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Pak-SL 2nd Test starts today

Afp, Dubai

Pakistan are hoping that both the sun and their two spinners shine in Dubai to give them an edge in the second Test against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday.
Persistent rain in the emirate forced the teams to cancel their practice on Tuesday. But the forecast is clear for the next five days.
"Hopefully it will be better on Wednesday and we can have a proper five-day game," said Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq.
"I haven't seen the wicket because it is covered but usually it's a good Test in Dubai."
Misbah is counting on spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman to give Pakistan a series lead, after the first of three Tests ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi last week.
Ajmal toiled for 49 wicketless overs in Sri Lanka's second innings in the first Test, as skipper Angelo Mathews hit a career best 157 not out.
His fighting knock helped Sri Lanka erase Pakistan's 179-run lead and set them a 302-run victory target. They finished on 158-2.


It was the first time in Ajmal's 31-Test career that the 36-year-old had bowled more than 17 overs in a second innings and finished without a wicket.

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Last modified: 10:01 pm Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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