Saud Shakeel: The first match of the two-match Test series is being played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle Cricket Stadium. After being all out for 312 runs on the first day, Sri Lanka bowled strongly on the second day and dropped Pakistan’s five wickets for 101 runs, but after that Saud Shakeel became the troublemaker for Pakistan and once again got the team out of a difficult situation.
Saud Shakeel is continuously scoring runs for Pakistan in Test cricket. Fans are calling him the new run machine of Pakistan. So far in his Test career, Saud Shakeel has scored at an average of more than 81. In the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka, he returned unbeaten on 69 at the end of the second day’s play. Shakeel hit 6 fours in his innings of 69 runs. Earlier in the series against England too, it rained runs from Shakeel’s bat.
Saud Shakeel has so far scored 649 runs in 6 matches for Pakistan at an average of 81.12. During this, one century and 6 half-centuries have come out of his bat. The special thing is that Saud scored this run while playing at five or lower order.
Saud Shakeel has scored 50 or more in 7 out of his first 11 Test innings
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Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman did wonders
When half the team was out for 101 runs, Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman took the lead. Both insisted on scoring runs and scored around five runs per over. Together they shared a partnership of 120 runs in 148 balls. Shakeel hit 6 fours in his innings of 69 runs. At the same time, Salman hit 6 fours and a six in his innings of 61 runs. Prabhat Jayasuriya took the maximum three wickets for Sri Lanka.