Sami Aslam falls early as Pakistan chase 317 runs

Sami Aslam falls early as Pakistan chase 317 runs

Pakistan lost an early wicket on the Day 4 of the second Test against Sri Lanka while chasing 317 runs at Tea.

Sami Aslam, who got lucky in the same over when he survived a dismissal over a no-ball, found the slip cordon again in Lahiru Garnage’s over after scoring just 1 run.

Shan Masood and Azhar Ali are at the crease with an aggregate score of 15 runs.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan wrapped the Sri Lankan batting line on just 96, however, due to their 482 runs in the first inning and Pakistan’s embarrassing 262 runs, they managed to post a firm target of 317.

Sri Lanka started the day with a score of 34/5. It did not take long for the left-arm pacer, Wahab riaz to remove Niroshan Dickwella, who was looking dangerous with a few boundaries in the morning.

Yasir Shah struck soon after Wahab when he removed Dilruwan Parera on a duck, the visitors were crumbling at 60/7.

The solid middle-order batsman, Kusal Mendis took on the leggie to fetch two fours, it hurt the hosts as Pakistan ideally did not want this lead to reach near 350.

As Sri Lanka was struggling at 60/7, their seasoned left-arm slow bowler came on the crease and looked to score from the word go, he played a handy inning of 17 runs before falling to Haris Sohail.

The allrounder took three wickets in quick successions that restricted Sri Lanka to just 96 runs.

Prior to that, on third day of final test match, Pakistan’s batsmen were under immense pressure against the Sri Lankan bowling attack and they managed only 262 before getting all-out.

Sri Lanka is leading the test series by 1-0.