Amin, Manzoor lead visitors' batting effort

Pakistan A 244 for 5 (Amin 99, Manzoor 82, de Silva 2-28) v Sri Lanka A

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.

Sri Lanka A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st16MDUS JayasunderaDM de Silva
2nd26MDUS JayasunderaMS Warnapura
3rd25KDK VithanageMS Warnapura
4th32SMA PriyanjanKDK Vithanage
5th16SMA PriyanjanMDKJ Perera
6th198MDKJ PereraDAS Gunaratne