After the first test had ended in a draw, Pakistan had to win the second one to take the series. They were struggling for the first two days but managed to turn it around. So, here are the top three things that we learned from Pakistan’s test series win over Sri Lanka:
1) Superb Shaheen
Shaheen Afridi has emerged as a reliable test bowler in this series. He managed to trouble the Lankan batsmen and proved himself again. Shaheen is still a teenager – and this means that he still has the ability to improve himself. He has the chance to become one of the best bowlers in the world in the coming years.
2) Amazing Ali
16-year old Abid Ali is breaking records left, right, and centre. He had previously scored a century on his ODI debut. During this series, he scored a ton on his Test debut as well. This shows his ability with the bat. Ali could prove to be a reliable solution for Pakistan’s ongoing batting woes. He could become a focal point for them.
3) Weak Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be really disappointed by their performance in the second innings of the second test. They had a handsome lead after the first innings and could have gone on to win the match and the series. However, their bowlers failed to build on the first innings and let Pakistan back into the game by conceding 555 in the second innings.
To sum up, this match showed that Pakistan have the ability to bounce back from any situation. They were well behind after the first innings but still managed to take the match and the series comfortably. Well done to them!