Karunaratne and opening partner Kaushal Silva (27) provided a solid platform for Sri Lanka with a 63-run stand before Pakistan hit back with three wickets in quick succession. It will be the first day-night Test that Sri Lanka will be a part of, and they can commemorate it by attaining a historic series win.
Pakistan were dismissed for 262 in their first innings, conceding a big 220-run lead following Sri Lanka's first innings 482.
They won the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi.
With no other frontline spinner in the side, leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been forced to the bulk of the bowling. Mohammad Aamir, since he returned to worldwide cricket in January 2016, has bowled 821.3 overs collectively across all three formats in global cricket, third-most by a fast bowler after Kagiso Rabada (896.3) and Josh Hazlewood (846.1).
Unlike Day Two, the Lankan bowlers were effective on Day Three. He passed fifty for the second time in the series just after the tea break, before edging Mohammad Abbas behind, finishing with 52 off 53 balls.
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Wahab has looked considerably less incisive than Hasan Ali, who got injured after the first Test in Abu Dhabi, and his ridiculously long 19th over was about the only highlight for him in Dubai apart from Dimuth Karunaratne's dismissal'.
The left-arm pacer will not bowl in the ongoing second Test at the Dubai Cricket Stadium but would be available to bat. Chandimal anchored the batting with a polished 155 not out in Sri Lanka's first-innings total of 419, ably filling in for the more experienced Angelo Mathews, who didn't travel with the squad due to a calf injury. He scored 196 runs by playing 405 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan skipper, was confident his team staging a comeback. The momentum and belief their openers provided on Saturday (October 8) after stitching a fifty-run partnership before stumps were lost on the third morning of the Test match.
Moreover, Sadeera's inclusion can be a blessing in disguise for Sri Lanka as Lahiru Thirimanne has not done so well in the recent past.