ICC World Test Championship- Match 2: Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka
Date: 21 December 2019
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Joel Wilson (West Indies), Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
Toss: Pakistan, chose to bat first
Pakistan 1st innings: 191/10, (59.3 Overs, RR: 3.21)
Sri Lanka 1st innings: 271/10, (85.5 Overs, RR: 3.15)
Pakistan 2nd innings: 359/2, (104 Overs, RR: 3.79)
Batting: Abid Ali 174 off 281 balls, Shaan Masood 135 off 198 balls
Bowling: Lahiru Kumara 2/88 in 22 overs
Highlights of the Day
Pakistan began batting on 57/0 on the third day of 2nd test in Karachi aiming to have a strong opening partnership to build a solid lead over Sri Lanka
After bridging the first inning gap, openers Shan Masood and Abid Ali continued to pile up runs over runs in a consistent manner throughout the day.
The right-left duo made and broke several records during their 278 runs opening partnership, the second-highest for Pakistan.
Abid Ali (174) became the first Pakistani and Eighth international batsman to score centuries in both opening tests. He had scored 109 against Sri Lanka in first test in Rawalpindi.
Shan Masood (135) too had an eventful day as he completed his 1000 test runs when he reached 46 but went on to score his first test century in 19 matches.
Lahiru Kumara became the only wicket-taker for Sri Lanka when he broke the record opening partnership by dismissing Masood in 69th over and then Abid in 91st over.
Pakistan were 394/2 at the end of Day 3 in Karachi with a massive lead of 315 runs and skipper Azhar Ali (57*) along with star batsman Babar Azam (22*) ready to pile up more runs tomorrow.
Pakistan: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (Captain), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket Keeper), Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah
Sri Lanka: BOP Fernando, FDM Karunaratne (Captain), BKG Mendis, AD Mathews, L Embuldeniya LD Chandimal, DM de Silva, N Dickwella (Wicket Keeper), MDK Perera, MVT Fernando, CBRLS Kumara
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