Pic Credir: SLC
Abdullah Shafique Scores Double Ton, Noman Claims a 7-fer
Colombo, July 27: Riding high on a double century by opening batter and superb bowling performances from spinner Noman Ali and pacer Naseem Shah, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test by an innings and 222 runs, thus winning the 2-match series 2-0.
Pakistan had won the first Test in Galle by four wickets. In the first Test, Saud Shakeel starred with a double century.
After Pakistan declared their first innings at 576/5, the Lankan batters failed to offer any meaningful resistance as first seven wickets fell to veteran spinner Noman Ali.
Pacer Naseem Shah bowled superbly, using his skills to bowl in-swingers, out-swingers, yorkers and short pitched deliveries. He took six wickets in the Test, three in each innings. In the first Test in Galle, Shah claimed three wickets. He finished with nine wickets in the 2-match series.
Salman Ali Agha remained unbeaten on 132* while Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan scored their fifties.
For Sri Lanka, senior batter Angelo Mathews scored an unbeaten fifty while the other wickets fell like a pack of cards.