Pakistan was set for a second test match with Sri Lanka hasn’t gone into the favor of the Pakistani team yet, which didn’t have the most exciting and fruitful day, as it dealt with heavy blows. In the end Sri Lanka won the match by 68 runs and was victorious, thus trouncing the Pakistani team again. It is important to say that Pakistani team failed to build momentum in the match and faced diffculties in chasing the score, as it proved to be next to impossible for them to win and even the efforts of Asad Shafiq (112) and the team captain Sarfaz Ahmed (69) weren’t enough to make it to the finishing line.
Otherwise, the record of the players remained poor and Shan Massod, Ashar Ali under performing very severely. The target was 317 and they needed 119 for the win, but there were short comings in the performances and the score halted, needing 68 runs to win the match. Dilruwan Perera successfully too a five-wickes while Suranga Lakmal was also responsible for the wicket of Asad Shafiq.
It was ultimately an underwhelming day for Pakistan, who weren’t able to chase the runs but even a good batting partnership couldn’t save the day for them.