Sri Lanka finished second day's proceedings at 263-6 with Dhananjaya de Silva building on his overnight score to bring up his sixth Test half-century.
Yasir, 33, is not part of the Pakistan team currently engaged in the first Test against Sri Lanka, where the management went for an all-pace attack
The topsy-turvy day saw the momentum shift rather symmetrically between the two teams with no side able to boast having control of the proceedings
His resolve has grown over the years and the doughty batsman from Karachi has remained in good spirits ever since he was dropped from the side
Karunaratne reckons Arthur's long association with the Pakistan side will help them astutely identify the opposition's weaknesses.
"You cannot win a Test match in just one session but you can surely lose it. If you remain disciplined, then you will win every session."
The two-Test series, part of the World Test Championship, will kick off in Rawalpindi as the second game will be conducted in Karachi.
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