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.
Abdullah Shafique has arrived!pic.twitter.com/SICfR0Tn6t— Team Shaheen Afridi (@Team_Shaheen_) July 20, 2022