Centurion Abdullah Shafique makes a fine start to Test career

Shafique

Aryan Surana
Abdullah Shafique was the star performer for Pakistan on Day 4 at Galle, remaining unbeaten on 112 at the draw of stumps. Shafique, occupying the middle alongside Mohammad Rizwan, blunted the last few overs and will resume the innings tomorrow. Needing 120 runs to overhaul the target, Pakistan would fancy their chances of gaining a 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, the hosts would hope the odd ball would spit a little more with the second new ball, helping the spinners to set the tone on the final day.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 222 and 337 (Dinesh Chandimal 94*, Kusal Mendis 76; Mohammad Nawaz 5-88) lead Pakistan 218 and 222/3 (Abdullah Shafique 112*; Prabath Jayasuriya 2-89) by 119 runs