Sri Lanka v Pakistan| 3rd Test - Day 5 | Colombo | 24/07/09

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Inshallah Pakistan will win this test match today.
And make our fans proud with a test win!
Finally!

Pakistan Zindabad!
 
Pak rarely if ever choke with the ball so expecting them to have SL reeling by lunch.
 
very unlikely...get Sanga and it's all over IMO
 
Pakistan can win this from here on..although i would like to see either ajmal or aamer get 5 wickets..everyone having 1 wicket each is boring
 
Only Pakistan can win from here.

Sangakkara a key wicket.
 
like i said, this is going to be a draw...

the way Malik/Gul/Dk batted on this wicket, i dont see why SL can't do it..if malik can then anyone can..
 
Umair Paracha! said:
Only Pakistan can win from here.

Sangakkara a key wicket.
Ahmed Zulfiqar said:
very unlikely...get Sanga and it's all over IMO

Dilshan can take the game away from us as well.

(if he plays)
 
why is Robin Uthapa fielding in the slip?

hasn't he dropped enough catches this series?
 
OK guys, I'm going to sleep.

Hope I learn good news in morning.
 
Gul is being taken to dhobi...


like i said, if Malik can score a 100 on this pitch, then anyone can do it..
 
Gul 0/42 off 9 overs ( gave away 10 in his last one)

He really needs to go back and learn how to bowl in test matches.

He doesn't need to learn anything new, Aaqib and Intikhab can make a huge difference as Gul can definitely bowl well but he needs to change his line and length in test matches.
 
Last 10 ovs 24/0 RR 2.40

Sanga better not turtle up in his shell.
 
the pitch is much flatter now. That is weird. Day 5 is supposed to give much turn. It looks like draw. Bowlers have to work hard to dominate Sri Lanka batting line.

If Sri Lanka batsmen are currently playing, get settled, then Sri Lanka might chase.
 
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MalikMohsin said:
the pitch is much flatter now. That is weird. Day 5 is supposed to give much turn. It looks like draw. Bowlers have to work hard to dominate Sri Lanka batting line.

If Sri Lanka batsmen are currently playing, get settled, then Sri Lanka might chase.

Spinners can bowl 10 more overs before we can take new ball. That's one of our main hopes but i don't know if Gul and Aamer can really take advantage of that.
 
Best to continue with old ball and hope for a mistake - why isnt Fawad bowling ?
 
Waseem said:
Spinners can bowl 10 more overs before we can take new ball. That's one of our main hopes but i don't know if Gul and Aamer can really take advantage of that.

New ball will be bad news for us knowing that old ball can assist to our spinners a lot than new ball to assist our fast bowlers. Let's hope for the best.
 
MalikMohsin said:
New ball will be bad news for us knowing that old ball can assist to our spinners a lot than new ball to assist our fast bowlers. Let's hope for the best.
Considering how bad Umar gul has bowlled with the new ball YK will not take the new ball straight away...
 
The TV commentators are dead - not a word out of them - is it so boring?
 
Hysterical appeal from Akmal - looked close ?
 
Shakil_pkcricket said:
Well don't you know it is a dead rubber after all...

has that killed the comms as well?

Anyone else noticing this ? all I can hear is players on field ...
 
MIG said:
has that killed the comms as well?

Anyone else noticing this ? all I can hear is players on field ...


i said it last nite....this is one heck of a boring match...

If Malik could do what he did, anyone would do better...
 
Breaking News from TSN:

Rameez Raja on strike after management refused to buy him extra hair gel.....
 
maybe we should try bolwing Robin Uthapa? who knows he might get us wicket
 
i think i'm gonna watch burn notice, this pitch has nothing for bowlers
 
Just showing Mike Haysmen and Ramiz on TV - obviously the sound feed is gone ! Is that a blessing in disguise?
 
Well I don't see a Srilankan win...its gonna be difficult for them....
there are only 2 possibilities
1) Pak wins
2) Draw...in case it rains...
 
I suppose given the collapses of the previous matches, fans now expect batting lineups to fold in heaps every 10 secs !

Fact is - most test cricket is about attrition...we are in essence seeing a classic 5th Day of a test match
 
While SL have done well to not lose any wickets so far, they have batted quite slowly. If they want to make history and win this game they will need to start taking risks and that is where Pak will get there chances. At the moment these two are immovable.
 
MIG said:
I suppose given the collapses of the previous matches, fans now expect batting lineups to fold in heaps every 10 secs !

Fact is - most test cricket is about attrition...we are in essence seeing a classic 5th Day of a test match

That depends on what source you are watching.

I am on SuperSport. You are not missing anything. They are so annoying and hard to listen.

^

This game seems likely to favor Sri Lanka. Their batsmen are settled now and looking forward to chase the target than heading for draw.
 
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We have a new ball and Gul decides to bowl bouncers and short balls on a slow track. Fantastic.
 
22 no balls from Umar Gul in this entire test series so far. That is promising.

^

Inside edged. But the ball was very far away from the wicket keeper.

Another FOUR!

On the next ball, another no ball.

That makes it 23 no balls.
 
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The ball is likely to change again. This is getting weird now.

Sangakkara is complaining about why the ball is being changed. That is coming from the guy who has requested the umpires to change the ball several times, is now not liking the idea of ball being changed.
 
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what the hell is wrong with sangakara, why is he crying that pakistan got a new ball
 
who watched what gull said to samraweera:? he said: '' **** you '' umpire ian gould made a notice on his notepad. so this'll be a fine for gull I think
 
Aamer is yet to be hit for a boundary, while Gul has been hit for 9.
 
The two unbeaten batsmen walk off to big cheers from the crowd. A much bigger crowd today than the previous three. The band, however, has disappeared.

they only play the crap when we are batting. no surprises there.
 
SL will have to bat at a run rate of 3.6.... not bad at all, still doable.
 
Haven't watched it today so far but don't seem to have missed much as it's been boring with no wickets falling either! SL win or a draw on the cards!
 
slix10 said:
SL will have to bat at a run rate of 3.6.... not bad at all, still doable.


asslam o alikum all,

i think SL try to chase this one...at least this will bring some interest to this game........i a m a pak cricket fan but i want pak to win only when they have a mood to...this series suggested otherwise.....so Pak should not win this...and SL should win 3-0.......may be this(clean sweep) will make Pak to change their attitude towards the game, and may be they become professionals by their attitude as well........and if Pak somehow wins this then there will be a lot of "Hanki Phankees" from Yunus Khan etc that win in the third match has boosted over moral etc.......he and his team should show this by their action rather then just words....
 
Afridi is one guy who would give you this breakthru.

Really disappointed with Gul. No yorkers with the old ball - no venom with the newer one.

A series to forget for Pakistan
 
MIG said:
Afridi is one guy who would give you this breakthru.

Really disappointed with Gul. No yorkers with the old ball - no venom with the newer one.

A series to forget for Pakistan



a series to learn lessons forever.....
 
And cramp to samaraweera comes to Pakistans aid - could this be the turning point?
 
not sure but runner in for samaraweera
 
Amir will struggle to take wickets if he keeps bowling wide of the crease. The Lankans have worked him out since the first test hope Aqib is working with him to ball closer to the stumps.
 
Pakistan struggling here and intresting to see if Sri lanka are having a dart at this total?
 
The lack of potency in seamers department is a huge worry at moment!
 
Amjid Javed said:
The lack of potency in seamers department is a huge worry at moment!

Nothing in the pitch and its hot.

Lost cause Pakistan in this series

Off to what we do best now.

ODIs and T20....
 
87.6


Mohammad Aamer to Samaraweera, no run, ooh, almost, surprised him with a short one again and he was caught in two minds whether to duck or play at it, he tried to do both and was rapped hard on the helmet, it dropped down just wide of the stumps and he almost lost his balance and looked like he was going to trip onto the stumps before recovering just at the right time
 
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