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Sri Lanka all Out for 239 in First Day 2nd Test

Posted by on Thursday, October 27, 2011, 10:12
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Sri Lanka was bowled out for 239 in the post-tea session on the first day of the second cricket Test against Pakistan here on Wednesday.

Umar Gul
Umar Gul

Umar Gul picked 3-78 and Saeed Ajmal 3-45 while KC Sangakkara top-scored with 78. Gul broke through in only the third over of the match after Sri Lanka, electing to bat, slumped to 30-3 by the ninth over before struggling to 78-5 by lunch at the Dubai cricket Stadium.

Pakistan moved to 42-0 at close. Openers Mohammad Hafeez (18) and Taufiq Umar (20) were at the crease on a day when Pakistani bowlers dominated yet again.

Sri Lanka were forced to make two changes as wicket-keeper batsman Prasanna Jayawardene, who hit a match-saving 120 in the first Test, was ruled out due to abdominal strain. They also left out paceman Nuwan Pradeep, giving a Test cap to wicket-keeper batsman Kaushal Silva and bringing in experienced paceman Dhammika Prasad.

Pakistan brought in left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman for paceman Aizaz Cheema as the only change.

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