Dinesh Chandimal © Getty Images
Dinesh Chandimal © Getty Images

Dinesh Chandimal gets his seventh Test fifty for Sri Lanka on Day four of the third Test against Pakistan at Pallekele. Chandimal and his skipper Angelo Mathews have put in an excellent partnership for the sixth wicket to put Sri Lanka in a commanding position. Sri Lanka were in a decent position when Jehan Mubarak fell at the score of 161, but this partnership has ensured that they reach a match-winning position. Live Blog: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test, Day 4 at Pallekele

Chandimal has not had the best of series and he will be delighted to have made a contribution with the bat. This is a crucial match for Sri Lanka as they are playing without their star batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who opted out of this match. Sri Lanka have done well in his absence and a win will make it even better. Live scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test, Day 4 at Pallekele

On Day One, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Both teams have made four changes to their playing XI and so far has proved out to be very fruitful.