Veteran batsman Younis Khan hit an unbeaten 133 to steer Pakistan out of trouble on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.

Ruwan Kalpage, Sri Lanka's interim assistant coach and Piyal Wijetunge, the spin bowling coach, have handed in their resignation letters to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the board confirmed. 

Rusty Pakistan and overworked Sri Lanka are set for an enthralling contest when they open a two-Test series in Galle on Wednesday, the last for the retiring Mahela Jayawardene.

Sri Lankan Skipper, Angelo Mathews, addressing the media before the 1st test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Galle International Cricket Stadium

Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal will miss the Pakistan test series due to an ankle injury, dashing the home team's hopes of fielding their most potent new-ball partnership in the opening match on Wednesday.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath in the two-test series starting on Wednesday.

If any further proof were needed of the chaos prevailing in Pakistani cricket, the 27th change of coach since the country's sole World Cup win in 1992 provides it.

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A 16-member under-15 cricket team from Sri Lanka was asked to leave Chennai on Monday due to security reasons.

Sri Lanka could play just one spin bowler in the first Test against Pakistan that gets underway at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday.