Dinesh Chandimal    Getty Images
Dinesh Chandimal Getty Images

Dinesh Chandimal’s century kept Sri Lanka ahead in the second session as they head to tea at 403 for 7 on Day 2 of the first Test. Off the 28 overs, Sri Lanka added 81 runs. Pakistan did get lucky in final half-n-hour of the session bagging successive wickets of Dilruwan Perera who gifted a wicket to debutant Haris Sohail. Meanwhile, Rangana Herath was at the receiving end of UltraEdge. The onus will once again be on Chandimal who scored 150, his highest score away from home.

Chandimal came out with clear content post-lunch. He along with Dilruwan Perera added 50-runs in 121 balls. Chandimal after reaching his hundred became more free and aggressive. He was in particular heavy on Yasir Shah all though the two sessions. Dilruwan, on the other hand blocked everything that was thrown at him. The pair took Sri Lanka past the 350-run mark without any fuss.

Hasan Ali did manage to produce a few edges but was not able to quantify it into wickets.

The first half of day two saw Chandimal snitch a 134-run stand with Niroshan Dickwella. Niroshan took charge and smacked a 117-ball 83 inclusive of nine fours and a six. It Hasan Ali, who scalped Niroshan to help Pakistan their only breakthrough for the session.

Sri Lanka started the day on 227 for 4.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka 403 for 7 (Dinesh Chandimal 151*,Dimuth Karunarathne 93; Yasir Shah 3 for 119) vs Pakistan