Shafique, Gunasekara share the spoils on day one

Abdullah Shafique and Chamika Gunasekara, both 21, shared the spoils on a rain-affected opening day of the second four-day unofficial cricket ‘Test’ between Sri Lanka ‘A’ and Pakistan ‘A’ at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

Shafique, a right-hand opener from Sialkot with a first-class century under his belt, held the Pakistan ‘A’ first innings together with an unbeaten half-century as Gunasekara threatened to run through their batting. By stumps, Pakistan ‘A’ had scored 180/4 with Shafique unbeaten on 89*, and Gunasekara having captured 3/42.

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