Cricket

Pakistan easily defeat Sri Lanka in first Test

2015-06-21 12:41
Yasir Shah. (Ishara S. Kodikara, AFP)

Galle - Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test in Galle on Sunday to take the lead in the three-match series.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed a career-best seven for 76 to skittle Sri Lanka for a paltry 206 in their second innings just before tea on the fifth and final day.

Pakistan set a victory target of 90 and raced home in 11.2 overs with Mohammad Hafeez remaining unbeaten on 46 and Ahmed Shehzad on 43.

The second Test starts at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

The final scoreboard:

Sri Lanka 1st innings: 300 (K. Silva 125, K. Sangakkara 50, Wahab Riaz 3-74, Zulfiqar Babar 3-64)

Pakistan 1st innings: 417 (Asad Shafiq 131, Sarfraz Ahmed 96, D. Prasad 3-91, D. Perera 4-122)

Sri Lanka 2nd innings (overnight 63-2):

K. Silva c Azhar b Wahab 5

D. Karunaratne st Sarfraz b Yasir 79

K. Sangakkara c Azhar b Yasir 18

D. Perera b Yasir 0

L. Thirimanne c Younis b Wahab 44

A. Mathews c Azhar b Yasir 5

D. Chandimal st Sarfraz b Yasir 38

K. Vithanage c Babar b Yasir 1

D. Prasad st Sarfraz b Babar 2

R. Herath c Hafeez b Yasir 1

N. Pradeep not out 0

Extras: (b5, lb1, w6, nb1) 13

Total (all out, 77.1 overs) 206

Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Silva), 2-63 (Sangakkara), 3-63 (Perera), 4-132 (Thirimanne), 5-144 (Mathews), 6-167 (Karunaratne), 7-175 (Vithanage), 8-200 (Prasad), 9-203 (Herath), 10-206 (Chandimal).

Bowling: Wahab 16-4-46-2 (w6), Junaid 7-1-23-0, Yasir 30.1-6-76-7 (nb1), Hafeez 10-3-24-0, Babar 14-4-34-1.

Pakistan 2nd innings:

Mohammad Hafeez not out 46

Ahmed Shehzad not out 43

Extras: (b3) 3

Total (for no loss, 11.2 overs) 92

Bowling: Herath 4.2-0-30-0, Prasad 2-1-10-0, Pradeep 2-0-18-0, Perera 3-0-31-0.

Pakistan won by 10 wickets, lead 1-0 in three-match series.

Toss: Pakistan

Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)

TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG).


 

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