Then, as he was preparing for the biggest home series this year, against India, Chandimal contracted pneumonia, and was out for the first Test.
Much like the Day Night Test in Australia where Pakistan nearly chased down a mammoth target batting fourth, Asad Shafiq featured in yet another heroic effort to give a glimpse of hope for his country to overhaul the total.
The fifth day started with Sarfraz and Asad Shafiq in the middle after they had lifted Pakistan from 52 for 5 to 198 for 5 in their chase of 317.
Mohammad Amir will not be bowling for Pakistan in the match owing to his injury. Amir opted to review the decision after being given out, but it went in vain as the umpire's decision was upheld.
Pakistan's record of never having lost a Test cricket series in the United Arab Emirates ended on Tuesday when Sri Lanka won the second match by 68 runs and swept the series.
940 runs scored by Karunaratne in the ten Tests he featured so far this year - third-most by any player behind the South African duo of Dean Elgar (1097) and Hashim Amla (942).
The impact on Pakistan's Test side will not be so important beyond this match - Pakistan do not play another Test until May next year when they tour England for a two-Test series. We made fifties, but we didn't convert and we missed big partnerships. "Last night it was a little hard to bowl, especially with the dew. The boys are new as well and they'll learn, we'll do better in the future". Last night, it was a little hard to bowl, especially with the dew (but) we knew when we come today, it will grip more. This is a team performance. "They put their heart and soul into the practice sessions".
"The selectors gave really good confidence to me and my team. I learnt a fair bit and I hope that whatever the next series is, we'll try and improve on these", he added. If you look at the guys, they're really committed. "Their attitude and disciplibne is there and that brings the spirit too".
"It was tough last night". But this morning, we had more than 120 runs to defend, so we all knew that in this session the ball will grip, as we have two experienced spinners in Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera. Sri Lanka won a nail-biting first Test in Abu Dhabi by 21 runs.
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The fight gets ugly when Priyank gets involved and pushes Akash showing aggression, whereas Vikas pulls Akash by his collar. Later on the Weekend Ka Vaar episode, Salman Khan informed that Zubair got evicted because of the lowest number of votes.
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