Mahela Jayawardene’s unbeaten ton puts Sri Lanka in command against Pakistan at stumps on Day 2
Sri Lanka finished at 318 for 4, an overall lead that mounted to 153.
Mahela Jayawardene scored his 32nd Test ton on Day 2 © AFP
Dubai: Jan 9, 2014
Sri Lanka finished the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at 318 for 4, having an overall lead of 153 in Dubai on Thursday.
Mahela Jayawardene overcame a left hand injury to strike his 32nd Test century and was batting on 106. Angelo Mathews was the other unbeaten batsman with 42.
Pakistan had scored 165 in their first innings.
Opener Kaushal Silva missed his maiden century by just five runs and added 139 runs with Jayawardene.
Left-arm paceman Junaid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with two for 75.
Pakistan 165 (Khurram Manzoor 73; Nuwan Pradeep 3 for 62, Rangana Herath 3 for 26) trail Sri Lanka 318 for 4 ( Kaushal Silva 95 , Mahela Jayawardene 106*, Angelo Mathews 42*; Junaid Khan 2 for 75 ) by 153 runs.