Pakistan etched a huge victory over Sri Lanka in a test match held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 27, recording their biggest-ever overseas Test match victory in the mean while.Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs to complete a 2-0 series win.
Sri Lanka’s cricket team was bowled out for under 200 twice in the second cricket test match, and Pakistan’s cricket team was only required to bat once. They accumulated 576-5 before declaring their first inning. Abdullah Shafique achieved his first Test double-century, while Agha Salman scored his second century in his ninth Test match. Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, and Saud Shakeel made their half-centuries in this test match.
Noman Ali’s devastated spell:
Noman Ali grasped the first seven wickets in Sri Lanka’s second innings and finished with his best innings figures of 23-8-70-7, and also the best figures for a Pakistan cricket team’s spinner against Sri Lanka. The only Pakistani Bowler who made better bowling figures vs Sri Lanka before Nouman Ali. In this test match, Nouman Ali took his best bowling figures of 7-70 against Sri Lanka.
Magnificently showcased by the Pakistan cricket team:
Pakistan displayed an excellent show of dominance in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, grasping an unforgettable victory by an innings and 222 runs. With this vigorous win, the Pakistan cricket team swept the two-match series 2-0.
Star of the last day:
The star of day four was Noman Ali, whose remarkable bowling performance devastated the Sri Lankan batting line-up. Noman’s extraordinary spin and artfulness on the field registered a career-best 7/70 in just his 15th Test match. He teased and perplexed the batters, displaying his mastery of inversion, change of pace, flight, and bounce. His remarkable performance played an important role in securing the Pakistan cricket team’s historic victory, as he deconstructed the Sri Lankan batting order in the second innings, taking seven wickets.
Batters Showcased their brilliance:
Led by Abdullah Shafique’s brilliant double century and Agha Salman‘s amazing century, Pakistan declared their first innings at a immense 5/576 in response to Sri Lanka’s meager total of 166. The Pakistani cricket team got a huge lead in their first innings, and they didn’t require their second innings. It is due the fantastic bowling spell bowled by Nouman Ali.
Resistance shown by Matthews:
Sri Lanka team batters started very well in their second innings,gathering opening stands of 69 runs, then Noman Ali came in and took charge of bowling, bowling out on his very first ball in the second innings. He clean bowled Nishan Madushka to break out of the opening stand of 69 runs.
However, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews set up some resistance, and the other Sri Lankan batters couldn’t withstand the immense pressure from Noman and Naseem Shah, who took two important wickets.
Sri Lanka’s captain, Dimuth Karunaratne, and the team management have much to scrutinize after this humbling defeat. The home team’s performance fell well below expectations, and they were completely outplayed and surpassed by the magical Pakistan side.
On the other hand, Pakistan will be happy with their extraordinary start to the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023–2025 campaign, taking a maximum of 24 points. The Pakistan cricket team displayed their skills and capabilities, leaving no doubt about their powers in Test cricket.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Fawad Alam tweeted,
“What a performance by the entire team! Special stuff by
in the second inning🤩
were exceptional with the bat indeed. Congratulations everyone on the inning defeat, that’s what you call a dominating performance🇵🇰”
“Pakistan won the Test series 2-0 in Sri Lanka.
Top of the Points Table in WTC 2025″.
Ramiz Raja said in his tweet:
“Great win Pakistan. Man of the series : Pakistan Fielding ! Never seen them catch better”.
Rumman Raees tweeted:
“Alhumdullilah what a victory Pakistan. Noman Ali turning the game way from SL and obviously Naseem Shah making entire fast bowling community proud. What amazing control over the ball and reversing it all around, simply brilliant. Not to forget the massive effort of the batters”!