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Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath, second right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Pakistan's Khurram Manzoor during the second day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 15, 2014

The second Test in Colombo is evenly poised after Pakistan reached 244-6 at stumps on Day 2, in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings 320.

Spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets but the tourists will be looking to establish a first innings lead with Sarfraz Ahmed unbeaten on 66.

Sri Lanka resumed on 261-8 and boosted their total thanks to a 36-run final wicket partnership between Herath (17) and Chanaka Welegedara (27 not out).

Left-arm paceman Junaid Khan earlier trapped Dhammika Prasad for 13 and finished with figures of 5-87.

Pakistan made a brisk start to their reply, bringing up the 50 in just 9.5 overs, although they lost Khurram Manzoor (23) who was caught behind off Herath.

They were in a promising position at 110-1 but lost four wickets for 30 runs in under 11 overs either side of tea.

Pakistan 1st Innings: 244 for 6 (70 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Manzoorc Dickwellab Herath233635
Shehzadc Dickwellab D Perera5815285
Azhar Alic Mathewsb Herath3210177
Y Khanc Dickwellab Herath133126
Misbah-ul-Haqc Dickwellab Herath53119
Shafiqb Herath4211790
Sarfraz Ahmednot out6611881
Rehmannot out1118
Extras1nb 0w 0b 3lb4
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Prasad92270
Welegedara152510
Herath253985
Mathews71130
D Perera141521
BBC

Herath had Azhar Ali (32) caught by Angelo Mathews at short mid-wicket before fellow spinner Dilruwan Perera removed opener Ahmed Shehzad (58). He was caught by keeper Niroshan Dickwella off the inside edge.

Herath then accounted for Pakistan's experienced pair of Younus Khan (13) and Misbah-ul-Haq (5) before ending a 93-run partnership for the sixth wicket by bowling Asad Shafiq (42).

Sri Lanka won the opening match of the two-game series by seven wickets.

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