DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera concluded with 5 wickets to aid Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by sixty eight runs in the next Test in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct 10) and just take the series 2-.
Perera had figures of five-ninety eight as Pakistan, chasing a tricky 317 to win, were bowled out for 248 in the next hour of fifth and ultimate day at Dubai stadium.
Asad Shafiq fought really hard all through his 112-operate knock – his 11th Test hundred – and alongside one another with his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (sixty eight) additional 173 for the sixth wicket.
But at the time their partnership was broken Sri Lanka, having by now received the initial Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi, quickly shut in on the victory.
This is Pakistan’s initial series defeat at their adopted household of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 7 yrs. They had received 5 of the past nine, with 4 drawn.
Pakistan were forced to play in the neutral venues of the UAE pursuing the lethal terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan group in Lahore in 2009.
This is also Pakistan’s initial household defeat given that dropping to South Africa 1- in 2007, a series held on their grounds, and only the next whitewash in their background.
They previously suffered a three- defeat versus Australia, a series also played at neutral venues in Colombo and UAE in 2002.
Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal, whose group misplaced to India three- in August, hailed “a group efficiency”.
“They place their heart and soul in the observe classes.
“It was a tricky series versus India but we learnt a large amount from it. The boys executed the sport prepare truly well in this series. We realized when we came today that Dilruwan and Rangana (Herath) would do the position.”
Pakistan skipper Ahmed was remaining ruing a tricky series.
“It was a tricky series for us. We came shut in the two matches, but we have not played fantastic cricket and which is why we have misplaced the series,” stated Ahmed.
Shafiq was the ninth gentleman out when he edged paceman Suranga Lakmal to slip exactly where Kusal Mendis took a reduced diving catch to conclusion all Pakistan’s hopes of an upset win.
Shafiq’s 253-minute knock had 10 boundaries but he once more failed to aid Pakistan cross the line, just like his 137 in the misplaced lead to versus Australia at Brisbane last yr.
Pakistan had looked to the overnight partnership of Shafiq and Ahmed to guidebook them to the profitable target right after resuming at 198-five, needing an additional 119 for victory.
Equally Shafiq and Ahmed had fortunate escapes but Perera at last broke the resistance when Ahmed was caught off a miscued sweep at deep high-quality leg by Nuwan Pradeep.
Ahmed hit 5 boundaries all through his one hundred thirty-ball knock.
Shafiq introduced up his hundred with a paddled sweep single off Perera and was reprived on the very same rating when Dimuth Karunaratne dropped a reduced catch of the very same bowler.
Perera then concluded his 5-wicket haul when he trapped Mohammad Amir – not able to bowl in the next innings with a shin damage – leg before for 4, bringing Sri Lanka inside of 3 wickets of victory.
Yasir Shah was cleaned up by Herath when the victory was introduced up when Herath had variety 10 Wahab Riaz caught gleefully by Chandimal for a person.
Sri Lanka had gained a decisive 220-operate lead by scoring 482 in the initial innings on the again of Karunaratne’s career most effective 196 and then bowled Pakistan out for 262.