Pakistan openers provided a solid start in their chase to defeat Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Galle International Cricket stadium.
At the break, Pakistanis were on 64/0 with Abdullah Shafique unbeaten on 41 and Imam-ul-Haq on 24. They trail the Lankans by 274.
Earlier, Sri Lanka posted a respectable 337 in the second innings of the first Test and set a 342-run target for the visitors to win the series opener.
Sri Lanka managed to add only 8 runs this morning as Prabath Jayasuriya was dismissed for 4 as the last wicket of the innings.
Dinesh Chandimal was stranded on 94 not out and missed out on a deserved century.
Kusal Mendis scored 76 while Oshada Fernando contributed to Sri Lanka’s second innings with 64.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz had figures of 5/88 while Yasir Shah picked up 3/122.
Pakistan in their first innings scored 218 while Sri Lanka posted 222 after winning the toss.