March 23, 2023
Pakistan lost because no one could fight except Babar

Pakistan lost because no one could fight except Babar

The team’s batting coach Mohammad Yousuf also informed Pakistan’s target on the last day of the Galle Test, ‘We will watch the first session. Let’s see how the boys do. If we do well, we will try to chase this run.

At the end of the first session on the last day, it was almost certain that Pakistan will not be able to save this Test. Batting with a target of 508 runs to win,

  • Pakistan ended the fourth day at 89 for 1 yesterday. Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq were on the wicket.
  • Pakistan lost 4 wickets in the first session today. Captain Babar Azam was fighting like a lone sherpa at only one end.
  • Then Pakistan lost by 246 runs to Sri Lanka after losing the remaining 5 wickets in the second session. Sri Lanka tied the two-Test series 1-1.
  • Pakistan were all out for 261 runs after batting a total of 77 overs. Out of this, he batted 28 overs the previous day.

That is, Pakistan lost the remaining 9 wickets after scoring 172 runs by batting only 49 overs today.

As positive as Gol’s wicket may have been for the spinners on the final day, Mohammad Yousuf will surely not be happy with such a batting performance.

Pakistan’s batting did not seem today, chasing 506 runs in the Karachi Test, they took 443 runs for 7 wickets and drew some motivation!

On the contrary, like the previous Test, Lankan spinner Prabat Jayasuriya turned the baton against Pakistan.

This left-arm spinner took 5 wickets for 117 runs in Pakistan’s second innings. Jayasuriya is the highest wicket-taker (17) in this series, coming to play the third Test of his career.

Pakistan lost Imam in the third over of the opening day’s play. He scored 49 runs off 90 balls and caught Ramesh Mendis behind the wicket.

The pair of 55 runs broke through this. Babar and Mohammad Rizwan were handling the third wicket with an average of 79 runs from 141 balls.

But half an hour before the lunch break, the situation changed. Rizwan, who scored 37 runs, was bowled when Jayasuriya left the ball.

He was bowled by a spinner for the first time in his Test career. After Rizwan’s return, no one else could stand on the wicket with Babar.

Fawad Alam came and ran out trying to take unnecessary runs. After that, Pakistan could not turn around in the match.

Jayasuriya picked up Babar early in the second session to give Sri Lanka the scent of victory. The Pakistan captain was a victim of LBW after scoring 81 runs off 146 balls.

Pakistan made the loss only a matter of time by losing Mohammad Nawaz in the next over after Babar’s departure. 4 wickets for Sri Lanka by Ramesh Mendis.🔱