Second Test: Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera have Pakistan in a spin

Watch: Mickey Arthur, Sarfaraz Ahmed Fume As Wahab Riaz Misses Run-Up 5 Times In A Row

Watch: Mickey Arthur, Sarfaraz Ahmed Fume As Wahab Riaz Misses Run-Up 5 Times In A Row

Not for the first time in his career, Wahab Riaz went from the butt of jokes to bowling top dog within the space of an innings, to breathe some life into Pakistan's flagging hopes of saving the Dubai Test against Sri Lanka.

As soon as Chandimal was out, the umpires brought play to an end for the day, which left Kusal Mendis unbeaten on eight off 20 balls. Only Azhar Ali with 59 and Haris Sohail (56) offered some resistance during a battling fifth-wicket stand of 71 that lifted Pakistan from a struggling 109 for 4.

Batting first, Dimuth Karunaratne helped Sri Lanka to a massive score of 482 in 159 overs.

With a 220-run lead in hand, Sri Lanka crumbled in spectacular fashion in their second innings, starting with opener Kaushal Silva, who was caught behind off the bowling of Mohammad Abbas for three runs.

Amir has picked up just a solitary wicket this series and that came in the first innings of the second Test.

"The fast bowler has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan today following complains of pain in his right shin", a PCB statement said. He has also been ruled out of five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka resumed their innings at 34-5 and scored some quick runs but last night's hero for Pakistan Wahab Riaz struck again as Dickwella was caught by Sarfraz for 21. Usman Khan Shinwari will join Pakistani Squad in ODIs as Muhammad Amir's replacement.

Pakistan now need 317 runs to win with five session remaining in the match.

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