ABU DHABI: Rangana Herath turned the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a dramatic 21-run win over Pakistan within the first Take a look at in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
The veteran spinner took 6-43 — 11-136 within the match — to scupper Pakistan, set a modest 136-run goal, for simply 114 on a weary fifth day Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.
The victory was achieved when Herath trapped final man Mohammad Abbas leg earlier than for nought to present Sri Lanka a 1-Zero lead within the two-match collection.
Herath, a long-time nemesis of Pakistan, additionally accomplished 100 wickets in 20 Checks towards them, throughout an innings through which solely debutant Haris Sohail fought with some resolve for his 34 runs.
Herath turned the 14th most profitable bowler in all Take a look at cricket and fifth spinner behind his countryman Muttiah Muralitharan, Australia’s Shane Warne and the Indian duo of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh and the primary sluggish left-armer to achieve the 400-wicket milestone.
An unassuming Herath mentioned he didn’t know why he all the time took wickets towards Pakistan.
“I don’t know,” mentioned Herath, who took 22 wickets towards Pakistan in 2014 — a world report for a two-match collection. “Perhaps I’ve performed extra towards them, that’s why. I’m so proud of the outstanding achievement [400 wickets].”
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed known as the defeat ‘disappointing’.
“We should always have gained this,” mentioned Sarfraz skippering his facet for the primary time in a Take a look at. “We have now a couple of points, particularly within the fifth day after we come below stress.”
The 136 set Pakistan was Sri Lanka’s lowest defended goal, enhancing on the 168 they set the Pakistanis within the Galle Take a look at in 2009. It was additionally a primary defeat for Pakistan at this venue in 10 Checks.
Earlier, leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 5-51 — his 32nd five-wicket haul in Checks — to dismiss Sri Lanka for 138 of their second innings.
Niroshan Dickwella ensured Sri Lanka had one thing to defend with a pugnacious 40.
Pakistan began the chase on a shaky word when Herath dismissed opener Sami Aslam for 2 earlier than accounting for Asad Shafiq, who made 20.
Herath had taken 5-93 in Pakistan’s first innings of 422 and this time he shared the brand new ball with Suranga Lakmal to place Pakistan in bother with common wickets.
Perera then had Shan Masood (seven) and a shaky Babar Azam for 3 to depart Pakistan struggling at 32-Four.
In between quick bowler Lakmal had Azhar Ali caught behind for nought.
On the both facet of tea, Haris and Sarfraz (19) fought exhausting to sew a 42-run stand however Herath supplied the breakthrough when he pressured the Pakistan skipper out of his crease and had him stumped by Dickwella.
Perera ended Haris’ battle by trapping him leg earlier than and likewise had Shah but it surely turned out to be a no-ball, halting Sri Lanka’s celebrations, finally supplied by Herath.
Pakistan, led by Yasir, bowled effectively within the morning.
Sri Lanka, who resumed at 69-Four, misplaced their final six wickets for 69 runs however Dickwella nonetheless put up a lone battle — hitting 4 boundaries — and extra importantly giving Sri Lanka a goal to battle.
Pakistan got two key wickets by seamer Abbas who completed with 2-22.
It was then left to Yasir who on consecutive deliveries dismissed Perera for six after which had Herath caught by shut in fielder to finish his fourth consecutive five-wicket haul in as many Checks.
Dickwella then took a rearguard motion, shielding the quantity 10 Lakshan Sandakan from the bowling throughout a resistance-packed ninth wicket stand of 34 which got here in 10.1 overs.
Yasir lastly had Sandakan caught at level whereas Hasan Ali ended the innings by bowling Nuwan Pradeep, leaving Dickwell’s battle stranded.
Sunday’s day 4 was powerful to barter however regardless of a 32nd Take a look at five-wicket haul for Herath, Pakistan posted 422 to take a slender three-run lead on the primary innings.
Herath’s 5-93 in 40 overs had been effectively foiled by a superb 76 by debutant Harisl, as initially it seemed as if Sri Lanka would take a first-innings lead.
Pakistan then hit again within the second innings by way of Yasir, who first had opener Dimuth Karunaratne caught for 10 after which dismissed first-innings centurion Chandimal, caught at slip, for seven.
Haris adopted his accountable knock by claiming Kaushal Silva’s wicket, whom he trapped leg earlier than for 25, whereas part-timer Asad Shafiq had Lahiru Thirimanne for seven.
The 28-year-old Haris’ spectacular Take a look at bow has come regardless of a career-threatening knee damage which required surgical procedure in 2015.
Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan too had been struggling at 316-6 and had been in peril of conceding a wholesome lead regardless of Azhar’s defiant knock of 85 lasted greater than 5 hours and included 4 boundaries, however together with his dismissal Pakistan’s hopes of constructing a lead seemed slim.
However Haris had different concepts as he added a useful 50 for the ninth wicket with Hasan to elevate Pakistan from 340-Eight.
Haris hit seven fours and two sixes earlier than holing out to paceman Nuwan Pradeep.
Hasan’s whirlwind 25-ball 29 featured three sixes and two fours.
The second and ultimate Take a look at — a day-night affair — shall be performed in Dubai from Friday.
SRI LANKA (1st Innings 419 (L.D. Chandimal 155 not out, F.D.M. Karunaratne 93, N. Dickwella 83; Mohammad Abbas Three-75, Yasir Shah Three-120).
PAKISTAN (1st innings):
Shan Masood b Herath 59
Sami Aslam lbw b Perera 51
Azhar Ali c Mendis b Herath 85
Asad Shafiq c Thirimanne b Herath 39
Babar Azam c Dickwella b Pradeep 28
Haris Sohail c Lakmal b Pradeep 76
Sarfraz Ahmed b Lakmal 18
Mohammad Amir lbw b Lakmal Four
Yasir Shah c Thirimanne b Herath Eight
Hasan Ali st Dickwella b Herath 29
Mohammad Abbas not out 1
EXTRAS (B-5, LB-9, W-2, NB-Eight) 24
TOTAL (all out, 162.Three overs) 422
FALL OF WKTS: 1-114, 2-116, Three-195, Four-266, 5-294, 6-316, 7-326, Eight-340, 9-390.
BOWLING: Lakmal 22-5-42-2 (1nb, 1w); Pradeep 25.Three-1-77-2 (6nb); Perera 37-10-92-1 (1nb); Sandakan 35-7-98-Zero (1w); Herath 40-12-93-5; Karunaratne Three-1-6-Zero.
SRI LANKA (2nd Innings, in a single day 69-Four):
F.D.M. Karunaratne c Shan b Yasir 10
J.Okay. Silva lbw b Haris 25
H.D.R.L. Thirimanne c Sarfraz b Asad 7
B.Okay.G. Mendis lbw b Abbas 18
L.D. Chandimal c Asad b Yasir 7
R.A.S. Lakmal c Babar b Abbas 13
N. Dickwella not out 40
M.Okay.D. Perera lbw b Yasir 6
H.M.R.Okay.B. Herath c Shan b Yasir Zero
P.A.D.L.R. Sandakan c Amir b Yasir Eight
N. Pradeep b Hasan Zero
EXTRAS (LB-Three, NB-1) Four
TOTAL (all out, 66.5 overs) 138
FALL OF WKTS: 1-20, 2-33, Three-51, Four-65, 5-73, 6-86, 7-101, Eight-101, 9-135.
BOWLING: Mohammad Amir 12-Four-27-Zero; Mohammad Abbas 12-Three-22-2 (1nb); Yasir Shah 27-5-51-5; Hasan Ali 7.1-Zero-21-1; Asad Shafiq Three.Four-Zero-7-1; Haris Sohail 5-2-7-1.
PAKISTAN (2nd Innings):
Shan Masood c Silva b Perera 7
Sami Aslam c Karunaratne b Herath 2
Azhar Ali c Dickwella b Lakmal Zero
Asad Shafiq c Karunaratne b Herath 20
Babar Azam c Dickwella b Perera Three
Haris Sohail lbw b Perera 34
Sarfraz Ahmed st Dickwella b Herath 19
Hasan Ali b Herath Eight
Mohammad Amir b Herath 9
Yasir Shah not out 6
Mohammad Abbas lbw b Herath Zero
EXTRAS (B-1, LB-Four, NB-1) 6
TOTAL (all out, 47.Four overs) 114
FALL OF WKTS: 1-Four, 2-7, Three-16, Four-32, 5-36, 6-78, 7-98, Eight-100, 9-111.
BOWLING: Lakmal 5-1-12-1; Herath 21.Four-Four-43-6; Perera 18-Zero-46-Three (1nb); Pradeep 2-1-Four-Zero; Sandakan 1-Zero-Four-Zero.
RESULT: Sri Lanka win by 21 runs to guide two-match collection 1-Zero.
UMPIRES: R.A. Kettleborough (England) and N.J. Llong (England).
TV UMPIRE: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan).
MATCH REFEREE: A.J. Pycroft (Zimbabwe).
MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Rangana Herath.
SECOND TEST: Dubai (D/N), Oct 6-10.
Revealed in Daybreak, October third, 2017