Shan Masood © AFP
Shan Masood © AFP

Shan Masood scores his maiden Test ton for Pakistan in the third Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Masood opened the innings but saw two wickets fall in quick succession, that of Ahmed Shehzad  and Azhar Ali. Sri Lanka had set Pakistan a target of 377 to win and Masood’s innings and his excellent partnership with Younis Khan has put Pakistan in the driving seat. Live blog: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test. Day 4 at Pallekele

With a full day to go and under 200 required to win the match, Pakistan are firm favourites to win, unless Sri Lanka manage to pick uo a few quick wickets. Younis batting at the other end is nearing a century as well aand if he gets there, it will be his fifth ton in a second innings, which is a record. Live scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test. Day 4 at Pallekele

Pakistan made 213 in their first innings, in response to Sri Lanka’s 278, thereby conceding a lead of 63 runs. The series is level at 1-1 and the winner of thiss match will also win the series 2-1.