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Sri Lanka (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Dimuth Karunaratneb Riaz
    • 196
    • 405
    • 19
    • 1
    • 48.40
    • Kaushal Silvac Ahmed b Shah
    • 27
    • 71
    • 2
    • 0
    • 38.03
    • Sadeera Samarawickramac-and-b Amir
    • 38
    • 35
    • 5
    • 1
    • 108.57
    • Kusal Mendisc Shafiq b Shah
    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • 25.00
    • Dinesh Chandimal (C)lbw b Shah
    • 62
    • 195
    • 6
    • 0
    • 31.79
    • Niroshan Dickwella (W)c Ahmed b Abbas
    • 52
    • 53
    • 5
    • 0
    • 98.11
    • Dilruwan Pererab Shah
    • 58
    • 76
    • 7
    • 0
    • 76.32
    • Rangana Herathnot-out
    • 27
    • 72
    • 1
    • 0
    • 37.50
    • Suranga Lakmallbw b Abbas
    • 8
    • 31
    • 1
    • 0
    • 25.81
    • Lahiru Gamagest Ahmed b Shah
    • 1
    • 11
    • 0
    • 0
    • 9.09
    • Nuwan Pradeepc Shafiq b Shah
    • 0
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00

Extras: 12 (w 3, nb 5, lb 3, b 1)

Total: 482 (10 wickets; 159.2 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-63(Kaushal Silva,22.5ov), 2-131(Sadeera Samarawickrama,36.1ov), 3-136(Kusal Mendis,37.1ov), 4-282(Dinesh Chandimal,101.4ov), 5-370(Niroshan Dickwella,119.1ov), 6-429(Dimuth Karunaratne,134ov), 7-454(Dilruwan Perera,142ov), 8-469(Suranga Lakmal,153ov), 9-474(Lahiru Gamage,156ov), 10-482(Nuwan Pradeep,159.2ov)

Pakistan (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Mohammad Amir
    • 19.3
    • 74
    • 1
    • 3.76
    • Mohammad Abbas
    • 33
    • 100
    • 2
    • 3.03
    • Wahab Riaz
    • 26
    • 62
    • 1
    • 2.38
    • Yasir Shah
    • 55.5
    • 184
    • 6
    • 3.34
    • Asad Shafiq
    • 11
    • 24
    • 0
    • 2.18
    • Haris Sohail
    • 14
    • 34
    • 0
    • 2.43

Pakistan (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Shan Masoodb Gamage
    • 16
    • 72
    • 1
    • 0
    • 22.22
    • Sami Aslamlbw b Perera
    • 39
    • 71
    • 5
    • 0
    • 54.93
    • Azhar Alilbw b Herath
    • 59
    • 128
    • 6
    • 0
    • 46.09
    • Asad Shafiqc Mendis b Lakmal
    • 12
    • 36
    • 2
    • 0
    • 33.33
    • Babar Azamc Samarawickrama b Herath
    • 8
    • 23
    • 1
    • 0
    • 34.78
    • Haris Sohaillbw b Perera
    • 56
    • 135
    • 4
    • 2
    • 41.48
    • Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(W)c Mendis b Perera
    • 14
    • 14
    • 1
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Mohammad Amirlbw b Herath
    • 7
    • 14
    • 1
    • 0
    • 50.00
    • Yasir Shahb Lakmal
    • 24
    • 23
    • 1
    • 2
    • 104.35
    • Wahab Riazc Samarawickrama b Gamage
    • 16
    • 29
    • 1
    • 0
    • 55.17
    • Mohammad Abbasnot-out
    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 50.00

Extras: 10 (w 0, nb 4, lb 2, b 4)

Total: 262 (10 wickets; 90.3 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-61(Shan Masood,23.3ov), 2-65(Sami Aslam,24.2ov), 3-92(Asad Shafiq,37.2ov), 4-109(Babar Azam,44.1ov), 5-180(Azhar Ali,71.3ov), 6-199(Sarfraz Ahmed,76.1ov), 7-214(Mohammad Amir,80ov), 8-220(Haris Sohail,82.1ov), 9-250(Wahab Riaz,89.2ov), 10-262(Yasir Shah,90.3ov)

Sri Lanka (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Suranga Lakmal
    • 17.3
    • 41
    • 2
    • 2.32
    • Nuwan Pradeep
    • 9
    • 21
    • 0
    • 2.33
    • Lahiru Gamage
    • 15
    • 38
    • 2
    • 2.53
    • Dilruwan Perera
    • 26
    • 72
    • 3
    • 2.77
    • Rangana Herath
    • 23
    • 84
    • 3
    • 3.65

Sri Lanka (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Dimuth Karunaratneb Riaz
    • 7
    • 27
    • 1
    • 0
    • 25.93
    • Kaushal Silvac Ahmed b Abbas
    • 3
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 60.00
    • Sadeera Samarawickramac Ahmed b Riaz
    • 13
    • 21
    • 1
    • 0
    • 61.90
    • Kusal Mendisc Ahmed b Sohail
    • 29
    • 49
    • 4
    • 0
    • 59.18
    • Suranga Lakmallbw b Shah
    • 1
    • 10
    • 0
    • 0
    • 10.00
    • Dinesh Chandimal (C)lbw b Riaz
    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Niroshan Dickwella (W)c Ahmed b Riaz
    • 21
    • 21
    • 4
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Dilruwan Pereralbw b Shah
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Rangana Herathc Azam b Sohail
    • 17
    • 17
    • 3
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Lahiru Gamagenot-out
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Nuwan Pradeeplbw b Sohail
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00

Extras: 4 (w 0, nb 3, lb 1, b 0)

Total: 96 (10 wickets; 26.0 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-3(Kaushal Silva,2.1ov), 2-22(Dimuth Karunaratne,8.1ov), 3-26(Sadeera Samarawickrama,10.3ov), 4-33(Suranga Lakmal,13.2ov), 5-34(Dinesh Chandimal,14.3ov), 6-59(Niroshan Dickwella,19ov), 7-60(Dilruwan Perera,19.2ov), 8-95(Rangana Herath,25.1ov), 9-96(Kusal Mendis,25.4ov), 10-96(Nuwan Pradeep,26ov)

Pakistan (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Mohammad Abbas
    • 4
    • 6
    • 1
    • 1.50
    • Yasir Shah
    • 12
    • 47
    • 2
    • 3.92
    • Wahab Riaz
    • 9
    • 41
    • 4
    • 4.56
    • Haris Sohail
    • 1
    • 1
    • 3
    • 1.00

Pakistan (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Shan Masoodc Dickwella b Perera
    • 21
    • 101
    • 1
    • 0
    • 20.79
    • Sami Aslamc Mendis b Gamage
    • 1
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 12.50
    • Azhar Alic Silva b Pradeep
    • 17
    • 54
    • 2
    • 0
    • 31.48
    • Haris Sohailc Dickwella b Perera
    • 10
    • 24
    • 1
    • 0
    • 41.67
    • Asad Shafiqc Mendis b Lakmal
    • 112
    • 176
    • 10
    • 0
    • 63.64
    • Babar Azamc Silva b Perera
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(W)c Pradeep b Perera
    • 68
    • 130
    • 5
    • 0
    • 52.31
    • Mohammad Amirlbw b Perera
    • 4
    • 9
    • 1
    • 0
    • 44.44
    • Yasir Shahst Dickwella b Herath
    • 5
    • 23
    • 0
    • 0
    • 21.74
    • Wahab Riazc Chandimal b Herath
    • 1
    • 12
    • 0
    • 0
    • 8.33
    • Mohammad Abbasnot-out
    • 3
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 37.50

Extras: 6 (w 0, nb 5, lb 1, b 0)

Total: 248 (10 wickets; 90.2 Overs)

Fall of Wicket: 1-5(Sami Aslam,3.3ov), 2-36(Azhar Ali,23.5ov), 3-49(Haris Sohail,30.1ov), 4-52(Shan Masood,32.3ov), 5-52(Babar Azam,32.5ov), 6-225(Sarfraz Ahmed,78.5ov), 7-230(Mohammad Amir,80.5ov), 8-244(Yasir Shah,86.5ov), 9-244(Asad Shafiq,87.1ov), 10-248(Wahab Riaz,90.2ov)

Sri Lanka (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Suranga Lakmal
    • 14
    • 35
    • 1
    • 2.50
    • Lahiru Gamage
    • 16
    • 29
    • 1
    • 1.81
    • Rangana Herath
    • 22.2
    • 57
    • 2
    • 2.51
    • Nuwan Pradeep
    • 11
    • 21
    • 1
    • 1.91
    • Dilruwan Perera
    • 26
    • 98
    • 5
    • 3.77
    • Kusal Mendis
    • 1
    • 7
    • 0
    • 7.00

Over 91 Pakistan 248/10/Yes

That's it from us then! Once again Tests in UAE seemed to be toothless for the first three days but then sparked up as we reached the climax. Well, we had two terrific Tests and Sri Lanka came out on top on both the occasions. The fact that both the matches went to day 5 speaks volumes regarding how competitive the series was. The battle between the Asian Giants doesn't stop here. They will now face each other in limited overs cricket. The first ODI of the 5-match series is on 13th October at 1500 local (1100 GMT) in Dubai. Do join us for that. Till then, goodbye and take care. Cheers!
Dinesh Chandimal is absolutely elated with the win. Credits the team and management for the same. Feels the had a tough time against the Indians but informs they had a game plan here which they executed really well. Praises the efforts put in by his team to pull off a historic win. Informs with the dew, it was difficult to bowl later in the night on day 4 but was confident of doing the job this morning as they knew the ball would grip more. Ends by saying he is happy to be on the winning side.
Sarfraz Ahmed starts by saying it was a tough series for them but feels they came close in both the games. Adds they weren't up to the mark and didn't deserve to win. Points out the batting which has let them down every time. Opines the batsmen didn't show any fight had they stayed there for a bit, things would have been different. Reckons Sri Lanka had an edge in the spin department. On his captaincy, he obliges it is a tough job but it's been a good learning curve for him. Promises of improvement in the upcoming games.
Man of the Match and Series, Dimuth Karunaratne is really delighted to have contributed for the team. Adds after the loss against India they practiced really hard and it paid off here. Further says his plan was to bat big and knew the runs would come once he sets in. He tried to be positive and it worked for him and his side.
For Sri Lanka, it was a team effort. Right from their lower middle order contribution useful runs in the first innings total, to their pacers leaving an impact, they managed to dominate the crunch moments. They did feel the heat last night but didn't lose confidence. Once again showed character today to stick to their guns and achieve a historic series win.
With Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed taking away all the limelight for their partnership, there is one more Pakistan player who deserves a mention. Yasir Shah! He bowled a marathon spell in the first innings, picking up 6 wickets, his fifth consecutive 5-wicket haul in Tests (first spinner to do so) and was the only bowler who looked penetrative enough to pose any threat.
The chase fell completely on its face as Pakistan found themselves reeling on 52/5 but then we all witnessed a stupendous partnership between Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq. They reignited hope in the hosts' camp and stretched this Test match to the final day. With 119 runs needed and five wickets left, this Test match was nicely set up for today but once again Pakistan showed us their unpredictable side. Sarfraz Ahmed departed soon and the tail didn't offer much resistance after that. Dilruwan Perera finished with 8 wickets in the match and was the best bowler on show for the visiting team.
A Test match to remember! Sri Lanka won an all-important toss and powered by Dimuth Karunaratne's daddy hundred, they posted a big first innings total. In reply, Pakistan's batting didn't click and they ended up conceding a massive 220-run lead to the Islanders. The home team, though, managed to claw their way back in the game after bundling out Sri Lanka under 100 after that but they still were behind the 8-ball with a target of 317 set in front.
What a win for Sri Lanka! They were down and out after the India series but have shown tremendous character to bounce back and register a series win in that part of the world where no one has! The Lankan team is in a huddle near the pitch, all the players are excited and it's showing in their celebration. High fives in the Sri Lankan dressing room, they are all smiles and hugging each other. This victory means a lot for Chandimal and his boys.
90.2
R Herath to Riaz, OUT! Chandimal takes it! Sri Lanka create history! They have sealed the series 2-0! Coming to the ball, Herath floats it up around off, Riaz dances down the track to slog it over the leg side but the ball turns away and he ends up slicing it over covers. Chandimal comes running in a few yards and settles under the skier. He roars in joy. SRI LANKA WIN BY 68 RUNS!
90.1
R Herath to Riaz, Bowls a slider around middle, punched off the back foot towards the left of the bowler.

Over 90 Pakistan 248/9/No

89.6
S Lakmal to Abbas, Fuller on the pads, Abbas gets across and flicks it down to fine leg.
89.5
S Lakmal to Abbas, Angles it in on middle, Abbas stands back and defends it towards mid on.
89.4
S Lakmal to Riaz, Fuller and fired on the stumps, clipped to deep square leg for one.
89.3
S Lakmal to W Riaz, Riaz runs out of patience as he looks to pull this length ball. Mistimes it towards mid-wicket.
89.2
S Lakmal to Riaz, Skids off the surface on middle and leg, wristed towards the leg side.
89.1
S Lakmal to Abbas, Shortish ball on middle and leg, worked towards mid-wicket.

Over 89 Pakistan 246/9/No

88.6
R Herath to Riaz, No run.
88.5
R Herath to Riaz, No run.
88.4
R Herath to Riaz, No run.
88.3
R Herath to W Riaz, Floats it up on middle, Riaz dances down the track to give it a thwack but gets it off the inner half past short leg. He quickly gets back inside the crease.
88.2
R Herath to Riaz, Gives it some more air, Riaz makes room and drives it towards mid off.
88.1
R Herath to Riaz, Slower through the air, turning away to beat the outside edge of the bat.

Over 88 Pakistan 246/9/No

87.6
S Lakmal to Abbas, No run.
87.5
S Lakmal to Abbas, Bumper on off, doesn't rise that much. Abbas could have shouldered his arms to it but instead he ducks. Looked really funny!
87.4
S Lakmal to M Abbas, Good length delivery outside off, Abbas tries to have a push at it. He gets it off the outer part through backward point. They run two before Karunarante retrieves it.
87.3
S Lakmal to Abbas, Pretty harmless delivery, bowled outside off, left alone.
87.2
S Lakmal to Abbas, Good length delivery on leg, Abbas misses his tuck and it goes on the bounce to the keeper.
Mohammad Abbas is the last man in!
87.1
S Lakmal to Shafiq, OUT! That's the final nail in the coffin! Asad Shafiq departs to an excellent catch! Lakmal serves it on a fuller length, it swings away after pitching. Asad Shafiq comes forward a touch and tries to play it with an angled bat. It takes the outside edge and flies quickly towards widish slip where Kusal Mendis dives to his right to take it inches above the ground. Superb effort from Kusal, that. Sri Lanka just a wicket away from a win here!

Over 87 Pakistan 244/8/No

86.6
R Herath to Riaz, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Wahab Riaz is the next man in!
86.5
R Herath to Shah, OUT! Stumped! Herath has his first wicket. Beautifully tossed up delivery, drifting in around leg and spinning away a sharply with extra bounce. Yasir is completely deceived in flight and turn, gets forward with a big stretch to keep it out but is beaten comprehensively. The momentum takes him well outside the crease and Dickwella breaks the stumps after fumbling a bit initially. They appeal, the square leg umpire takes it upstairs and the replays confirm that Yasir was outside the line. Sri Lanka inch closer to series win!
86.4
R Herath to Shah, Tossed up ball on off, Yasir draws forward and confidently defends it back.
86.3
R Herath to Shah, Flighted and outside off, left alone by Yasir.
Field change. A silly point comes in for Yasir Shah. Already a slip and short leg in place.
86.2
R Herath to Shafiq, Loopy again, full and outside off, Asad lunges and drives it to long off for a single.
86.1
R Herath to Shafiq, Flighted and full, drifting in around leg, Shafiq is forward to play on the leg side but misses. A stifled appeal follows but nothing from the umpire.