Mohammad Amir to miss ODIs against Sri Lanka with shin injury

Dimuth Karunaratne of Sri Lanka leave the field. AFP

Not for the first time in his career, Wahab Riaz went from the butt of jokes to bowling top dog within the space of an innings, to breathe some life into Pakistan's flagging hopes of saving the Dubai Test against Sri Lanka.

Riaz, who had taken three wickets on Sunday, finished with 4-41 while Sohail grabbed in his three in one over.

At the moment, Sri Lanka is having a lead of 254 runs with Kusal Mendis at the crease on eight.

Usman Khan is set to make his first one-day global appearance after replacing Mohammad Amir in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.

ODI Squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(Wk), Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Ruman Raees, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail and Imam-ul-Haq.

From Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera bagged three wickets each while Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage also picked up two wickets each.

The ODI series begins on October 13 in Dubai.

Sri Lanka, a surprise victor of the first test in Abu Dhabi, can become the first team to beat Pakistan in a test series in the United Arab Emirates if it doesn't lose this second match.

It was 21 runs short of the follow-on mark but Sri Lanka did not enforce it.

After Pakistan were bowled out for 262 in their first innings, the 32-year-old Riaz came back with a good spell of 3-10, helping the hosts restrict the Lankans to 34-5 at stumps on Day three.



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