After years of skipped heartbeats and sweaty palms, just how does one reconcile with a nerveless Pakistan as they waltz through a tall chase?
Sri Lanka felt their commanding lead of 376 should provide a straightforward victory, but a combination of the pitch flattening out, an inexperienced spin bowler and Younis Khan pulled the rug from under their feet
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said the 2-1 series win against Sri Lanka, which ended a nine-year drought for the team in the country, was a "dream come true"
Stats highlights from Pakistan's record chase to win the Pallekele Test and the series against Sri Lanka
Number of previous instances of the highest team total coming in the 4th inns, in a Test in SL (SL v ZIM, SSC, 1998)
Number of previous instances of 2 Pakistan batsmen scoring centuries in the 4th inns of a Test match (v NZ, Hyderabad, 1984)
Number of batsmen who have been stumped in the 4th inns after scoring a 100 - 3 of them are from Pakistan
Instances since 2005 of teams scoring 350+ runs in the 4th inns. There have been only 49 such instances in Test history
Instances of the highest team total coming in the fourth innings, in a Test in SL. It happened when SL played Zim at the SSC in 1998
Ahmed Shehzad's score in the second innings, his first duck in 21 Test innings
Pakistan's highest 4th-innings total in Sri Lanka, in a drawn game at the SSC in 2006