Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in 1st Test Abdullah Shafique hits historical century


SL vs PAK 1st Test: The first Test match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle was easily won by the visiting team Pakistan. Pakistan’s team did wonders by achieving the target of 342 runs in the fourth innings. Pakistan’s team was successful in winning this match on the basis of the historic innings of Abdullah Shafiq (160 not out). With this, Pakistan has taken a 1-0 lead in this two-match Test series. Shafiq hit 7 fours and a six after facing 408 balls. Apart from him, captain Babar Azam scored 55, Mohammad Rizwan 40, Imam-ul-Haq Ley 35 and Mohammad Nawaz scored 19 not out.

In the first match of this series being played under the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), Pakistan had a huge target to win. However, the team got off to a good start and then Abdullah Shafiq held one end after a few wickets fell. On the basis of this, Pakistan team achieved the target of 342 runs in 127.2 overs for the loss of 6 wickets and won the victory by 4 wickets.

Sri Lanka’s team scored 222 runs in the first innings of this match. In response to this, if Pakistan’s team came out to bat in their first innings, it could have been all out for less than 150 runs, but for the last wicket, captain Babar Azam and Naseem Shah shared a good partnership to take the team to 218 runs. Babar Azam scored a century. In this way, the Sri Lankan team got a lead of only 4 runs.

In such a situation, Sri Lanka’s team scored 337 runs in the second innings for the loss of all wickets and thus a target of 342 runs was set in front of Pakistan. It was not easy for Pakistan to achieve this target in front of the Sri Lankan spinners, but Abdullah Shafiq made 160 runs and Babar Azam scored a half-century to ease the team’s problems. Prabhat Jayasuriya managed to take four wickets in the second innings.

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