Another successful day of test cricket. For the supporters of both sides, the first Test match of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on day four at the Galle International Stadium in Colombo promises to be exciting.
The Sri Lankan cricket team’s second innings was 135 runs behind before the day began. The Sri Lankan openers DIMUTH KARUNARATNE and NISHAN MADUSHKA were on the crease when the teams were dismissed on the third day owing to poor lighting, and SALMAN ALI AGHA had only delivered four balls of his Over.
First Session of Day 4:
SALMAN ALI AGHA finished his presentation at the beginning of the first session. At the outset of the first session, Madushka and Karunaratne both appeared confident and well-rested. At 11.4 over, Dimuth Karunaratne’s wicket was lost for 20 runs thanks to a superb Salman Ali Agha catch of Abrar Ahmed’s delivery.
After Karunaratne was dismissed, Kusal Mendis joined Maduskha. He began by playing confidently in line with his natural style. the final pitch of the 24th over. Noman Ali, a Pakistani left-arm spin bowler, sent Mendis out via LBW.
The Sri Lankan squad was now focusing on Angelo Mathews, the player with the greatest experience. After scoring 12 runs in a partnership, Pakistani captain Babar Azam caught Angelo Mathews in the slips. Babar took a blinder on the left, and the ball was moving too quickly for the catch to be simple.
2nd Session of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Test day 4:
Dinesh Chandimal took the field after the break with Sri Lanka at 93/3 in 36 overs. Madushka, the second opener, was caught behind by Noman Ali’s ball after adding 5 runs to the team total. On 115 balls, he scored 52 runs with the aid of seven fours and one six.
The little partnership of 60 runs between Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva saved the Sri Lankan squad at that juncture. That partnership came to an end when Dinesh Chandimal was caught by Imam ul Haq after a superb catch of Salman Ali Agha’s delivery.
Other than Dhanajaya de Silva and Remesh Mendis, no other Sri Lankan player played a long inning after Chandimal. Only 11 runs were scored by Sandeera Samarawickrama, who was then caught in an absurd situation after a quick catch. Remesh Mendis and Dhananjaya played well and helped the squad to a score of 250.
Abrar victimized Mendis on 42 runs just prior to the Pakistani team receiving the new ball. Straightforwardly, he challenged the umpire’s ruling, but the challenge was unsuccessful. Just before the tea, the second new ball was taken.
Day 4’s Third or Final Session:
Day 4’s third session was the most crucial one. Dhanajaya de Silva was gotten behind by Sarfaraz Ahmed on the length chunk of Shaheen Shah Afridi. By Adding Ten runs by Jayasuriya and Rajitha, SL bowled out on 279, which brings about 131 runs focus to Pakistan.
After innings break, Pakistan began batting with their openers, Imam ul Huq and Abdullah Shafiq. On 16 runs, Abdullah Shafiq got behind ready of jayasuria. After Abdullah, shan Masood additionally got out ready of jayasuriya. Pakistan’s attempt to send Noman Ali as a replacement for the reining in of power also failed. He got run out with imprudent running.
It was then time for Pakistani captain BABAR AZAM to take the field. There was 10 runs association among Babar and Imam.
By the day’s end Pakistan stood 48/3 in only 15 overs and need more 83 hurries to seal the triumph.