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Pakistan on Wednesday defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets within the first Check at Galle Worldwide Stadium to achieve 12 essential ICC World Check Championship factors.

Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique’s unbeaten 160 helped the guests to chase a file 342 on the specified venue and take a 1-0 lead within the two-match sequence.

Shafique defied the bowling efforts of Sri Lankan spinner Prabath Jayasuriya who picked a nine-wicket haul within the first Check.

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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Check: Because it occurred

Earlier within the recreation, Dimuth Karunaratne-led Sri Lanka opted to bat first and in-form batter Dinesh Chandimal scored 76 because the hosts managed to put up 222 on Day 1. Pakistan had been virtually blown away within the first innings had skipper Babar Azam not proven his willpower. Babar scored 119 to bridge the deficit at 218 after Jayasuriya picked his third five-wicket haul taking part in in as many innings.

Chandimal rose as soon as once more to the event together with his unbeaten 94 within the second innings after the fifties from Oshada Fernando (64) and Kusal Mendis (76) boosted Sri Lanka’s result in 341. Pakistan spinners Mohammad Nawaz (5/88) and Yasir Shah (3/122) shared eight wickets between them within the second innings.

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Dinesh Chandimal. Picture Credit: Twitter

Regardless of a terrific opening stand of 87 between Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan had been lowered to 222 for 3 with Jayasuriya getting the higher of Babar on 55 earlier than the shut of the fourth day. Nevertheless, with 120 runs left to be chased on the ultimate day, Shafique excelled together with his second Check hundred, although he survived three dropped catches within the meantime.

The Pakistan opener surpassed his earlier finest rating of 136 not out to take his aspect previous the ending line regardless of Jayasuriya chipping in with wickets in intervals however couldn’t get the higher of Shafique.

Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique. Picture: ICC

Up to date ICC World Check Championship Factors Desk After Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Check

Groups M W L T D N/R PTS PCT (%)
1. South Africa 7 5 2 0 0 0 60 71.43
2. Australia 10 6 1 0 3 0 84 70
3. Pakistan 8 4 2 0 2 0 56 58.33
4. India 12 6 4 0 2 0 75 52.08
5. West Indies 9 4 3 0 2 0 54 50
6. Sri Lanka 9 4 4 0 1 0 52 48.15
7. England 16 5 7 0 4 0 64 33.33
8. New Zealand 9 2 6 0 1 0 28 25.93
9. Bangladesh 10 1 8 0 1 0 16 13.33

The win sees Pakistan soar in entrance of Sri Lanka and into third place on the World Check Championship standings with a win-loss share of 58.33 p.c, with solely South Africa (71.43%) and Australia (70%) now forward of the Asian aspect.

The information isn’t nearly as good for Sri Lanka, who drop three locations to sixth on the standings with a 48.15 win-loss share. Because of this, India enhance one spot to fourth (52.08%), and West Indies rise to fifth (50%) forward of the second Check between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle subsequent week.

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