Mohammad Amir ruled out of ongoing Sri Lanka ODIs

Mohammad Amir ruled out of ongoing Sri Lanka ODIs

Mohammad Amir ruled out of ongoing Sri Lanka ODIs

Day 2 of the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka witnessed a freaky moment of play when pacer Wahab Riaz missed his run-up and aborted the delivery five times in a row. At the interval Asad Shafiq (four) and Sarfraz Ahmed (seven) were at the crease as Pakistan, needing another 255 runs to win, face their first series defeat in United Arab Emirates since adopting it as their home venue in 2009.

Sarfraz's innings of 68 came off 130 balls and included five boundaries.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan 2-0 to sweep the Test series in UAE.

It wasn't the most ideal start to his tenure as Test captain and a series loss, the first at home since 2007 and here in the UAE since 2010, is something Sarfraz Ahmed will have to live with. Last night, it was a little hard to bowl, especially with the dew (but) we knew when we come today, it will grip more.

Unlike the first Test, the second Test is a day-night match, first ever between Pakistan and Sri Lanka while the second at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

"The selectors gave really good confidence to me and my team. Their attitude and discipline is there and that brings the spirit too".

"It was a tough series for us".

Jaish Chief Khalid killed in brief encounter at Kashmir's Baramulla
The notorious terrorist was injured in the crossfire but he managed to escape from the spot and entered a residential house. He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle when the militants opened fire on the search party.

Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath were instrumental in the win for Sri Lanka. Pakistan responded with 262, enabling Sri Lanka to enforce the follow-on.

Riaz, who had taken three wickets on the third day of the Dubai Test, finished with 4-41 on the fourth day.

Mohammad Amir will not be bowling for Pakistan in the match owing to his injury.

Pakistan, who were placed sixth before this series with 93 points, have lost five points to slip down one position to seventh, with 13 points being the difference between them and the eighth-ranked West Indies, according to the latest rankings announced by ICC on Tuesday.

196 by Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's first innings is the highest score by a Sri Lankan opening batsman since Sanath Jayasuriya's 253 against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 2004. "We knew Dilruwan was struggling in the Indian series". They put their heart and soul in the practice sessions. "We will have some senior players returning and I hope we'll play better cricket there".

Sri Lankas next Test assignment is against number-one ranked India (125 points), when the two sides will go head to head in a three-Test series starting in Kolkata on 16 November.

Related news