Pakistan cricket team celebrates victory by cutting cake PCB tweets Win together Celebrate together

Young Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafiq scored an unbeaten 160 to help his team win the first Test against Sri Lanka by four wickets. Sri Lanka had set a target of 342 runs in front of Pakistan, which Pakistan achieved at the loss of six wickets. In reply to Sri Lanka’s 222 in the first innings, Pakistan were all-out for 218 and no other batsman apart from captain Babar Azam (119) could even add 20 runs. Babar may have stopped Sri Lanka from taking a big lead, but Pakistan was on the back foot in front of Sri Lanka’s spin.

Sri Lanka set a mammoth target of 342 runs in the second innings thanks to fifties from Dinesh Chandimal (94 not out), Kushal Mendis (76) and Oshada Fernandes (64), where Pakistan won thanks to Shafiq. .

After this spectacular victory against Sri Lanka, Pakistani players were seen celebrating the victory by cutting the cake. During this, other players including Captain Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan were also present. Shafiq cut the cake and fed the cake to the captain as well as other players. Sharing the video of cutting the cake, Pakistan Cricket tweeted and wrote, “We win together and celebrate together. Boys cake time.

Centurveer Shafiq first got the support of opener Imam-ul-Haq (35). There was an important partnership of 87 runs for the first wicket between the two, which paved the way for Pakistan to win. After the dismissal of Azhar Ali (6), captain Babar supported Shafiq by playing a crucial innings of 55 runs.

Pakistan needed 120 runs on the final day. Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan played a quick innings of 40 runs, but after his dismissal, two wickets fell fast for Pakistan. Mohammad Nawaz (19 not out) took one end after the dismissals of Agha Salman (12) and Hasan Ali (5). In the end, Shafiq gave Pakistan victory by hitting a four.

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All bowlers failed for Sri Lanka except Prabhat Jayasuriya (four wickets). Ramesh Mendis and Dhananjay de Salvia took one wicket each. Captain Dimush Karunaratne made Jayasuriya get 56.2 overs in search of a wicket, but his trick did not work. Pakistan have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The second match of the series will be played at Galle ground from July 24.

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