Sri Lanka hand mammoth 508-run target to Pakistan

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Sri Lanka´s Dhananjaya de Silva plays a shot during the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 27, 2022. — AFP
Sri Lanka´s Dhananjaya de Silva plays a shot during the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 27, 2022. — AFP
  • Sri Lanka declared at 360 for eight at Galle on day four of second Test.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva hits 109 runs, Dimuth Karunaratne smashes 61 runs.
  • Pakistan fell behind Sri Lanka by 147 runs after being bowled out for 231.

GALLE: Sri Lanka handed a massive 508-run target to Pakistan after hitting 360 runs in the second innings in the second Test on Wednesday after Dhananjaya de Silva and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who batted through pain from a back injury, hit a century and half-century, respectively.

The hosts declared at 360 for eight after they resumed play on day four. De Silva smashed a 171-ball 109, and captain Karunaratne hit 61 runs from 105 balls.

Pakistan fell behind Sri Lanka by 147 runs after being bowled out for 231 in response to the hosts’ first innings total of 378.

Pakistan’s highest chase in Sri Lanka came in 2015, when they made a target of 377 in Pallekele. The tourists chased down a Galle record of 342 in this series opener.


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