second test; Pakistan’s hopes of a series sweep are in jeopardy


Galle: The Pakistan team seems to be in trouble in chasing Sri Lanka’s big target of 508 runs.

The second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka cricket teams is going on in Galle, the fifth and last day of which is being played today. In pursuit of the big goal, the Pakistan team seems to be suffering from severe difficulties, while the hope of winning the match is also dying and Sri Lanka’s grip is getting stronger.

Pakistan need 320 runs to win while Sri Lanka need only 5 wickets with 66.5 overs still to play.

Pakistan’s second innings
Opener Abdullah Shafiq and Imamul Haq started the batting on behalf of Pakistan, but Abdullah Shafiq could not stay on the wicket for long and was caught by Burbhat Jayasuriya after scoring 16 runs.
However, captain Babar Azam came and took over the wicket, supported by opener Imamul Haq, while Imamul Haq failed to score a half century by only 1 run and returned to the pavilion after scoring 49 runs. Mohammad Rizwan also returned to the pavilion after scoring 37 runs while Fawad. Alam was run out by scoring only 1 run, Agha Salman, who scored big in the first innings, was also run out by scoring 4 runs.