Kumar Sangakkara © Getty Images
Kumar Sangakkara © Getty Images

Aug 9, 2014

Sri Lanka were steady after the early blow in form of Mahela Jayawardene, as they  reached 299 for three after 97 overs in their first innings of the opening Test against Pakistan on Saturday. Kumar Sangakkara was batting on, while Angelo Mathews was on as Sri Lanka look to erase the first-innings deficit of 152 more runs.

Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene was dismissed in the very first over of Day 4. Junaid Khan bowled beuatifully to set him up. Sri Lanka looked nervous from the first ball as Kumar Sangakkara tried to hoik one over the point but unfortunately went straight to Abdur Rehman who dropped the catch.

Jayawardene was deceived by Junaid Khan as he bowled a slower delivery on the middle and leg stump. He was caught in front of the stumps. Umpire did not give him out as all the Pakistani players went up appealing. Pakistan skipper made the right decision to challenge the decision and eben tually the on-field umpire had to alter his decision.

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