Pursuing a mammoth 508 for triumph, Pakistan were bowled out for 261 in the second meeting on day five,Sri Lanka whip Pakistan in second Test
GALLE: Spinner Prabath Jayasuriya got five wickets as Sri Lanka pounded Pakistan by 246 runs in the second Test to end the series 1-1 on Thursday.
Pursuing a mammoth 508 for triumph, travelers Pakistan were bowled out for 261 in the second meeting on day five with captain Babar Azam hitting a brave 81 in Galle.
The 30-year-old Jayasuriya, a left-arm spinner, guaranteed his fourth five-wicket pull in his third Test since making his presentation against Australia recently.
Ramesh Mendis, who took five wickets with his off-turn in Pakistan’s most memorable innings, cleared off the tail with four more to set off Sri Lankan festivities.
The travelers won the opener with a Galle record pursue of 342 and contended energetically to do something extraordinary, with the in-structure Azam scoring his 23rd Test fifty and putting on valiant stands with for the time being accomplice Imam-ul-Haq (49) and Mohammad Rizwan (37).
In any case, Jayasuriya continued to hit back with ordinary strikes and got Agha Salman out for four at the stroke of lunch, then, at that point, caught charm Azam lbw to end Pakistan’s obstruction.
Ramesh struck on his most memorable wad of the day to get Imam captured behind, with the left-given batsman adding only three to his short-term 46.
Jayasuriya, who required one wicket on day four, cut off Rizwan’s visit on 35 with his left-arm turn. Fawad Alam was run out for one.
Azam endure Jayasuriya’s lbw call, which was given out by the umpire however effectively assessed by the batsman, before the bowler asserted him for the third time this series.
Azam, who started the day on 26 and required some physio help for lower back uneasiness, has been in excellent condition with the bat and scored 119 and 55 in Pakistan’s initial win.
Dhananjaya de Silva, who remained in as Sri Lanka commander with back torment keeping Dimuth Karunaratne off the field, set up triumph with his 109 in Sri Lanka’s 360-8 pronounced.
Sri Lanka finished their innings on Wednesday evening with a stupendous lead however the weather conditions stayed a worry for the hosts, with play finishing from the beginning day three and four because of terrible light and downpour anticipated for Thursday evening.
Pakistan fell behind Sri Lanka by 147 pursues being bowled out for 231 because of the hosts’ first-innings 378.Sri Lanka whip Pakistan in second Test