LIVE – Sri Lanka v Pakistan: 2nd Test – Sri Lanka all out for 257 – Match Update

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LIVE – Sri Lanka v Pakistan: 2nd Test – Sri Lanka all out for 257 – Match Update
Sri Lanka were all out for 257 runs in their second innings against Pakistan in the second Test of the three match series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the (UAE) on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
The Men in Green will now be required to chase down 94 runs for victory with more than three sessions of play left in the match.
The tourists were under immense pressure after the opposition got away with a 164-run first innings lead. The pitch became difficult for batting, as the ball spun sharply for the spinners and also offered some assistance to the seamers.
However,’s batting line-up was fully capable of challenging the Pakistan bowlers like they did in the first Test of the series in Abu Dhabi.
The team started off in a decent way despite losing opener early. He managed only eight runs in his short stay at the crease and was dismissed in the last session of play on day three.
Things were then controlled by, as they ended day three with a solid half-century stand. did have the upper hand when play started today, but the opposition was still not out of the game.
However, the Men in Green got three big scalps in the morning session, which took the game away from Sri Lanka.
Sangakkara was the first wicket to fall in the day after scoring 30 runs. He was followed by veteran, who scored five and three in their respective outings.
The fall of these three wickets put the visitors on the back foot and they kept on losing wickets regularly in the second session’s play.
However, there was some resistance offered from all-rounder and Dhammika Prasad, as the pair put on 56 runs for the seventh wicket partnership.
Prasad was dismissed after scoring 33 runs whereas Mathews remained unbeaten until the end, scoring 52.
Pakistan’s, who scalped a couple of wickets each.



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