Pakistan Dominate Day 3 as De Silva Resistance Can’t Rescue Sri Lanka

Pakistan Dominate Day 3 as De Silva Resistance 

Can’t Rescue Sri Lanka


De Silva Fifty
Only Lone Bright 

Spot in Sri Lanka Collapse

A hard-fought
half-century from Dhananjaya de Silva provided the sole bright spot for Sri
Lanka amidst a batting capitulation on day 3 of the 2nd Test against Pakistan.
De Silva compiled a gritty 57 to mount some resistance after Sri Lanka was
forced to follow on. But his diligent knock only delayed the inevitable as
wickets tumbled around him. Apart from de Silva’s defiant effort, Pakistan’s
disciplined bowling exposed Sri Lanka’s batting again. The hosts crumbled to
166 in their first innings, and their fragile second innings promises a similar
fate. De Silva fought valiantly but found no support.

Pakistan Dominate Day 3 as De Silva Resistance Can't Rescue Sri Lanka

Shafique Epic
Keeps Pakistan Dominant 

Despite De Silva Resistance

Despite
Dhananjaya de Silva’s determined fifty providing fleeting respite, Pakistan
remained firmly in the ascendancy on the back of Abdullah Shafique’s monumental
double century. Shafique’s knock of 200 not out demoralized Sri Lanka’s bowlers
and allowed Pakistan to amass 440 in their first innings. In response, de Silva
offered some plucky resistance to finish with 57. But the rest of the batting
lineup failed to assist as wickets tumbled regularly. Shafique’s epic innings
continued to give Pakistan full control going into day four.

 

Sri Lanka
Crumble Around De Silva 

Fifty on Disastrous Day 3

On a damaging
day three for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva waged a lone battle with a
fighting half-century even as wickets fell rapidly around him. De Silva showed
character to make 57 and prevent an outright collapse. However, there needed to
be more support forthcoming from the rest of the lineup. Once de Silva fell,
the wickets came in a heap as Pakistan’s bowlers ran through the fragile
batting order. From a promising 89-2, Sri Lanka lost their last 8 wickets for
just 77 runs to slip back into trouble. It was a dismal batting display on a
challenging day.

 

De Silva’s
Defiant Knock in Vain 

as Pakistan Maintain Control

Dhananjaya de
Silva stroked a defiant 57 to provide a glimmer of hope for Sri Lanka amidst
the carnage on day three versus Pakistan. The hosts were made to follow on
after conceding a 274-run first innings deficit. De Silva battled hard to
inject some solidity into the second innings, his 68-ball fifty a demonstration
of grit. However, his fighting effort was in vain as the procession of wickets
continued unabated. Pakistan maintained their iron grip on proceedings thanks
to Abdullah Shafique’s colossal double hundred earlier.

 

Sri Lanka Lose
Momentum After 

De Silva’s Promising Counterattack

A moment of
promise for Sri Lanka came through Dhananjaya de Silva’s stubborn half-century
under scoreboard pressure in their second innings. Coming in at 14-2, de
Silva’s stoic 57 steadied the rocking ship temporarily and hinted at a
potential fightback. But the right-hander received no support from the other
end. Once de Silva fell, Sri Lanka’s faint hopes were dashed as their fragile
lineup collapsed again. From 89-2, Sri Lanka lost 8-77 to end the day on the
ropes at 166-8. De Silva’s counterpunch was not enough to change Sri Lanka’s
fortunes.

 

Day 3 Exposes
Sri Lanka Batting 

Frailties Despite De Silva’s Fifty

On a punishing
day three for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva waged a lonely battle to make 57
and restore some lost pride in their batting performance. De Silva showed
courage under fire to compile his fifty. However, one lone hand could not hide
the deep batting frailties again exposed by Pakistan’s high-quality bowling
attack. Apart from de Silva’s brief resistance, the story of the day was utter
domination by Pakistan, as Sri Lanka had no answers. A hapless batting
capitulation looks likely to result in a crushing defeat.

 

Pakistan Rule
Day 3 as De Silva 

Show Not Enough to Resist

Defiant fifties
from Dhananjaya de Silva could not change the narrative on day three as
Pakistan continued to rule the roost in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka. De
Silva managed 57 to provide minimal resistance to Pakistan’s complete control
over proceedings. But one decent knock would never alter the state of the
contest. Riding on the back of Abdullah Shafique’s phenomenal double hundred,
Pakistan maintained their supremacy despite de Silva’s efforts. With a huge
lead remaining, the day ended with Pakistan on the cusp of a huge win.

 

De Silva
Resistance Swept Away 

in Sri Lanka’s Batting Capitulation

A battling
half-century from Dhananjaya de Silva represented Sri Lanka’s lone moment of
glory on a damaging day three against Pakistan. The hosts were demolished for
166 in the first innings, and de Silva tried to spearhead the second-innings
resistance. His gritty 57 provided a brief roadblock before Pakistan’s bowlers
easily dismantled the rest of the lineup. De Silva received no support as
wickets crashed around him, undoing all his diligent work. From 89-2, Sri Lanka
crumbled to 166-8 to fall deeper into the abyss. De Silva’s fighting spirit was
swept away in the wreckage.

 

Lone De Silva
Fifty Can’t Prevent 

Sri Lanka Collapse on Day 3

On another
chastening day for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva waged a lone battle with a
determined half-century even as wickets tumbled at the other end. De Silva held
firm to make 57 and delay the inevitable briefly. But Sri Lanka’s fragile
batting had no answers once again as the procession of wickets continued
unabated. No one assisted de Silva as Pakistan’s bowlers ran amok. De Silva’s
lone hand could not change Sri Lanka’s fortunes on a demoralizing day that
promises a crushing defeat looms large.

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