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Lynette Rowe
October 11, 2017

Sarfarz Ahmed (86) and Asad Shafiq (57) combined to lead the fightback after Pakistan, seeking a series-leveling win, were pushed to the back foot by Dilruwan Perera in their chase of 317 in the topsy-turvy second Test in Dubai on Monday.

The ongoing second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka here witnessed a weird incident when the hosts' pacer Wahab Riaz missed his run-up five consecutive times, which made coach Mickey Arthur furious, who walked back to the dressing room.

Much like the Day Night Test in Australia where Pakistan nearly chased down a mammoth target batting fourth, Asad Shafiq featured in yet another heroic effort to give a glimpse of hope for his country to overhaul the total.

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal said he and his team were "over the moon" after securing a Test series victory against Pakistan after winning the second and final game in Dubai on Tuesday.

Two days short of precisely 10 years since they last lost a "home" Test series, Pakistan's proud record went tumbling against a revived Sri Lanka in Dubai. Last night, it was a little hard to bowl, especially with the dew (but) we knew when we come today, it will grip more. "We came close in both matches, but we haven't played good cricket and that's why we have lost the series", said Ahmed. "Their attitude and discipline is there and that brings the spirit too". We played a Test series after quite a while and we prepared well for it.

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Perera finished with 5-98, his fifth five wicket haul, a performance Chandimal said was also praiseworthy.

Pakistan's efforts to organise the final T20I against Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore has hit a roadblock after reports emerged that the Lions are reluctant to make the trip to Pakistan. Four Pakistan wickets fell to the second new ball, which was taken seven overs into play on day five.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Amir has suffered an injury, and won't be able to bowl in the remaining match. They put their heart and soul in the practice sessions.

However, Sri Lanka still had a comfortable lead as Pakistan were all out for 262 in reply to Sri Lanka's first inning total of 482. Sri Lanka played much better than us. "I learnt a fair bit and I hope that whatever the next series is, we'll try and improve on these".

"Test captaincy is a little hard and I've learnt a lot", Sarfraz said.

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