Saeed Ajmal (above) dismissed Mahela Jayawardene towards the close of play on Day Four of the third Test against Sri Lanka © AFP
Saeed Ajmal (above) dismissed Mahela Jayawardene towards the close of play on Day Four of the third Test against Sri Lanka © AFP

 

Jan 20, 2014

 

Sri Lanka finished Day Four of the third Test against Pakistan slightly worried at 133 for five at Sharjah on Sunday.

 

Pakistan grabbed the important wicket of Mahela Jayawardene to press their advantage for a series-levelling win over Sri Lanka in the third Test.

 

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal removed Jayawardene for 46 near stumps on the fourth day after an exciting tussle between the bat and ball.

 

They now lead by 220 runs with five wickets in hand and a full day’s play to retain their 1-0 lead.

 

They won the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets after the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi.

 

Brief scores:

 

Sri Lanka 428 for 9 decl. (Kumar Sangakkara 52, Angelo Mathews 91, Dilruwan Perera 95; Junaid Khan 3 for 81, Mohammad Talha 3 for 99) and 133 for 5 (Kaushal Silva 36, Mahela Jayawardene 46; Mohammad Talha 2 for 36, Abdul Rehman 2 for 36) lead Pakistan 341 (Ahmed Shehzad 147, Misbah-ul-Haq 63; Rangana Herath 5 for 125, Shaminda Eranga 4 for 60) by 220 runs.

 

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