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Sri Lanka’s Jayasuriya wreaks havoc on Pakistan with five-wicket haul

Sri Lanka’s Oshada Fernando (C) celebrates together with his captain Dimuth Karunaratne (R) after taking the wicket of Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz throughout the second day of the primary cricket Take a look at match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on the Galle Worldwide Cricket Stadium. Picture: AFP 

GALLE: Sri Lanka spinner Prabath Jayasuriya claimed his third successive haul of 5 or extra wickets to place Pakistan in serious trouble on the second day of the opening Take a look at on Sunday.

The vacationers have been reeling at 104 for seven at lunch in response to Sri Lanka’s 222, nonetheless trailing by 118 runs in Galle.

Skipper Babar Azam, who moved from his in a single day one to 34 after a number of shut calls, and Yasir Shah, on 12, have been batting on the break on a pitch serving to the spinners.

Jayasuriya, who took 12 wickets on debut in a series-levelling Take a look at win over Australia final week on the identical venue, six in every innings, bamboozled batsmen once more together with his left-arm spin.

Resuming on 24 for 2 when play began half-hour late due to rain, Azhar Ali might solely survive three balls earlier than he was trapped lbw by Jayasuriya.

Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan placed on 40 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than off-spinner Ramesh Mendis struck with the rating on 64.

Rizwan tried to flick Mendis away down the leg facet however an edge discovered the wicketkeeper’s gloves and he was caught behind for 19.

Debutant Salman Ali Agha’s keep lasted simply 15 balls earlier than he was trapped lbw by one other sliding supply from Jayasuriya having scored 5.

Jayasuriya, 30, then struck on successive deliveries to take away Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Shah Afridi earlier than Yasir survived the hat-trick ball with Pakistan on 85-7.

Left-arm fast Shaheen was the Pakistan bowling hero on day one with 4 wickets whereas Dinesh Chandimal’s 76 and a cameo of 38 by Maheesh Theekshana helped Sri Lanka recuperate from 133-8 to 222 all out.

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