Abrar Ahmed and Naseem Shah rattled Sri Lanka earlier than Tea on day one as they bowled out for 166 within the first innings of the second Take a look at in Colombo on Monday.
The bowling duo went berserk on Sri Lankan batters who could not discover any clue to quiet down on the crease.
Dhanajaya de Silva tried onerous to duplicate his first Take a look at’s heroics right here however he may solely rating 57 earlier than falling to Abrar with Saud Shakeel taking a well-judged catch.
Abdullah Shafique as soon as once more took a blinder at quick leg off Abrar to take away unfortunate Sadeera Samarawickrama who bought out in the identical manner for the third time in a row this sequence.
Ramesh Mendis resisted a bit together with his 27 runs however Sri Lanka fell aside simply earlier than Tea.
Abrar bagged 4 wickets whereas Naseem managed three.
Shan Masood, with a superb throw within the third over, offered an early breakthrough for Pakistan within the opening hour of the primary day. Nishan Madushka remained unfortunate because the throw went straight to thrash the stumps on the striker’s finish.
Shaheen Shah Afridi eliminated Kusal Mendis within the seventh over to additional dent the hosts who determined to bat first after profitable the toss following a delay resulting from early morning rain.
It was not too late when Naseem promised to be actual destruction for Sri Lanka as he took back-to-back wickets in fast succession. The precise-arm pacer bagged Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne inside his two overs nearer to the 15th.