After losing the second Test match against Sri Lanka, Pakistan dropped to fifth place in the most recent World Test Championship points standings.
Both sides won one match each in the two-Test series between the two countries, which has been entertaining. With a four-wicket victory in the first Test, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the series. By chasing 342, the visitors improved their hopes of competing in the World Test Championship final the following year, moving up to third place in the standings, while Sri Lanka fell to No. 6.
After their victory over the Men in Green to tie the series, Sri Lanka rose from sixth to third place. Australia holds down the coveted second slot in the league while South Africa continues at the top.
Pakistan’s heroics from the first Test were not repeated as they lost in the second innings despite attempting to reach a record-breaking 508-run mark. The Men in Green gave Sri Lanka a 147-run lead going into the second innings by being dismissed for 231 in their first innings.
In the second innings, Sri Lanka made the most of their advantage by completely dominating Pakistan’s bowling attack. In the last innings, Pakistan was given a target of 508 after Dhananjaya de Silva’s brilliant century.
Despite having a strong beginning to their innings, Pakistani hitters lost their way halfway through. Before Pakistan’s mini-collapse stopped them and secured a draw, captain Babar Azam produced yet another half-century. Sri Lanka destroyed the batsmen as they defeated their opponent by 246 runs.