Babar Azam scores century for Pakistan win first Sri Lanka Test is news of the day. Pakistan were knocked out for 218 on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Babar Azam, who captained the team, scored a valiant 119. Without help from the rest of the team, Azam brought the tourists within four runs of Sri Lanka’s tally of 222. He achieved this by combining with Naseem Shah. He was not out after scoring five runs off 52 balls to form a 70-run stand for the tenth wicket.
Babar Azam scores century for Pakistan win first Sri Lanka Test
The opposition’s batting climbed from 85-7 before lunch to 148-9 after lunch. Thanks to left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya, who earned his third consecutive haul of five or more wickets. Azam hit Mahesh Theekshana for four and a single to reach his seventh Test century. The innings for Pakistan ended when their star batsman was trapped lbw by an unknown spinner in the day’s final over.
On Saturday, Sri Lanka overcame a 133-8 deficit to win thanks to four wickets from Pakistan’s left-arm fast Shaheen Shah Afridi. While Naseem batted 11th, Azam took up the lion’s share of the pitches to keep him safe. The fast bowler Kasun Rajitha was hit for three consecutive fours, followed by sixes off Theekshana and Jayasuriya. Then two more fours off Jayasuriya. After Azam was out of the game, Pakistan’s last three wickets fell for 133 runs, largely thanks to Yasir Shah (18), Hasan Ali (17), and Naseem.
Azhar Ali lasted only three balls before being caught lbw by Jayasuriya. Pakistan was already 24-2 when play resumed 30 minutes late due to rain. After facing only 15 balls in his first innings, Salman Ali Agha was bowled leg before by another slipping ball from Jayasuriya. He now had five runs in the books. The 30-year-old Jayasuriya then got two wickets in a row, that of Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Shah Afridi. But Yasir managed to duck out of the way of the hat-trick delivery.