Pakistan collapse dramatically as Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to 21-run win in 1st Test

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By: Categorical Internet Desk | Abu Dhabi |
Up to date: October 2, 2017 6:42 pm


pakistan vs sri lanka, pak vs sl, pakistan vs sri lanka 1st testpakistan vs sri lanka, pak vs sl, pakistan vs sri lanka 1st test Rangana Hearath picked up 11 wickets within the 1st Check towards Pakistan. (AP Photograph)
Niroshan Dickwella ripped off the stumps as quickly Yasir Shah was caught at short-leg. Sri Lanka have been working round in pleasure of victory. However, quickly the third umpire confirmed that Dilriwan Perera has over-stepped. Sri Lanka needed to redo the final wicket. An ideal would have seen Ranagana Herath get the ultimate wicket and declare his 400th Check sufferer. And aptly, it was Herath who received Mohammad Abbas leg-before wicket as the ultimate Pakistan wicket and gave Sri Lanka a memorable 21-run win in Abu Dhabi.

Herath took six wickets for 45 runs and was ably supported by Dilruwan’s three wickets as Sri Lanka bowled out Pakistan for 114 after setting a lowly goal of 136 runs. This was the primary time Pakistan had misplaced in Abu Dhabi and the chief destroyer for them was Herath. The Sri Lanka legend grew to become the primary left-arm spinner to select 400 Check wickets and he additionally grew to become the primary spinner to take 100 wickets towards Pakistan.

Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 138 within the second innings on the stroke of Lunch on day 5 which left Pakistan with 136 runs to get within the remaining two classes of the day on a crumbling pitch in Abu Dhabi. Yasir had claimed six wickets for 69 runs and Pakistan have been simply 136 runs to win the primary Check. After some boring and placid classes of cricket the place no group was seeking to safe a win, this Check was all to get for Pakistan.

However pitch sudden grew to become their downside. They wanted to get these runs on a pitch that was crumbling as soon as Herath started to bowl, it sang his track. Extra issues arose for Pakistan once they misplaced 5 wickets for simply 36 runs earlier than Tea. Herath received issues going within the fourth over itself. Sami Aslam performed for the spin however Herath had bowled an exquisite supply which went straight with the road. It received the surface fringe of Aslam’s bat and he was caught on the slips.

Suranga Lakmal bowled an ideal supply to get an outdoor fringe of Azhar Ali’s bat and he was caught at slips. Dilruwan then deceived Shan Masood to drive which he didn’t in the end was received a glove on the ball. He was caught at brief cowl.

Babar Azam tried defending a large supply from Dilruwan solely to get caught behind. Asad Shafiq received a supply that good further bounce and Dimuth Karunaratne held on to a pointy catch at slips. Sarfraz Ahmed and debutant Haris Sohail shared a 42-run stand made positive no wicket was misplaced until Tea.

However as play resumed, Sarfraz had lapse of focus and stepped out towards Herath. Dickwella fumbled however ultimately stumped him. Pakistan wanted 58 extra runs with 4 wickets in hand. The spectacular Sohail was nonetheless on the crease.

20 runs later, he was not. Haris received a straighter one from Dilruwan which hit him on the again leg and in entrance of the stumps. He was plumb in entrance as Pakistan crumbled. The final three wickets have been simply 16 runs away from Sri Lanka.

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