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Pakistan have declared after gaining a lead of 121. Sri Lanka have about 42 overs to face, that's quite a few on the fifth day, but the chances of England's collapse against Australia in Adelaide in 2006-07 being replicated here are extremely slim. This pitch is as flat as there's ever been, so the batsmen, particularly Paranavitana - who was out for a first-ball duck in the first innings - will look to get some practice after a hard two-and-a-half days on the field.

Just a couple of tidbits - Younis' innings is the third-longest in terms on minutes batted in Tests, and Akmal has just recorded his highest Test score.

248.5
1
DPMD Jayawardene to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off, gets to his fifty, yet another batsman cashing in on this dead track
248.4
2
DPMD Jayawardene to Yasir Arafat, 2 runs, dabbed in front of square, wide of midwicket for a couple, the fielder takes a while to gather that
248.3
2
DPMD Jayawardene to Yasir Arafat, 2 runs, dropped, slower ball on middle, heaved away towards Chaminda Vaas at deep square leg where he puts down a relatively straightforward chance, Sri Lanka slipping up here
248.2
6
DPMD Jayawardene to Yasir Arafat, SIX runs, full and wide, drags it away well over long-on, struck sweetly, got under it nicely
248.1
1
DPMD Jayawardene to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, just fractionally wide of the off stump, bowled from round the wicket, run down to third man

Tristan: "Do you think Pakistan might have a crack at the world record score? 46 overs to get 210, they may be in with a shot." Maybe not, they'll want to put Sri Lanka in for a bit

END OF OVER:
248 | 11 Runs | PAK: 753/6

  • Kamran Akmal157 (183b)
  • Yasir Arafat39 (125b)
  • Ajantha Mendis59-14-157-1
  • Mahela Jayawardene6-0-29-1
247.6
1
Mendis to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, drilled down the ground to long-on
247.5
1
Mendis to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, gets on the front foot, nudges it wide of midwicket for a single
247.4
1
Mendis to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short on leg stump, pulled away to deep square leg
247.3
6
Mendis to Kamran Akmal, SIX runs, gets to his 150 in style! Flighted on middle, comes down the track and smashes it way over the bowler's head, got stuck into that one
247.2
1
Mendis to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, full on leg stump, pushed wide of midwicket
247.1
1
Mendis to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short of a length on middle, pushed off the back foot through the covers

END OF OVER:
247 | 5 Runs | PAK: 742/6

  • Yasir Arafat37 (123b)
  • Kamran Akmal148 (179b)
  • Mahela Jayawardene6-0-29-1
  • Ajantha Mendis58-14-146-1
246.6
2
DPMD Jayawardene to Yasir Arafat, 2 runs, length ball on the off stump, pushed gently wide of Dilhara at long-off who's slow to react, allows the batsmen to come back for the second
246.5
1
DPMD Jayawardene to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, good length outside off,pushed through the line to long-off, moves to 148

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2SM WarnapuraNT Paranavitana
2nd30KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
3rd13TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
4th58DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
5th17TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
6th24TT SamaraweeraHAPW Jayawardene