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Sri Lanka lead Pakistan at lunch on Day 4 of 3rd Test by 106 runs

Misbah-ul-Haq essayed a half-century for Pakistan © AFP
Misbah-ul-Haq essayed a half-century for Pakistan © AFP (File Photo)

Sharjah: Jan 19, 2014

Sri Lanka reached 19 for one in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Sunday. At the break, opener Kaushal Silva was unbeaten on six and Kumar Sangakkara was five not out but they lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne for eight as Sri Lanka had an overall lead of 106 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan were bowled out for 341 in their first innings, conceding a lead of 87 over Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 428 for nine declared. Skipper Misbah-ul Haq made 63. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath finished with figures of five for 125 while paceman Shaminda Eranga took a career best four for 60.

Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets. The first Test in Abu Dhabi ended in a draw.

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) and 19 for 1 (Dimuth Karunaratne 8; Mohammad Talha 1 for 7) lead Pakistan 341 (Ahmed Shehzad 147, Misbah-ul-Haq 63; Rangana Herath 5 for 125, Shaminda Eranga 4 for 60) by 106 runs.

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