Sri Lanka conquers Pakistan fortress

Bowling on a slow track in Abu Dhabi. Mohammad Amir returned wicketless

Rangana Herath, the ageless wonder from Sri Lanka assumed centre stage all over again as he scalped 6 wickets for just 43 runs as Pakistan were dismantled for 114 runs in their second essay.

1 - Rangana Herath became the first left-arm spinner in Test history to take 400 Test wickets.

Leggie Shah claimed his career eleventh five wicket haul, as he dismissed the Sri Lankan tail enders, also claiming the all important wicket of Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal on 7 runs.

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.

Apart from Yasr, pacer Mohammad Abbas picked two wickets while Asda Shafiq, Haris Sohail and Hasan Ali chipped in with a wicket.

Starting the final day at 69 for four, Sri Lanka stuttered with run-scoring.

If Bangladesh's batsmen found the going tough in the first Test, they can expect it to be even more hard in the second match if South African captain Faf du Plessis gets his way. The five-for he took in Pakistan's first innings was his seventh against the team. The management and selectors gave us a lot of confidence too.

Yasir Shah, Pakistan's ace leg-spinner, was rendered ineffective by Chandimal, even though he had troubled the rest of the Lankan batsmen continuously.

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Moreover, Arthur said that if the batsmen would allow a bowler like Herath to settle, he would surely push the side on backfoot.

"I'm on the groundsman's case", Du Plessis said yesterday after South Africa bowled out Bangladesh for 90 to complete a crushing 333-run win on the fifth and final day of the first Test at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.

With only four sessions left in the match it was never going to be simple to force a result but Test cricket is a amusing game and Sri Lanka would be bowled out for 138 before running through Pakistan.

Dickwella made the most of his reprieve and went on to hit the day's sole six as he ended unbeaten on 42. "We wanted a good partnership up front but we didn't get that and that put us under pressure".

The second Test - a day-night one - starts in Dubai from Friday.

"[Niroshan] Dickwella was outstanding in the second innings to get us to the 140 mark. It took me a long time (to make runs), but that is how you play on this pitch and I'm happy".

"We knew once we got that much, we have our legend (Herath) here". There was some assistance from the surface. I've played almost 20 Tests, maybe that's why.

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