Srinagar: Pakistan Cricket team captain Babar Azam who is in brilliant form currently was on Tuesday clean bowled by Sri Lanka spinner Prabath Jayasuriya around legs that left batsman puzzled.
It was exactly a day after Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah produced peach of a delivery that reminded fans Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ that Jayasuriya produced a ripper to get rid off Babar Azam.
Shah had dismissed Kusal Mendis with a sharp leg spinner that pitched on leg stump and clipped off stump.
On Tuesday well set Babar Azam in Pakistan’s chase on Day 4 of the first Test, was beaten all ends up by Jayasuriya’s brilliant delivery.
The left-arm spinner, coming from over the wicket, bowled it on the rough outside leg. The Pakistan skipper looked to pad it away, but the ball instead went around his legs and clattered onto the stumps.
Babar Azam, who had scored a heroic 119 in the first innings, fell for 55 in the visitors’ second essay at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday.
Chasing 342, Pakistan were 222/3 at Stumps on Day 4.
In the first innings, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 222 after they opted to bat, with Dinesh Chandimal’s 76 helping take them to a respectable score.
In reply Pakistan were rattled by Prabath Jayasuriya’s 5-wicket haul. However, Babar Azam stood tall and scored a magnificent century, and ensured Pakistan only conceded a four-run first innings lead to the hosts.