Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Abid Ali
109(201) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 30 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
21 9 6 19 18 13 7 16
Babar Azam
Babar Azam
102(128) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 44 runs
  • 9x4 - 0x6
0 4 7 11 47 9 11 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Shaheen Shah Afridi
O22
M7
R58
W2
Eco2.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah
O27
M5
R92
W2
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

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

Points

Pakistan 20, Sri Lanka 20

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
70 | 2 Runs | PAK: 252/2

  • Babar Azam102 (128b)
  • Abid Ali109 (201b)
  • Dhananjaya de Silva11-0-48-0
  • Dilruwan Perera24-0-85-0

4:45pm And that is that. It is perhaps telling that this note comes 30 minutes before the scheduled end of play. That has been the big story through this match, but like all the players we've heard from in the last few minutes, we can all be very grateful. The conditions gave us one full day and it has produced good cricket. A little bit of an anti-climax considering the circumstances of the match but we'll head to Karachi with both teams needing to win to clinch the series. That should be tasty. Thanks for sticking with us through it all. On behalf of Debayan, Thilak, and Chandan, this is Varun saying goodbye. See you soon.

Azhar Ali: We're all very happy today. The sun came out. Everybody tried to apply themselves. Special congratulations to Abid. I was feeling quite confident - the last few test matches I've looked good and got out. The good thing is I spent time in the middle. I'll try and build on that in the next Test match. [Fast bowlers] have shown their skill. Need to get consistent and have control, but the good thing is they're capable of picking up wickets. But they need to hold it together for a long period of time. It takes not just good balls but good sessions to get teams out. [Playing at home] it's a totally different experience. I want to thank the crowd. Everyone knew there wouldn't be a result but they all came out. As bowlers and batsmen we've not had this kind of support for 9-10 years.

Dimuth Karunaratne: We came two days before the Test and we've done a really good job. Washed out for a couple of days but Dhananjaya's effort, Oshada's knock and the two fast bowlers on this pitch did well. Those were our positives. Kasun was injured and that's why he bolwed only six overs. We need to see the positives and move on. We'll see how it goes in Karachi. Hopefully it won't rain and we get five days of cricket. First of all I want to thank all the Pakistan fans. They supported us as well. In other countries you won't get support like this. We went out last evening, and everyone was really humble with us. We love the Pakistan fans and hope we get the support in Karachi as well.

Abid Ali is the Man of the Match.

"I was not relaxed for sure! But we were enjoying ourselves and waitin for cricket (over the four days). My plan was to see off the new ball. That was the target. Gradually built the innings with plans for every five overs. So I kept trying to keep that up. In my 90s Babar gave me confidence."


Ali Hasni: "Why hardworking man are always down to earth? Abid Ali proves that patience, focus & dedication gives you the due rewards you deserve, Great Lesson for Youngster, fortunately we have fawad alam in the line also"

Zia: "End result doesn't matter. Make Babar play whole day we will watch. Absolute gem"

Waqarumer: "Babar Azam.. Best thing ever happened to Pakistani cricket for sure"

Dr. Faizy: "Feels so good when you tell your friends that Babar Azam was the player I was following since he was in under 16 and under 19 team. A legend now!"

Zubair Islam: "For me man of the match is De Silva for his 100....it was difficult conds he batted in...Babar n Abid had sunny weather to handle"


Abid Ali: "What can I say? I just want to thank god, I can't thank god enough. [In the 90s] There was a little tension, but I give credit to Babar who kept telling me that my time will come. Can't thank him enough. And the team, the coaching staff and the crowd. They gave me a lot of confidence. To do it at a home venue and in the first match after ten years is great. I am grateful to everyone, I dedicate it to my daughter, my family. I thank everyone -friends, family, the media, everyone."

Abid Ali is clearly still overwhelmed if he's thanking the media. A sweet interview by the boundary line. He has had a fantastic start to his career.

4:23pm, Stumps, Day 5 And it looks like stumps. The light has done it. Handshakes abound. What a shimmering, exciting finish to the Test. A full house getting to witness two big feats - a historic ton that made Abid Ali the only man to ever do get three figures on debut in both Tests and ODIs. And then, the Babar Azam show. If you could pick one exhibition, one ceremony to mark the return of cricket in Pakistan, you would have gone with a Babar Azam century. And their biggest star of the generation has given them just that. They've roused the crowd, these two. After four days of gloom, it was a sweet, sweet finish to the match. Credit also to Sri Lanka who opened another dimension to the game with their declaration this morning. A century for Dhananjaya De Silva that literally took five days to complete. Another defining performance in this match where the most consistent performer has been rain, closely followed by bad light. All in all, a happy finish for most. The teams get 20 points each for the draw. Those are also Pakistan's first points in the WTC.

69.6
0
de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, full on leg stump, defended into the leg side
69.5
0
de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, length on leg stump, flicked to short fine
69.4
0
de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, length on middle stump, a loose drive. Looks to go off side, gets a thick inside edge to midwicket
69.3
0
de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, low full toss, flicked to short midwicket
69.2
0
de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, length on off, blocked on the front foot
69.1
0
de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, length on off, defended on the front foot

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

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