CRICKET

Sri Lanka To Resume 1st Innings At 202/5 On Day 2

Test cricket returned to Pakistan after 10 years as first cricket test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is underway at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi.

Sri Lanka will resume their first innings at 202 for five on day two of the first cricket test.

Dhananjaya De Silva is unbeaten on 38 and Niroshan Dickwella not out 11 after bad light stopped play 20.5 overs early.

Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando provide ideal start and added 96 runs stand for the first wicket.

Karunaratne remained top scorer with 59 runs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi trapped Sri Lankan skipper Karunaratne leg-before soon after lunch to trigger a collapse which saw the visitors lose four wickets within just 31 runs.

Karunaratne hit nine boundaries in his 110-ball knock.

Teenager Naseem Shah then had Fernando caught at slip for 40, an innings laced with six boundaries and a six.

Debutant Usman Shinwari also claimed his first wicket when Kusal Mendis edged him to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for 10, while Mohammad Abbas bowled Dinesh Chandimal for two with a beautiful delivery.

After losing four wickets on 127, Angelo Mathews and De Silva added 62 runs stand for the fifth wicket.

Mathews made 31 runs before Naseem Shah got his wicket.

For Pakistan, Naseem bagged two while Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shan and Usman Shinwari took one wicket each.

PTV sports is telecasting the entire series live.

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