Chandimal's brilliance cements Sri Lanka's control

Day 2 : Stumps

Pakistan 64/0 (Masood 30, Aslam 31) trail Sri Lanka 419 all out (Chandimal 155*, Karunaratne 93, Dickwella 83, Abbas 3-75, Yasir 3-120) by 355 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

On a typical hot and tiring day at the Abu Dhabi stadium, Dinesh Chandimal (155*) went about collecting runs quietly, with a minimum of fuss. Akin to a diligent sculptor, he waited, waited and waited for the loose ball and invariably put it away. Chandimal's age-old virtues certainly bore fruit as he composed a brilliant unbeaten 155 to pilot Sri Lanka to a sizeable 419. Pakistan were, still behind by at stumps on Day 2.

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