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Thursday, 12 July 2012 - 12:57
Sri Lanka needs 270 to win.
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Pakistan may have scored enough to prompt Sri Lanka to play for a draw after the hosts, already 1-0 up in the series, failed to finish off the Pakistan innings early on the final day.

Asad Shafiq marched towards his second Test century and Adnan Akmal, batting with a hairline fracture on his left ring finger, bravely kept them at bay for more than 28 overs, stretching Pakistan's lead to 269 and leaving Sri Lanka with 71 overs to bat.

Sri Lanka have only chased more than 200 to win at home twice in Tests, though the pitch under sunny skies in Pallekele didn't show any major signs of threat.

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