Highlights Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 5, Galle: Sri Lanka Win The Match By Massive 246 Runs To Clinch Series
Pakistan have a mountain to climb on the final day of the second Test at Galle. The away team is behind in the two-match series after losing the first Test match and will look to level the series with some sublime performances, especially from their captain Babar Azam. (Image: Twitter)

Highlights SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5, Cricket Score And Latest Match Updates: Pakistan failed to chase a mammoth target of 508 runs on the fifth day of the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle. The away team only managed to score 261 runs in the second innings and lost the series by 2-0 as well. Earlier, Sri Lanka gained a virtually unassailable position in the Test match after Dhananjaya de Silva hit a ninth Test century, and Dimuth Karunaratne and Ramesh Mendis joined him in substantial partnerships.

It was the partnership between Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva late on day three that bailed Sri Lanka out of trouble from 117/5. On day four, the pair continued to pile on the runs as they dealt with everything Pakistan had to throw at them. Both the batters were resolute in their defence in their opening exchanges, opting to rotate strike regularly instead of searching for boundaries. Skipper Karunaratne joined Sri Lanka’s elite 6000-run club early in the day, becoming the sixth batter from the nation to do so.

Once they got their eye in, the boundaries started to flow regularly. Dhananjaya brought up the 100-run stand for the sixth wicket with a four through mid-wicket. The very next over, Karunratne got to his 31st Test fifty. His fellow batting partner wasn’t to be left behind as he too got to the milestone a few overs later. In the end, the home side declared their second innings on 360/8.

SL vs PAK 2022 Team Squads:

Sri Lanka Team Squads : Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Prabath Jayasuriya, Dunith Wellalage and Jeffrey Vandersay.

Pakistan Team Squads :Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Agha Salman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Live Updates

  • 2:54 PM IST

  • 2:00 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Sri Lanka were at the top of their game from the start of the match and won it handsomely by a massive 246 runs. Dhananjaya de Silva was named Player Of The Match, while spinner Prabath Jayasuriya got the Player Of The Series award.


  • 1:48 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Naseem Shah went for a big one. The ball was length outside off and the Pakistani batsman couldn’t connect it well.

  • 1:41 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: ALL OUT!!! Naseem is gone. Sri Lanka win the match and clinch the series. (PAK-261)

  • 1:35 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Two sixes from Naseem Shah. Pakistani fans are enjoying this counter-attack.

  • 1:27 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: OUT! Hasan Ali goes back to the hut for 11. (PAK-243/9)

  • 1:23 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: OUT! Yasir Shah’s short blitz comes to an end. He goes back for 27 runs. (PAK-243/8)

  • 1:18 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Wow! Yasir Shah is looking in great touch at the moment. He is playing on 27 runs in just 20 balls. (PAK-233/7)

  • 1:12 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Wow! Yasir Shah came to the crease and hit three back-to-back boundaries to Jayasuriya. (PAK-218/7)

  • 1:07 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Nawaz went for a big one but failed to connect the ball clearly and in the end it was an easy catch for Dinesh Chandimal at the cover.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: OUT!!! Mohammad Nawaz goes back to the hut for 12. (PAK-205/7)

  • 1:03 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Babar tried to play around the front pad and the umpire gave lbw in Sri Lanka’s favour. Pakistan need some magical performance now to save the Test match.

  • 12:59 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: OUT!!! BIG FISH, Captain Babar Azam is gone for 81. (PAK-205/6)

  • 12:57 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Pakistan have crossed to 200 runs mark but they have lost five wickets which is crucial.

  • 12:51 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Pakistan are close to 200 but the target is still very far away. Babar has been shaky since lunch against the Sri Lankan spinners. (PAK-199/5)

  • 12:39 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Mohammad Nawaz has come to the crease and will look to stay there for a while and support his captain. (PAK-188/5)

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Pakistan can be saved by the weather. The forecast is that there’s a pretty good chance of rain around tea time.

  • 12:33 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Babar Azam is the only hope for Pakistan if they want to draw the Test match but he will need support from other players. (PAK-188/5)

  • 12:31 PM IST

    Live SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 5 Updates: Hello and welcome to the live updates of Day 5 of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The away side is chasing a big target of 508 runs to save the match and the series.