There's something about the mornings in Colombo.
Pakistan lost 6 wickets in the morning session yesterday; Sri Lanka lost 5 today.
Are the batsmen not getting proper sleep?
Yesterday morning was just a poor execution of batting skills against a new swinging red cherry.
This morning, however, the Sri Lankans were outsmarted by a rejuvenated Umar Gul.
After a lacklustre performance in the first test, Gul completely redeemed himself this morning with a top performance that got him 3 wickets, including the all important one of King Sanga.
Saeed Ajmal bowled non-stop during this session, and bowled well; it surprised me though that Mohammad Aamer was given only 4 overs this morning.
Aamer should have had a couple of wickets; if only Khurram had safer hands and some other edges had flown to the fielders, but I believe Younis should have bowled him more.
But then with 5 wickets, Pakistan has done well and somewhat brought themselves back into this game so I wouldn't argue against Younis Khan's tactics.
History would tell you that 150 would be a more than enough lead for Sri Lanka, but NC has different ideas.
A good Colombo morning for the Pakistanis after the nightmare yesterday.