Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fightback in first Test against Pakistan
Eastern Eye Staff
Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne led his team’s recovery with a solid half-century on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (28). The left-hander was unbeaten on 81 with skipper Dinesh Chandimal on 32 not out as the pair added 82 to an important fourth-wicket stand after Sri Lanka were struggling at 61-3. Pakistan had the advantage in the first session with leg-spinner Yasir Shah taking 2-38, dismissing left-hander Lahiru Thirimanne for his 150th Test wicket. Shah matched fellow countryman Waqar Younis as the joint second fastest to 150 wickets — both achieving…
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