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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Wahab Riaz and Haris Sohail do the damage as Sri Lanka dismissed for 96 on Day 4 of Dubai Test

Riaz grabs four wickets and Sohail three as Pakistan set target of 317 to level two-match series

Haris Sohail of Pakistan celebrate with teammates after dismissing Nuwan Pradeep of Sri Lanka during Day 4 of the second Test at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Francois Nel / Getty Images
Haris Sohail of Pakistan celebrate with teammates after dismissing Nuwan Pradeep of Sri Lanka during Day 4 of the second Test at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Francois Nel / Getty Images

Sri Lanka were dismissed for just 96 in their second innings of the day-night Test in Dubai, setting Pakistan a target of 317 to level the two-match series.

Paceman Wahab Riaz grabbed four wickets and left-arm spinner Haris Sohail took three as Sri Lanka capitulated on Day 4 of the second and final Test at Dubai International Stadium.

Riaz, who had taken three wickets on Sunday, finished with 4-41 while Sohail grabbed in his three in one over.

Pakistan needed early gains and Riaz provided them with the important wicket of Niroshan Dickwella in the fifth over of the day for 21.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah dismissed Dilruwan Perera for nought to leave Sri Lanka in danger of being dismissed for their lowest total of 71 against Pakistan.

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But Kusal Mendis (29) and Rangana Herath (17) added 35 for the eighth wicket to frustrate Pakistan but Sohail struck thrice in his only over to give his team hope of an upset win.

Yasir finished with 2-47. The leg-spinner has taken 14 wickets in 139.5 overs in the first three innings of this series.

Sri Lanka had won the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi.