Centurion Karunaratne leads the way for Sri Lanka

De Silva to skipper 'A' team

Rangana Herath dependably delivered the goods on the final day so he is emerging as a first left-arm spinner to bring up 400 Test wickets in history.

Not only did Karunaratne play a watchful innings to give Lanka a steady start after the visitors elected to bat after winning the toss but he also anchored the innings from time to time to keep Pakistan at bay.

What time does the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test begin? It will be the first day-night Test that Sri Lanka will be a part of, and they can commemorate it by attaining a historic series win.

It was another brilliant display by the Sri Lankan batsmen led by left-hander Karunaratne.

"As such there is no pressure, but we know the task", said Sarfraz on Thursday.

Kusal Mendis (1) became Yasir's second victim shortly after the departure of Samarawickrama and Pakistan looked to have taken control.

For Pakistan, Wahab Riaz is in for Hasan Ali.

SQUAD: Dhananjaya De Silva (captain), Charith Asalanka (vice-captain), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva, Sandun Weerakkody, Ron Chandragupta, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Amila Aponso, Malinda Pushpakumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Vimukthi Perera, Asitha Fernando and Kasun Rajitha.

Pakistan have never lost a Test series in the UAE since making it their adopted home in 2010. Pakistan will also hope spearhead Mohammad Amir returns to form with the pink ball after going wicketless in the first Test. Debutant Haris Sohail provided a positive in the batting after scores of 76 and 34, while Azhar Ali hit 85.

The second test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be played today at the Dubai worldwide Cricket Stadium.This is the sixth day-night test match to be played with the use of a pink ball.

The pitch in Dubai shouldn't play a whole lot different than Abu Dhabi, and it is the team Sri Lanka can face some kind of difficulties in adapting to the shades of a day-night Test.

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