SL v PAK, 2nd Test: Jayasuriya, Mendis spin Lanka to series-levelling win over Pakistan

Set a record target of 508 to try and win the two-test series 2-0, Pakistan was bundled out for 261 in their second innings after resuming the day on 89-1.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the final day.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the final day. | Photo Credit: AFP

Set a record target of 508 to try and win the two-test series 2-0, Pakistan was bundled out for 261 in their second innings after resuming the day on 89-1.

Sri Lanka spinners Prabath Jayasuriya and Ramesh Mendis snared nine wickets between them to help the host to a 246-run series-levelling victory against Pakistan on the fifth and final day of the second test in Galle on Thursday.

Set a record target of 508 to try and win the two-test series 2-0, Pakistan was bundled out for 261 in their second innings after resuming the day on 89-1.

Jayasuriya picked up 5-117 for his fourth five-wicket haul in only his third test match. Mendis, who took five wickets in the first innings, provided able support by picking up four.

Captain Babar Azam top-scored for Pakistan, who won the opening test at the same venue by four wickets, with a resolute knock of 81.

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