Dimuth Karunaratne made 130 on Day One © AFP
Dimuth Karunaratne made 130 on Day One © AFP

Yasir Shah and Azhar Ali ripped through Sri Lanka on Day One of the third Test at Pallekele, leaving the hosts at a shaky 272 for 8. Despite Dimuth Karunaratne‘s ton, Sri Lanka find themselves on the verge of getting bowled out early on Day Two. Sri Lanka did not get off to a good start as they lost Kaushal Silva for just nine. Upul Tharanga walked in at No. 3 and did a fine job in his comeback match as he put on 91 for the second wicket with Karunaratne. Live Updates: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 3rd Test at Pallekele, Day 2

However, Yasir continued from where he left off in the previous Test when he got rid of Lahiru Thirimanne and skipper Angelo Mathews. Sri Lanka lost four wickets before tea, and despite Karunaratne scoring a sublime century, all hell broke loose in the dying moments of the day. Live scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test Day 2 at Pallekele

Jehan Mubarak got a decent start in his comeback match, but was unable to convert it to anything substantial. Azhar Ali then struck repeatedly, getting Karunaratne out for 130, and following it up immediately with the wicket of Dhammika Prasad. Dinesh Chandimal came and went earlier. READ: Yasir Shah’s good run gives Pakistan’s declining spin department a much needed boost

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka: 272 for 8 (Dimuth Karunaratne 130, Upul Tharanga 46; Yasir Shah 4 for 77, Azhar Ali 2 for 35) vs Pakistan.

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