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Friday, 03 July 2015 - 13:46
Tharanga and Dimuth consolidate lankan innings
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Sri Lanka were asked to bat by Pakistan on an unevenly grassy pitch against three fast bowlers, but Upul Tharanga and Dimuth Karunaratne survived that test through to lunch with a positive approach.

Kaushal Silva lasted eleven deliveries, and only three from Rahat Ali, before nicking a lifter behind, after which Tharanga - playing his first Test in a year in place of the absent Kumar Sangakkara - and Karunaratne combined for a brisk 70-run partnership.

Pakistan's new-ball pair of Rahat and Ehsan Adil did not make the batsmen play enough at the start, and Rahat was on the shorter side often, especially to the left-handers.

Sri Lankans were on 85 runs for the loss of 1 wicket short while ago.
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