- Artist Hasan Ali was back on the pitch in the first test against Sri Lanka
- Hasan showed off his dance moves leaving his teammate split and the commentator amused
- Pakistan trail by 198 runs after bowling Sri Lanka for 222 on Day 1 in Galle
Seeing Hasan show off his moves, Morrison wondered if this was some new routine on his part to break free. “Hasan Ali, well, it’s all part of the routine to relax a bit. It’s different these days from these guys, but they’re still having fun, Hasan Ali,” he said. said on air.
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Hasan took two important wickets for his team of set opener Oshada Fernando and half-centurion Dinesh Chandimal, who continued his prodigious form in the game’s longest format. Shaheen Afridi was the visitors’ star with the ball taking four wickets from the opposition as the pace duo played a big part in Pakistan beating the hosts by just 222 runs.
Chandimal scored a gallant 76 while the second highest contribution came from lower order hitter Maheesh Theekshana who is best known for his bowling skills. Theekshana’s 38s helped Sri Lanka get those invaluable late runs to score over 200.
Pakistan in response lost two opening wickets and also lost fly-half Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq cheaply. Pakistan ended the day on 24/2 and are hoping for some good partnerships to overhaul Sri Lanka’s scoreline.
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