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Sri Lanka stretch lead to 175 against Pakistan at tea on Day 4 of 3rd Test

Mahela Jaywardene crossed 11000 runs in Test cricket to join an illustrious club © AFP
Mahela Jaywardene crossed 11000 runs in Test cricket to join an illustrious club © AFP

Dubai: Jan 19, 2014

 

Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman took two wickets to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 88 for 3 at tea on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Sunday.

 

Rehman dismissed Kumar Sangakkara (eight) and opener Kaushal Silva (36) in an incisive spell on a Sharjah stadium pitch which still does not offer sharp spin, against all expectations.

 

At the break Mahela Jayawardene (23) and Dinesh Chandimal (13) were at the crease with Sri Lanka enjoying an overall lead of 175 runs with seven wickets intact.

 

Pakistan have one full session and a day to play for a series-levelling win and need quick wickets.

 

Jayawardene, who struck 129 in Sri Lanka’s nine wicket win in the second Test in Dubai, swept Saeed Ajmal over deep square-leg for a six to complete 11,000 runs in his 141st Test.

 

He became the eighth batsmen in all of Test cricket and the first Sri Lankan to score 11,000 or more runs in a list topped by now-retired India’s Sachin Tendulkar with 15,921.

 

It was Rehman who struck a telling blow by dismissing experienced Sangakkara, caught sweeping at deep square-leg to make inroads into the Sri Lankan batting.

 

Rehman then bowled a resolute Silva to leave Sri Lanka at 66 for 3.

 

Before lunch opener Dimuth Karunaratne (eight) was bowled by paceman Mohammad Talha.

 

Earlier, Pakistan were bowled out for 341 in their first innings, 87 short of Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 428 for nine declared.

 

Skipper Misbah-ul Haq scored 63 to notch up his 24th Test half-century before holing out to left-arm spinner Rangana Herath who finished with 5 for 125.

 

Paceman Shaminda Eranga removed Abdul Rehman (two) and Talha (two) after Pakistan resumed on 291 for 6, searching for quick runs.

 

Eranga bettered his 4 for 65 against Australia in Colombo in 2011.

 

Misbah struck Herath for a six and then took a single to complete his fifty off 86 balls. He hit three sixes and a four before being caught at long-on.

 

Junaid Khan also struck two boundaries to reduce the deficit before he too was caught in the deep off Herath as Pakistan’s innings was wrapped up before lunch.

 

Debutant Dilruwan Perera grabbed the remaining one wicket.

 

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 88 for 3 (Kaushal Silva 36; Mahela Jayawardene 26*; Abdul Rehman 2 for 20) lead Pakistan 341 (Ahmed Shehzad 147, Misbah-ul-Haq 63; Rangana Herath 5 for 125, Shaminda Eranga 4 for 60) by 175  runs.

 

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