Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017: 1st Test, Day 1 - Statistical Highlights

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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test is a day only encounter and it will begin at 11:00 hrs PST (06:00 GMT) and 10:00am local.

Dinesh Chandimal (60) and Niroshan Dickwella (42) were not out at stumps, playing out almost 21 overs together.

After the meal break opener Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal knuckled down and got the tourists back in the game.

Earlier, Karunaratne had a solid opening stand of 34 with Kaushal Silva before Hasan provided Pakistan with the breakthrough.

Karunaratne and Chandimal rotated the strike as boundaries continued to be hard to come by, getting through to tea without further damage, but the former threw it away just seven shy of a seventh Test hundred when he set off for a single and the skipper remained rooted at the non-striker's end.

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The English language channel is not available on UK TV and only broadcasts to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Except for India due to political reasons, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, nearly all high-profile teams have had their turn facing Pakistan in Tests and in limited over games here in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah with Pakistan more or less being dominant against them.

Azhar was in doubt for the first Test after suffering a knee injury but he has since responded well to treatment, while Yasir Shah will lead the spin attack in a squad with five fast bowlers. The first day ended with the score of 227 by Sri Lanka with the loss of 4 wickets.

Pakistan are playing their first Test since the retirement of their record run-scorer Younis Khan, and their most successful captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

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