Abu Dhabi(September 29, 2017): Sri Lanka resume their first innings on second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium against Pakistan in first Test match.
However, Sri Lanka, had won the toss and batted, reached 227-4 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was the top scorer with 93 and added 100 for the fourth wicket with skipper Dinesh Chandimal (60) to lift their team from a precarious 61-3 at lunch.
Niroshan Dickwella was unbeaten on 42. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 2-59 for Pakistan.
Earlier, leg-spinner Yasir Shah tore into the Sri Lankan top-order batting during the first session of the first Test at Abu Dhabi, becoming the fastest spinner in the world to reach 150 Test wickets.
With two wickets during the opening session, Shah broke Waqar Younis’ record to achieve the feat, slowing down Sri Lanka after Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and opted to bat first.
Hasan Ali bowled out opener Silva, handing Pakistan the first breakthrough of the session. Sri Lanka were 61-3 off 28.1 overs at lunch.
Middle-order batsman Haris Sohail is making his Test debut for Pakistan today, while the match is also Sarfraz Ahmed’s first Test as captain after Misbah’s retirement earlier this year.