Update : Video : Mahela gives Sri Lanka upper hand against Pakistan in second Test
Mahela Jayawardene defied a left-hand webbing injury to notch his 32nd century and Kaushal Silva missed his by five runs as Sri Lanka gained an upper hand over Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai.
Jayawardene, who received three stitches after he dropped a catch on Wednesday, scored 106 not out and shared an invaluable 139-run partnership with Silva to guide Sri Lanka to 4 for 318 at stumps on the second day.
Sri Lanka gained an important 153-run lead over Pakistan's first innings score of 165 and a chance to take a lead in the three-Test series after the first match ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi last week.
Update : Friday, 10 January 2014 - 8:01 -------------------------------------- Mahela hits his 32nd century
Sri Lankan batsmen dominated day 2 of the 2nd test match against Pakistan in Dubai and Mahela Jayawardana hit a brilliant century to guide Sri lanka to a strong position.
Kaushal Silva was dismissed for a well made 95 and Kumar Sangakkara scored 26 runs.
Sri Lankans are currently on 315 runs for the loss of 4 wickets with a lead of 150 runs.