Sri Lanka bowled out for 419 in first Test

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test

ABU DHABI: Sri Lanka rode on a magnificent century by skipper Dinesh Chandimal to post a big 419 against Pakistan on the second day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Chandimal remained unbeaten on 155 over 546 minutes with 14 boundaries, which left Pakistan´s bowlers frustrated on a flat pitch.
Niroshan Dickwella made a career best 83 while Diruwan Perera made 33. For Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets apiece.
Chandimal added 134 for the fifth wicket with Niroshan Dickwella, who made a career-best 83, before frustrating Pakistan further with a 92-run stand for the sixth wicket with Dilruwan Perera.
Perera made 33 as Pakistan´s spin-cum-pace attack had to toil hard for the only wicket of Dickwella in the first session.
The Chandimal-Dickwella stand was only broken in the 22nd over of the day when Dickwella played on to fast bowler Hasan Ali, spurning a good chance to post his maiden hundred.
Dickwella hit nine boundaries and a six during his rapid, 117-ball knock.
Chandimal reached his ninth Test century — his first in four Tests as captain, and first against Pakistan — by driving fast bowler Mohammad Amir through the covers for his 11th boundary.
It took him 383 minutes to reach the three-figure mark, ably lifting Sri Lanka from 61-3 when he came on to bat on Thursday.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah has figures of 3-119 in 56 overs.



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