Sarfraz, Shafiq revive Pakistan to set up thrilling fifth day

Pakistan 262 and 198 for 5 (Shafiq 86*, Sarfraz 57*) need 119 to beat Sri Lanka 482 and 96 (Mendis 29, Wahab 4-41, Sohail 3-1)
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Chasing 136 at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan lost what seemed to be an un-losable Test. Having been 52 for 5 in the pursuit of 317, they have now left themselves a chance of winning what appeared to be an unwinnable one. In a series that has been enlivened by a flood of dramatic twists, the final session of day four saw another one: an unbroken partnership of 146 between Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed.

Sri Lanka still have five wickets to get. Pakistan 119 runs to square the series. If the visitors break through, it will be the first time since 2010 that Pakistan have been defeated in the UAE. If Pakistan get across the line, it would be their third 300-plus chase against Sri Lanka in four years.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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