26 Jun 2012

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in first test

2:39 pm on 26 June 2012

The Sri Lankan cricketers have won the first test against Pakistan in Galle by 209 runs in four days.

The visitors, chasing an unlikely victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300.

The game looked like dragging on to the fifth day when fifth-wicket pair Younus Khan (87) and Asad Shafiq (80) put up stubborn resistance with a stand of 151.

After the pair were removed, Mohammad Ayub (22) and Adnan Akmal (40 not out) continued to frustrate the Sri Lankan bowlers.

When the extra half-hour started Pakistan were 279 for eight but Suraj Randiv snapped up the last two wickets to finish with figures of three for 86 in the second innings and seven for 99 in the match.

The second test in the three-match series is in Colombo starting on Saturday.