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Sri Lanka in control of 2nd test against Pakistan

Sri Lanka in control of 2nd test against Pakistan after Kaushal takes 5 wickets

Sri Lanka in control of 2nd test against Pakistan

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka were in firm control of the second test after rookie spinner Tharindu Kaushal took five wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 138 runs after electing to bat first at P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

Kaushal is playing only due to injury to off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and stunned the Pakistanis with his variation taking 5-42, while fast bowler Dhammika Prasad did the early damage. Pakistan was 70-2 at lunch with Prasad accounting for both dismissals.

Younis Khan, playing in his 100th test match, was dismissed soon after lunch with the total on 74. Prasad claimed that wicket too.

Kaushal took over after that as he flummoxed the Pakistanis with both the turn he was purchasing and with his doosra - a delivery that spins away from right-handed batsmen and which Kaushal bowls with almost the same action. Experienced left-arm spinner Rangana Herath wasn't even required to bowl in the first innings.

Pakistan was bowled out at tea with only four batsmen reaching double figures.

Sri Lanka was strongly placed at 70-1 when play was stopped due to bat light, still 68 runs behind Pakistan.

Due to bad light and rain, 15 of the scheduled 90 were not bowled.

Pakistan won the first test by 10 wickets.


Updated : 2021-05-11 16:45 GMT+08:00