Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights Today 06 Oct 2017

Watch Pak vs SL cricket highlights today on 06-10-2017. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test highlights. An ultimate collapse of Pakistan’s batting order was witnessed in the first test match as Pakistan were unable to gun down an easily achievable target of 136. Two key features of the first test must be highlighted which depict why Pakistan might have lost – 1. Herath’s brilliance: Herath might be the greatest bowler that Sri Lanka has found after Muralidharan and now that he has joined the VIP club of 400 wickets, he does not need any recognition. – 2. The absence of Younis and Misbah in Pakistani batting order has struck hard and their performance in the second innings shows that how vulnerable they are without the two major batsmen. It will take time, but the current batting order needs to become independent.

Toss: SL won the toss and elected to bat


Pakistan will be replacing Hasan Ali by Wahab Riaz. Ali is suffering through a back injury but his replacement by another speedster i.e, Wahab assures that Pakistan will be playing three pacers and one spinner. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be suffering as Matthews will be absent due to a calf injury. Thirimanne will be absent as well due to a back injury. Samarawickrama might make his debut in this game.

The previous defeat for Pakistan was the first ever test match defeat in Dubai, and another defeat in the upcoming game might shake their golden record here in the UAE. Due to the absence of international cricket in Pakistan (despite the efforts being made by PCB for it to return), Dubai has always provided shelter to the side and they have excelled here. Thus the second test match of the series, the first day and night test for Sri Lanka, will be played at Dubai with Sri Lanka being one up in the series.


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The pitch will be humid and the Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed thought that humidity will aid his quick soldiers. Chandimal said that the pitch is dry and is similar to Abu Dhabi’s in dryness.