By CricketCountry Staff
Galle: Jun 24, 2012
Sri Lanka will look to enforce follow-on on Pakistan in their first Test at Galle, after the visitors were reduced to 48-5 at stumps on the second day of the opening Test.
The left-hander's monumental nine-hour effort saw the hosts recover from 335-5 in the morning session to post 472 in their first innings on the second day.
Pakistan were tottering at 48 for five in reply at stumps with seamer Nuwan Kulasekara and off-spinner Suraj Randiv both taking two wickets each off successive deliveries.
Nuwan Kulasekara removed opener Taufeeq Umar and Azhar Ali, while Randiv dismissed skipper Mohammad Hafeez (20) and nightwatchman Saeed Ajmal in gloomy conditions.
Asad Shafiq fell to Rangana Herath, leaving veteran Younis Khan unbeaten on 15 with Pakistan still 225 runs away from saving the follow-on.
Sangakkara missed out on his ninth double-century in Test cricket partly due to an error in the scoreboard on the ground which showed him on 194 when his score was actually on 193.
Sangakkara was stranded on an unbeaten 199 even as Sri Lanka took charge of the first cricket Test against Pakistan in Galle on Saturday.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 472 (Kumar Sangakkara 199*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 101; Saeed Ajmal 5 for 146) lead Pakistan 48 for 5 (Mohammad Hafeez 20; Suraj Randiv 2 for 5) by 424 runs