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DUBAI---New Zealand's Tony Hill has
stepped down from the ICC's elite panel
of umpires and will join New Zealand
Cricket in coaching umpires.
The 62-year-old stood in 40 Test
matches, 96 one-day internationals and
17 Twenty20s during 15 years of
He made his international umpiring
debut in 1998 and his last appointment
was as a TV umpire in the final Ashes
Test at Sydney.
Hill supervised in two World Cups
(2007, 2011), two Champions Trophies
(2009, 2013) and four World
Twenty20s (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012).
Hill quits international umpiring
shrugged off three stitches in his
hand with a defiant 32nd Test cen-
tury and led Sri Lanka to a com-
manding 318--4 in the second Test
against Pakistan yesterday.
Jayawardene was unbeaten on 106
off 230 balls with 12 fours in nearly
5-1/2 hours while his club-mate and
opening batsman Kaushal Silva (95)
narrowly missed out on a maiden
century to give Sri Lanka a lead of
153 on day two after Pakistan was
bowled out for 165.
Jayawardene needed three stitches
between his third and fourth fingers
on his left hand after attempting a
catch on Wednesday, but was unruf-
fled by the pain as he put on 139
runs with Silva.
"Every time I didn t time the ball
well ... I was getting a lot of pain so
my target was to time the ball every
time so to stay away from getting
that irritation," Jayawardene said of
his marathon effort.
Pakistan struck twice inside the
first hour and denied Silva a century
when offspinner Mohammad Hafeez
had him lbw after the Sri Lanka
opener faced 220 balls and hit 10
fours and matched the timing of
Jayawardene at the crease.
Captain Angelo Mathews frustrat-
ed Pakistan more by adding 91 runs
with Jayawardene and was unbeaten
on 42 at stumps.
"Every 100 I ve scored is some-
thing special to me because I am
contributing to the team cause, as
long as this 100 helps us to win the
Test match that would be brilliant,"
Jayawardene was out for five and
0 off Bilawal Bhatti in the first drawn
test, but came back strongly when
he raised his century off 215 balls
with 12 boundaries by cutting the
same bowler to third man bound-
ary.Pakistan could have to pay heavily
for letting Mathews off the hook on
six as wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed
dropped a sitter in Rahat Ali s first
over with the second new ball. Math-
ews scored 91 and a match-saving
unbeaten 157 in the drawn first Test.
Pakistan s twin success came in
the first session when Kumar San-
gakkara (26) and Dinesh Chandimal
(12) fell to poor shot selection before
Silva and Jayawardene guided them
to 215--3 by tea.
Several times, Jayawardene pulled
his hand off the bat while facing
short deliveries, but it didn t deter
the confidence of Sri Lanka s most
accomplished Test batsman.
"I had some injections initially
yesterday but I was given a bit of
ointment which is a bit of a painkiller
itself, plus lots of panadol," Jayawar-
Silva also notched his second suc-
cessive 60 in the series soon after
lunch off 133 balls with five fours
when he pulled Saeed Ajmal to mid-
Jayawardene successfully over-
turned Bruce Oxenford s leg before
wicket decision on 26 when he was
ruled out by the umpire. But the TV
replays clearly suggested Ali s ball
had pitched outside the line of leg
Silva wiped out Pakistan s first-
innings score when he cut Ali to point
boundary before elegantly driving
the leftarm fast bowler through the
covers in the same over.
Silva s magnificent 5-1/2 hour
knock was ended when he misjudged
a sweep and was trapped leg before
wicket by Hafeez soon after tea
before Mathews and Jayawardene
further frustrated Pakistan.
"The little guy is batting very
well," Jayawardene said of Silva. "I
think today s knock is as good as a
hundred ... I m sure once he get one,
he will get more for us."
After Sri Lanka resumed at 57--1,
Ali (1--109) got his first success of
the series by having Sangakkara lbw
and Chandimal threw away his
wicket by needlessly pulling a deliv-
ery from Junaid Khan (2--75).
Ali bowled 55 wicketless overs in
the drawn first test last week and
had to wait for another 14 overs
before Sangakkara played him across
the line and was out plumb lbw in
the sixth over of the day.
Chandimal, who featured in a
match-saving century stand with
Mathews at Abu Dhabi, started con-
fidently but lost concentration and
holed out to Ali at deep fine leg off
Khan s short pitched delivery.
propels Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene scores
his 100th run during the second cricket
test match between Pakistan and Sri
Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket
Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
yesterday. AP PHOTO
Pakistan 1st Innings: 165
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw
Kaushal Silva lbw
Kumar Sangakkara lbw b Ali........26
Dinesh Chandimal c Ali
not out .........................................................106
Angelo Mathews not out ...............42
Extras: (1b, 2lb, 1w, 1nb) .................5
TOTAL: (for 4 wickets)...............318
Fall of wickets: 1--40, 2--75, 3--88,
Still to bat: Prasanna
Jayawardene, Rangana Herath,
Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal,
Bowling: Junaid Khan 26--5--75--2,
Rahat Ali 26--5--109--1, Saeed Ajmal
27--9--45--0, Bilawal Bhatti
21--3--75--0 (1nb 1w), Mohammad
Toss: Sri Lanka.
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford,
Australia, and Sundaram Ravi,
TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough,
Match referee: Javagal Srinath,
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