Amir ruled out of ODIs with shin injury

  • Amir ruled out of ODIs with shin injury

Amir ruled out of ODIs with shin injury

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir limped off the field during second day's play of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai 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.

Captain Chandimal brought up his half-century after Sri Lanka resumed on 254-3, but missed out on a second century of the series when he was given out leg before and decided against reviewing despite replays showing Yasir's delivery was missing the stumps. Though, Pakistani top spinner Yasir Shah made a breakthrough very earlier and took Silva in just his 27 individual runs but at the end of the crease, Karunaratne stood still and kept playing.

Karunaratne batted with authority and style to reach his seventh Test hundred off 197 balls, hitting Mohammad Amir for two consecutive boundaries to complete three figures. At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, Pakistan openers tried to carry forward the work from Day Two's 51 for no loss.

Lahiru Gamage, the debutant paceman, took his first wicket in Tests when he bowled Shan Masood through the gate after the opener had made 16. Karunaratne appeared exhausted after facing 405 balls and hitting 19 boundaries and a six.

Chandimal followed his 155 not out in the opening Test with another confident innings, collecting five boundaries as the Sri Lankan pair blunted Pakistan's bowling attack.

The left-arm pacer bowled two overs on Day 2 but left the field again, then was being taken to a hospital.

The workload was passed on to Shah, who bowled 55.5 overs, taking 6-184, and Abbas.

As if that was not enough, Karunaratne put on 59 for the sixth wicket with Dilruwan Perera, who scored a polished 58.