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|Series||Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2023|
|Match||SL vs PAK, 1st Test|
|When||Jul 16 – Jul 20, 2023|
|Time||04:30 AM (GMT)|
|Where||Galle International Stadium, Galle|
|Toss||Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat|
|Result||Pak: 221/5 (45 overs). Pakistan trail by 91 runs|
Pakistan Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Agha Salman, Nauman Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
- Bench: Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Jamal, Hasan Ali
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha
- Bench: Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dilshan Madushanka, Lakshitha Manasinghe
Some Interesting Facts
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 match Summary
After Sri Lanka’s record of 312, Pakistan hit 221-5 when the rains stopped playing with the tourists remaining 91 runs behind. The left-handed spinner from Sri Lanka Prabath Jayasuriya racked up three wickets including captain Babar Azam.
Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva was earlier able to score 122 runs to provide the host with a decent score.
“I am confident that I will be able to handle the stress because of my knowledge having played 50 tests and have the ability to control the game,” declared De Silva. “That is why the captain and the management trust me and have given me the position of number six in the bat.”
However, De Silva said they still came “100 scores short” as they chose to bat first in the opening match of the series, which lasted two games.
Pakistan struggled in their response after which Shakeel scored 69, and Salman, who was on 61, piled on 120 runs to bolster their innings and even outwit Sri Lanka’s spinners. Sri Lankan spinners. The left and right-hand battering combination of Shakeel and Salman blended the right amount of sass and caution as they scored 12 boundaries with six runs between them.
They displayed maturity facing spinners using their feet to reach the ball’s pitch, and Pakistan scored close to five a ball.
“Coming in these conditions, then there is one aspect Sri Lanka does really well is defend against opposition at pathetic runs and get wickets between them,” Pakistan batsman Shan Masood said to reporters.
“We had a few wickets taken, however our approach to play allowed us to remain in the game. Once we had that good team together, the two sides were in a similar position.” Sri Lanka had come out in a roar after the pace-bowler Kasun Rajitha snatched Imam-ulHaq’s wicket in one go, and Jayasuriya was sent back Abdullah Shafique for 19.
Left-handed Masood returned the favor as He hammered 39 off just 30 balls. He fell lbw in the hands of Ramesh Mendis, who was not allowed to take the wicket by the field umpire before Sri Lanka successfully reviewed.
Azam was thrown off when he slid an outside edge to his pads. The ball looped down to the shorter leg. The ball was picked up by the wicketkeeper Sadeera Samarawickrama. De Silva earlier moved from his overnight 94, to score his 10th Test century during his 50th game to increase Sri Lanka’s standing against a lowly 54-4 in the final match of the day.
The pace spearhead, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and fellow fast Naseem Shah, and leg spinner Abrar Ahmed finished with three wickets, each bowling away Sri Lanka, and lunch was named.
The second day’s action began in the early hours with a new timing for the three sessions. De Silva soon got to 100 off Shaheen.
De Silva, who smashed twelve fours and three sixes, was able to score some runs from the bottom order, but he eventually fell to Naseem, who hit two times after Pakistan got the second fresh ball.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 Highlights – Match Flow
- Over 69.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – RJ Tucker, Batter – DM de Silva (Struck down)
- Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 71.4 overs (431 balls), Extras 2
- DM de Silva: 100 off 175 balls (10 x 4, 3 x 6)
- Over 76.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – AG Wharf, Batter – RTM Mendis (Struck down)
- Over 78.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – AG Wharf, Batter – NGRP Jayasuriya (Struck down)
- Drinks: Sri Lanka – 261/7 in 81.0 overs (DM de Silva 107, NGRP Jayasuriya 1)
- New ball taken at 81.4 overs
- Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 90.5 overs (546 balls), Extras 6
- Innings Break: Sri Lanka – 312/10 in 95.2 overs (MVT Fernando 21)
- Lunch: Sri Lanka – 312/10 in 95.2 overs (MVT Fernando 21)
- Over 0.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – AG Wharf, Batter – Abdullah Shafique (Upheld)
- Over 4.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – AG Wharf, Batter – Shan Masood (Struck down)
- Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (65 balls), Extras 1
- Drinks: Pakistan – 67/3 in 12.0 overs (Babar Azam 7)
- Over 11.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – RJ Tucker, Batter – Shan Masood (Upheld)
- Pakistan: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 2
- Over 20.2: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – AG Wharf, Batter – Sarfaraz Ahmed (Struck down)
- Tea: Pakistan – 132/5 in 28.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 22, Agha Salman 19)
- Rain: Pakistan – 132/5 in 28.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 22, Agha Salman 19)
- Pakistan: 150 runs in 31.4 overs (191 balls), Extras 2
- 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (Saud Shakeel 26, Agha Salman 24, Ex 0)
- Saud Shakeel: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4)
- Agha Salman: 50 off 67 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
- Pakistan: 200 runs in 40.6 overs (247 balls), Extras 2
- 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 125 balls (Saud Shakeel 48, Agha Salman 52, Ex 0)
- Drinks: Pakistan – 219/5 in 44.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 68, Agha Salman 60)
- Rain: Pakistan – 221/5 in 45.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 69, Agha Salman 61)
- End Of Day: Pakistan – 221/5 in 45.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 69, Agha Salman 61)