We have to bat well and bat long tomorrow – Chris Silverwood

At the end of Day 3 of the 1st Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Sri Lanka trailed by 135 runs on Tuesday at Galle. Pakistan started the third day of the Test match with 221 runs for the loss of five wickets. Agha Salman was dismissed for the first wicket of the day for 83 runs. Both Agha Salman and Saud Shakeel rebuilt the innings and made a 177-run partnership for the 6th wicket. Saud Shakeel was the top scorer with an unbeaten 208 runs. He formed valuable partnerships with tailenders, which helped Pakistan put 461 runs on the board.

Sri Lanka start their innings 149 runs behind, and Nishan Madushka and Dimuth Karunaratne start Sri Lanka’s second innings. At the end of the day’s play, Sri Lanka managed to score 14 runs without losing a wicket. Nishan Madushka stayed on not out for 8 runs, while Dimuth Karunarathne on the other end had 6 runs.

At the end of the match, Head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team, Chris Silverwood, joined the press conference and said that Sri Lanka have to play well tomorrow, bat well and bat long, and put runs on the board.

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