In a thrilling 2nd test match between PAK Vs Sl at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo. Pakistan defeats Srilanka by an immense margin of an inning and 222 runs. Srilanka could only manage to make 188 runs, losing the match. Here are complete match details and records updates you need to know.
- This article will provide a comprehensive brief of PAK Vs Sl 2nd test Match, Colombo.
- Pakistani star opener, Abdullah Shafique was named the player of the match because of his double century.
- Besides failure and defeat, nothing came to Srilanka in this series.
- Agha Salman due to his performance throughout the series, was named as the player of the series.
PAK Vs Sl 2nd test:
Pakistan bagged the series 2-0, having another comfortable win in the 2nd test match. Srilanka failed again as a batting unit to score big as they had chased down massive leads of 410 runs. Mainly it proved to be an absolute one-time game of cricket as Pakistan whitewashed Srilankan on their home ground.
Pakistan mastered Srilanka, defeating them with a jaw-dropping margin of an inning and 22 runs. In the 1st inning, Srilanka posted a total of 166 runs only. In response, Pakistan came up with a surprising mindset that was simply outstanding. With the smashing double century by Abdullah Shafique, Pakistan declared their 1st inning with a mammoth total of 576 runs. Agha Salman’s brilliance in 132 not out was also included in that context.
Then came the 2nd inning of the 2nd test match, where the Pakistani bowlers shocked the Srilankan batsman. Srilanka had no clue about the utter dominance of Pakistan. They had managed to make 188 runs which made their head, down.
Meanwhile, Nouman Ali proved to be a real star for Pakistani as he took 7 wickets in no time. That was his career-best performance. Naseem Shah did the rest by sending 3 Srilanka batters back to the dugout. Pakistan, after this recent series win, gets the top position in the World Test Championship table.
Nauman Ali 7 Wickets – Best Performance:
Sindh-born 36-year-old, left-arm spinner, Nauman Ali made the game a one-sided contest against Srilanka. Having a catchy start, the Srilanka batter struggled to face the experienced Nauman Ali. Outclassing the Srilanka, Nauman Ali provided a wicket at regular intervals. Srilanka Batter failed to build even a minor partnership after the dismissal of Dimuth Karunaratne. All of the other batters staggered on the wicket, failing to score some runs.
So, Nauman Ali has played 15 tests, while representing Pakistan, in which he got 47 wickets. Recently the 7 wicket haul proved to be his career-best performance yet. Adding more to it, he took 7 wickets by giving 70 runs only. Making his impact crucial, Nauman Ali dismissed Nishan Madushka, Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Samarawickrama, Ramesh Mendis & the centurion of the 1st Test, Dhananjaya de Silva.
Naseem Shah’s Comeback:
Pakistani renowned fast bowler, Naseem Shah made a stronger comeback by taking 3 wickets along with the 7 wicket haul of Noman Ali. Both these performances played a pivotal role in guiding victory to Pakistan in the 2nd Test.
Naseem Shah made his name count & took maximum of the opportunity by taking 3 wickets. Keep in mind, he was off-color a bit in the previous matches. Naseem Shah dismissed Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando & Dilshan Madushanka, giving his nation more pride. While Abrar Ahmed & Shaheen Shah Afridi remained wicket-less in the 2nd innings.
Player of The Series – Agha Salman:
In the PAK Vs Sl match ,With his history-creating performances, Agha Salman scored an unbeatable Test century of 132 runs. Moreover, his innings were a blend of flawless elegance, trademark shots, and superb temperament. Agha made unbeaten 132 runs off 154 balls with the help of 1 huge six & 15 boundaries. By virtue of his brilliant performance throughout the series, he was named the Player of the Series.