PAK vs SL, 1st Test, Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series 2019, 11 Dec 2019
BALL BY BALL
D D Silva
Ov 70: 1nb 0 0 0 0 0 0 ( 2 Runs )
D D Silva
Handshakes all round and that will finish what has been a frustrating Test match for all involved. The crowd were excited to finally see Test cricket back in Pakistan but the rain had something to say about that. Today though both sets of players put on a show with centuries from Dhananjaya de Silva this morning before the debutant Abid Ali reached the same mark along with Babar Azam. Maybe not the most thrilling of matches but hopefully things will be a lot different in Karachi next week.
69.6 - D D Silva to B Azam
Fuller length, drifting towards the leg stump and he clips to the on side. It's a tie and both teams bag 20 points in the Test championship. The light has faded and so that's the end of this historic Test in Rawalpindi which marks the return of Test cricket in Pakistan.
Both batsmen well set and scoring at will.
69.5 - D D Silva to B Azam
Good length, sliding down leg stump and he sweeps it towards short fine leg
69.4 - D D Silva to B Azam
He was looking to drive it down the carpet to the covers but got a thick inside edge and the ball flutters down to midwicket
69.3 - D D Silva to B Azam
Rank full-bunger, tucked to the leg side with ease, couldn't make full use of this freebie
69.2 - D D Silva to B Azam
Length ball, stumps to stumps line and he blocks it off the front foot.
69.1 - D D Silva to B Azam
Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler
69.1 - D D Silva to A Ali
Mows it downtown to long on in his follow-through and his landing foot was ahead of the popping crease.
Ov 69: 4 0 1 1 0 0 ( 6 Runs )
68.6 - D Perera to B Azam
Tossed up, fuller length, he goes back and works it to the leg side
68.5 - D Perera to B Azam
Full length, middle and leg stump line and he blocks it towards vacant silly mid-on area
68.4 - D Perera to A Ali
Good length, spinning into leg stump, he makes room and crunches it to the off side
68.3 - D Perera to B Azam
Lobbed up, off stump line and he punches it down to long on for a run
68.2 - D Perera to B Azam
Good length, spinning into off stump and he slices it down to the covers
Quality century and the crowd roar with delight along with Babar. What a display of batting we have seen.
68.1 - D Perera to B Azam
Lobbed up, he makes room and punches it off the backfoot to deep cover and that's his hundred! Take a bow for the little maestro who is growing in stature very quickly and scoring tons with ridiculous ease. He punches the air in ecstasy and just continues to cash on in on his great form this year
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