Pakistan establish 366-run lead over Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Pakistan were 300-5 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.

Shoaib Malik was unbeaten on 106 and Kamran Akmal was on 60.

Pakistan, looking for a consolation win after losing the first two Tests, have an overall lead of 366 runs with five wickets in hand.

Scoreboard at stumps on the third day of the third and final cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese sports club here on Wednesday:

Pakistan 1st innings: 299 (Khurram Manzoor 93, Mohammad Yousuf 90, Shoaib Malik 45, T. Thushara 5-83, N. Kulasekera 3-47)

Sri Lanka 1st innings: 233 (K. Sangakkara 45, M. Jayawardene 79, T. Dilshan 44, D. Kaneria 5-62, S. Ajmal 3-70)

Pakistan 2nd innings (overnight 16-1):

Khurram Manzoor b Herath 2

Fawad Alam c and b Thushara 16

Younus Khan lbw b Kulasekera 19

Mohammad Yousuf c Sangakkara b Herath 23

Misbah-ul Haq c Sangakkara b Mathews 65

Shoaib Malik not out 106

Kamran Akmal not out 60

Extras: (b6, lb2, w1) 9

Total (for 5 wkts, 95 overs) 300

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Manzoor), 2-22 (Alam), 3-54 (Younus), 4-67 (Yousuf), 5-186 (Misbah).

Bowling: Kulasekera 15-5-33-1 (w1), Thushara 19-2-84-1, Herath 37-6-113-2, Vaas 14-6-29-0, Mathews 10-1-33-1

Pakistan lead by 366 runs with five wickets in hand

Toss: Sri Lanka

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Ian Gould (ENG)

TV umpire: Gamini Silva (SRI)

Match referee: Alan Hurst (AUS)