Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 5: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report
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Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The tourists picked up the final three Pakistan wickets on the fifth morning for just 29 runs, leaving them a target of 137.

An opening partnership of 124 between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva took them to the brink before Kumar Sangakkara clipped Saeed Ajmal for a single to seal the victory in the afternoon.

Pakistan started the day on 330-7 and with hopes of salvaging the match after relinquishing a 223-run advantage on first innings.

However, they lost key man Sarfraz Ahmed in just the fifth over of the morning.

Wicketkeeper Sarfraz had added just four to his overnight 70 when Suranga Lakmal got a delivery to swing back in between bat and pad to peg back off-stump.

Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Pakistan 2nd Innings: 359
Runs Minutes Balls
Sarfraz Ahmed b Lakmal 74 206 142
Ajmal b Lakmal 21 92 51
Rahat Ali c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 8 34 24
Junaid Khan not out 2 8 4
Extras 0nb 0w 1b 8lb 9
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Lakmal 28.3 4 78 4
Pradeep 19 3 50 2
Herath 48 10 132 2
Eranga 36 9 74 2
Mathews 5 1 9 0
Sangakkara 1 0 7 0
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings: 137-1
Runs Minutes Balls
Karunaratne not out 62 191 125
Silva lbw b Ajmal 58 166 134
Sangakkara not out 9 22 20
Extras 1nb 0w 3b 4lb 8
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Hafeez 8 3 22 0
Junaid Khan 10 2 34 0
Rahat Ali 11 1 29 0
Ajmal 17.2 5 45 1

BBC

The right-arm seamer then induced Rahat Ali into an outside edge, after making just eight, to give visiting keeper Prasanna Jayawardene his fifth catch of the innings.

Lakmal finished the innings with an in-swinging yorker to clean bowl Ajmal for 21 and Pakistan had been bundled out for 359 with the bowler picking up 4-78.

Karunaratne and Silva had advanced the score to 35 without loss at lunch and brought up their half-centuries off 95 and 116 balls respectively.

Sri Lanka were within 13 runs of their target when Ajmal trapped Silva lbw for 58 but Karunaratne finished unbeaten on 62 with Sangakkara on hand to deliver the final blow.

The tourists take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with the concluding contest of the tour of the United Arab Emirates starting in Sharjah on Thursday.

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