Skipper Dinesh Chandimal scored a sure-footed hundred to maintain Sri Lanka’s resistance sturdy within the face of Pakistan’s bowling within the opening session on the second day of the primary Take a look at at Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Pacer Hasan Ali dismissed Dickwella for 83 earlier to lastly finish a longstanding fourth-wicket partnership, as Sri Lanka batsmen continued to frustrate Pakistan bowling on one other sluggish day of play.
Sri Lanka have been 295-5 after Dickwella departed, as Pakistan seemed to utilize some inexperienced patches to construct strain, with out a lot outcome.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne fell seven runs in need of a deserved century as he anchored Sri Lanka´s fightback on the opening day of the Take a look at on Thursday.
The left-hander was run out for 93 however helped his group recuperate from a precarious 61-Three to achieve 227-Four at shut after Sri Lanka received the toss and batted on a greenish Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.
Karunaratne added a useful 100-run partnership with skipper Dinesh Chandimal, as Pakistan failed to interrupt by means of with the second new ball.
Chandimal was given leg earlier than to Yasir Shah on 42, a call which was overturned on overview. Shah returned figures of 2-59 on the finish of day’s play however didn´t get a lot flip from the pitch whereas seamer Hasan Ali took 1-58.
Yasir Shah matched fellow countryman Waqar Younis because the joint second quickest to 150 wickets — each attaining the milestone of their 27th Take a look at.
Australia´s Sydney Barnes holds the file after reaching the landmark in simply 24 Assessments.
The Take a look at is Pakistan´s first for the reason that retirement of legendary batsman Younis Khan and their most profitable Take a look at skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq.
Pakistan handed a Take a look at cap to batsman Haris Sohail, whereas Sri Lanka went into the sport with three spinners and two seamers.