After dominating much of day, Pakistan lost their way towards the end by losing a clutter of wickets. Five wickets fell for the addition of 84 runs as Sri Lankans fought back. Despite already losing the series, Pakistan started off confidently. But two wickets in an over by Thilan Thushara dented Pakistan's progress. However, from there on a 167 runs partnership between Khurram Manzoor and Mohammad Yousuf steadied Pakistan's innings big time. Both batsmen played with authority and control as the Sri Lankan bowlers found it difficult to dislodge them. While Khurram completed his second Test fifty, Yousuf went on to complete his 29th. Throughout this partnership, the runs came at a decent pace for Pakistan as both batsmen stroked some delightful boundaries. Pakistan didn't lose a wicket in the post lunch session which was the first wicketless session of the series so far. This mammoth partnership gave Pakistan a solid platform on which they can build their charge now. Both teams made one change each Sri Lanka brought in Chaminda Vaas for Ajantha Mendis while Pakistan surprisingly included Danish Kaneria for Abdur Rauf on a pitch which is expected to assist the seamers. Chaminda Vaas opened the bowling for Sri Lanka in his last Test. He along with other bowlers failed to make much impression as Khurram and Yousuf gave the control to Pakistan. If Khurram was patchy, Yousuf played with supreme authority also handling Rangana Herath his nemesis of the series well. Pakistan could have gathered more runs but the slow outfield didn't allow it. Khurram Manzoor eventually fell for 93 (197 balls, 10 fours). Yousuf was run out soon after for 90 (146 balls, seven fours, one six). Both batsmen fell short of deserved hundreds as Yousuf also completed his 7,000 Test runs as well. Pakistan ended the day at 289-7 with Kamran Akmal still there. Thilan Thushara was the most successful Sri Lankan bowler with 3-77. The series may have been over, but there is still much to play for and Pakistan need to put in more effort on day two after their late collapse on day one.