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.