Sunday, 08 October 2017 - 8:57
Update: Sri Lanka lose 5 for 34 at stumps on day 3


Sri Lanka lost 5 quick wickets for 34 runs in their second innings at stumps on day 3 in their Day Night Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

Now Sri Lanka enjoys a lead of 254 runs with 5 wickets intact. 

Wahab Riaz was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers bagging 3 wickets.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan was all out for 262 runs in their first innings.

Azhar Ali (59) and Haris Sohail (56) were the leading scorers as Pakistan fell 21 runs short of the follow-on mark, although Sri Lanka decided not to enforce it.

Herath, who took 11 wickets in Sri Lanka's 21-run win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi, removed a well set Azhar Ali for 59 after he dismissed Babar Azam for eight.

Azhar had added an invaluable 71 for the fifth wicket with Sohail but Herath trapped him leg-before and reviewed it to overturn a not-out decision.

Earlier, Sri Lankan pace-cum-spin attack put the brakes on Pakistan's progress after they resumed at 51-0.

They removed both the openers in the first hour and then made inroads on a still batting friendly Dubai stadium pitch.

Pacer Lahiru Gamage took his first wicket in Tests when he bowled Shan Masood through the gate after the opener had made 16.

Sami Aslam was trapped leg before by off-spinner Dilruwan Perera for 39 to leave Pakistan two down for 65. Asad Shafiq fell for 12 while Babar Azam made eight.

Sri Lanka lead the two-match series 1-0 on account of winning the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi.

Update: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 23:10

SL-Pakistan D/N Test: Visitors in Control, Amir injured

Today (08) is the 3rd day of Sri Lanka-Pakistan Day Night Test being played at Dubai.

At stumps on day 2, Pakistan was on 51 for no loss.

Batting first, Sri Lanka totaled 482 with Dimuth Karunaratne top scoring with 196.

Skipper Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella and Dilruwan Perera made half centuries.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah bagged 6 for 184, thus becoming the first spinner to take five-wicket hauls in five successive Tests.

Meanwhile, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been ruled out of the upcoming one-day international series against Sri Lanka due to a stress-related injury to his right shin.

Amir walked off the field after bowling just three overs during the second day of the Test due to a recurring shin injury he had sustained on Friday.

Amir underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan, following complains of pain in his right shin, after which he was advised to rest for two or three weeks.
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