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Sri Lanka 261-8
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):
Pakistan seam bowlers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test yesterday, holding Sri Lanka to 261-8 at stumps.
Khan returned best figures 4-69 and Riaz supported him well with 3-66.
Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tharanga eight runs short of his second Test century after adding the price wicket of in-form Kumar Sangakkara (22), who had made a double century in the first innings of the first Test. He dismissed captain Angelo Mathews (39) caught behind in what became the last ball of the day.
Broad fit for Test
England fast-bowler Stuart Broad should be fit to start with a broken nose against India in the fifth Test at the Oval, captain Alastair Cook said yesterday.
Broad was injured last Saturday when a bouncer from Varun Aaron got under the peak of his helmet, forcing him to retire hurt at Manchester. He had to be led from the field with blood streaming from his nose, and was hospitalised.
"If you know your helmet can do that (leave you open to injury) you want to change it, so he has," Cook explained at a news conference on the eve of the Test start on Friday.