Dubai(October 6, 20170: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the day-night second Test against Pakistan in Dubai International Stadium on Friday. The Islanders led 1-0 in two test match series.
Dinesh Chandimal’s team will look to become the first to win a Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, whereas for Pakistan, it is a must-win encounter to save the series.
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, 39, was the catalyst for a 21-run victory in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday, as he took 6-43 to foil Pakistan’s modest chase of 136.
They have won five and drawn four in the UAE since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team bus forced them to play home matches outside of Pakistan.
However, Pakistan are without seamer Hasan Ali, who has a side strain, and has been replaced by left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz.