KARACHI (AFP) – Dinesh Chandimal hit a persevering 50 years to give Sri Lanka a noteworthy lead over Pakistan on day two of the second and keep going Test in Karachi on Friday.
The past chief scored 74 – his eighteenth Test fifty – as Sri Lanka landed at 251-8 at tea in answer to Pakistan’s first innings total of 191 firms.
At the break, Dilruwan Perera (35) and Vishwa Fernando (0) were at the wrinkle.
With his gathering wobbling at 80-5 in the initial segment of the day, Chandimal developed associations of 67 with Dhananjaya de Silva (32) for the sixth wicket, 37 for the seventh wicket with Niroshan Dickwella (21) and a while later another 51 with Perera.
Chandimal was finally dismissed by low support spinner Haris Sohail, got at in turn around point after he frustrated a cut. He hit ten points of confinement in his 143-ball pound.
The comprehensive more than two-hour first session had a spot with Pakistan who took three early wickets after Sri Lanka proceeded at 64-3.
Snappy bowlers Mohammad Abbas (4-47) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-66) shook the Sri Lankan batting.
Abbas had nightwatchman Lasith Embuldeniya caught in the slip for 13 going before slim left-armer Afridi dismissed Angelo Mathews, in like manner for 13.
De Silva, who scored a century in the essential Test, batted with a coarseness to disillusion Pakistan and take Sri Lanka to 170-6 at lunch.
Afridi broke the stay by drawing in De Silva into managing straight under the influence of significant square-leg safeguard Abbas, who held a running catch.
The Test plan – some bit of the advancing Scene Test title – is the first in Pakistan since an attacker ambush on the Sri Lankan gathering transport in 2009 suspended all-inclusive cricket in the country.
The deluge attacked the first Test in Rawalpindi was drawn.