The first Take a look at of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan is presently underway and the guests are attempting to push the sport to a consequence on Day 4 immediately, attacking and selecting up fairly a number of wickets on the way in which. In simply the second session of the day, they managed 6 Sri Lankan wickets and most of them got here from electrical fielding and catching by the Pakistanis.
One such instance was the sixth wicket to fall in Sadeera Samarawickrama, who stepped out to Agha Salma and managed a slight feather behind the wicket on the leg aspect. To his dangerous luck, Abdullah Shafique was positioned at brief leg and picked up the very best catch of the match, one handed and even off balanced and wrong-footed.
Abdullah Shafique one handed catch at brief leg
5 wickets down and solely just a little little bit of a 2nd innings lead, Samarawickrama was attempting to up the scoring price and hit two boundaries within the over, earlier than stepping out and falling to the bowling of Salman. Going to his proper and behind him, Shafique managed to seize a one-handed stunner, leaving everybody together with the batsman shocked, the latter being dismissed for 11(11).
In simply 4 overs, Agha Salman managed to select up 2 wickets and this catch left the hosts in large bother, at 175/6. On the time, they even had a slim lead of solely 27 runs and if Pakistan proceed selecting wickets at common wickets, this 1st Take a look at may go their manner and we could not even want a Day 5 for a similar.
On one hand, Dhananjaya de Silva is holding the fort robust for the house aspect, batting on 47* on the time of us penning this, and the Sri Lankan lead crawling as much as 41 runs. He’s anticipated to maintain up the shot-making and rating runs as and when he sees the alternatives. Check out that incredible Abdullah Shafique catch right here:
Unbelievable catch by Abdullah Shafique!pic.twitter.com/fsODVCBZ4f
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