Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed © Getty Images
Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed © Getty Images

Pakistan need 119, while Sri Lanka require 5 wickets to win in the second and final Test at Dubai. The live streaming will be available in India on Sony LIV, while the live telecast will be available on Sony Six HD. In Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the streaming will be available on tensports.com, along with the live telecast on Ten Sports. For commentary and ball-by-ball updates, you can follow CricketCountry’s live scorecard. Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed’s fifties lifted Pakistan’s spirits who were tottering at 52 for 5. The pair added 146 for the unbroken sixth-wicket stand. Both Shafiq and Ahmed batted confidently to raise hopes of Pakistan maintaining their unbeaten record in nine Test series in UAE.

Earlier, pacer Wahab Riaz grabbed four for 41 and left-arm spinner Haris Sohail took three wickets in a single over to dismiss Sri Lanka for 96 in their second innings, after they resumed on 34 for 5. Shafiq brought up his 19th Test fifty with a well-timed cover-drive off fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, his first 50-plus score in 12 innings. Ahmed smashed part-timer Kusal Mendis for his fourth boundary to complete his 14th Test half-century.

It was off-spinner Dilruwan Perera who ripped apart Pakistan with a triple strike in the second session. He dismissed Haris Sohail (10), Shan Masood (21) and Babar Azam (nought) to leave Pakistan in tatters at 52 for 5. He could have claimed the wickets of both Shafiq, on 26, and Ahmed, on 22, but both were dropped by Mendis at short leg off successive balls, leaving Sri Lanka to rue the missed chances.