Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test: Sri Lanka won the toss today and elected to field first. As expected Sri Lanka camp hasn't change and named the same winning team at Galle.
Pakistan made one change Umar Gul replaced with Azizaz Cheema.
Sri Lanka hasn't lost a game at Sinhalese Sport Club ground since 2004, they have played 11 test matches so far and won 6 matches and 5 matches end in draw.
As usaual Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardane took a startling decision to bowl first after winning the toss. SSC wicket highly recognized as batting friendly wicket and rarely helped bowlers during last decade.
Mohammed Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar made their way in to middle to start the inning for Pakistan and made a partnership of 78 runs when the 1st wicket Taufeeq Umar for 65. Angelo Mathews the only bowler able to grab a wicket in 2 sessions of the match.
Pakistan were 94 for 1 in 28 overs at Lunch.
Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan made a brilliant century and survived against Angelo Mathews, Hafeez caught behind by Prasanna Jayawardane at 101 at 56.1 overs, and the umpire decided to go upstairs to check the bowling crease. Angelo Mathews clearly over the crease and the decision revised to Not out.
Pakistan were 217/1 57 overs at Tea Break.
The final session of the match Pakistan added 117 with no wickets in 37 Overs with a Run rate of 3.16.
Mohammad Hafeez made a unbeaten knock of 172 along with Azhar Ali (92*) to build an unbeaten Partnership of 256*.
Stumps - Day 1 - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
Pakistan 334/1 (90.0 ov) Mohammad Hafeez 172* (281) Azhar Ali 92* (187) Taufeeq Umar 65
KMDN Kulasekara 0/60
AD Mathews 1/45
N Pradeep 0/52
S Randiv 0/83
HMRKB Herath 0/82
TM Dilshan 0/9