Colombo - Sri Lanka's seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed two early wickets as
Pakistan moved to 70 for two at lunch on the opening day of the second Test in
Colombo on Thursday.
Mohammad Hafeez was unbeaten on 31 and Younis Khan, playing his 100th Test,
was on two after surviving an appeal for leg-before on zero.
Prasad, who took the field despite having suffered a finger injury during
net practice on Wednesday, struck with the first ball of his second over to
make it 5 for 1 at the P. Sara Oval.
Prasad forced Ahmed Shehzad to edge a rising ball to second slip where the
37-year-old Kumar Sangakkara dived to his right to pick up a low catch.
Azhar Ali, who put on 46 for the second wicket with Hafeez, was dismissed
for 26 when TV umpire Paul Reiffel upheld Sri Lanka's review for a caught
behind off Prasad after on-field official Richard Illingworth had turned down
Another review by Sri Lanka in the next over for a leg-before appeal by
Angelo Mathews against Khan was turned down. The on-field umpire's decision
stood as replays showed not enough of the ball hitting the top of off-stump to
Pakistan, who won the toss and elected to bat on the hard, bouncy pitch,
retained the same side that won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets to take
the lead in the three-match series.
Sri Lanka made two changes, replacing off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and seamer
Nuwan Pradeep with another off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal and debutant fast
bowler Dushmantha Chameera.