Pakistan cricket team defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the first test match played in Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. Pakistan achieved the target of 342 runs from Sri Lanka losing 6 wickets in 127.2 overs. Abdullah Shafique scored a historic century of 160 not out for Pakistan. Shafiq faced 408 balls during his marathon innings. In this he hit seven fours and a six.
Shafiq joins Sunil Gavaskar and Babar Azam’s special club
Shafiq spent 524 minutes at the crease during his innings. Also he faced more than 400 balls. Shafiq has now joined the club of England’s Mike Earthton and Herbert, India’s Sunil Gavaskar and Pakistan’s Babar Azam, who have faced 400 or more balls in the fourth innings in Test cricket.
Shafiq, 22, was playing only the sixth Test match of his career. He has now become the first batsman in Test cricket history to successfully spend more than 500 minutes chasing runs at the crease. Abdullah received the Man of the Match award for his outstanding century.