Sangakkara, Samaraveera opening day stars

Updated: 01 March 2009 12:32 IST

Kumar Sangakkara (104) and Thilan Samaraweera (133 unbeaten) cracked centuries after early lapses on the opening day of the final Test against Pakistan.

Lahore:

Kumar Sangakkara (104) and Thilan Samaraweera (133 unbeaten) cracked centuries to put Sri Lanka in a strong position after early lapses on the opening day of the second and final Test against Pakistan here on Sunday.

The duo shared a 204-run stand for the fourth wicket to help their team end the day at 317 for four after sent in to bat.

Sangakkara departed at the fag end of the day when Yasir Arafat had him caught behind.

Samaraweera and Tilakratne Dilshan (3) were at the crease when stumps were drawn.

The Lankan stumper batted with patience, facing 210 balls and hitting eight boundaries in his 334 minute stay at the crease.

Samaraweera batted beautifully for his 133-run knock, adorned with 19 boundaries.

Pakistan pacer Umar Gul was the most successful bowler with his three wickets.

Gul dismissed both the openers Malinda Warnapura (8) and Tharanga Paranavitana (21) to give Pakistan a good start.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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