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 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114