By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Jul 4, 2012
Sangakkara struck 15 boundaries and a six to reach 187 not out off 341 balls, and along with Angelo Mathews he made sure the pressure eases on his side, after Sri Lanka lost quick wickets last evening.
Sri Lanka still trail by a further 184 runs, as the match heads towards a draw with only two sessions of play left.
Earlier on the fourth day, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sangakkara smashed successive centuries against Pakistan to light up the rain-hit second Test.
The hosts, replying to Pakistan's first innings total of 551/6 declared, took their overnight score of 70/1 to 278/5 by stumps on the fourth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Dilshan scored 121 and Sangakkara was unbeaten on 144 as the pair put on 225 runs for the second wicket after opener Tharanga Paranavitana fell for zero on Monday.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 551 for 6 dec (Mohammad Hafeez 196, Azhar Ali 157, Taufeeq Umar 65, Younis Khan 32; Rangana Herath 3 for 134) lead Sri Lanka 367 for 5 (Kumar Sangakkara 187*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 121, Angelo Mathews 46*; Junaid Khan 3 for 58) by 184 runs.