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Pakistan scores 46-1 against Sri Lanka

Pakistan gets solid start after bowling out Sri Lanka for 204 on opening day of 1st test

Pakistan scores 46-1 against Sri Lanka

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Pakistan took an early advantage after fast bowlers Junaid Khan and debutant Bilawal Bhatti bowled out Sri Lanka for 204 on Tuesday on the opening day of the first test.

Captain Angelo Mathews launched a counterattack by hitting 91 off 147 balls with 15 fours to give the total some respectability after being reduced to 124-8.

Pakistan was 46-1 at stumps with debutant Ahmed Shehzad unbeaten on 25 as Khurram Manzoor was run out in the last over.

Khan (5-58) had his fourth five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka while Bhatti (3-65) made an impressive debut by claiming three wickets in eight balls after lunch, which started a dramatic collapse.

Bhatti had Mahela Jaywardene (5) caught behind and Khan got the vital wicket of prolific run-scorer Kumar Sangakkara (16).

Updated : 2021-07-29 13:32 GMT+08:00