Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Abdullah Shafique
160(408) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 45 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 10 32 10 35 11 28 29
Babar Azam
Babar Azam
119(244) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 21 12 24 2 18 37

Best performances - Bowlers

NGRP Jayasuriya
O39
M10
R82
W5
Eco2.10
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
Mohammad Nawaz(3)
Mohammad Nawaz(3)
O28
M2
R88
W5
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Match days

16,17,18,19,20 July 2022 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 12, Sri Lanka 0

Scorecard Summary

SRI LANKA 222(66.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

PAKISTAN 218(90.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 337(100 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

PAKISTAN 344/6(127.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Ankur Dhawan

Right, folks. It's been a memorable, thrilling Test. Sri Lanka and Pakistan have continued the tradition of producing compelling cricket whenever they meet. But that's all from our coverage. The next Test starts in just four days time. Do join us for that. Until then, it's goodbye

Babar Azam: I am thankful to the tailenders Yasir Shah and Naseem Shah to have helped me in the first innings. When I was batting with Abdullah Shafique we were just trying to build a partnership. He has shown his class.

Dimuth Karunaratne: The bowlers bowled well in the first innings and we batted well in the second. 300 is a big score in the fourth innings but as a bowling unit we need to give more support to Prabath Jayasuriya. He did a great job, he's bowled really good areas. Playing hundred Tests (on Mathews' upcoming 100th Test) is a remarkable thing. We need to correct the mistakes come the second Test.

Abdullah Shafique is the player of the match: I'm quite happy that we chased the target on the last day. Plan was simple that we have to go for the runs. The pitch was difficult but as you spent more time, it got easier. When the spinners were bowling with the new ball, they were getting help.

Pakistan finally get there but not without a few scares. Those last 44 runs after lunch felt like they took forever to come - then there was the rain break with 11 needed. With that, Pakistan have chased down their second-highest target in Tests, and a record total at Galle. What a remarkable turnaround this has been for them. To think they were 112 for 8 at one stage in the first innings. But Babar Azam made that brilliant hundred and took them within touching distance of Sri Lanka's score. But the man of the moment is Abdullah Shafique. For someone so new to Test cricket, he showed the maturity of a veteran. He made his highest Test score of 160, to remain unbeaten as he took his side home. Pakistan endured a nervous period of play just before and after lunch, but Shafique made sure he held one end up. They lost three wickets in a hurry, including the crucial one of Mohammad Rizwan during that period. Prabath Jayasuriya did the bulk of the damage taking two of them. Overall, Sri Lanka just didn't create enough chances, and when they did, they didn't take them. Shafique was dropped twice this morning, once a return catch by Dhananjaya de Silva, but the easier one of them later at deep square leg by Kasun Rajitha when the game was on a knife edge with Pakistan requiring 19. Jayasuriya toiled tirelessly and picked up another four-wicket haul, but he didn't have enough support from the other spinners. So Pakistan take a one-nil lead with one Test to go. Stay tuned for the presentation.

127.2
4
Jayasuriya to Abdullah Shafique, FOUR, short outside off, gently pushed into the covers but he has timed that well enough to take it to the rope as Pakistan complete a historic win
127.1
0
Jayasuriya to Abdullah Shafique, no run, full outside off, goes for the sweep but misses

END OF OVER:
127 | 6 Runs | PAK: 340/6

  • Mohammad Nawaz19 (34b)
  • Abdullah Shafique156 (406b)
  • Maheesh Theekshana14-2-44-0
  • Prabath Jayasuriya56-10-131-4
126.6
0
Theekshana to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, length outside off, he goes for the slog sweep but misses
126.5
4
Theekshana to Mohammad Nawaz, FOUR, length and down the leg side, Nawaz helps it along fine on the leg side and finds the boundary. Pakistan are almost there
126.4
0
Theekshana to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, full on middle, defended
126.3
0
Theekshana to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, length on off, defended

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st87Imam-ul-HaqAbdullah Shafique
2nd17Azhar AliAbdullah Shafique
3rd101Babar AzamAbdullah Shafique
4th71Mohammad RizwanAbdullah Shafique
5th22Agha SalmanAbdullah Shafique
6th5Hasan AliAbdullah Shafique
7th41Mohammad Nawaz (3)Abdullah Shafique