Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne battled via again ache to increase Sri Lanka’s second-innings result in 323 after key strikes by Pakistan’s bowlers within the second Check on Tuesday. The hosts reached 176-5 when dangerous mild stopped play early on day three, with stumps known as in Galle after greater than half an hour’s anticipate situations to enhance. The left-handed Karunaratne, on 27, and Dhananjaya de Silva, on 30, had been batting in an unbeaten stand of 59.
Spinner Ramesh Mendis had claimed a five-wicket haul to assist bowl out vacationers Pakistan for 231 within the opening session, with the hosts at a lead of 147 going into their second innings.
Sri Lanka had been in bother at 117-5 when Karunaratne, who stayed off the sphere throughout Pakistan’s innings, and De Silva bought all the way down to the grind.
De Silva took on the opposition bowlers and hit six boundaries with Karunaratne pleased to play anchor. The skipper bought assist from the physio in between his knock.
Karunaratne rotated the strike and likewise hit two boundaries together with a reverse sweep for 4 off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
Pakistan earlier rattled the Sri Lankan batting with key wickets together with Angelo Mathews in his 100th Check after the previous captain, who made 35, tried to rebuild the innings with Dinesh Chandimal.
Off-spinner Agha Salman bought Mathews out for his maiden Check wicket after Pakistan reviewed the umpire’s name, with ultra-edge expertise confirming a spike when the ball handed the bat and into the palms of slip.
The in-form Chandimal, with scores of 206 not out, 76, 94 not out and 80 in his final 4 innings, regarded good on 21 however fell caught behind off quick bowler Naseem Shah quickly after tea.
Naseem, who took three wickets in Sri Lanka’s first innings, had struck first with the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella, who fell for 15 after opening rather than the ailing Karunaratne.
Pakistan’s innings ended after the vacationers resumed the day on 191-7, in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings of 378.
Off-spinner Ramesh despatched again Nauman Ali after which trapped in a single day batsman Yasir lbw for 26 to document a 3rd five-wicket haul in his 10th Check to wrap up the innings.
Pakistan lead the two-match collection 1-Zero and Sri Lanka wish to draw degree on a pitch which has favoured the batsmen however is predicted to show come day 4.
The vacationers chased down a document 342 on the identical venue within the opener.
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