Dhammika Prasad will look to pick up more wicktes © AFP (File Photo)
Dhammika Prasad will look to pick up more wicktes © AFP (File Photo)

 

Aug 10, 2014

 

Sri Lanka pacer Dhammika Prasad picks up an early wicket. He dismissed Saeed Ajmal who came out to bat as a night watchman on Saturday after the dismissal of Khurram Manzoor. Pakista still trail by 71 runs and they are struggling at 11 for 2. Pakistan will expect some resilience from Azhar Ali.

 

Sri Lanka took a lead of 82 runs in the first essay. Saeed Ajmal was Pakistan’s most successful bowler with five wickets in his kitty. He sent down as many as 59.1 overs, giving away 166 runs. But it was only after the tea break on the fourth day that Ajmal came to party, as Sri Lankan batsmen made merry on the flat deck at the Galle Stadium.

 

Pakistan were 4/1 in their second essay at stumps after Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for nine on Day Four  in the opening Test match at Galle. Ahmed Shehzad was batting on one alongwith nightwatchman Saeed Ajmal, who was yet to open his account. Pakistan were trailing by 78 runs. However, the day belonged to Kumar Sangakkara, who smashed his 10th double ton.

 

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