Pakistan hold out for series victory


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England's next Test opponents, Pakistan, claimed a 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, yesterday after the third and final Test match ended in a draw. When play got under way after rain, Sri Lanka quickly declared on 181 for 6. Hosts Pakistan, chasing an unlikely 255 to win from 61 overs, cautiously reached 87 for 4 before fading light ended the match.