Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Wed 29 Mar 2023 Galle Test: Sangakkara, Dilshan tons set up Lanka’s win Pakistan, not for a moment, looked in control of the Galle Test. From day one, it was Sri Lanka that dominated the Test. And a lot of credit for that should go to the way Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara batted on the opening day. Sri Lanka record their biggest Test win against Pakistan Sri Lanka completed a 209-run victory over Pakistan in the opening Test at Galle after claiming the extra half hour. This victory for the Sri Lankans is the biggest against Pakistan in Test history. It came after some real hard work on the fourth day as the Pakistani middle order provided stiff resistance. Lack of application, experience hurting Pakistan But for excessive rain washing out a major portion of the last two days of the Galle Test, Sri Lanka should coast home to victory. Pakistan’s batting in the Test has been atrocious to say the least. Pakistan staring at a Day 4 defeat in Galle Test! Pakistan are staring at a certain defeat on Day 4 of the opening Test at Galle. At Stumps on Day 3, the visitors have been reduced to 36 for 3 after being asked to chase an impossible target of 510. Pakistan in massive trouble after SL's 472 Pakistan are in disarray at 48 for 5 at stumps on Day 2 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings score of 472. Nuwan Kulasekara and Suraj Randiv did irreparable damage to the visitors as both the bowlers picked up two wickets in two consecutive deliveries in their respective spells. Galle Test: Sri Lanka can dictate terms The opening day of a Test match is significant in the context that it sets the tone for the rest of the game. Rarely does a team that has been put on the back foot on the first day of a Test manage to come back strongly and put the opposition under pressure. Dilshan, Sangakkara tons carry hosts to 300/2 Sri Lanka finished the opening day’s play of the Galle Test on a high at 300 for 2 in 90 overs. It was a flat wicketless session for Pakistan as Sri Lanka collected 112 runs in 32 overs. Pakistan, Sri Lanka move on to the Test challenge With the T20s and ODIs done with, Sri Lanka and Pakistan now move on to the Tests, with the first five-day game beginning in Galle on Friday. On form, Lanka would begin with the upper hand, since they got the better of Pakistan in the ODIs after drawing the T20s.