Yasir Shah (right) took five wickets for 78 runs in Sri Lanka's first innings © AFP
Yasir Shah (right) took five wickets for 78 runs in Sri Lanka’s first innings © AFP

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Live cricket score Pakistan 230/2 | Overs 63 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 114 (198), Younis Khan 101 (166)

Live cricket score Pakistan 221/2 | Overs 61 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 114 (192), Younis Khan 94 (160)

Opener Shan Masood goes to his century with a huge six. His partnership with Younis Khan has now gone past 200. Pakistan well on course to win this match and the series.

Live cricket score Pakistan 186/2 | Overs 53 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 89 (167), Younis Khan 85 (137)

Live cricket score Pakistan 169/2 | Overs 47 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 84 (150), Younis Khan 74 (118)

Pakistan have batted extremely well so far. Shan Masood and younis Khan are building a solid partnership from where Pakistan can even go on to win the game.

Live cricket score Pakistan 145/2 | Overs 40 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 73 (128), Younis Khan 63 (97)

Pakistan have done an excellent job so far. Sri Lanka have struggled to get any wicket in this session so far as Pakistan with Younis and Masood have piled on the runs.

Live cricket score Pakistan 120/2 | Overs 34 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 54 (108), Younis Khan 58 (80)

Younis Khan too goes to his half-century. He has had a difficult time in this series and will be delighted to score some runs.

Live cricket score Pakistan 99/2 | Overs 29 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 52 (97), Younis Khan 41 (60)

Pakistan go to tea in a much comfortable position. The next session is going to be key and it will probably determine which way the match is going to swing.

Live cricket score Pakistan 65/2 | Overs 22 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 31 (76), Younis Khan 30 (39)

Younis Khan and Shan Masood are staging a fightback, that gives Pakistan a glimmer of hope as we near Tea on Day four.

Live cricket score Pakistan 31/2 | Overs 15 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 12 (46), Younis Khan 14 (27)

Pakistan are going about things slowly. They have already lost two early wickets and will not want to lose another one before the tea interval

Live cricket score Pakistan 19/2 | Overs 9 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 9 (30), Younis Khan 5 (7)

Big blow for Pakistan as they have lost in-form batsman Azhar Ali. Dhammika Prasad gets the all important wicket. Sri Lanka right on top at the moment.

Azhar Ali b Prasad 5 (14)

Live cricket score Pakistan 4/1 | Overs 2 [TARGET: 377]

BATTING: Shan Masood 0 (6), Azhar Ali 4 (3)

Sri Lanka off to an ideal start as opener Ahmed Shehzad is dismissed without troubling the scorers. It’s up to Azhar Ali to rescue Pakistan once again.

OUT! Ahmed b Lakmal Shehzad 0 (3)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 313| Overs 95.4 [LEAD: 376]

BATTING: Nuwan Pradeep 4 (4)

Angelo Mathews is the last man dismissed and Sri Lanka have set Pakistan a target of 377 to win the match and the series. Sri Lanka batted very well in the second innings and will look to carry their momentum on with the ball. Here’s our Lunch report

Angelo Mathews c Sarfraz b Imran 122 (252), Suranga Lakmal c Sarfraz b Imran 0 (4)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 306/8 | Overs 93 [LEAD: 369]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 119 (243), Suranga Lakmal 0 (1)

Sri Lanka pile on the runs but Pakistan have applied the breaks. Imran Khan strikes again and Kaushal becomes his third scalp of the morning. He is finally reaping benefits for some good bowling.

OUT!! Tharindu Kaushal c Sarfraz b Imran 8 (16)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 280/7 | Overs 87 [LEAD: 343]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 100 (221), Tharindu Kaushal 0 (3)

Sri Lanka have lost a couple of quick wickets but Angelo Mathews is still batting and just got to his fifth century in Tests. Imran Khan was on a hattrick after getting rid of Chandimal and Prasad.  Sri Lanka still have a healthy lead. Pakistan will have their work cut out to chase this one down.

OUT! Dinesh Chandimal LBW b Imran 67 (103), Dhammika Prasad c Sarfraz b Imran 0 (1)

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 243/5 | Overs 79 [LEAD: 306]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 80 (197), Dinesh Chandimal 51 (83)

Dinesh Chandimal gets to his seventh Test fifty and Sri Lanka extend their lead past 300. Skipper Mathews moves into the eighties and will look to score a well-deserved century.

Live cricket score Sri Lanka 229/5 | Overs 72 [LEAD: 292]

BATTING: Angelo Mathews 77 (183), Dinesh Chandimal 40 (55)

Few tight overs to start with for Pakistan. Imran Khan and Yasir Shah have started proceedings for Pakistan. Sri Lanka have scored only 1 run since the start.


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the fourth day of the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Pallekele. This is Pramod Ananth, and I will be presenting to you the updates from the day’s play.

The Pakistanis were bowled out for a score of 215, with wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed (78 not out) and Azhar Ali (52) scoring more than half of the runs for their team, as they conceded a 63-run lead. The hosts however, were in for some early damage as Rahat Ali and Ehsan Adil tore through the top-order, with Sri Lanka reeling at 35 for three.

Skipper Angelo Mathews (77 not out) and Upul Tharanga (48) however, saved their team from the blushes as the hosts recovered to a score of 228 for the loss of five wickets at the end of day’s play, gaining a lead of 291 in the process.

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.

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