30 Oct 2011

Pakistan crush Sri Lanka in second test in Dubai

11:42 am on 30 October 2011

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has taken five wickets to steer Pakistan to a nine-wicket win in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Dubai Stadium, going 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Ajmal-old finished with 68 for five - his fourth five-wicket bag in a Test - to help restrict Sri Lanka to 257 in their second innings before Pakistan went about reaching their modest 94-run target to seal victory with a day to spare.

In Sri Lankan's second innings opener Tharanga Paranavitana (72) and vice-captain Angelo Mathews (52 not out) put up notable resistance against some penetrative pace-cum spin attack from Pakistan.

The third and final Test starts in Sharjah from November 3.