ABU DHABI, 1 October: Sri Lanka scored 69-4 on third day of first test after Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took key wicket of Dinesh Chandimal. Loss of early wickets lifts Sri Lanka fighting to avoid defeat after the fourth day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Earlier, Pakistan scored 422 to take a slender three-run lead over the visiting team.

The prolific wicket-taker took 2-25 as Sri Lanka struggled to 69-4, needing a rearguard action to save the Test. Pakistan will be expecting to push for victory in the opening match of a two-Test series on the fifth and final day.