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Lakshitha Manasinghe picks 3 as Babar Azam warms up with a fifty

Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2022 | 3-Day Warm-Up Match – Day 1

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The pre-series warm-up game for the touring Pakistani Test squad, kickstarted today at Colts Grounds in Colombo, with the tourists ending the opening day on 277 for 7 against the Sri Lanka Cricket XI lead by 21-year old Nipun Dananjaya.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Pakistan lost both their openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq cheaply within the first 5 overs as Sri Lanka’s latest ODI debutant Pramod Madushan and 21-year old left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka produced a brilliant start for the home team with the new ball.

Pakistan’s highest ranked batting duo of Azhar Ali and Babar Azam then put on a brilliant 134-run stand for the 3rd wicket, as Skipper Azam scored at a brisk rate which included 8 boundaries and 4 sixes. Then a brilliant spell of bowling by the Lankan spin duo, Test cap Lasith Embuldeniya and 22-year old off-spinner Lakshitha Manasinghe, produced the wickets of the two set batters in quick succession – first Azam for 88 by Manasinghe, and then former Skipper Ali for 43 by Embuldeniya.

Manasinghe went on to add two more valuable scalps to his bag as he dismissed Fawad Alam and Mohammed Rizwan for 22 and 31 respectively, reducing Pakistan to 6 down for 200 runs. Following the fall of the 7th wicket, Shan Masood for 6 by Embuldeniya, the uncapped duo of Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman remained unbeaten, adding 71 runs for the 8th wicket.

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Member of the current Sri Lanka Test squad for the Australia series, Chamika Karunaratne, also had a ball bowling 5 overs. However, Embuldeniya’s returns of 2 for 83 in 30 overs after being dropped from the Test squad following a dismal performance in the 1st Test against Australia, stands out as a positive sign for the Lankans, apart from the impressive figures of Manasinghe. Manasinghe was also in contention for a debut in the 2nd Test, in which the mystery spin of Maheesh Theekshana was picked ahead of him.

The game will resume tomorrow for the 2nd days play.

Brief Scores

Pakistan – 277/7 (90) Babar Azam 88, Agha Salman 43*, Azhar Ali 43, Mohammad Rizwan 31, Saud Shakeel 30*, Fawad Alam 22, Lakshitha Manasinghe 3/83, Lasith Embuldeniya 2/83, Pramod Madushan 1/29, Dilshan Madushanka 1/36

Stumps – Day 1

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Result

Match drawn

Sri Lanka Cricket XI
375/8 (99)

Pakistan
323/10 (97) & 178/2 (50)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique c Nuwanidu Fernando b Udith Madushan 3 10 0 0 30.00
Imam-ul-Haq c Nipun Dananjaya b Angelo Perera 0 10 0 0 0.00
Azhar Ali c Nuwanidu Fernando b Lasith Embuldeniya 43 118 3 0 36.44
Babar Azam c Lahiru Udara b Lakshitha Manasinghe 88 113 8 4 77.88
Fawad Alam c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Lakshitha Manasinghe 22 64 2 0 34.38
Mohammad Rizwan b Lakshitha Manasinghe 31 65 3 0 47.69
Shan Masood c Minod Bhanuka b Lasith Embuldeniya 6 18 1 0 33.33
Saud Shakeel retired 30 74 3 0 40.54
Agha Salman c Nuwanidu Fernando b Udith Madushan 55 79 3 1 69.62
Mohammad Nawaz c Lasith Embuldeniya b Dilshan Madushanka 16 19 3 0 84.21
Yasir Shah not out 9 16 1 0 56.25
Shaheen Shah Afridi not out 5 15 0 0 33.33


Extras 15 (b 3 , lb 5 , nb 3, w 4, pen 0)
Total 323/10 (97 Overs, RR: 3.33)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dilshan Madushanka 17 4 54 2 3.18
Pramod Madushan 12 2 29 1 2.42
Lasith Embuldeniya 30 8 83 2 2.77
Chamika Karunaratne 5 0 15 0 3.00
Lakshitha Manasinghe 23 2 83 3 3.61
Nipun Dananjaya 5 0 12 0 2.40
Ashen Bandara 2 0 13 0 6.50
Udith Madushan 3 0 17 1 5.67
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Nishan Madushka c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi 57 94 9 0 60.64
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Yasir Shah b Agha Salman 91 99 13 0 91.92
Nuwanidu Fernando lbw b Yasir Shah 78 177 4 1 44.07
Nipun Dananjaya c Abdullah Shafique b Mohammad Nawaz 14 19 2 0 73.68
Lahiru Udara c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 4 5 1 0 80.00
Sahan Arachchige b Naseem Shah 28 67 2 0 41.79
Chamika Karunaratne lbw b Hasan Ali 27 43 5 0 62.79
Minod Bhanuka not out 32 45 7 0 71.11
Ashen Bandara lbw b Faheem Ashraf 12 23 2 0 52.17
Lakshitha Manasinghe not out 18 26 3 0 69.23


Extras 14 (b 0 , lb 9 , nb 2, w 3, pen 0)
Total 375/8 (99 Overs, RR: 3.79)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Shaheen Shah Afridi 12 4 34 1 2.83
Hasan Ali 12 0 35 1 2.92
Nauman Ali 16 2 60 0 3.75
Agha Salman 13 0 76 1 5.85
Naseem Shah 10 2 34 1 3.40
Yasir Shah 20 1 86 1 4.30
Mohammad Nawaz 10 2 24 2 2.40
Faheem Ashraf 4 0 10 1 2.50
Haris Rauf 2 1 7 0 3.50


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique -select- b 63 111 5 2 56.76
Imam-ul-Haq c Minod Bhanuka b Lakshitha Manasinghe 30 45 5 0 66.67
Fawad Alam c Nuwanidu Fernando b Lasith Embuldeniya 6 19 1 0 31.58
Azhar Ali -select- b 40 75 3 0 53.33
Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 21 34 1 0 61.76
Mohammad Nawaz not out 13 16 1 0 81.25


Extras 5 (b 4 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 1, pen 0)
Total 178/2 (50 Overs, RR: 3.56)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dilshan Madushanka 5 2 11 0 2.20
Pramod Madushan 4 0 17 0 4.25
Udith Madushan 3 0 7 0 2.33
Lasith Embuldeniya 20 1 72 1 3.60
Lakshitha Manasinghe 13 0 50 1 3.85
Ashen Bandara 4 0 12 0 3.00
Sahan Arachchige 1 0 5 0 5.00