Ramesh stars as Sri Lanka bowl out Pakistan for 231 to extend lead

Sri Lanka’s Ramesh Mendis (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz (now not pictured) throughout the second one day of the second one cricket Test tournament between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 25, 2022. — AFP
  • Ramesh Mendis takes 5 wickets.
  • Sri Lanka extend lead to 169.
  • Hosts achieve 22 at lunch in 2d innings.

GALLE: Spinner Ramesh Mendis took 5 wickets to lend a hand bowl out Pakistan for 231 on Tuesday as Sri Lanka higher their lead to 169 on day 3 of the second one Test.

The hosts had reached 22 at lunch in Galle for their 2d innings with openers wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, on 11, and Oshada Fernando, on 8, on the crease.

The left-handed Dickwella opened Sri Lanka’s batting with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne sitting out due to a decrease again damage. The captain didn’t take the sphere within the Pakistan innings and can simplest bat if wanted.

Pakistan’s innings ended within the morning consultation after the vacationers resumed the day on 191-7, in answer to Sri Lanka’s first innings of 378.

Overnight batsman Yasir Shah resisted the bowling assault in a 32-run partnership with Hasan Ali, the pair batting for virtually an hour prior to Prabath Jayasuriya broke thru.

Jayasuriya, a left-arm spinner who took 21 wickets in his first two Tests, bowled Hasan for 21 on the stroke of the primary beverages damage. He returned with 3 wickets.

Off-spinner Ramesh despatched again Nauman Ali after which trapped Yasir lbw for 26 to file a 3rd five-wicket haul in his tenth Test to wrap up the innings.

Agha Salman remained Pakistan’s most sensible scorer together with his combating 62 on Monday.

Pakistan lead the two-match sequence 1-0.

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