Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 5: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

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Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 5: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report
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Pakistan pulled off a historic run chase as the third Test ended in a thrilling finish at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Set 302 for victory, Pakistan reached their target with nine balls to spare to complete a five-wicket win and tie the three-match series 1-1.

It was the 10th highest successful fourth innings run chase in the history of Test cricket. 

Pakistan 2nd Innings: 302-5 (57.3 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Manzoor c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 21 39 27
Shehzad c Karunaratne b Lakmal 21 28 20
Azhar Ali c P Jayawardene b Lakmal 103 240 137
Y Khan c Sangakkara b Mathews 29 57 42
Sarfraz Ahmed c P Jayawardene b Eranga 48 66 46
Misbah-ul-Haq not out 68 107 72
Shafiq not out 1 4 2
Extras 1nb 3w 6b 1lb 11
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Lakmal 12 0 79 3
Eranga 15.3 0 68 1
Herath 19 0 100 0
Mathews 11 0 48 1

BBC

Sri Lanka began the fifth and final day with a lead of 220 but lost their final five wickets for just 81 in the morning session.

They were bowled out for 214 in their second innings, with captain Angelo Mathews the first to fall for 31, caught by Khurram Manzoor at deep square leg off Mohammad Talha.

Abdur Rehman then removed Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath in consecutive balls before Saeed Ajmal wrapped up the innings.

He picked up the key wicket of wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene for 49 before removing Shaminda Eranga.

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings: 214 all out (101.4 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Karunaratne b Talha 8 23 16
Silva b Rehman 36 122 94
Sangakkara c Manzoor b Rehman 8 53 30
M Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 46 211 144
Chandimal b Talha 13 35 38
Mathews c Manzoor b Talha 31 191 128
P Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Ajmal 49 115 88
Perera c Azhar Ali b Rehman 8 32 22
Herath c Y Khan b Rehman 0 1
Eranga c Rehman b Ajmal 3 36 32
Lakmal not out 2 20 19
Extras 2nb 2w 2b 4lb 10
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Junaid Khan 20.0 6 34 0
Talha 23.0 2 65 3
Rehman 33.0 10 56 4
Ajmal 25.4 7 53 3

BBC

It left Pakistan needing 302 off 59 overs.

Openers Khurram Manzoor and Ahmed Shehzad took up the challenge with a stand of 35 at almost a run a ball, but Suranga Lakmal removed both in quick succession to leave Pakistan on 48-2.

Key man Younis Khan went for 29 when he pulled Mathews straight to Kumar Sangakkara at mid-wicket, but Pakistan promoted wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed up the order.

He blasted 48 off 46 balls before being caught behind off Eranga in the 37th over. Pakistan were 186-4 and in touch with the run rate required.

Azhar Ali was anchoring the innings. Together with captain Misbah-ul-Haq, he took Pakistan to 224-4 at drinks, leaving them needing 78 off the final 15 overs.

With Sri Lanka delaying the over rate and complaining about bad light, Azhar completed his fifth Test century off 133 balls.

Pakistan were within seven runs of their victory when Azhar was caught behind off Lakmal for 103.  

However, Misbah scampered through for a quick single to finish unbeaten on 68 and lead his side to a famous victory. 

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