Friday, August 19, 2022

cheek test; Abdullah Shafiq’s unbeaten 158 runs, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

Thanks to Abdullah Shafiq’s brilliant batting, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the first Test and took a one-nil lead in the series.

Pakistan chased down the target of 342 runs set by Sri Lanka for the loss of 6 wickets, Abdullah Shafiq hitting 6 fours and a six in his 408-ball innings.

Today, the fifth day was started by the Pakistani team with 222 runs for the loss of 3 wickets while Sri Lanka had given Pakistan a target of 342 runs to win.

Earlier, Agha Salman 12, Muhammad Rizwan 40, captain Babar Azam 55, Imamul Haque 35 and Azhar Ali 6 runs were dismissed.

Sri Lanka’s Prabhat Jayasuriya took 4 wickets and Ramesh Mendis took one wicket.

The fourth day of the match started with Sri Lanka batting when the team scored 329 with 9 out, but Sri Lanka added only 8 runs to the total score and scored 337 runs to get the entire team out and the national team won. Got a target of 342 runs for.

Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimala remained unbeaten on 94 runs which also hit 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz bowled devastatingly and took 5 wickets while Yasir Shah took 3, Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah dismissed one each.

Sri Lanka’s first innings:

The Sri Lankan team was bowled out for 222 in the first innings, with Dinesh Chandimala scoring the highest 76 runs for the host team.

National fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4, Yasir Shah and Hasan Ali took 2, 2 while Naseem Shah and Mohammad Nawaz took one wicket each.

Pakistan’s first innings:

Pakistan team seemed to be in trouble in replying to Sri Lanka’s 222 runs, but national captain Babar Azam played a historic innings, he played a brilliant innings of 119 runs with the help of 11 fours and 2 sixes, while bowler Naseem Shah completed his innings. supported

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan scored 19, Yasir Shah scored 18 and Hasan Ali scored 17 runs.

Sri Lanka’s Parbat Jayasuriya took 5 wickets, Mahesh Thiekshana and Ramesh Mendis 2 each and Kisan Rajitha took one wicket.

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