Pakistan fights after Karunaratne lifts Sri Lanka

08 October, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Ora Austin
  • India and Sri Lanka are set to play each other once again this year

It was in the first day of play in the second Test match that Mohammad Amir hurt his right shin.

As Lahiru Thirimanne continues to suffer from back stiffness, Sadeera Samarawickrama will most likely get the opportunity to make his test debut in the day/night test later today. Karunaratne was unbeaten on a solid 170 for his seventh Test hundred, alongside Niroshan Dickwella on 47 not out, as Sri Lanka added 101 runs after resuming at overnight total of 254-3.

Sri Lanka will feel confident after winning the first test at Abu Dhabi earlier this week.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 21 runs in the first Test and are eyeing Pakistan's Test record in the United Arab Emirates, where they have never lost a series in nine attempts; they have won five and drawn four series in the UAE since the 2009 Sri Lankan cricket team attack which forced them to play home matches outside the country. Pakistan will also be without seamer Hasan Ali, who has a side strain, with he will be replaced by left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz. Pakistan seemed to have lacked another talented pacer, which led to Sri Lanka's easy runs.

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There is so much to play in this second and final Test in Dubai. Hassan Ali had been troubled with fitness problems since the last month when he also missed the second T20 against World XI team.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test in Dubai will be broadcasted live on PTV Sports for & Sony Pictures Network on both SD and HD channels.

And just as things have started to fall apart for Pakistan, Sri Lanka have picked their game up. At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, the Pakistan bowlers failed miserably in front of Karunaratne's destructive batting as the southpaw registered his career-best Test score.

Pakistan beat the West Indies in their first day-night Test at the same venue past year, but this will be Sri Lanka´s maiden pink-ball Test. The match will be the sixth day-night Test after the first between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide in 2015.

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