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Shakeel and Salman lead Pakistan recovery after Jayasuriya’s early strikes

Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2023

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Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman put together 120 unbeaten runs for the 6th wicket as Pakistan finished day 2 of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka trailing by 91 runs.

The pair came together with the visitors in dire straights at 101/5, but looked in complete control through their partnership, putting Pakistan in a strong position going into day 3.

Shakeel and Salman displayed an immense amount of control in their strokes, particularly coming up against Prabath Jayasuriya. What was most impressive was that they scored their runs quickly, not getting bogged down at any given time.

Earlier in the day, Dhananjaya de Silva continued his good form against Pakistan, going to his 3rd century against them early in the 1st session, as Sri Lanka finished with 312 in their 1st innings.

De Silva received good support from Ramesh Mendis, but the bowling all-rounder eventually fell to a loose shot, chasing one wide outside the off stump to give the visitors the breakthrough they wanted. Mendis’ dismissal with the score on 257 meant that Sri Lanka had to more or less put away their hopes of getting beyond 350.

However, the Sri Lankan tail did not fold as easily as they would have expected, with Prabath Jayasuriya sticking with de Silva for a further 46 mins to frustrate the Pakistan attack.

The new ball ultimately did the trick as Naseem Shah picked up Jayasuriya and more importantly de Silva before Sri Lanka’s quicks Vishwa Fernando and Kasun Rajitha put on a crucial 29-run partnership for the last wicket. Fernando, coming in at No. 11, did the bulk of the scoring between the pair, finishing on 21 not out off 28 deliveries.

Sri Lanka thought they had Abdullah Shafique in the 1st over of Pakistan’s reply but the decision was overturned on review, to the disbelief of bowler Vishwa Fernando. His partner Kasun Rajitha struck in the next over to remove Imam Ul Haq.

Shafique and Shan Masood steadied things with a 48-run partnership, Masood scoring at better than a run a ball. However, the arrival of Prabath Jayasuriya saw Shafique caught brilliantly at slip. That started the slide for the visitors, with the next 3 wickets – Masood, Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed- falling for just 34 runs.

At that point, Sri Lanka would have fancied their chances of bowling the Pakistanis out for less than 200, but good batting conditions and sensible batting saw Shakeel and Salman through to the end of the day.

Despite the early start, numerous rain interruptions saw 24 overs lost in the day once again. Play is scheduled to start at 9.45am local time tomorrow, with 98 set to be bowled.

Result


Sri Lanka
312/10 (95.2) & 279/10 (83.1)

Pakistan
461/10 (121.2) & 133/6 (32.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Nishan Madushka c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi 4 9 0 0 44.44
Dimuth Karunaratne c Safraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi 29 43 6 0 67.44
Kusal Mendis c Agha Salman b Shaheen Shah Afridi 12 14 3 0 85.71
Angelo Mathews c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Abrar Ahmed 64 109 9 0 58.72
Dinesh Chandimal c Babar Azam b Naseem Shah 1 6 0 0 16.67
Dhananjaya de Silva c Shan Masood b Naseem Shah 122 214 12 3 57.01
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Imam-ul-Haq b Agha Salman 36 57 5 0 63.16
Ramesh Mendis c Babar Azam b Abrar Ahmed 5 40 1 0 12.50
Prabath Jayasuriya c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Naseem Shah 4 29 0 0 13.79
Kasun Rajitha c Abdullah Shafique b Abrar Ahmed 8 24 1 0 33.33
Vishwa Fernando not out 21 28 2 1 75.00


Extras 6 (b 4 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 312/10 (95.2 Overs, RR: 3.27)
Fall of Wickets 1-6 (2.2) Nishan Madushka, 2-22 (6.4) Kusal Mendis, 3-53 (14.2) Dimuth Karunaratne, 4-54 (15.2) Dinesh Chandimal, 5-185 (48.1) Angelo Mathews, 6-242 (65.4) Sadeera Samarawickrama, 7-257 (76.6) Ramesh Mendis, 8-282 (85.6) Prabath Jayasuriya, 9-283 (87.1) Dhananjaya de Silva, 10-312 (95.2) Kasun Rajitha,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Shaheen Shah Afridi 24 3 86 3 3.58
Naseem Shah 22 2 90 3 4.09
Abrar Ahmed 31.2 9 68 3 2.18
Agha Salman 5 1 18 1 3.60
Nauman Ali 13 2 45 0 3.46
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique c Dhananjaya de Silva b Prabath Jayasuriya 19 28 3 0 67.86
Imam-ul-Haq c Kamil Mishara  b Kasun Rajitha 1 10 0 0 10.00
Shan Masood lbw b Ramesh Mendis 39 30 5 1 130.00
Babar Azam c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Prabath Jayasuriya 13 16 2 0 81.25
Saud Shakeel not out 208 361 19 0 57.62
Sarfaraz Ahmed lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 17 15 3 0 113.33
Agha Salman st Sadeera Samarawickrama b Ramesh Mendis 83 113 9 1 73.45
Nauman Ali lbw b Ramesh Mendis 25 57 4 0 43.86
Shaheen Shah Afridi lbw b Vishwa Fernando 9 14 2 0 64.29
Naseem Shah b Ramesh Mendis 6 78 1 0 7.69
Abrar Ahmed c Angelo Mathews b Ramesh Mendis 10 12 1 1 83.33


Extras 31 (b 9 , lb 8 , nb 6, w 8, pen 0)
Total 461/10 (121.2 Overs, RR: 3.8)
Fall of Wickets 1-3 (1.6) Imam-ul-Haq, 2-47 (10.2) Abdullah Shafique, 3-67 (11.6) Shan Masood, 4-73 (14.4) Babar Azam, 5-101 (20.2) Sarfaraz Ahmed, 6-278 (55.6) Agha Salman, 7-330 (73.2) Nauman Ali, 8-346 (76.3) Shaheen Shah Afridi, 9-440 (116.5) Naseem Shah, 10-461 (121.2) Abrar Ahmed,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Vishwa Fernando 18 1 69 1 3.83
Kasun Rajitha 19 1 77 1 4.05
Prabath Jayasuriya 35 3 145 3 4.14
Ramesh Mendis 42.2 2 136 5 3.22
Dhananjaya de Silva 7 1 17 0 2.43
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Nishan Madushka c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Nauman Ali 52 115 7 1 45.22
Dimuth Karunaratne c Agha Salman b Abrar Ahmed 20 27 4 0 74.07
Kusal Mendis lbw b Nauman Ali 18 45 2 0 40.00
Angelo Mathews c Babar Azam b Nauman Ali 7 21 1 0 33.33
Dinesh Chandimal c Imam-ul-Haq b Agha Salman 28 64 3 0 43.75
Dhananjaya de Silva c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi 82 118 10 2 69.49
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Abdullah Shafique b Agha Salman 11 11 2 0 100.00
Ramesh Mendis lbw b Abrar Ahmed 42 79 3 1 53.16
Prabath Jayasuriya c Shan Masood b Shaheen Shah Afridi 10 11 2 0 90.91
Vishwa Fernando not out 0 6 0 0 0.00
Kasun Rajitha c Shan Masood b Abrar Ahmed 5 3 0 0 166.67


Extras 4 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 2, pen 0)
Total 279/10 (83.1 Overs, RR: 3.35)
Fall of Wickets 1-42 (11.1) Dimuth Karunaratne, 2-79 (24.6) Kusal Mendis, 3-91 (32.1) Angelo Mathews, 4-99 (36.6) Nishan Madushka, 5-159 (53.1) Dinesh Chandimal, 6-175 (55.5) Sadeera Samarawickrama, 7-251 (78.1) Ramesh Mendis, 8-269 (80.6) Dhananjaya de Silva, 9-274 (82.3) Prabath Jayasuriya, 10-279 (83.1) Kasun Rajitha,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Shaheen Shah Afridi 13 0 64 2 4.92
Naseem Shah 12 2 32 0 2.67
Agha Salman 9 0 39 2 4.33
Abrar Ahmed 24.1 5 68 3 2.82
Nauman Ali 25 5 75 3 3.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Abdullah Shafique c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Prabath Jayasuriya 8 18 1 0 44.44
Imam-ul-Haq not out 50 84 4 0 59.52
Shan Masood c Nishan Madushka b Prabath Jayasuriya 7 11 1 0 63.64
Nauman Ali run out (Ramesh Mendis) 0 7 0 0 0.00
Babar Azam lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 24 28 5 0 85.71
Saud Shakeel c Sadeera Samarawickrama b Ramesh Mendis 30 38 6 0 78.95
Sarfaraz Ahmed c Kusal Mendis b Prabath Jayasuriya 1 10 0 0 10.00
Agha Salman not out 6 1 0 1 600.00


Extras 7 (b 4 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 133/6 (32.5 Overs, RR: 4.05)
Fall of Wickets 1-16 (6.4) Abdullah Shafique, 2-36 (10.4) Shan Masood, 3-38 (12.6) Nauman Ali, 4-79 (20.3) Babar Azam, 5-122 (29.4) Saud Shakeel, 6-127 (32.4) Sarfaraz Ahmed,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Vishwa Fernando 2 1 6 0 3.00
Ramesh Mendis 14 1 62 1 4.43
Prabath Jayasuriya 14.5 0 56 4 3.86
Dhananjaya de Silva 2 1 2 0 1.00