Pakistan set 492-run target for Sri Lanka

Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 15:30 [IST]
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Pakistan set 492-run target for Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka will need to break a world record to win the third and final Test after the tourists piled up the runs in the final Test.


Pakistan declared their second innings at 425/9 soon after lunch on the fourth day of the third and final Test on Thursday. Shoaib Malik ( 134*) century was the highlight of the fourth days play.

The highest successful fourth innings chase in history is by the West Indies, who scored 418-7 to beat Australia at St Johns, Antigua in 2003.

The most runs scored in the fourth innings to win a Test at the SSC here is 326-5 by Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe in 1998.

Pakistan added 19 runs to their overnight score of 300-5 when Kamran Akmal was snapped up in the slips by Mahela Jayawardene off Nuwan Kulasekera in the days fourth over.


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