Pakistan fought back hard in the opening session of second day with five wickets as Sri Lankans slowly gathered a lead that could prove vital. Umar Gul reverse swung the ball with good effect while Saeed Ajmal continued with his fine performance bowling tightly and using his variations well. Pakistan bowled and fielded well as Sri Lankan innings was wrapped up soon after lunch for 240 - an overall lead of exactly 150. The lead could have been much more but Pakistanis need to be credited the way they bowled in the right areas and restricted the hosts to a manageable lead. Umar Gul was the pick of the bowlers as he ended up with fine figures of 4-43 while Saeed Ajmal took 4-87. For Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara topscored with 87 as no other batsman managed to cross 50. With plenty of time left in the game, Pakistan needed a solid start from its openers. Khurram Manzoor combined well with debutant Fawad Alam as both added 85 runs for the first wicket. The two batsmen batted with confidence as Sri Lankan bowlers failed to make much impression. Fawad converted his fifty into a hundred lending much needed impetus to Pakistan innings. Pakistan reached 178-1 by stums with Fawad batting on 102 and Younis on 35. Pakistan have taken a lead of 28 with nine wickets remaining and should now aim to add to it. Pakistan have made a steady start in the second innings and the balance is restored somewhat in the Test but a lot of work is yet to be done. The visitors need to continue with the good work as well as the batsmen will have to bat well and get maximum runs.