Fourth Day: Sri Lanka loses 5 wickets for 133, having lead of 220
SHARJAH: Pakistan ends the fourth day of Sharjah Test on positive note by dismissing five top order batsmen of Sri Lanka at the score of 133, ARY News reported on Sunday.
The day begun with Misbah-ul-Haq resisting Shaminda Eranga's reverse-swing and Rangana Herath's persistence to help carve 50 runs off Pakistan's deficit, as Herath completed the first five-wicket haul for a spinner in the series.
Sri Lankan pacer Eranga generated considerable movement to take two wickets in his first two overs dismissing Abdur Rehman and Mohammad Talha.
Herath took two wickets to complete his five-wicket haul, which was first for a spinner in the series.
Misbah scored 63 runs, Pakistan got all out for 341. Among Sri Lankan bowlers Eranga dismissed 4 conceding 60 runs in his 24 overs while Herath bowled 38.1 overs taking 5 for 125.
Sri Lanka started the second inning having the lead of 87 runs and played with the scoring rate of 1.87 to consolidate their position by batting out time.
Mahela Jayawardene made 46 runs and went out off Saeed Ajmal. He beyond 11,000 career runs –and became the eighth man to cross that threshold.
Abdur Rehman, who gleaned more from the surface than any bowler took two wickets.Mohammad Talha also dismissed two batsmen.