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  • 10:29 AM IST

    The players are on the field.

  • 10:29 AM IST

    Sri Lanka’s bowling coach, Rumesh Ratnayake, is having a chat with Roshan Abeysinghe. Admits that from here on, Sri Lanka only need to focus on delaying Pakistan’s run-plan. Agrees that the bowlers erred on Saturday but does not want to take anything away from the Pakistan batters. Stresses that apart from Lahiru Kumara, no one bowled consistent lines and lengths. Hopes that the other bowlers take some learnings from Kumara’s effort and do well this morning. Is amazed with Lahiru’s consistent pace and even more, his fitness.

  • 10:28 AM IST

    The reason for the previous paragraph is that nothing happened on Saturday. NOTHING. The ball did not swing, neither did it seam, nor did it turn. The track looked as flat as a pancake and Pakistan made merry. Given that they scored at a brisk rate, they have got themselves in a position from where they cannot lose. Or should not. However, if the maintenance is on track of this highway, you cannot rule out a draw. Day 4 is usually where the pitches start to turn in Asia. Let’s see.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    Day 1. Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang! Day 2. Bang, bang, bang. Day 3. Snoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. That is how this Test match has been unfolding. Looking at the first two days, one felt that this game will not last beyond the third day. But looking at Pakistan’s resurgence, it seems like the clock will tick past 5 pm on Monday, but we might still not get a result. Can Day 4 prove us wrong? Hello and a warm welcome to the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi.

  • 10:17 AM IST

    … DAY 4 …

  • 6:01 PM IST

    What’s on the card for the fourth day of this Test then? How long will Pakistan bat? Will Azhar Ali and Babar Azam get to their tons and take Pakistan towards massive lead? Or on a fresh morning, will the Lankans make a comeback with quick strikes? So many questions to be answered. Well, to get to know these answers, join us on Sunday, 22nd December. The play will begin at 1000 local (0500 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    What about the Lankan bowling? Well, they got absolutely nothing from the surface and kept toiling hard. The pacers came charging in and the spinners, Embuldeniya and Perera too bowled well without any success. Lahiru Kumara was their only bowler who managed to pick a couple of scalps but they came quite late as the first session for them went wicketless. Lahiru removed Shan first in the last over before Tea and then struck again to remove Abid Ali in the final session.

  • 5:55 PM IST

    What an unbelievable day of Test cricket for Pakistan! They have taken their lead to 315. Their two overnight batters, Shan Masood and Abid Ali raked up their brilliant respective Test tons to take Pakistan to a commanding position. They kept tiring the Lankan bowlers and milked runs with ease. Once the stand was broken, skipper Azhar joined Abid out in the middle and added 77 runs before Abid became the second victim of Kumara. Sri Lanka’s misery was far from ending as Babar Azam joined the skipper and added unbeaten 40 runs between them. Azhar is unbeaten on 57 while Babar has looked solid for his 22.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    103.6 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, no run, Loopy ball on middle, Ali blocks it back to the bowler. STUMPS ON DAY 3.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    103.5 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, no run, Flat one on middle, Ali defends it out.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    103.4 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, no run, Flatter delivery outside off, Azhar shoulders arms to this one.

  • 5:52 PM IST

    103.3 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, no run, Outside off, defended off the front foot by Azhar Ali.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    103.2 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar defends this flighted ball on middle and leg to the leg side.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    103.1 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, no run, Loopy ball on middle, Azhar defends it back to Lasith.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    102.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, On middle, blocked out solidly by Azam.

  • 5:50 PM IST

    102.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, Flighted on middle, Azam defends it off the front foot back to the bowler.

  • 5:50 PM IST

    102.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    102.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Babar Azam, no run, Full on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    102.2 Dhananjaya de Silva to Azhar Ali, 1 run, Tosses this one up on middle and leg, Azhar whips it to square leg for a single.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    102.1 Dhananjaya de Silva to Azhar Ali, no run, Loopy ball on middle and leg, Azhar plays it back to the bowler.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    101.6 Lasith Embuldeniya to Babar Azam, no run, Full toss on middle, Babar defends it out.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    101.5 Lasith Embuldeniya to Azhar Ali, 1 run, On off, pushed to deep cover for a single.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    101.4 Lasith Embuldeniya to Babar Azam, 1 run, Loopy ball on middle, Babar plays it to the leg side for a single.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    101.3 Lasith Embuldeniya to Babar Azam, no run, Flatter one outside off, Babar punches it to cover for nothing.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    101.2 Lasith Embuldeniya to Babar Azam, no run, Tossed up ball on middle, Azam pushes it back to the bowler.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    101.1 Lasith Embuldeniya to Babar Azam, no run, Short delivery outside off, Babar pushes it to cover.

  • 5:46 PM IST

    100.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Azhar Ali, no run, Loopy ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.

  • 5:45 PM IST

    100.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Azhar Ali, no run, BEATEN! Nicely bowled! Looped up ball outside off, Azhar looks to drive it but fails to get any bat on it.

  • 5:45 PM IST

    100.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Azhar Ali, no run, Tosses this one up on middle, Babar whips it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 5:45 PM IST

    100.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Azhar Ali, no run, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Babar whips it to mid-wicket.

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