Former skippers give Sri Lanka the edge
Centuries by Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara have put Sri Lanka in control after day one of the first Test with Pakistan.
The experienced pair came together with the hosts on 63-1 and added 124 before Dilshan was trapped in front by Saeed Ajmal for 101.
His innings contained 13 fours and one six and spanned 180 deliveries, while Sangakkara is still there on 111 with Sri Lanka reaching 300-2 at stumps on Friday.
The former captain has faced 194 balls to date and stroked 13 boundaries and he will be joined on the second morning by skipper Mahele Jayawardene, who is unbeaten on 55.
The Pakistan bowlers worked hard all day without much reward with Ajmal claiming both wickets to fall.
Tharagna Paranavitana was first to go for 24 as wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal pulled off a stumping before Dilshan succumbed to the talented off-spinner after just reaching three figures.