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Catch live cricket scores and updates of Sri Lanka (SL) vs Pakistan (PAK) 3rd Test, Day 3 at Pallekele

(Will Pakistan win a series in Sri Lanka, or will the hosts have the last laugh? Catch live cricket updates of the Day 2 of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test at Pallekele here)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 228/5 | Overs 69.4 [LEAD: 291]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 77 (177), Dinesh Chandimal 39 (47)

At stumps, skipper Mathews has put his team in a commanding position. Sri Lanka have a threshold on the match and will look on to pile on ore runs on Day Four.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 222/5 | Overs 68 [LEAD: 285]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 73 (170), Dinesh Chandimal 38 (44)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 189/5 | Overs 57 [LEAD: 252]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 60 (129), Dinesh Chandimal 18 (19)

Jehan Mubarak is dismissed after getting off to  a good start. Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman and he too looks set at the moment and would not want to throw his wicket away.

Jehan Mubarak c Azhar b Yasir 35 (94)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 161/4 | Overs 50 [LEAD: 224]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 52 (108), Jehan Mubarak 35 (92)

Angelo Mathews plays a skipper’s knock as he gets to yet another half-century. He has been in good form throughout and  he is being well supported by jehan Mubarak, who has gotten himself off to  a good start.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 140/4 | Overs 44 [LEAD: 203]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 37 (85), Jehan Mubarak 29 (79)

Angelo Mathews and Jehan Mubarak have toiled hard and now are getting some runs. Pakistan have to get a few wickets to stay alive in the game else the Sri Lankan batsmen will run away with the game.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 112/4 | Overs 36.1 [LEAD: 174]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 31 (74), Jehan Mubarak 9 (43)

It’s raining again at Pallekele and the players have gone off the field. There are chances that an early Tea might be taken. Mathews and Munarak are doing well at the moment.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 101/4 | Overs 31 [LEAD: 164]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 26 (51), Jehan Mubarak 7 (29)

Sri Lanka go at a slow pace as Pakistan step up their attack. Angelo Mathews holds the key for Sri Lanka from here. Pakistan will know that his wicket is going to be very crucial for them.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 91/4 | Overs 25 [LEAD: 154]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 22 (44), Jehan Mubarak 2 (6)

Tharanga throws his wicket away after getting off to a good start and it also brings to an end a blossoming partnership between him and Mathews. Yasir Shah does the job once again for Pakistan.

Upul Tharanga c Azhar b Yasir 48 (47)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 68/3 | Overs 20 [LEAD: 131]

BATTING: Upul Tharanga 36 (37), Angelo Mathews 13 (30)

Tharanga and Mathews are batting sensibly at the moment. Sri Lanka have not lost any wickets since lunch but have scored at a steady pace. Yasir Shah had finally come on to bowl and will look to dismantle the batting line-up once again.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 55/3 | Overs 15 [LEAD: 118]

BATTING: Upul Tharanga 29 (25), Angelo Mathews 11 (12)

After a couple of rain interruptions, play finally resumed and Sri Lanka find themselves in a spot of bother. Mathews and Tharanga have good looked so far and will look to continue once play resumes after lunch.

Play to resume shortly

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 36/3 | Overs 11.1 [LEAD: 99]

BATTING: Upul Tharanga 22 (14), Angelo Mathews 0 (0)

Kaushal Silva is caught at first slip  off the bowling of Ehsan Adil. He did not score many runs in the first innings and fails to make an imression in the second innings as well. Lahiru Thirimanne too was dismissed soon after.

Kaushal Silva c Misbah b Adil 3 (16), Lahiru Thirimanne b Rahat 0 (11)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 21/1 | Overs 36[LEAD: 84]

BATTING:Kaushal Silva 3 (13), Upul Tharanga 8 (3)

The centurion of the first innings Karunaratne is cleaned up by Rahat Ali early. Upu Tharanga is the new batsman for Sri Lanka, who was off the mark with a FIVE!

Dimuth Karunaratne b Rahat 10 (26)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 6/0 | Overs 3 [LEAD: 69]

BATTING: Dimuth Karunaratne 5 (13), Kaushal Silva 1 (5)

Rain has stopped play once again at Pallekele. Stay tuned for more updates.

Live cricket score Pakistan 215 | Overs 89.5

BATTING: Sarfraz Ahmed 78 (104)

Pakistan have been bowled out and therefore concede a lead of 63 runs. Sri Lanka will be happy with their bowling effort and will now have to bat well to set Pakistan a huge target.

Imran Khan b Kaushal 0 (8)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Three of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Pallekele. I am Pramod Ananth, and I will bring you all the updates from the day’s play. Sarfraz Ahmed once again played a good hand to ensure that Pakistan finished Day Two at 202 for eightm still 69 runs behind Sri Lanka. Azhar Ali scored 52, but was dismissed by Nuwan Pradeep against the run of play. Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad took three wickets apiece.

Sri Lanka could only a six runs to their overnight score of 272 for eight. Yasir Shah again finished with a five-wicket haul, and made sire tjat Dimuth Karunaratne’s 130 did not bother Pakistan too much. Pakistan made a decent start to their innings but lost both the openers, Shan Masood and Ahmed Shehzad, for 13 and 21 respectively. Younis Khan was run out by Kaushal Silva after a direct throw to the non-striker’s end when Younis was looking for a quick single. Pakistan were reeling at 45 for three at the end of the first session, and did not do much better till Sarfraz turned things around with a typically counterattacking innings.

Teams:

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c) Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, , DineshChandimal, Jehan Mubarak, Dhammika Prasad, Tharindu Kaushal, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.

Catch live cricket scores and ball-by-ball commentary of Sri Lanka (SL) vs Pakistan (PAK) 3rd Test, Day 3 at Pallekele