Tharindu Kaushal picked up a five wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed Pakistan for just 138 within two sessions without Rangana Herath having bowled a single delivery, before knocking off 70 runs with the bat late on day one of the second Test in Colombo.
Yasir Shah took seven wickets to demolish Sri Lanka in their second innings and set Pakistan up for a win in the first Test at Galle by 10 wickets having to chase down 92 which they did in just 11.2 overs taking a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
Asad Shafiq scored a resilient ton and Sarfraz Ahmed played a brilliant counterattacking innings as Pakistan managed a lead of 117 with a chance to win the game, at stumps on day four of the first Test in Galle.
Kaushal Silva anchored one end with an unbeaten 80 to take Sri Lanka to 178 for three at stumps on day two against Pakistan, after rain caused the loss of a session before the game could eventually get underway in Galle.
Jehan Mubarak makes a comeback to the Sri Lankan Test squad after a gap of almost eight years as he was named in the 16-man squad to face Pakistan in the three-match series which kicks off on 17th June.
The Pakistan selectors on Wednesday have dropped Saeed Ajmal from the squad for the upcoming three-match Test series to be played against Sri Lanka from 17th June onwards as he failed to make an impression with his remodeled action