Pakistani batters face daunting task as Sri Lanka set 342 runs

Naseem Shah dismissed Prabath Jayasuriya for four in the early morning session after Sri Lanka resumed on 329 for nine, Sri Lanka set 342 runs

GALLE: Dinesh Chandimal stayed unbeaten on 94 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 337 on day four of the initial Test on Tuesday, leaving Pakistan requiring 342 runs for triumph.

Pace bowler Naseem Shah bowled Prabath Jayasuriya for four promptly in the first part of the day meeting after the hosts continued the day on 329 for nine in Galle.

Mohammad Nawaz, an all-rounder who bowls left-arm turn, returned figures of 5-88 in the wake of taking his lady five-wicket pull on Monday, while individual spinner Yasir Shah took three wickets.

The Pakistan spinners had decreased Sri Lanka to 235-7 yet Chandimal hit back with his last part century of the match and found support from the tail to hand the sightseers a difficult objective.

Chandimal, who hit 76 in Sri Lanka’s most memorable innings complete of 222, put on key organizations including a 41-run 10th wicket stand with Maheesh Theekshana.

Opener Oshada Fernando (64) and Kusal Mendis (76) likewise struck key thumps, putting on 91 runs for the third wicket to include to Sri Lanka’s predominance a turning pitch. Sri Lanka set 342 runs

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