Babar Azam impressed with Abdullah Shafique’s performance in Galle

Abdullah Shafique navigated through some challenging phases during Pakistan’s second innings and also killed the threat of Sri Lankan spin trio on a track that was offering assistance to help his side script a come-from-behind win in Galle.

Even though the track seemed to slow down as the Test went on, it was still offering a bit of help for the spinners on the final day. In the post-match presentation, Shafique pointed out that playing against the second new ball in particular was a tough task as the hardness of the ball helped the spinners find extra more bounce and zip off the surface.

”Me and Abdullah were just trying to build a partnership. As a youngster, he is showing a lot of class. Really pleasing to see him perform well,” Babar said.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Pakistan 2024 T20 series
1st T20, ENG v PAK, Headingley
22nd May
Start time: 6:30 pm BST