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Aug 8, 2014
Pakistan were all out for 451 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Thursday. Younis Khan made 177 and Sarfraz Ahmed and Abdur Rehman hit half-centuries to help the tourists pile up a big score. Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera grabbed the last five wickets in the post-lunch session to finish with figures of five for 137. Rangana Herath claimed three for 116.
Kumar Sangakkara and Kaushal Silva steadied Sri Lanka after losing opener Upul Tharanga in reply to Pakistan‘s excellent batting effort earlier in the day to post 451. Younis Khan took off where he left at the end of Day One to continue on his 14-year old feast on the Sri Lankan bowling attack to post a scintillating 177. Younis was well supported by Asad Shafiq (75), who attacked the bowlers at will in the early exchanges of the day and was unfortunate to miss out on a well deserved hundred. Catch Live Streaming of the match at tensports.com and live action on TenSports.
There were plenty of half-chances but the ball just wouldn’t carry to the fielders. Silva, in particular lived dangerously and was his usual scrappy self till dusk. Sangakkara has more runs against Pakistan in Test cricket than any other player and looked steady, composed and solid.
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