LIVE – Pakistan v Sri Lanka: 2nd Test – Pakistan’s openers fall after fifty stand – Match Update

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LIVE – 2nd Test – Pakistan’s openers fall after fifty stand – Match Update
Pakistan’s openers (UAE) on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
The pair put together 63 runs for the first wicket partnership, but were not comfortable in the middle today. They had already scored 42 runs out of the total in the nine overs faced yesterday and added 21 more runs in the morning session.
The pitch in Dubai offered some assistance to the Pakistan seamers in the morning session on day one. However, batting became easier as the day progressed.
Conditions looked to be the same today as well, as the tourists also got the ball to move around a bit. This caused some problems for the batsmen and they were unable to keep the runs flowing.
Taufeeq was the first man to be dismissed in the day after contributing 27 runs to the total with the help of three boundaries. He was extremely lucky earlier in the day when slip fielder dropped him on 24.
The ball went straight into the hands of the veteran, who is considered to be one of the best slip fielders of all time. However, Jayawardene failed to keep the ball in his hands and bowler was left dejected.
Luckily for Sri Lanka, this dropped chance did not hurt the team badly, as Taufeeq gave his wicket away adding three more runs to his score. He edged one away swinging ball to the hands of the wicketkeeper, who took a nice low catch to his
Just one run later, Hafeez was also sent back to the pavilion after scoring 33 runs with the help of four fours. He was also given one chance in the morning, as the opposition’s skipper dropped him on 25.
However, the stylish Pakistani opener was unlucky to be dismissed, as he was adjudged leg-before-wicket when the ball had struck quite high onto the pads. He had to walk back though and the home team was 64/2.
Both wickets to fall in the day were taken by Dhammika Prasad.



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