Sri Lanka target early Pak wickets after De Silva ton

Sri Lankan century-producer Dhananjaya de Silva cautioned on Wednesday that they required early Pakistan wickets on the last day of the second Test with terrible weather conditions approaching.

Travelers Pakistan, who are pursuing a record 508 for triumph in Galle or need to bat out three meetings for a draw, were 89-1 when terrible light halted play on day four.

Left-gave opener Imam-ul-Haq was on 46 and captain Babar Azam on 26.

The appearance of downpour affirmed a second successive early complete the process of, keeping alive Pakistan’s expectations of a draw — and with it triumph in the two-match series, which they lead 1-0.

De Silva, who hit 109, said the hosts were watchful that terrible light could mean one more abbreviated last meeting on Thursday.

“We really want to get wickets early tomorrow,” he said. “The key is to reliably bowl at a certain point.”

The vacationers should make an extraordinary pursue — with one more 419 runs expected to win — in the event that they are to make it 2-0.

Sri Lanka, who announced their second innings on 360-8 in the subsequent meeting in the wake of continuing on 176-5, need nine wickets on the last day to end the series level.

Prior, De Silva made a predominant hundred years prior to being run out at the non-striker’s end and Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne got back to his batsmen to the structure.

De Silva put on a critical stand of 126 with short-term accomplice Karunaratne, a left-given batsman who fought fits of back torment during his thump of 61.


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