COLOMBO: The second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ended in a draw in Colombo on Wednesday after the hosts avoided the follow-on on the fifth day.
The third and final Test starts in Pallekele on Sunday with Sri Lanka leading 1-0 in the series following their 209-run victory in the first Test in Galle last week.
Earlier, Sri Lanka, replying to Pakistan’s first innings total of 551-6 declared, were 278-5 at stumps on the fourth day of the rain-hit second Test.
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 121 and Sangakkara was unbeaten on 144, with Sri Lanka still 74 runs away from saving the follow-on at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
With two innings yet to be completed, the Test appears headed for a draw after bad weather on the previous two days restricted play to only 71 of the stipulated 180 overs.