Player of the Match
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    30.1 that should be it, and is given! Given out leg before, to a full ball that seemed headed for the base of middle. Karunaratne has reviewed this. Bowled from fairly close to the stumps, and had the pace to beat the inside edge, as Karunaratne fell over, as he has a tendency to do, when flicking. That is hitting the base of leg stump, and Pakistan have that breakthrough 96/1
    35.3 got him this time! Naseem has threatened with this ball a few times this session, and finally he strikes. Gets a ball to pitch on a good length, and just a touch of movement takes it away from Fernando, who gets drawn into poking his bat at it. Travels low to the right of Haris Sohail at first slip, and he moves swiftly to complete the catch. The two set batsmen have been dismissed 109/2
    41.6 got him! Top-class bowling! I said two balls ago that Mendis dug deep into the crease to protect himself from edging the outgoing delivery. This time he goes fishing away from his body on the front. Length ball again, marginally fuller, and draws Mendis into the drive. Late movement away and then off the seam as well. Foot nowhere close for the drive and the edge carries nicely through to the keeper 120/3
    63.4 taken at second slip! The first real attempt at a hard hit from Mathews, and he's lost his shape and just had a hack at a very wide length ball. Wanted to slap that through the covers, it absolutely flies to Shafiq's left at slip and he takes a very good reflex catch. That ball was travelling 189/5
    44.2 what a ball! Oh this is sensational! Pakistan have figured this pitch out and completely tied Sri Lanka up this session. This is classic Abbas - signs of maybe a comeback from his form slump. Slams it in at a length on a middle and off line, jags it away off the pitch and clips the top of off stump as Chandimal gets back in the crease to defend. It was a scrambled seam. Past the outside edge and cleaned up. Superb, just superb 127/4
    not out
    84.3 taken at gully! He's kept on pushing away from the body and this time he pays for it. Length ball outside off, got the front leg half a stride across and jabbed at it away from the body. It sliced low to Babar at gully and he does well to get his fingers under that 256/6
    not out
    15 (b 5, lb 7, nb 3)
    308/6d (97 Overs, RR: 3.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-96 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 30.1 ov), 2-109 (Oshada Fernando, 35.3 ov), 3-120 (Kusal Mendis, 41.6 ov), 4-127 (Dinesh Chandimal, 44.2 ov), 5-189 (Angelo Mathews, 63.4 ov), 6-256 (Niroshan Dickwella, 84.3 ov)
    Mohammad Abbas2797212.6600
    Shaheen Shah Afridi2275822.6303
    Usman Shinwari1545413.6000
    Naseem Shah2759223.4000
    Haris Sohail301204.0000
    Shan Masood11000.0000
    Asad Shafiq20804.0000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

9:45 start, Lunch 11.45-12.25, Tea 14.55-15.15, Close 17.15

Match days

11,12,13,14,15 December 2019 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Pakistan 20, Sri Lanka 20

Close of Play

  • Wed, 11 Dec - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 202/5 (DM de Silva 38*, N Dickwella 11*, 68.1 ov)
  • Thu, 12 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 263/6 (DM de Silva 72*, MDK Perera 2*, 86.3 ov)
  • Fri, 13 Dec - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 282/6 (DM de Silva 87*, MDK Perera 6*, 91.5 ov)
  • Sat, 14 Dec - day 4 - no play
  • Sun, 15 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 1st innings 252/2 (70 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st3Abid AliShan Masood
2nd87Azhar AliAbid Ali
3rd162Abid AliBabar Azam