LIVE Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Test 2022, Day 5, Cricket Score: Pakistan Pull Of Record Chase Against Sri Lanka
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LIVE Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2022, Day 5 2022 Score And Latest Match Updates: Asad Shafique and Babar Azam have put Pakistan in a commanding position. Even though Babar has departed, Shafique is looking solid. Pakistan are just 120 runs away from a famous win against Sri Lanka

Dinesh Chandimal (86 not out) helped Sri Lanka push their lead to 333 at the end of day three of the first Test match despite a brilliant five-wicket haul from Mohammad Nawaz here on Monday. He will now look to complete his century to put Sri Lanka in a commanding position. (LIVE SCORE)

Sri Lanka lost Kasun Rajitha early on Day 3, with Mohammad Nawaz getting his second wicket of the innings. However, Pakistan were not able to press home the advantage as the Sri Lanka batters stabilised their innings. Both Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis paired well to drive Sri Lanka forward. Fernando was the more aggressive of the two, hitting some beautiful shots. He was well-supported by Kusal, who was solid in his defence.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 222 in their first innings, with Shaheen Afridi taking 4 wickets. In reply, Prabath Jayasuriya decimated the Pakistan batting, picking a 5-wicket haul. Pakistan were 85-7 at one point but Babar Azam scored a brilliant 119 to take Pakistan to 218. Catch all the action unfolding straight from Galle along with live score and Full Scorecard.

Squads:

Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Oshada Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Dilshan Madushanka

Pakistan Squad: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Yasir Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf

Live Updates

  • 3:12 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Updates: So Pakistan go 1-0 up in the series and they will be very happy how they performed in the match. They were down and out in the first innings at 85-7 but a magnificent century by Babar pushed them close to SL total. From thereon, it was all Pakistan as they cruised to a win.

  • 2:47 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test: This is the the highest run chase at Galle.

  • 2:40 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test: That’s it! Pakistan have made a record chase at Galle. They have made a mockery of the mammoth target. Credit to Abdullah Shafique for a brilliant hundred. Pakistan go 1-0 up in the series.

  • 2:36 PM IST

    Play resumes after rain break, mere formalities remain now.

  • 2:33 PM IST

    Play resumes and mere formalities remain. PAK need 9 runs to win

  • 1:53 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test: The covers have been removed and we are not far away from the start. Play will resume at 14:30 IST.

  • 1:40 PM IST
    SL vs PAK 1st Test Updates: The rain has got heavier and there are some nervous faces in the Pakistan camp.
  • 1:27 PM IST

    SL VS PAK 1st Test: Oh the rain has arrived, Pakistan still need 11 runs to win. The clouds look threatening and we could be in for a long delay. Pakistan fans would be hoping that rain clears away quickly while Sri Lanka fans will be hoping otherwise.

  • 1:17 PM IST

    SL VS PAK 1st Test: Dropped! What a miss by Kasun Rajitha, drops Abdullah Shafique. The match could have turned on its head as Pakistan still need 19 to win.

  • 1:11 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Updates: 150 for Abdullah Shafique and what a knock this has been. He has single handedly taken Pakistan close to the target. 23 needed now.

  • 1:03 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Updates: The match is much tighter than the equation suggest.

  • 1:00 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Updates: WICKET! A Wicket just at the right time for Sri Lanka. Hasan Ali wanted to launch the delivery into orbit, couldn’t connect properly and is caught at deep square leg. Pakistan 6 down and Sri Lanka are still alive. 37 still needed for a win

  • 11:59 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: WICKET! Finally, a wicket for SL and the match has come back to life. Still 44 still needed and Pakistan lose 5th as Salman Agha departs for 12. And that’s Lunch

  • 11:54 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Dropped! That was the chance Sri Lanka needed to hold on to. Shafique charges down and hits it back to Dhananjaya de Silva who spills it. Wasn’t an easy one as the ball was travelling but Sri Lanka need to take these half chances to stay alive in the game.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Sri Lanka needed two-three wickets to fall in the quick succession, however, Salman Agha and Asad Shafique have handled things well. Just 48 needed now and Pakistan are smelling a win.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    Salman Ali Agha has come in and soaked in the pressure well. He has looked assured, taking pressure of Asad Shafique.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: WICKET! There’s the wicket and a much-needed for Sri Lanka. Missed an in-drifter from Jayasuriya. Went for a review but to no avail as the ball was hitting the leg stump. Do we have a twist in the tale? Will not be easy for the next batter. Pak still need 66

  • 11:09 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Sri Lanka looking flat, not good signs. There is plenty happening and a wicket could trigger a collapse. Poor captaincy as well, Karunaratne has set a very defensive field when they should be attacking. PAK 273-3

  • 10:54 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Both Rizwan and Shafique have played well. They have hardly played a false shot so far. A wicket early in the day would have caused panic in the dressing room but they have been rock solid. Pakistan 265-3, need 77 more to win.

  • 10:38 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Pakistan have scored 30 runs this morning. There have been a few nervy moments, a few jaffas bowled, but both Shafique and Rizwan have handled them well. PAK 252-3, need 90 runs to win.

  • 10:32 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Just 95 needed for Pakistan to win.

  • 10:27 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Oh how did that miss the stumps! What a ball by Jayasuriya. Pitches on middle and turns square, just over the off stump. SL though Rizwan edged it and went for a review. But what a great delivery. These are not easy conditions to bat and even though Pakistan looked way ahead in the game, a wicket can pull things back. SL have lost all their reviews as well.

  • 10:19 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Jaffa from Jayasuriya, turns square and beats the outside edge, no luck though for SL.

  • 10:15 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Pakistan are cruising at the moment but there should be a twist, there has to be. PAK 240-3, need 1-2 runs to win

  • 10:11 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Prabath Jayasuriya has been bowling well ad getting some sharp turn. Batting is not easy out there but these two players are tackling the conditions well.

  • 10:09 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Big moment in the game, SL go for an LBW review against Shafique. Missing! But that was a close call.

  • 10:06 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Pakistan and Rizwan are away with a boundary. This pair is key for Pakistan. SL need wickets early in the day. If they break this partnership now, they will be back in the game.

  • 9:46 AM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: The equation is very simple for both teams. Pakistan need 120 runs to win and are favourites going into Day 5. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, need seven wickets. A couple of quick wickets early in the day will set the match nicely.

  • 5:13 PM IST

    LIVE Cricket Score Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 4: End of fourth day’s play. Shafique still there with Rizwan. Pakistan need 120 runs to win the first Test against Sri Lanka with seven wickets in hands. Stumps PAK 222/3 (218), SL 337 & 222

  • 5:00 PM IST