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  • 10:20 AM IST

    The Pakistan players are in a huddle with their skipper, Azhar Ali saying a few words of motivation before his boys take on the field. Overnight batsmen, Angelo Mathews and Lasith Embuldeniya walk out to resume their innings.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    The Pakistan players are all set to take on the field. Reminder it is a 10 minute early start and we will have an hour’s Lunch break as it’s Friday.

  • 10:17 AM IST

    Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur is caught down for a quick chat with Roshan Abheysinghe. Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur says that he does not think that it was a good toss to lose. Tells it will be very difficult to bat in the fourth innings and he would have liked to bat first as well. Tells they have chance to bat well and take charge of the game. Says they are aware of how good Yasir Shah is and they will need to be careful. Adds they have good experienced players coming in and they need to be really good. On the surface, he says it is a good Test wicket which has runs in it but also says there is something for the bowlers in it.

  • 9:53 AM IST

    Trail – 127. Wickets in hand – 7. That’s where the visitors are at the start of this beautiful day in Karachi. Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The visitors are slightly on the front foot but will need to bat really well and try and get some significant lead in this bowler friendly wicket. They’d hope to avoid a collapse unlike their counterparts and get a further grip on this game. Pakistan, on the other hand, are well and truly in this game. They know a few early blows in the day will put the tourists under pressure and they would look to do just that. The pitch has turn and bounce on offer and we are yet to see Yasir Shah and anyone who has followed Pakistan’s Test side in the recent past knows how lethal he can be. So the ball dominated the bat on Day 1 will the story continue or will it will be the chance of the willow to shine? What’s in store? Stay tuned to find out.

  • 9:52 AM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 6:11 PM IST

    So clearly a day that belonged to the bowlers but what do we have in store on Day 2? The visitors trail by 127 runs, a glance at it and you’d feel that it is a small total but this pitch has demons of its own and it is not easy to score runs. Will it get tougher on Day 2? Join us on Friday at 1000 Local (0500 GMT), to know how this game pans out. Join us for Day 2. Till then, cheers!

  • 6:08 PM IST

    After a watchful start with the bat, Pakistan did manage to make their mark with the ball. They needed wickets and they managed to get three including the big wicket of Dimuth Karunaratane. Only 3 pacers were used and Abbas was the pick of them picking up a couple while Shaheen had one. Giving the hosts a hope and chance of a fightback.

  • 6:05 PM IST

    The hosts won the toss and elected to bat but it was a decision that backfired as apart from Abid Ali, Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq none of the batters got into double figures. And from 127/3 they were wrapped up for just 191. The scorecard had some respectability courtesy of fifties from Babar and Asad.

  • 6:04 PM IST

    What a day of cricket it was. It did not have runs but the bowlers have had a good day. 13 wickets have fallen in the day and that in itself tells the story. This match is evenly poised so far, Sri Lanka have their noses in front but only just.

  • 6:02 PM IST

    18.6 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, 3 runs, Full delivery on off, Embuldeniya drives it uppishly through mid off. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 1!

  • 6:01 PM IST

    18.5 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Embuldeniya lets it sail through to the keeper.

  • 6:00 PM IST

    18.4 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, On a good length on off, Embuldeniya blocks it off the back foot.

  • 6:00 PM IST

    18.3 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, Full delivery on off, Lasith looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards slips on one bounce.

  • 6:00 PM IST

    The light meter has been asked for and the third umpire hands it to the umpire. He keeps it in his pocket and the players will continue. In the meantime, Embuldeniya has a change of bats.

  • 5:58 PM IST

    18.2 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Embuldeniya defends it off the front foot.

  • 5:58 PM IST

    18.1 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Lasith looks to defend but misses it.

  • 5:56 PM IST

    17.6 Shaheen Afridi to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Angelo defends it off the back foot.

  • 5:55 PM IST

    17.5 Shaheen Afridi to Angelo Mathews, no run, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! On a good length and outside off, Mathews looks to defend but misses it.

  • 5:54 PM IST

    17.4 Shaheen Afridi to Angelo Mathews, no run, Good length delivery on off, Angelo defends it off the front foot.

  • 5:54 PM IST

    17.3 Shaheen Afridi to Angelo Mathews, no run, On a good length on middle, Mathews defends it off the back foot.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    17.2 Shaheen Afridi to Angelo Mathews, no run, Outside off, Mathews offers no shot to this one.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    17.1 Shaheen Afridi to Angelo Mathews, no run, On a length on middle, Mathews flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    Shaheen Afridi is back on. 5-1-18-1 are his figures so far.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    16.6 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Embuldeniya looks to defend but misses it.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    16.5 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, Outside off, Lasith shoulders arms to this one.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    16.4 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, Bowls a bouncer, Embuldeniya lets it sail through to the keeper.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    16.3 Mohammad Abbas to Lasith Embuldeniya, no run, On a good length on leg, Embuldeniya looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It lobs to short leg where he appeals for the catch but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show that it came off the pad.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    Nighwatchman Lasith Embuldeniya walks out to bat next. He was brilliant with the ball today.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    16.2 Mohammad Abbas to Kusal Mendis, out, OUT! That is clean as a whistle! Mendis is out of here. Another stand which had started to build has been cut short. Exactly what Pakistan want, they need to keep picking wickets at regular intervals. Abbas is the breakthrough provider once again. He is rewarded for the second time to keep hitting the right lines and lengths. This is on a length again and on off, Mendis lunges forward to play the original trajectory but the ball moves away. Kisses the outside edge and goes low towards first slip where Sohail pouches it. The Pakistan players start celebrating but Mendis stands his ground. Umpires have a chat and then take it upstairs. SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT! Replays also suggest it is a clean catch. Can Pakistan take at least another before Stumps?

  • 5:47 PM IST

    Have Pakistan got another? They surely feel so but Mendis is standing his ground. Umpires go upstairs to check if the catch is clean. Soft signal is OUT!

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