Day two began with Pakistan looking to bat the day with the loss of the fewest wickets possible. The day started with Prasad removing both openers, as Pakistan made a slow start. The Sri Lankan bowlers were unlucky as they had a few number of near misses, not helped by the fielders Pakistan like performance.
26 year old Azhar Ali made sure of a good day with a well fought out maiden test hundred. He batted with true grit and determination to accomplish the feat, despite really having a torrid time in the nervous ninety’s. With the ball reverse swinging and puffing up dust for the spinners, it always had the batsman in some discomfort. Azhar was well aided by first Younis Khan and then captain Misbah-ul-Haq who was unbeaten on 40 at the close.
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