Pakistan celebrates by cutting cake
Abdullah Shafiq scored 160 not out
Pakistan chased the target of 342 runs
New Delhi. The Pakistan cricket team celebrated its second biggest victory over Sri Lanka (PAK vs SL) by cutting a cake. Pakistan team led by Babar Azam defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the first test match of the 2-match series played at Galle International Stadium. With this win, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the series. The second and last Test match of the series will also be played at the same stadium from July 24.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shared a video on its official Twitter handle. In the video, Pakistani players are seen celebrating victory by cutting a cake. A chocolate cake is placed on the table, on which Congratulations are written. Captain Babar Azam is seen giving a knife to young opener Abdullah Shafique to cut the cake. All the players are seen having a lot of fun with each other during this. The cake is being fed to the captain first. After this, all the players are seen enjoying the cake fiercely.
Win together. Celebrate together.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 20, 2022
PCB wrote the caption of the video, ‘Together we win… let’s celebrate together, boys’ cake time.’ This video of Pakistani players is viral on social media. Fans are liking it very much. Talking about the match, young batsman Abdullah Shafiq scored an unbeaten 160 in the second innings for Pakistan. Babar Azam scored a brilliant century in the first innings. Pakistan had a target of 342 runs, which they achieved at the loss of 6 wickets.
22-year-old Abdullah scored an unbeaten 160
22-year-old right-handed batsman Abdullah Shafiq heaped praise on captain Babar Azam after the win. In the second innings, Shafiq, along with opener Imam-ul-Haq, gave the team a great start by adding 87 runs for the first wicket. After this, together with Babar, he added 101 runs for the third wicket. Shafiq shared a 71-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan after Babar was dismissed.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2022, 15:04 IST