Sanga misses double ton again; Test drawn

Sri Lanka took no risks with a winning target of 261 against Pakistan by settling for a draw in the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club

Colombo | Published: July 5, 2012 1:34:30 am

Sri Lanka took no risks with a winning target of 261 against Pakistan by settling for a draw in the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club.

Pakistan declared their second innings an over after tea on 100/2,offering Sri Lanka just 37 overs to win. The home side took its time and reached 88/2 when the captains decided to call off the match with 15 overs remaining.

The fifth and final day began with Sri Lanka resuming their first innings on 278-5,still requiring 74 to avoid the follow on. Overnight batsman Kumar Sangakkara missed out on a double hundred for a second successive game when he fell on 192.

Brief scores: Pakistan 551/6 dec & 100/2 decl.(T Umar 42 not out; Suraj Randiv 2/28); Sri Lanka 391 (K Sangakkara 192,T Dilshan 121; J Khan 5/73) & 88/2

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