Pakistan leads by 107 runs but Sri Lanka seems at top
DUBAI: Pakistan on the fourth day were 330-7 with the lead of 107 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, ARY News reported.
Skipper of Pakistan Misbah-ul-Haq remained 3 runs short of his century. He batted with limitless patience in his inning of 97 runs that came off 248 balls. He was bowled by left arm spinner Rangana Herath with the ball that pitched on middle, and spun it past the outside edge of the bat offered in forward defence to hit off stump.
Misbah’s dismissal left Pakistan with the shock but Sarfraz Ahmed and Bilawal Bhatti, hampered by a hamstring niggle, pushed the lead along by playing their shots but the stand ended at 57 after the tea with Bilawal’s out.
Sarfaraz was on 70 when the rain interrupted the play along with Saeed Ajmal at 7*.
On the fourth day, Pakistan conscientiously gathered only 198 runs but lost only four wickets extending the lead to 107 runs. At the end of the day Sri Lanka seemed dominant but could get nervous if Pakistan’s tail along with Sarfraz strengthened the lead.