably worked away to square leg. Single not taken. 217/8

68.1 R Herath to A Shafiq, Full on middle, 80.2 kph, Shafiq comes forward to defend but the ball spins away a touch and takes the outside edge to backward point. 217/8

67.6 S Ajmal to J'dene, Driven straight back to the bowler. 203/5

67.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Goes on his back foot, punches the ball and picks up a single. 203/5

67.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Cuts away towards point region at the last moment. 202/5

67.3 S Ajmal to T Paranavitana, Plays a square cut this time. 202/5

67.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Flicks away down the leg side. 202/5

67.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Healthy spin for Ajmal. Paranavitana is beaten. 202/5

67.6 N Kulasekara to Ajmal, Full outside off, Ajmal reaches out to defend, only to get an inside edge towards square leg. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. 217/8

Saeed Ajmal walks in at number 10, replacing Gul.

67.5 N Kulasekara to Gul, OUT! Knocked him over! Gosh, that is a poor, poor shot! Full and straight, 127.3 kph, nipping back in, Gul, getting carried away, attempts the big slog across the line but misses and the ball crashes into the timber. Not the greatest piece of batting. 250TH FIRST CLASS WICKET FOR NUWAN KULASEKARA! Gul goes for 7, PAKISTAN 217/8! 217/8

67.4 N Kulasekara to Gul, This is wider outside off, shouldered arms to. 217/7

67.3 N Kulasekara to U Gul, That is a good shot. Pitched on a fuller length outside off, 127.8 kph, Gul comes forward and drives it beautifully through mid off. It is stopped near the cover fence by Sangakkara and the batsmen pick up a couple. 217/7

67.2 N Kulasekara to Gul, Landed outside off, left alone. 215/7

67.1 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Full outside off, 122.7 kph, Shafiq pushes it towards point for a single. 215/7

66.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, flicked away towards fine leg for a single. 202/5

66.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Short delivery! He's doing it with the bouncers at the moment. Paranavitana ducks under it. 201/5

66.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 201/5

66.3 J Khan to P J'dene, Short delivery, pulled away towards fine leg, picks up a single. 201/5

Prasanna Jayawardene walks in at number 7, replacing Mathews. The deficit is now 26.

66.2 J Khan to Mathews, OUT! Mathews is gone! Length delivery outside off, he goes to cut, gives an easy catch to the gully fielder. Junaid strikes! 200/5

66.1 J Khan to Mathews, Driven straight back to the bowler. 200/4

66.6 R Herath to Gul, Goes back in his crease and blocks it out. 214/7

66.5 R Herath to Gul, This is even slower, 79.1 kph, Gul comes half-forward and keeps it out. 214/7

66.4 R Herath to Gul, Fuller and slower, Gul dead-bats it. 214/7

66.3 R Herath to Gul, Darts in an arm delivery outside off, Gul is hurried into his defense. 214/7

66.2 R Herath to Gul, This is on off, defended with the inside part of the bat in front of short leg. 214/7

66.1 R Herath to Gul, Slowly looped up outside off, Gul comes forward to defend. 214/7

Junaid Khan comes back into the attack.

65.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Action replay of the previous delivery, 200/4

65.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Comes forward and defends it solidly. 200/4

65.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone again. 200/4

65.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays off his front foot and defends it into the ground. 200/4

65.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 200/4

65.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 200/4

65.6 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, FOUR! That is stylishly played! Length delivery outside off, 124.7 kph, Shafiq whips it off his pads and turns it behind square leg for a boundary! 214/7

65.5 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Fuller, 124.7 kph, Shafiq strides out confidently in defense. 210/7

65.4 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Full outside off, nips back in as well, Shafiq gets in a nice forward defense. 210/7

65.3 N Kulasekara to Gul, Ahh... this one nips back in and goes off the inside edge towards square leg. A single taken. 210/7

65.2 N Kulasekara to Gul, Huge LBW shout, turned down. Pitched in line on length, Gul looks to flick it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pads. Probably too high and sliding down too. 209/7

65.1 N Kulasekara to Gul, Good length delivery outside off, pushed through the covers. 209/7

64.6 M Sami to Mathews, Mathews attempts to hook that one but fails to make contact. 200/4

64.5 M Sami to A Mathews, FOUR! Over pitched delivery, driven towards mid on by Mathews. He's looking comfortable already. 200/4

64.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, pushed away by Paranavitana for a single. 196/4

64.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends towards covers. 195/4

64.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 195/4

64.1 M Sami to Mathews, Short and pulled away by Mathews towards deep mid-wicket. They run three. 195/4

Nuwan Kulasekaea is back. 14-4-36-1 so far.

64.6 R Herath to Shafiq, Full on middle, pushed towards short leg. 209/7

64.5 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 209/7

64.4 R Herath to Shafiq, FOUR! Neat shot! Flighted outside off, Shafiq makes good use of his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it as clean as a whistle over mid off for a boundary! 209/7

64.3 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 205/7

64.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Goes back and punches the ball. 205/7

64.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 205/7

63.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends it solidly. 192/4

63.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Tries to flick the ball which is bowled down the leg side. 192/4

63.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays off the front foot and defends towards covers. 192/4

63.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Great delivery. It was an off spinner, turning away from Paranavitana, who fails to put his bat on it. 192/4

63.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays off his front foot and defends it into the ground. 192/4

63.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Full length, gets hits on pads. 192/4

63.6 A Mathews to Shafiq, Landed outside off, 124 kph, eased through the covers for a single. 205/7

63.5 A Mathews to Gul, Full outside off, Gul drives it through mid off. Fernando gives it a chase and showcases his football skills and just manages to keep the ball in play. Three runs taken. 204/7

63.4 A Mathews to Gul, Excellent fielding! Thisara Perera is the name. Full on middle, Gul flicks it away beautifully but Perera at mid-wicket dives full length and stops the ball. Gets up and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end too. No damage done. 201/7

63.3 A Mathews to Gul, In the air... safe! Full outside off, 119.8 kph, Gul chips it in the air and it lands just short of point! 201/7

63.2 A Mathews to Gul, Ahhh.... feels for this one outside off and gets beaten. 201/7

63.1 A Mathews to Shafiq, Good length delivery outside off, played through point for a single. 201/7

62.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Plays on his back foot, plays towards point for a single. 192/4

62.5 M Sami to Mathews, Bowls down the leg side, hits his pads, gets a single. 191/4

62.4 M Sami to Mathews, Short delivery, played half hearted pull shot, gets a top edge, goes towards deep square leg. Picks up two runs, Mathews off the mark. 190/4

62.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and pushes towards point for a single. 188/4

62.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, no shot played by Paranavitana. 187/4

62.1 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 187/4

62.6 R Herath to Gul, Way outside off, easy leave. 200/7

62.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Flighted outside off, pushed through the covers for a run. 200 UP FOR PAKISTAN! 200/7

62.4 R Herath to Gul, Landed on middle, worked wide of short leg for a single. 199/7

It's the Gulldozer who is in next. Umar Gul walks out to bat.

62.3 R Herath to Akmal, OUT! That is a bad shot. After having batted so well, he throws it away. Full and flighted on middle, Akmal sits down for the slog sweep but misses and the middle stump is pegged back.An overconfident shot. Akmal departs for a gritty 24, PAKISTAN ARE 198/7! 198/7

62.2 R Herath to Akmal, Full outside off, not played at. 198/6

62.1 R Herath to Akmal, Landed outside off, left alone. 198/6

61.6 S Ajmal to Mathews, Defends it off the front foot, good over from Ajmal. 187/4

61.5 S Ajmal to Mathews, Good length, defends it within his crease. 187/4

Angelo Mathews comes out at the crease.

61.4 Ajmal to Samaraweera, OUT! LBW! Good length delivery on middle, the ball spins onto his pads and beats the defense of Samaraweera. That would have hit the middle stump. Pakistan finally breaks the partnership. 187/4

61.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 187/3

61.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends it towards mid on. 187/3

61.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 187/3

61.6 A Mathews to Shafiq, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 198/6

61.5 A Mathews to Shafiq, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and wide outside off, Shafiq punches on the width and crashes it through point for a boundary! 198/6

61.4 A Mathews to Akmal, Pushes it through the covers. That was chipped uppishly and it just eluded the man in the ring. 194/6

61.3 A Mathews to Akmal, Full outside off, 123.7 kph, watchfully defended. 191/6

61.2 A Mathews to Akmal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 191/6

61.1 A Mathews to A Akmal, FOUR! Gosh, that was nicely controlled! Short outside off, Akmal rolls his wrists nicely and pulls it all along the ground though mid-wicket! 191/6

60.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays towards point region for a single. 187/3

60.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good bouncer on middle, flicks it away down the leg side for a single. 186/3

60.4 Sami to Paranavitana, Drives towards mid on this time. 185/3

60.3 M Sami to T Samaraweera, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. 185/3

60.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Driven straight down the ground. 184/3

60.1 M Sami to Paranavitana, Plays towards point for a single. 184/3

60.6 R Herath to Akmal, Full on middle, flicked away for a single. 187/6

60.5 R Herath to Akmal, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 186/6

60.4 R Herath to Akmal, FOUR! Plays a paddle sweep, nice shot there by Akmal. Ball crosses the boundary ropes. 186/6

60.3 R Herath to Shafiq, Appeal for LBW! Bowls on middle, Shafiq plays the sweep shot, misses to connect with his bat, gets a bit of gloves on it. Picks up a single. 182/6

60.2 R Herath to Akmal, Bowls down the leg side, flicks it away, gets a single. 181/6

60.1 R Herath to Akmal, Bowls on middle, pushes it towards short leg. 180/6

59.6 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Cuts past point, picks up two runs. 183/3

59.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends towards covers. 181/3

59.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends it into the ground. 181/3

59.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 181/3

59.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends back to the bowler. 181/3

59.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Bit fullish, outside off, defended it into the ground. 181/3

59.6 A Mathews to Akmal, Fullish length, pushes towards covers, bit of a misfield, picks up a single. 180/6

59.5 A Mathews to Akmal, Bowls on middle, flicks away towards fine leg, picks up two runs, two leg byes. 179/6

59.4 A Mathews to Akmal, Good length punches it towards point. 177/6

59.3 A Mathews to Akmal, Outside off, left alone. 177/6

59.2 A Mathews to Shafiq, Cuts it towards point for a single. 177/6

59.1 A Mathews to Shafiq, Good length, outside off, defends towards covers. 176/6

The covers have been called off.

The covers are coming on. It is heavily overcast, the umpires have called for covers as a precautionary measure. It is very dark from one side. The entire square is covered. In fact it has started to rain heavily now.

Drinks break.

58.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Cuts away past point for a couple of runs. 181/3

58.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good bouncer! The ball nips towards Paranavitana after landing while ducking under it. 179/3

58.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it from within the crease. 179/3

58.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls around the wickets, on middle, Paranavitana defends it into the ground. 179/3

58.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays down the leg side for a single. 179/3

58.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards mid-wicket. 178/3

58.6 R Herath to Akmal, Good length, replies with solid defense. 176/6

58.5 R Herath to Akmal, No run. Akmal fails to put bat on ball while going for the cut. 176/6

58.4 R Herath to Akmal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 176/6

58.3 R Herath to Akmal, Short of a length, stays back in his crease and cuts it towards point. 176/6

58.2 R Herath to Akmal, Defends towards covers. 176/6

58.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes forward and drives it towards long off for a single. 176/6

57.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 178/3

57.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays towards mid-wicket. 178/3

57.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends towards covers. 178/3

57.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 178/3

57.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends it off his front foot. 178/3

57.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Good length, plays towards point region. 178/3

57.6 A Mathews to Akmal, Outside, left alone. 175/6

57.5 A Mathews to Akmal, Good length, defends towards covers. 175/6

Adnan Akmal comes back to the crease.

57.4 A Mathews to Sami, OUT! Short ball and Sami goes for the pull, gets a top edge, Perera takes an easy catch at mid-wicket. Pakistan have lost their 6th wicket. 175/6

57.3 A Mathews to Sami, Good length, defends watchfully. 175/5

57.2 A Mathews to Shafiq, Comes forward and plays towards point, picks up a single. 175/5

57.1 A Mathews to Shafiq, Good length, defends towards covers. 174/5

Ajmal back on.

56.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 178/3

56.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Outside off, plays with the angled bat, goes past the third man region. Races away towards fence. 178/3

56.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, Short delivery, pulled away by Samaraweera for two runs. 174/3

56.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, punches it towards covers for two runs. These two are building a strong partnership. 172/3

56.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Driven towards mid off. 170/3

56.1 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bowls around the wicket, plays the square cut for a single. 170/3

Adnan Akmal looks padded up. Seems fine, might come out to bat.

56.6 R Herath to Sami, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 174/5

56.5 R Herath to Sami, Action replay of the previous delivery. 174/5

56.4 R Herath to Sami, Stays back in his crease, defends solidly. 174/5

56.3 R Herath to Sami, Defends it towards mid-wicket. 174/5

56.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes down the ground, plays towards mid on for a single. 174/5

56.1 R Herath to Sami, Plays towards point, picks up a single. 173/5

3000 runs in Sri Lanka for Samaraweera.

55.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Drives it straight back this time. 169/3

55.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bouncer! No shot played by Samaraweera. 169/3

55.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit fullish on middle, Samaraweera plays it down the ground, picks up two runs. 169/3

55.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 167/3

55.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, the ball shapes away a bit after landing, left alone. 167/3

55.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 167/3

Herath to bowl now.

55.6 A Mathews to Shafiq, Comes forward and defends watchfully. 172/5

55.5 A Mathews to Shafiq, Outside off, defends towards covers. 172/5

55.4 A Mathews to Shafiq, Bit short, defends towards mid on. 172/5

55.3 A Mathews to Shafiq, Outside off, left alone. 172/5

55.2 A Mathews to Shafiq, On middle, comes forward and defends solidly. 172/5

55.1 A Mathews to Shafiq, Good length outside off, no shot played by Shafiq. 172/5

54.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays it to gully and picks up a single. 167/3

54.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it toward wide mid on, a little bit misfield, no harm done. 166/3

54.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length outside off, plays it towards point. 166/3

54.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 166/3

54.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Defends it towards mid on. 166/3

54.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Short and wide outside off, Samaraweera gets beaten, fails to hit the poor delivery. 166/3

Mathews comes to bowl now.

We are back for the last session.

Tea, day 1. Pakistan showed some recovery in this session, started off well but Misbah got out for 40 to Perera, who was excellent in the first session as well. Adnan Akmal who hurt himself was retired hurt, no news regarding him as of yet. A good overall session for Pakistan.

54.6 D Fernando to Sami, Stays back in his crease and plays towards mid-wicket. 172/5

54.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, Defends it on the off side for a single. 172/5

54.4 D Fernando to Sami, Goes on his back foot and plays towards mid-wicket for three runs. 171/5

54.3 D Fernando to Sami, Pushes towards covers. 168/5

54.2 D Fernando to Shafiq, Plays toward deep point for a single. 168/5

54.1 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bowls down the leg side. 167/5

53.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 166/3

53.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera tries to defend, gets an inside edge, goes towards fine leg, runs a single. 166/3

53.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 165/3

53.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Play and a miss! Samaraweera tries to defend, gets beaten. 165/3

53.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit fullish length, no shot played by Samaraweera. 165/3

53.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 165/3

53.6 T Perera to Sami, Outside off, left alone again. 167/5

53.5 T Perera to Sami, Plays it towards covers. 167/5

53.4 T Perera to Sami, Action replay of the previous ball. 167/5

53.3 T Perera to Sami, Outside off, left alone. 167/5

53.2 T Perera to Sami, Driven back straight to the bowler. 167/5

53.1 T Perera to Sami, FOUR! Outside off, plays it between gully and point fielder, no one to stop there, first boundary for Sami who slips at non-striker's end. 167/5

52.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Short and outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 165/3

52.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Comes forward and drives it towards mid off. 165/3

52.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, On middle, plays towards short mid-wicket. 165/3

52.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Wide outside off, left alone. 165/3

52.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Flicks away down the leg side for a single. 165/3

52.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera goes to cut, gets an inside edge, misses the stumps, the ball goes towards keeper. 164/3

52.6 D Fernando to Sami, On middle, pushes towards mid-wicket for a single. 163/5

Adnan Akmal has retired hurt, he has left the field. Mohammad Sami comes in.

52.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 162/5

6th Test Fifty for Asad Shafiq. 3rd against Sri Lanka.

52.4 D Fernando to Shafiq, FOUR! Outside off, cuts it away over slips, for a nice boundary. That brings up his fifty. 161/5

52.3 D Fernando to Akmal, Stays back in his crease and punches towards covers for a single. 157/5

It looks okay now, as the physio gives him some treatment. He will continue.

52.2 D Fernando to Akmal, Short on his ribs, Akmal goes to defend it, gets hits on his gloves. He's not looking good. 156/5

52.1 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit short, plays towards covers, picks up a single. 156/5

Sami into the attack.

51.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and a miss! Paranavitana tries to play but misses to connect it. 164/3

51.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR! Brilliant stroke! Driven towards covers this time to a delivery which was bowled outside off. 164/3

51.4 Gul to Paranavitana, Appeal for LBW. The ball hits his pads, Gul appeals but the ball was pitched outside leg. 160/3

51.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Pushed towards point region. 160/3

51.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 160/3

51.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards mid on for a single. 160/3

51.6 T Perera to Akmal, Defends it watchfully. 155/5

51.5 T Perera to Akmal, Drives towards covers, fielders dives to stop it. 155/5

51.4 T Perera to A Akmal, FOUR! Once again cuts it past point for another crispy boundary. 155/5

51.3 T Perera to Akmal, Outside off, left alone. 151/5

51.2 T Perera to Akmal, FOUR! Wide on off, cuts it away past point for a lovely boundary. 151/5

51.1 T Perera to Akmal, Comes forward and defends towards point. 147/5

50.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 159/3

50.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 159/3

50.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bowls on middle, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets an inside edge as the ball goes towards square leg fielder. 159/3

50.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, On middle, plays down the leg side for a single. 159/3

50.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, defends it into the ground. 158/3

50.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defend towards covers. 158/3

50.6 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length, comes forward and defends towards covers. 147/5

50.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good bouncer, ducks under it at the right time. 147/5

50.4 D Fernando to Akmal, Pushes to mid on this time for a single. 147/5

50.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length, punches towards covers for a single. 146/5

50.2 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bouncer, Shafiq ducks under it. 145/5

He looks okay now...

Oops... Shafiq is down. Not quite sure why. Probably a back problem. He is getting a massage from the physio.

Mid-wicket drops back.

50.1 D Fernando to Shafiq, FOUR! Too straight, full on middle, 134.2 kph, flicked away beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary. 145/5

49.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 158/3

49.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, Flicked towards square leg. 158/3

49.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and a miss! Paranavitana tries to drive but misses the ball completely. 158/3

49.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 158/3

49.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, BOUNCER! Paranavitana ducks under it. 158/3

49.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 158/3

49.6 T Perera to Akmal, Full outside off, driven straight to short extra cover. 141/5

49.5 T Perera to Akmal, Outside off, left alone. 141/5

Adnan Akmal walks in at number 7, replacing Misbah.

49.4 T Perera to Misbah, OUT! Caught behind! Massive wicket as Misbah falls! Good length delivery outside off, 122.8 kph, Misbah looks to steer it to third man but the ball gets big on him. Only manages a thick outside edge to the keeper. Misbah walks back shaking his head, a rare failure, for 40 and the 85-run stand is broken. PAKISTAN 141/5! BEST FIGURES FOR PERERA IN TESTS. 141/5

49.3 T Perera to Shafiq, Full on middle, flicked towards square leg for a run. 141/4

49.2 T Perera to Shafiq, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 140/4

49.1 T Perera to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, Misbah works it past short leg and takes the single. 140/4

48.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Pushed towards gully. 158/3

48.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes around the wicket. Outside off, left alone. 158/3

48.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 158/3

48.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it into the ground. 157/3

48.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, good carry, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 157/3

48.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, That was a ripper! Bit fullish, the ball nips back in, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets beaten completely. 157/3

48.6 D Fernando to Misbah, Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep point for a single. 139/4

48.5 D Fernando to Misbah, Landed outside off, left alone. 138/4

48.4 D Fernando to Misbah, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 138/4

48.3 D Fernando to Misbah, A bouncer on middle, Misbah ducks under it. 138/4

48.2 D Fernando to Misbah, FOUR! That's streaky. Short outside off, Misbah slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge past gully to third man. 138/4

48.1 D Fernando to Shafiq, Short outside off, cut away to point for a single. 134/4

47.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Defends off his back foot. 157/3

47.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends towards covers. 157/3

47.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 157/3

47.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Short outside off, Samaraweera lets it go through to the keeper. 157/3

47.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Defends it solidly. 157/3

29th Test Fifty for Samaraweera.

47.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, FOUR! Outside off, Samaraweera comes forward and plays past point for a lovely boundary. 157/3

Dilhara Fernando is back into the attack.

47.6 T Perera to Shafiq, Full on the pads, Shafiq misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A leg bye taken. 133/4

47.5 T Perera to Shafiq, Three in a row now, left alone outside off. 132/4

47.4 T Perera to Shafiq, Wider outside off, not played at. 132/4

47.3 T Perera to Shafiq, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 132/4

47.2 T Perera to Shafiq, Comes forward a touch and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 132/4

47.1 T Perera to Shafiq, Full outside off, 120.9 kph, left alone. 130/4

46.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing towards Paranavitana, gets beaten completely. 153/3

46.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Cuts away towards point. 153/3

46.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 153/3

46.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off again, gets beaten this time. 153/3

46.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR! Outside off, Paranavitana drives towards covers for a nice boundary. 153/3

46.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, On middle, plays towards mid on. 149/3

46.6 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 130/4

46.5 R Herath to Misbah, Comes down the track and ease it towards mid-wicket for a run. 129/4

46.4 R Herath to Misbah, Full on middle, watchfully defended. 128/4

46.3 R Herath to Misbah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 128/4

46.2 R Herath to Misbah, Full on middle, played straight to mid-wicket. 128/4

46.1 R Herath to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/4

45.6 U Gul to T Samaraweera, Good length, driven to mid off. 149/3

45.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 149/3

45.4 U Gul to T Samaraweera, Good length on middle, pushed towards mid on. 149/3

45.3 U Gul to T Samaraweera, DROPPED! Good length, the ball shapes away a bit after landing, Samaraweera gets a thick outside edge, Younus Khan drops it at second slip. 149/3

45.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, On middle, Paranavitana, flicks it away down the leg side, they take three runs. 149/3

45.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Full outside off, left alone. 146/3

45.6 T Perera to Shafiq, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 128/4

45.5 T Perera to Misbah, Looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. A single taken. 128/4

45.4 T Perera to Misbah, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 127/4

45.3 T Perera to Misbah, FOUR! Short outside off, 123 kph, Misbah goes back and cuts it behind point for a boundary! 127/4

45.2 T Perera to Misbah, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 123/4

45.1 T Perera to Misbah, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. 123/4

Umar Gul is back on.

44.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera missed the line completely. Gets beaten. 146/3

44.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Pushed towards covers this time. 146/3

44.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 146/3

44.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing. Left alone by Samaraweera. 146/3

100-run partnership between Samaraweera and Paranavitana.

44.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR! On middle, pushed past mid-wicket for a lovely boundary, the fielder gives up the chase, the ball races past the ropes. 146/3

44.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Starts with bowling outside off, left alone. 142/3

44.6 R Herath to Shafiq, FOUR! Manages to get this one away! Short ball outside off, cut away behind point for a boundary. 123/4

44.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Another forward defense. 119/4

44.4 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman has driven that ball straight back. 119/4

44.3 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes forward and blocks it out. 119/4

44.2 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 119/4

44.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 119/4

Welcome back to the second session of day 2. The players are out in the middle.

Meanwhile dark clouds are approaching the ground but hopefully it doesn't rain. Join us in a few moments.

Lunch on day 3. A good session for Sri Lanka as they didn't lose any wicket and scored 98 runs. Pakistan bowlers were unlucky at times, getting a few edges. Both Paranavitana and Samaraweera played well and are amidst a 98-run partnership.

43.6 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Good length and well left by Paranavitana. 142/3

43.5 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 142/3

43.4 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it towards covers. 142/3

43.3 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Paranavitana lets the ball go outside his off stump. 142/3

43.2 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, no shot played by Paranavitana. 142/3

43.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 142/3

11th Test Fifty for Paranavitana, 5th against Pakistan!

43.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR! Short outside off, Paranavitana punches towards covers for a lovely boundary. 142/3

DRINKS BREAK. CRICKET UPDATE - In the second unofficial Test between South Africa A and Sri Lanka A, at Pallekele. the Proteas are 247/8, trailing by 89 runs.

43.6 T Perera to Shafiq, Flicked towards fine leg for a single. 119/4

43.5 T Perera to Shafiq, FOUR! Edged and goes between the second slip and gully fielder. Good length, plays it with his soft hands, gets an outside edge, Mahela dives to his right from second slip but cannot stop it, a lucky boundary. 118/4

43.4 T Perera to Shafiq, Good length outside off, Shafiq shoulders his arms. 114/4

43.3 T Perera to Shafiq, Bit fullish this time, no shot played. 114/4

43.2 T Perera to Shafiq, Outside off, left alone. 114/4

43.1 T Perera to Shafiq, Full length, driven back to the bowler. 114/4

42.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera tries to punch towards covers, gets a bottom and onto his pads, might have hit his stumps. Lucky there! 137/3

42.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward and pushes it towards mid off. 137/3

42.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Defends it off his back foot. 137/3

42.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Flicks it down the leg side for two runs. 137/3

42.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 135/3

42.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bit short, comes forward and defends it into the ground. 135/3

42.6 R Herath to Misbah, FOUR! This time he doesn't misses. Outside off, plays the square cut, second boundary off this over. Great stuff. 114/4

42.5 R Herath to Misbah, Once again plays the square. 110/4

42.4 R Herath to Misbah, Goes for the square cut, fielder stops it well. 110/4

42.3 R Herath to Misbah, Plays it towards point region. 110/4

42.2 R Herath to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 110/4

42.1 R Herath to Misbah, FOUR! Comes down the track, flicks it towards mid wicket region, no fielders, gets a boundary. 110/4

41.6 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Pushed to point. 135/3

41.5 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Drives towards mid on for a single. 135/3

41.4 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Four byes! Outside off, the ball shapes away after landing, the keeper fails to grab it. 134/3

41.3 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Plays it past point region for a single. 130/3

41.2 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 129/3

41.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Pushes it towards point region. 129/3

41.6 T Perera to Shafiq, Pushes it towards covers. 106/4

41.5 T Perera to Shafiq, Good length, no shot played by Shafiq once again. 106/4

41.4 T Perera to Shafiq, Wide and outside off, no shot played by Shafiq. 106/4

41.3 T Perera to A Shafiq, The batsman has driven it through mid-on. 106/4

41.2 T Perera to Shafiq, Oohhh! Too close again to leave this ball which is bowled just outside off, Shafiq leaves it, went near to the stumps. 106/4

41.1 T Perera to Shafiq, Starts off with good length outside off, Shafiq shoulders his arms. 106/4

40.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, the ball shapes away a bit after landing, left alone by Samaraweera. 129/3

It has gone heavily overcast.

40.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Plays towards covers region. 129/3

40.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, dabs it towards mid on. 129/3

40.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, driven towards covers for two runs. 129/3

40.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 127/3

40.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards mid on. 127/3

Perera is back on, he wrecked the top order.

The ground staff are getting ready with the covers. It has gone overcast.

40.6 R Herath to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 106/4

40.5 R Herath to Misbah, Defends it towards mid-wicket. 106/4

40.4 R Herath to Misbah, Plays it towards point region this time. 106/4

40.3 R Herath to Misbah, Comes forward and dabs it towards covers. 106/4

40.2 R Herath to Misbah, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 106/4

40.1 R Herath to Misbah, Bit full, goes to defend, gets an inside edge to the short leg fielder. 106/4

39.6 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, left alone. 127/3

39.5 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Plays it off his front foot to defend it into the ground. 127/3

39.4 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 127/3

39.3 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, no shot played by Samaraweera. 126/3

39.2 Y Khan to Samaraweera, Appeal for LBW! On middle, the ball swings in, gets struck on his pads, no says the umpire, might have gone down the leg side. 126/3

39.1 Y Khan to Paranavitana, Full length, Paranavitana flicks it down the leg side for a single. 126/3

39.6 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit short, stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 106/4

39.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, Outside off, no shot played by the batsman. 106/4

50 stand up.

39.4 D Fernando to A Shafiq, FOUR! Short ball, plays off his back foot and cuts it away towards square for a fine boundary. 106/4

39.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Close one! Good length delivery, goes to push towards covers, gets beaten. 102/4

39.2 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 102/4

39.1 D Fernando to Shafiq, Fuller length, driven back to the bowler. 102/4

Well, Younus Khan comes into the attack now.

38.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 125/3

38.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Short ball! Samaraweera comes forward, Junaid pitches it short, gets an inside edge and hits on his chest region. Great delivery. 125/3

38.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward to defend towards covers. 125/3

38.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, left alone. 125/3

38.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Comes forward and defends solidly. 125/3

38.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side, Samaraweera comes forward to flick, misses to connect it. 125/3

38.6 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes forward and plays towards mid on for a single. 102/4

38.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease and defends straight back to the bowler. 101/4

38.4 R Herath to Shafiq, Goes to cut, misses the ball completely. 101/4

38.3 R Herath to Shafiq, On middle, defends it towards the short leg fielder. 101/4

38.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease this time and defends straight back to the bowler. 101/4

38.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Good length, comes forward and defends it into the ground. 101/4

Junaid Khan back into the attack.

37.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 125/3

37.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 125/3

37.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. They pick up a single. Leg byes given by the umpire. 125/3

37.3 S Ajmal to T Samaraweera, FOUR! Short and wide, Samaraweera cuts it away over the gully region, give a perfect treatment to a poor delivery. 124/3

37.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays it towards third man. 120/3

37.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Full length, plays towards mid off. 120/3

Herath comes back into the attack.

37.6 D Fernando to Misbah, Bit shortish, stays back in his crease and defends it towards covers. 101/4

37.5 D Fernando to Misbah, Punched towards covers. 101/4

37.4 D Fernando to Misbah, On middle, looks to defend on the leg side, gets an inside edge and hits his pads. 101/4

37.3 D Fernando to Misbah, Another short ball, Misbah ducks under it. 101/4

37.2 D Fernando to Misbah, FOUR! Short ball, Misbah guides it towards third man, it goes over gully and slip fielders. 101/4

37.1 D Fernando to Misbah, Short, outside off, tries to cut, gets beaten. 97/4

36.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 120/3

36.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, FOUR! Outside off, Paranavitana tries to slash it, gets an edge, goes over the slip fielder, another lucky boundary. 120/3

36.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Fullish length, Paranavitana misses the ball completely. 116/3

36.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, On middle, plays it towards leg side. 116/3

36.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 116/3

36.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bit short, lovely flick by Samaraweera towards mid-wicket for two runs. 115/3

36.6 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Another good length delivery, no shot play by the batsman. 97/4

36.5 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Outside off, left alone by Shafiq. 97/4

36.4 N Kulasekara to A Shafiq, Good length, goes forward to defend, gets an inside edge and hits on his pads. 97/4

36.3 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Action replay of the previous delivery. 97/4

Suraj Randiv is on the field for Angelo Mathews.

36.2 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Outside off, left alone. 97/4

36.1 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, On middle, defends it towards mid-wicket. 97/4

35.6 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays it down the leg side, picks up a single. 113/3

35.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Outside off, no shot played by the batsman. 112/3

35.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 112/3

35.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 112/3

35.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, FOUR! Bowls down the leg side, gets struck on his pads, it goes towards fine leg, the ball races to the boundary. 112/3

35.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Good length, defends solidly. 108/3

35.6 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit fullish, gets an edge, goes towards third man. They pick up a single. 97/4

35.5 D Fernando to Misbah, Slices it away towards the gap between gully and point. 96/4

35.4 D Fernando to A Shafiq, Outside off, plays towards covers, the fielder couldn't stop the ball, picks up a single. 95/4

35.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length, defends it into the ground. 94/4

35.2 D Fernando to Shafiq, Too wide outside off, left alone. 94/4

35.1 D Fernando to Misbah, Bit short, plays it towards covers, picks up a single. 94/4

34.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad, Paranavitana was looking at the ball towards leg side but it was right in front of him, realizes later. 108/3

34.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Was that a catch? On middle, Paranavitana flicks it down the leg side, was close to the short leg fielder, picks up two runs. 108/3

34.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 106/3

34.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it off his front foot. 106/3

34.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, Outside off, pushes it towards point. 106/3

34.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length outside off, plays towards covers for a single. 106/3

34.6 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Another good length delivery, stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 93/4

34.5 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Outside off, goes to cut, the point fielder stops it. 93/4

34.4 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Good channel from Kulasekara, defends it into the ground. 93/4

34.3 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, Shafiq shoulders his arms. 93/4

34.2 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Outside off, left alone. 93/4

34.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length, plays it towards mid on, picks up a single. 93/4

33.6 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 105/3

33.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Gets hits on pads while going for the sweep, they pick up a single. 104/3

33.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, The batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 103/3

33.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Defends it solidly. 103/3

33.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Outside off, punches towards cover, misfield there by Hafeez, they pick up two runs. 103/3

33.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, On middle, defended it straight back to the bowler. 101/3

33.6 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit shortish, plays it towards gully again. 92/4

33.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length, stays back in his crease and defends towards gully. 92/4

33.4 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit fullish this time, left alone. 92/4

33.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length, Shafiq shoulders his arms to a delivery which was close to his stumps. 92/4

33.2 D Fernando to Misbah, Outside off, Misbah cuts it away behind point for a single. 92/4

33.1 D Fernando to Misbah, Defended off his back foot, towards the bowler. 91/4

Samaraweera is getting some treatment on his right elbow by the physio.

32.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Another bouncer! Samaraweera ducks under it. 101/3

32.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 101/3

32.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana tries to duck under it, gets hits on his helmet, it could be nasty. 100/3

32.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Outside off, drives towards covers. 100/3

32.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Short ball, Samaraweera works it down the leg side for a single. 100/3

32.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, defends it towards covers. 99/3

32.6 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Good length, defends straight back to the bowler. 91/4

32.5 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, FOUR! Short and wide, Shafiq cuts it away over the point fielder for a brilliant boundary. 91/4

32.4 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Once again comes forward and defends it into the ground. 87/4

32.3 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Comes forward and defends solidly. 87/4

32.2 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, On middle, plays it towards the short leg fielder, who stops it. 87/4

32.1 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Good length, outside off, defends towards gully. 87/4

31.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends towards point. 99/3

31.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Flicks down the leg side for a single. 99/3

31.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays towards mid-wicket. 98/3

31.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Defends it off his front foot into the ground. 98/3

31.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, What was that? It was a doosra from Ajmal, Samaraweera missed the ball completely. 98/3

31.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Bit full on middle, defends it towards mid-wicket. 98/3

31.6 D Fernando to Misbah, Short ball, the nips back a bit after landing, Misbah plays it towards the point region. 87/4

31.5 D Fernando to Misbah, Driven towards mid off this time. 87/4

31.4 D Fernando to Misbah, Comes forward and defends it towards covers. 87/4

31.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit fullish down the leg side, plays it down the fine leg for a single. 87/4

31.2 D Fernando to Misbah, Wide outside off, cuts it away towards point, picks up a single. 86/4

31.1 D Fernando to Misbah, Play and a miss! Outside off, goes to cut, gets beaten. 85/4

30.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Dropped? Full length, Paranavitana tries to play it towards third man, gets an edge, the ball lands short before slips. They run two. 98/3

30.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it towards covers. 96/3

30.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays it down the leg side for a single. 96/3

30.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, FOUR! Edged again! Outside off, Samaraweera drives towards covers, gets an outside edge, the ball goes over the gully region and pasts the boundary rope. 50 partnership between Samaraweera and Paranavitana. 95/3

30.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Plays a forward defense towards mid-wicket. 91/3

30.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 91/3

30.6 N Kulasekara to Misbah, On middle, played towards backward square leg, picks up a single. 85/4

30.5 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Outside off, no shot played by Misbah. 84/4

30.4 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Good length, defends it into the ground, gets an inside edge, goes towards point, picks up a single. 84/4

30.3 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Comes forward and defends solidly. 83/4

30.2 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, On middle again, flicked away down the leg side for a couple. 83/4

30.1 N Kulasekara to Shafiq, Starts off with bowling on middle, gets inside edge, short leg fielder stops it. 81/4

Drinks break!

29.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 91/3

29.5 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Flicks away towards fine leg for a single. 91/3

29.4 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, On middle, Samaraweera plays it towards mid-wicket again. 90/3

29.3 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Flicks it away towards mid-wicket. 90/3

29.2 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Plays it towards leg side. 90/3

29.1 S Ajmal to Samaraweera, Good length, Samaraweera defends it towards covers. 90/3

Kulasekara to bowl.

Welcome back to the second session of day 1.

Lunch, Day 1. The session belongs to Sri Lanka. Pakistan scored 81 runs for the loss of four wickets. Perera was the stand out bowler, picked up 3 crucial wickets of Hafeez, Umar and Azhar Ali. The Lankans bowled well, Pakistan were left in tatters. Misbah and Shafiq are at the crease recovering the loss.

29.6 D Fernando to Misbah, Good length, defends solidly. 81/4

29.5 D Fernando to Misbah, Wide outside off, Misbah shoulders his arms. 81/4

29.4 D Fernando to Misbah, Good length, outside off, defends towards covers. 81/4

29.3 D Fernando to Misbah, Short and bit wide again, no shot played by Misbah. 81/4

29.2 D Fernando to Misbah, Good length, defends it straight back to the bowler. 81/4

Last over before lunch.

29.1 D Fernando to Misbah, Bit short, outside off, left alone. 81/4

28.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, On middle, plays it towards deep square leg for a single. 90/3

28.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/3

28.4 M Sami to Samaraweera, FOUR! Wide outside off, Samaraweera plays a square-cut, the ball goes over the point fielder for another brilliant boundary. 89/3

28.3 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, solid defense by Samaraweera. 85/3

28.2 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side, left alone by the batsman. 85/3

28.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bit short, comes forward to defend gets a leading edge and goes towards point. 85/3

28.6 R Herath to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease and defends it straight back to the bowler. 81/4

28.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Plays it towards point. 81/4

28.4 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes forward and defends solidly. 81/4

28.3 R Herath to Shafiq, Plays it towards mid-wicket this time. 81/4

28.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Once again, comes forward and defends it into the ground, 81/4

28.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Plays a forward defense. 81/4

27.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Dabs it towards mid-wicket. 85/3

27.5 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Plays it towards slip with his angled bat. 85/3

27.4 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Good length, defends solidly. 85/3

27.3 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and punches towards covers. 85/3

27.2 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, On middle, solid defense by Paranavitana. 85/3

27.1 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Bit full, Paranavitana gets an edge and the ball goes between point and gully region for two runs. 85/3

27.6 D Fernando to Misbah, Bit short, defends straight back to the bowler. 81/4

27.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length outside off, plays behind point for a single. 81/4

27.4 D Fernando to Shafiq, Full toss delivery, plays towards mid on. 80/4

27.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Wide outside off, left alone. 80/4

27.2 D Fernando to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 80/4

27.1 D Fernando to Shafiq, Full outside off, driven towards covers, picks up two runs. 80/4

Ajmal back into the attack.

26.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, some movement for Sami, Samaraweera plays it towards point region. 83/3

26.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Defends it into the ground, they pick up a quick single. 83/3

26.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good length, pushed towards covers. 82/3

26.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played by Paranavitana. 82/3

26.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 82/3

26.1 M Sami to Samaraweera, Good length, comes forward and plays towards covers. 82/3

26.6 R Herath to Misbah, Played to the point region by the batsman. 78/4

26.5 R Herath to Misbah, FOUR! Charges down the ground, Misbah flicks it beautifully towards mid-wicket for a lovely boundary. 78/4

26.4 R Herath to Misbah, Plays it towards point this time. 74/4

26.3 R Herath to Misbah, Once again, comes forward to defend it into the ground. 74/4

26.2 R Herath to Misbah, Action replay of the previous delivery. 74/4

26.1 R Herath to Misbah, Comes forward and plays forward defense. 74/4

Sami back into the attack.

25.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Plays it towards mid on region for a single. 81/3

25.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera gets a bottom edge this time towards covers. 80/3

25.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Another good delivery, Samaraweera plays no shot, the ball swings into him, good take by the keeper. 80/3

25.3 Khan to Samaraweera, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. The keeper takes a straight forward catch. A strong appeal from the bowler and fielders. The umpire shows no interest in the appeal. 80/3

25.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, FOUR! Good length, Samaraweera comes forward to play it through mid on, makes connection as ball goes past the boundary rope. Lovely shot! 80/3

25.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Defends it off his back foot. 76/3

25.6 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bouncer! Shafiq ducks under it. 74/4

25.5 D Fernando to Shafiq, Good length, drives it straight down the ground. 74/4

25.4 D Fernando to Shafiq, Wide outside off, left alone. 74/4

25.3 D Fernando to Shafiq, Bit short this time, defends it into the ground. 74/4

25.2 D Fernando to Misbah, Good length, plays behind point again, they pick up a single. 74/4

25.1 D Fernando to Misbah, FOUR! Starts off bit wide, slashes behind point for a crisp boundary. 73/4

24.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and a miss, Paranavitana misses to connect the ball with his bat. 76/3

24.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, Plays towards mid off region this time, once again Saaed Ajmal is the fielder, does well this time, they pick up two runs. 76/3

24.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR! Good length, Paranavitana plays a lovely drive towards covers, Ajmal runs to save it, gives up the chase, the ball goes past the boundary rope. 74/3

24.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease and defends it on the leg side. 70/3

24.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman goes to play towards covers, gets an inside edge, calls for a single, Samaraweera denies it. 70/3

24.1 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Bit fullish, Paranavitana plays it towards mid on. 70/3

Finally Fernando comes to bowl. 17th comeback by him.

24.6 R Herath to Shafiq, Good length, plays a solid defense. 69/4

24.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease and defends it towards mid on. 69/4

24.4 R Herath to Shafiq, Defends it off his front foot. 69/4

24.3 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman has driven it straight back to the bowler. 69/4

24.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 69/4

24.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Plays forward defense. 69/4

23.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera comes forward to defend, misses the ball completely. 70/3

23.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 70/3

23.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Plays it towards covers, picks up a single. 70/3

23.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bowls in good channel, Samaraweera leaves it, the ball nips back in after landing, keeper couldn't take it properly, they run a single. 69/3

23.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it. 68/3

23.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Back of a length, Paranavitana plays it down the leg side for a single. 68/3

23.6 A Mathews to Misbah, Outside off, left alone. 69/4

23.5 A Mathews to Misbah, Comes forward and plays towards covers. 69/4

23.4 A Mathews to Misbah, Plays it towards gully again, good effort by the fielder. 69/4

23.3 A Mathews to Misbah, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to gully. 69/4

23.2 A Mathews to Misbah, Four leg byes! Wide down the leg side, gets hits on his pads, goes past the boundary rope, four leg byes! 69/4

23.1 A Mathews to Misbah, Full outside off, left alone. 65/4

22.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Good length delivery, Samaraweera pushes it towards covers. 67/3

22.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off again, left alone by the batsman. 67/3

22.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 67/3

22.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Five Wides! Too short! Samaraweera ducks under it, the keeper had no chance, ball goes past the boundary rope, umpire signals wide. 67/3

22.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, no shot played by the batsman. 62/3

22.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Another play and a miss! The ball nips back a bit after landing, the batsman couldn't connect the ball with his bat. 62/3

22.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Play and miss! Good length delivery outside off, tempts Samaraweera to play it, beats him. 62/3

22.6 R Herath to Shafiq, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 65/4

22.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket, they pick up two runs. 65/4

22.4 R Herath to Shafiq, Defends it off his front foot. 63/4

22.3 R Herath to Shafiq, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 63/4

22.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Good length, plays forward defense. 63/4

22.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Bit full, comes forward and defends toward covers. 63/4

21.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Back of a length delivery, the batsman goes on his back foot, punches towards point. 62/3

21.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bouncer! Paranavitana ducks under it. 62/3

21.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it off the front foot. 62/3

21.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets beaten. 62/3

21.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bit short, no shot played by the batsman. 62/3

21.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana plays it towards point. 62/3

21.6 A Mathews to Misbah, Outside off again, no shot played by Misbah. 63/4

21.5 A Mathews to Misbah, Bowls on middle, plays towards mid-wicket. 63/4

21.4 A Mathews to Misbah, Outside off, Misbah shoulders his arms. 63/4

21.3 A Mathews to Misbah, Good length, plays towards gully. 63/4

21.2 A Mathews to Misbah, Outside off, left alone. 63/4

21.1 A Mathews to Misbah, Comes forward and defends towards covers. 63/4

20.6 U Gul to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 62/3

20.5 U Gul to T Samaraweera, FOUR! Edged again! Good length, Samaraweera defends it, gets a thick outside edge, the ball goes between gully and slip fielder towards the boundary rope. Gul isn't happy. 62/3

20.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit short, Samaraweera stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 58/3

20.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Defends it towards point, picks up a single. 58/3

20.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Play and miss! This is some good channel by Gul, the batsman tries to push towards covers, fails to put his bat on the ball. 57/3

20.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana tries to defend it into the ground, gets beaten. 57/3

20.6 R Herath to Shafiq, Good length, replies with solid defense. 63/4

20.5 R Herath to Shafiq, Gets an inside edge while playing off his back foot. 63/4

20.4 R Herath to Shafiq, Stays back in his crease and defends towards covers. 63/4

20.3 R Herath to Shafiq, Outside off, left alone. 63/4

20.2 R Herath to Shafiq, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 63/4

20.1 R Herath to Shafiq, Starts off with bit fullish, defends through mid wicket. 63/4

19.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Beautiful delivery! Samaraweera comes forward to defend, gets beaten completely. 57/3

19.5 J Khan to T Paranavitana, Paranavitana comes forward for the drive, gets another inside edge, the ball goes towards fine leg, picks up a single. 57/3

19.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Defends it towards gully. 56/3

19.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, gets an inside edge and hits on his pads. 56/3

19.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera comes forward this time, plays it towards mid off, picks up a single. 56/3

19.1 J Khan to Samaraweera, Ooohh! Good length, Samaraweera tries to defend, gets beaten completely. 55/3

Herath comes into the attack now.

19.6 A Mathews to Misbah, Full outside off, Misbah comes forward a couple of steps and shoulders arms. 63/4

19.5 A Mathews to Shafiq, Good length delivery on middle, 121.1 kph, Shafiq flicks it towards fine leg for a single. 63/4

19.4 A Mathews to Shafiq, Similar ball, this time it is left alone. 62/4

19.3 A Mathews to Shafiq, That is a beauty! Full and just outside off, 122 kph, Shafiq plays forward to defend but is beaten all ends up as the ball seams away just enough to beat the outside edge. 62/4

19.2 A Mathews to Shafiq, Action replay of the previous delivery. 62/4

19.1 A Mathews to Shafiq, Full outside off, Shafiq gets a good stride in and shoulders arms. 62/4

18.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 55/3

18.5 Gul to T Paranavitana, FOUR! Good length, Paranavitana goes to defend, gets a top edge off his back of the bat, the ball goes over the slip fielders for a lucky boundary. 55/3

18.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, Short length, Gul gets a good bounce, Paranavitana shoulders his arms, the ball was close to his gloves. 51/3

18.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Plays it towards fine leg for a single. 51/3

18.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, Good length, outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 50/3

18.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Down the leg side, the batsman plays it towards long leg for a single. 50/3

Angelo Mathews into the attack now. Where is Fernando?

18.6 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Landed outside off, 124.5 kph, shouldered arms to. 62/4

18.5 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery just outside off, Misbah nicely blocks it out. 62/4

18.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, On middle, played straight to mid-wicket. 62/4

18.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Goes back in his crease and defends it watchfully. 62/4

18.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Full outside off, 124.9 kph, defended back to the bowler. 62/4

18.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Down the leg side, 125.5 kph, Misbah cannot get it away. 62/4

17.6 J Khan to Samaraweera, Good length, the ball hit his pads, a small appeal but Samaraweera had come forward to defend. 49/3

17.5 J Khan to Samaraweera, Plays it towards mid-wicket this time. 49/3

17.4 J Khan to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 49/3

17.3 J Khan to Samaraweera, Samaraweera has driven that ball straight back. 49/3

17.2 J Khan to Samaraweera, Huge appeal for LBW! Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, Samaraweera goes to defend towards covers, gets struck on pads, they appeal but the umpire signals not out. 49/3

17.1 J Khan to T Samaraweera, Comes round the wicket, good length, Samaraweera comes forward and pushes it towards mid on. 49/3

17.6 T Perera to Shafiq, FOUR! Pristine! Same ball, same shot, different result. This one had a bit of timing into it and beat the fielder at mid off as Shafiq caressed it beautifully through the covers. So that's why he did not take the third on the previous ball... 62/4

17.5 T Perera to Shafiq, Full outside off again, 121.6 kph, eased through the covers. Fernando gets a bit of blood pumping into his body as he chases it down. The ball almost reaches the ropes and Misbah wants the third but Shafiq is not interested. Bad running. 58/4

17.4 T Perera to A Shafiq, Full outside off, 122.3 kph, Shafiq comes forward to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 56/4

17.3 T Perera to Shafiq, Good length delivery on middle, Shafiq is solid in defense. 56/4

17.2 T Perera to Shafiq, Full outside off, 120.9 kph, watchfully defended. 56/4

17.1 T Perera to Shafiq, Good length delivery outside off, 127.8 kph, left alone. 56/4

16.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 49/3

16.5 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bit short, targets his ribs, gets struck on his thigh pads while Samaraweera was pushing it towards fine leg for a single. 49/3

16.4 U Gul to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side this time, the batsman lets it go through. 48/3

16.3 U Gul to Samaraweera, Outside off, Samaraweera shoulders his arms. 48/3

16.2 U Gul to Samaraweera, On middle, tries to push it towards short leg, gets an inside edge, the fielder throws back towards the stumps. Samaraweera was in. 48/3

16.1 U Gul to Samaraweera, Starts outside off, no shot played by Samaraweera. 48/3

16.6 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Full outside off, Misbah reaches out and plays it straight to short leg. 56/4

16.5 N Kulasekara to Misbah, On the pads, flicked straight to square leg. 56/4

16.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, watchfully defended. 56/4

16.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Landed outside off, left alone again. 56/4

16.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 56/4

16.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Full outside off, 123.9 kph, Misbah feels for it but gets beaten. 56/4

Gull back into the attack.

15.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, the batsman shoulders his arms. 48/3

15.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Stays back in his crease, defends solidly. 48/3

15.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, FOUR! Bit fullish, Paranavitana comes forward and plays through the point region for a crisp boundary. 48/3

15.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, no shot played by Paranavitana. 44/3

15.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, Paranavitana defends it solidly. 44/3

15.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, On middle, defends it towards mid-wicket. 44/3

Asad Shafiq walks in at number 6, replacing Umar.

15.6 T Perera to Umar, OUT! LBW! Perera gets his third victim! Well, he is on fire! Beautifully bowled, full and straight, 120.5 kph, Umar misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Perera appeals and umpire Taufel raises his finger. That was dead plumb. Umar departs after looking set, having made 29, PAKISTAN 56/4! 56/4

15.5 T Perera to Umar, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 56/3

15.4 T Perera to Umar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 56/3

Prasanna comes up to the stumps now.

15.3 T Perera to Umar, That's well played. Full and just outside off, 122.8 kph, solid in defense is Taufeeq. 56/3

15.2 T Perera to Umar, FOUR! Marvellous! Full on middle, 123.2 kph, Taufeeq comes forward a couple of steps and flicks it with ease and grace through square leg! 56/3

15.1 T Perera to Umar, Comes around the wicket, bowls it well outside off, 123.4 kph, is left alone. 52/3

Junaid Khan to continue from the other end.

14.6 M Sami to Samaraweera, Bowls down the leg side, flicks away this time to defend towards mid-wicket. 44/3

14.5 M Sami to Samaraweera, Starts by bowling down the leg side, Samaraweera goes for the flick, misses it. 44/3

Samaraweera has joined Paranavitana at the crease.

Pitch - The wicket is green and since it's overcast as well, it will be difficult for the batsmen. Bowlers should dominate today.

Weather - Good news first up, we're starting on time. But it is heavily overcast.

Welcome to day 3. Since day 2 was a complete wash out, we'll hope that there's no rain disturbance today.

Stumps called for on day 2. Due to heavy and persistent rain there was no play today. Tomorrow it's an early start at 9.45 am local. Hope we get a full day's play tomorrow. That's it from us, good bye.

Harsha Bhogle has just tweeted, "sri lanka, pakistan and the rain....now playing in pallekele and other parts of sri lanka!!"

TEA taken on Day 2. We may not be far from calling it a day. It is still raining in Pallekele. Stay tuned...

It's still raining at Pallekele. We have no updates as of now. All we can do is just wait and hope.

UPDATE - The news is not good. It is raining very heavily and we will be extremely lucky if we get any play at all today, thanks to the weather forecast. EARLY LUNCH HAS BEEN TAKEN.

UPDATE - The weather is not looking promising as another downpour has just graced the ground. Meanwhile, news comes in that ADNAN AKMAL will not take any further part in this Test, at least on the field, as he suffered a hairline fracture after getting hit on his left hand.

Hello there and a warm welcome to the second day's play of the final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Pallekele! We have bad news for you as of now. First it was a drizzle, but now it has turned out to be a heavy shower. START OF PLAY DELAYED.

Day 2, session 1...

13 wickets on day 1! We hope for some more entertainment on day 2. Join us for all the action tomorrow at 0430 GMT (1000 IST). Until then, on behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Chandimal gone. Sangakkara gone. And now, in the last over of the day, Mahela Jayawardena. Two massive blows. The deficit is now 182 with 7 wickets left. Junaid Khan has been fantastic and he will be the key tomorrow morning again. The pitch has still some juice in it for the seamers but if the batsmen see off the first hour, it might become easier to bat.

Okay then! Advantage Pakistan on Day 1. They started off in trouble, being 56/4 in the first innings when Misbah and Shafiq dug them out of a massive hole. They managed to scrape to 226 but now, with three top order batsmen gone, that too, the in-form Sangakkara dismissed, the men in green are well on top.

14.4 M Sami to J'dena, OUT! That's plumb LBW and Sri Lanka lose Mahela Jayawardena in the final over of the day! Terrific delivery. A screaming yorker, right on middle, 142.9 kph, Jayawardena comes forward to defend but misses and is hit right on the boot. He turns back, does not bother to see the umpire's finger, he knows it. Hears the screams of jubilation from Sami and starts to walk off. Nothing much anyone could have done about that. Jayawardena departs for 12, SRI LANKA 44/3! STUMPS ON DAY 1! 44/3

14.3 M Sami to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 140 kph, Jayawardena pushes it towards point. Substitute Faisal Iqbal charges in but the ball spins away from him and he fumbles. No run taken. 44/2

14.2 M Sami to J'dena, Misdirected half volley, on the pads, 140.4 kph, flicked towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his right and stops the ball. 44/2

14.1 M Sami to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 138.7 kph, not played at. 44/2

Ramiz Raja tweets, "Tough pitch to bat on here at Palekelle. 250 should be a good score"

14.6 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Full and just outside off, this does not swing, is left alone. 52/3

14.5 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Full and just outside off, this does not swing, Misbah just blocks it in an ugly manner. 52/3

14.4 N Kulasekara to Misbah, This is the outswinger, pitched on a fuller length outside off, Misbah shoulders arms to that one. 52/3

14.3 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Landed outside off, 128.3 kph, Misbah goes for the cut but gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to gully. 52/3

14.2 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Big inswinger, pitched outside off, Misbah comes forward to defend but misses again. Is hit on the pads. A mild appeal for LBW, pulled out 52/3

14.1 N Kulasekara to Misbah, Good length delivery on middle, 123.8 kph, Misbah looks to work it away but misses and is hit on the pads. Too high. 52/3

Last over of the day... to be bowled by Sami...

13.6 S Ajmal to Paranavitana, Full on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket. 44/2

13.5 S Ajmal to J'dena, On leg stump, worked past short leg towards square leg for a single. 44/2

13.4 S Ajmal to J'dena, Full outside off, defended back to the bowler. 43/2

13.3 S Ajmal to J'dena, Action replay of the previous delivery. 43/2

13.2 S Ajmal to J'dena, Full on middle, played in front of short leg. 43/2

13.1 S Ajmal to J'dena, Starts off with a delivery down the leg side, spins in a long way, Mahela looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes towards fine leg and two runs have been taken. 43/2

13.6 T Perera to Umar, Short on leg stump, 127.1 kph, Umar ducks under it. Prasanna has to leap to collect. 52/3

13.5 T Perera to Misbah, Full and straight, 123.1 kph, patted towards cover and this time the batsmen take a quick single. The bowler gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 52/3

13.4 T Perera to Misbah, Landed well outside off, left alone. 51/3

13.3 T Perera to Umar, Oh dear... poor cricket all around! Full outside off, 124.4 kph, Umar pushes it towards covers and races across for the single. However, Misbah is not the least bit interested and Umar has to go back. Fernando gets to the ball and fires a poor throw way over the keeper and the batsmen take an overthrow, 51/3

13.2 T Perera to Umar, On middle, 124.2 kph, watchfully defended towards mid-wicket. 50/3

13.1 T Perera to Umar, Full outside off, 121.3 kph, left alone by the keeper. 50/3

Saeed Ajmal into the attack now. Sri Lanka trail by 185 runs.

12.6 M Sami to Paranavitana, Fuller and wider outside off, 140.5 kph, Paranavitana is not going to be tempted in playing at that. 41/2

12.5 M Sami to Paranavitana, Landed outside off, seaming away, left alone again. 41/2

12.4 M Sami to Paranavitana, Good length delivery outside off, closer to the stumps, not played at. 41/2

12.3 M Sami to Paranavitana, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 41/2

12.2 M Sami to Paranavitana, This is left alone outside off. 41/2

12.1 M Sami to J'dena, Better delivery. Good length on middle, 136 kph, pushed towards mid on. The bowler collides with the non-striker but the single is completed in the end. 41/2

12.1 M Sami to J'dena, WIDE! Horror start. Pitched well outside off, seams miles outside the pitch, is left alone. 40/2

Misbah-ul-Haq has walked in at number 5, replacing Younus.

DRINKS BREAK.

12.6 N Kulasekara to Khan, OUT! That is a fine ball and an even better catch! Pitched on a good length outside off, 126.6 kph, nipping back in, Younus feels for it and gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes low to Prasanna Jayawardene who gets across to take the catch. They appeal and umpire Davies raises his finger. Younus departs for a duck as well, PAKISTAN 50/3 IN 13 OVERS! 50/3

12.5 N Kulasekara to Khan, LBW shout, turned down. Full on middle, 126.7 kph, Younus goes back to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Height was the factor. 50/2

12.4 N Kulasekara to Umar, That's the way to go. Pitched om good length outside off, 124 kph, Umar pushes it towards point and crosses over for a single. 50/2

12.3 N Kulasekara to Umar, Well fielded! Good length delivery outside off, Umar steers it towards third man but Samaraweera from gully dives to his left and stops it with one hand. 49/2

12.2 N Kulasekara to Umar, FOUR! Edged again, safe again. Full outside off, Umar comes forward to defend and gets a thick outside edge which goes through the slips and gully to third man! 49/2

12.1 N Kulasekara to Umar, Full outside off, 124.2 kph, left alone. 45/2

Mohammad Sami into the attack now. Sri Lanka trail by 187 runs.

11.6 J Khan to M J'dena, Yorker length on middle, 136 kph, dug out towards mid on for a single. 10 runs from the over! 39/2

11.5 J Khan to J'dena, Landed outside off, left alone. 38/2

11.4 J Khan to J'dena, FOUR BYES! Probably trying too hard, strays this down the leg side, a real bad delivery, Mahela looks to flick but misses as the ball seams in a mile and Umar had no chance behind of getting anywhere near the ball. 38/2

11.3 J Khan to M J'dena, FOUR! Streaky! Beautifully bowled again. Full outside off, 136.2 kph, Jayawardena comes forward to defend but is squared up. The ball goes off the outside edge all along the ground past third slip to third man! 34/2

11.2 J Khan to J'dena, Full on the pads, 134 kph, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 30/2

11.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Full outside off, 134.5 kph, swings back in, Paranavitana manages to nudge it down to fine leg for a single. 30/2

11.6 T Perera to Khan, Full outside off, 122 kph, Younus comes forward to defend but misses and gets a thick inside edge which goes off his pads behind the stumps. 45/2

CRICKET STAT - The last time Perera played at this venue, he picked up 6 wickets. It was in an ODI against this very same opposition.

11.5 T Perera to Khan, Action replay of the previous delivery. 45/2

11.4 T Perera to Khan, Outside off, slightly wider, not played at. 45/2

11.3 T Perera to Khan, Full on middle, 122 kph, awkwardly defended back to the bowler. 45/2

11.2 T Perera to Khan, Outside off again, 123.9 kph, nipping back in, shouldered arms to. 45/2

11.1 T Perera to Khan, Full outside off, 124.6 kph, Younus comes forward and defends it towards mid off. 45/2

10.6 U Gul to J'dena, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 29/2

10.5 U Gul to J'dena, On middle, 136.3 kph, Jayawardena pushes it towards mid-wicket, sets off for the single, then changes his mind. Paranavitana just about manages to get back in time as the throw misses the stumps at the bowler's end. 29/2

10.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, Down the leg side, 134.8 kph, clipped away to fine leg for one. 29/2

10.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Ooohh... nips back in from outside off, 134.9 kph, Paranavitana is hurried to get his bat down in time. 28/2

10.2 U Gul to J'dena, Fuller in length on middle, 135.9 kph, pushed wide of mid on for a run. 28/2

10.1 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Short outside off, 133.7 kph, cut away towards point where a fumble allows a single. 27/2

10.6 N Kulasekara to Umar, Huge LBW appeal, not given. Probably pitched outside leg, 124 kph, Umar gets forward to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. 45/2

10.5 N Kulasekara to Umar, FOUR! Beautifully played! Full on middle, 127.4 kph, flicked away nonchalantly through mid-wicket for a boundary. 45/2

10.4 N Kulasekara to Umar, Brave leave or a silly one? Good length delivery on middle, Umar trusts the bounce and lets it go. The ball just goes over the top. He needs to realize that he isn't playing abroad! 41/2

10.3 N Kulasekara to Umar, Another play and a miss outside off. 41/2

10.2 N Kulasekara to Umar, Wider outside off, left alone. 41/2

10.1 N Kulasekara to Umar, Full outside off, Umar feels for that one and gets beaten. 41/2

9.6 J Khan to M J'dena, Bowls outside off, Jayawardena drives it towards covers, picks up two runs. 26/2

9.5 J Khan to J'dena, Bit short on middle, Jayawardena defends it well. 24/2

9.4 J Khan to J'dena, Outside off again, no shot played. 24/2

9.3 J Khan to J'dena, Outside off, left alone. 24/2

9.2 J Khan to J'dena, Bowls down the leg side, Jayawardena pushes it towards mid on for two runs. 24/2

9.1 J Khan to J'dena, Play and a miss! Junaid gets some away swing, misses the ball completely. 22/2

9.6 T Perera to Khan, Outside off, left alone. 41/2

Younus Khan is the next batsman in.

9.5 T Perera to A Ali, OUT! That's edged an taken. Bit fullish outside off, Ali goes after that, gives a straight catch at gully. Perera gets another wicket. 41/2

9.4 T Perera to Ali, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails. 41/1

9.3 T Perera to Ali, Appeal for LBW! Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, Perera appeals, may be the height factor, umpire gives it not out. 41/1

9.2 T Perera to Umar, Plays it down the leg side, picks up a single. 41/1

9.1 T Perera to Umar, Outside off, Umar shoulders his arms. 40/1

8.6 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Fullish length, another inside edge hits on his pads. 22/2

8.5 U Gul to Paranavitana, Gets an inside edge and hits on his pads. 22/2

8.4 U Gul to Paranavitana, FOUR! Outside off, drives it towards covers, fielder tries his best to stop it. It's a boundary. 22/2

8.3 U Gul to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played. 18/2

8.2 U Gul to Paranavitana, Bowls down the leg side, Paranavitana looks to flick, misses it, no chance for Taufeeq Umar to save it, four byes. 18/2

8.1 Gul to Paranavitana, Appeal for LBW! Good length, the ball hits Paranavitana's pads. May be height factor, Simon Taufel says not out. 14/2

8.6 N Kulasekara to Ali, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 40/1

8.5 N Kulasekara to Umar, Bit short, Umar goes to play towards third man, gets an outside edge, ball lands in front of Mahela at second slip and he parries it to third man for a single. 40/1

8.4 N Kulasekara to Umar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 39/1

8.3 N Kulasekara to Umar, Outside off, no shot played by Umar. 39/1

8.2 N Kulasekara to Umar, FOUR! Good length outside off, drives it past mid off for a lovely boundary. 39/1

8.1 N Kulasekara to Umar, Left alone by Umar. 35/1

Mahela Jayawardena walks in.

7.6 J Khan to K Sangakkara, OUT! Sangakkara is out for a duck! Junaid bowls at good length, he misses to flick, the ball hits his stumps. Good start for Pakistan. 14/2

7.5 J Khan to Sangakkara, Huge appeal once again. Junaid Khan is bowling at some good channel. The ball hits Sangakkara's pads. Umpire says not out! 14/1

7.4 J Khan to Sangakkara, Good length, Sangakkara comes forward, gets struck on his pads while pushing it down the leg side. Fielders appeal, not out says the umpire. 14/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in.

7.3 Khan to Chandimal, OUT! Bowls around the wickets, hits on his pads, umpire gives him out! Good length, the ball nips back in after landing, Chandimal goes to push, misses the ball. Junaid Khan strikes! 14/1

7.2 J Khan to Chandimal, Good length, gets beaten. 14/0

7.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Pushes it towards fine leg for a single. 14/0

7.6 T Perera to Ali, Stays back in his crease gets an inside edge and goes towards covers. 35/1

7.5 T Perera to Ali, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 35/1

Azhar Ali is the next man in.

7.4 T Perera to Hafeez, OUT! Hafeez is out! Good length, couldn't connect his bat with the ball, gets bowled. He gets hits a bit on his pads. Good start for Sri Lanka. 35/1

7.3 T Perera to Hafeez, Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. 35/0

7.2 T Perera to M Hafeez, Stays back in his crease, defends, gets an outside edge, goes toward point. 35/0

7.1 T Perera to Hafeez, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails. 35/0

6.6 U Gul to Paranavitana, Plays it towards point, picks up a single. 13/0

6.5 U Gul to T Paranavitana, Gets struck on his pads, bowls on middle, Paranavitana comes forward to defend, fielders appeal, not out says the umpire. 12/0

6.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Gets an inside edge, goes towards fine leg, picks up a single. 12/0

6.3 U Gul to Chandimal, FOUR! Bit short, Chandimal goes to push towards covers, gets an outside edge, goes past the gully fielder. Lucky! 11/0

6.2 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal shoulders his arms. 7/0

6.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Bowls on middle, pushes it towards fine leg for a single. 7/0

6.6 N Kulasekara to Umar, Umar couldn't connect his bat with the ball this time. 35/0

6.5 N Kulasekara to T Umar, FOUR! Gets lucky this time, goes to flick to a delivery outside off, gets an edge and the ball goes past the boundary rope over gully region. 35/0

6.4 N Kulasekara to Umar, Appeal for caught behind! Good length, the keeper takes a good catch, the ball hits the batsman's pads, good decision by the umpire. 31/0

6.3 N Kulasekara to Umar, Outside off, no shot played by Umar. 31/0

6.2 N Kulasekara to Umar, Play and a miss! Umar goes to drive towards covers, gets beaten. 31/0

6.1 N Kulasekara to Umar, Wide outside off, no chance for Umar to make any contact with his bat. 31/0

5.6 J Khan to Chandimal, And he's beaten once again. Good length by Junaid, getting some nice swing. 6/0

5.5 J Khan to Chandimal, Good length, Chandimal gets beaten. 6/0

5.4 J Khan to Chandimal, Length delivery, the ball struck Chandimal's pads, while pushing down the leg side. 6/0

Junaid comes round the wicket now.

5.3 J Khan to Chandimal, Pushed towards covers. 6/0

5.2 J Khan to T Paranavitana, Bit short, the ball nips back a bit after landing towards Paranavitana, gets an inside edge. They pick up a single. 6/0

5.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, plays towards point region. 5/0

5.6 T Perera to Hafeez, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Good length, drives it past mid off, no chance for the fielder, another boundary for Hafeez. 31/0

5.5 T Perera to Hafeez, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 27/0

5.4 T Perera to Hafeez, Played to the point region by the batsman. 27/0

5.3 T Perera to M Hafeez, FOUR! Good length, looks to defend, gets an outside edge, the ball goes past the boundary rope between gully and slip fielder. 27/0

5.2 T Perera to Hafeez, Defends it off his back foot. 23/0

5.1 T Perera to Hafeez, Hafeez flicks it down the leg side. 23/0

4.6 U Gul to Chandimal, Play and a miss! Chandimal goes to push, gets beaten. Nice channel by Gul. 5/0

4.5 U Gul to Chandimal, Good length, defends towards covers. 5/0

4.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Pushed towards mid on. 5/0

4.3 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, Chandimal shoulders his arms. 5/0

4.2 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, plays towards short leg, thinks about the single but doesn't take any. 5/0

4.1 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, left alone. 5/0

4.6 N Kulasekara to Umar, FOUR Leg byes! Bowls down the leg side, hits his pads and the ball goes past the boundary rope. 23/0

4.5 N Kulasekara to Umar, Outside off, no shot played by Umar. 19/0

4.4 N Kulasekara to Umar, Another drop? Umar looks to flicks it away, Chandimal drops at short leg. 19/0

4.3 N Kulasekara to Umar, FOUR! On the middle, Umar flicks it towards mid-wicket, the ball races to the boundary rope. 19/0

4.2 N Kulasekara to T Umar, Dropped? Good length outside off, Umar tries to defend, gets a thick outside edge, Paranavitana drops it at first slip.. 15/0

4.1 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Bowls on middle, pushes towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 15/0

3.6 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, Paranavitana is beaten by the away swing. 5/0

3.5 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bowls on middle, hits on his pads while defending. 5/0

3.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Down the leg side, Paranavitana goes to push, couldn't connect his bat with the ball. 5/0

3.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played. 5/0

3.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, the ball nips back towards Paranavitana after landing. Gets trick on his pads. May be the height factor as umpire says not out. 5/0

3.1 J Khan to Chandimal, Plays towards mid-wicket for a single. 5/0

3.6 T Perera to Umar, Action replay of the previous delivery. 14/0

3.5 T Perera to Umar, Good length outside off, Umar shoulders his arms. 14/0

3.4 T Perera to Umar, Umar goes to defend, gets struck on the pads, huge appeal from Perera, umpire signals not out, was pitching outside leg. 14/0

3.3 T Perera to Umar, Outside off, Umar misses to connect the ball completely. 14/0

3.2 T Perera to Umar, Comes forward and defends it towards mid on. 14/0

3.1 T Perera to Umar, Good length outside off, no shot played by Umar. 14/0

2.6 U Gul to Chandimal, Bowls on middle, Chandimal gets an inside edge, it goes towards fine leg, just past the short leg fielder. Picks up a single. 4/0

2.5 U Gul to Chandimal, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 3/0

2.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Plays it towards point region this time. 3/0

2.3 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, no shot played. 3/0

2.2 Gul to Chandimal, Great delivery, bowls on his ribs, Chandimal goes to push it on the leg side, Azhar Ali takes a catch at short leg, the ball didn't hit the bat. Chandimal safe. 3/0

2.1 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, left alone. 3/0

2.6 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Good length, Hafeez is beaten. 14/0

2.5 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Hafeez comes forward to defend, he's struck on the pads, Kulasekara appeals, not out says the umpire. Impact outside off. 14/0

2.4 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Good length, Hafeez shoulders his arms. 14/0

2.3 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Outside off, goes to push towards covers, gets a bottom edge. 14/0

2.2 N Kulasekara to Umar, Gets an inside edge while defending, ball goes to fine leg and they pick up a single. 14/0

2.1 N Kulasekara to Umar, Good length, no shot played by Umar. 13/0

1.6 J Khan to Chandimal, Plays on the off side, picks up a single. 3/0

1.5 J Khan to Chandimal, Play and a miss! Chandimal looks to drive, gets beaten completely. 2/0

1.4 J Khan to Paranavitana, Bit shortish, defends towards point, picks up a single. 2/0

1.3 J Khan to Paranavitana, Good length, goes to defend, gets beaten. 1/0

1.2 J Khan to Paranavitana, Outside off, no shot played. 1/0

1.1 J Khan to Paranavitana, Starts off with bit fullish, Paranavitana shoulders his arms. 1/0

Keeper is up to the stumps.

1.6 T Perera to Hafeez, Bowls on middle this time, defends it towards short mid-wicket. 13/0

1.5 T Perera to Hafeez, Good length, outside off, no shot played by Hafeez. 13/0

1.4 T Perera to Hafeez, FOUR! Outside off again, Hafeez stays back in his crease and punches it towards covers for another glorious boundary. 13/0

1.3 T Perera to Hafeez, Bowls down the leg side, Hafeez pushes towards fine leg and picks up two runs. 9/0

1.2 T Perera to Hafeez, FOUR! Outside off, Hafeez plays it over covers for a lovely boundary, positive start there. 7/0

1.1 T Perera to Hafeez, Good length, Hafeez comes forward to defend but misses the ball completely. 3/0

Junaid Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 U Gul to Chandimal, Plays it towards point region. 1/0

0.5 U Gul to Chandimal, Too wide, no shot played by Chandimal once again. 1/0

Adnan Akmal is not on the field, still recovering from the blow he received on his hands while batting. Taufeeq Umar is the wicket-keeper.

0.4 U Gul to Chandimal, Action replay of the previous delivery. 1/0

0.3 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off again, the batsman shoulders his arms. 1/0

0.2 U Gul to Chandimal, Outside off, no shot played by Chandimal. 1/0

0.1 U Gul to Paranavitana, Starts off with bowling on middle, pushes to fine leg for a single to get off the mark. 1/0

Thisara Perera to bowl from the other end.

0.6 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Good length outside off, Hafeez pushes towards covers and picks up a single. 3/0

0.5 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Comes forward and defends solidly. 2/0

0.4 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Bit down the leg side again, hits his pads. 2/0

0.3 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Ball strikes a bit low on the pads this time. 2/0

0.2 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Plays towards point region, picks up two runs. 2/0

0.1 N Kulasekara to Hafeez, Starts with bowling bit down the leg side, gets hits on his pads. 0/0