Yasir Shah took a five-wicket haul to become the fastest Pakistan bowler to 50 Test wickets, but couldn’t stop Sri Lanka from taking a 166-run lead with one wicket remaining, at stumps on day two of the second Test in Colombo.
Pakistan pace spearhead, Wahab Riaz, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lanka Test series with a fractured hand, after being hit on the glove by debutant Dushmantha Chameera, in the first day of the second Test.
Tharindu Kaushal picked up a five wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed Pakistan for just 138 within two sessions without Rangana Herath having bowled a single delivery, before knocking off 70 runs with the bat late on day one of the second Test in Colombo.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is facing the prospect of being banned from bowling for one year after being reported for a suspected illegal action during his spell in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Yasir Shah took seven wickets to demolish Sri Lanka in their second innings and set Pakistan up for a win in the first Test at Galle by 10 wickets having to chase down 92 which they did in just 11.2 overs taking a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
Asad Shafiq scored a resilient ton and Sarfraz Ahmed played a brilliant counterattacking innings as Pakistan managed a lead of 117 with a chance to win the game, at stumps on day four of the first Test in Galle.
Kaushal Silva anchored one end with an unbeaten 80 to take Sri Lanka to 178 for three at stumps on day two against Pakistan, after rain caused the loss of a session before the game could eventually get underway in Galle.
Jehan Mubarak makes a comeback to the Sri Lankan Test squad after a gap of almost eight years as he was named in the 16-man squad to face Pakistan in the three-match series which kicks off on 17th June.
The Pakistan selectors on Wednesday have dropped Saeed Ajmal from the squad for the upcoming three-match Test series to be played against Sri Lanka from 17th June onwards as he failed to make an impression with his remodeled action
International cricket returned to Pakistan for the first time in six years when Pakistan hosted Zimbabwe in a series of Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals amid tight security. Jibran Khan Niazi assesses this revival.
Azhar Ali struck a run-a-ball century to make sure there were no hiccups as Pakistan take an unassailable two game lead in the three game One-Day International series against Zimbabwe, winning by six wickets and 16 balls to spare at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.