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Sri Lanka rips through Pakistan

Jun 20, 2015
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Sri Lanka’s bowlers ripped through Pakistan’s top order to leave the tourists struggling on the scheduled third day of the first Test in Galle, Sri Lanka on Friday. Opener Kaushal Silva hit a magnificent 125 to lift Sri Lanka to 300 in the first innings, Pakistan collapsed to 35-3 in reply before a partial recovery to 118-5 by stumps.

Asad Shafiq was unbeaten on 14 and Sarfraz Ahmed was on 15 when rain forced play to end early with the tourists trailing by 182 runs with five wickets in hand. Seamer Dhammika Prasad removed both openers by the third over, paving the way for the bowlers to take control of the innings on what remained an easy-paced pitch at the Galle International stadium.

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