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Day 3: The Roller coaster Test Match Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Day 3: The Roller coaster Test Match Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Although Nawaz and Yasir each took eight wickets, the hosts now have enough runs and historical precedent to feel secure.

With their 91-run partnership, Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando laid the groundwork for Sri Lanka’s progress. The middle order then propelled Sri Lanka forward in a crucial middle session. Dinesh Chandimal then gave Sri Lanka complete control of the first Galle Test by scoring 86 runs off 121 balls while putting up spirited stands with the tail.

Despite some incredible leg break bowling from Yasir Shah and a first-ever five-wicket haul from Mohammad Nawaz, Pakistan’s position in this game is growing increasingly shaky. On a pitch that is noticeably turning, they are currently 333 runs down, and they still need to get rid of one opposition wicket. In Galle, 268 is the most successful pursuit, and 300 is the best score of any sort in the fourth inning.

Srilankan Innings 

Sri Lanka’s innings was knitted together by half-centuries from Fernando, Kusal, and Chandimal, and the morning’s third-wicket stand prepared Sri Lanka for a successful batting day. At this point, Sri Lanka was batting very normally, with Fernando moving down the track to generate single alternatives on either side of the pitch and Mendis playing more with his back foot to take advantage of the shorter deliveries that the Pakistani spinners were dishing out much too frequently.

Before Lunch Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan Test Match 

Before lunch, there were a few big shots here and there, like at the halfway point of the practice when Fernando sprinted down the track and blasted Yasir into the sightscreen. However, the majority of the time, the hitters were content to wait for the bowlers to make mistakes, as they frequently did, failing to create pressure and losing runs to Kusal’s sweep or Fernando’s cuts. Near the conclusion of the first session, Fernando reached his half-century but was dismissed shortly after the break, allowing Nawaz to slip.

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Yasir’s big spinning Leg break ball & Kusal’s Half Century

Day 3: The Roller coaster Test Match Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
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However, partly as a result of Kusal scoring his personal fifty early in the second session, Sri Lanka ramped up the pace. On run-out at position number 76, Yasir struck the game’s greatest ball—a fast, big-spinning leg-break that pitched well outside leg but ripped to beat the outside edge and cut the off stump—while continuing his aggressive sweeping and simple singles into the outfield.

Tea Srilanka vs Pakistan Test Match 

By tea, they had scored 4.4 runs per over for the entire session and were ahead by 261 runs despite being seven runs down.

It’s all about Anchoring the game 

But Sri Lanka didn’t truly grab the game by the collar until a more relaxed evening session. Chandimal prodded Sri Lanka with a few latecomers and was in perhaps the best shape of his life. They cheerfully held on for him. Prior to adding 21 runs with Prabath Jayasuriya, he shared a partnership of 41 runs with Maheesh Theekshana for the ninth wicket. He moved slowly but effectively, only making four fours and two sixes during the day, striking out at more than 70. Additionally, he had 206 runs last week versus Australia in addition to 76 runs in the first innings.

Nawaz’s consistently

Only Pakistani bowler Nawaz consistently produced challenging spells; although Yasir sometimes occasionally bowled unplayable deliveries, he tended to drag his length down too frequently. In his second over of the day, Nawaz had already dismissed nightwatchman Kasun Rajitha with a slider, forced Angelo Mathews to top-edge a cut shot by getting the ball to bite off the surface, dismissed Dickwella for an under-edged reverse sweep, and snuck a quick one on to Ramesh Mendis’ off stump.

End of the Day

He finished the day with 5 for 88, while Yasir went at 4.20 an over and finished with 3 for 122. Only one over of seam was bowled by Pakistan’s quicks during the afternoon session, and Naseem Shah wasn’t allowed to bat until the 75th over.

Hasan Ali stood out among the quick bowlers, giving up just 15 runs in his ten overs. Late in the day, he was rewarded with the dismissal of Theekshana.

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Chandimal Keep his promise of higher

Although Nawaz and Yasir each took eight wickets, the hosts now have enough runs and historical precedent to feel secure.

Middle Order Crucial session 

The middle order then propelled Sri Lanka forward in a crucial middle session, and Dinesh Chandimal gave Sri Lanka command of the first Galle Test by hitting 86 not out off 121 balls while putting up lively stands with the bat. Kusal Mendis and Oshada Fernando’s 91-run partnership laid the groundwork.

Despite some incredible leg break bowling from Yasir Shah and a first-ever five-wicket haul from Mohammad Nawaz, Pakistan’s position in this game is growing increasingly shaky. On a pitch that is noticeably turning, they are currently 333 runs down, and they still need to get rid of one opposition wicket. The top score of any kind in the fourth innings is 300, and the highest successful chase in Galle is 268.

Sri Lanka’s innings was knitted together by half-centuries from Fernando, Kusal, and Chandimal, and the morning’s third-wicket stand prepared Sri Lanka for a successful batting day. At this point, Sri Lanka was batting somewhat normally, with Fernando moving down the pitch to create single alternatives on either side of the field and Mendis playing more with his back foot to counteract the Pakistani spinners’ overabundance of shorter deliveries.

However, partly as a result of Kusal scoring his personal fifty early in the second session, Sri Lanka ramped up the pace. On run-out at position number 76, Yasir struck the game’s greatest ball—a fast, big-spinning leg-break that pitched well outside leg but ripped to beat the outside edge and cut the off stump—while continuing his aggressive sweeping and simple singles into the outfield.

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These losses didn’t bother Sri Lanka’s middle-order hitters, who had already accumulated a good total. Throughout the afternoon session, they kept coming after Pakistan’s bowlers, never with more vigor than when Dhananjaya de Silva joined Chandimal at the crease. In just 36 balls, they combined for 40 runs, including three sixes and two fours. Yasir delivered another fantastic pitch that rushed De Silva before dismissing him, although Niroshan Dickwella also contributed a short but ineffective inning to Sri Lanka’s progress.

By tea, despite being seven runs behind, they had scored 4.4 runs per over for the entire session and were ahead by 261 runs.

But Sri Lanka didn’t truly grab the game by the collar until a more relaxed evening session. Chandimal prodded Sri Lanka with a few latecomers and was in perhaps the best shape of his life.

They cheerfully held on for him. Prior to adding 21 runs with Prabath Jayasuriya, he shared a partnership of 41 runs with Maheesh Theekshana for the ninth wicket. He moved slowly but effectively, only making four fours and two sixes during the day, striking out at more than 70. Additionally, he made 206 runs last week against Australia while scoring 76 runs in the first innings.

But Sri Lanka didn’t truly grab the game by the collar until a more relaxed evening session. Chandimal prodded Sri Lanka with a few latecomers and was in perhaps the best shape of his life.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

They cheerfully held on for him. Prior to adding 21 runs with Prabath Jayasuriya, he shared a partnership of 41 runs with Maheesh Theekshana for the ninth wicket. He moved slowly but effectively, only making four fours and two sixes during the day, striking out at more than 70. Additionally, he made 206 runs last week against Australia while scoring 76 runs in the first innings.

Angelo Mathews Slider edged Dismissal

Only Pakistani bowler Nawaz consistently produced challenging spells; although Yasir sometimes occasionally bowled unplayable deliveries, he tended to drag his length down too frequently.

In his second over of the day, Nawaz had already dismissed nightwatchman Kasun Rajitha with a slider, forced Angelo Mathews to top-edge a cut shot by getting the ball to bite off the surface, dismissed Dickwella for an under-edged reverse sweep, and snuck a quick one on to Ramesh Mendis’ off stump.


Disclaimer: The insights expressed in this article are those of the author. This article was not written or edited by Empireweekly.com; it was published on July 25, 2022.

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Soumyajit Dutta is a Cricket News Analyst and Author at Empire Weekly.

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