Mahela Jayawardne is playing his second last Test © Getty Images
Mahela Jayawardne is playing his second last Test © Getty Images

 

Aug 8, 2014:

 

Mahela Jayawardene in his second last Test gets a big reprieve. After the wicket of Kaushal Silva he came to the crease with a massive reception by the crowd and the Pakistani players and started batting aggressively.  He has been given leg before wicket in the bowling of Junaid Khan. In the 53rd over Junaid Khan was bowling to him. It was a length ball on the middle and off line and Mahela made an error of judgement and didn’t play a shot to that and he was stuck on the back foot! Pakistani players appealed, he was given out by the on field umpire Ian Gould.

 

Mahela moves about a bit and consult to Kumar Sangakkara before asking for a review. but there is the lifeline. The ball tracker shows that it was missing off.. big big reprieve for Mahela. Sri Lanka started the morning session of Day 3 of 1st Test vs Pakistan at Galle carefully. Kaushal Silva who was not out on day two reached his half century. Kumar Sangakkara is also batting aggressively. He reached his half century in the 45th over. After playing 123 balls he reached this milestone.