3rd Test: Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman restrict Sri Lanka to 220-5 on Day 1

Saeed Ajmal picked up the wickets of Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal as Sri Lanka crawled past 200 at stumps.

updated: January 16, 2014 21:11 IST
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Pakistan spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman tied down Sri Lanka to 220-5 in the decisive third test on a grassless wicket at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Ajmal took 2-62 and Rehman - one of the three changes Pakistan made after trailing 1-0 in the series - picked up 1-45 to keep Sri Lanka's progress in check on the first day.

"We have controlled them because there's little response from the pitch (for the batsmen), but our effort will be to dismiss them quickly tomorrow," Rehman said.

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