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Sri Lanka pacemen leave Pakistan limping at 128-6

Pakistan limping at 128-6 against Sri Lanka pace at tea on first day

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Sri Lanka exploited Pakistan's vulnerability to seam bowling to leave the host side limping at 128-6 at tea on the first day of the second cricket test on Wednesday.

Only opener Khurram Manzoor stood up to the Sri Lankan battery with a patient 73 off 136 balls with seven fours.

But he was part of a collapse after lunch, when Pakistan slumped from 57-1 at the break to 127-6. Manzoor was the fifth wicket to fall, caught behind off Suranga Lakmal, who also picked up the sixth wicket, Asad Shafiq, to claim 2-26.

Shaminda Eranga (2-19) found the edges of Pakistan's two experienced batsmen, Younis Khan (13) and captain Misbah-ul-Haq (1).

Nuwan Pradeep, the only change in the Sri Lanka team from the drawn first test, dismissed Ahmed Shehzad (3), the only wicket to fall in the first session, and Mohammad Hafeez (21) on either side of lunch after Sri Lanka won the toss.

At tea, Sarfraz Ahmed was not out on 6 and Bilawal Bhatti was yet to score.


Updated : 2021-01-28 14:38 GMT+08:00