Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Jan 16-20, 2014
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
16,17,18,19,20 January 2014 (5-day match)
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Mohammad Talha to Silva, OUT, very, very late decision but umpire Kettleborough has given him. Silva nicks off and he has to walk back. Another excellent delivery from Talha as he pitches it just back of a length outside off stump. It straightens a touch even as Silva was pushing away from his body. The outside edge results and it's an easy pouch for the keeper

JK Silva c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Talha 17 (73m 46b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.95

Sri Lanka 31/1   FDM Karunaratne 14* (44b 1x6)   Mohammad Talha 5-1-10-1

Abdur Rehman to Karunaratne, OUT, the flight does him in and Rehman has his first wicket! Lunges forward and looks to drive through the covers, but he does not reach the pitch. Younis Khan dives low to his left to pick up a sharp catch at first slip. The Lunch jinx is at it again

FDM Karunaratne c Younis Khan b Abdur Rehman 34 (121m 93b 2x4 1x6) SR: 36.55

Sri Lanka 65/2   KC Sangakkara 13* (27b 1x4)   Abdur Rehman 2.4-1-3-1

Junaid Khan to Sangakkara, OUT, he's thrown it away! The softest of dismissals as he flicks an innocuous delivery straight to midwicket. Misbah has employed that man to good effect in strangling Sanga for runs and now he holds on to a neat catch around hip-high to get rid of him. Fullish ball angled in at his pads gets the wicket, who would have thought?

KC Sangakkara c Khurram Manzoor b Junaid Khan 52 (138m 103b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.48

Sri Lanka 125/3   DPMD Jayawardene 18* (65b 1x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 10.5-2-28-1

Saeed Ajmal to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, he's got his man! Extracts a bit of turn and bounce and as Mahela went back to tickle it around the corner, the inside edge is taken and lobs to short leg. He departs 13 short of 11000. Oops

DPMD Jayawardene c Azhar Ali b Saeed Ajmal 47 (136m 108b 5x4 2x6) SR: 43.51

Sri Lanka 159/4   LD Chandimal 4* (24b)   Saeed Ajmal 18-4-48-1

Saeed Ajmal to Chandimal, OUT, and Ajmal has another! Hasn't read the doosra as he looks to hoick it over the leg side. The leading edge goes straight up and mid-on runs back to pick up a relatively easy catch. Ajmal is overjoyed.

LD Chandimal c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal 11 (60m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.19

Sri Lanka 166/5   AD Mathews 0* (2b)   Saeed Ajmal 19.2-4-49-2

Mohammad Talha to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, no need for DRS here as Prasanna holes out to long leg. Excellent bouncer, around head-high lures him to go for the hook despite the man being positioned there. And he pays for that error in judgment with his wicket as Junaid Khan picks up a smart catch above his chest

HAPW Jayawardene c Junaid Khan b Mohammad Talha 35 (128m 77b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Sri Lanka 239/6   AD Mathews 34* (104b 2x4)   Mohammad Talha 21.1-2-71-2

Junaid Khan to Mathews, OUT, he's fallen in the 90s again! Soft dismissal as he slices it straight to deep point. It was full, it was wide and it reverse away as well. Mathews should not have played at that and he perishes

AD Mathews c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 91 (356m 256b 5x4 1x6) SR: 35.54

Sri Lanka 351/7   MDK Perera 48* (168b 6x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 25.3-3-60-2

Junaid Khan to Herath, OUT, finally a leg before for Pakistan and Junaid has two in two! Went around the wicket and the reverse swing tailing into him is enough to beat his defensive push from the crease. Was a little late on the shot as well. Herath goes for a review, but this time umpire's call benefits Pakistan

HMRKB Herath lbw b Junaid Khan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 351/8   MDK Perera 48* (168b 6x4 1x6)   Junaid Khan 25.4-3-60-3

Mohammad Talha to Perera, OUT, he won't get a ton on debut! Hooks it to long leg and he has to walk off. Dug in short and Talha had cramped him for room. He is lured into the shot and gets a top edge that is swallowed by Junaid Khan. A very gritty innings reaches it's end but Perera will know, playing in his first Test, he's put his side firmly on top here

MDK Perera c Junaid Khan b Mohammad Talha 95 (302m 247b 12x4 2x6) SR: 38.46

Sri Lanka 423/9   RMS Eranga 23* (46b 2x4)   Mohammad Talha 29.3-3-97-3
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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