Abdullah Shafique survived three dropped catches, on days 70, 135 and 151.© Twitter
Pakistan finished the top run at the venue to beat Sri Lanka in the first test at the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a total of 342 runs, Pakistan continues Abdullah ShafiqueA career-best 160 score isn’t outside of a win on a pouring rain Thursday in Galle. Remarkably, Shafique survived three crashes, at 70, 135 and 151. At the end of the match, the Pakistani players, led by the captain. Babar Azamdown the field to shake hands with the Sri Lankan team.
The Pakistani players and coaching staff also gave Shafique a rapturous reception as he carried his cane back to the team’s locker room in Galle.
Video of their post-match celebration was shared by the Pakistan Cricket Council on their official YouTube channel.
In the video, the players can also be seen praising his batting efforts Mohammad Nawazwho won five points in the second half of Sri Lanka.
As for the record, the previous best chase in Galle was 268 when Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in 2019.
Having won, Pakistan led 1-0 in the two-team series.
Pakistan also regained third place in the World Test Championship scoreboard, while Sri Lanka dropped to sixth.
The second test will be held at the same location from July 24 to 28.
Initially, the match was scheduled to be held at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
However, due to the ongoing economic crisis leading to massive protests across the island nation, the game was moved to Galle last week.
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