Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

Match info: Sri Lanka v Pakistan Test Series 2014 at Galle International Stadium - 1st Test

Date: 10th Aug 2014 Status: Day 5 of 5 Umpires: I J Gould and B N J Oxenford

Home team and score Away team score

Sri Lanka

533/9 Dec (163.1 Overs)
99/3 (16.2 Overs)

Result

Pakistan

451 All out (140.5 Overs)
180 All out (80.2 Overs)

Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets

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  • Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets

    It has just started to rain in Galle and Mathews has beaten the elements to give his side a big win. This match looked like it was not going anywhere yesterday, but Herath took six wickets. Sarfraz Ahmed scored some crucial runs but Mathews and Mahela came out and gunned down the target in 16.2 overs.
  • Over 17 - SL 99/3 (Vithanage 11, Mathews 25)

    Talha runs in to bowl. Six, Mathews hits another six, Sri Lanka need just one to win. The umpires are checking the light, the field comes in, Mathews is ready, Talha runs in but does not bowl. Mathews is not impressed. Mathews takes a risky single and makes it. Sri Lanka complete a historic win and Mathews secures another win as captain.
  • Over 16 - SL 92/3 (Vithanage 11, Mathews 18)

    24 runs needed, Mathews hits the first ball out of the park for a six, what a captain! what a batsman! Junaid's first ball flies over cow corner. Mathews takes a single. Four, Vithanage slices a yorker through point for four, 11 runs from this over already. The reactions of the Pakistani fielders says it all, Vithanage hits another six, this one is hit over the cow corner again for a big one. 7 needed from 5 overs, this is the big over that Mathews was looking for.
  • Over 15 - SL 75/3 (Vithanage 1, Mathews 11)

    WICKET! Another twist, Sanga is out, Talha induces the top edge to long-off and Manzoor takes the catch. Vithanage comes out to bat. He upper cuts the first ball to third man for a single. It is getting dark again as Mathews takes another single. 24 more needed.
  • Over 14 - SL 73/2 (Sangakkara 21, Mathews 10)

    A single and then Mathews pulls the short ball from Junaid for four through fine leg. Mathews takes an easy single to bring Sanga on strike. A single and then a welcome boundary to end the over, Mathews smashes the ball through point for four. 11 from the over.
  • Over 13 - SL 62/2 (Sangakkara 19, Mathews 1)

    A bit of rain in the air, Sri Lanka have lost two wickets but have two good players at the crease. Talha runs in to bowl. Sanga takes a single to square leg. Three singles from the over.
  • Over 12 - SL 59/2 (Sangakkara 17, Mathews 0)

    46 runs to get in 10 overs, Junaid is taking his time to start the over. Four, Mahela hits it through point for four, vital runs with a shower approaching. Junaid gets some attention to his injured hand, a bit more time wasted. Mahela pushes the ball to long off for a single. WICKET! Mahela is out, Junaid gets the wicket as he bowls him. There is some rain in the background as Mathews walks out to bat.
  • Over 11 - SL 53/1 (Sangakkara 12, Jayawardene 26)

    Mahela hits the first ball through midwicket for a couple of runs, it is getting darker around the ground. Then Mahela cuts the ball to deep point for a single. A couple of singles and then a few dots to end the over.
  • Over 10 - SL 48/1 (Sangakkara 11, Jayawardene 23)

    A couple of dots as Junaid continues, four, Sanga hits the ball down the ground for four. Sanga inside edges the ball for a single. Mahela flicks the ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. 51 more runs needed.
  • Over 9 - SL 40/1 (Sangakkara 6, Jayawardene 20)

    A couple of singles and then Sanga sweeps Ajmal through the leg side for four. A single to end the over, 59 needed from 12 overs.
  • Over 8 - SL 33/1 (Sangakkara 0, Jayawardene 19)

    WICKET! Tharanga is the first man to go, Junaid bowls him and Sanga walks in to bat. A leg bye and then Mahela outside edges the ball through the slips for four more. Sri Lanka 33 for 1.
  • Over 7 - SL 28/0 (Tharanga 12, Jayawardene 15)

    15 overs left, Sri Lanka need 5 per over to win. Four, Mahela reverse sweeps the ball through the off side for four. Just four from the over.
  • Over 6 - SL 24/0 (Tharanga 12, Jayawardene 11)

    A couple of singles from the over. Sri Lanka need 75 more to win.
  • Over 5 - SL 22/0 (Tharanga 11, Jayawardene 10)

    Mahela chops it past short third man for a couple of runs. Just two from the over.
  • Over 4 - SL 20/0 (Tharanga 11, Jayawardene 8)

    81 needed from 18 overs. A few dots, a single and a wide from Junaid's over. Sri Lanka 20 for no loss.
  • Over 3 - SL 18/0 (Tharanga 11, Jayawardene 7)

    A single and then a few dots from Ajmal. Tharanga hits the last ball of the over to the deep point boundary for four.
  • Over 2 - SL 13/0 (Tharanga 7, Jayawardene 6)

    A few clouds are moving over the ground, could this tale have another twist? Junaid Khan runs in from the Fort End. A single to start the over and then Mahela edges it through second slip for four. Six runs from the over. 86 more required.
  • Over 1 - SL 7/0 (Tharanga 6, Jayawardene 1)

    This is going to be interesting, Sri Lanka need 99 to win in 21 overs. Mathews sends Mahela in to open the innings. Ajmal to bowl the first over. Tharanga edges the first ball for four, making the intentions clear, Sri Lanka are going to gun down this target. Tharanga takes a single and the crowd cheers as Mahela comes on strike. Mahela takes a single to get off the mark. Misbah spreads the field, to slow Sri Lanka down. A single to end the over.
  • Over 81 - Pak 180/10 (Ahmed 52)

    The new ball is available and taken, Herath gets another wicket, the umpire gives Junaid out, but he goes for the review. The third umpire gives it out, Junaid falls and Pakistan are all out for 180 with a lead of 98 runs. Sarfraz stuck at the other end on 52.
  • Over 80 - Pak 179/9 (Ahmed 51, J Khan 0)

    Prasad continues, a single from the over, the lead is now 97 runs.

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