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SL vs PAK | Grit, determination and never say die attitude: Shoaib Akhtar hails Abdullah Shafique’s innings

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On the back of Abdullah Shafique’s 160 not out, Pakistan recorded their second highest ever successful run-chase of 342 in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

Shoaib Akhtar calls Pakistan's victory over Sri Lanka a memorable win.

Shoaib Akhtar calls Pakistan’s victory over Sri Lanka a memorable win. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Abdullah Shafique’s 160* helped Pakistan chase down 342 runs
  • Pakistan have returned to No. 3 spot in ICC WTC table
  • Sri Lanka have slipped to No. 6 position in ICC WTC table

‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar hailed Abdullah Shafique’s innings after Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle International Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan rode on Shafique’s unbeaten 160 to record their second highest ever successful run-chase on Wednesday, when Babar Azam’s men chased down 342 in the first Test against Sri Lanka to take a 1-0 lead. Pakistan’s highest target (377) came against the same opponent back in 2015 in Pallekele.

“Memorable win in Galle. @imabd28 kya baat hai yar. What an inning full of grit, determination & never say die attitude,” said former Pakistan cricketer Akhtar.

With their victory in the first Test, Pakistan have returned to third spot in the ICC World Test Championship table, with only South Africa and Australia ahead of them. Meanwhile, the loss resulted in Sri Lanka losing their number three spot. The Island nation has slipped to No. 6, below Pakistan (3rd), India (4th) and West Indies (5th).

Pakistan needed 120 runs to win the match on the fifth day with seven wickets in hand. In the first half an hour, Sri Lanka lost both of their remaining reviews. Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad Rizwan batted with caution and added 48 runs before Prabath Jayasuriya finally trapped Rizwan.

Sri Lanka bagged two more wickets in Agha Salman and Hasan Ali, but victory was on the cards for Pakistan as they defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will begin their second Test at the same venue on July 24.

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