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Sri Lanka dominate Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka dominate Pakistan in second Test

PAKISTAN: Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), M Amir, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, M Abbas, Usman Salahuddin, M Asghar, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Wahab Riaz.

The second test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be played today at the Dubai worldwide Cricket Stadium.This is the sixth day-night test match to be played with the use of a pink ball.

The impact on Pakistan's Test side will not be so important beyond this match - Pakistan do not play another Test until May next year when they tour England for a two-Test series.

Yasir took 6-184 in a marathon 55.5 overs of hard work and toil on a flat Dubai stadium pitch.

Karunaratne batted with authority and style to reach his seventh Test hundred off 197 balls, hitting Mohammad Amir for two consecutive boundaries to complete three figures.

Chandimal followed his 155 not out in the opening Test with another confident innings, collecting five boundaries as the Sri Lankan pair blunted Pakistan's bowling attack.

England´s Sydney Barnes holds the record for most consecutive five wicket hauls with seven in as many Tests. Rangana Herath dependably delivered the goods on the final day so he is emerging as a first left-arm spinner to bring up 400 Test wickets in history.

"We have to fight to our best abilities to win this Test and level the series".

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was on the crease having made 93 runs with captain Dinesh Chandimal, who was at 16 runs.

As if that was not enough Karunaratne put on 59 for the sixth wicket with Dilruwan Perera who scored a polished 58.

Resuming at 254-3, Sri Lanka lost Chandimal to a leg before decision off Shah.

Mohammad Amir has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Mohammad Aamir, since he returned to worldwide cricket in January 2016, has bowled 821.3 overs collectively across all three formats in global cricket, third-most by a fast bowler after Kagiso Rabada (896.3) and Josh Hazlewood (846.1).

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