Colombo: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs in the second Test to win the series 0-2.
The fourth day
On the fourth day of the second and last Test match of the series played in Colombo, the national team started the innings with 563 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, but after an increase of 13 runs, the captain of the national team declared the innings at 576 and the Islanders took a lead of 410 runs against, Salman Ali Agha scored 132 while Mohammad Rizwan scored 50 runs not out.
Sri Lankan opener Nishan Madushka 33, captain Dimuth Karunaratne 41, Kaushal Mendes 11, Dhananjaya de Silva 10, Sudira Samaravikrama 5, Dinesh Chandimal got out with one run, Ramesh Mendes got stumped for 16 runs, Angelo Mathews creased with 59 runs. are present.
On behalf of Pakistan, Noman Ali guided 7 Sri Lankan players to the pavilion, while Naseem Shah dismissed 2 players.
The third day
On the third day of the last test match of the series, the national team started the innings with 178 runs, Abdullah Shafiq scored a double century, he scored 201 with the help of 19 fours and 4 sixes on 326 balls, among other players, captain Babar Azam scored 39. While Saud Shakeel got out after scoring 57 runs.
Wicket keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 14 runs and was “retired hurt” due to the ball hitting his helmet, while Agha Salman scored 132 and Mohammad Rizwan scored 37 runs at the crease.
Ishita Fernando took 3 wickets while Prabath Jayasuriya took 2 wickets for Sri Lanka.
In the first innings of the last Test match of the series, the entire Sri Lankan team was dismissed for 166 runs while the national team took a lead of 12 runs for the loss of 2 players.
On behalf of Pakistan, Shan Masood scored 51 off 47 balls and Imamul Haq scored 6 runs, captain Babar Azam scored 28 runs while opener Abdullah Shafiq scored 87 runs at the crease.
Both players were dismissed by Ishita Fernando for Sri Lanka.
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Yesterday, Sri Lanka returned to the pavilion by scoring just 166 runs in the first innings of the Test match, while Pakistan scored 145 runs for the loss of 2 wickets by the end of the game.
When Pakistan started their first innings, the first wicket of the national team fell on a total score of 13, opener Imamul Haq returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 runs. Opener Abdullah Shafiq and Shaan Masood both completed half-centuries, with Shaan Masood getting out for 51 runs.
Pakistan need 21 more runs to end Sri Lanka’s first innings lead, with Abdullah Shafiq not out on 74 and Babar Azam on 8.
Earlier, when Sri Lanka started batting, opener Nishan Madushka was run out on the score of 9 runs, he scored 4 runs, Kisal Mendis who came after him scored 6 runs and took a catch on Shaheen Shah Afridi’s ball.
Sri Lanka’s third wicket fell on the total score of 35, here Angelo Mathews was caught off the ball of Naseem Shah after scoring 9 runs, captain Dimuth Karunaratne was bowled off the ball of Naseem Shah after scoring 17 runs.
After the fall of the fourth wicket, the fifth wicket partnership between Dinesh Chandimala and Dhananjaya de Silva scored 85 runs but lost the wicket for 34 runs in a total score of 121.
The Sri Lankan batting line-up faltered as Dinesh Chandimill got out and the sixth wicket fell to 122 runs and the seventh wicket to 133 runs. 136 runs, ninth wicket 163 runs and last wicket fell on 166 runs.
On behalf of the national team, leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed took 4 wickets while Naseem Shah took 3 wickets and Shaheen Shah Afridi took one wicket.