Sri Lanka dominate Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka dominate Pakistan in second Test

Sri Lanka dominate Pakistan in second Test

Towards the end of the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Amir limped off the field midway through his 17th over after complaining of pain in his right shin.

In a major blow to Pakistan, pacer Mohammad Amir has been ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a stress-related injury in the right shin.

Sri Lanka, a surprise victor of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, can become the first team to beat Pakistan in a Test series in the United Arab Emirates if it doesn't lose this second match.

After being forced off the field on the opening day of the second Test in Dubai he resumed bowling on the second but again had to leave the field.

Karunaratne deserved a double hundred during a marathon nine-hour stay at the crease but he was unluckily dismissed, playing onto leg-spinner Yasir Shah just before dinner.

Chandimal was followed by Niroshan Dickwella, who hit 52 off 53 balls in his sixth half-century in eight Tests. Karunaratne started to make partnership with different players and gave his wicket in 6th in number which means, he played with five different players in the match though he was an opener.

Karunaratne's superb innings of 196 came off 405 balls and included 19 boundaries and a six.

England's Alec Bedser had six consecutive tests with five-wicket hauls in either inning of the Test. Chandimal scored 62 runs and Perera scored 58 runs for the team.

Pakistani bowlers were quite unsuccessful in that day except Yasir Shah. Amir has been ruled out for the next two to three weeks. Masood and Aslam have come to bat and finished the second day with 15 and 30 runs so far.

That leaves Pakistan in a spot of bother to square the series after losing the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi and, more importantly, save their seven-year unbeaten series record in the United Arab Emirates.

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