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SL vs PAK: Pakistan close to victory with Abdullah Shafiq’s century and Babar’s half-century, this is the fourth day

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Test: Babar Azam’s team has strengthened its grip on the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan being played in Galle. After scoring 337 runs in the second innings, host Sri Lanka set a target of 342 runs to Pakistan. In response, by the end of the fourth day’s play, Pakistan scored 222 runs for the loss of three wickets. Pakistan now has to score 120 runs to win on the last day.

Abdullah Shafiq scored a century

On the fourth day, opener Abdullah Shafiq batted brilliantly for Pakistan. He returned unbeaten on 112 runs in 289 balls. During this, 5 fours and a six came off his bat. At the same time, captain Babar Azam, who scored a century in the first innings, scored 55 runs in 104 balls. Both shared 101 runs for the third wicket. Babar’s bat got 4 fours and a six.

Sri Lanka hopes for a miracle

On the fifth day, Pakistan has to score 120 runs to win and has seven wickets remaining. In such a situation, the host team will be hoping for a miracle on the last day. If the Sri Lankan team takes 2-3 wickets in the first hour of the game on the fifth day tomorrow, then the dice can be turned. However, it will be nothing short of a miracle.

so far the game

Sri Lankan team was all out for just 222 runs in the first innings after playing first. Senior batsman Dinesh Chandimal scored the highest 76 runs for the host team. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi took 4 and Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah took 2-2 wickets. After this, Pakistan’s team could score only 218 runs in its first innings. Captain Babar Azam scored a century for Pakistan. At the same time, Prabath Jayasuriya took five wickets for Sri Lanka. After taking a lead of 4 runs in the first innings, the host team scored 337 runs in the second innings and set Pakistan a target of 342 runs.

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