Pakistan, Sri Lanka lock horns in final day-night Test today

Clyde Nash
October 9, 2017

Karunaratne missed a double hundred by four runs but lifted Sri Lanka to an imposing 482 in their first innings before Pakistan finished the second day at 0-51, still trailing by 431.

And facing a tricky spell of batting towards the end of the day, Shan Masood and Sami Aslam navigated 18 overs for Pakistan to give them some hope going into the third day.

That is when Pakistan bowlers could have put him under pressure and taken a couple of more wickets to push Lanka on the backfoot completely. It beaten Pakistan by 21 runs in first Test played in Abu Dhabi from September 28 to October 2.

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Sydney Barnes of England got five-fors in seven consecutive tests between 1912 and 1914; in this seven consecutive test span, the total tally of the five-wicket haul for him was 11. Mohammad Aamir, since he returned to worldwide cricket in January 2016, has bowled 821.3 overs collectively across all three formats in global cricket, third-most by a fast bowler after Kagiso Rabada (896.3) and Josh Hazlewood (846.1).

"It's always my priority to take wickets but the pitch was not assisting on the first day", Yasir said.

Karunaratne played both spinners and pacers easily as he hit 14 boundaries in his century.

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Karunaratne and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made up for the loss of Chandimal with an 88-run partnership, during which Dickwella brought up his fifty. Their batsmen appeared muddled right through that period, Azhar, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Amir all being dismissed lbw by the spinners, before Sri Lanka's quicks wiped out the last two wickets with the second new ball.

Resuming at 3-254, Sri Lanka lost Chandimal to a lbw decision off Yasir. Having come to the crease roughly halfway through the first session, Dickwella did as Dickwella does - heaving Yasir Shah over the legside off his ninth ball, before punching Amir through the covers soon after. Dilruwan Perera got to his sixth Test half-century, 58, before he was bowled by Shah.

Mohammad Amir aborted his bowling innings after hurling down three overs in Dubai on Saturday.

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