Sri Lanka And Pakistan Play Out A Dull Draw

Kumar Sangakkara continued piling on the runs but yet again missed out a double century as he was dismissed for 192(Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka And Pakistan Play Out A Dull Draw

Hosts Sri Lanka and visitors Pakistan played out a dull draw at the SSC in Colombo. WIth heavy rains disrupting more than a days play of cricket, the result was a foregone conclusion. However, Pakistan recovered back a lot of lost ground by ending up being the better of the two teams.

Kumar Sangakkara continued piling on the runs but yet again missed out a double century as he was dismissed for 192, following his 199 not out in the first test match. When the final days play began the only way a result could have been obtained were if Pakistan could have inflicted a follow on on their opposition. That however failed to materialise as Sri Lanka did not lose a single wicket in the first session. The second session though saw Junaid wrecking the late middle order and tailend with a five wicket haul. After getting a lead of 160 runs Pakistan got quick runs but chose not to declare at tea, instead batting for just eight deliveries into the third session.


That left them with 37 overs to bowl the opposition out. The hosts batted out the overs without any alarm as Sangakkara stroked himself to an unbeaten 24.

Both the teams decided to call the game off with fifteen overs still remaining, thus ending the kind of match which endangers the existence of Test cricket.

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