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Pakistan lead Sri Lanka by 82

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2009 | 12:22 PM

Pakistan took an 82-run lead against Sri Lanka at stumps on day two of the third test match after Danish Kaneria bagged 5 wickets to restrict the host team\'s first innings to a modest score.

The match is being played at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

Pakistan, batting a second time, reached 16-1 at the close.

They were bowled out today for 299 after resuming on 289-7. Khurram Manzoor top scored for Pakistan with 93, while Mohammad Yousuf scored 90.

Thilan Thushara was the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka with 5-83, supported by Nuwan Kulasekera 3-47.

Sri Lanka were then dismissed for 233-66 runs behind Pakistan’s first innings total, despite Mahela Jayawardene’s 79 runs.

Danish Kaneria returned best figures for Pakistan with of 5-62, while offspinner Saeed Ajmal took 3-70.

Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 2-0.