Pakistan 266-4 at close in reply to Sri Lanka's 419

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Spinner Rangana Herath finished with five wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 422 at tea in their first innings on the fourth day in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

"Maybe I have played more against them, that's why".

The match saw some drama when Sri Lanka scalped the last wicket but their victory was extended for a while as it turned out to be a no-ball.

Sri Lanka scripted an wonderful heist against Pakistan in the first test match at Dubai when they emerged victorious by 21 runs. "That made a difference and the guys played some outstanding cricket when they were in the middle", he further said.

Dickwella then took a rearguard action, shielding the number 10 Lakshan Sandakan from the bowling during a resistance-packed ninth wicket stand of 34 which came in 10.1 overs. However, the inevitable could not be stopped as Herath completed the coup when he trapped Mohammad Abbas leg before, handing over Sri Lanka one of their most famous wins in the recent times.

In between fast bowler Suranga Lakmal had Azhar Ali caught behind for nought. The thrilling defeat marked Pakistan's first loss in a Test at Abu Dhabi.

He is the second Sri Lankan to take 400 or more wickets behind Muttiah Muralitharan, who is the highest wicket taker in Test history with 800. It was, aptly, Herath, who took the winning wicket as he got Abbas plumb in front of wicket to clinch his 400th wicket and a famous win for Sri Lanka.

Fellow opener Shan Masood went only two runs later for 59, bowled by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath.

The Sri Lankan skipper remained undefeated on a punishing 155 to lift Sri Lanka from positions of 61-3 and an overnight 227-4 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. As a result, Sri Lanka folded for 138. "We were always going to be under pressure as the game goes on because we couldn't expect the tail to get us over the line", quoted Mickey Arthur as per the quotes in Cricbuzz.

Debutant Haris Sohail was unbeaten on 31. Sri Lanka can be backed for the win at 7/4 and the draw is on offer at 3/1. Conditions are great for batting so, hopefully, we can build a few big partnerships and look to get a first innings lead.

The 39-year-old, who started the series on 389 wickets, also became the first bowler take 100 wickets against Pakistan, surpassing India great Kapil Dev (99 wickets) and spin wizard Shane Warne (90) in the match. When you are getting old, it gets increasingly hard, it's a different feeling (on his 400 Test wickets).

"We knew once we got that much, we have our legend [Herath] here".

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