| GEO Sports|
| Sri Lanka dent Pakistan's first innings|
| Updated at: 1345 PST, Sunday, July 05, 2009|
GALLE: Sri Lanka hit back against Pakistan Sunday to take two wickets on the second morning of the first cricket Test here on Sunday.
The hosts, bowled out for 292 on a seamers' wicket at the Galle International Stadium, hit back to leave Pakistan on 120-4 at lunch on the second day.
Pakistan slipped from their overnight total of 15-2 to 80-4 before veteran Mohammad Yousuf and Misbah-ul Haq steadied the innings with an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 40.
Yousuf, playing his first Test in 18 months after breaking ties with the unauthorised Indian Cricket League, looked fresh as he moved to a fluent 30-not-out with three boundaries.
Misbah patiently played out time until lunch, returning to the pavilion unbeaten on 16.
Abdur Rauf, who took two wickets on his Test debut on Saturday, proved his batting worth as a night watchman by scoring 31 of Pakistan's first 40 runs in the morning session.
Rauf put on 50 for the third wicket with skipper Younus Khan when he fell to Nuwan Kulasekera, caught by makeshift wicket-keeper Tillakaratne Dilshan just before the drinks break.
Dilshan was forced to don the gloves because first choice Prasanna Jayawardene was unavailable due to injury and skipper Kumar Sangakkara, the one-day 'keeper, preferred to guide the bowlers from the outfield.
Dilshan, who conceded five byes, took his second catch four overs later when debutant Angelo Mathews struck in his first over to remove a tentative Younus for 25.
The Pakistan captain found the boundary only twice during his 90-minute stay at the crease.
The three-match series is the first between the two nations since armed gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in the Pakistani city of Lahore on March 3 while on way to resume a Test match.
The attack injured seven Sri Lankan players and killed eight local security men.
The two teams recently contested the World Twenty20 final in England where Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets.