Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fightback in first Test

Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fightback in first Test

Chandimal kept up his good work though battling to the close on 60 not out with wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella whacking a relatively quick 42 off 63 deliveries including five fours and a six.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was run out on 93 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the only wicket to fall in the final session.

Except for India due to political reasons, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, nearly all high-profile teams have had their turn facing Pakistan in Tests and in limited over games here in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah with Pakistan more or less being dominant against them. Karunaratne worked the ball wide of mid-on and ran for an easy single.

Yasir became the joint second fastest bowler to claim 150 Test wickets when he dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne leg before for nought in the first session. he reached the milestone in his 27th Test match, equalling the mark of illustrious countryman Waqar Younis.

Earlier, Karunaratne had a solid opening stand of 34 with Kaushal Silva before Hasan provided Pakistan with the breakthrough.

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He was also the joint second fastest to 100 wickets, reaching the mark past year after just 17 Tests.

Hasan bowled Silva with an inswinger for 12.

Shah then had Thirimanne trapped leg before for a duck and Kusal Mendis caught behind for 10 to leave Sri Lanka reeling. The test series will be a different challenge altogether for Pakistan as they will be without services of veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, both of whom retired in may. Get live cricket score and live updates of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, here.

Umpire ian Gould was ill and couldn't take the field with Richard Kettleborough taking his place and Ahsan Raza becoming the TV umpire.

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