Amir ruled out of one-day series with injury

Amir ruled out of one-day series with injury

Dimuth Karunaratne made a career-best 196 as Sri Lanka racked up 482 against Pakistan on day two of the second Test on Saturday.

Sri Lanka, a surprise victor of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, can become the first team to beat Pakistan in a Test series in the United Arab Emirates if it doesn't lose this second match.

Sri Lanka A are expected to leave tomorrow for Jamaica, where they play three four-day "Tests" and as many one-dayers against West Indies A, from October 11 to November 5. For them, Yasir Shah claimed 6 for 184, becoming the first spinner to take five-wicket hauls in five successive Tests. He returned to the dressing room for treatment after bowling just three deliveries of his 17th over.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal.

All these individual pieces have combined to form a nightmare for Pakistan where the fast bowlers look far from effective, one spinner bowls 50 overs or more and part-timers bowl far too many overs.

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Amir left the field in the afternoon session due to a shin injury that will prevent the paceman from bowling in the second innings and keep him out of the one-day worldwide series.

There is so much to play in this second and final Test in Dubai. Karunaratne appeared exhausted after facing 405 balls and hitting 19 boundaries and a six. Swinging the ball in to the batsman, then straightening it off the seam, Lakmal collected Shafiq's edge and had him caught low to the ground, by a tumbling Kusal Mendis at first slip.

In any event, Wahab collected himself at the tea break, and it was his discipline that helped keep Pakistan in the match through that Amir-less second session. But this being a Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test, things rarely go that smoothly for an ascendant team.

The last two matches of the five-match series will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on 20 and 23October. Shan Masood had blocked his way to 15 off 53 balls before Dilruwan hit him in front of the stumps with a slider.

It was another brilliant display by the Sri Lankan batsmen, led by left-hander Karunaratne.

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