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Default 1st Test Pak vs SL Day 3

Sri Lanka 204 and 186/4 (Silva 81, Sangakkara 55, Junaid 2-46) Pakistan 383
SL lead by seven runs
Bilawal Bhatti and Junaid Khan picked up three wickets late on the third day to put Pakistan in a dominant position at stumps on third day despite Sri Lanka being able to erase the first-innings deficit. Bhatti removed the experienced duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in successive deliveries, while Junaid dismissed the set Kaushal Silva off the last ball of the day to put a win within sights.
A 99-run second-wicket stand between Sangakkara and Silva was reviving memories of Sri Lanka's second-innings fightback two years ago when a double-century from Sangakkara helped them wipe off the 314-run deficit and save the Test. It was a similar determined response from Sri Lanka after conceding a 179-rub lead. Sangakkara was unfazed and Silva was accumulating runs at his own pace,both going past their half-centuries.
But after late strike from Junaid and Bhatti Sri lanka are now 7 runs ahead with 6 wickets.
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