Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Sri Lanka Restrict Pakistan To 24/2 At Stumps After Shaheen Afridi Shines.

July 16, 2022By FK Brunch

In the closing hour of play on the first day of play in Galle, Sri Lanka ousted both of Pakistan's openers as the hosts made a valiant comeback on a day that had mainly belonged to the visitors.

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In a delivery that is quickly emerging as a trademark of Kasun Rajitha's bowling, Rajitha got one to nip back in from around the wicket to trap the left-handed Imam-ul-Haq lbw. Prabath Jayasuriya took care of Abdullah Shafique, who was also dismissed leg before, by rapping him on the pads with one going on with the arm.

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From that point on, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam ceased operations and intended to bat out the remainder of the day, but Sri Lanka would have undoubtedly been heartened when the surface started to provide some assistance for the spinners.
The hosts made two adjustments to the squad that defeated Australia earlier this week at the same Galle location, where there had been some morning rain, to win the match and tie the series.

Pathum Nissanka, one of the four players who received Covid before and during the second Australia Test, was substituted by Dhananjaya de Silva and Oshada Fernando.

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