Sri Lanka Post 315-6 On Day-One Of Second Test Against Pakistan.

LAHORE -- Sri Lanka made solid progress on day-one of the second ICC World Test Championship match against Pakistan as they scored 315 for six at the close of play on Sunday at the Galle International Stadium.

According to information made available here, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando provided the side a flying start. Fernando, carried his form from the first Test where he scored a fifty in the second innings, played an enterprising innings of 50 runs off 70 balls that included four fours and three sixes.

The right-hander's dominant innings was brought to an end by an excellent spinning delivery from Mohammad Nawaz that took the outside edge and Mohammad Rizwan took a sharp catch behind the stumps to end the partnership. On the eve of the lunch break, Salman Ali Agha ran out Kusal Mendis when he intercepted a straight drive from Karunaratne in his follow through and deflected it on the stumps catching Mendis millimetres short of the crease at the non-striker's end. Sri Lanka took lunch at 96 for two.

After lunch, Karunaratne was dismissed for 40 when his attempted cut shot was caught by a diving Naseem Shah in the point region off Yasir Shah. Seasoned middle-order batter Angelo Mathews, who is appearing in his 100th Test, consolidated his side's position with a 75-run fourth-wicket stand with the in-form Dinesh Chandimal. Mathews, who was dropped by Babar Azam shortly before the tea interval, fell to Nauman Ali soon after the tea with Rizwan taking another sharp catch...

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