Sri Lanka proclaimed its second innings on 360 for 8 and set a 508-run focus for Pakistan to dominate the two-game Test series, 508-run target for Pakistan
GALLE: Dhananjaya de Silva finished hundred years before Sri Lanka proclaimed their second innings on 360-8 to hand Pakistan a mammoth triumph focus of 508 in the second Test on Wednesday.
Bad habit commander De Silva hit 109 and put on 82 runs for the eighth wicket with Ramesh Mendis, who was unbeaten on 45, after the hosts continued day four on 176-5 in Galle.
De Silva was run out at the non-striker’s end and captain Dimuth Karunaratne got back to his batsmen in the second meeting of play.
The West Indies hold the record for the most noteworthy ever effective Test pursue of 418 against Australia in 2003 at Antigua.
De Silva put on a critical stand of 126 with short-term accomplice Karunaratne, a left-given batsman who fought back torment during his thump of 61.
De Silva, who started the day on 27, arrived at his 10th Test hundred with a breaking limit off Mohammad Nawaz and raised his bat to the cheering changing area.
Karunaratne fell in the principal meeting after he got away from two near disasters, which were fruitlessly audited by Pakistan, off Nauman Ali’s left-arm turn.
Nauman at last got Karunaratne, captured at short leg, where Abdullah Shafique took a sharp reflex catch.
Karunaratne, who had back fits and didn’t handle in the Pakistan innings, found support from the physio during his two hours and 45 minutes at the wrinkle as he went past 6,000 Test runs.
Sri Lanka retaliated from 117-5 in their work to return quickly from their initial misfortune in the two-match series.
Pakistan fell behind Sri Lanka by 147 pursues being bowled out for 231 because of the hosts’ first-innings 378.
Pakistan’s most noteworthy pursue came in 2015, when they made an objective of 377 in Pallekele. The sightseers pursued down a Galle record of 342 in the opener of this series.