Sri Lanka were given a target of 270 runs in a minimum of 71 overs to win the third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Thursday.

Pakistan, who resumed their second innings at 299-8, batted till 30 minutes before lunch on the fifth day before skipper Misbah-ul Haq declared at 380-8 as soon as Asad Shafiq completed his century.

The tourists are seeking a series-levelling win after Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by 209 runs. The second Test in Colombo was drawn.

Scoreboard

 

 Scoreboard of Pakistan's second innings on the fifth day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium on Thursday:

Pakistan 1st innings: 226 (Asad Shafiq 75, T. Perera 4-63, R. Herath 3-40)

Sri Lanka 1st innings: 337 (T. Paranavitana 75, T. Samaraweera 73, T. Perera 75, Junaid Khan 5-70, Saeed Ajmal 3-66).

Pakistan 2nd innings (overnight 299-8):

Mohammad Hafeez c Paranavitana b Fernando 52

Taufeeq Umar lbw b Kulasekara 4

Azhar Ali c P. Jayawardene b Fernando 136

Younis Khan c Paranavitana b Herath 19

Misbah-ul Haq c M. Jayawardene b Herath 5

Asad Shafiq not out 100

Mohammad Sami lbw b Fernando 3

Umar Gul lbw b Herath 0

Saeed Ajmal lbw b Herath 5

Adnan Akmal not out 35

Extras: (b6, lb8, w7) 21

Total (for eight wkts declared, 128.4 overs) 380

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Taufeeq), 2-110 (Hafeez), 3-158 (Younis), 4-176 (Misbah), 5-276 (Azhar), 6-280 (Sami), 7-281 (Gul), 8-299 (Ajmal).

Bowling: Kulasekara 28-9-65-1 (w1), Perera 25-2-88-0 (w5), Herath 39.4-4-99-4, Fernando 23-1-74-3 (w1), Mathews 12-0-38-0, Samaraweera 1-0-2-0

Pakistan lead by 269 runs.

Toss: Sri Lanka

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Simon Taufel (AUS)

TV umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)