Pakistan, Sri Lanka slug it out as first Test ends in a draw
Pakistan and Sri Lanka fought hard for five says of action-packed cricket as the first Test at Abu Dhabi ended in a draw on Saturday, January 4, 2014. All images from AFP
Pakistan and Sri Lanka fought hard for five says of action-packed cricket as the first Test at Abu Dhabi ended in a draw on Saturday, January 4, 2014. All images from AFP.
Junaid Khan (center) starred with the ball with a five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka were skittled out for 204 in the first innings after being asked to bat first at Abu Dhabi.
The first innings was dominated by twin tons from Misbah-ul Haq and Younus Khan that helped Pakistan take a sizeable lead over Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews starred in both innings with a 91 in the first innings to go along with a consolidating 157 in the second essay to end the match as the top scorer from both teams.
Dinesh Chandimal scored 89 in a consolidating 138-run stand with Mathews that helped Sri Lanka setup a 302 run target to win in a possible of 67 overs on the final day.
Ahmed Shehzad, playing his maiden Test, scored a fifty and looked the part in the second innings to blunt the Sri Lankan attack on the final day.
Mohd Hafeez came up with a defiant 80-run knock as the match was meandering to a draw as the umpires called for stumps on Saturday. Pakistan ended at 158 for 2.