Yasir Shah Takes Five-for as Pakistan Chase 136 for Victory

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A Test that was prefaced with a lament on both sides over the absence of heroes of the recent past was settled when a modern master took his 400th Test wicket, and bowled Sri Lanka to a stunning victory in the process.

He is the second Sri Lankan to take 400 or more wickets behind Muttiah Muralitharan who is the highest wicket taker in all Test cricket with 800.

The veteran left-arm spinner took 6-43 - 11-136 in the match-to scupper Pakistan, set a modest 136-run target, for just 114 on a tired fifth day Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. Only Haris Sohail showed some resistance and when he was batting with captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan believed, but then Herath stepped up and got rid of Sarfraz to send the Pakistan innings hurtling towards a frenetic end.

Sri Lanka resumed the day at 69 for four, having a lead of 66 runs. The left-armer is the first bowler in Test history to take 100 wickets in Tests against Pakistan.

Herath was the hero with the ball as he took six wickets, while Dilruwan got three and Lakmal claimed one.

Pakistan, playing a Test match for the first time since Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retired, had their opponents struggling at 61 for three at lunch. He plays with positive intent and the hosts would hope for him to make a significant contribution.

Pakistan were given two key wickets by medium fast bowler Mohammad Abbas who finished with 2-22. Aslam, recalled after being dropped from the West Indies tour on disciplinary grounds earlier this year, was trapped leg-before by off-break bowler Dilruwan Perera.

Dinesh Chandimal scored his ninth test century and first as captain as Sri Lanka posted 419 against Pakistan on day two of the first test on Friday. Credit goes to people like Dickwella and Karunaratne. Conditions are great for batting so, hopefully, we can build a few big partnerships and look to get a first innings lead. The technology returned a verdict of "umpire's call", which no longer sees the unsuccessful team lose one of their two reviews per innings. If a result appeared out of the question at that point, it appeared all but certain once the Sri Lankans had crumbled to 138 all out in their second innings. Our batsmen played well but they didn't play long innings.

"They played some really good cricket and I'm sure this can continue throughout the series". "As a team, we were below par in our performances [against India], but we have waited for this win and finally we got it. Credit goes to all the players".

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