ABU DHABI: Sri Lanka ended the day with the dismissal of Kaushal Silva, who scored 81 runs and having lead of 7 runs with 6 wickets remaining, ARY News reported.
Sri Lankan pacers laid the foundation to bounce back in the test as both Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga found the right lengths and repeatedly got the ball to deviate off the pitch to trouble the batsmen.
Asad Shafiq (13) was the first man to be dismissed. He flicked Lakmal to square leg, where Kaushal Silva took a smart diving catch.
Wicket keeper Adnan Akmal didn't last long either as Eranga got one to straighten on him at pace and the batsman could only edge it to gully.
Bilawal Bhatti (14), the debutant, gave Misbah company for 27 runs before perishing against the gentle medium pace of Angelo Mathews as he got a faint edge to the keeper.
Rest of the damage was done by spinner Rangana Herath taking last three wickets in a short interval. Misbah ul Haq was the last man to be got out. He made 135 runs.
Sri Lanka after restricting Pakistan's first-innings lead to 179, Sri Lanka's top three ensured the new ball did as little damage as possible, adding 71 runs for the loss of Dimuth Karunaratne.
Kumara Sangakarra backed to pavilion on 55 while Mahela Jayawerdene got our off duck at the first ball.
Bilawal Bhatti has once again provided Pakistan with two quick wickets putting the opponents in pressure.
Junaid Khan, who took two wickets so far dismissed the set Kaushal Silva off the last ball of the day to put a win within sights, however Sri Lanka has erased the first-innings deficit.