cricket-news

Jayawardene's 32nd ton boosts Sri Lanka's lead in 2nd day of second Test against Pak

Sydney, Jan 10 : Sri Lanka retained their upper hand over Pakistan on the second day of the second Test in Dubai boosted by the 32nd century of star batsman and former captain Mahela Jayawardene.


Jayawardene, who received three stitches after he dropped a catch on Wednesday, scored 106 not out and shared an invaluable 139-run partnership with Kaushal Silva (95) to guide Sri Lanka to 4-318 at stumps on Thursday.

According to News.com.au, the tourists gained an important 153-run lead over Pakistan's first innings score of 165 and a chance to take a lead in the three-Test series after the first match ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi last week.

The report mentioned that Jayawardene, grimacing while playing strokes, reached his century, his second against Pakistan, after batting for 330 minutes off 215 balls, and along with Silva, made up for a disappointing start to the day after the visitors, resuming on 1-57, lost Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal in the space of 13 runs.

--ANI (Posted on 10-01-2014)

cricket-news headlines

Rashid Latif insists PCB 'cold-shouldered' him due to England pressure

Ex-Pak captain Saleem Malik slams PCB for refusing to review life ban

PCB considering proposal to appoint Ahmed Shehzad as new Pak T20 captain

Tendulkar celebrates 41st birthday by voting

Ex-skipper Ali Bacher backs De Villiers to be appointed new Proteas' Test captain

Don't underestimate the power of your vote: Sachin Tendulkar

Super Kings score 140/6 against Royals

Rajasthan Royals elect to field against Super Kings

IPL: All-round Kings XI Punjab register easy victory

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI big win

Sunrisers elect to field against Kings XI

IPL: Mukul Mudgal Committee to agrees to continue probe

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top