Srinagar: The young talented opener Abdullah Shafique played a unbeaten match winning marathon knock to led Pakistan to an emphatic win in first test against hosts Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday.
Chasing a total of 342 runs, Pakistan on the back of Abdullah Shafique’s 160 not out sealed a brilliant win. It was record chase by Pakistan in test cricket as registered second best chase by Pakistan team in Tests. It was also highest chase ever in Tests at Galle.
After the conclusion of the match, the Pakistan players, led by captain Babar Azam, came down on the field to shake hands with the Sri Lanka team.
The Pakistan players and coaching staff also gave a rousing reception to Shafique as he carried his bat back to the team’s dressing room in Galle.
The video of their post-match celebrations were shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board on their official YouTube channel.
In the video, the players can also be seen lauding the batting efforts of Mohammad Nawaz, who had taken five wickets in Sri Lanka’s second innings.
The previous best chase in Galle was 268 when Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand back in 2019.