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Azhar Ali plays a shot during the third day of the first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Pakistan managed to cross Sri Lanka’s target on the fourth day of the first Test match between the two teams at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Pakistan managed to trail ahead by three runs before being bowled out thanks to Haris Sohail’s strong knock of 76 on 161 deliveries.

In their first innings, Sri Lanka scored 419 runs whereas, by the third day of the match on Saturday, Pakistan had scored 266 runs for a loss of four wickets.

Pakistan resumed today with Azhar Ali (74) and Sohail after Sri Lanka dismissed Babar Azam in the final over of the third day. Azhar, on Saturday, became the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone in his 61st Test when he took a single to reach a personal score of 32.

However, Azhar was dismissed after scoring 85 runs, followed by skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on 18, bowler Mohammad Amir on four, Yasir Shah on eight and Hasan Ali on an impressive 29. Sohail was the last wicket that fell. 

For Sri Lanka, bowler Rangana Herath has proved the most successful as he took five wickets, followed by Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep at two and Dilruwan Perera at one. 

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