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Pakistan hope to counter Herath to level series

DUBAI: Pakistan are hoping their batsmen will bury the ghost of Rangana Herath when they face the veteran left-arm spinner in the pink-ball, day-night second and final Test against Sri Lanka starting in Dubai on Friday. Playing without batting greats Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq for the first time in Abu Dhabi, the inexperienced batsmen saw red in the form of Herath, who stopped them from chasing down a modest 136-run target on a wearing fifth-day pitch with figures of 6 for 43. Pakistan’s 21-run loss was their first…

Herath spins Sri Lanka out of trouble

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets to restrict Australia to 146 for six at lunch on Wednesday, with the visitors leading by just 29 runs on day two of the first Test.