It was game over for Pakistan after the final batsman, Wahab Riaz, was caught out by Dinesh Chandimal off a delivery from Test hero Rangana Herath, who became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets in the first Test against Pakistan.
Asad Shafiq fought hard during his 112-run knock - his 11th Test century - and together with his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (68) added 173 for the sixth wicket, but once their partnership was broken Sri Lanka, having already won the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi, quickly closed in on the victory. Asad is standing with 86 runs and Sarfraz has scored 57 runs till the end of the 4th day.
The hosts will be hoping to level the two-match Test series with a win over Sri Lanka, with two days to play.
Then, as he was preparing for the biggest home series this year, against India, Chandimal contracted pneumonia, and was out for the first Test. Yasir Shah, who completed his record five-wicket haul in last innings in his fifth consecutive Tests, also took one wicket along with Muhammad Abbas.
The 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has come to an ending stage. Thanks to the selectors again for giving us confidence. "Their attitude and discipline is there and that brings the spirit too". It had always been thought that dew would play a role in day-night Tests at venues nearer the equator.Читайте также: Iran warns United States against new sanctions
He was their standout bowler in the Champions Trophy final in June against India, a three-wicket burst at the top of the order instrumental in Pakistan's win. "You could say we've played and won with two spinners here before but, at the moment, we felt our fast bowling was more experienced", he said. "I learnt a fair bit and I hope that whatever the next series is, we'll try and improve on these". But Sri Lanka, playing largely as they had under Mathews, had not begun to respond to their new leader.
Both of them batted at a snail's pace which put Pakistan under pressure.
The two sides will play a five-match ODI series in the UAE after the conclusion of the Tests with the third T20I at Lahore earmarked for October 29 in Lahore. "I got to learn a lot as captain", said Ahmed.
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