Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:17:01 GMT | By AP

Sri Lanka wins 1st Test series since 2009

Pallekele: Sri Lanka won its first test series in three years after the final test against Pakistan ended in a draw on Thursday, giving the hosts a 1-0 victory across the three matches.

Sri Lanka wins 1st Test series since 2009

Looking for a series-levelling victory, Pakistan set Sri Lanka a target of 270 runs in 71 overs on the last day. The hosts finished on 195-4, with Kumar Sangakkara unbeaten on 74 to finish the series with 490 runs.

Sri Lanka won the first test by 209 runs at Galle, while the second test at Colombo ended in a draw.

Asad Shafiq hit an unbeaten 100 and Adnan Akmal (35 no) batted with a fractured finger before Pakistan declared its second innings at 380-8.

Sri Lanka's last test series win was against New Zealand at home in 2009.

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