PAK vs SL 2nd Test: Pakistan Falls Short In The First Innings

PAK vs SL 2nd Test Pakistan has toured Sri Lanka to play a 2-match Test series. After winning the first match held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, Pakistan is now fighting in the second Test match at the same Galle International Stadium

In this match, Sri Lanka’s captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who won the toss, chose to bat and Sri Lanka scored 378 runs in their first innings. The Pakistan team, which started batting in its first innings, scored 191 runs for the loss of 7 wickets on the second day, and Sri Lanka maintained a lead of 187 runs at the end of the second day.

Sri Lanka innings

Oshawa Fernando and captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who won the toss and batted first, gave the team a normal start by putting on a partnership of 91 runs. Oshawa Fernando scored 50 while Dimuth Karunaratne scored 40 runs. Elsewhere in the third order Kusal Mendis 3 runs, Angelo Mathews 42 runs, Dinesh Chandimal 80 runs, Dhananjaya de Silva 33 runs, Niroshan Dickwella 51 runs, Duneeth Vellala 11 runs, Ramesh Mendis 35 runs, Prabhat Jayasuriya 8 runs, and Asita Fernando 4 runs unbeaten. He painted. By this, Sri Lanka scored 378 runs.

For Pakistan Naseem Shah and Yasir Shah took 3 wickets each, Mohammad Nawaz 2 wickets, and Nauman Ali 1 wicket.

Collapsed Pakistan

On the second day of the match, the Pakistan team has seen a severe collapse in its first innings. Abdullah Shafique, who entered the field as the opener for Pakistan, ducked out, but Imam-ul-Haq scored 32, captain Babar Azam 16, Mohammad Rizwan 24, Fawad Alam 24, Agha Salman 62, and Mohammad Nawaz scored 12 runs. At the end of the second day, Pakistan’s Yasir Shah collected 13 unbeaten runs and maintained the strike, while Hasan Ali, who did not score any runs, was also in the arena. Thus, we have to wait and see whether Pakistan will recover on the third day after seeing a sharp decline on the second day.

For Sri Lanka, Ramesh Mendis took 3 wickets, Prabhat Jayasuriya took 2 wickets and Asita Fernando and Dhananjaya D’Silva took one wicket each.

Playing teams

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Ramesh Mendis, Prabhat Jayasuriya, Dunith Vellalaghe, Asita Fernando

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Fawad Alam, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah

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