Pakistan need to take early wickets on Day 4 morning to get back in the game © AFP
Pakistan need to take early wickets on Day 4 morning to get back in the game © AFP

Skipper Angelo Mathews steadied Sri Lanka with a watchful unbeaten 31 after Pakistan had scalped the top order cheaply in the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele on Sunday. The hosts, who gained a first innings lead of 63 runs, recovered from 35 to three to post 112-4 in their second knock by tea on the rain-interrupted third day. Live Updates: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, Day 4

Mathews put on 45 for the fourth wicket with Upul Tharanga (48) and 32 for the undefeated fifth with Jehan Mubarak (nine) to increase the lead to 175 runs with six wickets in hand. The tourists added six runs to their overnight score of 209-9 before they were all out for 215 in the day’s second over in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 278. Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, Day 4

When Sri Lanka batted a second time, left-arm seamer Rahat Ali grabbed two quick wickets and new ball partner Ehsan Adil took one to leave the hosts tottering in the morning session. Rahat bowled first innings century-maker Dimuth Karunaratne for 10 and yorked Lahiru Thirimanne for no score in an inspired eight-over opening spell, AFP reported.

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