Cricket: Fired-up Pakistan rattle Sri Lanka in second Test

COLOMBO, August 14, 2014 (AFP) – Mahela Jayawardene scored four streaky runs in his last Test as Pakistan’s bowlers dismantled Sri Lanka’s first innings at the start of the second and final match in Colombo on Thursday. “For us seamers to take so many wickets on a dead wicket like this is fantastic,” said the 24-year-old Junaid. “Hopefully we can wrap up the innings quickly and then the batsmen can get a big score.

“I don’t think this would have been possible without the useful tips that Waqar Sir gave us. He is a legend and it always helps to learn from greats like him.”

Sri Lanka’s skipper Angelo Mathews made 39 when he was caught behind off Riaz for what became the last delivery of the day.

Tharanga put on 79 for the first wicket with Silva and 65 for the second with Kumar Sangakkara, but missed his century when he fell to a sharp catch by Azhar Ali at short-leg off Riaz.

“I don’t think this was a very easy wicket to bat on,” Tharanga said. “It was a bit two-paced and took more turn than what we are used to at this ground.

“300 is now our main target. We still have two wickets left and must get whatever runs we can. A good first innings total is important to get a favourable result in this ga