Sri Lanka's proposed T20I against Pakistan in Lahore reportedly in doubt

Dilruwan Perera took a brilliant five-wicket haul to lead Sri Lanka to a historic 68-run win over Pakistan on the final day of the second Test in Dubai.

Pakistan was set for a second test match with Sri Lanka hasn't gone into the favor of the Pakistani team yet, which didn't have the most exciting and fruitful day, as it dealt with heavy blows.

Much like the Day Night Test in Australia where Pakistan nearly chased down a mammoth target batting fourth, Asad Shafiq featured in yet another heroic effort to give a glimpse of hope for his country to overhaul the total.

"We have seven overs to the second new ball so we have to cash in on them and hope that Asad and Sarfraz see us through".

The defeat is Pakistan's first in ten series in United Arab Emirates, their adopted home since 2009 terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team, which suspended global cricket back home. The last one came in 2007 against South Africa. We lacked in our batting, we didn't play any long innings, didn't capitalise on good starts. "Their attitude and discipline is there and that brings the spirit too".

The decision follows after he suffered a shin injury during the opening day's play in the ongoing Test against the same opposition in Dubai. On the other hand, Sri Lanka require five wickets to wrap up the series 2-0.

Sri Lanka resumed their innings at 34-5 and scored some quick runs but last night's hero for Pakistan Wahab Riaz struck again as Dickwella was caught by Sarfraz for 21.

He was their standout bowler in the Champions Trophy final in June against India, a three-wicket burst at the top of the order instrumental in Pakistan's win.

Earlier in the first innings, Pakistan crumbled at 262, falling short of 220 runs to level 483, Sri Lanka's score while batting first. "Those were tough times for everyone but we learn a lot of things from that India series as a team and as individuals". "I knew they would do their job in this session and I am really happy with the way we played".

Pakistan, who were placed sixth before this series with 93 points, have lost five points to slip down one position to seventh, with 13 points being the difference between them and the eighth-ranked West Indies, according to the latest rankings announced by ICC on Tuesday.

"Test captaincy is a little hard and I've learnt a lot", Sarfraz said. "You could say we've played and won with two spinners here before but, at the moment, we felt our fast bowling was more experienced", he said.

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