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Pakistan-Sri Lanka: Pakistan 291-6 at stump, day 3, 3rd Test

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates : Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad cashed in on a very flat pitch to hit a maiden test century but Sri Lanka hit back through Rangana Herath's triple strike to restrict Pakistan
India TV News Desk January 18, 2014 20:35 IST
India TV News Desk
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates : Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad cashed in on a very flat pitch to hit a maiden test century but Sri Lanka hit back through Rangana Herath's triple strike to restrict Pakistan to 291-6 in the decisive third test on Saturday.

Shehzad made 147 off 275 balls with 12 fours and a six in just over five-and-a-half hours before he became one of Herath's three victims in the last session on the third day.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was unbeaten on 36 as Herath (3-88) also had Sarfraz Ahmed caught behind in the last over of the day.

“It's my debut series and I made century as well, so it's a kind of dream come true for me,” Shehzad, who scored 55 in the drawn first test, said.

“My wicket fell at a very wrong time as it's always difficult for a new batsman to come and adjust.”

Pakistan remained 137 runs adrift of Sri Lanka, after The Lions declared its first innings at 428-9.

Sri Lanka did well to restrict Pakistan to 169-2 by tea before Shehzad upped the scoring rate soon after. He completed his century off 230 balls with seven fours before smashing another five boundaries and also adding a six to his haul.