In the first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the visiting team has a strong grip on the match. Pakistan will need 120 runs to win the last day of the game while Sri Lanka will need to get 7 wickets.
Pakistan will need 120 runs to win the last day of the game
Opener Abdullah Shafiq was playing on 112 runs and wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan on 7 runs at the end of the fourth day of play in Galle. After the lunch break on the fourth day, when Pakistan started chasing the target of 342 runs, Imam-ul-Haq scored 35 runs and was stumped by Ramesh Mendes. Former captain Azhar Ali again failed to play any big innings and was caught at slip by Jayasuriya for 6 runs. Captain Babar Azam played an innings of 55 runs. He was bowled by Jayasuriya.
Abdullah Shafique's exceptional ton keeps Pakistan's chase on track 👊
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 19, 2022
The host team was bowled out for 337 runs on the fourth day of the Galle Test. Left arm spinner Muhammad Nawaz took 5 wickets on behalf of Pakistan. He took 5 wickets in an innings for the first time in his Test career. Yasir Shah got 3 wickets. Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah took one wicket each.