In a momentous achievement for Pakistani cricket, Sarfaraz Ahmed, the former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, etched his name in history by becoming the first Pakistani cricketer of his position to amass 3,000 Test runs.
This milestone was reached during the first match of a two-game Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle.
During his innings, Sarfaraz contributed 17 runs before being dismissed by the remarkable bowling of Prabath Jayasuriya, who also managed to remove the formidable Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique. The day began with Pakistan commencing their response to Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 312, having restricted their opponents on the second day of the opening Test.
Heading into the final session, Pakistan found themselves at 132-5, with Salman Ali Agha and Shan Masood holding the fort at the crease. This development adds another illustrious chapter to the rich tapestry of Pakistani sports and cricket news, while showcasing the remarkable talent of Pakistani cricket players.