Written by Staff Writer
17 Aug, 2014 | 9:12 pm
Batting in his last innings in his final test match, Sri Lankan star batsman Mahela Jayawardene registered another half century on Sunday.
Sri Lanka are within grasp of victory in the second test against Pakistan at the SSC, needing only three more wickets, with an entire day’s play left.
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara returned to the crease for Sri Lanka on Day 4 on Sunday with an overnight score of 177 for the loss of two wickets.
Batting in his final test innings, Mahela reached another milestone, scoring his 50th test half century.Kumar Sangakkara was the first wicket to fall, having scored 59. Mahela Jayawardene was the second wicket to fall on Sunday’s match, having scored 54.
Mahela also becomes the third cricketer to surpass the 1,000 run mark this year.Having bowled Sri Lanka out for 282, Pakistan took to the crease for their second innings, with a very reachable target of 271 runs, with over a day to spare.
However, Sri Lanka’s bowlers dampened those plans, with Rangana Herath putting on another stellar performance with ball picking up 4 wickets in his 16 overs, giving away only 46 runs,
Dhammika Prasad bagged two wickets while Dilruwan Perera added another, to leave Pakistan reeling on 127 for 7 at stumps on Day 4, and Sri Lanka within grasp of a whitewash.
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