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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka---Pakistan
seam bowlers Junaid Khan and
Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets
as Pakistan came back strong on
the opening day of the second Test
yesterday, holding Sri Lanka to 261-
8 at stumps. Khan returned best
figures 4-69 and Riaz supported
him well with 3-66.
Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tha-
ranga eight runs short of his second
test century after adding the price
wicket of in-form Kumar Sangakkara
(22), who had made a double century
in the first innings of the first test.
He dismissed captain Angelo Math-
ews (39) caught behind in what
became the last ball of the day.
After Sri Lanka captain Angelo
Mathews chose to bat first Tharanga
added 79 for the opening wicket with
Kaushal Silva and 65 with Sangakkara
to reach 162-2 at tea. In the final
session they lost seven more wickets
for 99 runs. Tharanga faced 179
deliveries and hit 12 boundaries for
his fifth half century in tests.
Sri Lanka s solid start included 69
runs in the first session without los-
ing a wicket and in the second they
lost two wickets for 93 runs. After
lunch, opener Kaushal Silva prodded
at a delivery but was caught behind
for 41 off Khan. Sangakkara made
22 before being bowled by Riaz off
the inside edge.
Sangakkara s dismissal saw Mahela
Jayawardene, who plays his final test,
walk in to a guard of honor by the
Pakistani fielders and sounds of fire-
works. But he could make just four
to the disappointment for a modest
crowd most of whom were past and
present students from his school.
Jayawardene was trapped lbw by off-
spinner Saeed Ajmal soon after tea
Tharanga flicked a ball from Riaz
and Azhar Ali took a sharp catch at
Pakistan took the second new ball
at the end of 82 overs and Khan
delivered two wickets in the first over
dismissing Niroshan Dickwella (24)
and Dilruwan Perera both trapped
lbw. After a dramatic seven-wicket
win in the first test, Sri Lanka is aim-
ing to sweep the two-test series and
send the retiring Jayawardene out
on a winning note. Pakistan on the
other hand is desperate to win and
level the series.
Placards and cut-outs had been
erected around the ground with stu-
dents and past students of his old
school Nalanda College coming
together to pay tribute to Jayawar-
dene. The hosts were forced to
replace fast bowler Shaminda Eranga
and middle-order batsman
Kithruwan Vithanage due to injuries,
bringing in Lahiru Thirimanne and
Chanaka Welegedara. Pakistan
replaced fast bowler Mohammad
Talha with Riaz.
Pakistan stuck with ace offspinner
Ajmal, who is under International
Cricket Council scrutiny for a suspect
Antonio Conte chosen
as Italy coach on
ROME---Former Juventus manager
Antonio Conte was confirmed as the
new coach of Italy after signing a
two-year contract yesterday. The
Italian football federation announced
the appointment, three days after
new president Carlo Tavecchio was
elected. Tavecchio and Conte spoke
on the phone early yesterday. Conte
will be presented at a news confer-
ence in Rome on Tuesday.
His contract was to July 31, 2016,
following the European Champi-
onship in France. Conte's first match
in charge will be a friendly at home to
the Netherlands, in Bari on Sept. 4.
Italy kicks off its Euro 2016 qualifying
campaign away to Norway, five days
later. It also plays Croatia, Bulgaria,
Azerbaijan and Malta in Group H.
The 45-year-old Conte replaces Ce-
sare Prandelli, who resigned---along
with former FIGC president Giancarlo
Abete---immediately after Italy's
early elimination from the World Cup
The FIGC said Conte's deal, which
will be in line with what Prandelli
earned, also included bonuses for
qualifying for Euro 2016, reaching the
final, and improving the Azzurri's
world ranking by five or more places.
His job also includes coordinating
the national youth teams, replacing
Conte quit Juventus last month,
shortly after steering the club to a
third successive Serie A title.
"Juventus wishes Antonio Conte
all the best with his new role as
coach of the Italian national side," the
tears ligaments, out
MUNICH---Bayern Munich defen-
sive midfielder Javi Martinez will
miss much of the season after tear-
ing left-knee ligaments in the Ger-
man Super Cup. The Bundesliga
champion said on its home page yes-
terday that an examination one day
after the injury "confirmed the fears"
and showed that Martinez had torn
ligaments. Bayern said Martinez will
be sidelined for "at least the rest of
He will undergo surgery in the
United States shortly before return-
ing to Germany to start rehabilita-
"Of course I am very sad at the
moment. But don't worry, I will be
back even stronger," the 25-year-old
Spain international said in the state-
Martinez was injured in the 31st
minute of a 2-0 loss in the German
Super Cup at Borussia Dortmund
when he tried to take a shot and hit
the hip of Dortmund's Marcel
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola used a
three-man defense, with Martinez in
the middle. It remains to be seen
whether Guardiola will continue with
Martinez needed groin surgery in
Martinez' injury compounds
Guardiola's problems ahead of the
season. Six of Bayern's World Cup
winners with Germany only recently
rejoined the team. Wingers Arjen
Robben and Franck Ribery are nurs-
ing injuries, while midfielder Thiago
Alcantara and defender Rafinha
won't be back for weeks, if not
Bayern could still test the transfer
market, although team officials had
said earlier that no new arrivals were
in the cards.
Central defender Holger Badstuber
is back but lacks match fitness after
sitting out nearly a year and a half
following two knee surgeries.
The first round of the German Cup
is this weekend with Bayern playing
third-division Preussen Muenster, be-
fore kicking off the Bundesliga sea-
son on Aug. 22 against Wolfsburg.
Legia loses appeal to
get back in Champions
NYON, Switzerland---UEFA has
dismissed Legia Warsaw's appeal
against forfeiting its Champions
League place for fielding a suspended
player against Celtic.
Legia can now seek an urgent
Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing
before Celtic plays Maribor in the
first leg of the playoffs on Wednes-
UEFA said Thursday its appeals
panel upheld a disciplinary decision
awarding Celtic a 3-0 default victory
over Legia in the second leg of the
third-round qualifying match last
week in Scotland. Legia had won 2-0.
The ruling sent Celtic through on
away goals after Legia won 4-1 in
UEFA punished Legia for fielding
Bartosz Bereszynski as a late substi-
tute in Edinburgh when he was tech-
nically still serving a three-match
Because Legia failed to register
Bereszynski for the second qualifying
round, those matches against St.
Patrick's Athletic were not counted
against his ban even though he was
Legia co-owner Dariusz Mioduski
headed the club delegation to the ap-
peal hearing Wednesday at UEFA
The Polish champions acknowl-
edged that a club official was respon-
sible for the registration error.
Bereszynski had to serve a three-
match ban in UEFA competitions for
being sent off in a Europa League
match last December.
Last Friday, UEFA also added an
additional match to the defender's
sanction for playing the final few
minutes against Celtic.
UEFA rules give scope to overlook
a team's registration error if a player
was ineligible according to regula-
tions of the competition.
In 2010, Debrecen was allowed to
advance to the Europa League
groups despite opponent Litex
Lovech protesting that a late substi-
tute should not have played when
the Hungarian side led 4-1 on aggre-
However, UEFA disciplinary rules
state a match "is declared forfeit"
when a suspended player is fielded.
Sri Lanka 261-8 at stumps
on day 1 against Pakistan
Pakistani bowler Wahab Riaz celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews during the first day of the
second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Sri Lanka 1st innings
Upul Tharanga not out
Kaushal Silva c Ahmed b Khan 41
Kumar Sangakkara b Riaz
Mahela Jayawardene not out 4
Extras: (4b, 6lb, 4nb)
TOTAL: (For 2 wickets)
Batting Time: 240 minutes.
Fall of wickets: 1-79, 2-144.
Still to bat: Angelo Mathews,Lahiru
Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella,
Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad,
Rangana Herath, Chanaka
Bowling: Junaid Khan 14-3-41-1,
Wahab Riaz 12-2-46-1 (4nb), Abdul
Rehman 11-3-26-0, Saeed Ajmal 17-3-
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain),
Ahmed Shehzad, Khurram Manzoor,
Younis Khan, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq,
Sarfraz Ahmed, Abdul Rehman, Saeed
Ajmal, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan.
Toss: Sri Lanka
Series: Sri Lanka leads two-match
Umpires: Ian Gould, England, and
Richard Illingworth, England.
TV Umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia.
Match referee: Andy Pycroft,
SRI LANKA VS PAKISTAN SCOREBOARD
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