Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report
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Sri Lanka made turgid progress on Day 1 of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The tourists reached 220-5 at the close of the opening day, scoring at little more than two runs per over.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 220 for 5 (90 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Karunaratne c Y Khan b Rehman 34 120 93
Silva c Sarfraz Ahmed b Talha 17 73 46
Sangakkara c Manzoor b Junaid Khan 52 138 103
M Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 47 137 108
Chandimal c Shafiq b Ajmal 11 59 42
Mathews not out 24 114 90
P Jayawardene not out 28 100 60
Extras 2nb 0w 0b 5lb 7
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Junaid Khan 17 3 44 1
Talha 20 2 64 1
Ajmal 29 7 62 2
Rehman 24 9 45 1


Sri Lanka, who won the toss and elected to bat, lead the three-match series 1-0.

Kaushal Silva was the first man to fall, shortly after drinks in the morning session, when he edged seamer Mohammad Talha to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed for 17.

Dimuth Karunaratne and Kumar Sangakkara progressed the score to 64-1 at lunch before the opener fell in the first over after the adjournment.

Karunaratne was on 34 when he attempted to drive slow left-armer Abdur Rehman but got an edge, and Younis Khan dived low to his left to pick up the catch at first slip.

Sangakkara and fellow stalwart Mahela Jayawardene put on 60 for the third wicket, before the former flicked Junaid Khan to Khurram Manzoor at mid-wicket.

Sangakkara had made his 44th Test half-century but fell for 52 and Sri Lanka were 133-3 at tea.

They then lost two wickets in the opening hour of the final session as Jayawardene departed for 47 via an inside edge off Saeed Ajmal that lobbed to Azhar Ali at short leg.

Ajmal then removed Dinesh Chandimal for just 11 as a leading edge was taken by Asad Shafiq at mid-on.

However, captain Angelo Mathews (24*) and Prasanna Jayawardene (28*) took the visitors through to stumps without further loss but at a painstakingly slow scoring rate.

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