Saud’s double century || سعود کی ڈبل سنچری۔

Saud’s double century || سعود کی ڈبل سنچری۔

GALLE: On the third day of the rain-delayed opening match here at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday, visitors Pakistan extended their lead against Sri Lanka to a commanding 149. In Sri Lanka, Saud Shakeel became the first batter from Pakistan to reach a double century. Saud’s double century gives Pakistan solid lead against SL.

In response to Sri Lanka’s first innings score of 312, Pakistan had slipped to 101-5 on Monday when Saud and Salman Ali Agha, who scored 83 runs together, helped to rally the visitors with a 177-run stand. Saud’s double century gives Pakistan solid lead against SL.

The 173-run partnership between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq in Dubai in 2017 was surpassed by the current partnership, which was a record for Pakistan for the sixth wicket versus Sri Lanka.

After his marathon knock, Saud told reporters, “When I went in to bat, I wanted to attack.” “We would have been bowled out for 150 if I had attempted to play defence. I attacked because of this, which allowed me to advance the game.

However, the run rate dropped after Salman wasted his wicket by missing the ball and being stumped as he charged down the track against off-spinner Ramesh Mendis, who finished with a five-wicket haul.

When Naseem Shah joined me and we were eight wickets down, he told me there was a potential for me to go for the double hundred, Saud said. He deserves a lot of praise for supporting me and keeping me calm.

Saud was unbeaten after a marathon innings that lasted 506 minutes, during which he faced 361 balls and hit 19 boundaries, until last man Abrar Ahmed was dismissed for 10, although it was a long one.
Since his debut in December, he has played in six Test matches and achieved a double hundred, a hundred, and five half-centuries. His average is a Bradmanesque 98.5.

Only two foreign players have more innings in Galle than Shakeel: Chris Gayle of the West Indies (333) and Joe Root of England (228).

Chris Silver-wood, the coach of Sri Lanka, admitted, “I don’t think we did our best with the ball.” “It’s encouraging to see Ramesh take five wickets, which is what he earned, but as a team, we fell short of our potential.

“Yesterday, we asked some excellent questions. Today, we were able to limit their run pace to some extent, but we were hurt by the loss of a few crucial opportunities.

Table of Contents

SCOREBOARD

FIRST INNINGS: SRI LANKA 312 Shaheen 3-86, Naseem 3-90, and Abrar 3-68 (D. de Silva 122).

Pakistan (221-5 after the first inning):

Abdullah Shafique, 19-year-old Jayasuriya and de Silva

Rajitha 1 Imam-ul-Haq c sub (P. Mendis)

R. Mendis 39, Shan Masood lbw

Samarawickrama, Babar Azam, and Jayasuriya, age 13,

Not out: Saud Shakeel (208).

Jayasuriya 17, lbw for Sarfraz Ahmed

Samarawickrama, St. Ali Agha, and Mendis, 83

Mendis 25 lbw Nauman Ali

Fernando lbw’d Shaheen Shah Afridi by nine.

Mendis, Naseem Shah, and 6

10 Abrar Ahmed, c Mathews, b Mendis

B-9, LB-8, W-8, and NB-6) 31

Total: 461 (121.2 overs, all out).
Imam, 2-47, Abdullah, 3-67, Shan, 4-73, Sarfraz, 6-280, Salman, 7-330, Nauman, 8-346, Shaheen, and 9-440 are the wickets that fall.

BOWLING: Rajitha 19-1-77-1 (6nb, 5w), Fernando 18-1-69-1 (3w), Jayasuriya 35-3-145-3, R.
Mendis 42.2-2-136-5, and de Silva 7-1-17-0.

2nd inning, SRI LANKA:

N. Madushka is still in 8

Not out: D. Karunaratne 6

NOTICES 0
TOTAL (3.4 overs, no wickets): 14

Dinesh Chandimal, K. Mendis, A. Mathews, D. de Silva, S. Samarawickrama, R. Mendis, P. Jayasuriya, V. Fernando, and K. Rajitha are still to bat.

Shaheen 2-0-8-0, Naseem 1-0-4-0, and Salman 0.4-0-2-0 in bowling

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