Sri Lanka stutters in second dig after taking big lead

The visiting team is left struggling at 34 for 5 at close of play against Pakistan on Day Three in Dubai.

Dimuth Karunaratne walks back after being dismissed cheaply in the second innings.   -  Getty Images

Sri Lanka, after gaining a big 220-run lead in the first innings, was struggling at 34 for 5 at close on the third day of the second day-night Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday.

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Dinesh Chandimal was dismissed for nought in the last over before close, with Kusal Mendis not out on five.

Sri Lanka, which leads the two-match series 1-0, has an overall lead of 254 runs with five wickets intact.

Support Sportstar

Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

Read the Free eBook

  Dugout videos