The End of 2019 is going well for Pakistan’s Cricket where first test cricket comes back home and now a historical test win after 13 years at home with amazing team performance against Sri Lanka. Pakistan Bowlers and batsman outclass the opponent and win the 2nd test by 263 runs and series by 1-0.
Three overs on the last day were all that Pakistan needed to take a 263-race win in Karachi on Monday, December 23, against Sri Lanka.
It was Pakistan’s first test win on home soil in over 13 years. Their last victory in Pakistan was in November 2006 in Karachi against the West Indies.
Naseem Shah, the 16-year-old, continued the day on March 31, releasing Lasith Embuldeniya and Vishwa Fernando in his successive overs to seal the victory that
🗓️ November 2019: Bowls a no-ball against Australia. Warner goes on to score 154.— ICC (@ICC) December 23, 2019
🗓️ December 2019: Picks up five wickets in Karachi, giving 🇵🇰 victory in their first Test series at home in 10 years.
What a turnaround from the young Naseem Shah 🙌 pic.twitter.com/rTa2bh8lHB
The two gates meant that Shah ended with 5/31 – his first five-gate move in test cricket – and with Shaheen Shah Afridi, the 19-year-old who claimed a five-gate test in the first innings good for the young Pakistani pacemaker.
Sri Lanka was tested for the first two days. They bundled Pakistan for 191 in the first innings and then posted an 80 lead. After that, it was all Pakistan.
Centuries of Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam helped the home team post 555/3, which was declared in the second innings, and the Sri Lankan batsmen collapsed due to the weight of the runs.
They were reduced to 212/7 on the fourth day by stumps, with Oshada’s century and Niroshan Dickwella’s half-century as their only signs of resistance, and when they reappeared on the fifth morning they simply weren’t allowed to fight.
The series win means that Pakistan ranks third in the ICC World Test Championship table with 80 points from its four games. Sri Lanka is also tied after four games but is in fourth place due to the lower runs-per-wicket ratio.