"Great run chase," happy PCB boss praises Babar Azam XI

Pakistan chased down record 342 runs at Galle to beat Sri Lanka, thanks to Abdullah Shafique's resilience

By Web Desk
July 20, 2022
Source: PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja was one of the happiest men after the national team beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the opening Test of two-match series at Galle International Stadium. 

Taking to Twitter, Raja congratulated Babar Azam XI for turning records tables. "This team Pakistan had to overcome a statistical Everest to prove the world wrong at Galle and they did !! Great run chase. Congrats Babar Azam. And Pakistan may have found the next batting superstar in Abdullah Shafique. So calm and organised and classy," Raja tweeted. 

Pakistan chased down record 342 runs at Galle to beat Sri Lanka. 22-years-old opener Abdullah Shafique scored 160 not-out to single-handedly guide the Green Caps to record-breaking victory. 

The two teams will now play each other in final Test of the series at the same venue from July 24.