Pakistan triumphed over Sri Lanka by 4 wickets on the ultimate day of the opening Check to steer the two-match sequence 1-Zero in Galle on Thursday, courtesy of a double ton by Saud Shakeel within the first innings.
Pakistan had resumed their run-chase of 131 runs at 48-Three with Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq on the crease.
Azam scored 24 in 28 balls, with the assistance of 5 fours, earlier than being trapped by Prabath Jayasuriya in entrance of the stumps.
Shakeel additionally could not keep on the crease until the top as he was dismissed after scoring 30 runs in 38 balls.
Imam performed a formidable knock and remained unbeaten on 50 runs, which included 4 fours and a six.
Agha Salman smacked a six on the very first ball he confronted to assist Pakistan recover from the road.
Within the ultimate session yesterday, Jayasuriya claimed two top-order wickets from Pakistan after dismissing Abdullah Shafique (8) and Shan Masood (7).
In the meantime, nightwatchman Nauman Ali was run out after trying a suicidal second run.
Sri Lanka had been dismissed for 279 of their second innings on day 4, which meant that Pakistan had been set a goal of 131 runs to win the match.
Abrar Ahmed and Nauman Ali had been the chief destroyers for Pakistan after claiming three wickets every. In the meantime, Shaheen Afridi and Agha Salman bagged two wickets every.
Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored a ton within the first innings, was the highest scorer for the house facet as soon as once more after notching up 82 runs.
It should be famous that Saud Shakeel notched up his maiden double century in Checks as Pakistan took a 149-run lead towards Sri Lanka within the rain-hit opening match.
The guests had been bowled out for 461 within the ultimate session on day three after a irritating ninth-wicket partnership of 94 between Shakeel, who remained not out on 208, and Naseem Shah, who scored six off 78 balls.
Spinner Ramesh Mendis ended with a five-wicket haul, however Shakeel mixed with the tailenders, together with a 52-run seventh-wicket partnership with Nauman Ali, who scored 25.
But it surely was his 177-run partnership with Agha Salman, who hit 83, which introduced Pakistan again within the recreation after slipping to 101-5 of their reply to Sri Lanka’s 312.