Pakistan has sealed the victory in the second and final match of the two-match Test series. After a tedious draw in the first Test, the Azhar Ali-led side trounced back to clinch the series in the second Test match in Karachi. This was Pakistan’s first Test win at home since 2006 when they had registered a victory against West Indies at Karachi. Furthermore, this was also the first Test win for the hosts since November 2018.
Naseem Shah- the 16-year-old teenage sensation- who garnered all the attention after making his debut against Australia, proved his mettle against Sri Lanka as the speedster scalped five wickets in the 2nd innings to dismantle the Islanders at a score of 212 runs. After Shaheen Afridi stole the limelight in the 1st innings with his fifer, Naseem Shah left no stone unturned in the 2nd innings.
The teenage sensation has proved his forte on the international stage by becoming the second-youngest player to scalp a fifer in Test cricket. Fellow Pakistani Nasim-ul-Ghani – a left-arm spinner – holds the record as the youngest bowler with a five-wicket haul in a Test innings.
Naseem Shah was emotional in the post-match conference
Both the youngsters- Shaheen Afridi(19 years) and Naseem Shah (16 years) carried the legacy of Pakistan’s lethal fast bowling force by scalping fifers in the 1st and 2nd innings respectively. Many people had felt that Naseem Shah was not productive against Australia due to lack of experience. In the solitary Test which he played on the Australian soil, he scalped a lone wicket of David Warner.
Naseem Shah had grabbed the headlines after earning his maiden Test call-up against Australia at the age of 16. However, he had to go through a tough moment of his life as his mother passed away ahead of his debut. But Shah had decided to stay back with the team in Australia and not return home to Pakistan to attend the funeral.
An elated Naseem Shah got emotional after his heroics against Sri Lanka as he redeemed himself after an unimpressive performance on the Australian soil. Emotions overflowed for the teenager and he shed a tear in the post-match conference. He walked away from the post-match conference teary-eyed after dedicating his five-wicket haul to his mother.
Emotions overflowed for Naseem Shah as he sheds his tears.. He always wanted to dedicate his 5-fer to his mother but since she has recently passed away .. he will now be dedicating his success to his father. #PakvSL https://t.co/qkLJJXXp87 pic.twitter.com/Ogp6Gvpb5X
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) December 23, 2019
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