The Pakistani batting line up had no answer to the wrist spin of new boy, Tharindu Kaushal who bagged his first five wicket haul. Pakistan collapsed to an embarrassing 138 after batting just 48 overs on day 1 in Colombo.

Pakistani captain, Misbah Ul Haq, won the toss and elected to bat first on a slightly gray morning. Pakistan went into the match with the same eleven that had beaten Sri Lanka in the first test a few days ago. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka drafted in Tharindu Kaushal and debutant, Dushmantha Chameera.

Pakistan started the day in the worst possible way with Ahmed Shehzad getting out on just the second over. Shehzad was soon followed in the dressing room by One Day International captain, Azhar Ali, after he edged one to the keeper off Prasad.

Pakistan went into the dressing rooms at Lunch fairly pleased on 70-2. But after a heavy shower which lasted for an hour, Pakistan lost concentration and one by one, the batsmen fell prey to Kaushal’s vicious spin. The 22 year old cleaned up Pakistan’s lower middle order and finished with impressive figures of 5/42.

The Sri Lankan openers started the proceedings after tea, facing the Pakistani new-ball pair cautiously. Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan were unlucky not to break the partnership early on. Junaid Khan, however, soon took his 50th wicket against Sri Lanka when Karunaratne chased a full and wide delivery, edging the ball to keeper, Sarfraz Ahmed. Sri Lanka managed to play out the spin of Babar and Yasir Shah as they finished Day 1 settled and looking good on 70/1.