Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test - Live Cricket Score

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2023 | 16 Jul 2023, Sun, 10:00 AM IST | Galle International Stadium

ResultPakistan won by 4 wickets


312/10 (95.2 ov) & 279/10 (83.1 ov)



461/10 (121.2 ov) & 133/6 (32.5 ov)

Player of the Match: Saud Shakeel

Nishan MadushkaNishan Madushka(wk)c S Ahmed b S Afridi490044.44
Dimuth KarunaratneDimuth Karunaratne(c)c S Ahmed b S Afridi29436067.44
Kusal MendisKusal Mendis(wk)c Agha Salman b S Afridi12143085.71
Angelo MathewsAngelo Mathewsc S Ahmed b Abrar Ahmed641099058.72
Dinesh ChandimalDinesh Chandimalc Babar Azam b Naseem Shah160016.67
Dhananjaya de SilvaDhananjaya de Silvac Shan Masood b Naseem Shah12221412357.01
Sadeera SamarawickramaSadeera Samarawickrama(wk)c IU Haq b Agha Salman36575063.16
Ramesh MendisRamesh Mendisc Babar Azam b Abrar Ahmed5401012.50
Prabath JayasuriyaPrabath Jayasuriyac S Ahmed b Naseem Shah4290013.79
Kasun RajithaKasun Rajithac Abdullah Shafique b Abrar Ahmed8241033.33
Vishwa FernandoVishwa FernandoNot out21282175.00
Extra( b - 4, w - 0, no - 1, lb - 1, p - 0 )6
Total( 3.27 Runs per over )312 (10 Wkts, 95.2 Ov)

Fall of Wickets

6-1 (Nishan Madushka, 2.2), 22-2 (Kusal Mendis, 6.4), 53-3 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 14.2), 54-4 (Dinesh Chandimal, 15.2), 185-5 (Angelo Mathews, 48.1), 242-6 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 65.4), 257-7 (Ramesh Mendis, 76.6), 282-8 (Prabath Jayasuriya, 85.6), 283-9 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 87.1), 312-10 (Kasun Rajitha, 95.2)

Shaheen Afridi243863103.58
Naseem Shah222903004.09
Abrar Ahmed31.29683002.17
Agha Salman51181003.60
Nauman Ali132450003.46

Abdullah ShafiqueAbdullah Shafiquec D de Silva b Prabath Jayasuriya19283067.86
Imam ul HaqImam ul Haqc (sub Kamindu Mendis) b K Rajitha1100010.00
Shan MasoodShan Masoodlbw b Ramesh Mendis393051130.00
Babar AzamBabar Azam(c)c S Samarawickrama b Prabath Jayasuriya13162081.25
Saud ShakeelSaud ShakeelNot out20836119057.62
Sarfaraz AhmedSarfaraz Ahmed(wk)lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya171530113.33
Agha SalmanAgha Salmanst S Samarawickrama b Ramesh Mendis831139173.45
Nauman AliNauman Alilbw b Ramesh Mendis25574043.86
Shaheen AfridiShaheen Afridilbw b Vishwa Fernando9142064.29
Naseem ShahNaseem Shahb Ramesh Mendis678107.69
Abrar AhmedAbrar Ahmedc A Mathews b Ramesh Mendis10121183.33
Extra( b - 9, w - 8, no - 6, lb - 8, p - 0 )31
Total( 3.80 Runs per over )461 (10 Wkts, 121.2 Ov)

Fall of Wickets

3-1 (Imam ul Haq, 1.6), 47-2 (Abdullah Shafique, 10.2), 67-3 (Shan Masood, 11.6), 73-4 (Babar Azam, 14.4), 101-5 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 20.2), 278-6 (Agha Salman, 55.6), 330-7 (Nauman Ali, 73.2), 346-8 (Shaheen Afridi, 76.3), 440-9 (Naseem Shah, 116.5), 461-10 (Abrar Ahmed, 121.2)

Vishwa Fernando181691033.83
Kasun Rajitha191771614.05
Prabath Jayasuriya3531453004.14
Ramesh Mendis42.221365003.21
Dhananjaya de Silva71170002.43

Nishan MadushkaNishan Madushka(wk)c S Ahmed b Nauman Ali521157145.22
Dimuth KarunaratneDimuth Karunaratne(c)c Agha Salman b Abrar Ahmed20274074.07
Kusal MendisKusal Mendis(wk)lbw b Nauman Ali18452040.00
Angelo MathewsAngelo Mathewsc Babar Azam b Nauman Ali7211033.33
Dinesh ChandimalDinesh Chandimalc IU Haq b Agha Salman28643043.75
Dhananjaya de SilvaDhananjaya de Silvac S Ahmed b S Afridi8211810269.49
Sadeera SamarawickramaSadeera Samarawickrama(wk)c Abdullah Shafique b Agha Salman111120100.00
Ramesh MendisRamesh Mendislbw b Abrar Ahmed42793153.16
Prabath JayasuriyaPrabath Jayasuriyac Shan Masood b S Afridi10112090.91
Vishwa FernandoVishwa FernandoNot out06000.00
Kasun RajithaKasun Rajithac Shan Masood b Abrar Ahmed5310166.67
Extra( b - 0, w - 2, no - 1, lb - 1, p - 0 )4
Total( 3.35 Runs per over )279 (10 Wkts, 83.1 Ov)

Fall of Wickets

42-1 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 11.1), 79-2 (Kusal Mendis, 24.6), 91-3 (Angelo Mathews, 32.1), 99-4 (Nishan Madushka, 36.6), 159-5 (Dinesh Chandimal, 53.1), 175-6 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 55.5), 251-7 (Ramesh Mendis, 78.1), 269-8 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 80.6), 274-9 (Prabath Jayasuriya, 82.3), 279-10 (Kasun Rajitha, 83.1)

Shaheen Afridi130642014.92
Naseem Shah122320012.67
Agha Salman90392004.33
Abrar Ahmed24.15683002.81
Nauman Ali255753103.00

Abdullah ShafiqueAbdullah Shafiquec S Samarawickrama b Prabath Jayasuriya8181044.44
Imam ul HaqImam ul HaqNot out50844159.52
Shan MasoodShan Masoodc KNM Fernando b Prabath Jayasuriya7111063.64
Nauman AliNauman Alirunout (Prabath Jayasuriya / Ramesh Mendis)07000.00
Babar AzamBabar Azam(c)lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya24285085.71
Saud ShakeelSaud Shakeelc S Samarawickrama b Ramesh Mendis30386078.95
Sarfaraz AhmedSarfaraz Ahmed(wk)c K Mendis b Prabath Jayasuriya1100010.00
Agha SalmanAgha SalmanNot out6101600.00
Did Not Bat: Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi
Extra( b - 4, w - 0, no - 0, lb - 3, p - 0 )7
Total( 4.05 Runs per over )133 (6 Wkts, 32.5 Ov)

Fall of Wickets

16-1 (Abdullah Shafique, 6.4), 36-2 (Shan Masood, 10.4), 38-3 (Nauman Ali, 12.6), 79-4 (Babar Azam, 20.3), 122-5 (Saud Shakeel, 29.4), 127-6 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 32.4)

Vishwa Fernando2160003.00
Ramesh Mendis141621004.43
Prabath Jayasuriya14.50564003.78
Dhananjaya de Silva2120001.00



Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka

Date & Time

16 Jul 2023, Sun, 10:00 AM IST


Sri Lanka elected to bat


Galle International Stadium


Alex Wharf (England), Rod Tucker (Australia), Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand, TV)

Match Referee

David Boon (Australia)

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Sri Lanka


The Galle International Stadium will host the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Asitha Fernando is recovering from dengue sickness, thus the young left-arm bowler Dilshan Madushanka has been added to the squad. The youngster will likely play his first Test against Pakistan. For both teams, this game will serve as the first Test of the next WTC Cycle (2023–25). Pakistan are returning to Sri Lanka after their memorable series that was held one year ago, where they won the opening test of their tour. Additionally, the score was the highest ever registered in Galle. Sri Lanka just defeated Ireland 2-0 at home in April; Pakistan, on the other hand, had a most recent home series against New Zealand that ended in a 0-0 draw.

Karunaratne will serve as the team's captain and opener if he is available, with Nishan Madushka likely beating Pathum Nissanka to the position. Nawaz is a candidate because Pakistan is likely to select the additional spin all-rounder at the expense of a seamer. Dilshan Madushanka, a left-arm fast bowler, is expected to make his Test debut, and Sri Lanka has an abundance of spin options. Five Test matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been played since 2017, with two victories for each team and one tie. There is a mix of experience on both sides, with the Galle track naturally favouring the seasoned spinners. As a result, it will be thrilling to watch this contest.

Playing XI

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