Abu Dhabi(September 28, 2017): 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 Pakistani to bag 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.
The pair made Pakistan so invincible that they have not lost any of the nine series they have played in UAE, with new captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitting it will be tough to replace them.
Speaking during the toss, Sarfraz said captaining Pakistan is a huge honour for him.