Shaheen, Naseem, Abrar trio claims 9 as Sri Lanka bowled out at 312

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Shaheen Afridi balls during the first day of the first cricket Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 16, 2023.—AFP
Shaheen Afridi balls through the first day of the primary cricket Check match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on the Galle Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 16, 2023.—AFP

The trio of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed claimed three wickets every within the first Check as Pakistan bowled Sri Lanka out at 312 earlier than Dhananjaya de Silva hit a defiant 122 on Monday.

De Silva moved from his in a single day 94 to register his tenth Check ton in his fiftieth match to bolster Sri Lanka’s place after a top-order collapse on a rain-hit first day in Galle.

The second day’s play started early with revised timings for every of the three classes and de Silva quickly bought to his hundred off tempo spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Shaheen, fellow fast Shah and leg-spinner Ahmed completed with three wickets every because the Sri Lankan innings led to 95.2 overs and lunch was known as.

Abrar bought the primary breakthrough of the day to ship again in a single day batsman Ramesh Mendis for 5.

De Silva saved up his defiance to get helpful runs with the decrease order earlier than he lastly fell to Naseem, who struck twice after Pakistan took the second new ball.

De Silva smashed 12 fours and three sixes in his 214-ball knock because the batsman took on the Pakistan bowlers with aplomb.

Quantity 11 Vishwa Fernando made an unbeaten 21.

Sri Lanka had a horror begin to the two-match sequence after they fell to 54-4 within the first session on Sunday following their determination to bat first.

The hosts recovered and hit again with a 131-run fifth-wicket stand between Angelo Mathews, who made 64, and de Silva as rain interrupted play twice on Sunday.