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Sri Lanka extend lead to 176 against Pakistan on Day 3

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Angelo Mathews cracked nine boundaries and a six to reach 87 not out © AFP

 

Abu Dhabi: Jan 3, 2014

 

Sri Lanka reached 355-5 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

 

Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 87 while Prasanna Jayawardene was 14 not out as Sri Lanka, who trailed by 179 runs in the first innings, now have an overall lead of 176 with five wickets intact.

 

Mathews added an invaluable 138 runs for the fifth wicket with Dinesh Chandimal (89).

 

Sri Lanka had scored 204 in their first innings while Pakistan made 383.

 

Paceman Junaid Khan has figures of 3-79.

 

Brief scores:

 

Sri Lanka 204 and 355 for 5 (Kaushal Silva 81, Dinesh Chandimal 89*, Angelo Mathews 87*; Junaid Khan 3 for 79, Bilawal Bhatti 2 for 109) lead Pakistan 383 (Younis Khan 136, Misbah-ul-Haq 135; Shaminda Eranga 3 for 80) by 176 runs.

 

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