|Sri Lanka secure nine-wicket win against Pakistan in 2nd Test|
Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva scored half centuries as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in the 2nd Test played in Dubai and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Resuming at 330-7,Paceman Suranga Lakmal took all three wickets to fall on the fifth morning to finish with a career-best 4-78 and wrap up Pakistan’s second innings for 359 before Sri Lanka knocked off the meagre 137-run target for the loss of just one wicket.
Opener Dimuth Karunaratne (62 not out) hit the winning runs after putting on 124 for the first wicket with Kaushal Silva who fell after scoring 58. Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten on nine.
third test will be played in Sharjah from January 16.