Pakistan thrash Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs – SUCH TV


Abdullah Shafique’s first-innings double century, followed by a sensational seven-wicket haul by Noman Ali steered Pakistan to thump Sri Lanka in the second Test by an innings and 222 runs.

With his lethal bowling spell, Ali provided an early breakthrough to Pakistan, which were already in a comfortable position with a massive lead against the hosts.

The Green Caps declared their first innings at 575-6, leading Sri Lanka by 410 runs.

Nauman was unplayable throughout as the opponent batters kept falling after regular intervals.

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali provided an early breakthrough to Pakistan after they declared their first innings early on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (37*) and Agha Salman (132*) resumed their innings at 563-5 on the fourth day. Rizwan scored quick runs to complete his half-century before Babar Azam called for declaration.

It was Rizwan’s eighth fifty in Test cricket. He replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as a concussion substitute. Sarfaraz, who was unbeaten on 14, was struck on the helmet on the first ball he faced on the third day. He walked off the field following pain in his head.

Rizwan and Agha scored just 13 runs together on the fourth day to help Pakistans stretch the lead to 410.

Agha was phenomenal on the third day as he scored an unbeaten 132 runs in 148 balls, which included 15 fours and a six. Meanwhile, Abdullah Shafique scored his maiden double-hundred.


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