Inzamam praises Pakistan for ‘historic’ win


Pakistan legend Inzamam-ul-Haq has praised the national side after they made history when they beat Sri Lanka two-one in a Test series that concluded on Tuesday.

With the series level at one-all going into the third and final Test in Pallekele, Pakistan were set a record total of 377 to win the series.

The visitors breezed past the target thanks to an unbeaten 171 from veteran batsman Younis Khan and a maiden Test century from opener Shan Masood.

It was the sixth highest successful run-chase in Test history while it was Pakistan's best-ever run-chase, eclipsing the 314 they made against Australia in 1994. The 37 year-old Younis also completed his 30th Test century.

Inzamam said: "It's a historic win. The win is more praiseworthy because we are considered weak chasers, but the boys, led by Younis and Masood, helped clinch that in a remarkable way, which I know lot of people would not have expected.

"It is good that that long-standing record is now erased."

Another former Pakistan batsman, Javed Miandad, had special praise for Younis who is one of the fittest players in the team.

Miandad said: "I can't say much, but his performance speaks for him. Younis is the most focussed player and the best thing about him is that if he makes a mistake one day then he overcomes that the very next day.

"His fitness is the best in the whole team."