| GEO Sports|
| Pakistan ensures a draw in first test at lunch|
| Updated at: 1350 PST, Wednesday, February 25, 2009|
KARACHI: Pakistan batsmen ensured a draw after they reached 662 for the loss of six wickets in their first innings in reply to Sri Lankan first innings total of 644-6 wickets declared at lunch on the fifth and final day of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka at National Stadium here on Tuesday.
The match was relegated to academic interest after Captain Younis Khan went after making a historic 313. Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was 11-runs short of his sixth century at lunch. Yasir Arafat was batting on 18, having added 66 runs for the 6th wicket partnership so far. Kamran batted unblemishly for his 89 and his two and half hours knock in 136 balls included five boundaries and one six off Dilshan.
Younis added just seven runs to his overnight score before being bowled off a swinging yorker from Dilhara Fernando after having batted for marathon 768 minutes. He faced 568 balls and it was laced with 27 boundaries and four 6s. Younis with Kamran put on 65 runs for the sixth wicket. Pakistan is now 18 runs ahead with their four wickets remaining.