The Lankan Lions succeeded in drawing the third and final Test hence won the much required three match series 1-0 against a strong looked Pakistan side.
Azhar Ali got the honour of becoming the only batsman to hammer three Test tons in 2012 as Pakistan scrabbled in the final Test vs. Sri Lanka.
The lower order batsmen of Sri Lanka led by Thisrara Perera consolidated the position of their team and took a valuable lead vs. Pakistan in the 3rd Test.
The Pakistani fast bowlers bounced back in the dying moments of the day by clinching three wickets of Sri Lanka and took back the advantage from the hosts.
The hard work of the bowlers from both sides kept aside a result in the second Test aided by a wicket full of runs and by continuous rain interruptions.
Kumar Sangakkara smashed 9th ton vs. Pakistan and Tillakaratne Dilshan followed with his successive century and almost took Sri Lanka out of danger in the 2nd Test.
Mohammad Hafeez banged back into form with an excellent unbeaten ton and Azhar Ali was cruising towards his third century in the second Test vs. Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka forced their way to a comprehensive victory with a superb team work over the competent Pakistan in the opening Test at Galle.
The unpredictable batting of Pakistan let them down once again as they surrendered against the quality bowling of Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test.
Angelo Mathews punished the Pakistani bowlers and ensured victory for Sri Lanka in the fifth and final ODI as the home side clinched the series 3-1.