In reply, Pakistan openers Mohammad Hafeez (17 not out) and Taufeeq Umar (8 not out) knocked off 27 runs to trail Sri Lanka by 170 runs at the close of play at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Junaid, 21, playing in only his second test, ran through the Sri Lankan middle and lower order with Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal picking up two wickets apiece.
Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 52 and batted intelligently with the tailenders to take Sri Lanka closer to the 200-run mark after they were reduced to 114 for seven wickets at one stage.Sri Lanka made a slow start in the morning, after being put in to bat first, and added 50 for the loss of one wicket before Pakistan took control by picking up six wickets in the post-lunch session.Paceman Aizaz Cheema got the crucial wicket of former captain Kumar Sangakkara (2).Pakistan are forced to play all their home tests in the Emirates because of security fears in their own country.
SCOREBOARD AT THE CLOSE ON THE FIRST DAY
Sri Lanka First Innings
Tharanga Paranavitana c Akmal b Gul 37
Lahiru Thirimanne c Younus b Ajmal 20
Kumar Sangakkara c Akmal b Cheema 2
Mahela Jayawardene c Hafeez b Junaid 28
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Akmal b Ajmal 19
Angelo Mathews not out 52
Prasanna Jayawardene b Junaid 0
Rangana Herath lbw b Junaid 0
Suranga Lakmal c Hafeez b Gul 18
Chanaka Welegedara c Taufeeq b Junaid 11
Nuwan Pradeep c Akmal b Junaid 1
Extras: (3lb, 1w, 5nb) 9
TOTAL: (all out) 197
Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-51, 3-79, 4-112, 5-112, 6-112, 7-114, 8-168, 9-193, 10-197.
Bowling: Umar Gul 11-1-37-2 (3nb), Aizaz Cheema 15-5-51-1, Mohammad Hafeez 9-3-12-0, Junaid Khan 14.1-3-38- 5 (1nb, 1w), Saeed Ajmal 25-5-56-2.
Pakistan First Innings
Mohammad Hafeez not out 17
Taufeeq Umar not out 8
Extras: (2nb) 2
TOTAL: (for no wicket) 27
To bat: Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan.
Bowling: Chanaka Welegedara 2-0-9-0 (2nb), Suranga Lakmal 3-0-8-0, Rangana Herath 2-1-2-0, Nuwan Pradeep 1- 0-8-0.
Umpires: Rod Tucker, Australia, and Tony Hill, New Zealand.
Third umpire: Ahsan Raza, Pakistan. Match referee: David Boon, Australia. – Khaleejnews