Pakistan captain Younis Khan won the toss and elected to field with a pitch having grass patches. Pakistan did well to with two in the opening session off Umar Gul. But then on Sri Lanka settled down to reach 89-2 by lunch as Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene did the repair. However, skipper Jayawardene playing his last Test as captain fell soon after lunch to Gul but Sangakkara kept things flowing. Debut fast bowler Muhammad Talha bowled well early with brisk pace and shared the new ball with Gul but leaked runs against an attacking field later. Once Jayawardene was gone in came Thilan Samaraweera and he continued to punish the bowler. While Sangakkara was a bit tentative, Samaraweera was at his fluent best. The batsmen knitted a solid 204 runs stand for the fourth wicket. It was Samaraweera who reached his century first of only 159 balls and Sangakkara followed suit soon after to reach his 18th Test hundred. Sangakkara played well and was finally dismissed by Yasir Arafat for 104 off 210 balls including eight fours. Pakistan dropped two vital chances Sangakkara was put down by Faisal Iqbal when he was on 55, while Samaraweera was dropped on 68 by Kamran Akmal. The visitors ended the day in a strong position at 317-4 and Samaraweera is still unbeaten on 133. Gul was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan, with three wickets. At the start of day two, Pakistan team should be aiming for quick wickets to restrict Sri Lanka for a score ideally not more than 425. It's a tough ask but the Pakistan bowlers will have to bend their backs.