Dubai Test: Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka charge

Ebony Scott
October 7, 2017

Having won the opening match on a dramatic final day to stop an abysmal run of form across all formats, Sri Lanka played with renewed confidence on Friday to post 254-3 after winning the toss.

The second test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be played today at the Dubai global Cricket Stadium.This is the sixth day-night test match to be played with the use of a pink ball.

The Dubai Test will begin shortly, and it will be the second day-night Test at the same venue.

The 15-man squad includes the uncapped batsman Imam-ul-Haq, who is the nephew of former captain and current chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq.

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed accepted that the team is feeling the pressure after losing the first Test in Abu Dhabi. He made 38 runs for the team with five runs to his name. But if you see the performance which he has given, (they're) good. He did not score much in Pakistan's domestic one-day competition.

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