Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runs

Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runs

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Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runs  COLOMBO- Pakistan faced a tough battle to turn around the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo after conceding a 177-run lead on the third day Saturday.The hosts, looking for a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Galle, removed Mohammad Hafeez cheaply as Pakistan went to lunch at 62 for one in their second innings.Hafeez was snapped up in the slips by Kumar Sangakkara off Angelo Mathews for eight, before Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali repaired the damage by adding 53 runs for the unbroken second wicket.Shehzad was unbeaten on 39 and Azhar was on 14, with Pakistan still trailing by 115 runs on the P. Sara Oval pitch that is giving both bounce and turn to the bowlers.Pakistan lose early wicket after trailing by 177 runsSri Lanka suffered a blow on the field when debutant seamer Dushmantha Chameera went off with an unspecified injury after sending down just nine deliveries.Sri Lanka, who resumed at their overnight score of 304-9 after a delayed start due to bad weather, were dismissed for 315 in their first innings in reply to Pakistan´s 138.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with figures of six for 96 after last man Chameera was caught superbly by Younis Khan running back from the slips, leaving Rangana Herath unbeaten on 18.Yasir had claimed seven wickets in Sri Lanka´s second innings in Galle to fashion Pakistan´s 10-wicket victory.The third and final Test starts in Pallekele on July 3. Opening batsman Ahmed Shahzad and captain of ODI team, Azhar Ali looks confident after early departure of Mohammed Hafeez on the third day.Pakistan T20 captain says it is ‘sub-continental trend’ to mistreat great players after odd performances The post Shahid Afridi unhappy with MS.

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