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Khan, Bhatti reduce Sri Lanka to 167-8

Khan, Bhatti put Sri Lanka on mat at 167-8 on opening day of 1st test

Khan, Bhatti reduce Sri Lanka to 167-8

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan grabbed his fourth five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka and Bilawal Bhatti made a dream debut to leave the tourists tottering at 167-8 on the opening day of the first test on Tuesday.

In a sensational collapse after lunch, Sri Lanka lost seven wickets for 100 runs against left-armer Khan (5-51) and Bhatti (3-59).

Captain Angelo Mathews was batting on 57 while Eranga Shaminda was not out on 12 at tea.

Sri Lanka looked in good shape at 67-1 before Bhatti had Kaushal Perera (20), Mahela Jayawardene (5) and Dinesh Chandimal (0) dismissed in eight balls and Khan wrecked the lower middle order.

Jayawardene was caught behind off a no-ball by Bhatti before he was dismissed in a similar fashion off the very next delivery.


Updated : 2021-05-08 13:20 GMT+08:00