19 Oct 2011

Khan puts Pakistan in box seat v Sri Lanka

12:12 pm on 19 October 2011

The Left-arm paceman Junaid Khan chipped in with a maiden five-wicket haul to help Pakistan bundle Sri Lanka for 197 runs on the first day of the opening cricket Test in the United Arab Emirates.

The 21-year-old, playing in only his second Test, with 5-38, was ably supported by pace partner Umar Gul and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal with two wickets apiece, after Pakistan put Sri Lanka into bat.

Sri Lanka, who were confidently placed at 51-1 at lunch, could never recover from the loss of six wickets for 65 runs between lunch and tea, as Khan produced a burst of three wickets in the space of just five deliveries.

Pakistan finished the day at 27-0.