Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights Today 08 Oct 2017

Watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd test highlights, Pak vs SL 2nd test day 3 highlights today. A great first innings of Sri Lanka ended at 482 runs, thanks to a massive 196 by Karunaratne. The opener was unable to complete his maiden double hundred: the southpaw speedster Wahab Riaz bowling him out. Three other batsmen hit half-centuries to steer Sri Lanka towards a healthy lead of 482 runs against Pakistan. Chandimal, Dickwella and Perera each contributed to the total by hitting half centuries while the lefty Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath stood headstrong at the crease and played 72 balls, remaining unbeaten till the final wicket.



It was Yasir Shah, who once again bamboozled the Sri Lankan batsmen, sending six Sri Lankan players back to pavilion. As the analysts have been saying, the pitch at Dubai assists spinners more than it does to speedsters. Thus it was the time for Herath and Yasir Shah to shine, which they did. It was the fifth consecutive test match in which Yasir Shah took at least one five wicket haul. Amir found his first wicket of the series while Abbas was able to dislodge two batsmen. Wahab Riaz took the only but major wicket of Karunaratne.

Pakistan began steadily. They were 51-0 at stumps day 2 with Shan Masood and Sami Aslam at the crease. They need to be consistent; Pakistani batsmen lack consistency. If they try to manage and play slowly, take their time at the pitch and play like their skipper Azhar Ali, they might be able to give Sri Lanka a trail. Azhar Ali is yet to come at the crease but he has been usually the savior of the side. The absence of legends has been covered by Karunaratne brilliantly for his side and Pakistan need to do the same; produce legends that can replace the duo of Younis and Misbah.


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Sohaib Masood remains at the crease along with Sami Aslam. Pakistan are 51-0 at day 2 stumps. The lefty Sami Aslam remains at 30* while Masood at 15*.