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  • Sri Lanka Secure Historic Test Series Victory

    Sri Lanka Secure Historic Test Series Victory

    ICC 02nd Test – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – concluded on the 05th day. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 68 runs with more than 02 sessions to spare & win the 02 match series 2 – 0

    Sri Lanka electing to bat, 482 all out – ( 159.2 Overs ) Dimuth Karunaratne 196 – his highest test score, first centurian for Sri Lanka in Day / Night tests – Dinesh Chandimal 62 – 04th wicket partnership of 146 runs – Dilruwan Perera 58, Niroshan Dickwella 52, Sadeera Samarawickrama 38 – on debut – Rangana Herath 27 no, Kaushal Silva 27 – lost the last 04 wickets for the addition of 28 runs – Yasir Shah 6/184 – the first bowler to capture a 05 wicket haul in 05 consecutive tests – Mohammad Abbas 2/100, Sarfraz Ahmed 03 victims, Asad Shafiq 02 catches & 96 all out – ( 26 Overs ) Kusal Mendis 29, Niroshan Dickwella 21, Rangana Herath 17, Sadeera Samarawickrama 13 – lost the first 05 wickets for the addition of 34 runs, lost the last 05 wickets for the addition of 37 runs – Wahab Riyaz 4/41, Haris Sohail 3/01 – the first to dismiss 03 batsman in only 01 over bowled in an inning in tests – Yasir Shah 2/47, Sarfraz Ahmed 04 victims.

    Pakistan in reply, 262 all out – ( 90.3 Overs ) Azhar Ali 59, Haris Sohail 56 – added 71 runs for the 05th wicket – Sami Aslam 39, Yasir Shah 24 no – lost the first 04 wickets for the addition of 48 runs, lost the last 04 wickets for the addition of 48 runs – Dilruwan Perera 3/72, Rangana Herath 3/84, Lahiru Gamage 2/38 – on debut – Suranga Lakmal 2/41, Sadeera Samarawickrama & Kusal Mendis 02 catches each & 248 all out – ( 90.2 Overs ) Asad Shafiq 112, Sarfraz Ahmed 68 – a Pakistan record 173 run stand for the 06th wicket against Sri Lanka in tests – Shan Masood 21 – lost the first 05 wickets for the addition of 34 runs, lost the last 05 wickets for the addition of 23 runs – Dilruwan Perera 5/98, Rangana Herath 2/57, Niroshan Dickwella 03 victims, Kaushal Silva & Kusal Mendis 02 catches each.

    Player of the Match & Player of the Series – Dimuth Karunaratne ( Sri lanka )

    This was the first series defeat for Pakistan in the Middle East after 10 series spread over 07 years. The 03rd occassion that Sri Lanka have recorded twin wins in away series, all against Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the 01st Day / Night test they were involved in.

    Photos courtesy ThePapare.com

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