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By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Jun 30, 2012
Pakistan take on hosts Sri Lanka in the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to field first as the hosts are determined to prevent a Pakistan resurgence as they seek their first Test series win in three years when the second match starts in Colombo on Saturday.
The hosts will start as firm favourites at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) after thumping Pakistan by 209 runs with a day to spare in the first Test in Galle to take the lead in the three-match series.
Sri Lanka have not won a Test series since defeating New Zealand 2-0 at home in August 2009 and have struggled to make an impact after world bowling record holder Muttiah Muralitharan quit the five-day format in 2010.
Sri Lanka: Tharanga Paranavitana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene(wk), Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Pradeep
Pakistan: Taufeeq Umar, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal(wk), Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan
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