Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batter Sarfaraz Ahmed on Monday, added one other feather to his cap as he accomplished 3000 runs in Check cricket.
Sarfaraz Ahmed achieved the milestone when he surpassed eight runs within the first innings of the continued first Check in opposition to Sri Lanka.
The wicketkeeper batter got here out to bat when Pakistan have been reeling at 73/4, recent from the blow of their captain Babar Azam’s dismissal.
He placed on a short partnership with Saud Shakeel and added 28 runs to the full earlier than Prabath Jayasuriya lower his knock brief by trapping him in his legs.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed may rating 17 off 15 deliveries with the assistance of three boundaries.
When this story was filed Pakistan have been 5 down for 132 in response to Sri Lanka’s 312.
The touring aspect had a dismal begin to their innings as they misplaced their in-form opener Imam-ul-Haq (1) with simply three runs on the scoreboard.
After a short 44-run partnership between Abdullah Shafique and Shan Masood, Sri Lanka launched a spin assault with Prabath Jayasuriya and Ramesh Mendis bowling in pair.
Jayasuriya eliminated Shafique to finish the budding partnership earlier than Mendis hit again to take away Masood, who was scoring at a brisk price.
The left-handed batter scored a fast 39 off 30 deliveries, hitting 5 boundaries and a six.
Earlier within the opening session, Pakistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 312 after a gutsy century by Dhananjaya de Silva.