Pakistan Likely To Be Set Another Monumental Chase In Galle.

LAHORE -- Pakistan are bracing for another big fourth innings chase as Sri Lanka consolidated their position on day-three of the second ICC World Test Championship match at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday.

According to information available here, by the time play was called-off due to bad light on day-three, Sri Lanka had amassed a 323-run lead with five second innings wickets still in hand. Earlier in the first Test, Pakistan had chased down a venue record 342-run target in last week's first Test of the series which was also played at the same venue. If Pakistan fail to dislodge the last five wickets quickly today, the Babar Azam-led visitors would in all probability need to better their own record if they are to complete a 2-0 series victory.

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka were pegged back in their second innings after a 27-run opening stand between makeshift opener Niroshan Dickwella and Oshada Fernando. Naseem Shah removed Dickwella with Mohammad Rizwan taking the catch behind the stumps.

Pakistan made three more strikes in the post-lunch session with Yasir Shah dismissing Fernando (19), Mohammad Nawaz removing Kusal Mendis (15) and Salman Ali Agha dismissing Angelo Mathews (35) - Salman's maiden Test wicket. Sri Lanka took tea at 109 for four, an overall lead of 256. Pakistan made a vital breakthrough soon after tea when Naseem removed the prolific Dinesh Chandimal for 21.

The hosts were brought back in the...

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