Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi identified one transfer Pakistan might have modified on the ultimate day of an attractive first Check in opposition to Sri Lanka. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets within the first Check at Galle Worldwide Stadium to take a 1-0 lead within the two-match sequence

Because of opener Abdullah Shafique’s second Check hundred that grew to become the distinction between the 2 groups. Shafique defied the bowling efforts of Sri Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya who picked a nine-wicket haul within the first Check.

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

The Pakistan opener remained unbeaten on 160 and bettered his 136 in opposition to Australia in Rawalpindi this 12 months in March. Regardless of a terrific opening stand of 87 between Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan have been diminished to 222 for 3 with Jayasuriya getting the higher of Babar on 55 earlier than the shut of the fourth day.

Shafique continued to chase the arduous rating together with Mohammad Rizwan. The pair added 71 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than Rizwan was trapped earlier than the stumps off Jayasuriya.

Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique. Picture: ICC

They shouldn’t have promoted Hasan Ali at the moment: Shahid Afridi

Agha Salman had a quick keep on the crease and edged behind the keeper to turn into the fourth dismissal of Jayasuriya within the second innings. Hasan Ali was promoted to bat forward of Mohammad Nawaz with the intent to hit massive photographs and end the sport. Hasan lasted on the pitch for simply 4 balls.

Hasan discovered a vanguard in an effort to try the slog sweep to Dhananjaya de Silva. Pakistan have been nonetheless 39 runs shy of the goal.

SL vs PAK: Pakistan Shouldn't Have Promoted Hasan Ali To Bat In The Chase - Shahid Afridi

Shafique excelled within the chase with the singles and doubles. Nawaz didn’t succumb to the stress and supported his associate until the sport was completed.

“I felt they shouldn’t have promoted Hasan Ali at the moment. As a result of it was a left-arm spinner who was taking many of the wickets. I felt Nawaz ought to have come to the crease after Salman’s wicket. I do know it was the captain’s resolution, although, it isn’t needed that I’m proper and he’s improper,” Afridi mentioned on Samaa TV.

The second Check between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will begin on July 24 at Galle Worldwide Stadium. Initially, the match was scheduled to play in Colombo however was moved again to Galle owing to the political unrest within the nationwide capital.

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