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Pak vs SL: Agha Salman achieves a unique feat

Pak vs SL: Agha Salman achieves a unique feat

During the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, Pakistan’s all-rounder Agha Salman accomplished a remarkable feat. He smashed a six on the very first ball he faced, playing a crucial role in Pakistan’s successful chase of a target of 131 runs.

This achievement makes Agha Salman only the second player in Test history to hit a six off the first ball and win the match. The first player to accomplish this feat was Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya back in 1993 against England in Colombo.

The first Test ended with Pakistan securing a thrilling victory by four wickets, giving them a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The win was largely influenced by Saud Shakeel’s magnificent double century in the first innings.

On the final day of the match, Pakistan resumed their run-chase at 48-3, with Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq at the crease. Babar managed to score 24 runs before being dismissed, while Saud Shakeel added 30 runs before departing.

However, Imam-ul-Haq showcased an impressive knock, remaining unbeaten on 50 runs, including four fours and a six. But it was Agha Salman’s six off the first ball he faced that ultimately sealed the victory for Pakistan.

In the previous innings, Sri Lanka scored 279 runs before being dismissed on day four, setting a target of 131 runs for Pakistan to achieve victory.

Saud Shakeel’s phenomenal performance in the first innings, where he scored his maiden double century in Tests, significantly contributed to Pakistan’s success. Speaking after the match, Saud expressed his focus on building partnerships and executing sweep and reverse sweep shots skillfully, emphasizing his comfort in playing spin due to his experience in Karachi.

The thrilling Test match showcased Pakistan’s determination and prowess, setting the stage for an exciting second match in the series.

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