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Herath Holds Up Pakistan Reply

Rangana Herath (right) celebrates the dismissal of Asad Shafiq
Rangana Herath (right) celebrates the dismissal of Asad Shafiq
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Sri Lanka 320 (Tharanga 92, Junaid Khan 5-87) v
Pakistan 244-6 (Herath 5-98)
Second Test, Colombo, day two

A five-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Rangana Herath limited Pakistan to 244 for six in reply to Sri Lanka's 320 all out on day two of the second and final Test in Colombo.

Useful runs from Dhammika Prasad (13), Herath (17) and Chanaka Welagedara (27 not out) helped Sri Lanka pass the 300-run mark.

Junaid Khan finished with five for 87 and Wahab Riaz three for 88 before Pakistan started their reply well.

Khurram Manzoor made 58 in 85 balls, putting on 47 with Ahmed Shehzad and 63 with Azhar Ali (32) before spinners Herath (5-98) and Dilruwan Perera (1-52) helped Sri Lanka fight back.

Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq were dismissed cheaply, scoring 13 and five respectively as Pakistan slipped to 140 for five.

Then, Asad Shafiq's 42 and Sarfraz Ahmed's unbeaten 66 gave them some hope of at least matching Sri Lanka's first innings score.

However, the dismissal of Shafiq, bowled by Herath, less than three overs before stumps was a huge blow for the tourists, for whom Abdur Rehman was unbeaten on one alongside Sarfraz.

Sri Lanka lead the two-match series 1-0 after a seven-wicket win in Galle.

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