Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has coined the term, ‘PakBall’, following Pakistan’s dominating performance against Sri Lanka in their ongoing Test series. Pakistan posted 145 for 2 on the scoreboard after bowling out Sri Lanka for 166 runs on Day 1 of the second Test of the two-match series in Colombo.

Akhtar took to Twitter to ask the question whether ‘PakBall’ is becoming a thing now. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the first Test and are dominating proceedings in the second Test in Colombo.

“Is PakBall becoming a bit of a thing?,” Akhtar posted on Twitter.

Pakistan's new aggressive approach paid rich dividends as it bowled out Sri Lanka for 166 before racing to 145 for 2 in reply on day one of the second Test in Colombo on Monday.

Babar Azam's team, already 1-0 up in the two-match series, batted with the intent of further solidifying their position, finishing the first day on 145 for 2. Opening batters Abdullah Shafique (74) and Babar (eight) will resume Pakistan's innings on Tuesday, hoping to bat Sri Lanka out of the game with a massive first-innings lead.

Pakistan took two session to bundle out the hosts for 166 runs, and now they end the first day on a high as they only trail by 21 runs with 2 wickets in hand.

Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne was left to rue his decision to bat first after winning the toss. Sri Lanka's top order was battered by Naseem Shah (3 for 41) and Shaheen Afridi (1 for 44), leaving them reeling at 36 for 4. Dhananjaya de Silva led the way for Sri Lanka with 57 runs, but only two other teammates reached double figures.

Pakistan were brilliant in the field as Shan Masood ran out opener Nishan Madushka and tailender Prabath Jayasuriya with direct throws. When Pakistan batted, they appeared to be in a hurry to score. Imam-ul-Haq scored six before being caught at gully, but Shafique and Masood (51) combined for a quick 108-run stand for the second wicket to steady the ship.

Asitha Fernando took his second wicket when Masood fluffed his pull shot, and Pakistan was on track to surpass Sri Lanka's total when play was halted due to inclement weather.

Pakistan ended the day at 145 for 2, trailing Sri Lanka by 21 runs.
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