Pakistan scored 221 runs on the first day of batting.
Babar Azam dashed the expectations of the fans.
New Delhi. The direction and condition of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan (SL vs PAK) changed. The Sri Lankan team, which came out to bat first, scored a score of 312 runs. When it was Pakistan’s turn, the opposing team blew the test of the guests as soon as they arrived. The opener returned to the pavilion early, then captain Babar Azam also did not take any time to dash the fans’ hopes. After this, 2 such batsmen came to the crease who made the hosts yearn for a wicket.
The Pakistan team had lost five of its batsmen within 100. Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman set foot on the crease like Angad. Both the batsmen took the lead quickly and pushed the Sri Lankan team to the backfoot by the end of the day. Till the end of the day’s play, Agha Salman is unbeaten on 61 runs while Saud Shakeel is on 68 runs. Now it will be interesting to see whether he is able to complete the century the next day or not.
Pakistan trail by 91 runs
Pakistan’s team has scored 221 runs by the end of the day after the century partnership of both the batsmen. Both the batsmen talked about their batting after the end of the day’s play. He told that our plan was to put pressure on Sri Lanka by forming a partnership. Both the batsmen have played only a few matches in Test cricket and have also scored 1-1 centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 21:45 IST