Sri Lanka won Test series against Pakistan

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 | 0

Finally Sri Lanka won Test series against Pakistan after long time. Though, they won first Test against the Green Shirts and left none option to lose the series but Pakistan could draw the series by winning the second Test at Dubai. And according to the report, they were about to win but the Lankan bowlers made some tremendous spells on Pakistani batsmen and destroyed their line up. Finally, they failed to meet the target at the fifth day and lost by 68 runs so far. So, Sri Lanka won the Test series by 2 – 0.

Sri Lanka won Test series against Pakistan

Sri Lanka is currently in United Arab Emirates to play a complete series against Pakistan. As per the schedule, they played the Test series first. They also have ODI and T20I series ahead.

According to the fixture, the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka started in 6th October, 2017. There Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. According to the field nature, Dubai stadium was favoured the first batting team and so, winning the toss was a great advantage for the Lions.

Lankan batsmen were very good in the day. Though top orders were not in good form but their middle orders did their job well. Their opener Karunaratne scored highest 196 runs and almost destroyed Pakistan bowlers but unfortunately could not touch two hundreds milestone. Based on his performance, the Lions scored 482 runs in their first innings by losing all wickets. In return, Pakistani batsmen failed to do their job in the field. Just two players passed fifty and rest were so dim in the first innings. As a result, Pakistan finished their first innings by scoring 262 runs. Highest scorer of the Green Army was Azhar Ali with his 59 runs so far.

In second innings, Pakistani bowlers did their duty well and stopped the Lions innings in just 96 runs. Another word we can say, the Lions lost their all wickets in just 96 runs. Mendis was the highest scorer for the Lions. Just four players of the Lions scored double figure and rest of them failed. Wahab Riaz played the most important role for Pakistan to destroy their batting line up. Haris Sohail took three wickets also.

In second innings, Pakistan needed 317 runs to win and also they fought very well. But already ground was turned against batsmen. Top orders failed again. Asad Shafiq stood alone and made a century and about to lead the team to victory. But at fifth day, the Lions bowlers did not ready to give any chance to the opponent but maintain line and length. So, they became all out in 248 runs.

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