Monday 2 March 2009 

Strong Reply From Pakistan To Samaraweera Double

Strong Reply From Pakistan To Samaraweera Double
Strong Reply From Pakistan To Samaraweera Double
© REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Sri Lanka 606 (Samaraweera 214, Dilshan 145, Umar Gul 6-135) v
Pakistan 110-1 (Khurram Manzoor 59no, Salman Butt 48)
| Day 1: Centuries For Sangakkara & Samaraweera
Second Test, Lahore, day two: stumps
By Graham Wilson

A boundary-filled unbeaten half-century from Khurram Manzoor helped Pakistan race to 110 for one in reply to Sri Lanka's 606 all out on day two of the second and final Test in Lahore.

Thilan Samaraweera had earlier reached 214, getting to a double-century for the second time in as many matches while Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 145 before Umar Gul recorded career-best figures of six for 135 to blow away the tail.

Dilshan and Samaraweera shared a stand of 207 for the fifth wicket before both men were run out. Gul then had Thilan Thushara (10) and Ajantha Mendis (0) bowled, Prasanna Jayawardene (15) caught behind and there was a maiden Test wicket for Mohammad Talha who bowled Muttiah Muralitharan for 22 on debut.

Manzoor and Butt then put on 110 in 23.4 overs, Manzoor hammering 11 boundaries and Butt eight before their entertaining stand was ended when Butt was run out by Jayawardene.

Dilhara Fernando was given just two overs with the new ball, conceding 20 runs while Thushara went for 46 in eight, forcing Mahela Jayawardene to give the ball to Mendis for just the sixth over of the innings.

The first Test was drawn after Younus Khan (313), Mahela Jayawardene (240) and Samaraweera (231) all took advantage of a flat track.

Kumar Sangakkara also hit 104 on day one of this match.

© Cricket World 2009

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