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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
Stumps : Pakistan won the toss and elected to field
Sri Lanka
272/8
( 86 overs )
Pakistan
Fall of wickets - Sri Lanka 1 INN
       Rahat Ali to Silva       15/1

Rahat Ali to Silva,OUT,he's nicked off! If there was an issue with his batting so far, it was his footwork when the ball wasn't quite so full. That's because Pakistan have been darting the ball both in and out to him. This time Rahat simply slants it away off back of a length. Kaushal is committed into playing at first, then tries to pull the bat inside the line. But he isn't quite quick enough. Faint edge taken and Sarfraz pouches an easy take. This is Rahat's wicket. Beautiful line

       Yasir Shah to Tharanga       106/2

Yasir Shah to Tharanga,OUT,done him in flight. Loads and loads of it to pull the batsman into the drive. And then suddenly it dips, a result of all the revolutions he puts on the ball. Googly, I think, Turns a touch away, takes the outside edge, hits the keeper and then balloons over the slip. Younis has done well to keep his eye on it and dive forward to pouch it. Good strike, well worked out by Pakistan, from both ends

       Yasir Shah to Thirimanne       133/3

Yasir Shah to Thirimanne,OUT,got 'im! Awful shot from Thirimanne, he's succumbed to dot-ball pressure. Races down the track - which has admittedly been the ploy - and tries to lift a tossed up delivery over mid-off. Doesn't get the elevation he wanted. Simply offers a dolly to the substitute Babar Azam

       Yasir Shah to Mathews       137/4

Yasir Shah to Mathews,OUT,he's got another big one! Yelps and cries from Pakistan. Head tossed back in disgust from Mathews. Awful shot. The advantage they had cultivated in that morning session is slipping away courtesy these few minutes of recklessness. Mathews charges down the track, hits against the turn, concentrates on power more than placement and picks out Babar Azam at mid-on again. Inside edge, as the bat turns on contact. Its all well and good to attack the leggie, but the execution has been sorely wanting

       Yasir Shah to Mubarak       204/5

Yasir Shah to Mubarak,OUT,has he done him in?! Magnificent bowling from Yasir! Bat's in the air and Sarfraz has whipped the bails off! Another batsman racing down the track to the legspinner and losing his wicket. Appeared to be the googly? Not sure. Think it was just the legspinner that didn't turn. Beats his jittery defensive push. Had a bit of bounce to it too so the wicketkeeper did well to rise with the ball and then bring it onto the stumps

       Azhar Ali to Karunaratne       248/6

Azhar Ali to Karunaratne,OUT,the part-timer strikes with a big spinning googly! And Dimuth's brilliant innings is undone by a brilliant ball. Loop to make the batsman overbalance, then dip to fool him and then substantial turn as well to seal his fate. A little fumble from the keeper, but that he had the time to recover must tell you how far Dimuth had charged and how well he was hoodwinked

       Azhar Ali to Prasad       248/7

Azhar Ali to Prasad,OUT,phew! crazy scenes at Pallekele! Rank long hop (googly gone wrong) has been sent down backward square leg's throat. Perhaps that's simplifying things a bit, because Yasir had to run in and dive forward. Always a tricky proposition in cricket. A lovely stroke of luck for Pakistan

       Rahat Ali to Chandimal       264/8

Rahat Ali to Chandimal,OUT,review from Pakistan. Big shout for leg before as Rahat gets the inswinger going again! Seems to have pitched in line, hits Chandimal on the knee-roll of the front pad. Bat is nowhere near the ball. Looks terribly close but umpire's call is not out, remember. So it needs to crash into the stumps and crash it does. Three reds, Pakistan have their man

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