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Ahmed Shehzad leads Pakistan’s fightback against Sri Lanka in 3rd Test

Ahmed Shehzad was six short of a well deserved century at Tea © AFP
Ahmed Shehzad was six short of a well deserved century at Tea © AFP

 

Sharjah: Jan 18, 2014

 

Pakistan were 169 for two at tea on the third day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday.

 

Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the series, lost opener Khurram Manzoor (52) and Azhar Ali (eight) in the second session after being 85 for no loss at lunch.

 

At the break Ahmed Shehzad was unbeaten on 94 and Younis Khan on eight as Pakistan still need another 59 runs to avoid the follow-on.

 

Sri Lanka had declared their first innings at 428 for nine on the second day.

 

Sri Lanka won the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets while the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi.

 

Brief scores:

 

Sri Lanka 428 for 9 decl. (Kumar Sangakkara 52, Mahela Jayawardene 47, Angelo Mathews 91, Dilruwan Perera 95; Junaid Khan 3 for 81, Mohammad Talha 3 for 99) lead Pakistan 169 for 2 (Khurram Manzoor 52, Ahmed Shehzad 94*) by 259 runs.

 

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