Ahmed Shehzad was dismissed for three in the tenth over, leg-before to paceman Nuwan Pradeep, after Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bowl in hopes of extracting some life from the Dubai stadium pitch.
     
At the break, Khurram Manzoor was not out on 36 and Mohammad Hafeez unbeaten on 13. Contrary to expectations, the Sri Lankan paceman got no help from the pitch and the fielders were sloppy, dropping two catches.
     
Skipper Mathews floored Shehzad in the slips off paceman Suranga Lakmal with the batsman still to get off the mark but the lapse did not prove costly.

Mahela Jayawardene dropped Hafeez off the first ball he faced from paceman Shaminda Eranga. The first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi last week.

(Agencies)

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