Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Dubai

Laura Christensen
October 9, 2017

The Sri Lankan seamers, expected to make life hard for the Pakistan batsmen under the lights with the pink ball in the final session, turned out to be ineffective.

Towards the end of the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Amir limped off the field midway through his 17th over after complaining of pain in his right shin. It beaten Pakistan by 21 runs in first Test played in Abu Dhabi from September 28 to October 2. This match between the team Pakistan and Sri Lanka is touted as the much awaited and anticipated match which is making it an important match anyway.

Not only did Karunaratne play a watchful innings to give Lanka a steady start after the visitors elected to bat after winning the toss but he also anchored the innings from time to time to keep Pakistan at bay.

Starting off the day on 254/3, Sri Lanka only added 28 runs to their overnight score before captain Dinesh Chandimal was given out lbw off the bowling of Yasir Shah for 62, which came off 195 balls and included six boundaries.

It was not surprising, although, it achieved the win.

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The moment Sri Lanka went after him, starting from Sadeera Samarawickrama on the opening day, Pakistan simply had nothing to fall back upon.

The left-arm pacer left the field in discomfort on the first day of the Test on Friday but returned on Saturday and completed 19.3 overs in the first innings of the match. Herath's threat won't be driving away one bit, he'll remain the same.

It will be the terms with the post-Mis-You era, but there's no way around it. The match will be the sixth day-night Test after the first between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide in 2015. And there's no better time to groom their young batsmen other than in the various match sessions.

He reached the seventh century of his career with a boundary off Mohammad Amir, who seemed to struggle with the ball after going wicket-less in the first Test.

Angelo Mathews missed the first Test, has now been ruled out of the second in spite of his injury.

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