Pakistan limit Sri Lanka to 222 in first Take a look at innings – SUCH TV



Pakistan’s tempo sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi shined on Saturday because the Males In Inexperienced bowled out Sri Lanka for 222 within the first innings of the primary Take a look at on the Galle Worldwide Stadium.

The 21-yer-old claimed 4 wickets, together with the essential wicket of Dinesh Chandimal to place Pakistan within the driving seat within the first innings.

Following lunch, the left-arm pacer bowled out Dhananjaya da Silva after he scored 14 runs in 28 balls. In his subsequent over, Niroshan Dickwella Four (Four) fell sufferer to Shaheen’s fiery tempo after he was caught by debutant Salman Ali Agha.

So as to add to the hosts’ distress, younger pacer Naseem Shah acquired the higher of Ramesh Mendis 11 (41), who was combating onerous to make a comeback however was brilliantly despatched again to the pavilion by the 20-year-old.

Mohammad Nawaz, who’s making his comeback to the Take a look at facet, additionally took a wicket for his facet after he trapped Prabath Jayasuriya for an lbw.

The danger-man Chandimal 76 (115), who top-scored for the hosts, was caught by Yasir Shah off Hasan Ali’s bowl, however off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana did not surrender until he scored 38 runs in 65 balls, falling prey to Shaheen.

Within the first session, a superb efficiency from Pakistan’s bowling line-up helped the touring social gathering cut back Sri Lanka to 80-Four at lunch.

Shaheen managed to present Pakistan an early breakthrough as he bowled Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne 1 (7) after he discovered an inside edge, which clattered the stumps.

Within the fifteenth over, Yasir, who’s making his comeback to the Take a look at facet, despatched Kusal Mendis again to the pavilion, after scoring 21 runs in 35 balls.

In fast succession, Sri Lanka misplaced Oshanda Fernando, who had performed first rate innings of 35 runs, and was caught by Mohammad Rizwan off Hasan Ali’s bowl.

Yasir struck once more within the 21st over as he acquired the higher of Angelo Mathews for a duck after dealing with 15 deliveries.

Earlier, Sri Lanka gained the toss and elected to bat first in opposition to Pakistan within the first Take a look at of the two-match Take a look at collection right here on the Galle Worldwide Stadium.

All-rounder Salman Ali Agha shall be making his Take a look at debut for Pakistan, whereas Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz have made their return for the nationwide facet.



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