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Pakistan steady after Sri Lanka declare at 428/9 on Day 2 of 3rd Test

Dilruwan Perera scored 95 in Sri Lanka's first essay © AFP
Dilruwan Perera scored 95 in Sri Lanka’s first essay © AFP

Jan 17, 2014

Pakistan were 19 for no loss after Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 428 for nine, on the second day of the third and final Test at Sharjah.

Pakistan trail by a further 409 runs in the first essay.

For Sri Lanka, debutant Dilruwan Perera  missed out on a century as he was dismissed for 95 while skipper Angelo Mathews too failed to achieve the feat when he got dismissed for 91.

Earlier in the day, Perera struck an unbeaten half-century to take Sri Lanka to 359 for eight at tea on the second day of the third and final Test match against Pakistan.

Perera smashed seven boundaries and a six to reach 54 not out off 187 balls as Sri Lanka look set to post a huge first innings total.

Sri Lanka lost two wickets in the second session of the day, with Angelo Mathews missing out on a century as he fell for 91. Rangana Herath was the second batsman who got fell off the first ball that he faced.

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 19 for no loss (Khurram Manzoor 14*) by 409 runs.

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