SL vs PAK 2023
SL vs PAK 2023

SL vs PAK 2023: Sri Lanka Scored 242/6, Shaheen Afridi Completes the 100th Test Wickets.; In a thrilling cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Sri Lankan team scored an impressive total of 242/6, while Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi after taking three wickets in this match reached a significant milestone by completing his 100th Test wickets. This article delves into the highlights of the match, showcasing the remarkable performances and the impact it had on the cricketing world.

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SL vs PAK 2023: Pakistan, Sri Lanka | Image Credit: ICC

The clash between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

When Sri Lanka and Pakistan face off on the cricket field, fans are guaranteed a match full of thrill and exciting moments. This encounter was no different. The stadium was filled with anticipation as players took their positions, ready to showcase their skills and fight for victory.

Strong batting performance from Sri Lanka

Batting first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka showed great resilience and determination to put up a competitive total on the scoreboard. What was an effort by the opening batsmen to lay a solid base but Sri Lanka lost a couple of wickets in the early overs after which the middle-order made the most of the platform, showcasing their stroke play and excellent shot selection.

The important contribution of Dhananjay de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva was one of the standout performers for Sri Lanka. His elegant and composed batting style was on full display as he anchored the innings, building partnerships and playing a vital role in keeping the scoreboard ticking over. De Silva’s ability to rotate strike and hit boundaries at crucial moments of the game was commendable.
Total Runs:- 94
Fours:- Ten
Sixes: Three

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Shaheen Afridi’s Milestone Moment

While Sri Lanka was busy accumulating runs, Shaheen Afridi, the talented Pakistani fast bowler, reached a significant milestone in his career. Afridi completed 100 Test wickets, a remarkable achievement for a player of his age. His consistency, pace, and ability to trouble batsmen with his swing and seam movement have made him a formidable force in international cricket.

Afridi’s Bowling Masterclass

Afridi’s impact on the match was not limited to his milestone achievement. His bowling throughout the innings was a masterclass in fast bowling. With his tall frame and natural pace, he generated awkward bounce and movement off the pitch, constantly challenging the Sri Lankan batsmen. Afridi’s lethal deliveries claimed crucial three wickets, preventing Sri Lanka from posting an even bigger total.

SL vs PAK 2023: 1st Test Sri Lank ScoreCard

Nishan Madushka c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi490044.44
Dimuth Karunaratne CPT c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi29436067.44
Kusal Mendis c Salman Ali Agha b Shaheen Shah Afridi12143085.71
Angelo Mathews c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Abrar Ahmed641099058.71
Dinesh Chandimal c Babar Azam b Naseem Shah160016.66
Dhananjaya de Silva NOT OUT9415710359.87
Sadeera Samarawickrama WKT c Imam-ul-Haq b Salman Ali Agha36575063.15
Ramesh Mendis
Prabath Jayasuriya
Kasun Rajitha
Vishwa Fernando
Total (6 wickets, 65.4 overs)242

SL vs PAK 2023: 1st Test Playing11

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Nishan Madhushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (WK), Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (C), Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Nauman Ali, Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi