Sarfraz Ahmed © AFP
Sarfraz Ahmed © AFP

Sri Lanka have the upper hand in the deciding Test as Pakistan are struggling at 209 for nine on Day three at Pallekele. Sri Lanka will lok to wrap up things as early as possible, bat sensibly and give Pakistan a huge target to chase. Sarfraz Ahmed is still batting and is the only hope for Pakistan if they are to get close to the Sri Lankan total of 278. Live Blog: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test, Day 3

Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeeep picked up three wickets apiece with off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal chipping in with a couple of wickets. Azhar Ali had scored a valiant  earlier on Day two. Sri Lanka could add just six runs to their overnight score and folded for just 278, despite of the fact that Dimuth Karunaratne scored 130. Live scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test, Day 3

On Day One, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Both teams have made four changes to their sides and the changes seem to have paid off.