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

FirstCricket Staff, Oct,01 2017
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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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







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