Sri Lanka 186-4 at close in first Test
Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne plays during the third day of the first Test against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on January 2, 2014
Opener Kaushal Silva was out in the last over for 81 while Dinesh Chandimal was not out 24 as Sri Lanka have an overall lead of just seven runs with six wickets intact.
Kumar Sangakkara made 55.
They had conceded a 179-run lead after Pakistan made 383 in their first innings in reply to Sri Lanka's 204.
Paceman Bilawal Bhatti took 2-65 in Sri Lanka's second inning while Junaid Khan had figures of 2-46.
In Pakistan's innings skipper Misbah-ul Haq finished with 135.