Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014, 1st Test at Galle: Hosts record their second quickest successful run-chase in Test cricket
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets at Galle.
Angelo Mathews anchored Sri Lanka’s chase © AFP
By Nishad Pai Vaidya
Aug 10, 2014
Sri Lanka successfully chased down a target of 99 against Pakistan at Galle to win the first Test by seven wickets. With the clouds hovering around the Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka fought it out and kept Pakistan at bay to seal a memorable victory. Pakistan had set them a target of 99 with only 21 overs left in the day and Sri Lanka managed to get it with more than four overs to spare.
For any target of over 50 runs, Sri Lanka recorded their second fastest run-chase in their Test history. Their fastest run-chase also came at Galle, against India in 2010 when they chased down 96 in 14.1 overs. That Test was Muttiah Muralitharan’s last. The recently concluded Test against Pakistan is Mahela Jayawardene’s last at Galle.
Here is a list of Sri Lanka’s quickest successful run-chases in Test cricket:
(Qualification: Target of over 50)
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(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)