Yasir Shah is nearing another five-for © AFP
Yasir Shah is nearing another five-for © AFP

Pakistan‘s prolific leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed three wickets to slow Sri Lanka‘s progress on the opening day of the decisive third and final Test in Pallekele on Friday. The hosts, who had raced to 85 for one by lunch after being sent in to bat, suffered a top order collapse engineered by Yasir and went to tea on a shaky 153 for four. Live Updates: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, Day 2

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne held the innings together with an unbeaten 70, his second consecutive half-century in the series. Jehan Mubarak was on nine. Pakistan, winning the toss for the third time in a row, secured an early break with the wicket of Kaushal Silva, who had scored 125 in the first Test in Galle and 80 in the second in Colombo. Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, Day 2

Silva made nine when he was caught behind off left-arm seamer Rahat Ali, who was picked alongside Ehsan Ali and Imran Khan in a new-look pace attack for the decider. Pakistan had won the first Test by 10 wickets and Sri Lanka responded with a seven-wicket victory in the second match.

Catch the live telecast of the Sri Lanka (SL) vs Pakistan (PAK) Third Test, Day Two at Pallekele, on PTV Sports in Pakistan.

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