Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the last Test to level the series at one apiece.
In pursuit of the target of 508 runs given by Sri Lanka, the Pakistani batting line flopped badly and none of the batsmen except Babar Azam could face the Lincoln bowlers. The whole team was dismissed for 261 runs. .
In the second Test match of the series played in Galle, Pakistan resumed their second incomplete innings with 89 runs out, with Imam-ul-Haq and Babar-e-Azam at the wicket.
Sri Lanka got the win at the start of the fifth day of the match and Imam gave away the wicket of Ramesh Mendes after scoring 49 runs.
Captain Babar Azam completed a half-century from the second end and added 79 runs along with new batsman Mohammad Rizwan, Rizwan could not keep his wickets from Prabhat Jayasuriya after scoring 37 runs.
The national team was not even able to recover from this loss as Pakistan suffered a major loss in the form of Fawad Alam who was run out as a result of a misunderstanding between the wickets.
Agha Salman, who scored a half-century in the first innings, was also limited to six balls and returned to the pavilion after scoring four runs.
Sri Lanka’s biggest success of the day came after the lunch break when captain Babar Azam was declared lbw off Jayasuriya after scoring 81 runs, while Mohammad Nawaz also managed just 12 runs.
After seven wickets fell for 205 runs, Hasan Ali came in to support Yasir Shah and the duo put on some aggressive shots to form a partnership of 38 for the eighth wicket, but Jayasuriya dismissed the leg-spinner for 27 runs in the fifth innings. Did you hunt?
Hasan Ali also could not bear the parting of the player and after scoring 11 runs in the next over, Mendes walked away.
It didn’t take long for Sri Lanka to get the last wicket and Naseem Shah became the wicket of Mendes after scoring 18 runs at a total score of 261.
Jayasuriya took five wickets and Mendes four wickets for Sri Lanka.