Pakistan 51-0 in reply to Sri Lanka's 482

Sri Lanka won the first Test against Pakistan by 21 runs

Pakistan took the second new ball after 82 overs but failed to claim any further wickets, with Amir walking off in the middle of his 17th over with an apparent injury.

Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne hit a career best 196 which left Pakistan fighting to avoid defeat in the second day-night Test in Dubai on Saturday.

The match being played in Dubai is Sri Lanka's first foray into the world of day/night Test cricket. The narrow win gives Sri Lanka a unique chance for a series win over Pakistan at their neutral venues of the UAE, where they have never lost a series in nine attempts.

Karunaratne continued to make Pakistan suffer with Amir departing for a scan after bowling only three overs, working the ball into the leg side with great skill and countering the threat of Yasir as the aggressive Dickwella played his shots at the other end.

Masood had a stroke of luck when he was given not out and Chandimal chose not to review after Dilruwan struck the opener in front, replays showing he should have been given, and Aslam ought to have been run out following a mix-up but Pakistan got through to stumps without losing a wicket.




The Sri Lankan team has made two changes to its lineup: Lahiru Gamage is replacing Lakshan Sandakan, and Sadeera Samarawickrama is debuting in this match, replacing the injured Lahiru Thirimanne. The pitch in Dubai shouldn't play a whole lot differently than Abu Dhabi, so there are runs to be had again. In terms of off-spinners in general, we have Bilal Asif who is now included in the Test squad against Sri Lanka.

However, Pakistan's task was made harder by Mohammad Amir being ruled out of bowling for the rest of the game - and the forthcoming one-day series - by a stress injury in his shin.

These all are some terms of the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match which is maintain its stranglehold.

Pakistan beat the West Indies in their first day-night Test at the same venue a year ago, but this will be Sri Lanka┬┤s maiden pink-ball Test.

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