Pakistan secured victory against lanka in first test match


Pakistan has joined India at the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings with a comprehensive four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle on Thursday.
Pakistan made it a difficult chase at times but the visitors completed a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first cricket test on Thursday. Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals but opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq scored an unbeaten half-century, his eighth in test cricket, to see the tourists through before lunch on the fifth day. Sri Lanka won the toss and batted, scoring 312, and Pakistan replied with 461 in its first innings. The home side scored 279 runs in its second innings, leaving Pakistan 131 runs to win. Pakistan didn’t get off to a good start and limped to 48 for three at stumps on day four. When play resumed on the final day, Pakistan needed 83 runs and there were memories of the 2009 test at Galle.