Pakistan have climbed three spots to third on the ICC’s Test standings after a 2-1 win against Sri Lanka, secured by a seven-wicket win in the third and last Test on Tuesday.
Driven by an unbeaten 171 from Younis Khan, the guests won the third Test in Pallekele with Misbah-ul-haq hitting a six to raise the win and completion of the effective pursue of 377. It was the 6th most astounding fruitful pursue in history when they surpassed the objective of 377 in the post-lunch session of the fifth day’s play, completing on 3-382.
Captain Misbah made 59 not out, crushing the triumphant six off Jehan Mubarak to end his country’s long winless streak in Sri Lanka where they had lost the last three series in 2009, 2012 and 2014. The last time they won in Sri Lanka was in 2006.