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Sri Lanka take big lead against Pakistan

Pakistan grabbed the prized wicket of Mahela Jayawardene to press their advantage for a series-levelling win over Sri Lanka in the third Test here yesterday

Sharjah: Pakistan grabbed the prized wicket of Mahela Jayawardene to press their advantage for a series-levelling win over Sri Lanka in the third Test here yesterday.

Mahela Jayawardene en route his 46 against Pakistan yesterday. Pic/AFP
Mahela Jayawardene en route his 46 against Pakistan yesterday. Pic/AFP

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal removed Jayawardene for 46 near stumps on the fourth day as Sri Lanka finished at 133-5. They now lead by 220 runs with five wickets in hand and a full day’s play to retain their 1-0 lead.

11,000 for Mahela
Jayawardene swept Ajmal over deep square-leg for a six to complete 11,000 runs in his 141st Test. 

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