Pacer Hasan Ali was caught on camera enjoying rain during Tuesday’s second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Colombo. Day two’s morning session of the match was put off because of heavy rain, giving Hasan—who is not on the playing XI—the chance to go outside and enjoy himself in the pouring rain. When the rain began, forcing an early lunch, Pakistan was 178-2, leading by 12 runs.
Azam ran for 28 runs, and Abdullah Shafique batted 87. After bowling the hosts out for 166 runs in two sessions on Monday at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Pakistan assumed control of the second Test. The team of Babar Azam, who is now leading the two-match series 1-0, batted quickly to strengthen their lead and finished the first day on 145-2.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Sri Lanka’s captain Dimuth Karunaratne failed to lead with the bat. The top order for Sri Lanka was damaged by Naseem Shah (3-41) and Shaheen Afridi (1-44) as the host team fell to 36-4. With 57 points, Dhananjaya led all scorers for Sri Lanka, although only two of his colleagues reached double figures.
Through the use of direct throws to dismiss both Prabath Jayasuriya and Nishan Madushka, Pakistan’s fielding performance improved. When Pakistan entered the batting order, they quickly scored.
Imam-ul-Haq, who batted first, scored six runs before being caught at the gully, but Shafique and Masood (51) added quickly to a 108-run partnership to keep the visitors in command.