Pak vs SL: Mathews, Chandimal revive Sri Lanka in second Take a look at


Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews performs a shot throughout the first day of the second cricket Take a look at match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on July 24, 2022. Photograph: AFP 
  • Former captain Angelo Mathews helped Sri Lanka rebuild in his landmark 100th Take a look at.
  • Fernando smashed Nawaz for a six to achieve his seventh Take a look at half-century, however received out caught behind for 50 on the following ball.
  • Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne wins toss and elects to bat in opposition to Pakistan in second Take a look at. 

GALLE: Former captain Angelo Mathews helped Sri Lanka rebuild in his landmark 100th Take a look at on Sunday after the hosts misplaced three wickets in opposition to Pakistan within the second match.

Mathews (36) and Dinesh Chandimal (35) placed on an unbeaten stand of 61 at Galle after the hosts misplaced skipper Dimuth Karunaratne for 40 early within the second session.

Mathews was gifted a reprieve on 36 when Pakistan skipper Babar Azam dropped a simple catch at additional cowl off left-arm spinner Nauman Ali.

The hosts reached 181 for 3 at tea after they elected to bat first of their bid to bounce again from their opening loss within the two-match sequence.

Oshada Fernando and the left-handed Karunaratne began with a 92-run opening stand earlier than left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz broke via.

Fernando smashed Nawaz for a six to achieve his seventh Take a look at half-century, however received out caught behind for 50 on the following ball.

Kusal Mendis survived 11 balls and made three earlier than being run out on the stroke of lunch off a direct throw from Agha Salman, whereas the batsman was backing up on the non-strikers´ finish.

Karunaratne fell to Yasir Shah´s leg spin after his tried reverse sweep went to backward level the place Naseem took a pointy catch as Sri Lanka seemed in bother at 120-Three.

Mathews, 35, was feted by Sri Lanka Cricket and accompanied by his household in the beginning of the Take a look at for reaching his milestone.

Earlier, Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne gained the toss and elected to bat in opposition to Pakistan.

Teenage left-arm spinner Dunith Wellalage made his Take a look at debut whereas quick bowler Asitha Fernando returned after recovering from COVID.

Pakistan have additionally made two modifications, with left-arm spinner Nauman Ali coming in for injured fast Shaheen Shah Afridi and Azhar Ali for left-hand batsman Fawad Alam.

The vacationers, led by Babar Azam, gained the opening match by 4 wickets on a tense fifth day on the similar venue.

Groups

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wkt), Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Dunith Wellalage, Asitha Fernando

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Fawad Alam, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Naseem Shah



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