1st Test, Day 2: Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara Guide Sri Lanka to Safety vs Pakistan

Updated: 07 August 2014 17:46 IST

After Pakistan amassed 451 in the first innings, Sri Lanka lost an early wicket. Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara though remained unbeaten to take Sri Lanka to 99/1 at stumps on Day 2 - trailing by 352.

1st Test, Day 2: Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara Guide Sri Lanka to Safety vs Pakistan
Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara (R) and Kaushal Silva run between wickets during the second day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. © AFP

Galle:

Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin test and carried the home team to 99-1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first test on Thursday. (Scorecard)

Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw for 13 had Saeed Ajmal went for the review, was on a dodged 36.

Earlier, Pakistan's tailenders scored heavily with Sarfraz Ahmed (55) and No. 8 Abdul Rehman (50) both smashing half centuries after elegant Younis Khan made a splendid 177 in just over eight hours against some ineffective bowling.

Khan's marathon knock, which featured 15 fours and a six, ended soon after lunch as offspinner Dilruwan Perera (5-137) claimed the last four wickets to end Sri Lanka's frustration just before tea.

Topics : Kaushal Silva Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka Pakistan Galle International Stadium, Galle Cricket
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