Cricket: Five-wicket Perera stars in Sri Lanka collection get


DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera finished with five wickets to enable Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by sixty eight runs in the 2nd Take a look at in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct 10) and get the collection two-.

Perera had figures of 5-98 as Pakistan, chasing a challenging 317 to get, had been bowled out for 248 in the 2nd hour of fifth and closing day at Dubai stadium.

Asad Shafiq fought challenging during his 112-run knock – his 11th Take a look at hundred – and collectively with his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (sixty eight) included 173 for the sixth wicket.

But as soon as their partnership was broken Sri Lanka, owning presently won the first Take a look at by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi, promptly shut in on the victory.

Sri Lanka’s cricket workforce members celebrate immediately after successful the 2nd Take a look at cricket match against Pakistan in Dubai. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP)

This is Pakistan’s first collection defeat at their adopted house of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in seven decades. They had won five of the prior 9, with four drawn.

Pakistan had been compelled to enjoy in the neutral venues of the UAE pursuing the fatal terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan workforce in Lahore in 2009.

This is also Pakistan’s first house defeat considering that getting rid of to South Africa one- in 2007, a collection held on their grounds, and only the 2nd whitewash in their record.

They formerly experienced a 3- defeat against Australia, a collection also played at neutral venues in Colombo and UAE in 2002.

Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal, whose workforce dropped to India 3- in August, hailed “a workforce functionality”.

“They place their coronary heart and soul in the apply sessions.

“It was a challenging collection against India but we learnt a lot from it. The boys executed the video game plan truly nicely in this collection. We understood when we arrived nowadays that Dilruwan and Rangana (Herath) would do the occupation.”

Pakistan skipper Ahmed was remaining ruing a challenging collection.

“It was a challenging collection for us. We arrived near in both matches, but we have not played fantastic cricket and that’s why we have dropped the collection,” claimed Ahmed.

Shafiq was the ninth guy out when he edged paceman Suranga Lakmal to slip in which Kusal Mendis took a low diving capture to stop all Pakistan’s hopes of an upset get.

Shafiq’s 253-moment knock had 10 boundaries but he once more failed to enable Pakistan cross the line, just like his 137 in the dropped cause against Australia at Brisbane past calendar year.

Pakistan had looked to the overnight partnership of Shafiq and Ahmed to manual them to the successful concentrate on immediately after resuming at 198-5, needing a different 119 for victory.

Both Shafiq and Ahmed had lucky escapes but Perera ultimately broke the resistance when Ahmed was caught off a miscued sweep at deep high-quality leg by Nuwan Pradeep.

Ahmed strike five boundaries during his one hundred thirty-ball knock.

Shafiq brought up his hundred with a paddled sweep one off Perera and was reprived on the identical score when Dimuth Karunaratne dropped a low capture of the identical bowler.

Perera then finished his five-wicket haul when he trapped Mohammad Amir – not able to bowl in the 2nd innings with a shin damage – leg just before for four, bringing Sri Lanka inside of 3 wickets of victory.

Yasir Shah was cleaned up by Herath even though the victory was brought up when Herath had number 10 Wahab Riaz caught gleefully by Chandimal for 1.

Sri Lanka had attained a decisive 220-run direct by scoring 482 in the first innings on the back of Karunaratne’s occupation greatest 196 and then bowled Pakistan out for 262.



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