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SL vsPak:Pakistan holds slim lead over Sri Lanka at tea on day 5

India TV News Desk 10 Aug 2014, 15:50:43 PM IST
India TV News Desk
GALLE, Sri Lanka: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's four-wicket haul reduced Pakistan to 153-8 as Sri Lanka pushed for victory on the last day of the first test on Sunday.

Pakistan is 71 runs ahead after conceding an 82-run first innings lead with 32 overs remaining to be bowled in the match.The visitors' hopes rest on Sarfraz Ahmed, who is fighting a grim battle on 29. Shaminda Eranga got his 50th test wicket when he had Abdul Rehman caught behind in the last over before tea.
Herath (4-38) got the wickets of top scorer Azhar Ali (41), Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq while offspinner Dilruwan Perera successfully won lbw decisions through DRS against Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmed Shehzad. Pakistan paid a heavy price for being too defensive and let both Sri Lanka spinners come out on top after resuming at 4-1 overnight.