Sri Lanka faced a challenging situation in the second Test.
They lost eight wickets for just 136 runs.
Sri Lanka’s batting performance showed questionable shot selection.
Sri Lanka faced a challenging situation after choosing to bat first in the second Test against Pakistan at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. They lost eight wickets for just 136 runs, leading to a below-par total in the must-win Test.
The team encountered immediate trouble as an ill-fated run-out resulted in Nishan Madushka’s departure. Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi troubled the top order with the new ball, reducing Sri Lanka to 36-4 in the first session.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal formed a counter-attacking partnership, adding 85 runs for the fifth wicket. However, a collapse in the second innings began with Chandimal’s dismissal. Although Dhananjaya de Silva scored a valiant fifty, he couldn’t find support from other batsmen.
Sri Lanka’s batting performance showed questionable shot selection and a lack of temperament, leading to their easy dismissal by the Pakistan bowlers on what appeared to be a solid batting surface.
Fans on Twitter expressed their disappointment with Sri Lanka’s poor batting display, which marks a tough start to their 2023-25 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.