Pakistan’s chances of reaching the final of the World Test Championship took a big blow.
The 246-run loss in the second Test against Sri Lanka dropped the national team from third to fifth position in the ICC World Test Rankings.
Pakistan had a strong chance of reaching the second position in case of victory, which has vanished.
In the ICC World Test Championship, Sri Lanka has secured the third position by leveling the series against Australia and Pakistan.
On the points table, South Africa is first, Australia is second, Sri Lanka is third, India is fourth, Pakistan is fifth, West Indies is sixth and England is in seventh place.