Rangana Herath’s late blows brought Sri Lanka strongly back in the Pallakele Test as Pakistan ended Day 4 on a disappointing note with a lead of 188 runs with just two wickets in hand. This was despite a century from Azhar Ali and half centuries from Hafeez and Asad Shafiq.
Pakistan hold a definite advantage in the Pallekele Test after reducing Sri Lanka to 44 for 3 by the close of Day 1. It was a strong fightback from the Pakistanis led by left arm quick Junaid Khan after the visitors were bundled out for 226.
Sri Lanka completed a 209-run victory over Pakistan in the opening Test at Galle after claiming the extra half hour. This victory for the Sri Lankans is the biggest against Pakistan in Test history. It came after some real hard work on the fourth day as the Pakistani middle order provided stiff resistance.