Towards the end of the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Amir limped off the field midway through his 17th over after complaining of pain in his right shin.
Dilruwan struck seven boundaries and Rangana Herath added an unbeaten 27 as Sri Lanka piled on the runs to ensure Yasir was in no mood to celebrate yet another five-wicket haul.
Karunaratne missed a double hundred by four runs but lifted Sri Lanka to an imposing 482 in their first innings before Pakistan finished the second day at 0-51, still trailing by 431. Pakistanhave never lost a Test series in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan had begun the day at 61 for no loss, but soon haemhorrhaged four wickets for 48 runs, putting Sri Lanka in control of the Test - or so it was thought.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah was the pick of bowlers with 2-90 while Amir returned figures of 1-59. Mohammad Aamir, since he returned to worldwide cricket in January 2016, has bowled 821.3 overs collectively across all three formats in global cricket, third-most by a fast bowler after Kagiso Rabada (896.3) and Josh Hazlewood (846.1).
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Garcia won a similarly upset-filled Wuhan last week (8 of the Top 10 played, only Muguruza made the SFs). Still, she played really well those games, those next games [after falling 3-2 down].
And just as things have started to fall apart for Pakistan, Sri Lanka have picked their game up.
Karunaratne plays a shot during the second day. He had bowled 16.3 overs on Friday before coming out to bowl only two overs on day two. Late on day one, Amir left the field nursing an injury to his shin, but he had been cleared to bowl on the second day, and yet, could manage no more than three overs before leaving the field again. Attempting to deliver the fifth ball of his 19th over, Wahab aborted his run up five times, failing, inexplicably, to get into his usual delivery slide. The sound of timber pumped up the bowler as the left-hander became his first wicket in Test cricket.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test in Dubai will be broadcasted live on PTV Sports for & Sony Pictures Network on both SD and HD channels. Shan Masood had blocked his way to 15 off 53 balls before Dilruwan hit him in front of the stumps with a slider.
Twenty-year-old Charith Asalanka, an off-spinning all-rounder who led Sri Lanka Under-19s last year, will serve as De Silva's deputy.