PALLEKELE (APP) – Pakistan, set a victory target of 377 runs, were 214 for two in their second innings on the fourth day of the series-deciding third Test in Pallekele on Monday.
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Shan Masood was unbeaten on 114 and Younis Khan was on 101, the pair having put the best third wicket partnership of 217 runs after Pakistan were reduced to 13-2.
Earlier, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 313 just before lunch with skipper Angelo Mathews last man out for 122.
The series is tied at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets and Sri Lanka took the second in Colombo by seven wickets.
Pakistan require another 147 runs with 8 wickets remaining.