Pakistan had lost 4 wickets for just 73 runs in 14.4 overs. Opener Abdullah Shafiq 19 and Imam-ul-Haq returned to the pavilion after scoring one run. Captain Babar Azam was also able to score only 13 runs.
Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan, 1st Test Match: Pakistan’s top order collapsed in the first innings of the first Test match against Sri Lanka. He had lost 4 wickets for 73 runs in 14.4 overs. Opener Abdullah Shafiq 19 and Imam-ul-Haq returned to the pavilion after scoring one run. Captain Babar Azam was also able to contribute only 13 runs. After this, former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed along with Saud Shakeel tried to handle the innings, but he also returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs and Pakistan’s score was 101 for 5 in 20.2 overs.
In such a situation, Agha Salman came to support Saud and both did not let any wicket fall for 45 overs. At the end of the second day’s play, Pakistan’s score was 221 for 5 in 45 overs. Saud Shakeel was unbeaten on 69 and Agha Salman was unbeaten on 61. Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman shared a 120-run partnership in 24.2 overs.
Prabhat Jayasuriya gave 83 runs in 16 overs and took 3 wickets.
For Sri Lanka, young Prabhat Jayasuriya took 3 wickets for 83 runs in 16 overs. Prabhat Jayasuriya showed Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam, former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and opener Abdullah Shafiq the way to the pavilion. Kasun Rajita and Ramesh Mendis were also successful in taking one wicket each. Kasun Rajita dismissed opener Imam-ul-Haq (one) in the second over of the innings, while Ramesh Mendis ended Shan Masood’s flamboyant 39.
Sri Lanka’s first innings all out for 312 runs
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s first innings was all out for 312 runs in 95.2 overs. Pakistan fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi took six wickets together, but Dhananjaya de Silva’s 10th Test hundred helped Sri Lanka cross the 300-run mark. This is his third century in Galle. Shaheen Shah Afridi, returning after a year due to knee injury, took 86 and Naseem Shah took 3-3 for 90 runs. Abrar Ahmed took 3 wickets for 68 runs.