Second Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test drawn

Third and final Test starts in Pallekele on Sunday with Sri Lanka leading 1-0 in the series.


Afp July 04, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (2)

Kaptslim | 9 years ago | Reply

Although test ended in draw but it has given us few conclusion. First Kumar Sangakkara is a world class batsman and we need a special plan to tackle him in 3rd test. Misbah can no longer be termed as a DEFENSIVE captain. His recent approach towards the game has been very very aggressive.

Naveed Javed | 9 years ago | Reply

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