Junaid Khan © Getty Images
Junaid Khan © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 15, 2014


Pakistan pacers struck crucial blows in the last session to leave Sri Lanka down to 261 for eight at stumps on Day One of the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Colombo on Thursday. The Lankans started off solidly with a 79-run opening stand but ended the day poorly losing their main batsmen cheaply. Pacers Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan were the strike bowlers. It was Junaid who helped Pakistan gain momentum with two wickets in an over with the new ball. Catch the Live Scorecard of the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) here

The way Lanka started off in the first session, it seemed their hero Mahela Jayawardene would not bat at least till the second morning. The pitch was flat and there was nothing for any of the bowlers. It was predictable that the captain winning the toss will opt to bat on such a docile wicket.

Mahela Jayawardene was given a Guard of Honour by the Pakistan team as he walked out to bat in his final Test on his home ground Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo on Thursday. Playing his 149th and final Test, Jayawardene walked out to bat with a rousing reception from the spectators.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 261 for 8 (U Tharanga 92; Junaid Khan 4 for 69, Wahab Riaz 3 for 66) vs Pakistan.


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