Match Details: Sri Lanka VS Pakistan -1st Test, Pakistan Tour Of Sri Lanka 2022

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have started their match and are currently on Day 4. Pakistan suffered a bit in the first innings but their captain Babar Azam led them to a commendable score. 


3 days have passed and Sri Lanka had the upper hand on the first and half of the second day as well. It seemed like they toppled Pakistan to a low score but Babar Azam, the Pakistani captain came to the rescue and ensured a competitive score against the Lankans. In their second innings, Sri Lanka was able to make 337 all-out. It has also been said that Yasir Shah bowled the ball of the century to take a wicket as well. Right now Pakistan is 80 for none and has to get 262 more runs to win. Stay tuned to watch this exciting match between two cricketing nations.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Weather Report

The average temperature throughout the test match is expected to be 30.5 degrees. The temperature was fine throughout the match and no team faced any trouble due it. It was a good weather to play cricket. 

Pitch Report

The Galle international has a pitch that is best suited to the spinners, just as we saw both Pakistani and Sri Lankan spinners doing their magic. However, early in the day, the pitch is suitable for batsmen, whichever team wins the toss, would likely opt for batting as the average score for batting second is below average. This is exactly what happened in the total first innings while now the batter is more at ease. 

Playing 11 For Pakistan

  1. Abdullah Shafique
  2. Imam Ul Haq
  3. Azhar Ali
  4. Babar Azam ( C )
  5. Mohammad Rizwan ( WK)
  6. Salman Ali Agha
  7. Mohammad Nawaz 
  8. Yasir Shah
  9. Hassan Ali
  10. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  11. Naseem Shah

Playing 11 For Sri Lanka

  1. Dimuth Karunaratne (c),
  2. Oshada Fernando 
  3. Kusal Mendis
  4. Angelo Mathews
  5. Dinesh Chandimal
  6. Dhananjaya De Silva
  7. Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
  8. Ramesh Mendis
  9. Prabath Jayasuriya
  10. Mahesh Theekshana
  11. Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has recently come from a victory in a test match against Australia. Even though they lost the first test match, they dominated well in the second test match and defeated the Aussies with a star-studded display.


Sri Lanka has a good batting line-up, which can be supported by their performances in the recent test match. Dinesh Chandimal played a huge role in Sri Lanka’s victory, he scored 206 from 326, a double century which will be remembered by many for a long, he can give such a performance against Pakistan too and lay some hurdles for them. He also played a monumental 94 against Pakistan in the second innings which will indeed help the Lankans. Dimuth Karunaratne is also capable of a good test batting performance, recently he scored 86 against Australia. Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kamindu Mendis, and Dickwella will be Sri Lanka’s route to a high score too.


Sri Lanka’s debutant has been making headlines across the world with his performance of 6 wickets in the test match against Australia in 36 overs with an economy of 3.27. Sri Lanka would surely provide him with more opportunities against Pakistan. Kasun Rajitha, Mahesh Theekhshana, and Ramesh Mendis need to perform better than their recent performances if they want to give Pakistan a tough time. 



Babar Azam, the Pakistani captain has been in the news for his no.1 batsman ranking in T20 and ODI. As far as test format is concerned, Babar Azam stands in 4th position currently. Mohammad Rizwan, a player who quickly established himself in just a few matches, the right-handed batsman has a highest of 115. Azhar Ali disappointed in both innings but Babar came up to the podium to take the reigns. On the other hand, Abdullah Shafique has stepped up in the second innings as well. 


Pakistan has the no.4 ranked test bowler in their line-up, Shaheen Afridi. He is another player who established himself quickly and has been destroying batsmen since then. Shaheen along with Muhammad Nawaz and Yasir Shah is capable of rattling their opponents and giving their team an upper hand. Pakistan’s best leg break googly for the test is the one and only Yasir Shah who although concedes runs but also grabs wickets. He was the fastest to 200 wickets, in just 33 matches. These will be the star bowlers for Pakistan.

Winner Prediction

Pakistan right now is on a roll and they can easily take on Sri Lanka. Things will go on to day 5 and Pakistan looks like they will sail smoothly and take a win against the Lankans. All thanks to Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, and of course Babar Azam.

Last Updated on July 19, 2022

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