Pakistan hit back at Sri Lanka after batting collapse

The Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo and Pallekele could well be on two different continents. Such was the contrast in the nature of their pitches, and in their treatment of bowlers.

updated: July 08, 2012 18:17 IST
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Pallekele: Young seamer Thisara Perera grabbed a career-best 4-63 as Sri Lanka bowled out Pakistan for 226 on the opening day of the final Test in Pallekele on Sunday.

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath chipped in with three wickets after Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena put the tourists in to bat for the second consecutive match.

Pakistan hit back to reduce Sri Lanka to 44-3 by stumps as left-arm seamer Junaid Khan removed Dinesh Chandimal and dangerman Kumar Sangakkara in the space of four deliveries.

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