SL take charge despite Yasir Shah's 5-95

Jun 27, 2015, 09:35 IST | AFP

Colombo: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five for 95 as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka’s march towards a big first innings lead in the second Test at the P Sara Oval here yesterday.

Shah made up for the absence of injured pace spearhead Wahab Riaz to keep Sri Lanka down to 304-9 by stumps on the second day in reply to the tourists’ modest 138. Opener Kaushal Silva top-scored with 80 and skipper Angelo Mathews made 77, but Sri Lanka lost six wickets for 112 runs after at one stage being 191-3.

Pak get extra review
Meanwhile, Pakistan were granted an extra review option yesterday after being robbed of a wicket due to an apparent error by TV umpire Paul Reiffel on Thursday.

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