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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam once again showed his class and posted a superb century on the second day of first test match and also became the fastest Asian batter to score 10000 runs at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday.
The modern-day great Babar Azam’s ton helped his side cross the 200 mark but due to lack of support from the other end Pakistan were only able to put 218 runs on board to hand a 4-run lead to Sri Lanka.
As soon as Azam touched the 32-run mark he created another record by becoming the fastest Asian batter to score 10000 international runs.
With this, he surpassed India great Virat Kohli who previously hold the record of scoring fastest 10000 as an Asian in just 232 innings, while Babar achieved this feat in just 228 innings.
SL Vs PAK 1st Test Match Highlights:
Earlier, Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and chose to bat in the first Test of the two-match series against Pakistan at the Galle International Stadium,
The loss of their captain, Dimuth Karunaratne, fairly early on gave the hosts a gloomy start. Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis then worked together for a brief while to keep Sri Lanka on track, but just as things were starting to go well, they lost three wickets in the space of eight runs.
Ex-skipper Dinesh Chandimal made every effort to add as many runs as he could. With 76 runs, he had the most among the Sri Lankan batters as Sri Lanka posted 222 run on board in their first innings. A
After a solid performance by the bowling department, Pakistan couldn’t maintain their momentum as they lost two early wickets with just 24 runs on board by the time of stumps on day 1.
The second day also turned dreary for Pakistani batters as apart from their skipper none of the visitors stayed at the crease for a long time as result Pakistan fell 4 run short of what Sri Lanka scored in first innings.
By the time of stumps on day 2, Sri Lanka were at 36 for 1, with Kasun Rajitha (3*) and Oshada Fernando (17*) at the crease.
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