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Sri Lanka sniff victory after Perera's triple strike

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Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera took three wickets to push closer to an impressive win on the fourth day of the second and final day-night Test, here today.

Perera dismissed Haris Sohail (ten), Shan Masood (21) and Babar Azam (nought) to leave in tatters on 62-5 at dinner after they were set a tough target of 317 to win.


At the interval Asad Shafiq (four) and Sarfraz Ahmed (seven) were at the crease as Pakistan, needing another 255 runs to win, face their first series defeat in United Arab Emirates since adopting it as their home venue in 2009.

were forced to play at neutral venue since 2009 terrorists' attacks on the Sri Lankan team suspended international cricket in their country.

had won the first Test by 21 runs in

were off to a disastrous start when opener Sami Aslam fell for one, caught in the slip off paceman Lahiru Gamage.

Masood and Azhar Ali (17) added 31 for the second wicket before the wicket slide began with Ali caught off paceman Nuwan Pradeep for 17.

Earlier, paceman Wahab Riaz grabbed 4-41 and left-arm spinner Haris Sohail took 1-3 to dismiss for 96 in their second innings after they resumed at 34-5.

needed early gains and Riaz provided them with the important wicket of Niroshan Dickwella in the fifth over of the day for 21.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah dismissed Dilruwan Perera for nought to leave in danger of being dismissed for their lowest ever total of 71 against

But Kusal Mendis (29) and Rangana Herath (17) added 35 for the eighth wicket to frustrate before Sohail struck thrice in his only over to give his team hope of an upset win.

Shah finished with 2-47.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 22:13 IST
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