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Sri Lanka beats Pakistan by 9 wickets in 2nd Test

Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit half centuries on Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 1-0 up in the series.

cricket Updated: Jan 12, 2014 16:43 IST
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Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit half centuries on Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 1-0 up in the series.

Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 62 while Silva fell for 58 as Sri Lanka reached 137-1 for its biggest win by wickets among 45 Tests played between the two nations.

Resuming at 330-7, fast bowler Suranga Lakmal dashed Pakistan's hopes of putting up a fight with a career-best 4-78 before Pakistan was bowled out for 359 in an hour on the last day - an overall lead of 136 runs.

Wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene equaled the Sri Lanka record of nine catches in a Test match when he had Rahat Ali caught behind.

Sharjah will host the third Test from January 17.