Younis Khan's epic, unbeaten 171 led Pakistan to their highest successful chase, the second highest in Asia for any side, and the sixth-highest in all Test cricket
Stats highlights from Pakistan's record chase to win the Pallekele Test and the series against Sri Lanka
Pakistan jumped from sixth place to third in the ICC Test rankings after wrapping up the series against Sri Lanka 2-1
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"
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
Shan Masood and Younis Khan came together at 13 for 2 in a chase of 377, and responded with the highest fourth-innings partnership ever for Pakistan, leaving the visitors 147 runs adrift of achieving the highest successful chase ever in Sri Lanka
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele
Drafted in as a replacement for Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood produced a match-turning and potentially match-winning fourth-innings century in Pallekele
Angelo Mathews was the rock in Sri Lanka's middle order once again, soaking up all the pressure Pakistan created, and rebuilding from 35 for 3 to take the hosts to a commanding position
This was almost as timely a knock for Angelo Mathews as it was for his team, because in comparison to his mind-melting 2014, his returns across formats this year had been a little underwhelming
Jehan Mubarak expressed disappointment at squandering two starts in his first Test in more than seven years, but said he has refined his game enough to now belong at Test level
Pakistan's series began with a batting fightback in Galle to win the Test. In the third match, inconsistency has left them scrambling to save the series
The discipline of Sri Lanka's seamers bore down heavily upon Pakistan, and Sarfraz Ahmed was left conjuring another revival act after another collective batting failure
Sri Lanka's quicks have now taken 24 wickets in this series, to the spinners' combined tally of 13. Is a little revolution taking place in Sri Lanka's Test cricket? Is their gameplan fundamentally changing?
Stats highlights from the second day of the Pallekele Test
Batting collapses aren't new to Pakistan cricket, but after falling from 32 for 1 to 152 for 7 in 37 overs on the second day in Pallekele, even Azhar Ali, the team's vice-captain, could not offer an explanation
Sri Lanka succumbed to legspin yet again in the series, losing six wickets to the variety, and four of them to their tormentor Yasir Shah to crumble from a strong 106 for 1
Stats analysis from the first day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Yasir Shah is only in his tenth Test match, but is already becoming Misbah-ul-Haq's man for all situations
A Sri Lankan left-hand batsman made a big score amid a batting collapse, and at the end of the day, his team was somehow still heading towards an underwhelming total. Sounds familiar?
After years of skipped heartbeats and sweaty palms, just how does one reconcile with a nerveless Pakistan as they waltz through a tall chase?
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes the Pallekele Test is his team's best chance to beat Sri Lanka in their backyard, since the hosts will be without both Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara
Sri Lanka's new fast-bowling find Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan because of a side strain
Dimuth Karunaratne, on debut, scored 0 in the first innings and 60 in the second. Sixteen Tests on, he averages 23.58 in the first innings but 47.35 in the second dig
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