Rain performed spoilsport on Tuesday forcing an early lunch on the second day of the second Check, halting Pakistan’s cost after a 12-run lead in opposition to Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Pakistan had been 178-2 when rain arrived in Colombo, with Abdullah Shafique batting on 87, and Babar Azam having scored 28 runs.
Pakistan took management of the second Check after bundling out the hosts in two classes for less than 166 on the Sinhalese Sports activities Membership Floor on Monday.
Babar-led aspect, who lead the two-match sequence 1-0, batted at a fast tempo to additional consolidate their place and ended the primary day on 145-2.
Earlier, Sri Lanka did not impress with the bat after captain Dimuth Karunaratne received the toss and determined to bat first.
Naseem Shah (3-41) and Shaheen Afridi (1-44) dented Sri Lanka’s high order as the house aspect slipped to 36-4.
Dhananjaya de Silva was the highest scorer for Sri Lanka with 57 however solely two different teammates managed double digits.
Pakistan continued to do properly within the area as Shan Masood ran out opener Nishan Madushka and tailender Prabath Jayasuriya with direct throws.
Pakistan scored at a fast price once they got here out to bat.
Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored six earlier than being caught at gully however Shafique added a brisk 108-run partnership with Masood (51) to maintain the guests in management.
Asitha Fernando claimed his second wicket when Masood miscued a pull shot.