Latest News

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: Match in the balance after Babar Azam scores 7th Test hundred in Galle

Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan| Babar Azam scored his seventh Test century to make it even-stevens for Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the ongoing opening Test at the Galle International Stadium.

After bowling the hosts out for 222 in the first innings, Pakistan found themselves in early trouble following the dismissals of Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq.

Also Read: Lack of sports infrastructure irk players in Pulwama, Anantnag

At Stumps on Day 1, Babar was unbeaten on one run along with Azhar Ali as his partner. On the second day, the visitors were pushed on the backfoot after being reduced to 85 for seven in 38.4 overs.

From there on, Babar went on to score 119 runs off 244 balls with the help of 11 fours and two sixes. Mohammad Rizwan scored 19 runs before Ramesh Mendis accounted for his prized scalp.

Also Read: 17 years on, sports ground in Anantnag incomplete

Yasir Shah and Hasan Ali scored 18 and 17 runs respectively and lent Babar support. After they got out, Naseem Shah and Babar stitched together a 70-run partnership for the 10th wicket. Pakistan were bowled out for 218, leaving Sri Lanka with a lead of four runs.

Prabath Jayasuriya, who was exceptional against Australia in the second Test, picked up a five-wicket haul and showed his class. Maheesh Theekshana and Mendis picked up two wickets apiece.

In their second innings, Sri Lanka have scored 36 runs from 11.5 overs. Mohammad Nawaz got the prized wicket of opposition skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored 16 off 29 with two fours.

Also Read: Har Ghar Jhanda: Govt forms committee for successful conduct of programme.

Oshada Fernando and night-watchman Kasun Rajitha are the overnight batters for the home team. Shaheen Afridi and Agha Salman failed to make a breakthrough.

Kashmir Scroll Webdesk

Kashmir Scroll is an online news project started by the young journalists of Kashmir.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button