Angelo Mathews essayed a knock of 157 against Sri Lanka © AFP
Angelo Mathews essayed a knock of 157 against Sri Lanka © AFP

Jan 4, 2014

 

Pakistan were 20-0 at lunch after being set a 302-run target on the fifth and final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

 

At the break, opener Khurram Manzoor was unbeaten on eight and Ahmed Shehzad was 12 not out as Pakistan chase 282 runs needed for a win or use the remaining 62 overs to bat out for a draw.

 

Earlier, Sri Lanka declared on 480 for five in their second innings to give Pakistan a target of 302 to win the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Angelo Mathews remained unbeaten on 157 while Prasanna Jayawardene was 63 not out after Sri Lanka resumed at 420 for five.

 

Junaid Khan finished with three for 93 while Bilawal Bhatti took two for 146. Pakistan have 67 overs to achieve the target or bat out for a draw.

 

In Karachi, in 1994, Pakistan successfully chased a target of 314 against Australia.

 

Brief scores:

 

Sri Lanka 204 and 480 for 5 decl. (Angelo Mathews 157*, Dinesh Chandimal 89; Junaid Khan 3 or 93) lead Pakistan 383 (Younis Khan 136, Misbah-ul-Haq 135; Shaminda Eranga 3 for 80) and 20 for no loss (Ahmed Shehzad 12*) by 282 runs.

 

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(With inputs from AFP)