Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten ton leads islanders charge against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi Test

Dinesh Chandimal's unbeaten 155 along with Niroshan Dickwella's 83 helped Sri Lanka post a mammoth first-innings total of 491 on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
29th September 2017

article:29th September 2017

Chandimal remained unbeaten on 155 as Sri Lanka posted 491.
Chandimal remained unbeaten on 155 as Sri Lanka posted 491.

Dinesh Chandimal hit an unbeaten hundred to help Sri Lanka post a big 419-run total on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

The Sri Lankan skipper remained undefeated on a punishing 155 to lift Sri Lanka from positions of 61-3 and an overnight 227-4 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

He batted for a mammoth 546 minutes, faced 372 balls and smashed 14 boundaries to leave Pakistan’s pace-cum-spin attack frustrated on an unresponsive pitch.

Chandimal added 134 for the fifth wicket with Niroshan Dickwella, who made a career-best 83, before frustrating Pakistan further with a 92-run stand for the sixth wicket with Dilruwan Perera, who made 33.

The Chandimal-Dickwella stand was only broken in the 22nd over of the day when Dickwella played on to fast bowler Hasan Ali, spurning a good chance to post his maiden hundred.

Dickwella hit nine boundaries and a six during his rapid, 117-ball knock.

Chandimal reached his ninth Test century — his first in four Tests as captain, and first against Pakistan — by driving fast bowler Mohammad Amir through the covers for his 11th boundary.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah posted 3-120 and fast bowler Mohammad Abbas fetched 3-75.

 


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