Pakistan 266-4 in 1st test, trails Sri Lanka by 153 runs

Pakistan 266-4 in 1st test, trails Sri Lanka by 153 runs

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Abu Dhabi,(AP/UNB) – Pakistan trails Sri Lanka by 153 runs in an evenly balanced first test after reaching stumps on the third day at 266-4 in its first innings on Saturday.Azhar Ali was 74 not out as Pakistan attempted to move in on the 419 posted by Sri Lanka, which included a ninth test century from Dinesh Chandimal.Pakistan resumed the day on 64-0 and extended the opening partnership to 114 before offspinner Dilruwan Perera claimed Sami Aslam lbw for 51.Fellow opener Shan Masood went only two runs later for 59, bowled by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.Azhar and Asad Shafiq (39) stabilized the innings with a 79-run partnership before Herath dismissed Shafiq.Azhar then shared a 71-run partnership with Babar Azam (28). Azam was caught behind off a delivery from Nuwan Pradeep to end play for the day.Herath finished with 2-47 off 25 overs.Pakistan was 121-2 at lunch and went through the afternoon session without conceding a wicket to go to tea at 194-2

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