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Pakistan's Asif claims six wickets, Sri Lanka make 279

Written by: Staff

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 4 (Reuters) Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif claimed a career-best six for 44 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 279 on the second morning of the second and final test today.

Sri Lanka, starting the day on 267-8, added just 12 runs in 3.2 overs before Nuwan Kulasekera (13) was bowled by Asif and Lasith Malinga (nine) was caught in the covers off leg spinner Danish Kaneria.

Stand-in opener Kamran Akmal -- promoted after Shoaib Malik pulled out of the match with a fever -- and Imran Farhat then gave the tourists a sold start with a 57-run opening stand.

However, Sri Lanka struck twice in the final half hour of the morning as Pakistan reached the lunch break on 71-2.

The left-handed Farhat was the first casualty as he edged a Nuwan Kulasekera delivery and was caught by Sanath Jayasuriya in the gully for 23.

Jayasuriya, playing in his final test, picked up a thumb injury while taking the catch and was forced to leave the field.

The 36-year-old was rushed to hospital with a suspected dislocation and a deep cut on his right thumb.

Off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, cheered on by a hometown crowd, then had Akmal caught at slip off bat and pad in the last over of the session.

Akmal had scored 33 from 53 balls with four boundaries.

Last week's first test in Colombo ended in a draw.


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