Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1: Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1: Highlights, Scorecard and Report
Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press

Pakistan gained the upper hand on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The hosts, who won the toss and elected to bat, were reduced to 261-8 at stumps at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.

There was disappointment for the home fans as Mahela Jayawardene, in his 149th and final Test, was dismissed for only four.

Sri Lanka were 69 without loss at lunch and 162-2 at the tea interval but lost a flurry of wickets in the final session with seamer Junaid Khan picking up four wickets.

He ended a 79-run opening partnership by having Kaushal Silva caught behind for 41 before key man Kumar Sangakkara was bowled off an inside edge by Wahab Riaz for 22.

The home fans were left silent as 37-year-old Jayawardene, who was given a guard of honour on his way to the crease, was trapped LBW by Saeed Ajmal.

Opener Upul Tharanga fell eight runs short of his century when he flicked Riaz to Azhar Ali, who made a sharp catch away to his right.

Junaid then ripped apart the lower middle order by removing Lahiru Thirimanne (20), Niroshan Dickwella (20) and Dilruwan Perera (zero).

A great final session for the tourists was capped when home skipper Angelo Mathews gloved Wahab behind after making 39 in the final over of the day.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 261 for 8 (85.1 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Tharanga c Azhar Ali b Riaz 92 266 179
K Silva c Sarfraz Ahmed b Junaid Khan 41 189 106
Sangakkara b Riaz 22 23 45
M Jayawardene lbw b Ajmal 4 29 16
Mathews c Sarfraz Ahmed b Riaz 39 142 86
Thirimanne c Sarfraz Ahmed b Junaid Khan 20 61 50
Dickwella lbw b Junaid Khan 24 37 27
D Perera lbw b Junaid Khan 0 2 3
Prasad not out 4 12 4
Extras 5nb 0w 4b 6lb 15
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Junaid Khan 21 5 69 4
Riaz 16.1 2 66 3
Rehman 19 4 49 0
Ajmal 29 4 67 1


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


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