Misbah-ul-Haq was batting at stumps on Day Three of the third Test against Sri Lanla © AFP
Misbah-ul-Haq was batting at stumps on Day Three of the third Test against Sri Lanla © AFP

 

Jan 19, 2014

 

Opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a series-leveling win against Sri Lanka on the third day of the third and final Test in Sharjah.

 

The 22-year-old right-hander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for six at close on the third day, still trailing by 137 runs over Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 428 for nine.

 

Pakistan lost Sarfraz Ahmed for five, caught behind off spinner Rangana Herath in the last over of the day. Misbah-ul-Haq was unbeaten on 36.

 

With two days remaining and Pakistan lagging well behind they will be hard pressed to enforce a result, with Sri Lanka happy with a no-result affair.

 

Brief scores:

 

Sri Lanka 428 for 9 decl. (Dilruwan Perera 95, Angelo Mathews 91, Kumar Sangakkara 52; Junaid Khan 3 for 81, Mohammad Talha 3 for 99) lead Pakistan 291 for 6 (Ahmed Shehzad 147, Khurram Manzoor 52, Misbah-ul-Haq 36*; Rangana Herath 3 for 88, Shaminda Eranga 2 for 53) by 137 runs.

 

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