Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 246 runs in second Test, series ends
Spinner Prabath Jayasuriya won the championship five times as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan 246 in the second test to end the series 1-1 on Thursday.
Chasing the mammoth 508 to win, the Pakistani tourists were knocked out 261 in the second session of the Thursday with captain Babar Azam hitting an 81-man in Galle.
Jayasuriya, 30, left-arm spinner, hit his fourth 5-stroke in just the third Test since making his debut against Australia earlier this month.
Ramesh Mendis, who won five penalties in Pakistan’s opening game, swept the tail with four more to spark Sri Lankan celebrations.
The Tourism took their opening win with a Galle-record chase of 342 and fighting to outdo each other, with Azam in fine form scoring their 23rd Test of fifty and taking the place. brave with overnight partners Imamul Haq (49) and Mohammad Rizwan (37).
But Jayasuriya continued to retaliate with steady attacks and knocked Agha Salman to four over lunch and then trap the Azam lbw amulet to end Pakistani resistance.
Ramesh hit his first pitch of the day to overtake Imam, the left-hander adding just three to 46 overnight.
Jayasuriya, who competed on day four, cut Rizwan’s stay short on day 35 with a left-hand swing. Fawad Alam was exhausted for one.
Azam survived Jayasuriya’s lbw call, which was issued by the umpire but was successfully reviewed by the batter, before the pitcher claimed him for the third time in the series.
Azam, who started day 26 and needed physical assistance because of lower back discomfort, was in good form with the cane and scored 119 and 55 in Pakistan’s first win.
Dhananjaya de Silva, who captained Sri Lanka with back pain that forced Dimuth Karunaratne off the field, claimed his 109 victory in Sri Lanka’s 360-8 scoreline.
Sri Lanka ended their innings on Wednesday afternoon with an epic lead, but weather remains a concern for the hosts, with the game ending early on Tuesday and Wednesday. due to low light and rain forecast for Thursday afternoon.
Pakistan drops 147 points behind Sri Lanka after being knocked out by 231 points in the home team’s first match 378