Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2023 2nd Test : Records and Players Milestones to Watch

Pakistan will be looking to win the match and wrap the series with whitewash .

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan will both meet each other final two-match Test series at Sinhalese Sports Club, in Colombo, on July 24, 2023. Pakistan will be heading into the second Test match with a 1-0 lead over Sri Lanka in the series. They won the first Test Match by four wickets thanks to an excellent batting Performance from Saud Shakeel. Shakeel scored 208 and 30 runs and he was awarded the player of the match. Pakistan will be looking to win the match and wrap up the series with a complete whitewash.

While on the other hand, Sri Lanka will look to bounce back from the first match defeat for a series equaliser. Dhananjaya de Silva who scored a century in the first innings (122) and 82 in the second Innings, will be looking to continue his form to help his side avoid the whitewash. This will be the first Test match played at Sinhalese Sports Club since 2018.

Sri Lanka have a good record at this venue, having won 20 of their 43 Tests here. They have also lost 9 Tests and drawn 14, at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.      

Here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan  

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Head-to-Head records :

In a total of 58 games played between the two teams, Pakistan dominates the contest with 22 wins over Sri Lanka’s 17 wins, while 19 games have ended in a draw. In Sri Lanka, both have faced each other on 26 occasions with Pakistan winning 10 games and losing 8 games, and 8 matches have ended in a draw.

32 - Kusal Mendis (3968) needs 32 runs to complete 4000 Test runs 

11- Dimuth Karunaratne (689) needs 11 fours to complete 700 fours in Tests 

9 - Kusal Mendis (41) needs nine sixes to complete 50 sixes in the Tests 

12- Dhananjaya de Silva (388) needs 12 fours to complete 400 fours in Tests 

3 - Saud Shakeel (97) needs 3 fours to complete 100 fours in Test 

101 – Pathum Nissanka (2899) requires 101 runs to complete 3000 runs in International Cricket. 

9 – Angelo Mathews (191) needs 9 more wickets to complete 200 wickets in International Cricket. 

47 - Dinesh Chandimal (953) needs 43 runs to complete 1000 against Pakistan in Test Cricket 

189 - Angelo Mathews (3811) needs 189 runs to complete 4000 Test runs at home 

32- Imam-ul-Haq (1468) need 32 runs to complete 1500 Runs in Tests

182 - Saud Shakeel (818) needs 182 runs to complete 1000 runs in Tests

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