Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report
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Pakistan's efforts to save the second Test against Sri Lanka were carried by veteran duo Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq, with the pair seeing the side to stumps at 132-3 in their second innings in the second Test in Dubai.

Pakistan still trail Sri Lanka by 91 runs after bowling the tourists out for 388 earlier in the day. Mahela Jayawardene, who returned to form with a century, was finally dismissed for 129.

Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Scorecard
Sri Lanka 1st Innings (Pak 164)
Batsman Dismissal Bowler Runs Mins Balls
Karunaratne lbw b Junaid Khan 32 46 43
Silva lbw b Hafeez 95 325 221
Sangakkara lbw b Rahat Ali 26 41 36
Chandimal c Rahat Ali b Junaid Khan 12 24 23
M Jayawardene b Ajmal 129 409 278
Mathews c Sarfraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali 42 122 88
P Jayawardene b Junaid Khan 9 37 32
Herath run out (Rahat Ali) 6 5 4
Eranga b Bhatti 14 44 30
Lakmal not out 10 41 27
Pradeep lbw b Ajmal 3 27 23
Extras 1nb 1w 1b 7lb 10
Total all out 388 (134.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Bowler
Junaid Khan 36.0 7 102 3 Junaid Khan
Rahat Ali 36.0 6 131 2 Rahat Ali
Ajmal 34.0 11 56 2 Ajmal
Bhatti 22.0 3 80 1 Bhatti
Hafeez 6.0 1 11 1 Hafeez

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But it could have been far worse for Pakistan without Younis (62 not out) and Misbah (53 not out). They came together with Pakistan in disarray at 19-3 after Nuwan Pradeep and Rangana Herath had struck. Keeper Prasanna Jayawardene held on to all three catches.

With two days to play Sri Lanka are still the favourites to wrap up a victory—once the pair in the middle are out, Pakistan's batting has looked brittle all series long.

Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Scorecard
Pakistan 2nd Innings 1st Inns - 164 Sri Lanka 388
Batsman Dismissal Bowler Runs Mins Balls
Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 6 30 22
Shehzad c P Jayawardene b Herath 9 10 7
Hafeez c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 1 3 4
Y Khan not out 62 208 142
Misbah-ul-Haq not out 53 191 119
Extras 0nb 0w 0b 1lb 1
Total for 3 132 (49.0 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Bowler
Lakmal 6.0 1 19 0 Lakmal
Pradeep 10.0 2 28 2 Pradeep
Herath 21.0 3 58 1 Herath
Eranga 12.0 3 26 0 Eranga

BBC

However, if Pakistan can fashion any kind of a lead, the tables could turn on Sri Lanka.

Pakistan cleaned up Sri Lanka's final six wickets for just 70 runs, and with three top-order wickets falling in quick succession, the pitch will be tricky to score on. Despite the resistance from Younis and Misbah, their stand owed everything to patience and discipline, rather than attack.

The three-Test series has swung one way and the other since it began in Abu Dhabi last week, and it would be rash to predict an outcome in the two days to come.

 

 

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