Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017: 1st Test, Day 1 - Statistical Highlights

Sarfraz Ahmed and Pakistan are on a high after big wins in limited overs cricket

Sarfraz Ahmed and Pakistan are on a high after big wins in limited overs cricket

Dimuth Karunaratne was run out seven runs short of a century on day one of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

Prior to the trophy unveiling, the newly appointed captain of Pakistan Test side Sarfraz Ahmed requested the Sri Lankan team to visit Pakistan for the matches.

Pakistan are playing their first Test since the retirement of their record run-scorer Younis Khan, and their most successful captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

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Yasir became the joint second fastest bowler to claim 150 Test wickets when he dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne leg before for nought in the first session. he reached the milestone in his 27th Test match, equalling the mark of illustrious countryman Waqar Younis.

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne was the top scorer with 93 and added 100 for the fourth wicket with skipper Dinesh Chandimal (60) to lift their team from a precarious 61-3 at lunch.

This brief two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which includes a day/night game in Dubai, is not any different apart from the fact that that some of the faces have changed in both teams, and so have their leaders. Sri Lanka had won the toss and elected to bat.

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The new cricketing laws set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be applicable in today's match.

World XI's tour presented a fascinating opportunity to Pakistan's young generation to not only watch their own players but a number of foreign stars in flesh for the first time.

Chandimal successfully reviewed after he was given out lbw to Mohammad Abbas and the aggressive Dickwella, who flicked Mohammad Amir over square leg for six, was still there at stumps in an unbroken stand of 66.

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