Abdullah Shafique’s first-innings double century, adopted by a sensational seven-wicket haul by Noman Ali steered Pakistan to thump Sri Lanka within the second Check by an innings and 222 runs.
Along with his deadly bowling spell, Ali offered an early breakthrough to Pakistan, which had been already in a snug place with a large lead towards the hosts.
The Inexperienced Caps declared their first innings at 575-6, main Sri Lanka by 410 runs.
Nauman was unplayable all through because the opponent batters saved falling after common intervals.
Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali offered an early breakthrough to Pakistan after they declared their first innings early on day 4 of the second Check towards Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (37*) and Agha Salman (132*) resumed their innings at 563-5 on the fourth day. Rizwan scored fast runs to finish his half-century earlier than Babar Azam referred to as for declaration.
It was Rizwan’s eighth fifty in Check cricket. He changed Sarfaraz Ahmed as a concussion substitute. Sarfaraz, who was unbeaten on 14, was struck on the helmet on the primary ball he confronted on the third day. He walked off the sector following ache in his head.
Rizwan and Agha scored simply 13 runs collectively on the fourth day to assist Pakistans stretch the result in 410.
Agha was phenomenal on the third day as he scored an unbeaten 132 runs in 148 balls, which included 15 fours and a six. In the meantime, Abdullah Shafique scored his maiden double-hundred.