Flawless storm close to ruining Pakistan's proud Test series record in UAE

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Pakistan faced a awful and unfortunate defeat at the first Test against Sri Lanka and going to lost the series if cannot manage victory in second which is also last Test. The pitch in Dubai shouldn't play a whole lot differently than Abu Dhabi, so there are runs to be had again.

The listless efforts of two premier left-arm pacers summed up Pakistan's fortunes not only in the Dubai Test but the two-match series. This match between the team Pakistan and Sri Lanka is touted as the much awaited and anticipated match which is making it an important match anyway.

"I want to continue to score well and intend to guiding youngsters [the same way] former skippers Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan used to", he said, before adding with a smile: "Although, I am not capable of as those two greats were!"

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The workload was passed on to Shah, who bowled 55.5 overs, taking 6-184, and Abbas. After all their struggles at home against India - plunging to record whitewashes - which led to resignations of their selectors, then losing Angelo Mathews to injury; to come back from all that and beat Pakistan at a venue they have never lost in, it was incredible.

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The communique further notes that Sadeera Samarawickrema may be called in as his replacement.

And just as things have started to fall apart for Pakistan, Sri Lanka have picked their game up. "Credit must be given to Herath the way he bowled", said Ahmed.

This is the sixth day-night Test with a pink ball since Australia and New Zealand played the first at Adelaide in December 2015.

Dimuth Karunaratne fell agonisingly short of a maiden Test double-century and Pakistan lost Mohammad Amir to injury on Saturday's second day of the second and final Test in Dubai, as Sri Lanka gave themselves an excellent chance to seal a series victory.

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