Dilshan,Sangakkara tons help SL post 300

Dilshan opened with 101 for his 13th Test century and Sangakkara was 111 not out at stumps having posted his 29th hundred

Written by Associated Press | Galle | Published:June 23, 2012 12:31 am

Former captains Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara slammed hundreds as Sri Lanka bludgeoned Pakistan to reach 300/2 at stumps on Day One of the first Test on Friday.

Dilshan opened with 101 for his 13th Test century and Sangakkara was 111 not out at stumps having posted his 29th hundred. Sangakkara was also involved in two century partnerships — 124 with Dilshan for the second wicket and 113 with captain Mahela Jayawardene,unbeaten on 55. Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal claimed both wickets in finishing the day with 2/81. Ajmal had opener Tharanga Paranavitana stumped for 24 at 63/1,giving wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal his 50th Test dismissal.

Pakistan were without captain Misbah-ul-Haq,suspended for Pakistan’s slow over rate in the fifth one-dayer in Colombo.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 300/2 (Tillakaratne Dilshan 101,Kumar Sangakkara batting 111,Mahela Jayawardene batting 55; Saeed Ajmal 2/81) vs Pakistan

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