Yasir Shah hands Pakistan advantage and leaves Sri Lanka reeling on Day 4 of first Test

FirstCricket Staff, Oct, 01 2017
  • 1/6

    Yasir Shah took 2-25 as Sri Lanka struggled to 69-4 in their second innings on Day, needing a rearguard action to save the Test. AP

  • 2/6

    Azhar's defiant knock of 85 lasted more than five hours and included four boundaries, but with his dismissal Pakistan's hopes of building a lead looked slim. AP

  • 3/6

    But Harris Sohail had other ideas as he added an invaluable 50 for the ninth wicket with tail-ender Hasan Ali to lift Pakistan from 340-8. Despite a 32nd Test five-wicket haul for veteran Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath, Pakistan posted 422 to take a slender three-run lead. AP

  • 4/6

    Pakistan pacers Muhammad Abbas (in picture) and Mohammad Amir kept Sri Lanka quiet with tidy opening spells. AP

  • 5/6

    Sohail followed his responsible knock by claiming Kaushal Silva's wicket, whom he trapped leg before for 25. AP

  • 6/6

    Part-timer Asad Shafiq had Lahiru Thirimanne for seven. Yasir Shah grabbed the key wicket of Dinesh Chandimal to leave Sri Lanka fighting to avoid defeat. AP




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6546 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119