Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 2: Khan and ul-Haq leave Sri Lanka in tatters


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Khan and ul-Haq both scored spectacular centuries

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran batsman Younis Khan both scored centuries to leave Sri Lanka in absolute tatters at the end of the second day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.

Starting out the day on 46/1, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and debutant Ahmed Shehzad only managed to amass a 13-run partnership before Hafeez was brilliantly caught by Kaushal Silva at short cover point off the bowling of Suranga Lakmal for 11.

Shehzad ended up making 38 runs before being caught by Dimuth Karunaratne off the bowling of Shaminda Eranga.

From that point on it was all Pakistan as Khan and ul-Haq amassed an incredible 218-run partnership, during which Khan brought up his 23rd Test century, before being clean bowled by Eranga.

Khan’s magnificent knock of 136 came off 198 balls and included 19 boundaries and a six.

Ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq put together an unbeaten 26-run partnership, during which ul-Haq registered his fifth Test century, before the umpires brought play to an end for the day.

Ul-Haq finished on 105 off 250 deliveries, which included 13 boundaries, while Shafiq remained undefeated on 12 off 50 balls, which included two boundaries.

Eranga was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers with two wickets, while Lakmal snapped up one.

Pakistan ended the day on 327/4 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 06:00 GMT.

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