Pakistani Test team skipper Azhar Ali (centre) at a practice session ahead of the first Test match against Sri Lanka at the Pindi stadium in Rawalpindi on Monday. Associated Press
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali said on Wednesday he wants the return of Test cricket to the country to be a memorable one as his team seeks victory over Sri Lanka in Karachi starting on Thursday.
Lanky paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a maiden five-wicket haul to lead Pakistan’s fightback after Sri Lanka gained a crucial lead in the second Test in Karachi on Friday.
Sri Lanka opener Oshada Fernando struck a maiden century to delay Pakistan’s victory quest after the home team’s top four all scored hundreds in the second Test in Karachi
Moments after moving to 29-0 in his career and cementing his legacy, Khabib took off his gloves and laid them down in the middle of the octagon as he announced his retirement from the sport
With the victory, Punjab have moved to the fifth spot in the standings, having procured 10 points from ten games. After setting up a paltry target of 127 to win for Hyderabad, Punjab restricted Hyderabad to 115 all out to register their fourth consecutive victory.
To win the targeted trophy, a team must feature in the top four of the IPL 2020 points table.