LIVE – Pakistan v Sri Lanka: 2nd Test – Sri Lanka stumble after lunch – Match Update

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LIVE – Pakistan v Sri Lanka: 2nd Test – Sri Lanka stumble after lunch – Match Update (UAE) on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Both batsmen batted nicely and put on 54 runs for the sixth wicket partnership. The important thing about this stand was that the pair kept on scoring runs at a decent pace. They did not waste too many deliveries and guided the team into a relatively better
However, Silva was unable to make most of an impressive start which he got to his innings. He got out after contributing 20 runs to the total off 36 balls with the help of a couple of stylish boundaries.
The 25-year-old attempted a sweep shot off the bowling of left-arm spinner
This exposed the Sri Lankan tail and Sangakkara was under immense pressure to score runs quickly. He was joined by Dhammika Prasad in the middle, but the partnership did not last long as the latter was sent back to the pavilion after adding just seven runs
to the total.
Prasad never seemed to be comfortable against the variety spin bowling of
Just one ball later, Sangakkara’s innings also came to an end. He advanced down the track and lofted the ball straight to the hands of the mid-on fielder, who made no mistake.
The veteran left-handed batsman was dropped early in the day by, fielding at point. This allowed him to score 78 runs off 122 balls, hitting 11 boundaries.
Spinners dominated the post lunch session, as Rehman and Ajmal took two and one wicket respectively.



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