DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera completed with five wickets to support Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan by 68 operates in the second Check in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct 10) and take the series two-.
Perera had figures of five-98 as Pakistan, chasing a hard 317 to gain, have been bowled out for 248 in the second hour of fifth and closing day at Dubai stadium.
Asad Shafiq fought hard in the course of his 112-operate knock – his eleventh Check hundred – and with each other with his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (68) added 173 for the sixth wicket.
But when their partnership was broken Sri Lanka, acquiring presently received the initial Check by 21 operates in Abu Dhabi, speedily closed in on the victory.
This is Pakistan’s initial series defeat at their adopted residence of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in seven several years. They had received five of the preceding nine, with 4 drawn.
Pakistan have been pressured to engage in in the neutral venues of the UAE adhering to the deadly terrorist assault on the Sri Lankan staff in Lahore in 2009.
This is also Pakistan’s initial residence defeat considering that losing to South Africa 1- in 2007, a series held on their grounds, and only the second whitewash in their background.
They formerly endured a three- defeat against Australia, a series also performed at neutral venues in Colombo and UAE in 2002.
Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal, whose staff shed to India three- in August, hailed “a staff performance”.
“They set their heart and soul in the follow classes.
“It was a hard series against India but we learnt a large amount from it. The boys executed the sport program definitely effectively in this series. We understood when we came currently that Dilruwan and Rangana (Herath) would do the job.”
Pakistan skipper Ahmed was left ruing a hard series.
“It was a hard series for us. We came near in the two matches, but we have not performed excellent cricket and that’s why we have shed the series,” claimed Ahmed.
Shafiq was the ninth person out when he edged paceman Suranga Lakmal to slip where Kusal Mendis took a lower diving catch to close all Pakistan’s hopes of an upset gain.
Shafiq’s 253-minute knock had 10 boundaries but he once more unsuccessful to support Pakistan cross the line, just like his 137 in the shed lead to against Australia at Brisbane last calendar year.
Pakistan had seemed to the right away partnership of Shafiq and Ahmed to guideline them to the successful target soon after resuming at 198-five, needing an additional 119 for victory.
Both equally Shafiq and Ahmed had lucky escapes but Perera lastly broke the resistance when Ahmed was caught off a miscued sweep at deep wonderful leg by Nuwan Pradeep.
Ahmed hit five boundaries in the course of his a hundred thirty-ball knock.
Shafiq brought up his hundred with a paddled sweep one off Perera and was reprived on the exact same rating when Dimuth Karunaratne dropped a lower catch of the exact same bowler.
Perera then completed his five-wicket haul when he trapped Mohammad Amir – not able to bowl in the second innings with a shin harm – leg ahead of for 4, bringing Sri Lanka inside three wickets of victory.
Yasir Shah was cleaned up by Herath while the victory was brought up when Herath had amount 10 Wahab Riaz caught gleefully by Chandimal for just one.
Sri Lanka had received a decisive 220-operate direct by scoring 482 in the initial innings on the back of Karunaratne’s job ideal 196 and then bowled Pakistan out for 262.