Pakistan won only 1st one day of the series and after that they have to face four crushing defeats. Due to those defeats, Shoaib Malik, was being sacked from the captaincy of the team. At that stage, Younis Khan was appointed as a new captain. And under his captaincy, Pakistani team is playing first test match against Sri Lanka. Every One was expecting a very good come back by Pakistan team under the captaincy of Younis Khan. But all got vain when Sri Lanka put 403 runs, against the loss of three wickets only, on the board at the end of 1st day of test match. Every one got stunned when the cricket results of first day came at day end. The usage of bowling resources was hopeless and it’s not the end of the negligence because along with that the field positions were also very poor.
On second day of test match, it seemed that hosts got some lesson and they bowled a little bit well but the damage had already been done by the Sri Lankan batsmen. Sri Lankan team ended up at 644/7 and at that stage they declared their innings. The headlines of the Sri Lankan innings were the DPMD Jayawardene’s 240runs and TT Samaraweera’s 231 run’s innings. Both played their innings very confidently and brilliantly, credit totally goes to the batsmen. Then Pakistan team came to bat and they played twenty two over’s in the day. In that short spell they scored 44 runs but the thing that goes against Pakistan team was that they have lost a wicket, Salman Butt, at the end of the day. This was a sign of great hope for Sri Lankan bowlers that they have to take only 9 more wickets to keep them at the top of the match. Now, Pakistani batsmen have to put huge scores on the board so that they can save their side.
No one criticize any team on its bad performance but if the team played poorly with out any reason then every one would raise finger on the team. The attitude that was shown by the Pakistani team and their team selection was still under criticism. Younis Khan and Intikhab Alam, known as ‘Inti Bhai’, planned a very poor strategy and as a result of that strategy Pakistan team is suffering from the fears of losing a test match. When the same thing was being asked from the coach, he simply put blame on the curators of the pitch and said that pitch was not up to their plan. If similar kind of performances were required then why the board had sacked previous coach, Jeff Lawson and x-captain Shoaib Malik from their jobs. It was the same attitude that has been adopted by the previous authorities and now it is being continued by the new authorities as well. Even the previous authorities were giving much better results then the current results. So who is going to ask this from the board that what is going on? We can only hope for the best and nothing more then that.