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Sri Lanka hit back against Pakistan

Published:Monday | July 20, 2009 | 12:29 PM

Hosts Sri Lanka hit back to take three wickets for two runs today as Pakistan reached 289-7 at stumps on the first day of the third and final cricket test at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

Khurram Manzoor and Mohammad Yousuf struck determined half centuries for Pakistan, who were struggling at 36-2. The pair added 167 runs for the third wicket.

Opener Manzoor made 93 and Yousuf hit 90. However, they were dismissed within seven runs of each other when facing the second new ball as Pakistan slumped from 203-3 to 289-7 at the close.

Shoaib Malik chipped in with 45 and Misbah-ul-Haq got 27.

Left-arm seamer Thilan Thushara has so far taken most wickets for Sri Lanka with 3-77, while seamer Nuwan Kulasekera recorded 2-43.

Sri Lanka, already leading the three-match series 2-0, are aiming to complete a clean sweep while Pakistan battles to salvage pride.