Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 3 Highlights And Cricket Score: Dinesh Chandimal Puts Sri Lanka On Top At The End Of Day 3
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Highlights Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 3 2022 Score And Latest Match Updates:

The first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan is evenly poised heading into Day 3. Sri Lanka are 40 runs ahead in the match with one wicket down.  The match is in the balance and the first session will decide where the match is headed to. A good partnership for Sri Lanka will set them up for a big score while a couple of wickets could trigger a collapse as the wicket in not easy to bat.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 222 in their first innings, with Shaheen Afridi taking 4 wickets. In reply, Prabath Jayasuriya decimated the Pakistan batting, picking a 5-wicket haul. Pakistan were 85-7 at one point but Babar Azam scored a brilliant 119 to take Pakistan to 218. Sri Lanka then scored 36-1 till stumps on Day 2. Dimuth Karunaratne was the Sri Lanka batter to be dismissed as he was LBW by Mohammad Nawaz.

Squads:

Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Oshada Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Dilshan Madushanka

Pakistan Squad: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Yasir Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shan Masood, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf

Live Updates

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Stumps! Dinesh Chandimal has given Sri Lanka a big advantage in the match, they lead by 333 runs and have strengthened their grip on the match. Chandimal is unbeaten on 86. SL 329-9.

  • 3:40 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Day 3: A magnificent half-century by Dinesh Chandimal. With wickets falling from other end, he has ensured that Sri Lanka reach a tough total.

  • 3:21 PM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Day 3: Mohammed Nawaz picks up his fourth wicket as Ramesh Mendis departs. Pakistan have stormed back into the match. SL 268/8, lead by 272 runs

  • 2:53 PM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Updates: Pakistan have made a good comeback in the second session and took 4 wickets. Sri Lanka are ahead by 261 runs and if Pakistan can restrict them to under 300 it will be a good achievement. However, that would still be a tough total to chase.
  • 2:09 PM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: WICKET! Another one bites the dust and Pakistan have stormed into the match. SL are six down as DDJ departs as well. SL 220/6, lead by 224.
  • 1:41 PM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: WICKET! Massive moment in the game and Pakistan have ripped apart SL after Lunch. They have got their third wicket as Kusal Mendis is clean bowled by Yasir Shah. SL 181/5, lead by 185.
  • 1:23 PM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: WICKET! That’s the wicket Pakistan wanted and Matthews departs. Pakistan have an opening and they need to make this count. Sri Lanka are still in a strong position but Pakistan can bounce back from here. SL 171/3, lead by 175.
  • 1:10 PM IST

    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: Pakistan once again started the session with a wicket but let the advantage slip away. The dangerous Oshada Fernando was dismissed in the first over post Lunch but Pakistan failed to make that count as Angelo Matthews and Kusal Mendis have added another 29 runs in quick time. Mendis is looking solid at 66. SL 161/3, lead by 165.

  • 12:09 PM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: It’s lunch in Galle and Sri Lanka are in a commanding position. SL 132/2, lead by 136.
  • 11:58 AM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: The partnership between Fernando and Mendis is now 88 and has left Pakistan bruised. SL are marching towards a big score and Pakistan are in massive trouble. They need wickets as simple as that. SL 129/2, lead by 133.
  • 11:48 AM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: Nothing happening for Pakistan at the moment, Sri Lanka running away with the game. SL 119/2, lead by 123.
  • 11:20 AM IST

    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: The game is slipping away from Pakistan. The partnership between Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis is 64 and the lead has swelled to 109 runs. Pakistan have only managed to pick a wicket of night watchman Kasun Rajitha. More so, the runs have come at a brisk pace. Fernando is batting on 52 and looks set. Mendis has also looked good, not good signs for Pakistan. SL 105/2, lead by 109.

  • 11:03 AM IST

    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: Pakistan made a terrific start to Day 3 and removed Kasun Rajitha. But Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis have ensured that Sri Lanka remain on top. SL 89/2, lead by 93

  • 10:40 AM IST

    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: Sri Lanka have lost the night watchman but they have got runs at a fast pace. The lead has swelled to 68. SL 64/2

  • 10:25 AM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: 50 up for Sri Lanka and one can say that it’s a decent start. The surface is not the easiest to bat and a team can lose 2-3 wickets in quick succession. Anything over 280-300 will not be easy to chase against Lanka spinners. SL 56/2
  • 10:19 AM IST
    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: SL batting of late has struggled against testing bowling and Pakistan will know that a wicket can trigger a collapse. SL 46/2
  • 10:10 AM IST

    SL vs PAK Day 3 Live Updates: And Pakistan have made a perfect start to the day as nightwatchman Kasun Rajitha departs. SL 41/2

  • 9:54 AM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test Day 3 Updates: How good Babar Azam has been for Pakistan. Had he not played a blinder yesterday, Pakistan would have been in massive trouble.

  • 9:28 AM IST

    SL vs PAK 1st Test day 3 Updates: Hello and Welcome to the live updates of Day 3 of the first test between SL and Pak. The match is evenly poised at the moment and today will give a clear idea of where the match is headed to. SL are ahead by 40 runs and anything over 300 won’t be easy to chase for PAK.