Babar Azam became the victim of Prabhat Jayasuriya for the fourth time.
Pakistan lost 5 wickets within 150.
New Delhi. The Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan (SL vs PAK) has started. In the first test, the host team won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored a huge score of 312 runs thanks to Dhananjaya de Silva’s century. In the retaliatory action, the beginning of Pakistan was very bad. The opening batsmen of the team returned to the pavilion cheaply, after which everyone’s eyes were fixed on the captain Babar Azam. But he dashed the fans’ expectations in one fell swoop.
The Pakistan team has lost 5 of its batsmen within 150 runs, including the wicket of Babar Azam. Everyone is aware of Babar’s class but he appeared battered in front of Sri Lanka’s Prabhat Jayasuriya. The leg-spinner has played only 7 Test matches for Sri Lanka, in which he has faced Babar 5 times. Prabhat Jayasuriya has made Babar Azam his victim 4 times in 5 innings. During this, the Pakistani captain has scored 143 runs at an average of just 35.75.
Pakistani team stuck in trouble
The Pakistani team is in trouble after the wickets of important batsmen fell. Pakistan is currently trailing Sri Lanka by 180 runs. So far, Shan Masood has played the highest innings for Pakistan. He was looking in good form after scoring 39 runs. But unfortunately Kushal became a victim of Mendis. Now Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman have taken care of the front. It has to be seen how far both the batsmen can take Pakistan’s innings forward.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 15:41 IST