Pakistan force draw to clinch series victory

Persistent rain wiped out play in the pre-lunch session -- a two hours and 35 minutes delay -- which left Sri Lanka with little time to enforce a win despite declaring their second innings at 181/6, setting Pakistan a target of 255 in a possible of 61 overs. By tea, Sri Lanka had taken three early wickets and were pressing for a win. Pakistan lost a their fourth wicket when opener Taufiq Umar fell for 39, before they finished at 87 for four when umpires called off the match with four over to go due to bad light.

SCOREBOARD

SRI LANKA (I Innings): 413
PAKISTAN (I Innings): 340
SRI LANKA (II Innings O/n: 164/5):
Paranavitana (not out)    76
Kulasekara b Ajmal    7
Herath (not out)    1
Extras (LB-6, W-1, NB-2)    9
Total (for 6 wkts decl, 58 overs)    181
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-80, 3-127, 4-155, 5-155, 6-178. Bowling: Gul 15-1-44-2, Junaid 5-3-9-0, Rehman 12-1-38-0, Hafeez 10-1-34-1, Ajmal 16-2-50-3.
PAKISTAN (II Innings):
Hafeez (run out)    13
Umar c Sangakkara b Randiv    39
Azhar lbw Herath    7
Younis c sub b Welegedara    11
Misbah (not out)    9
Asad (not out)    7
Extras (LB-1)    1
Total (for 4 wkts, 57 overs)    87
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-30, 3-57, 4-77. Bowling: Welegedara 9-3-19-1, Kulasekara 3-0-15-0, Herath 22-14-19-1, Randiv 19-9-21-1, Dilshan 4-0-12-0.

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