'Injured' Mohammad Amir ruled out of Sri Lanka ODIs

De Silva to skipper 'A' team

A combination of fitness issues, low bowling resources and a charged-up Sri Lankan team have brought Pakistan to the brink of their first Test series defeat in UAE ever since they moved base to the country after the terrorist strike on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009.

Amir got rid of Samarawickrama, ending his 69-over drought of going wicket-less in Test matches.

The sequence of events will raise questions about why he wasn't taken for a scan earlier and why he was allowed to bowl at all on the second day.

Dilruwan went on to score 58 off 76 balls, which included seven boundaries, before Sri Lanka began to lose wickets in a hurry. To add to Pakistan´s woes pace spearhead Mohammad Amir walked off the field after a recurring shin injury sustained late on Friday. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah had nightwatchman Suranga Lakmal out for one as Pakistan started to stage a fightback. According to the last news, Pakistan is in bat and finished the second day with 51 runs in exchange for no wickets.


Test batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will lead a 16-man Sri Lanka A squad on the tour of West Indies starting next week. It remains to be seen if the Pakistan selectors recall Wahab Riaz as Amir's replacement or decide to bolster their frail spin department.

Karunaratne's superb innings of 196 came off 405 balls and included 19 boundaries and a six.

These all are some terms of the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match which is maintain its stranglehold. On the dressing room balcony, head coach Mickey Arthur was stomping around.

In any event, Wahab collected himself at the tea break, and it was his discipline that helped keep Pakistan in the match through that Amir-less second session. Given how at one stage, Pakistan seemed on the brink of one of their spectacular unraveling, their performance through the second and third sessions was a relative show of character. Six teams have tried previously, and six teams have failed, Sri Lanka included. Sami Aslam, who was 30 off 49 balls by stumps, also survived a close call. But it was the singles and twos that defined their partnership.

Related News:

  • Need to Quick-Charge Your iPhone? Grab This iPad Adapter

    Need to Quick-Charge Your iPhone? Grab This iPad Adapter

    Alongside your iPhone , you can use the adapter with any of the iPad or iPod touch models that are running iOS 10 or later. Apple is working on getting those problems fixed, so the iPhone 8 will run like it's supposed to.
    Donald Trump Makes Himself the Victim in the Puerto Rico Crisis

    Donald Trump Makes Himself the Victim in the Puerto Rico Crisis

    Rossello remains in good standing with Trump, earning plaudits in the president's tweets , while Cruz came under sustained fire from other Washington officials.
    Toddler shoots playmates at MI  daycare

    Toddler shoots playmates at MI daycare

    A toddler is accused of pulling the trigger, wounding two children at a home daycare center in Dearborn, Michigan on Wednesday. The police chief said the gun was kept in the Dearborn home, and several other children were in the home at the time.
  • Live Más with Taco Bell's $5 National Taco Day Gift Set

    Live Más with Taco Bell's $5 National Taco Day Gift Set

    It's National Taco Day, a "holiday" that would, under other circumstances, be cause for celebration and heaps of free tacos . Rubio's Coastal Grill - The fish taco restaurant held its promotion during Taco Tuesday .
    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Looters strike hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico grocery store

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Looters strike hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico grocery store

    "Well maybe from where she's standing it's a good news story", Yulín Cruz said after hearing Duke's upbeat assessment. Thursday, Duke stirred controversy when referring to the government's response in Puerto Rico as a "good news story".
    Women can now drive in Saudi Arabia

    Women can now drive in Saudi Arabia

    Midrange brands dominate the Saudi market, with Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and Nissan together commanding a 71 percent share of sales. The US-raised Saudi citizen worked with various ministries in Riyadh before returning to the States in 2017.
  • World Class striker hints at move to Real Madrid

    World Class striker hints at move to Real Madrid

    But, the likes of Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are just not good enough at elite worldwide level. We want to stay unbeaten, we want to go and win the game. "They are giving everything they've got".
    LCHD offers free cancer screening program for women

    LCHD offers free cancer screening program for women

    Less than a week ago, prolific actress Julia Louise-Dreyfus announced on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer . Ryan's goal is to collect about 100,000 cans and bottles with the special bins that are pink with breast cancer symbols on them.
    US President Trump says

    US President Trump says "not distracted" by NFL protests

    The Cowboys players stood during the anthem. "We want to stand and respect the flag, let's make no mistake of that", Jones said . I think most of America was surprised to see " America's team " protest the comments made by President Trump in such a fashion.
  • Trump's deleted tweets present legal liabilities

    Trump's deleted tweets present legal liabilities

    Moore, a Southern Baptist, referenced God frequently during the campaign and his victory speech , according to media reports . Press keeps challenging Moore to explain what portion of the Constitution supports discrimination against gay Americans.
    OJ Simpson released from prison after serving nine years

    OJ Simpson released from prison after serving nine years

    He walked out of prison with paperwork and "three or four boxes about the size of a microwave", according to Keast. According to Brooke Keast , the Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman said he seemed to be in good spirits.
    Ty Montgomery has minor rib injury, could play vs. Cowboys

    Ty Montgomery has minor rib injury, could play vs. Cowboys

    Receiving a glowing review of his first National Football League action from Rodgers shows a lot about the young running back. Jones is a safety valve but at least worth considering with Green Bay's backfield dealing with so many health concerns.


Most liked

Saudi Arabia to buy air defence systems from Russian Federation
He also referred to a 2015 deal when the Public Investment Fund (PIF) agreed to invest $10 billion in Russian Federation . He added that Russian Federation respects press freedom and treats foreign media equally.

Oil price heads lower on oversupply worries
Since oil prices crashed in 2014, West Texas Intermediate has been unable to hold above $50 for more than a few weeks or months. Advances in USA shale oil production technologies are contributing the to supply surplus and weighing on any oil price gains.

TransCanada drops Energy East pipeline plan
But others pointed to the complex regulatory process and mixed messages from the federal government as contributing factors. CEO Russ Girling cited non-specific "changed circumstances" for the decision in a brief news release Thursday morning.

Senior cop, who offered his chair to Radhe Maa, suspended
In 2016, Mumbai resident Niki Gupta had filed a complaint accusing Radhe Maa of instigating her in-laws against her for dowry. The house is called Radhe Maa Bhavan by her devotees and Gupta is a managing trustee of Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust.

Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock 'sent his girlfriend away' Marilou Danley before massacre
Paddock, 64, killed at least 58 people and injured 527 others Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Friends and neighbours have described Ms Danley as a warm and chatty person who has lived and travelled around the world.

US Defense Secretary Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal
On Friday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged Europe to defy USA sanctions if Trump's administration abandons the JCPOA.

NBA Announces Changes to All-Star Game: No More East vs. West
Of the 13 players on last year's East roster, including injury replacement Carmelo Anthony , four have changed conferences. The starters will be determined by 50 percent fan vote, 25 percent basketball media and 25 percent NBA head coach vote.

UKIP unveil new leader as ex squaddie Henry Bolton
UKIP has held its third leadership contest since the European Union referendum - with a shortlist of seven candidates taking part. The result of the party's leadership election will be announced today at around 5pm at the Ukip conference in Torquay.

Jumbo jet makes emergency landing after engine blowout
The engine manufacturer for the Airbus A380 , Engine Alliance , said that the company would look into the matter. Audio of the Air France "super mayday" after one of its engines blew over the Atlantic Ocean has been released.

Celtic beat away hoodoo in Champions League win over rock-bottom Anderlecht
Those were the facts Rodgers heard time and again when he first arrived as the Hoops new boss. At times I still think we are embarrassed to have the ball for long periods.

Tigers, Crows won't believe the hype ahead of grand final
The emotion spilled over in forward Jack Riewoldt's on-field interview with Richmond legend Matthew Richardson on Channel 7 . Adelaide only scored one goal in the third quarter to Richmond's five - leaving a gap of 34 points at the final break.

Amazon Introduces a New Member of the Echo Family: Echo Spot
If Google releases its own Echo Show competitor, the company would finally be able to deliver a YouTube experience that it wants. All of these new devices build on Amazon's big win of getting the hardware and software scenario just right for Alexa .

Over half of Americans believe that Trump is unfit to be President
The July 27 New York City poll found more voters blame Cuomo for poor subways; Cuomo-de Blasio feud hurts city, voters say. In addition, it was found that 94% of black voters thought that the ex-reality star was unfit to hold office.

Prince Harry's adorable moments with baby girl as she 'steals' his popcorn
A builder working on the street also said: "She's very nice - I saw her the other day and she smiled and waved at us". At one point, Emily took such a shine to the prince that she leaned on his knee as the volleyball match continued.

'SNL' adds cast members, replacing Moynihan, Zamata and Bayer
Still around is Kenan Thompson, who has surpassed Darrell Hammond as the longest-running cast member with fifteen seasons. The show is coming off one of its most watched seasons ever which earned it nine Emmy awards, more than any other show.