On Monday, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 263 runs in the second Test and sealed the two-match series 1-0. The Sri Lankan team had to chase a mammoth target of 476, but they could only score 212.
After a draw in the first Test, the Azhar Ali-led side bounced back to clinch the series. This win is extraordinary for Pakistan as it’s their first at home since 2006.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 23, 2019
After Shaheen Afridi’s magnificent performance in the first innings, it was the turn of teen-ager Naseem Shah.
Naseem bowled brilliantly in the second innings and became the youngest pacer to claim five wickets in an innings of a Test match.
Naseem Shah becomes youngest fast bowler in Test history to take a five-wicket haul in Tests. #PakvSL
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) December 23, 2019
After his tremendous bowling display against Sri Lanka, the 16-year-old got emotional and shed tears during the post-match conference. The young lad dedicated his maiden five-wicket haul to his mother, whom he lost just before the national call-up.
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