Fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the Test series in Sri Lanka due to a hairline fracture on the knuckle of his bowling hand during the first day of the second Test in Colombo. Wahab is probable to be out of the game for at least two weeks.
This past Sunday, was truly Yasir Shah day as he picked up 7 wickets in second innings of Sri Lanka and played major role in Pakistan’s first test win in Sri Lanka since 2006. He also improved the best bowling figures of a Leg Spinner in Sri Lanka by beating figures of Shane Warne, in fact 7-76 is now best bowling figures by any visiting bowler in Sri Lanka.
Galle Test match has ended on happy note for Pakistan as men in green managed to pull a Test win in Sri Lanka after nine years. The game saw many striking perfromances from Pakistan and some of them were rewarded too, such as everyone is talking about the spell of Yasir Shah as he became first Pakistani leg spinner ever to take 6+ wickets in a test in Sri Lanka. Sarfaraz Ahmed got man of the match award for his quick 96 and vigilant wicket keeping, and the surprise cameo of Zulfiqar Babbar with bat where he scored his maiden test half ton. However, there remain one unsung hero of the match Asad Shafiq who kept the front for the longest time for team Pakistan and in that while scored his seventh test century. This post is a tribute to that unsung hero.
Kookaburra, the manufacturer of cricket’s new pink ball, on Tuesday declared it is Test match ready, if the inaugural day-night contest goes ahead in Australia in November. Cricket Australia (CA) hopes to stage the first day-night Test against New Zealand later this year, with Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart among the possible venues.
Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen are famous for hitting shots that reach the stands more often than not. So when the West Indian opener took on Kevin Pietersen in a friendly battle for the biggest six recently, the ball indeed was the bloodiest casualty.