ABU DHABI: Pakistan, chasing a tricky 138 to win, were tottering at 67-5 on the fifth and last day of the main Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed was 13 not out and Haris Sohail 19 as Pakistan require another 69 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-coordinate arrangement.
Prior, Yasir Shah took 5-51 to help Pakistan dismiss Sri Lanka for 138 in their second innings.
Taking a five-wicket pull, leg-spinner Yasir Shah tidied up Sri Lanka for 138, leaving Pakistan with only 136 to pursue for triumph in the principal Test.
The guests lose the wickets of Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal to quick bowler Mohammad Abbas, while Herath and Dilruwan Perera lost their wickets to rampaging spinner Yasir Shah.