Sri Lanka won their first Test series in three years after the final Test against Pakistan ended in a thrilling draw in Pallekele on Thursday.
Azhar Ali's second century of the series lifted Pakistan to 299/8 but an overall lead of only 188 runs against Lanka after four days of the 3rd Test.
Thisara Perera hit a terrific half century to earn Sri Lanka a 111-run first-innings lead against scrappy Pakistan on the third day of the third and final Test. In reply, Pakistan were 27/1 at stumps, trailing by 84 runs.
The match is evenly poised after an enthralling opening day's cricket when Pak reduced SL to 44-3 after being shot out for 226 in their first innings.
Adnan Akmal suffered a hairline fracture to his left hand and will not take the field when the third and final test against Sri Lanka resumes on Monday.
Sri Lanka seamer Thisara Perera claimed career-best figures of 4-63 as Pakistan was bowled out for 226 on the first day of the third and final Test.
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bowl in the third and final Test against Pakistan at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan will look to deny Sri Lanka a long-awaited series victory when they take on the hosts in the third and final Test in Pallekele from Sunday.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the number-one batting spot from West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the ICC Player Rankings.
The second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ended in a draw in Colombo on Wednesday after the hosts avoided the follow-on on the fifth and final day