Pakistan peg back Sri Lanka at stumps in 2nd Test

Cricbuzz: Pakistan pacers struck vital blows in the last session to leave Sri Lanka down to 261 for eight at stumps on Day One of the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Colombo on Friday. The Lankans began off determinedly with a 79-run opening stand yet finished the day inadequately losing their fundamental batsmen efficiently. Pacers Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan were the strike bowlers. It was Junaid who helped Pakistan pick up energy with two wickets in an over with the new ball.

Live cricket streaming: The way Lanka began off in the first session, it appeared their legend Mahela Jayawardene would not bat in any event till the second morning. The pitch was level and there was nothing for any of the bowlers. It was foreseeable that the commander winning the throw will select to bat on such a resigned wicket. So debilitated were the pacers in the first hour that Misbah-ul-Haq brought a spinner from one end. Inside no time Saeed Ajmal excessively was playing with Abdur Rehman from the flip side. Lanka went into lunch at 69 for no misfortune; a mindful however consistent begin. The pacers excessively didn't bowl full enough to inconvenience the batsmen on the drive.

In any case, in the following two sessions, the main positive minute for the Lankan fans was the entry of Jayawardene, playing his last Test. Then again they lost two wickets in the second session and six in the last session to help Pakistan wrestle control. Junaid drew first blood getting an edge off Kaushal Silva heading to a more full conveyance and Wahab Riaz set up Kumar Sangakkara with few short balls and castling him with a more full one. The stadium emitted in delight as Sangakkara strolled back and Jayawardene exited to bat. Right from his guardians, wife, girl and understudies from Nalanda College were available to watch the legend play his 149th and last Test of his vocation. Jayawardene made due till tea scoring four. Then again, the delight was shortlived as Saeed Ajmal at the end of the day ended up being a thistle as he uprooted the nearby saint leg-some time recently. Ajmal has released him nine times now.

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