Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in Karachi Test by 263 runs, win series.


KARACHI -- Pakistan have on Monday defeated Sri Lanka in the second and final Test match by 263 runs at the National Stadium Karachi and won the two-match series 1-0. The visitors, who resumed their innings at 212-7 on day five, could not add a single run to their score and were 212 all out. Pakistan had set a target of 476 runs. The hosts took just 14 minutes and 16 balls to grab the Islanders' three wickets. 16-year-old Naseem had the best figures of 5-31.

He, at 16 years and 307 days, befittingly became the second youngest bowler to take five wickets in a Test innings after another Pakistani Nasim-ul-Ghani, left-arm spinner, who had achieved the feat in 1958 aged 16 years and 303 days against West Indies. Naseem Shah was only six when international cricket was suspended in Pakistan following an attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009. Pakistan were forced to play all their home matches at the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates, before improved security allowed them to host various limited over series in the last four years.

The final day began in a...

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