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Pak- Sri Lanka: Ali's blazing ton earns Pakistan memorable victory

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Azhar Ali hit a century in Pakistan's five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the third test Monday to level the series 1-1.Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and
India TV News Desk January 20, 2014 19:51 IST
India TV News Desk
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Azhar Ali hit a century in Pakistan's five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the third test Monday to level the series 1-1.

Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and captain Misbah-ul-Haq remained unbeaten on 68 as Pakistan notched 302-5 with nine balls remaining on the last day for its second best ever run-chase in test matches.

Ali shredded Sri Lanka bowlers and set up the chase with run-a-ball 89 for the fourth wicket stand with Sarfraz Ahmed (48) before putting on match-winning 109 with Misbah.

Earlier, Prasanna Jayawardene made an aggressive 49 before Sri Lanka was bowled out for 214 for an overall lead of 301 and left Pakistan with 59 overs to get victory.

Sri Lanka won the second test by nine wickets after the first test was drawn.