Pak vs SL: Pakistan lose Abdullah Shafique in reply to Sri Lanka’s 378

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam hits a shot throughout the second day of the second cricket Take a look at match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on the Galle Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 25, 2022. — AFP
  • Sri Lanka bowled out for 378 on day two of second Take a look at
  • Pakistan lose opening batter Abdullah Shafique for a duck.
  • Pakistan practice by 363 runs; Imam on four, Babar 7.

GALLE: Pakistan misplaced opening batsman Abdullah Shafique for a duck after the vacationers bowled out Sri Lanka for 378 on day two of the second Take a look at on Monday.

Quick bowler Asitha Fernando bowled Shafique, who hit a match-winning 160 within the opener of the two-Take a look at sequence, on the second ball of Pakistan’s reply after a thick inside edge off the bat rattled on to the stumps at Galle.

Pakistan have been 15 for one at lunch with left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq on 4 and skipper Babar Azam on seven. They path by 363 runs.

Sri Lanka resumed on 315-6 in former captain Angelo Mathews’ landmark 100th Take a look at, with in a single day batsman Niroshan Dickwella making 51 and a helpful cameo of 35 by quantity 9 Ramesh Mendis.

Quick bowler Naseem Shah and leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed three wickets every to finish Sri Lanka’s innings within the first session.

Dickwella, a left-hand wicketkeeper-batsman, added 9 to his in a single day 42 earlier than Naseem despatched him again.

Naseem struck twice within the opening session together with his categorical tempo to return figures of Three-58.

His bouncer to debutant Dunith Wellalage noticed the left-hander caught at second slip for 11 after making an attempt to evade the ball, which took his glove.

Ramesh annoyed the opposition bowlers with 4 fours and one six earlier than being bowled by Yasir.

Opener Oshada Fernando (50), Dinesh Chandimal (80) and Mathews (42) hit key knocks on Sunday after the hosts elected to bat first.

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne didn’t take the sphere on Monday as he’s being handled for again ache, with deputy Dhananjaya de Silva standing in as captain.

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