3rd Test: Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Talha restrict Sri Lanka to 133/5 on Day 4

Updated: 19 January 2014 19:21 IST

Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman (2-36) and paceman Mohammad Talha (2-36) shared the bowling spoils as Sri Lanka have an overall lead of 220 runs.

Sharjah:

Sri Lanka closed the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan on 133-5 in Sharjah on Sunday.

Angelo Mathews (14) and Prasanna Jayawardene (six) were at the crease with Sri Lanka holding a lead of 220 runs with five wickets in hand and a full day's play left as they seek to win the series which they lead 1-0.

Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman (2-36) and paceman Mohammad Talha (2-36) shared the bowling spoils.

Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed for 341 in their first innings, conceding a lead of 87 over Sri Lanka's total of 428-9 declared.

Skipper Misbah-ul Haq made 63. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath finished with 5-125 while paceman Shaminda Eranga took a career best 4-60.

Sri Lanka won the second Test by nine wickets in Dubai while the first Test ended as a draw in Abu Dhabi.

Topics : Cricket
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