Pakistan drew their 3-day warm-up game against a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI after some of their top order had got some useful batting practice ahead of the three-Test series that starts at Galle on Wednesday.
Pakistan declared their second innings at 257-7 having resumed the third and final day at the Colts grounds at 27-1, leaving the home team a target of 264 to chase for victory.
The match ended with the Board XI side finishing their second innings at 129-3 with Test opener Dimuth Karunaratne among the runs scoring an undefeated 54 (8 fours) before retiring out. He was out for a second ball duck in the first innings.
Former opener Upul Tharanga also completed a half-century before retiring out, but Jehan Mubarak who has been recalled to the Sri Lanka Test squad after an absence of eight years failed again being dismissed for 16 to follow his first innings score of 28.
Leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay was once again amongst the wickets picking up three for 94 for match figures of 8 for 167.
Shan Masood with a half century, Azhar Ali retired out at 48 and Younis Khan 35 retired out made runs for Pakistan in their second innings.
Scores: Pakistan 247 and 27-1 contd 257-7 dec (Shan Masood 69, Azhar Ali 48, Misbah-ul-Haq 29, Younis Khan 35, Asad Shafiq 31 n.o., Wahab Riaz 24, Jeffrey Vandersay 3/94)
Sri Lanka Board President’s XI 241 and 129-3 (Upul Tharanga 50, D Karunaratne 54).