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Silva, Sangakkara defy Pakistan

By The Assam Tribune

GALLE, June 18 (AFP): Sri Lanka�s opener Kaushal Silva frustrated Pakistan with an unbeaten 80 when the rain-hit first Test finally got under way on the scheduled second day in Galle today.

Veteran Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with 50 to leave the hosts on 178 for three at stumps after Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq elected to field first on an easy-paced pitch.

After inclement weather had washed out the entire first day�s play on Wednesday, just 64 overs were bowled on the second day after a wet outfield delayed the start by two hours at the Galle International Stadium.

Left-handed Dimuth Karunaratne scored 21 in an opening stand of 30 with Silva when he was dismissed by left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz in the 13th over of the innings.

Karunaratne attempted to pull a short ball, but only managed to edge a catch to wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed to provide the tourists a much-needed breakthrough.

Silva and Sangakkara teamed up to add 112 runs for the second wicket, batting through the post-lunch session to take their team to a comfortable 123 for one by tea.

Sangakkara, Test cricket�s current leading run-getter who is expected to retire during the home series against India in August, hit two boundaries and a six.

The prolific left-hander, who took a break from his English county commitments with Surrey to play for his nation, began ominously by driving his first delivery from Wahab to the mid-on fence.

But he fell soon after reaching his 52nd half-century when he edged a drive off Wahab to Younis Khan in the slip region.

Pakistan could have removed Sangakkara when he was on 24, but Azhar Ali at short-leg spilled a sharp chance off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

SCORECARD

Sri Lanka 1st innings: Karunaratne c Sarfraz b Wahab 21, Silva not out 80, Sangakkara c Younis b Wahab 50, Thirimanne c Babar b Hafeez 8, Mathews not out 10. Extras: (lb4, nb4, w1) 9. Total: (for three wickets, 64 overs) 178. Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-142, 3-154. Bowling: Junaid Khan 12-4-24-0, Riaz 15-2-51-2, Zulfiqar Babar 15-4-32-0, Yasir 15-2-43-0, Hafeez 7-0-24-1.

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Silva, Sangakkara defy Pakistan

GALLE, June 18 (AFP): Sri Lanka�s opener Kaushal Silva frustrated Pakistan with an unbeaten 80 when the rain-hit first Test finally got under way on the scheduled second day in Galle today.

Veteran Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with 50 to leave the hosts on 178 for three at stumps after Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq elected to field first on an easy-paced pitch.

After inclement weather had washed out the entire first day�s play on Wednesday, just 64 overs were bowled on the second day after a wet outfield delayed the start by two hours at the Galle International Stadium.

Left-handed Dimuth Karunaratne scored 21 in an opening stand of 30 with Silva when he was dismissed by left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz in the 13th over of the innings.

Karunaratne attempted to pull a short ball, but only managed to edge a catch to wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed to provide the tourists a much-needed breakthrough.

Silva and Sangakkara teamed up to add 112 runs for the second wicket, batting through the post-lunch session to take their team to a comfortable 123 for one by tea.

Sangakkara, Test cricket�s current leading run-getter who is expected to retire during the home series against India in August, hit two boundaries and a six.

The prolific left-hander, who took a break from his English county commitments with Surrey to play for his nation, began ominously by driving his first delivery from Wahab to the mid-on fence.

But he fell soon after reaching his 52nd half-century when he edged a drive off Wahab to Younis Khan in the slip region.

Pakistan could have removed Sangakkara when he was on 24, but Azhar Ali at short-leg spilled a sharp chance off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

SCORECARD

Sri Lanka 1st innings: Karunaratne c Sarfraz b Wahab 21, Silva not out 80, Sangakkara c Younis b Wahab 50, Thirimanne c Babar b Hafeez 8, Mathews not out 10. Extras: (lb4, nb4, w1) 9. Total: (for three wickets, 64 overs) 178. Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-142, 3-154. Bowling: Junaid Khan 12-4-24-0, Riaz 15-2-51-2, Zulfiqar Babar 15-4-32-0, Yasir 15-2-43-0, Hafeez 7-0-24-1.

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