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Sri Lanka reaches 40-1 at lunch vs Pakistan

Sri Lanka reaches 40-1 at lunch on day 2 of first test vs Pakistan

Sri Lanka reaches 40-1 at lunch vs Pakistan

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka reached 40-1 at lunch on day two of the first test against Pakistan at the Galle International Stadium on Thursday.

The entire first day's play had been washed out by rain and wet ground conditions saw the toss taking place 90 minutes late on day two.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq put Sri Lanka in after winning the toss, expecting assistance to seam bowlers as the wicket had been under cover for two days.

The hosts lost Dimuth Karunaratne for 21 when he bottom edged an attempted pull shot to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed. Left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz had changed ends and found the breakthrough off the second delivery of his new spell.

Earlier, he had dismissed the Sri Lankan opener off a no ball with the total on two.

Kaushal Silva, the other opener, was lucky to survive as he had been dropped on six at backward of point by Yasir Shah also off the bowling of Wahab.

Star batsman Kumar Sangakkara started off positively firmly driving the first ball he faced for four. But Wahab tested him with some short pitched bowling and one of them hit his shoulder and raced to the boundary for four leg-byes.

Updated : 2021-09-27 15:12 GMT+08:00