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

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorJanuary 17, 2014

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05:  Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka bats during day three of the Third Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Sri Lanka continued to make painstaking progress on Day 2 of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Resuming on 220-5, the tourists laboured their way to 428-9 before declaring shortly before the close after batting for 172 overs.

Debutant Dilruwan Perera made 95 and saw the de-facto hosts reach 19-0 in their reply.

Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets earlier this week.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 428 for 9 declared (172 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Karunaratne c Y Khan b Rehman 34 120 93
Silva c Sarfraz Ahmed b Talha 17 73 46
Sangakkara c Manzoor b Junaid Khan 52 138 103
M Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 47 137 108
Chandimal c Shafiq b Ajmal 11 59 42
Mathews c Shehzad b Junaid Khan 91 359 256
P Jayawardene c Junaid Khan b Talha 35 130 77
Perera c Junaid Khan b Talha 95 304 247
Herath lbw b Junaid Khan 01 1
Eranga not out 25 95 50
Lakmal not out 3 8 11
Extras 2nb 0w 5b 11lb 18
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Junaid Khan32 5 81 3
Talha32 3 99 3
Ajmal55 16 120 2
Rehman50 14 101 1
Azhar Ali3 0 11 0
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Only 19 had been added to the overnight score when Prasanna Jayawardene hooked Mohammad Talha to Junaid Khan at long leg. The wicketkeeper departed for 35.

In-form Angelo Mathews and Perera saw Sri Lanka through to lunch without further loss, with the captain bringing up his half-century off 157 balls.

Mathews had moved to within nine runs of a third Test century when he sliced Junaid Khan to Ahmed Shehzad at deep point.

Khan then trapped Rangana Herath lbw first ball, but Shaminda Eranga kept out the hat-trick ball and 31-year-old Perera brought up his half-century just before tea off 176 balls.

Perera, the oldest Sri Lankan Test debutant in 31 years, moved to within five runs of a century when he hooked Talha to Khan at long leg.

Eranga was unbeaten on 25 when Mathews called in his batsmen with eight overs remaining, and the Pakistan openers Khurram Manzoor and Ahmed Shehzad saw their side through to the close without loss.