Best performances - Batsmen
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)
SRI LANKA 419(154.5 OVERS)1ST INNINGS PAKISTAN 422(162.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SRI LANKA 138(66.5 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Varun Shetty
To the rest of the world, Rangana Herath is a lovable teddy bear of a slow left-armer. To Pakistan, he's a mean-ass, conniving devil who has taunted and harassed them for over a decade
Statistical highlights of Rangana Herath's 400-wicket Test career
Five previous instances when Rangana Herath spun Sri Lanka to victory against Pakistan
Sri Lanka captain "over the moon" after pulling off Abu Dhabi heist
The fifth day in Abu Dhabi produced one of the rarest reversal of fortunes in Test history
No. of times teams have lost after having batted first, out of the nine Tests before this in Abu Dhabhi. They have won 4 and drawn 4.
Spinners to take 150 wickets in fewer Test matches than Yasir Shah. Clarrie Grimmett was the previous fastest having taken 28 matches. Yasir is playing his 27th.
Last time before Chandimal in this Test, a Sri Lanka batsman faced than more than 60 overs (360 balls) in a Test innings - Karunaratne v NZ, Christchurch.
Scoring rate in the first session of the third day. Only 57 runs were scored from 30 overs, the last-ten before lunch producing just 8 runs.
Runs completed by Azhar Ali in Tests. He has taken 115 innings to do so and is the fourth quickest among eight Pakistan batsmen.
The lowest target not successfully chased (lost) by Pakistan, against SA in Faisalabad in 1997. They have been set 136 to win this Test.