Karunaratne fell seven runs short of a hundred in the first Test in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka won by 21 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Sri Lanka went for dinner at 174/3 on the first day of the second and final day-night Test match against Pakistan at Dubai on Friday.
Speaking to Geo News regarding the pink ball advantage, the captain said that the pink ball is also a new affair for his young squad so his team would not have an edge against Sri Lanka. The second Cricket test will be the sixth day-night test in the history.
Pakistan's Chairman of Selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq has defended picking his nephew in the ODI squad for the five match series against Sri Lanka.
Team: Ahmad Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Ruman Raees, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq. But if you see the performance which he has given, (they're) good. He was of the opinion that one need to understand how one has to play spinners on these Asian tracks. Considering Pakistan's fragile and inexperienced batting lineup, one hopes that Pakistan doesn't lose the toss in Dubai; otherwise batting on fifth day may generate the similar results for Pakistan as what was witnessed on October 2. At the time, Nuzman was detained and questioned and authorities confiscated his passport.