Mathews, who was unbeaten on 77 overnight, included 117 for the 6th wicket with wicket keeper Dinesh Chandimal (67) to extend the foreman’s.
Sri Lanka chief Angelo Mathews hit his fifth test century as his group set Pakistan an overwhelming 377-run triumph focus in the arrangement choosing third and last match at Pallekele on Monday.
Sri Lanka were full scale for 313 in their second innings at the stroke of lunch subsequent to continuing on 228-5 and Mathews was the last man to fall after a commander’s thump of 122.
Pakistan quick bowler Imran Khan (5-58) cut down the base 50% of the Sri Lankan innings with the second new ball for his initial five-wicket pull.
Mathews, who was unbeaten on 77 overnight, included 117 for the 6th wicket with wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (67) to extend the group captain’s.
The 28-year-old all-rounder, without the administrations of the resigning Kumar Sangakkara in this test, held the center request together after Rahat Ali had helped Pakistan diminish the hosts to 35-3 on the third day.
Mathews, on 88, survived a run-out circumstance and went past the three-figure mark with a clasp off his hip against Rahat for two runs.
Imran returned after chief Misbah-ul-Haq took the new ball quickly when it was accessible and the right-arm paceman rejected Chandimal with his second conveyance of the morning’s second spell.
He was on a cap trap subsequent to getting Dhammika Prasad to edge behind next ball however Tharindu Kaushal (eight) figured out how to obstruct an approaching conveyance.
The 27-year-old bowler went ahead to reject Kaushal and Suranga Lakmal and got his initial five-for when Mathews fell got behind after a 252-ball thump that incorporated 12 limits and a six.