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    Over 39 - Pak 196/4 (Ali 62, Misbah 6)

    111 needed from 132 balls. A couple of singles to start the over, Pakistan move on to 196 with four singles from the over.

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    Over 38 - Pak 192/4 (Ali 60, Misbah 4)

    22 overs left in the day, Lakmal continues, a couple of singles and Misbah gets off the mark. A couple of runs to Misbah who drives it to deep extra cover. Six runs from the over.

  • Over 37 - Pak 186/4 (Ali 58, Misbah 0)

    Eranga starts his second over for this spell and Ali drives the ball to the sweeper cover for a couple of runs. A wide and a no ball from Eranga, poor bowling under pressure. WICKET! Against the run of play, Sri Lanka get a wicket. Sarfraz tries to run this to fine leg only to get a faint edge on it, the keeper does the rest. Sri Lanka review the decision and get a wicket. Misbah walks out to the crease. Pakistan 116 runs away from a win.

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    Over 36 - Pak 181/3 (Ali 55, S Ahmed 48)

    The equation is 129 runs from 144 balls now. Lakmal comes back into the attack, Mathews turns to his quicks as spin has failed him. A yorker on middle and leg to start the over, Sarfraz digs it out for a single. Five men inside the circle, Mathews trying to cut down the singles. Ali pushes the ball to fine leg for four, Ali squeezes the next ball to long on for a single. Eight runs from the over.

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    Over 35 - Pak 173/3 (Ali 50, S Ahmed 45)

    Pakistan need 131 more to win from 150 balls. Eranga comes into the attack to replace Herath who has been expensive after tea. Ali gets a single and gets his 16th test fifty, brilliant knock from him under pressure. Good over from Eranga, just two singles from it.

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    Over 34 - Pak 171/3 (Ali 49, S Ahmed 44)

    In the last 10 overs, Pakistan have score 62 runs, more than the required rate. Mathews drifts down leg, Sarfraz misses the drive and the ball goes to the fine leg boundary for four byes. Sarfraz whips the next ball into the leg side for a single. Ali waits on the short ball from Mathews and hits it through point for a single, six runs from the over and two balls remaining. Eight runs from the over in the end, Pakistan need 131 more to win.

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    Over 33 - Pak 163/3 (Ali 47, S Ahmed 42)

    Sarfraz takes a single to start the over, Ali is playing because Hafeez is out of form and Sarfraz is playing because of the injured Adnan Akmal. If they can stamp their authority in this chase, they will cement their places in the side. Ali gets down on his knees and paddles this to the fine leg boundary, Pakistan have increased the momentum after tea. A couple of singles from the boundary, eight runs from the over.

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    Over 32 - Pak 155/3 (Ali 42, S Ahmed 40)

    A leg bye, a big appeal against Sarfraz for lbw, Mathews reviews the on-field call of not out. Third umpire says not out, Sarfraz survives. The third umpire is called for a stumping chance, Mathews is fine with the no-ball, and replays confirm that Ali is safe. Pakistan 155 for 3 after 32 overs.

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    Over 31 - Pak 151/3 (Ali 40, S Ahmed 39)

    Sarfraz takes a single to start the over from Herath. Five singles from the over, Pakistan need 151 runs from 28 overs to win.

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    Over 30 - Pak 146/3 (Ali 38, S Ahmed 37)

    Mathews continues from the other end, Sri Lanka looking to stop the runs and getting a wicket. A single to Sarfraz who comes down the wicket but does not time this well. Three runs from the over, Pakistan need 156 more to win.

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    Over 29 - Pak 143/3 (Ali 37, S Ahmed 35)

    Sarfraz sweeps Herath for four through deep square leg. Herath attacks the footmarks and then Sarfraz drives it through extra cover for four. Six, Sarfraz pushing for a Pakistani win, he hits Herath for a six over midwicket. Sarfraz takes a single to backward square leg, good over for Pakistan.

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    Over 28 - Pak 128/3 (Ali 37, S Ahmed 20)

    A couple of runs to start the over and then Ali takes a single to deep square leg. Five runs from the over, Pakistan need 174 more to win.

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    Over 26 - Pak 117/3 (Ali 35, S Ahmed 11)

    Eranga starts a new spell after tea. Ahmed drives the ball to deep extra cover for three runs. Ali hits a four through extra cover, good cover drive to keep the scoring rate up. Eight from the over, Pakistan 117 for 3.

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    Over 25 - Pak 109/3 (Ali 30, S Ahmed 8)

    Herath starts after tea, over the wicket. Sarfraz survives a stumping and Pakistan get a couple of singles from the over.

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    Over 24 - Pak 107/3 (Ali 29, S Ahmed 7)

    Sarfraz hits a boundary to long on, Pakistan need to keep going at around 5.6 per over. A single to sweeper cover to follow the boundary, Sarfraz brings Ali on strike. Pakistan need 195 more to win at tea on day five.

  • Over 23 - Pak 101/3 (Ali 28, S Ahmed 2)

    Three runs from the Herath over, the run rate required from Pakistan to win be match from here is around 5.6 runs per over.

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    Over 22 - Pak 98/3 (Ali 26, S Ahmed 1)

    Ali takes a single to short third man as the keeper stands up to the stumps for Mathews. Three singles from the first three balls, WICKET! Mathews gets the important wicket of Younis Khan, who pulls it straight to midwicket and Sangakkara takes a good catch. Khan falls for 29, a soft dismissal and will Pakistan go for the win from here? A twist in the tale as Sarfraz Ahmed walks out to bat instead of Misbah, Pakistan still pushing for the win.

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    Over 21 - Pak 94/2 (Ali 24, Y Khan 28)

    A single to short third man to start the over, Herath starts the second over of his spell. Three singles from the over, Pakistan 208 runs behind.

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    Over 20 - Pak 91/2 (Ali 22, Y Khan 27)

    A change of ends for Mathews, three dots and then a couple of singles. Younis ends the over with a boundary through backward square leg. Six from the over, Pakistan 91 for 2.

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    Over 19 - Pak 85/2 (Ali 21, Y Khan 22)

    Herath comes back into the attack. A single to start the over and then Ali drives the ball square of the wicket for two runs.

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    Over 18 - Pak 82/2 (Ali 19, Y Khan 21)

    Ali starts the over by running the ball down to third man for a single. Khan takes a single square of the wicket. Six singles from the over.

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    Over 17 - Pak 76/2 (Ali 16, Y Khan 18)

    Mathews brings himself into the attack, a single to Ali and then Younis runs the ball down to third man for three runs. Five runs from the over, Pakistan 76 for 2.

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    Over 16 - Pak 71/2 (Ali 14, Y Khan 15)

    A quick single as Younis pushes the first ball of the over down the ground. Another single for Ali, Pakistan looking for the singles and twos to stay in the game. Four singles from the over, Pakistan need 231 more runs.

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    Over 15 - Pak 67/2 (Ali 12, Y Khan 13)

    Younis takes a single to square leg from the second ball of the over. Ali takes a single to cover, Herath comes back into the attack for a second spell. Younis Khan pushes the ball to deep square leg for three runs, good shot from him. Ali takes a single working the ball to long on. Seven risk-free runs for Pakistan from the over.

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    Over 14 - Pak 60/2 (Ali 10, Y Khan 8)

    After drinks, Eranga continues to Younis Khan. Younis cuts the second ball of the over for a single, does not time it well but gets a run. Three singles from the over, Pakistan 60 for 2 after 14 overs.

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    Over 13 - Pak 57/2 (Ali 9, Y Khan 6)

    Lakmal continues, three singles from the over, 46 more overs remaining in the day.

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    Over 12 - Pak 54/2 (Ali 8, Y Khan 4)

    Eranga finishes his second over, just a single from it.

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    Over 11 - Pak 53/2 (Ali 8, Y Khan 3)

    Pakistan are on track for now, going at 5 runs per over with 49 overs to go in the day. Younis Khan takes a single to cover from the first ball of Lakmal's over. Three singles from the over, Pakistan 53 for 2.

  • Over 10 - Pak 50/2 (Ali 7, Y Khan 1)

    Lakmal gets both the wickets and Pakistan lose their openers. Younis Khan comes in to bat, can he keep going and guide Pakistan to a win. Eranga comes back into the attack, a couple of singles from the over. Pakistan bring up their 50.

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    Over 9 - Pak 48/2 (Ali 6)

    A couple of singles to start the over, Manzoor slices the ball to third man for a controlled couple of runs. WICKET! Another wicket goes down, Manzoor edges the last ball of the over to the keeper for an easy catch.

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    Over 8 - Pak 44/1 (Mazoor 18, Ali 5)

    A couple of runs, Herath starts his 3rd over. Five runs from the over, Pakistan 44 for 1 after 8 overs.

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    Over 7 - Pak 39/1 (Mazoor 14, Ali 4)

    A couple of singles to start the over, WICKET! Lakmal gets the first wicket, Shehzad comes down the wicket but hits it in the air and straight to deep square leg, this will not help Pakistan's chase. Ali gets off the mark with a boundary, a cut shot to start his innings.

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    Over 6 - Pak 33/0 (Mazoor 13, Shehzad 20)

    Herath continues, Manzoor comes down the wicket and punches it to long on for a single. Four singles from the over, Pakistan 33 for no loss.

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    Over 5 - Pak 29/0 (Mazoor 11, Shehzad 18)

    Lakmal continues from the other end, Manzoor starts the over with a single to mid-on. Another single from Shehzad, he pushes it to deep cover. Manzoor pushes the 4th ball of the over to long leg for another single. Five singles from the over, Pakistan 273 runs behind.

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    Over 4 - Pak 24/0 (Mazoor 8, Shehzad 16)

    Herath brought into the attack to stop the run flow, Mathews looking to pick up a wicket from the spinner. Shehzad takes a single to start the over. Four singles from the over, Pakistan going at six per over after four overs.

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    Over 3 - Pak 20/0 (Mazoor 6, Shehzad 14)

    Manzoor takes a single from the first ball to give strike to Shehzad. Shehzad takes a single to rotate strike. Four, Manzoor smashes it through covers for four, Pakistan's intent to chase this score down is clear.

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    Over 2 - Pak 14/0 (Mazoor 1, Shehzad 13)

    Shehzad hits it to deep square leg for four, good shot from him against Eranga. Another boundary, Shehzad flicks it in front of square for four, consecutive boundaries from Shehzad. Another shot to deep midwicket, Shehzad picks up two runs. Ten runs from the over.

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    Over 1 - Pak 4/0 (Mazoor 1, Shehzad 3)

    Manzoor gets off the mark with a single, Lakmal starts with the ball for Sri Lanka. Shehzad pushes it to backward square leg for three runs, Pakistan 4 for no loss after the first over.

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    Over 101.4 - SL 214/10 (Lakmal 2)

    A couple of dots from Rehman and then Lakmal takes a single. WICKET! It is all over, Eranga goes for a wild hoick on the leg side and Rehman takes the catch. Ajmal gets the last wicket and Pakistan will need 302 to win after lunch.

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    Over 100 - SL 212/9 (Lakmal 0, Eranga 2)

    Eranga takes a single from the 4th ball of Ajmal's over, another single to Lakmal from the over. Sri Lanka lead by 299 runs.

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    Over 99 - SL 210/9 (Lakmal 0, Eranga 1)

    The first session has been extended, Eranga will face Rehman. Eranga takes a single from the first ball to get off the mark. A single from the over, Sri Lanka push the lead to 297 runs.

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    Over 98 - SL 209/9 (Lakmal 0, Eranga 0)

    This was supposed to be the last over before lunch, but we may have an extended session because Sri Lanka are 9 wickets down. Ajmal starts to Lakmal, a maiden from him. Sri Lanka stay 296 runs ahead.

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    Over 97 - SL 209/9 (Lakmal 0, Eranga 0)

    Rehman to Eranga, two slips and a silly point waiting for an edge. A maiden in the end, Eranga survives.

  • Over 96 - SL 209/9 (Lakmal 0, Eranga 0)

    WICKET! Prasanna edges it to short leg and Azhar Ali takes an easy catch, Ajmal gets the wicket and Prasanna falls short of a well-deserved 50. Sri Lanka 9 down and lead by 296 runs. Lakmal is the last man in.

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    Over 95 - SL 209/8 (P Jayawardene 49, Eranga 0)

    Prasanna on strike to Rehman and on 48, he takes a single from the third ball to move on to 49.

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    Over 94 - SL 208/8 (P Jayawardene 48, Eranga 0)

    Ajmal continues, and just a single from the over.

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    Over 93 - SL 207/8 (P Jayawardene 47, Eranga 0)

    A single to Prasanna as he comes down the wicket and pushes it to long on. Just a single from the Rehman over, the lead is 294 runs.

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    Over 92 - SL 206/8 (P Jayawardene 46, Eranga 0)

    Sri Lanka were looking to draw the game yesterday, today they were looking to push for the advantage. But after a few wickets, now they will be looking to bat and take the game towards a draw again. Prasanna opens the face of the bat and guides the ball through slips for a couple of runs. He takes a single from the 4th ball, Eranga will have to survive two balls from Ajmal. Three runs from the over.

  • Over 91 - SL 203/8 (P Jayawardene 43, Eranga 0)

    WICKET! Brilliant catch at short leg from Azhar Ali, Perera lunges forward and gets a thick inside edge on it and Ali takes a great catch. WICKET! Herath edges the first ball to slip for a catch, Younis Khan does the rest. Rehman on a hat-trick. Eranga blocks to deny Rehman the hat-trick. A couple of wickets from the over.

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    Over 90 - SL 203/6 (P Jayawardene 43, Perera 8)

    Perera takes a single to Talha, a quick bouncer at his helmet and Perera hooks it with little control to deep square leg. Sri Lanka lead by 290 runs.

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    Over 89 - SL 202/6 (P Jayawardene 43, Perera 7)

    A maiden from Rehman, the first maiden of the day. Sri Lanka stay on 202 for 6.

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    Over 88 - SL 202/6 (P Jayawardene 43, Perera 7)

    A wide ball to start the over, Prasanna then takes a single to move on to 43. A couple of runs from the over.

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    Over 87 - SL 200/6 (P Jayawardene 42, Perera 7)

    A single from the over brings up Sri Lanka's 200, the lead is now 287 runs.

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    Over 86 - SL 199/6 (P Jayawardene 41, Perera 7)

    Talha continues, Perera takes a single to get off strike. Prasanna takes a single through midwicket. Perera times it nicely through to deep square leg for a single. Prasanna ends the over with a single, Sri Lanka 199 for 6.

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    Over 85 - SL 195/6 (P Jayawardene 39, Perera 5)

    Perera hits it in the air over point for four, Junaid driven confidently, Perera gets off the mark. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 195 for 6.

  • Over 84 - SL 190/6 (P Jayawardene 39, Perera 0)

    A no ball from Talha to start the over, the next ball does not turn and then Mathews comes down the wicket and hits it through cover for four, attacking batting from the captain. Another boundary for Mathews, a good bouncer from Talha, Mathews top edges it over the keeper's head for four. WICKET! Pakistan get their first wicket of the day, Mathews hooks it, gets a top edge to deep square leg and Manzoor takes the catch. He dropped Mathews yesterday in the same position, but this time he holds on and Pakistan get a wicket.

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    Over 83 - SL 180/5 (P Jayawardene 39, Mathews 23)

    Junaid continues with the new ball, a couple of slips in place for him. Mathews runs it to square leg for a single. Sri Lanka lead by 267 runs.

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    Over 82 - SL 179/5 (P Jayawardene 39, Mathews 22)

    Prasanna plays the late cut against Rehman and the ball races away for four to third man. A loud shout for lbw, but the umpire is not interested, a couple of leg bye add to the total.

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    Over 81 - SL 173/5 (P Jayawardene 35, Mathews 22)

    The new ball is due and after three warm up balls from Junaid, Pakistan take it. A couple of byes as Junaid pushes it down leg and the keeper misses it.

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    Over 80 - SL 171/5 (P Jayawardene 35, Mathews 22)

    A single from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 258 runs.

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    Over 79 - SL 170/5 (P Jayawardene 35, Mathews 21)

    Junaid comes into the attack, Pakistan trying to get a wicket to put Sri Lanka on the back foot. Prasanna comes down the wicket and then hits it through midwicket for two runs. The lead is now 257 runs.

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    Over 78 - SL 168/5 (P Jayawardene 33, Mathews 21)

    Prasanna pushes Rehman down to long on for a single. Mathews joins the action, slapping the last ball away for four through gully, good cut shot from the captain.

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    Over 77 - SL 163/5 (P Jayawardene 32, Mathews 17)

    Mathews takes a single from the first ball to give strike to Prasanna, who has been given the license to hit. Prasanna square drives it past backward point for three runs.

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    Over 76 - SL 159/5 (P Jayawardene 29, Mathews 16)

    Rehman brought into the attack to curtail the scoring. Mathews takes a single to bring Prasanna on strike. Prasanna edges it past the slip for another boundary to third man. Five runs from the over, the lead is now 246 runs.

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    Over 75 - SL 154/5 (P Jayawardene 25, Mathews 15)

    Prasanna is looking to attack and score some quick runs today, he flashes hard at the first ball from Talha and gets a boundary to third man. A dot ball and then Prasanna hits an on-drive for four, better shot than the first boundary from him this over. Eight runs from the over, Sri Lanka changing gears on day 5.

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    Over 74 - SL 146/5 (P Jayawardene 17, Mathews 15)

    Mathews takes a single to start the over, drives it to mid off. Ajmal bowls it short and wide and Prasanna drives it through cover for a couple of runs. Prasanna then slog sweeps Ajmal through midwicket for four, brilliant stroke against the spinner.

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    Over 73 - SL 138/5 (P Jayawardene 10, Mathews 14)

    A single to Prasanna, Talha starts his work for the day. A leg bye to Mathews, a big appeal for lbw, the umpire gives it not out, Pakistan go for the review. Pakistan lose another review and Mathews survives.

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    Over 72 - SL 136/5 (P Jayawardene 9, Mathews 14)

    Ajmal starts the day for Pakistan, Prasanna taps it in front of point for a couple of runs. A single to end the over.

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    Over 71 - SL 133/5 (P Jayawardene 6, Mathews 14)

    The umpires are taking a look at the light, the players are walking off the field. Sri Lanka 133 for 5 at stumps on day four. The run rate is well under 2 per over and the lead is 220 runs.

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    Over 71 - SL 133/5 (P Jayawardene 6, Mathews 14)

    Prasanna pushes it to third man for four, edges it through first slip, things have started happening after the ball change. Prasanna takes a single to cover point. Five from the over.

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    Over 70 - SL 128/5 (P Jayawardene 1, Mathews 14)

    5 overs to go in the day, a single from Ajmal's over.

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    Over 69 - SL 127/5 (P Jayawardene 0, Mathews 14)

    The wicket keeper comes out to bat. A maiden from Rehman from the other end, Sri Lanka lead by 214 runs.

  • Over 68 - SL 127/5 (M Jayawardene 46, Mathews 14)

    A single to Mathews and then WICKET! Ajmal bowls a few doosras and then Azhar Ali takes a brilliant catch from the last ball, Mahela edges it to short leg. Sri Lanka lose their 5th wicket.

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    Over 67 - SL 126/4 (M Jayawardene 46, Mathews 13)

    Rehman comes back into the attack, and starts with a maiden. Two maidens in a row for Pakistan.

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    Over 66 - SL 126/4 (M Jayawardene 46, Mathews 13)

    After four dots, Ajmal does not seem happy with the condition of the ball. The umpires change the ball, a maiden in the end from Ajmal. Sri Lanka stay on 126 for 4.

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    Over 65 - SL 126/4 (M Jayawardene 46, Mathews 13)

    10 overs to go in the day and Sri Lanka lead by 212 runs. The effort ball from Talha and he oversteps, a no ball from him. Just the run from the no ball, Sri Lanka 213 runs ahead.

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    Over 64 - SL 125/4 (M Jayawardene 46, Mathews 13)

    A couple of dots and then Mathews takes a single to long on. Mahela dabs it down to long leg for a single. Two runs from the over.

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    Over 63 - SL 123/4 (M Jayawardene 45, Mathews 12)

    Three dots and then Mahela hits a boundary through deep square leg, moves on to 45 runs. Sri Lanka lead by 210 runs.

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    Over 62 - SL 119/4 (M Jayawardene 41, Mathews 12)

    Ajmal continues with 13 overs to go in the day. A maiden from Ajmal, Sri Lanka push the lead to 206 runs.

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    Over 61 - SL 119/4 (M Jayawardene 41, Mathews 12)

    A single to deep square leg, the seam on the ball is falling apart, the umpires cut a few threads away. A wide outside off and Mathews leaves it alone. Another single to Mathews, he flicks the ball to deep square leg. Three runs from the over.

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    Over 60 - SL 116/4 (M Jayawardene 40, Mathews 11)

    Ajmal continues, Mahela drives it through cover for a single. Just a single from the over.

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    Over 59 - SL 115/4 (M Jayawardene 39, Mathews 11)

    Three dots and then Mathews takes a single to fine leg. Mahela drives through midwicket for a single. Sri Lanka 115 for 4.

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    Over 58 - SL 113/4 (M Jayawardene 38, Mathews 10)

    Ajmal comes back into the attack with 17 overs to go in the day. A maiden from Ajmal, the run rate goes below 2 runs per over.

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    Over 57 - SL 113/4 (M Jayawardene 38, Mathews 10)

    Manzoor drops an easy catch at cover, then Mathews punches it to cover against and takes a single. Another single from the over, two runs from the over. The lead is now 200.

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    Over 56 - SL 111/4 (M Jayawardene 37, Mathews 9)

    After drinks, Mathews takes a single to midwicket. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 198 runs ahead.

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    Over 55 - SL 110/4 (M Jayawardene 37, Mathews 8)

    Junaid finishes another maiden, Sri Lanka have scored 15 runs from the last 10 overs. The lead is now 197 runs.

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    Over 54 - SL 110/4 (M Jayawardene 37, Mathews 8)

    A single to end the over after five dots. Sri Lanka 110 for 4.

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    Over 53 - SL 109/4 (M Jayawardene 36, Mathews 8)

    Junaid finishes his 11th over of this innings, just a single from it. Sri Lanka lead by 196 runs.

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    Over 52 - SL 108/4 (M Jayawardene 35, Mathews 8)

    Mahela works it through square leg for a single, just a single from the over. Sri Lanka going at 2.07 runs per over.

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    Over 51 - SL 107/4 (M Jayawardene 34, Mathews 8)

    It is getting dark around the ground and the umpires are having a chat. They are continuing for now, a single to Mahela and he is disturbed by the movement behind the bowler's arm. Mathews stops Junaid as there is more movement behind the bowler's arm, just a single from the over. Sri Lanka lead by 194 runs.

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    Over 50 - SL 106/4 (M Jayawardene 33, Mathews 8)

    A couple of dots and then Mahela hits it through deep square leg for four. A single to fine leg for Mahela. Sri Lanka 106 for 4.

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    Over 49 - SL 101/4 (M Jayawardene 28, Mathews 8)

    Junaid comes back into the attack, and starts off with a maiden.

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    Over 48 - SL 101/4 (M Jayawardene 28, Mathews 8)

    Rehman replaces Ajmal, four dots to start the over and then Mathews gets a single. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 101 for 4.

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    Over 47 - SL 100/4 (M Jayawardene 28, Mathews 7)

    Talha finishes a maiden, Sri Lanka stay on 100 for 4.

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    Over 46 - SL 100/4 (M Jayawardene 28, Mathews 7)

    Mahela takes a single to deep midwicket, Ajmal starts 4th over of this spell. Mathews gets a boundary to third man, Sri Lanka bring up their 100. Sri Lanka lead by 187 runs.

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    Over 45 - SL 95/4 (M Jayawardene 27, Mathews 3)

    Mahela takes a single through deep square leg to start the over. Talha starts his 4th over of this spell. Just a single from the over, good bowling from Talha. Sri Lanka 95 for 4 after 45 overs.

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    Over 44 - SL 94/4 (M Jayawardene 26, Mathews 3)

    Mathews drives it to long on for a single. Mahela hits it to long on again for a single. Two runs from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 181 runs.

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    Over 43 - SL 92/4 (M Jayawardene 25, Mathews 2)

    Talha continues, Mahela takes a single to deep square leg. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 92 for 4.

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    Over 42 - SL 90/4 (M Jayawardene 24, Mathews 1)

    Ajmal finishes a maiden, Sri Lanka 90 for 4.

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    Over 41 - SL 90/4 (M Jayawardene 24, Mathews 1)

    Talha continues, Mathews hits it wide of mid-off for a single. Just a single from the over.

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    Over 40 - SL 89/4 (M Jayawardene 24, Mathews 0)

    Ajmal starts after tea, a maiden from him. Sri Lanka 176 runs ahead.

  • Over 39 - SL 89/4 (M Jayawardene 24, Mathews 0)

    After tea, Talha starts to Mahela who takes a single, he drives it through gully. WICKET! Talha gets a wicket just after tea, the incutter gets the wicket, Sri Lanka 89 for 4. Mathews comes out to bat with Mahela.

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    Over 38 - SL 88/3 (M Jayawardene 23, Chandimal 13)

    A single from the over, Mahela cuts Junaid behind square. Sri Lanka 175 runs ahead. Umpires call tea.

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    Over 37 - SL 87/3 (M Jayawardene 22, Chandimal 13)

    Five dots from Ajmal and then Chandimal flicks it to fine leg for four to end the over.

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    Over 36 - SL 83/3 (M Jayawardene 22, Chandimal 9)

    A maiden from Junaid, Sri Lanka stay on 83 for 3.

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    Over 35 - SL 83/3 (M Jayawardene 22, Chandimal 9)

    Ajmal pushes it outside off and Mahela hits it through midwicket for four, the ball just bounces inside the ropes. Mahela takes a single to long on. Five runs from the over, Sri Lanka 83 for 3.

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    Over 34 - SL 78/3 (M Jayawardene 17, Chandimal 9)

    Rehman floats it on leg stump and Chandimal hits it over long on for a six.

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    Over 33 - SL 72/3 (M Jayawardene 17, Chandimal 3)

    A single from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 159 runs.

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    Over 32 - SL 71/3 (M Jayawardene 17, Chandimal 2)

    Chandimal plays out four dots and the takes a single to extra cover. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 71 for 3.

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    Over 31 - SL 70/3 (M Jayawardene 17, Chandimal 1)

    A couple of singles from the Ajmal over, Sri Lanka lead by 157 runs.

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    Over 30 - SL 68/3 (M Jayawardene 16, Chandimal 0)

    Mahela takes a single and Pakistan bring in four close in fielders. A single from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 155 runs.

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    Over 29 - SL 67/3 (M Jayawardene 15, Chandimal 0)

    Chandimal comes out the bat, Sri Lanka in a bit of trouble here. A single from the over.

  • Over 28 - SL 66/3 (M Jayawardene 14)

    A couple of runs to Silva, he drives it through cover. WICKET! Rehman's patience is rewarded, Silva is bowled for 36, unplayable delivery from Rehman. Sri Lanka lose their 3rd wicket. The lead is 153 runs.

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    Over 27 - SL 64/2 (M Jayawardene 14, Silva 34)

    Mahela sweeps it to the long leg boundary, brilliant sweep, and he gets his 11000th run in tests. Ajmal finishes his 2nd over.

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    Over 26 - SL 58/2 (M Jayawardene 8, Silva 34)

    A slip, gully and short leg in place. Mahela takes a couple of runs to square leg. A shout for lbw against Mahela, the umpire gives it not out and Pakistan go for the review. Mahela survives as it was going down leg. Three runs from the over.

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    Over 25 - SL 55/2 (M Jayawardene 5, Silva 34)

    Mahela takes a single to short leg, Silva tucks the last ball on the leg side for four. Sri Lanka 55 for 2.

  • Over 24 - SL 50/2 (M Jayawardene 4, Silva 30)

    Four runs from the over, Sri Lanka bring up their 50. The lead moves on to 137 runs.

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    Over 23 - SL 46/2 (M Jayawardene 4, Silva 26)

    Mahela gets off the mark with a four through square leg. Just the boundary from the over.

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    Over 22 - SL 42/2 (M Jayawardene 0, Silva 26)

    Another maiden from Pakistan, Rehman finishes it.

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    Over 21 - SL 42/2 (M Jayawardene 0, Silva 26)

    Junaid comes back into the attack, another maiden from Pakistan. Sri Lanka lead by 129 runs.

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    Over 20 - SL 42/2 (M Jayawardene 0, Silva 26)

    A maiden from Rehman, Sri Lanka stay on 42 for 2.

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    Over 19 - SL 42/2 (M Jayawardene 0, Silva 26)

    Silva drives it through backward point for four, good start to the over. Silva pushes it to fine leg for a single. Five runs from the over, the lead is now 129 runs.

  • Over 18 - SL 37/2 (M Jayawardene 0, Silva 21)

    WICKET! Pakistan get a big wicket, Sanga sweeps and gets a top edge on it, Manzoor at backward square leg takes the catch. A wicket maiden from Rehman.

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    Over 17 - SL 37/1 (Sangakkara 8, Silva 21)

    Junaid comes back into the attack, this game slowly going towards a draw. Sanga takes a single to the on side, just the single from the over.

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    Over 15 - SL 36/1 (Sangakkara 7, Silva 21)

    Silva drives it through to sweeper cover for three runs. Three runs from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 123 runs.

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    Over 14 - SL 33/1 (Sangakkara 7, Silva 18)

    Rehman finishes a maiden, Sri Lanka playing defensively to play out a draw.

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    Over 13 - SL 33/1 (Sangakkara 7, Silva 18)

    Silva glances the ball to fine leg for four, Talha starts his 3rd over over of this spell. The second slip moves to leg slip, Silva then pushes the next ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Six runs from the over.

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    Over 12 - SL 27/1 (Sangakkara 7, Silva 12)

    Rehman continues, Sanga takes a single through midwicket. Another single to end the over, Sri Lanka 27 for 1.

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    Over 11 - SL 25/1 (Sangakkara 6, Silva 11)

    Sanga takes a single to start the over, he runs it wide of fine leg. Just the single from the over, Sri Lanka lead by 112 runs.

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    Over 10 - SL 24/1 (Sangakkara 5, Silva 11)

    Rehman, who bowled a over before lunch, continues from the other end. A slip, gully, silly point and short leg in place for the spinner. Silva leans forward and glances it to fine leg for a couple of runs.

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    Over 9 - SL 22/1 (Sangakkara 5, Silva 9)

    Talha starts after lunch, a couple of runs to Silva as he drives it to midwicket. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka move to 22 for 1.

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    Over 8 - SL 19/1 (Sangakkara 5, Silva 6)

    Rehman comes into the attack just before lunch for Pakistan. Three dots and then Silva gets a single through point. Sri Lanka 19 for 1 after 8 overs at lunch on day four. The lead is now 106 runs.

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    Over 7 - SL 18/1 (Sangakkara 5, Silva 5)

    A maiden from Junaid the fielders support him well. Sri Lanka lead by 105.

  • Over 6 - SL 18/1 (Sangakkara 5, Silva 5)

    WICKET! Dimuth tries to pull it only to inside edge it on to his stumps, Pakistan get their first wicket. Sanga walks out to bat. Talha picks up his first wicket. Sanga drives it straight down the ground for four, he gets off the mark with a stylish boundary. Sanga takes a single to end the over.

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    Over 5 - SL 13/0 (Karunaratne 8, Silva 5)

    Good ball from Junaid, he angles it away from Silva who is beaten outside off. Junaid bowls it slightly wide and then Silva drives it through the square on the off side for four, useful boundary for Sri Lanka. The lead is now exactly 100.

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    Over 4 - SL 9/0 (Karunaratne 8, Silva 1)

    Talha continues and finishes a maiden, Dimuth blocks it out.

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    Over 3 - SL 9/0 (Karunaratne 8, Silva 1)

    Dimuth plays it with a soft bottom hand, for a couple of runs to deep square leg, and then takes a single there from the next ball. Sri Lanka 9 for no wicket.

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    Over 2 - SL 6/0 (Karunaratne 5, Silva 1)

    Talha starts from the other end, Silva is beaten outside the off stump by Talha. A single to Silva and then Dimuth pushes the ball to deep square leg for a single. Sri Lanka 6 for no loss, lead by 92 runs.

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    Over 1 - SL 4/0 (Karunaratne 4, Silva 0)

    Dimuth edges it between second slip and gully for four, Junaid bowls a good first over.

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    Pakistan 341 all out

    Pakistan are 341 all out, after good knocks from Shehzad and Misbah. Sri Lanka will still feel confident because they lead by 87 runs. They need to bat aggressively if they want to win this test.

  • Over 109.1 - Pak 341/10 (Ajmal 0)

    WICKET! Junaid swats one to deep midwicket and Chandimal takes a good catch on the ropes. Herath picks up his 5th wicket, Pakistan 341 all out and trail by 87 runs.

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    Over 109 - Pak 341/9 (J Khan 16, Ajmal 0)

    Eranga runs in with the new ball to Junaid. A half-shout for lbw, but it was going down the leg side. Junaid comes down the wicket and hits it to long on for a single, lots of intent from Junaid. Pakistan 341 for 9.

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    Over 108 - Pak 340/9 (J Khan 15, Ajmal 0)

    Misbah goes after another one, but is caught in the deep by Chandimal, Herath has the last laugh. A good innings from the Pakistani captain comes to an end, Sri Lanka 1 wicket away from batting again. Junaid starts with a six over long on, starting off with a big hit. The new ball has been taken by Sri Lanka, Herath will finish his over with it. Another big hit from Junaid, gives it everything, but Perera does well to stop the boundary at long off. Another six, Junaid hits his 2nd six in tests over midwicket. A single to end the over.

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    Over 107 - Pak 325/8 (Misbah 63, Ajmal 0)

    Misbah drives it down the ground and shouts two, Ajmal runs hard and they make it. Sanga at long on has to make some ground to stop that. The umpires change the ball, the old ball had its seam coming off. It is not a new ball, just a similarly old one. Three runs from the over.

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    Over 106 - Pak 322/8 (Misbah 60, Ajmal 0)

    Herath keeps bowling down leg and the Misbah makes room for himself and hits it over long off, good shot against the spinner. Sri Lanka are bowling negatively with their spin, with only two wickets to go they should be more attacking. A single from the last ball, keeps Misbah on strike.

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    Over 105 - Pak 315/8 (Misbah 55, Ajmal 0)

    Lakmal comes into the attack, a single from the 5th ball again, Ajmal will have to survive a single ball. Sri Lanka should bring the field in and look to bowl more at Ajmal. Ajmal survives, Pakistan 114 runs behind.

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    Over 104 - Pak 312/8 (Misbah 52, Ajmal 0)

    Eranga does very well on the boundary, Misbah almost hits a six, but Eranga flicks it back and Misbah is denied a six, he was in the air when he flicked it. Ajmal survives.

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    Over 103 - Pak 311/8 (Misbah 51, Ajmal 0)

    Pakistan trail by 118 runs. A single from the over.

  • Over 102 - Pak 310/8 (Misbah 50, Ajmal 0)

    Misbah smashes the ball from outside leg stump to the midwicket boundary for a six, good shot against Herath. Herath is bowling it outside leg and this time the umpire calls it a wide. A single from the 5th ball, brings up Misbah's 50, good knock again from the captain.

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    Over 101 - Pak 302/8 (Misbah 43, Ajmal 0)

    Eranga continues his hard work. A single to Misbah to deep square leg, Ajmal survives the last ball.

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    Over 100 - Pak 301/8 (Misbah 42, Ajmal 0)

    Rangana Herath is pitching it outside the leg stump for Misbah and Misbah is annoyed by the negative bowling. Misbah takes a single from the 5th ball, Ajmal survives the last one.

  • Over 99 - Pak 300/8 (Misbah 41)

    Eranga continues, Misbah pushes it into the leg side for a single. Another single from Talha, the score moves on to 299. Misbah takes the single and Pakistan get to 300. WICKET! Talha falls to the inswinger, brilliant bowling from Eranga. Pakistan 8 down for 300.

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    Over 98 - Pak 297/7 (Misbah 39, Talha 1)

    Herath continues, Talha takes a single to short third man from the 4th ball, Misbah blocks. Three singles from the Herath over.

  • Over 97 - Pak 294/7 (Misbah 37, Talha 0)

    A single to start the over from Eranga. WICKET! Rehman's stay at the crease ends quickly, he edges one to the keeper. A soft dismissal in the end, and Talha walks out to give Misbah company. A good inswinging yorker from Eranga to Talha, the ball is reverse swinging nicely. Good over from Eranga, Pakistan trail by 134 runs.

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    Over 96 - Pak 293/6 (Misbah 36, Rehman 2)

    Herath to finish his over from yesterday, three balls left. Rehman walks out to bat with Misbah after Sarfraz fell from the last ball of the day yesterday.

  • Over 95.3 - Pak 291/6 (Misbah 36)

    Herath to bowl the last over of the day, Misbah takes a single to fine leg. WICKET! Herath strikes in the last over of the day, Sarfraz edges it to the keeper and Prasanna takes a good catch behind the stumps. The umpires call it stumps, Paksitan end the day on 291 for 6, trailing by 137 runs.

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    Over 95 - Pak 290/5 (Misbah 35, Ahmed 5)

    A couple of singles to start the over, Misbah takes another single to midwicket. Three singles from the over.

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    Over 94 - Pak 287/5 (Misbah 33, Ahmed 4)

    Misbah hits Herath over long on for a six, then he takes a single to backward square leg. Sarfraz takes a single through extra cover. Nine runs from the over.

  • Over 93 - Pak 278/5 (Misbah 25, Ahmed 3)

    Four overs remaining in the day, Shaminda Eranga comes back into the attack. WICKET! The bowling change has worked out, Shafiq hit on the pads and is given out lbw, Shafiq goes for the review but third umpire gives him out. Seven men on the boundary for Misbah, Sarfraz Ahmed gets off the mark with a single. A couple of runs to end the over, Pakistan trail by 150 runs.

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    Over 92 - Pak 273/4 (Misbah 24, Shafiq 18)

    Herath tosses it up and Shafiq clips it through midwicket for four, then he cuts it to cover for a single. Herath goes over the wicket, Misbah takes a single to short fine leg. A single to end the over, Pakistan trail by 155 runs.

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    Over 91 - Pak 267/4 (Misbah 23, Shafiq 12)

    Misbah takes a single from the first ball, drives it to long on. Shafiq takes another single to long on. Four singles from the over, Pakistan 267 for 4.

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    Over 90 - Pak 263/4 (Misbah 21, Shafiq 10)

    A maiden from Herath, Pakistan 263 for 4 after 90 overs. Pakistan trail by 165 runs.

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    Over 89 - Pak 263/4 (Misbah 21, Shafiq 10)

    A couple of dots and Shafiq takes a couple of runs through deep extra cover. He needs a big score here to prove his place in the test side. A single to end the over.

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    Over 88 - Pak 260/4 (Misbah 21, Shafiq 7)

    Three dots from Herath and then Shafiq paddles it down to fine leg for a couple of runs. Three runs from the over.

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    Over 87 - Pak 256/4 (Misbah 21, Shafiq 3)

    Three dots and then Shafiq takes a single to midwicket. Just the single from the over.

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    Over 86 - Pak 256/4 (Misbah 21, Shafiq 3)

    Herath bowls five dots and then a single to end the over.

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    Over 85 - Pak 255/4 (Misbah 21, Shafiq 2)

    Lakmal comes back into the attack and Misbah hits it through mid wicket for four, attacking shot from Misbah. Misbah takes a single to deep square leg, Lakmal bowls it full and on Misbah's pads. Six runs from the over. Pakistan 255 for 4.

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    Over 84 - Pak 249/4 (Misbah 16, Shafiq 1)

    Misbah pushes it to fine leg for a single. Shafiq pushes it to mid-off for a single to get off the mark. Three singles from the over, Pakistan 249 for 4.

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    Over 83 - Pak 246/4 (Misbah 14, Shafiq 0)

    Shafiq is the new batsman, a couple of dots and Misbah sweeps it away to long leg for a single. Pakistan trail by 182 runs.

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    Over 82 - Pak 245/4 (Misbah 13)

    Herath starts back over the wicket, three singles from the over and then a WICKET! Shehzad is bowled, the reverse sweep does not work for Shehzad as he misses it. Pakistan 4 down for 245.

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    Over 81 - Pak 242/3 (Shehzad 146, Misbah 11)

    Perera and Herath bowling in partnership, the new ball is available now. Perera floats it around leg stump and Shehzad sweeps it to backward square leg for four. Shehzad glances it down to long leg for a couple of runs. Seven runs from the over, Pakistan 242 for 3.

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    Over 80 - Pak 235/3 (Shehzad 140, Misbah 10)

    A couple of singles to start another over from Herath, Misbah sweeping and reverse sweeping regularly. Pakistan 235 for 3.

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    Over 79 - Pak 232/3 (Shehzad 139, Misbah 8)

    Three singles from the over, Pakistan 232 for 3.

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    Over 78 - Pak 229/3 (Shehzad 138, Misbah 6)

    A single to start the over and then Shehzad sweeps it to fine leg for four. Shehzad sweeps it past the keeper for a couple more runs. A couple more runs to fine leg to end the over, attacking batting from Shehzad. And Pakistan have avoided follow on and trail by 199 runs.

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    Over 77 - Pak 220/3 (Shehzad 130, Misbah 5)

    Perera comes into the attack, a dot ball to start and Shehzad takes a couple of runs sweeping the ball to backward point. Four, Shehzad drives it to long on for four, good shot. A couple more to Shehzad through point to end the over.

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    Over 75 - Pak 210/3 (Shehzad 121, Misbah 4)

    Shehzad hits Eranga for a six over long on, great shot against the seamer, confident batting. He takes a single to get off strike. A single to Misbah to end the over.

  • Over 74 - Pak 202/3 (Shehzad 114, Misbah 3)

    Five singles from the over and Pakistan move on to 202 for 3.

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    Over 73 - Pak 197/3 (Shehzad 111, Misbah 1)

    A no ball from Eranga to start the over, he oversteps. A single to Shehzad through extra cover.

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    Over 72 - Pak 195/3 (Shehzad 110, Misbah 1)

    A maiden from Herath, Pakistan need another big partnership here to be in a strong position.

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    Over 71 - Pak 195/3 (Shehzad 110, Misbah 1)

    Misbah walks out to bat, Shehzad continues the good work, he drives it through the covers for four, great start to the over. Then he takes a single to bring Misbah on strike. A single to end the over, Misbah gets off the mark, Pakistan 195 for 3.

  • Over 70 - Pak 189/3 (Shehzad 105)

    Four dots and then Shehzad nudges Herath to square leg for a single. WICKET! Herath bowls it down leg and Younis edges it to the keeper, Prasanna takes a good catch behind the stumps.

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    Over 69 - Pak 188/2 (Shehzad 104, Y Khan 17)

    Eranga comes back in to the attack to replace Mathews. A maiden from Eranga to start, Pakistan trail by 240 runs.

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    Over 68 - Pak 188/2 (Shehzad 104, Y Khan 17)

    Younis takes a single to start the over, Shehzad comes on strike and on 98. A couple of runs to Shehzad and that is a century for him, his maiden ton in tests. Shehzad smashes the last ball to the boundary for four, good confident batting from him.

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    Over 67 - Pak 181/2 (Shehzad 98, Y Khan 16)

    Younis tickles it down to fine leg for four, good shot from him, delicately played. A single to Younis, and then Shehzad takes a couple of runs to end the over.

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    Over 66 - Pak 174/2 (Shehzad 96, Y Khan 11)

    A single to Younis to bring Shehzad on strike. Just the single from the over.

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    Over 65 - Pak 173/2 (Shehzad 96, Y Khan 10)

    Three singles to start the over after lunch. A single to end the over, Pakistan 174 for 2 and Shehzad moves on to 96.

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    Over 64 - Pak 169/2 (Shehzad 94, Y Khan 8)

    A couple of singles to start the over, four singles from the over. Pakistan trail by 259 runs.

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    Over 63 - Pak 165/2 (Shehzad 92, Y Khan 6)

    Shehzad hits it through the leg side for four, good hook shot to move into the 90s. A couple of leg byes, six runs from the over. Pakistan 165 for 2 after 63 overs.

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    Over 62 - Pak 159/2 (Shehzad 88, Y Khan 6)

    A single to start the over, Shehzad punches it down to mid off. Younis Khan drives the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Two more runs to end the over, Younis drives the ball through the off side to deep extra cover.

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    Over 61 - Pak 154/2 (Shehzad 87, Y Khan 2)

    Three singles from the over, Pakistan 154 for 2. Shehzad moves on to 87 runs, and trail by 274 runs.

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    Over 60 - Pak 151/2 (Shehzad 85, Y Khan 1)

    Younis takes a single to fine leg to get off the mark. Big appeal for lbw against Shehzad, the umpire gives it not out, and Sri Lanka go for the review. The replays show that the ball was going down leg, Shehzad survives. A couple of singles from the over, Pakistan go past 150 for 2.

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    Over 59 - Pak 149/2 (Shehzad 84, Y Khan 0)

    Younis Khan comes to the crease, Younis plays out a maiden.

  • Over 58 - Pak 149/2 (Shehzad 84)

    Shehzad cuts the ball brilliantly through point for four, then a couple of runs for Shehzad through deep point. Ali is reviewing a catch at slip, this could be Perera's first wicket in tests. WICKET! Pakistan lose both their reviews and their second wicket. Perera gets his first wicket, Mathews takes the catch.

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    Over 57 - Pak 142/1 (Ali 8, Shehzad 77)

    A single from Lakmal's over, Pakistan 142 for 1.

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    Over 56 - Pak 141/1 (Ali 8, Shehzad 76)

    A couple of singles from the over, Pakistan 141 for 1 and trail by 287 runs.

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    Over 55 - Pak 139/1 (Ali 7, Shehzad 75)

    A couple of runs to Shehzad as he pushes this to long leg, and a couple more as he flicks it to deep square leg. Four from the over, Pakistan 139 for 1.

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    Over 54 - Pak 135/1 (Ali 7, Shehzad 71)

    Shehzad pulls it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. Shehzad drives the ball to deep extra cover for three runs, five runs from the over. Pakistan 135 for 1.

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    Over 53 - Pak 130/1 (Ali 7, Shehzad 66)

    A single from the first ball, Shehzad drives it through mid-on. Three more runs to Shehzad, he drives it to the sweeper cover for three runs.

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    Over 52 - Pak 125/1 (Ali 6, Shehzad 62)

    After drinks, Perera continues into his 3rd over. A couple of dots and then a couple of singles, Pakistan move on to 125 for 1.

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    Over 51 - Pak 123/1 (Ali 5, Shehzad 61)

    A couple of runs to start the over from Eranga, Ali steers it through point. Five runs from the over, Pakistan go to drinks at 123 for 1.

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    Over 50 - Pak 118/1 (Ali 3, Shehzad 59)

    A couple of dots and then Shehzad takes a single to fine leg. Three runs to end the over, Ali gets off the mark with three runs to third man, it was very close to first slip.

  • Over 49 - Pak 114/1 (Ali 0, Shehzad 58)

    A couple of dots and then WICKET! Manzoor edges it to the keeper, Sri Lanka get the first wicket. A review from Manzoor, but the third umpire gives him out. Azhar Ali comes to the crease. A wicket maiden from Eranga.

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    Over 48 - Pak 114/0 (Manzoor 52, Shehzad 58)

    Dilruwan Perera comes into the attack for the first time. A single to start the over and then Shehzad guides the ball past slips for a couple of runs. A couple more singles to end the over, Pakistan 114 for no loss.

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    Over 47 - Pak 109/0 (Manzoor 50, Shehzad 55)

    Eranga comes back into the attack. Shehzad drives the first ball to backward square leg for a couple of runs. A couple more singles, Manzoor gets his 7th test fifty. Four runs from the over, Pakistan 109 for no loss.

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    Over 46 - Pak 105/0 (Manzoor 49, Shehzad 52)

    Just a single from the over, Shehzad gets it and Manzoor remains on 49.

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    Over 45 - Pak 104/0 (Manzoor 49, Shehzad 51)

    A couple of singles and Shehzad brings up his 50, good knock from the opener. A leg bye, Manzoor stays on 49 runs. Another single to Shehzad, he steers it behind point for a single. Pakistan 104 for no loss.

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    Over 44 - Pak 100/0 (Manzoor 48, Shehzad 49)

    A single brings up Pakistan's 100, Manzoor on 48 and Shehzad is on 49. Just a single from the over, Pakistan 328 runs behind.

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    Over 43 - Pak 99/0 (Manzoor 47, Shehzad 49)

    This is the highest opening partnership in Sharjah. A single from the over, Pakistan are 99 for no loss.

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    Over 42 - Pak 98/0 (Manzoor 46, Shehzad 49)

    Manzoor sweeps it to deep square leg for three runs, then Shehzad drives it to midwicket for a couple of runs. Shehzad drives it through midwicket and this time he has hit it well. Nine runs from the over.

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    Over 41 - Pak 89/0 (Manzoor 43, Shehzad 43)

    A couple of dots and then a bye as Mathews bowls one down leg. Pakistan move on to 89 for no loss.

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    Over 40 - Pak 88/0 (Manzoor 43, Shehzad 43)

    Two maidens in a row from Sri Lanka. Pakistan trail by 340 runs.

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    Over 39 - Pak 88/0 (Manzoor 43, Shehzad 43)

    Another maiden from Mathews, Pakistan 88 for no loss.

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    Over 38 - Pak 88/0 (Manzoor 43, Shehzad 43)

    Three singles from the over, Pakistan move on to 88 for no loss.

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    Over 37 - Pak 85/0 (Manzoor 41, Shehzad 42)

    Mathews brings himself into the attack, a surprise change from the captain, still not sign of the debutant Perera. Mathews finishes a maiden to Shehzad.

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    Over 36 - Pak 85/0 (Manzoor 41, Shehzad 42)

    Herath starts with a maiden after lunch, Pakistan need to accelerate if they want to win this game and draw the series.

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    Over 35 - Pak 85/0 (Manzoor 41, Shehzad 42)

    Manzoor drives it through the off side and goes for two, comes back for the third and just makes it. It would have been a close call, but he is safe, four runs from the over. Pakistan go to lunch at 85 for no loss.

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    Over 34 - Pak 81/0 (Manzoor 38, Shehzad 41)

    A couple of runs, Shehzad sweeps it to fine leg. A single to Shehzad down the ground. Three runs from the over.

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    Over 33 - Pak 78/0 (Manzoor 38, Shehzad 38)

    Manzoor takes a single with a flick to fine leg. A couple of dots and Pakistan end on 78 for no loss.

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    Over 32 - Pak 74/0 (Manzoor 36, Shehzad 37)

    Three singles from the over, a single to follow and then Shehzad cuts it away to the boundary. Good over for Pakistan, 74 for no loss.

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    Over 31 - Pak 66/0 (Manzoor 34, Shehzad 31)

    A couple of singles to start the over, four singles from the ver in the end. Pakistan 66 for no loss after 31 overs.

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    Over 30 - Pak 62/0 (Manzoor 32, Shehzad 29)

    Manzoor sweeps it to fine leg for a single and then Shehzad pushes Herath down the ground for a single. Manzoor plays it against the spin, gets to the pitch of the ball for a couple of runs to deep midwicket. A single brings Manzoor back on strike, Pakistan 62 for no loss.

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    Over 29 - Pak 57/0 (Manzoor 28, Shehzad 28)

    Lakmal replaces Eranga, Shehzad drives the ball to point and Silva makes a good stop to avoid a single. Another maiden from Lakmal.

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    Over 28 - Pak 57/0 (Manzoor 28, Shehzad 28)

    A single from the last ball of Herath's over, Pakistan 57 for no loss.

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    Over 27 - Pak 56/0 (Manzoor 28, Shehzad 27)

    A maiden from Eranga. Pakistan trail by 372 runs.

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    Over 26 - Pak 56/0 (Manzoor 28, Shehzad 27)

    A single to start the over, and the rest of the over is played out by Shehzad.

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    Over 25 - Pak 55/0 (Manzoor 27, Shehzad 27)

    Three dots and then Manzoor takes a single and then Shehzad hits a boundary of the last ball. Five from the over.

  • Over 24 - Pak 50/0 (Manzoor 26, Shehzad 23)

    The fifty run partnership comes up with two runs from the over.

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    Over 23 - Pak 48/0 (Manzoor 26, Shehzad 21)

    A dot to start the over and then Shehzad drives it through point for four. A couple of runs to end the over.

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    Over 22 - Pak 42/0 (Manzoor 21, Shehzad 21)

    Another maiden from Herath, three maidens in a row.

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    Over 21 - Pak 42/0 (Manzoor 21, Shehzad 21)

    A maiden from Eranga.

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    Over 20 - Pak 42/0 (Manzoor 21, Shehzad 21)

    Another maiden from Herath. Pakistan stay on 42 for no loss.

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    Over 19 - Pak 42/0 (Manzoor 21, Shehzad 21)

    Another over with just a single from it.

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    Over 18 - Pak 41/0 (Manzoor 21, Shehzad 20)

    Herath comes in to bowl inside the first hour of play. A maiden from the spinner, Pakistan trail by 387 runs.

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    Over 17 - Pak 41/0 (Manzoor 21, Shehzad 20)

    A single to Manzoor brings Shehzad on strike. Shehzad flicks it to fine leg for four, poor line from Lakmal, the bowlers need to have more patience on this pitch. Pakistan 41 for no loss.

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    Over 16 - Pak 36/0 (Manzoor 20, Shehzad 16)

    Eranga bowls another maiden, Pakistan stay on 36 for no loss.

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    Over 15 - Pak 36/0 (Manzoor 20, Shehzad 16)

    Shehzad takes a risky single, could have been a run out. Manzoor drives it to square leg, good fielding stops the single. Just one from the over.

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    Over 14 - Pak 35/0 (Manzoor 20, Shehzad 15)

    Manzoor takes a single to long leg. A single to Shehzad, Eranga strays down leg and another flick to long leg. Two runs from the over.

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    Over 13 - Pak 33/0 (Manzoor 19, Shehzad 14)

    A maiden from Lakmal, Pakistan looking for a big partnership at the start of the innings.

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    Over 12 - Pak 33/0 (Manzoor 19, Shehzad 14)

    A few dots and then Manzoor hits it past gully for a couple of runs to third man.

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    Over 11 - Pak 31/0 (Manzoor 17, Shehzad 14)

    A maiden from Lakmal and Shehzad blocks it out.

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    Over 10 - Pak 31/0 (Manzoor 17, Shehzad 14)

    Three dots and then Shehzad drives it through point and cover for four.

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    Over 9 - Pak 30/0 (Manzoor 17, Shehzad 13)

    A couple of runs to Manzoor, it is outside off and Manzoor clips it behind point. A single to midwicket. Four runs from the over.

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    Over 8 - Pak 26/0 (Manzoor 14, Shehzad 12)

    Eranga comes into the attack from the other end. A couple of runsto Shehzad through midwicket. Pakistan 26 for no loss.

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    Over 7 - Pak 24/0 (Manzoor 14, Shehzad 10)

    Lakmal starts the day with the ball, a few dots and then Shehzad flicks it off his pads for four to fine leg. A single to end the over.

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    Over 6 - Pak 19/0 (Manzoor 14, Shehzad 5)

    Final over of play for today, Perera to bowl it. Slip, gully, short leg and short midwicket in place. Four dots and then Manzoor pulls it through midwicket for four. Another boundary through midwicket to end the over and the day. Pakistan 19 for no loss after 6 overs at stumps on day two.

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    Over 5 - Pak 11/0 (Manzoor 6, Shehzad 5)

    Herath pushes it down leg and Manzoor works it to deep square leg for a single. A couple of singles to follow, Shehzad drives it to cover and then Manzoor pushes it to mid off.

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    Over 4 - Pak 8/0 (Manzoor 4, Shehzad 4)

    Dilruwan Perera comes on to bowl, after scoring 95 runs on debut. A maiden from him to start, Shehzad plays it out.

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    Over 3 - Pak 8/0 (Manzoor 4, Shehzad 4)

    A maiden from Herath, three more overs to go in the day.

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    Over 2 - Pak 8/0 (Manzoor 4, Shehzad 4)

    Lakmal starts from the other end, Shehzad chips the first ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Another push through midwicket and two more runs for Shehzad. Pakistan 8 for no loss.

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    Over 1 - Pak 4/0 (Manzoor 4, Shehzad 0)

    Herath to start against Manzoor and Shehzad, Pakistan have to play through 6 overs today. Herath starts with five dots and then Manzoor drives it through long on, it was not to far away from the mid-on fielder. Risky start from Manzoor.

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    Sri Lanka declare on 428 for 9

    Sri Lanka have declared their innings on 428 for 9 after 172 overs.

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    Over 172 - SL 428/9 (Lakmal 3, Eranga 25)

    Talha almost bowls a maiden with the new ball, Lakmal manages to survive it and takes a single from the last ball.

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    Over 171 - SL 427/9 (Lakmal 2, Eranga 25)

    Three runs from the over, Pakistan will be looking to get this last wicket cheaply.

  • Over 170 - SL 424/9 (Lakmal 1, Eranga 23)

    Perera hits it through the covers for four, brilliant shot, he moves on to 95. WICKET! Perera does not get to a 100 on debut, he hooks Talha to long leg and Junaid Khan takes an easy catch. Similar to Prasanna's dismissal earlier today. Sri Lanka lose their 9th wicket. Lakmal is the last batsman. Talha picks up his third wicket. A single to end the over, Lakmal gets off the mark.

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    Over 169 - SL 419/8 (Perera 91, Eranga 23)

    12 overs to go and after drinks, no Sri Lankan has scored a century on debut outside Sri Lanka. Perera is 10 runs away from making this record. Three dots and Perera takes a single, Rehman bowls after drinks. Eranga takes a couple of runs to end the over.

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    Over 168 - SL 416/8 (Perera 90, Eranga 21)

    Pakistan have taken the second new ball and Talha will run in with the new cherry. A couple of dots and then Perera drives Talha through the covers for a single. Eranga outside edges it past third slip for four to third man. Five from the over, Perera moves on to 90.

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    Over 167 - SL 411/8 (Perera 89, Eranga 17)

    Rehman almost finishes a maiden. Five dots and then Perera takes a single to stay on strike for the next over.

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    Over 166 - SL 410/8 (Perera 88, Eranga 17)

    15 overs to go in the day, Eranga gets a couple of leg byes. Sri Lanka reach 410 for 8.

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    Over 165 - SL 408/8 (Perera 88, Eranga 17)

    Perera takes a couple of runs, he pushes it behind point. Two runs from the over, Sri Lanka soldier on to 408 for 8.

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    Over 164 - SL 406/8 (Perera 86, Eranga 17)

    Perera takes a couple of runs to start the over, Eranga takes a single and will be on strike for the next over.

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    Over 163 - SL 403/8 (Perera 83, Eranga 17)

    Rehman comes back into the attack. After an expensive over from Ajmal, comes a tidy over from Rehman.

  • Over 162 - SL 402/8 (Perera 82, Eranga 17)

    Perera thumps the tossed up doosra from Ajmal over long on for a six, clean strike. Then he pulls Ajmal through midwicket for a couple more runs. Then Perera cuts it powerfully through point for four, he is attacking Ajmal in this over. A single and this partnership is worth more than 50 runs now and also brings up the 400 for Sri Lanka. 13 runs from the over.

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    Over 161 - SL 389/8 (Perera 69, Eranga 17)

    Junaid continues from the other end, a couple of singles to start the over. Eranga is proving to be a good partner to give support to Perera. Perera pushes it to deep backward point for a single. Eranga drives it square of the wicket for four to deep point. Seven runs from the over.

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    Over 160 - SL 382/8 (Perera 67, Eranga 12)

    A couple of dots from Ajmal and then Eranga gets a couple of runs to long off. Just a couple of runs from the over.

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    Over 159 - SL 380/8 (Perera 67, Eranga 10)

    Junaid finishes a maiden, Pakistan need two more wickets to finally end the Sri Lankan innings.

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    Over 158 - SL 380/8 (Perera 67, Eranga 10)

    Eranga rides the turn to push the ball to fine leg for three runs. Perera whips the tossed up delivery from Ajmal to the midwicket boundary, Sri Lanka reach 380 for 8 after 158 overs.

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    Over 157 - SL 372/8 (Perera 62, Eranga 7)

    A single to Eranga, he works Junaid to mid off for a single. Junaid overpitches and Perera drives it through the covers for four to end the over.

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    Over 156 - SL 367/8 (Perera 58, Eranga 6)

    Perera sweeps Ajmal to the fine leg boundary, just the boundary from the over.

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    Over 155 - SL 363/8 (Perera 54, Eranga 6)

    After tea, Junaid continues his spell. A yorker on middle and leg and Junaid whips it away for a couple of runs on the leg side. Junaid goes over the wicket. A couple more runs to end the over.

  • Over 154 - SL 359/8 (Perera 54, Eranga 2)

    A maiden from Ajmal and Sri Lanka go to tea at 359 for 8.

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    Over 153 - SL 359/8 (Perera 54, Eranga 2)

    Junaid bowls a good over and Eranga survives it, just a single from the over. Sri Lanka 359 for 8

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    Over 152 - SL 358/8 (Perera 53, Eranga 2)

    A couple of runs from the over.

  • Over 151 - SL 356/8 (Perera 53, Eranga 0)

    Four dots from Junaid and then Perera gets a boundary to third man to reach his 50 in style. He has batted well today, contributing to this Sri Lankan total.

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    Over 150 - SL 352/8 (Perera 49, Eranga 0)

    A couple of dots and then Perera takes a single to deep mid wicket. Just a single from the over. Perera moves on to 49.

  • Over 149 - SL 351/8 (Perera 48, Eranga 0)

    Junaid Khan comes back into the attack, a couple of dots and then WICKET! Finally, Pakistan get a wicket. Mathews gets out in the 90s again, slices it softly to deep point, Shehzad takes a good catch. Good knock from the captain, Herath comes out to bat. WICKET! Brilliant bowling from Junaid, Pakistan pluck out two in two balls. Herath reviews after he is given out lbw, but the third umpire gives him out too. Eranga denies Junaid the hat-trick. Two wickets from the over, Sri Lanka 351 for 8.

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    Over 148 - SL 351/6 (Perera 48, Mathews 91)

    Ajmal finishes another good over, a maiden in the end, Perera plays it out.

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    Over 147 - SL 351/6 (Perera 48, Mathews 91)

    Mathews moves into the 90s and Sri Lanka are on 349 for 6. Mathews drives Rehman to long off for a single. Another single, this time Perera drives it to long off. Two singles from the over, Sri Lanka 351 for 6.

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    Over 146 - SL 349/6 (Perera 47, Mathews 90)

    Just a single from the over, Ajmal finishes his 45th over.

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    Over 145 - SL 348/6 (Perera 47, Mathews 89)

    Three dots and then Mathews takes a single to deep point. Sri Lanka move on to 348 for 6.

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    Over 144 - SL 347/6 (Perera 47, Mathews 88)

    A single Mathews chips it to midwicket for a single from the first ball. Perera runs the ball down to fine leg for four, five runs from the over.

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    Over 143 - SL 342/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 87)

    A couple of leg byes, Rehman darts it on Perera's pads and to fine leg.

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    Over 142 - SL 340/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 87)

    Ajmal finishes his 13th maiden. Sri Lanka stay on 340 for 6.

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    Over 141 - SL 340/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 87)

    After drinks Rehman bowls another tidy over.

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    Over 140 - SL 339/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 86)

    Another maiden from Ajmal, Pakistan have only taken one wicket today.

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    Over 139 - SL 339/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 86)

    A short ball from Rehman, Mathews goes on to the back foot and pulls it away through midwicket for four. The 100 run partnership comes up between these two. Just the boundary from the over.

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    Over 138 - SL 335/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 82)

    Another quick over from Ajmal, just a single from it. Sri Lanka 335 for 6.

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    Over 137 - SL 334/6 (Perera 43, Mathews 81)

    Perera takes a couple of runs, works Rehman past short leg. Perera lofts it over the bowler's head for four, good strike from Perera. Six runs from the over.

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    Over 136 - SL 328/6 (Perera 37, Mathews 81)

    A quick maiden from Ajmal, Sri Lanka look to keep batting through day two.

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    Over 135 - SL 328/6 (Perera 37, Mathews 81)

    Mathews takes a single from Rehman's over. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 328 for 6.

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    Over 134 - SL 327/6 (Perera 37, Mathews 80)

    Ajmal replaces Talha, he is getting some spin from this pitch and has troubled Perera in the morning session. Just a single from the over, Mathews keeps strike.

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    Over 133 - SL 326/6 (Perera 37, Mathews 79)

    Mathews comes down the wicket and hits Rehman over the long on fence for a six. Good shot from the captain, he moves on to 79. Seven runs from the over.

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    Over 132 - SL 319/6 (Perera 37, Mathews 72)

    There have been 615 dots in the innings so far. A single from the first ball, Mathews works Talha to square leg. Perera outside edges it through gully for four to end the over.

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    Over 131 - SL 314/6 (Perera 33, Mathews 71)

    A single from the 4th ball of the over for the third time in a row now, Mathews have taken all of them. Just the single from the over again.

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    Over 130 - SL 313/6 (Perera 33, Mathews 70)

    Three dots from Talha and then Mathews takes a single to deep square leg. Just a single from the over.

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    Over 129 - SL 312/6 (Perera 33, Mathews 69)

    Rehman starts his 36th over, a few dots and then Mathews takes a single. Sri Lanka 312 for 6.

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    Over 128 - SL 311/6 (Perera 33, Mathews 68)

    A single to third man to start the over, Talha begins his 27th over of this match. A couple of short balls and then Perera hits a boundary through extra cover to finish the over.

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    Over 127 - SL 306/6 (Perera 29, Mathews 67)

    Rehman finishes a quick maiden, Sri Lanka 306 for 6.

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    Over 126 - SL 306/6 (Perera 29, Mathews 67)

    Three dots and then Talha bowls it short and down leg, the keeper dives full length but can't stop this from going to the boundary. Just the four byes from the over.

  • Over 125 - SL 302/6 (Perera 29, Mathews 67)

    A couple of runs to start the over, and then Mathews gets a single to bring up the 300. Ali bowls a full toss and Perera hits it away to midwicket for a single. At lunch, Sri Lanka are 302 for 6.

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    Over 124 - SL 297/6 (Perera 27, Mathews 64)

    Mathews pulls Junaid away on the leg side for a single. Good ball from Junaid, moving the ball away from Perera and just beating the outside edge. A close shout for lbw, but it was going down leg, good ball, dipping into the batsman.

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    Over 123 - SL 296/6 (Perera 27, Mathews 63)

    Ali continues, Mathews takes a single. A full toss from Ali and Perera is happy to put it away for a single through midwicket. Sri Lanka 296 for 6.

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    Over 122 - SL 293/6 (Perera 26, Mathews 61)

    Mathews pushes it through point to third man for a single. Sri Lanka 293 for 6 after 122 overs.

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    Over 121 - SL 292/6 (Perera 26, Mathews 60)

    Azhar Ali brought into the attack, Misbah running out of ideas now. A couple of runs to start the over, Mathews cuts it through point to sweeper cover. Mathews takes a single to long on. Good ball to end the over.

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    Over 120 - SL 289/6 (Perera 26, Mathews 57)

    The partnership is now 50 runs, a slow one for Sri Lanka but a solid one. Junaid continues, Mathews gets a single from the first ball. Good over from Khan, Sri Lanka 289 for 6.

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    Over 119 - SL 288/6 (Perera 26, Mathews 56)

    A tossed up ball from Ajmal and Mathews drives it through the covers for four, good shot against the spinner.

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    Over 118 - SL 282/6 (Perera 25, Mathews 51)

    A couple of dots and then Junaid is worked to deep square leg for a single, Mathews moves on to 51. A couple opf singles from the over.

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    Over 117 - SL 280/6 (Perera 24, Mathews 50)

    A couple of runs to Perera as he pushes one into the off side, good running between the wickets. A length ball from Ajmal bounces awkwardly and hits the keeper in the face, he should wear a helmet. Sri Lanka 280 for 6.

  • Over 116 - SL 278/6 (Perera 22, Mathews 50)

    Junaid Khan comes back into the attack around the wicket from the Sharjah Club end, replaces Rehman. Mathews takes a single on the leg side to get to his 50, good, fighting knock from the Sri Lankan captain. Sri Lanka 278 for 6.

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    Over 115 - SL 276/6 (Perera 21, Mathews 49)

    Mathews takes a single to long on to bring Perera on strike. A change of ends for Ajmal and Rehman. Just a single from the over.

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    Over 114 - SL 275/6 (Perera 21, Mathews 48)

    Perera hits Rehman out of the park for a six, comes down the wicket and hits it over midwicket for a six. End of the over, just the six from it.

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    Over 113 - SL 269/6 (Perera 15, Mathews 48)

    Junaid Khan brought back into the attack, Misbah looking for wickets. Four dots and then Mathews picks up the short ball early and dispatches it into the deep square leg fence for four, he moves on to 48.

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    Over 112 - SL 265/6 (Perera 15, Mathews 44)

    A single to Mathews from the second ball of Ajmal's over. Perera sweeps Ajmal away for four to deep square leg, powerful shot from him. Five runs from the over, Sri Lanka 265 for 6.

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    Over 111 - SL 260/6 (Perera 11, Mathews 43)

    A single to Mathews to start the over, he turns it away on the leg side. Another shout for lbw, looked close but the umpire gives it not out.

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    Over 110 - SL 259/6 (Perera 11, Mathews 42)

    A couple of dots and a single to Mathews. A shout for lbw against Perera but the ball was pitching outside leg. Just a single from the over.

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    Over 109 - SL 258/6 (Perera 11, Mathews 41)

    Rehman continues after drinks from the other end. Mathews flicks it towards fine leg for a single. Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka 258 for 6.

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    Over 108 - SL 257/6 (Perera 11, Mathews 40)

    After drinks, Ajmal continues. Three dots and then the umpires are unsure about a catch again. This time, Perera comes down the wicket and tries to hit it on the leg side, only to inside edge to on to the ground and then Younis takes a catch and the keeper misses the stumping. Replays show that it hit the ground, third umpire gives it not out.

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    Over 107 - SL 257/6 (Perera 11, Mathews 40)

    In the last 10 overs, Sri Lanka have scored 9 runs. A couple of runs to Perera, he pushes the good length ball wide of mid on. A single to follow, Perera flicks it to square leg. Mathews outside edges one past the slips for a couple of runs. Sri Lanka 257 for 6.

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    Over 106 - SL 252/6 (Perera 8, Mathews 38)

    Ajmal continues, a single to Mathews, he pushes the ball to long on. A shout for a catch to silly point, Pakistanis looked confident, the umpire is not sure and he refers it to the third umpire. There was a doubt if the batsman hit it on his boot and then to the fielder, but replays clearly show that it went to ground. A quick single to end the over.

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    Over 105 - SL 250/6 (Perera 7, Mathews 37)

    A shout for lbw, Rehman seems confident, but the umpire thinks the ball was going down leg. Pakistan don't have any reviews left. A flick past the leg slip for a couple of runs, Sri Lanka get to 250.

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    Over 104 - SL 248/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 37)

    Ajmal starts his 2nd overs today. Another maiden for Pakistan.

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    Over 103 - SL 248/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 37)

    Four dots and then Rehman bowls one down the leg side that misses the bat and the keeper, a bye in the end.

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    Over 102 - SL 247/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 37)

    Ajmal comes into the attack for the first time today. So it will be spin at both ends for Pakistan. A maiden to start from Ajmal, Sri Lanka stagnant on 247 for 6.

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    Over 101 - SL 247/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 37)

    Rehman continues from the other end, another quick maiden from him.

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    Over 100 - SL 247/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 37)

    Over number 100, Sri Lanka have batted slowly. They looked to build partnerships but kept losing wickets at crucial times. A single from the over, Sri Lanka 247 for 6.

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    Over 99 - SL 246/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 36)

    Rehman continues from the other end. A maiden from him, first maiden for Pakistan today.

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    Over 98 - SL 246/6 (Perera 5, Mathews 36)

    A quick single, just a drop and a run from Perera. Talha continues, a good short ball from him to Mathews.

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    Over 97 - SL 245/6 (Perera 4, Mathews 36)

    Rehman continues, he has bowled well in this test so far. Good lines and lengths and very tidy overs. Mathews cuts the last ball away through point for a couple of runs.

  • Over 96 - SL 243/6 (Perera 4, Mathews 34)

    WICKET! A short ball from Talha, the trap was set for the pull, Prasanna obliges by pulling it to the man in the deep, the umpire checks for the no ball and sends the batsman on his way. Sri Lanka lose their sixth as Junaid takes an easy catch on the fine leg boundary. Perera is the new man in, he is making his debut for Sri Lanka. Good shot, Perera starts test cricket with a boundary behind point, width from Talha and Perera gets off the mark.

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    Over 95 - SL 239/5 (P Jayawardene 35, Mathews 34)

    A single to start the over, Prasanna pushes the ball to long leg. Rehman into the attack, Mathews cuts it away square of the wicket for four. A appeal for lbw, against Mathews, the umpire gives it not out. Rehman has a chat with Misbah and Younis and they decide to review it. No issues with a no ball, was there an inside edge, does not look like it, very close shout and a good review. Replays show that part of the ball was hitting the stumps, it is the on-field umpire's call and Mathews survives. Pakistan not happy with the decision, but it was very close. Down leg and Mathews runs it down the the fine leg region for a couple of leg byes.

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    Over 94 - SL 232/5 (P Jayawardene 34, Mathews 30)

    Talha continues to Prasanna, who leaves the first ball alone. Talha bowls a yorker, Prasanna digs it out on the leg side for a single. Sri Lanka 232 for 5 after 94 overs.

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    Over 93 - SL 231/5 (P Jayawardene 33, Mathews 30)

    Junaid Khan continues, Pakistan took the second new ball with three overs to go yesterday, so it should be fairly new. A short ball from Junaid to Prasanna who lets it go to the keeper. Prasanna flicks it off his hips, on the leg side for a single. Another flick, this time Mathews pushes it through mid wicket for a couple of runs. Sri Lanka 231 for 5.

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    Over 92 - SL 228/5 (P Jayawardene 31, Mathews 28)

    Talha begins his work for the day. Three runs as Mathews angles it down the leg side and the fielder at fine leg almost makes a mess of it. A full ball on leg stump and Prasanna drives it through midwicket for a couple. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 228 for 5.

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    Over 91 - SL 222/5 (P Jayawardene 29, Mathews 25)

    Start of day two, Junaid starts with the ball and Prasanna and Mathews with the bat. Two slips and a gully waiting for an edge. A quick single, Prasanna pushes it to Misbah at mid on. A single from the last ball, two runs from the first over of the day.

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    Over 90 - SL 220/5 (P Jayawardene 28, Mathews 24)

    Last over of the day and Pakistan are in control of the game. They have picked up 5 wickets on a batting friendly wicket on day one. Sri Lanka have not scored freely or quickly and have accumulated 219 runs. Prasanna takes a single from the first ball to make it 220. At the end of day one, Sri Lanka are 220 for 5.

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    Over 89 - SL 219/5 (P Jayawardene 27, Mathews 24)

    Rehman to bowl with the new ball from the other end, Prasanna cuts the first ball behind point for four, the new ball speeds away to the boundary. A single to fine leg, Prasanna rotates strike. Five runs from the over.

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    Over 88 - SL 214/5 (P Jayawardene 22, Mathews 24)

    Pakistan have taken the new ball with three overs to go in the day. Talha runs in with two slips and a gully waiting. Mathews drives the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Fuller ball, around the off stump and Mathews hits it past mid on for four, good shot from the new ball. Eight runs from the over, Sri Lanka move on to 214 for 5.

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    Over 87 - SL 206/5 (P Jayawardene 22, Mathews 14)

    Rehman starts the 87th over of the day. A slip and a gully in place after a couple of balls. Misbah brings in a silly point after the 4th ball. A couple of runs from the last ball, Prasanna cuts the ball to sweeper cover to end the over.

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    Over 86 - SL 204/5 (P Jayawardene 20, Mathews 16)

    Talha comes back into the attack for his last spell today, a slip in place waiting for an edge. A few dots and then Mathews takes a couple of runs, a short ball from Talha, Mathews tries to pull it only to glove it to fine leg. Sri Lanka 204 for 5.

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    Over 85 - SL 202/5 (P Jayawardene 20, Mathews 14)

    Another maiden from Rehman, Sri Lanka 202 for 5.

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    Over 84 - SL 202/5 (P Jayawardene 20, Mathews 14)

    A single to start the over, Prasanna pulls it to backward square leg. Just the single from the over, Sri Lanka looking to survive to the end of the day.

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    Over 83 - SL 201/5 (P Jayawardene 19, Mathews 14)

    Another maiden from Adbur Rehman, he has bowled well today, 21 overs, 7 maidens, a wicket and 38 runs. Sri Lanka stay on 201 for 5.

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    Over 82 - SL 201/5 (P Jayawardene 19, Mathews 14)

    Ajmal starts another over, just a single from it. A big appeal against Prasanna for a lbw, given out by the umpire. Prasanna goes for the review, replays show that the ball would have missed the stumps comfortably.

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    Over 81 - SL 200/5 (P Jayawardene 19, Mathews 13)

    A maiden from Rehman, Sri Lanka stay on 200 for 5.

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    Over 80 - SL 200/5 (P Jayawardene 19, Mathews 13)

    Ajmal starts another over, he has bowled better today than the last two tests and the pitch has assisted him. A good maiden from him, 10 overs remaining in the day, Sri Lanka going at a run rate of 2.5 per over.

  • Over 79 - SL 200/5 (P Jayawardene 19, Mathews 13)

    Just a single from the over, Sri Lanka bring up their 200 in the 79th over.

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    Over 78 - SL 199/5 (P Jayawardene 19, Mathews 12)

    A dot ball to start and then a couple of singles from Ajmal's over. Mathews takes a single to end the over. Sri Lanka one away from 200.

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    Over 77 - SL 196/5 (P Jayawardene 18, Mathews 10)

    Rehman is brought back into the attack at the end of the day, he replaces Junaid. Mathews takes a single down the ground from the over.

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    Over 76 - SL 195/5 (P Jayawardene 18, Mathews 9)

    A couple of dots as Ajmal starts his 25th over, and then a couple of singles. Sri Lanka 195 for 5.

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    Over 75 - SL 193/5 (P Jayawardene 17, Mathews 8)

    A single to start the over, a bit of hesitation, a direct hit would have made things interesting but both batsmen are safe. A couple of singles to end the over, Sri Lanka 193 for 5 after 75 overs.

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    Over 74 - SL 190/5 (P Jayawardene 15, Mathews 7)

    Prasanna pushes the ball to square leg for a single and then Mathews paddle sweeps it to fine leg for a couple of runs. Three runs from the over, Sri Lanka inching towards 200.

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    Over 73 - SL 187/5 (P Jayawardene 14, Mathews 5)

    A couple of dots and then Prasanna takes a single to covers, a tight single, he could have been run out but is safe. Just the single from the over.

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    Over 72 - SL 186/5 (P Jayawardene 13, Mathews 5)

    Ajmal continues after drinks, five dots and a single to end the over, Sri Lanka 186 for 5.

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    Over 71 - SL 185/5 (P Jayawardene 12, Mathews 5)

    20 overs left in the day, three runs from the first ball Prasanna flicks it through midwicket. A couple more singles to end the over and it is drinks on day one. Sri Lanka struggling at 185 for 5.

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    Over 70 - SL 180/5 (P Jayawardene 8, Mathews 4)

    Ajmal to Mathews, a couple of leg byes to start the over, Mathews pads it to fine leg. Mathews takes a single to square leg, quick single in the end. Another single to end the over, four runs from the over.

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    Over 69 - SL 176/5 (P Jayawardene 7, Mathews 3)

    Talha is replaced by Junaid Khan. Prasanna gets a boundary to start the over through fine leg. Poor effort by Ajmal in the deep, who does well to get to the ball but dives over it. Prasanna takes a couple of runs, cutting uppishly through the off side. Six runs from the over.

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    Over 68 - SL 170/5 (P Jayawardene 1, Mathews 3)

    Ajmal has bowled well after tea, a maiden from him, Sri Lanka 170 for 5.

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    Over 67 - SL 170/5 (P Jayawardene 1, Mathews 3)

    A couple of dots and then Prasanna takes a single to get off the mark. Mathews hits it back to Talha how drops the Sri Lankan captain, difficult catch, but a chance gone down. Mathews drives it to extra cover for three runs. Sri Lanka 170 for 5 after 67 overs.

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    Over 66 - SL 166/5 (P Jayawardene 0, Mathews 0)

    WICKET! Ajmal gets another wicket, Chandimal is caught by Shafiq, good bowling from Ajmal. Chandimal does not pick up the doosra and gets a leading edge on it to mid on, easy catch for Shafiq. Prasanna Jayawardene is the new man in. A wicket maiden from Ajmal.

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    Over 65 - SL 166/4 (Chandimal 11, Mathews 0)

    Good shot from Chandimal, he made sure he was well balanced to hit the fullish delivery for four through extra cover. He moves on to double figures. Chandimal works Talha through midwicket for a single. Sri Lanka 166 for 4.

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    Over 64 - SL 161/4 (Chandimal 6, Mathews 0)

    A single from the over, Chandimal plays out the over from Ajmal.

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    Over 62 - SL 159/4 (Chandimal 4, Mathews 0)

    Mathews is the new batsman, a single from the over.

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    Over 62 - SL 159/4 (Chandimal 4)

    A couple of singles and then Ajmal gets his first wicket of the test. WICKET! Mahela tries to tickle it around the corner but gets an inside edge and is caught at short leg. Azhar Ali takes the catch, Sri Lanka lose their 4th wicket.

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    Over 61 - SL 157/3 (Jayawardene 46, Chandimal 3)

    A couple of singles from the over, Talha finishes his 14th over. Sri Lanka 157 for 3.

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    Over 60 - SL 155/3 (Jayawardene 45, Chandimal 2)

    A single to start the over, Chandimal pushes it to cover. Mahela outside edges it to the third man boundary past first slip for four.

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    Over 59 - SL 150/3 (Jayawardene 41, Chandimal 1)

    Talha starts after tea from the other end. Chandimal gets a single to get off the mark. Four, Mahela cuts it away to third man for four, and another boundary, well controlled boundary to end the over. Mahela moves on to 45.

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    Over 58 - SL 142/3 (Jayawardene 33, Chandimal 0)

    Ajmal starts after tea, a couple of runs to start the over and then Mahela hits a six over the square leg boundary, a calculated six against Ajmal.

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    Over 57 - SL 133/3 (Jayawardene 25, Chandimal 0)

    Rehman switches ends, three men around the bat on the off side. Just a single from the last ball, Mahela retains strike for the next over.

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    Over 56 - SL 132/3 (Jayawardene 24, Chandimal 0)

    A single to start the over, Ajmal comes back into the attack. Just the single from the over.

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    Over 55 - SL 131/3 (Jayawardene 23, Chandimal 0)

    Junaid to Chandimal, he is looking for a single to get off the mark. Another maiden from Pakistan.

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    Over 54 - SL 131/3 (Jayawardene 23, Chandimal 0)

    A maiden from Rehman, Sri Lanka stay on 131 for 3.

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    Over 53 - SL 131/3 (Jayawardene 23, Chandimal 0)

    Junaid starts to Mahela from over the wicket. A single to end the over.

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    Over 52 - SL 130/3 (Jayawardene 22, Chandimal 0)

    Rehman continues from the other end, Pakistan have broken the partnership. A couple of dots and then Mahela hits a boundary through extra cover for four. A leg bye brings Chandimal on strike. Sri Lanka 130 for 3.

  • Over 51 - SL 125/3 (Jayawardene 18, Chandimal 0)

    A couple of dots and then Sanga goes on his front foot and hits it past the bowler for four, Sanga gets his 50, his 44th fifty in tests. WICKET! Junaid breaks the crucial partnership, Sanga is caught by Manzoor at midwicket. Chandimal is the new batsman. Sri Lanka 125 for 3.

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    Over 50 - SL 121/2 (Jayawardene 18, Sangakkara 48)

    Sanga drives the first ball through the covers for a single. Mahela takes a single to fine leg, it was on his pads and he flicks it off on the leg side. Sanga drives it through extra cover again for a couple of runs. Sanga takes a single to mid-off. Sanga moves on to 48, Sri Lanka going at 2.4 runs per over.

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    Over 49 - SL 116/2 (Jayawardene 18, Sangakkara 44)

    Junaid Khan comes back into the attack. A couple of dots and then Sanga takes a single to silly mid off. Junaid goes around the wicket to Mahela. Slight short from Junaid and Mahela goes on to his back foot and works it behind the square for a single.

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    Over 48 - SL 113/2 (Jayawardene 17, Sangakkara 42)

    A couple of singles from the Rehman over, Sri Lanka 113 for 2.

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    Over 47 - SL 111/2 (Jayawardene 16, Sangakkara 41)

    Ajmal goes around the wicket to Mahela. A few dots and then Mahela pushes it to mid off for a single. Sanga drives the last ball to sweeper cover for four.

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    Over 46 - SL 106/2 (Jayawardene 15, Sangakkara 37)

    Mahela takes a single to mid on, just the single from the over.

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    Over 45 - SL 105/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 37)

    Ajmal finishes a maiden from the other end.

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    Over 44 - SL 105/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 37)

    Abdur Rehman starts to Mahela, good accurate bowling from him. A maiden in the end.

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    Over 42 - SL 103/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 35)

    Rehman bowling to Sanga, who leaves and blocks. A single from the 5th ball of the over, a mild appeal for lbw, but there was some bat on that. Sri Lanka 103 for 2.

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    Over 41 - SL 102/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 34)

    Sanga takes a single from the first ball to long off. Ajmal is bowling well, varying his pace and keeping it in the outside off channel. Just a single from the over.

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    Over 40 - SL 101/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 33)

    Rehman bowling it flatter after an expensive last over. A much better over from Rehman, Mahela blocks it out, a maiden in the end.

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    Over 39 - SL 101/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 33)

    Ajmal from the other end, a maiden from him.

  • Over 38 - SL 101/2 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 33)

    Sanga drives it through extra cover for four. A single to follow and then Mahela hits a six, tossed up from Rehman and Mahela hits it over long on for a six. The 100 comes up for Sri Lanka.

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    Over 37 - SL 90/2 (Jayawardene 8, Sangakkara 28)

    Ajmal comes into the attack, spin for both ends for Pakistan. A maiden from Ajmal.

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    Over 36 - SL 90/2 (Jayawardene 8, Sangakkara 28)

    Sanga pushes the ball to fine leg for a couple of runs. Four, Sanga sweeps it powerfully to backward square leg for four. Six runs from the over, Sri Lanka 90 for 2.

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    Over 35 - SL 84/2 (Jayawardene 8, Sangakkara 22)

    A single to start the over from Talha, Pakistan will want to end this partnership quickly. Mahela takes a couple of runs, uses his wrists to clip the ball away to long leg. Four, Mahela flicks it to deep backward point for four, this pair settling down at the crease. Seven runs from the over.

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    Over 34 - SL 77/2 (Jayawardene 2, Sangakkara 21)

    A couple of runs to start the over, Sanga cuts it to third man. An on drive gets Sanga a single to midwicket. Three runs from the over.

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    Over 33 - SL 74/2 (Jayawardene 2, Sangakkara 18)

    Mahela pushes the ball to backward square leg for a single to end the series of dots. A no ball from Talha, Sanga drives it away from mid off for a couple of runs. Sanga takes a quick single to mid off to bring Mahela on strike. Another no ball from Talha, he will have to bowl the last ball again.

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    Over 32 - SL 68/2 (Jayawardene 1, Sangakkara 15)

    Abdur Rehman continues, another maiden from Pakistan who have really put the pressure on the batsmen after lunch.

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    Over 31 - SL 68/2 (Jayawardene 1, Sangakkara 15)

    Talha continues, and finishes another maiden. Two maidens in a row for Pakistan.

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    Over 30 - SL 68/2 (Jayawardene 1, Sangakkara 15)

    A maiden from Rehman, Sri Lanka stay at 68 for 2 and in need for a partnership.

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    Over 29 - SL 68/2 (Jayawardene 1, Sangakkara 15)

    Talha starts after lunch, Sanga takes a single straight down the ground. Mahela gets off the mark with a single to square, a shout for lbw is turned down. Three singles from the first three balls. Sri Lanka 68 for 2 after lunch.

  • Over 28 - SL 65/2 (Jayawardene 0, Sangakkara 13)

    Abdur Rehman starts after lunch, Sanga takes a single on the leg side. WICKET! Dimuth is done by the extra flight, Younis Khan takes a good catch in the slips. Pakistan strike just after lunch and Rehman gets his first wicket.

  • Over 27 - SL 64/1 (Karunaratne 34, Sangakkara 12)

    This could be the last over before lunch. Ajmal to bowl, Sanga pushes the first one to point for no run. Ajmal bowls it on leg stumps, Sanga pushes it to fine leg for a single. Sri Lanka 64 for 1 at lunch.

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    Over 26 - SL 63/1 (Karunaratne 34, Sangakkara 11)

    Rehman continues, a maiden from him, Sri Lanka stay on 63 for 1.

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    Over 25 - SL 63/1 (Karunaratne 34, Sangakkara 11)

    Poor fielding from Pakistan, another misfield, and a single to Sanga. Dimuth drives it through the covers for a single. Sanga drives it through mid off and cover for a couple more, Misbah gives chase. Sri Lanka 63 for 1 after 25 overs.

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    Over 24 - SL 59/1 (Karunaratne 33, Sangakkara 8)

    Abdur Rehman comes into the attack with 10 minutes to go to lunch. A single from the first ball, Dimuth gives the strike to Sanga who takes another single. Two runs from the over.

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    Over 23 - SL 57/1 (Karunaratne 32, Sangakkara 7)

    Talha is replaced by Junaid, Misbah holding Rehman back for later. Dimuth drives it on the leg side for a single, mid on does well to keep it to a single. Sri Lanka 57 for 1 after 23 overs.

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    Over 22 - SL 56/1 (Karunaratne 31, Sangakkara 7)

    A single for Sanga, he brings Dimuth on strike. Dimuth comes down the wicket and gets a single against Ajmal to mid on. A couple of singles from the over.

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    Over 21 - SL 54/1 (Karunaratne 30, Sangakkara 6)

    A couple of dots and then Dimuth gets a boundary through the gap between slips and gully. Just the boundary from the over, Sri Lanka 54 for 1.

  • Over 20 - SL 50/1 (Karunaratne 26, Sangakkara 6)

    Dimuth muscles one through midwicket for four, beats the fielder with ease and he gets a welcome boundary. Then he takes a single on the off side to bring Sanga on strike. Sanga drives one through the off side for another four, good, controlled shots from Sri Lanka.

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    Over 19 - SL 41/1 (Karunaratne 21, Sangakkara 2)

    Dimuth plays a few dots and then hits it to deep square leg for a single. Just the single from the over, Talha finishes his 7th for the morning.

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    Over 18 - SL 40/1 (Karunaratne 20, Sangakkara 2)

    Dimuth drives it through mid on for three runs, poor fielding from mid on, the ball goes through him. Sanga gets off the mark with an on drive, a couple of runs from him. Five runs from the over.

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    Over 17 - SL 35/1 (Karunaratne 17, Sangakkara 0)

    Sanga on strike to Talha, a leg bye to Sanga who stays on zero. Dimuth takes a single to deep square leg to give the strike back to Sanga. Sri Lanka 35 for 1.

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    Over 16 - SL 33/1 (Karunaratne 16, Sangakkara 0)

    Ajmal continues from the other end, good couple of overs from Pakistan after drinks. Two runs, Dimuth pushes it to midwicket, Sanga remains off strike. Sri Lanka 33 for 1.

  • Over 15 - SL 31/1 (Karunaratne 14, Sangakkara 0)

    Talha comes back into the attack to replay Junaid. A few good balls to Silva outside the off stump. WICKET! The appeal from the keeper was late, the bowler was confident. Silva edges one to the keeper, good bowling from Talha creates a wicket.

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    Over 14 - SL 31/0 (Karunaratne 14, Silva 17)

    Ajmal continues after the drinks break and there is an appeal for lbw. Ajmal pitches it around middle stump and hits Dimuth on the pads, the only doubt was if it was going on to hit the stumps. Umpire gives it not out, Pakistan review the decision and it stays umpire's call, replays show part of the ball was clipping leg. Pakistan lose a review, but it was a close call. Another shout for lbw, the umpire gives it not out, Misbah smiles and does not review. Replays show there was an inside edge on the ball. Exciting first over after drinks.

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    Over 13 - SL 31/0 (Karunaratne 14, Silva 17)

    A single to start the over, Silva works Junaid onto the leg side. A drive through the leg side from Dimuth, a couple of runs as Ajmal gives chase. Junaid responds with a short ball and Dimuth ducks out of the way. Four runs from the over, and it is drinks on day one.

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    Over 12 - SL 27/0 (Karunaratne 11, Silva 16)

    Ajmal continues, a couple of runs to Silva who opens the face of the bat and pushes it to third man. A single to end the over, Sri Lanka 27 for no loss.

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    Over 11 - SL 24/0 (Karunaratne 11, Silva 13)

    Junaid continues from his end. Dimuth top edges it to fine leg, shouts of 'catch it', but it goes all the way for a six. Good short ball to end the over, Sri Lanka 24 for no loss.

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    Over 10 - SL 18/0 (Karunaratne 5, Silva 13)

    Ajmal brought into the attack to bowl the 10th over, replacing Talha. After a few dots, Silva pushes Ajmal into the leg side for a single. A couple of singles from the over, Sri Lanka 18 for no loss.

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    Over 9 - SL 16/0 (Karunaratne 4, Silva 12)

    Junaid finishes his second maiden of the morning.

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    Over 8 - SL 16/0 (Karunaratne 4, Silva 12)

    Good short ball from Talha to Dimuth, who does well to duck under it and the keeper has to jump high to take that. Dimuth tucks the next ball away for a single to fine leg. Sri Lanka 16 for no loss.

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    Over 7 - SL 15/0 (Karunaratne 3, Silva 12)

    Silva takes a single through midwicket, he is looking to score positively today. Short and wide, Dimuth pulls it to deep midwicket where Manzoor keeps it down to a single. Seven over gone, Sri Lanka 15 for no loss.

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    Over 6 - SL 13/0 (Karunaratne 2, Silva 11)

    A couple of good short balls from Talha to Silva, well negotiated in the end. A quick single from Silva, slight hesitation but they are both safe in the end.

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    Over 5 - SL 12/0 (Karunaratne 2, Silva 10)

    Junaid to Dimuth, who plays a few dots and then pulls one to deep square leg for a single. Another single to Silva, who taps the ball into the leg side to end the over.

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    Over 4 - SL 10/0 (Karunaratne 1, Silva 9)

    Talha runs in to bowl his second over. Dimuth pushes it to mid off for a quick single to get off the mark, Misbah throws it at the stumps and misses. Silva pulls it to the leg side, top edges it over the inner circle for a couple of runs.

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    Over 3 - SL 7/0 (Karunaratne 0, Silva 7)

    Silva to face Junaid for the first time today, a couple of dots and then Silva drives through the covers for a couple of runs. Sri Lanka 7 for no loss.

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    Over 2 - SL 5/0 (Karunaratne 0, Silva 5)

    Talha to start from the other end, he is a good prospect for Pakistan. He starts off with one down leg, Silva leaves it alone. There is no third man and Silva hits it over the slips for four, good shot from the width on offer. A single to end the over.

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    Over 1 - SL 0/0 (Karunaratne 0, Silva 0)

    The sun is out, there is no grass on the pitch and it should be a batting friendly wicket. Junaid Khan starts the day for Pakistan, Dimuth and Silva take strike. Good bowling from Junaid, Dimuth looking to get his eye in. A maiden to start the day.

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    Team News

    Bhatti may not play today because of a hamstring strain he picked up in the last test. Mohammad Hafeez, Rahat Ali and Bilawal Bhatti have been replaced by Azhar Ali, Abdur Rehman and Mohammad Talha. Bhatti is injured, Azhar Ali has been given another chance and Talha plays for the first time since 2009. Sri Lanka have opted for one change, Dilruwan Perera makes his Test debut and replaces Nuwan Pradeep.

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    Toss

    Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first in Sharjah.

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    Greetings

    Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day one of the final Test - in the three-match series, which the visitors lead one-nil, between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.