Sri Lanka Spinner Prabath Jayasuriya shines again as Sri Lanka crushes Pakistan by 246 runs in the 2nd Test Series

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Sri Lanka had a massive comeback after getting defeated in the first test match against Pakistan. The Lankans put on a convincing performance; in regards to providing exceptional spin, their batters also struck with enhanced panache. On Thursday, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 246 runs in the second Test to tie the series at one game each. Spinner Prabath Jayasuriya grabbed five wickets in the victory.

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Tourists Pakistan were knocked out for 261 in the second session of day five while following a mammoth 508 run mark, notwithstanding captain Babar Azam producing a gallant 81 in Galle.
Ramesh Mendis ousted the Pakistani rear with four more wickets after taking five in Pakistan’s opening innings with his off-spin, sparking off jubilation throughout Sri Lanka.

The tourists crushed themselves to win the first game with a massive record hunt of 342, with the in-form Azam compiling his 23rd Test fifty and setting on courageous stands with overnight mate Imam-ul-Haq (49) and Mohammad Rizwan (37).

To call for an end to Pakistan’s struggle, Jayasuriya snagged talisman Azam in a lbw after extending to strike with consecutive strokes and pushing Agha Salman out for four just before noon.

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Imam, a left-handed batsman, contributed just three runs to his overnight 46 until Ramesh pounced with his first delivery of the day to get him trapped after.

Rizwan’s stint on 35 was curtailed by Jayasuriya’s left-arm spin on day four, when he only took one wicket. One was knocked out for Fawad Alam.

Azam, who opened the day on 26 and underwent some physiotherapy for lower back pain, has been in fine shape with the bat and smashed 119 and 55 in Pakistan’s first triumph.
Dimuth Karunaratne was unable to play due to back pain, but Dhananjaya de Silva stepped in as leader of Sri Lanka and improved his game to ensure victory with a mark of 109 in the 360-8 aggregate declared.
Given the sheer advantage that Sri Lanka had at the end of their innings on Wednesday afternoon, the weather appeared to be a headache for the hosts, with matches on days three and four being called early owing to poor lighting and rain is forecasted for Thursday afternoon.
After getting bounced out for 231 to Sri Lanka’s 378 in their first innings, Pakistan dropped behind by 147 runs.

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