PAK vs SL, 2nd Test, Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series 2019, 19 Dec 2019
Pakistan won by 263 runs
BALL BY BALL
D D Silva
D D Silva
A great feeling, winning a series at the real home. Thank you Sri Lanka for reviving Test cricket in Pakistan #PAKvSL
We did really well in the first two days. But Azhar and his team came back strongly and put us under pressure. We lost our patience as well and in Test cricket, we need to be patient. But they outplayed us. A lead of 80 was really good, but we bowled a lot of loose balls. We were under pressure and they were scoring around ten in an over and couldn't come back. They dominated after that. Oshada's hundred was under tough circumstances. He showed us how to bat here. Lahiru Kumara was really outstanding with the way he was bowling. All the others have to lift their game for the next series. Thanks a lot to all the Pakistani fans for supporting us, and a thank you to the PCB for the security they provided us.
Definitely needed that performance. Special thanks to Sri Lanka from the bottom of our hearts, they have given us immense happiness by playing in Pakistan. Some special players in this dressing room, it had been a tough year in Test cricket for us, it was an emotional moment returning home to play. So much talent in these youngsters, the experience will come with time, they are the best bowlers in Pakistan and we should back them. A special effort from the pacers to have brought us back after 191 allout. The stand between Abid Ali and Shan Masood took the game away from Sri Lanka, can't emphasize that enough. Runs were long overdue for me, I hope I can carry on from here. Big advantage to be playing at home, we can take confidence from our performances here and take them overseas when we travel.
Abid Ali is adjudicated man of the match and man of the series.
62.5 - N Shah to V Fernando
Wow! Nails a perfect yorker right in the blockhole, it smashes onto the pad. Vishwa takes the review, hoping against hope and just delaying the inevitable, three reds on the DRS and Naseem bags a fifer! Take a bow for the young fast bowling sensation who has bowled phenomenally well in the second innings. Smiles and handshakes all around and not much cricket to witness for the fans today as Pakistan routs Sri Lanka within 12 minutes of play!
62.4 - N Shah to V Fernando
Beaten all ends up! Back of a length, hovering around the nagging off stump line and Vishwa flings his bat out and gets saved by a whisker
62.3 - N Shah to V Fernando
Fuller length, swerving away outside off, he leaves the hanging willow outside off as if asking the bowler to end his misery
62.2 - N Shah to V Fernando
Pulls his length back, fires it on an attacking line just outside off, not far away from smashing the top of off, beaten
62.1 - N Shah to V Fernando
Yelping for an LBW! Shorter length, skids onto middle and leg, thuds on the pads and was drifting down leg so the appeal is turned down
Ov 62: 0 0 0 0 W 0 ( Maiden, 1 Wkt )
61.6 - Y Shah to L Kumara
Lobbed up, nice loop and flight, lands on a full length and spinning away as well, he hurriedly jams his bat down and blocks it well
61.5 - Y Shah to O Fernando
Dislodged! Dangles a delicious legbreak on a full-length, it bounces sharply and was turning away from off, Oshada, the set batsmen, just couldn't hold himself back and he poked with the ball, edged it and Asad Shafiq swallows a regulation take down his throat. Just one wicket away from a comprehensive victory.
61.4 - Y Shah to O Fernando
Tossed up, wicket to wicket stuff and he lunges forward, dead bats it.
61.3 - Y Shah to O Fernando
Whoa! That one grip and spun away viciously from outside off, there was three feet of gap between bat and bowl, beaten again.
61.2 - Y Shah to O Fernando
Looped up, a hint of turn from off stump and he caresses it down to long off
61.1 - Y Shah to O Fernando
Tossed up, fuller, spinning away outside off and he leans out and gets beaten.
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