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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st Test Day 3, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: September 30, 2017, 7:28 PM IST

1st Test, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 28 September - 02 October, 2019

Toss won by Sri Lanka (decided to bat)

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 21 runs

Man of the Match: Rangana Herath

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st Test Day 3, Highlights: As It Happened

File image of Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali. (Getty Image)

Day 2 Review: Captain Dinesh Chandimal made an unbeaten 155 as Sri Lanka put the pressure on Pakistan on the second day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Openers Sami Aslam (31 not out) and Shan Masood (30 not out) negotiated 23 overs to take Pakistan to 64-0, still trailing Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 419 by 355 runs.

They need another 156 to avoid the follow-on, a task which should be simple on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

Both Masood and Aslam, opening for the first time together, looked assured as Sri Lanka attacked through all their three spinners and two seamers in short spells.

But it was a memorable day for Sri Lankan skipper Chandimal, whose marathon knock of over nine hours in hot conditions propelled his team to a strong total.

He came in to bat with his team in trouble at 61-3 on Thursday, but led the fightback in a fourth-wicket stand of 100 with Dimuth Karunaratne (93).

Pakistan Playing XI: Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep
First Published: September 30, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

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