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.