Sri Lanka lost the 2nd Test in Karachi by 263 runs against Pakistan as the visitors lost 3 wickets without adding any runs on day 05 to their overnight total in their chase of 476 set after a staggering batting effort of 555/3d by the hosts in their 2nd innings.
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Sri Lanka re-started their chase on day 05 after they were reduced for 212-7 on day 4 by Pakistan seamers who had the luxury of a 476-run target to defend. Day 05 began just like yesterday concluded; with a dismissal as Lasith Embuldeniya failed to avoid nicking Naseem Shah’s nasty bouncer which ended up in the hands of wicket keeper Mohommad Rizwan.
Opener Oshada Fernando who was the only Sri Lankan to dominate the hosts’ seamers, had to conclude his long vigil after he tried to be cheeky with Yasir Shah when his dab to third man went to Asad Shafiq who gleefully accepted the kookaburra at first slip.
Oshada became only the second centurion of the tour from Sri Lanka after Dhananjaya de Silva and has been one of the rare positives from this tour as he grabbed the opportunity from both hands at the top of the order as an opener.
16-year-old Naseem Shah completed his 5-fer as he didn’t waste any time trapping Vishwa Fernando dead in front of the wicket, confirming the huge win for Pakistan as if to announce thatTest Cricket vibes had truly returned to Pakistan after their 10-year long wait.
Pakistan opener Abid Ali was nominated as the Player of the Match and Tournament for two centuries in two matches.
With this win, Pakistan climbed to 3rd position in the ICC Test Championship points table with 80 points while Sri Lanka (80 points) have dropped down to 4th, due to the lower runs per wickets ratio.
Sri Lanka’s next international assignment will be in January, against mighty India in their own back yard in a 3-match T20I series while Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in a Test and T20I series.
|Shan Masood||b Vishwa Fernando||5||15||1||0||33.33|
|Abid Ali||lbw b Lahiru Kumara||38||66||7||1||57.58|
|Azhar Ali||b Vishwa Fernando||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Babar Azam||st Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya||60||96||8||1||62.50|
|Asad Shafiq||c Vishwa Fernando b Lahiru Kumara||63||126||6||0||50.00|
|Haris Sohail||lbw b Lasith Embuldeniya||9||30||0||1||30.00|
|Mohammad Rizwan||b Lahiru Kumara||4||2||1||0||200.00|
|Yasir Shah||lbw b Lahiru Kumara||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Mohammad Abbas||c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya||0||9||0||0||0.00|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||c Angelo Mathews b Lasith Embuldeniya||5||9||1||0||55.56|
|Naseem Shah||not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||6 (b 4 , lb 2 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)|
|Total||191/10 (59.3 Overs, RR: 3.21)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-10 (6.1) Shan Masood, 2-10 (6.3) Azhar Ali, 3-65 (20.3) Abid Ali, 4-127 (39.5) Babar Azam, 5-167 (51.5) Haris Sohail, 6-172 (52.2) Mohammad Rizwan, 7-172 (52.3) Yasir Shah, 8-179 (55.5) Mohammad Abbas, 9-185 (58.1) Asad Shafiq, 10-191 (59.3) Shaheen Shah Afridi,|
|Oshada Fernando||c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi||4||19||0||0||21.05|
|Dimuth Karunaratne||b Mohammad Abbas||25||42||4||0||59.52|
|Kusal Mendis||c Haris Sohail b Mohammad Abbas||13||27||1||0||48.15|
|Angelo Mathews||c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi||13||44||1||0||29.55|
|Lasith Embuldeniya||c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Abbas||13||34||1||0||38.24|
|Dinesh Chandimal||c Shan Masood b Haris Sohail||74||143||10||0||51.75|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||c Mohammad Abbas b Shaheen Shah Afridi||32||56||2||1||57.14|
|Niroshan Dickwella||b Mohammad Abbas||21||35||3||0||60.00|
|Dilruwan Perera||lbw b Shaheen Shah Afridi||48||84||6||1||57.14|
|Vishwa Fernando||not out||5||32||0||0||15.62|
|Lahiru Kumara||b Shaheen Shah Afridi||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||23 (b 4 , lb 10 , nb 3, w 6, pen 0)|
|Total||271/10 (85.5 Overs, RR: 3.16)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-28 (6.2) Oshada Fernando, 2-39 (12.2) Dimuth Karunaratne, 3-61 (16.2) Kusal Mendis, 4-78 (26.3) Lasith Embuldeniya, 5-80 (29.1) Angelo Mathews, 6-147 (47.3) Dhananjaya de Silva, 7-184 (58.6) Niroshan Dickwella, 8-235 (72.5) Dinesh Chandimal, 9-271 (85.3) Dilruwan Perera, 10-271 (85.5) Lahiru Kumara,|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||26.5||5||77||5||2.91|
|Shan Masood||c Oshada Fernando b Lahiru Kumara||135||198||7||3||68.18|
|Abid Ali||lbw b Lahiru Kumara||174||281||21||1||61.92|
|Azhar Ali||st Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya||118||157||13||0||75.16|
|Babar Azam||not out||100||131||8||1||76.34|
|Mohammad Rizwan||not out||21||19||2||0||110.53|
|Extras||7 (b 0 , lb 5 , nb 0, w 2, pen 0)|
|Total||555/3 (131 Overs, RR: 4.24)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-278 (68.3) Shan Masood, 2-355 (90.1) Abid Ali, 3-503 (123.1) Azhar Ali,|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||7||0||19||0||2.71|
|Dimuth Karunaratne||c Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Abbas||16||28||2||0||57.14|
|Oshada Fernando||c Asad Shafiq b Yasir Shah||102||180||13||0||56.67|
|Kusal Mendis||c Babar Azam b Naseem Shah||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Angelo Mathews||c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi||19||33||1||0||57.58|
|Dinesh Chandimal||lbw b Naseem Shah||2||29||0||0||6.90|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||b Yasir Shah||0||8||0||0||0.00|
|Niroshan Dickwella||b Haris Sohail||65||76||11||0||85.53|
|Dilruwan Perera||c Mohammad Rizwan b Naseem Shah||5||8||1||0||62.50|
|Lasith Embuldeniya||c Mohammad Rizwan b Naseem Shah||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Vishwa Fernando||b Naseem Shah||0||9||0||0||0.00|
|Lahiru Kumara||not out||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||3 (b 0 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)|
|Total||212/10 (62.5 Overs, RR: 3.37)|
|Fall of Wickets||1-39 (9.4) Dimuth Karunaratne, 2-40 (10.3) Kusal Mendis, 3-70 (20.4) Angelo Mathews, 4-96 (30.1) Dinesh Chandimal, 5-97 (31.5) Dhananjaya de Silva, 6-201 (57.3) Niroshan Dickwella, 7-212 (60.1) Dilruwan Perera, 8-212 (60.2) Lasith Embuldeniya, 9-212 (61.5) Oshada Fernando, 10-212 (62.5) Vishwa Fernando,|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||14||3||51||1||3.64|