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Sangakkara misses double ton in drawn Test

July 04, 2012 19:03 IST

Kumar Sangakkara missed out on a double-hundred for the second successive match as the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ended in a dull draw in Colombo on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka's former captain, who was stranded on an unbeaten 199 in the first Test at Galle, ensured the side avoided following-on before being out on 192 on the fifth and final day.

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The hosts began the day needing 74 more runs to make Pakistan bat again and were dismissed for 391 in the post-lunch session in reply to Pakistan's 551-6 declared.

Pakistan, leading by 160 runs on the first innings, scored 100 for 2 in their second knock before skipper Misbah-ul Haq declared after tea.

Sri Lanka appeared disinterested in chasing the tough victory target of 261 in 37 overs and were 86-2 in 22 overs when the match was called off at the Sinhalese Sports Club.

Sri Lanka will head for the third and final Test in Pallekele from Sunday with a 1-0 lead, having won the opening encounter in Galle by 209 runs.

The home side, which began the day on 278 for 5, was steered out of trouble by an 89-run stand for the sixth wicket between Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews (47).

But Mathews's dismissal soon after lunch triggered a middle-order collapse in which Sri Lanka lost their last five wickets for 21 runs.

Young left-arm seamer Junaid Khan bagged his second five-wicket haul in Tests and spinner Abdur Rehman claimed four.

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