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Herath wickets put Sri Lanka in control

Ahmed Shehzad hit a maiden test century but Sri Lanka hit back hard to restrict Pakistan to 291-6 in the final Test.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 14:37
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Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath celebrates after dismissing Ahmed Shehzad [AFP]

Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad cashed in on a very flat pitch to hit a maiden test century but Sri Lanka hit back hard

Third day scorecard

Sri Lanka first innings 428  
Pakistan first innings
K Manzoor c Jayawardene H b Eranga 52
A Shehzad b Herath 147
A Ali c Mathews b Perera 8
Y Khan c Jayawardene H b Herath 17
M Haq not out 36
A Shafiq lbw b Eranga 18
S Ahmed c Jayawardene b Herath 8
Extras: 8
Total: (6 wickets; 95.3 overs) 291
Fall of wickets: 1-114 2-149 3-189 4-245 5-274 6-291

through Rangana Herath's triple strike to restrict Pakistan to 291-6 in the decisive third test.

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 the three victims of Herath (3-88) in the last session on the third day.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was unbeaten on 36 as Herath also had Sarfraz Ahmed caught behind in the last over of the day.
Pakistan remain 137 runs adrift of Sri Lanka, after The Lions declared its first innings at 428-9.

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