Written by Staff Writer
21 Jun, 2015 | 9:44 pm
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the first test by ten wickets at the Galle International Stadium to record their first test win on Sri Lankan soil after nine years.
This is also incidentally Pakistan’s first win over Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium after fifteen years.
Sri Lanka commenced day five of the game on an overnight score of 63 for two after the first day of game was called off due to bad weather. Vice Captain Lahiru Thirimanne put on a stand of 69 runs for the third wicket with Dimuth Karunaratne.
Thirimanne was the first to fall for the day, as he was dismissed for 44.
There was much speculation over the dismissal of captain Angelo Mathews when he was on 5, as Snicko and Hot Spot technology were not available during the third umpire’s decision for this game.
However though the decision was referred to the third umpire, the third umpire stood with the field umpires decision. Dimuth Karunaratne who scored fifth test half century was dismissed for 79.
Sri Lanka were eventually dismissed for 206 as they lost their last five wickets for 61 runs. Yasir Shah who was playing 8th test was the chief destroyer of Sri lanka’s batting line up, bagged 7 wickets for 74.
This left Pakistan with a target of just 90 runs, which they reached in just 11.2 overs.
Pakistan’s wicket keeper Shafraz Ahamed was adjudged Man of the Match.
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