PTV Sports Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Second Test Day 4 Live Streaming
Oct 09 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
Only Azhar Ali with 59 and Haris Sohail (56) offered some resistance during a battling fifth-wicket stand of 71 that lifted Pakistan from a struggling 109 for 4.
Day 2 of the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka witnessed a freakish moment of play when pacer Wahab Riaz missed his run-up and aborted the delivery five times in a row. He survived a close bat-pad shout off Yasir Shah.
Unlike the first Test, the second Test is a day-night match, first ever between Pakistan and Sri Lanka while the second at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Commenting on the nature of wickets and the kind of approach that the Pakistan batsmen will look to have, Ali said, "These kinds of wickets that you get here, you need to make it big". Though they had bossed the game in the first innings, being skittled for 96 by a Pakistan attack missing Mohammad Amir, and effectively had a three-man frontline attack could give them a few headaches.
Sri Lanka's second-innings collapse continued into day four, as Pakistan dramatically raised their chances of squaring the series.
From Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera bagged three wickets each while Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage also picked up two wickets each.
Riaz, who had taken three wickets on Sunday, finished with 4-41 while Sohail grabbed in his three in one over. The hosts will be hoping to level the two-match Test series with a win over Sri Lanka, with two days to play.
At the moment, Sri Lanka is having a lead of 254 runs with Kusal Mendis at the crease on eight.
Sri Lanka ended day three on 34/5 and will continue batting on Monday at 15:30 local time or 11:30 GMT.