Dubai (October 6, 2017): Opener Dimuth Karunaratne’s unbeaten 133 pushed Sri Lanka to 254-3 on Friday, on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Dinesh Chandimal was unbeaten on 49. The left-hander was unbeaten on 133, adding 118 for an unbroken fourth-wicket stand with skipper Dinesh Chandimal -49 not out.
Karunaratne reached his seventh Test hundred off 197 balls, hitting Mohammad Amir for two consecutive boundaries to complete three figures.
He fell seven runs short of a hundred in the first Test in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka won by 21 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.Chandimal followed his 155 not out in the opening Test with another confident innings, collecting five boundaries as the Sri Lankan pair blunted Pakistan´s bowling attack.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah was the pick of bowlers with 2-90 while Amir returned figures of 1-59.Shah delivered the much-needed breakthrough for his team when he had Silva caught behind off a short delivery.
Debutant Sadeera Samarawickrama impressed during his quick-fire 38, smacking five boundaries and a six before he miscued a pull and was caught and bowled by Amir.
Kusal Mendis played a rash drive off Shah and was caught in the slips for one.
This is the sixth day-night Test with a pink ball since Australia and New Zealand played the first such contest at Adelaide in December 2015.