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Pakistan Cricket Team Touring Sri Lanka 2022

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team Touring Sri Lanka 2022 - 11icBlog2

Pakistan Cricket Team toured Sri Lanka to play 2 Test matches as a part of 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship.

Originally , the tour was also going to include 3 One Day International matches but were cancelled as Pakistan Cricket Team was not part of 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

Team Squads:

Pakistan National Cricket Team

Babar Azam - Team Captain

Mohammad Rizwan

Shaheen Afridi - Ruled Out

Sarfaraz Ahmed

Azhar Ali

Hasan Ali

Nauman Ali

Fawad Alam

Faheem Ashraf

Shan Masood

Mohammad Nawaz

Haris Rauf

Agha Salman

Abdullah Shafique

Naseem Shah

Yasir Shah

Saud Shakeel


Shaheen Afridi was ruled out of the 2nd Test match after he picked up a knee injury in the 1st Test match.

Sri Lanka National Men’s Cricket Team

Dimuth Karunaratne -Team Captain

Dinesh Chandimal

Dhananjaya de Silva

Niroshan Dickwella

Asitha Fernando

Oshada Fernando

Vishwa Fernando

Prabath Jayasuriya

Dilshan Madushanka

Lakshitha Manasinghe - Replacement

Angelo Mathews

Kamindu Mendis

Kusal Mendis

Ramesh Mendis

Pathum Nissanka

Kasun Rajitha

Maheesh Theekshana - Ruled Out

Jeffrey Vandersay

Dunith Wellalage

Lakshitha Manasinghe was added to the Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2nd Test match , replacing Maheesh Theekshana who suffered a finger injury in the 1st Test match.

Game Results:

Warm-Up Match:

Before the Test Series start Pakistan National Cricket Team and Sri Lanka National Men’s Cricket Team battled for a Warm-up match where the match was finish as Draw.

Test Series:

The first Test match happen last July 16-20 , where Pakistan won by 4 wickets.

After Pakistan National Cricket Team were set a target of 342 runs to win the match. It was their 2nd highest successful run chase in Test Cricket and the highest successful run chase for any team playing a Test in Galle.

On July 24-28, the second Test match happen where the Sri Lanka National Men’s Cricket Team won the match by 264 runs to draw the series 1-1.

Sri Lanka victory on this match has seen them break into the top five of the ICC World Test Championship Standing.

Match Highlights:

The tables have been reversed with Sri Lanka after winning the the second Test match .

Sri Lanka National Men’s Cricket Team climbing to the third spot with a win percentage of 53.33, while Pakistan have dropped down to No.5 with a win percentage of 51.85.

South Africa continue to rule the table with a PCT of 71.43%, followed by Australia, who are at 70%. South Africa have a good chance of widening the gap when they take on England in a three-match Test series next month.

The architect of Sri Lanka's 246-run win was left-armer Prabath Jayasuriya, who has been making waves in Test cricket since his debut earlier this month. In just six Test innings, he has accumulated 29 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket match-haul.

The wily spinner picked up 3/80 in the first innings, which included the wickets of the dangerous Babar Azam (16) and Agha Salman (62), who top-scored in the first innings. Along with Ramesh Mendis' five-for, Sri Lanka were able to restrict Pakistan to just 231, securing a 147-run first-innings lead.

The hosts then put up a commanding batting performance led by centurion Dhananjaya de Silva (109) to set Pakistan a daunting target of 508. The visitors had put on a confident 89/1 at the end of day four. Imam-ul-Haq was out early on day five but a terrific partnership of 78 runs between Babar and Mohammad Rizwan helped them see off the first hour of the day with ease.

However, within a space of seven overs, the momentum swung back in the favour of the hosts. It started with Jayasuriya bowling out Rizwan for 37, a horrible mix-up resulted in the run out of Fawad Alam (1) and Jayasuriya struck again three overs later to have Agha Salman (4) caught out at the stroke of lunch.

Things rapidly deteriorated for Pakistan after the break. Their lone fighter, captain Babar Azam became Jayasuriya's fourth victim, falling for a gritty 81. In the next over, Ramesh Mendis removed Mohammad Nawaz for 12.

Yasir Shah tried to delay the inevitable with a quick-fire knock of 27 but Jayasuriya had other plans. Wickets eighth and ninth fell in the space of three balls. Naseem Shah put up an 18-run stand for the final wicket but it was too little and too late for the visitors as Sri Lanka romped to a 246-run victory.

Prabath Jayasuriya finished with a match haul of 8/197, while Ramesh Mendis registered a match haul of 9/148.

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