Abu Dhabi (Staff Report): Pakistan reached 266/4 at close on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

Azhar Ali (74) and Haris Sohail (0) were at the crease as Pakistan still trail by 153 runs on the first innings.

Openers Shan Masood (59) and Sami Aslam (51) had put 114 for the first wicket while Asad Shafiq made 39.

Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal scored a brilliant 155* while Niroshan Dickwella made 83 as the visitors posted 419. Mohammad Abbas (3-75) and leg-spinner Yasir Shah (3-120) were the best Pakistan bowlers.

Squads:

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Wahab Riaz

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

ICC match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)