COLOMBO - Umar Amin's 99 led Pakistan A to 244 for 5 on the first day of the first unofficial Test against Sri Lanka A in Colombo. Amin and Khurram Manzoor provided the guts of the visitor's effort, putting on 135 for the second wicket after Umar Siddiq had fallen early. Manzoor hit 82 off 128 balls before being given out lbw to offspinner Tharindu Kaushal.

Amin was involved in a 51-run stand with Ali Asad after Manzoor's departure, but was out on the brink of what would have been his 11th first-class ton. Kaushal claimed his wicket as well. There was little else of note in Pakistan's batting card. Siddiq and Ali Asad made only minor contributions, and Ali Waqas was out for a duck.

The two offspinners - Kaushal and Dhananjaya de Silva - took two wickets apiece. De Silva returned the day's best figures of 2 for 28 from 13 overs.

Scoreboard

PAKISTAN A 1ST INNINGS:

Khurram Manzoor lbw b Kaushal    82

Umar Siddiq c Perera b Fernando    6

Umar Amin c Priyanjan b Kaushal    99

Ali Asad lbw b de Silva    21

Fawad Alam not out    17

Ali Waqas c Gunaratne b de Silva    0

Adnan Akmal not out    0

EXTRAS: (b14, lb1, w1, nb3)    19

TOTAL: (5 wkts; 80 overs)    244

FOW: 1-22, 2-157, 3-208, 4-243, 5-244

BOWLING: L Gamage 16-2-35-0, V Fernando 13-2-30-1, D Chameera 15-0-69-0, T Kaushal 20-4-76-2, A Priyanjan 3-0-21-0, D de Silva 13-4-28-2

TOSS: Sri Lanka A

UMPIRES: A Jayasooriya, R Kottahachchi

MATCH REFEREE: N Devarajan