Asad Shafiq's fighting 112 was not enough as Sri Lanka picked up the last five wickets in the first 90 minutes of the final day
Statistical highlights of the fifty day of the second Test in Dubai between Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Against Zimbabwe and India, Sri Lanka had not begun to respond to their new leader. But Dinesh Chandimal put a stamp on his outfit with bold leadership against Pakistan
Dilruwan Perera might have missed out on selection but instead stepped forward to give Sri Lanka balance and options - and a famous series win
Pakistan's captain makes a lot of runs with the shot, but his top-edge while attempting it on the final day in Dubai opened a gate for Sri Lanka
Pakistan's invincibility in the UAE came crashing down, but the symptoms had appeared earlier - they've now lost nine of their last 11 Tests
After being reduced to 52 for 5 in the pursuit of 317, Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq put on an unbroken 146-run stand to carry Pakistan to within 119 of an improbable victory
The opening partnership, Babar Azam's form, the middle-order positions and balance of the attack: Mickey Arthur has admitted he has a lengthy list of issues to resolve
Statistical highlights of Sri Lanka's third-innings collapse in Dubai against Pakistan
Pakistan conceded a 220-run first-innings lead, but bounced back with five wickets late on the third day
In his short Test career, he has been dismissed close to lunch, tea or stumps too many times and it is hurting Pakistan
Yasir Shah becomes first spinner to take five-fors in five successive Tests but Pakistan have a mountain to climb in the pink-ball Test
Dimuth Karunaratne has played some remarkably long innings recently, and is emerging as a batting leader for Sri Lanka post the Jayawardene-Sangakkara era
Amir resumed bowling on the second day in Dubai but was soon forced off the field again and sent for scans
Yasir Shah has continued to be play the role of both workhorse as well as strike bowler ever since Pakistan started playing three fast bowlers more often
The opener's seventh Test century and his unbeaten 118-run stand with captain Dinesh Chandimal laid the groundwork for Sri Lanka on the opening day of the pink-ball Test
Being excluded from the ODI squad seemed not to bother the Sri Lanka opener, as he scored his seventh Test hundred to give his team control of the innings
The world has waited for the spells of 2010 from Mohammad Amir but - for a host of reasons - they have failed to really materialise. However, all is not lost
For the work they have put in against the heat, and the helpless pitches, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep deserve much praise
The batsman leaves Dubai with the relief of having returned to form, the heartbreak of seeing another heroic innings go in vain, and the frustration of needing to wait seven months to play his next Test match
Fifteen years, 5467 days on, Pakistan suffered a Test series defeat in the UAE at the hands of Sri Lanka, who pulled off a feat beyond Australia, South Africa and England
The captain also said the onus was on the fast-bowlers to make the best use of the slightly more seamer-friendly conditions a day-night Test offers
The performances of some key players amplified long-standing issues of form, but Sarfraz Ahmed is positive that one innings doesn't make a bad side as Pakistan look to avoid a first home series defeat in ten years
It's expensive to host in the UAE, the market circumstances are unlike others in the cricket world, and the turnout is negligible. So why does Pakistan insist on playing pink-ball cricket there?
Pakistan were favourites to begin due to Sri Lanka's misadventures more than their own conquests. Now that the 'underdogs' are leading 1-0, there's much to play for with the pink ball
No. of Test series lost by Pakistan in the UAE since they started playing their home games there in 2010, before this. They had won five and drew four of the nine series.
Asad Shafiq's average in 10 Test innings this year, before this century in the fourth innings. His highest score in those innings was only 39.
Most runs added by the last 5 wickets in a successful chase, by Australia against Pakistan in Hobart in 1999-00. If Pakistan wins this Test, they would have added 265 runs for the last 5 wkts and will be a record.
Difference in Sri Lanka's totals in this match - 482 & 96 - their highest ever in a Test. Previous highest was 383 v Australia at SSC in 1992.
Score at which Sri Lanka lost their 5th wicket in the second innings. They were at 370 when the fifth wicket fell in the first innings.
No. of consecutive Tests in which Yasir Shah has picked at least one five-wicket haul. He's the first spinner to do so.
No. of times in last 3 years Karunaratne has played innings of 300+ balls in Tests - most among all openers. Cook and Azhar Ali have batted 3 such innings.
Runs for Karunaratne as opener in Tests. He's only the third Sri Lanka opener to do so after Jayasuriya (5932) and Atapattu (5317).
No. of 100+ partnerships for the fourth-wicket for Sri Lanka in this series, both between Karunaratne and Chandimal. In the home series against India they could add only a total of 77 runs from six fourth-wicket stands.
Last time a Sri Lanka openers scored 3 or more Test 100s in a year, before Karunaratne this time. Dilshan had hit 3 in 2012. Only Elgar (5) has scored more 100s than Karunaratne in 2017.
No. of 50+ scores by Dimuth Karunaratne in Tests this year - the most among all Sri Lanka players. Among all players, only Elgar, Rahul, Pujara and Root have more such scores.
Samarawickrama's strike rate in his first-class career, before making his Test debut in this match. He's striking at over 100 in his debut innings. He averaged 63.63 in 2016-17 season with 4 centuries in 21 innings.
Sri Lanka are playing their maiden Day/Night Test while Pakistan are playing their third.