The home side bowled out the tourists cheaply in the second innings after achieving first-innings parity but fell short once again on Day 5 of a Test match as Rangana Herath ended the match with an 11-wicket haul.
Writing for First Sports Cricket, Saj feels that Sarfaraz Ahmed's job as Pakistan Test captain would be slightly easier as his side take on a Sri Lankan side low on confidence in the familiar environment of the UAE.
Writing in his latest blog for PakPassion.net, Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood analyses the impact of the World XI's visit to Pakistan and praises the touring players for their efforts, expresses his appreciation of the collective role by the bowlers and batsmen in Pakistan's recent success, explains why it's right for Sarfaraz Ahmed to be captain for all 3 Pakistan teams and looks forward to the Test series against Sri Lanka.
In his latest blog for PakPassion.net, former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail writes about the future impact of the World XI's visit to Pakistan cricket, what Ahmed Shehzad needs to do re-establish himself in the Pakistan LOI and Test teams, why younger batsmen need to emulate Babar Azam, questions the reasons for Fawad Alam's persistent exclusion and suggests ways for the PCB to get its house in order to prevent corruption in the future.
In his latest article for FirstPost Sports, Saj looks at how the opener has a golden chance to repay the faith put in him by Pakistan and show that he can continue delivering for many years.
Pakistan put up 183/4 batting first while the pacers bowled excellently to restrict World XI to 150/8.
In an article for FirstPost Sports, Saj previews the third and last T20I between Pakistan and the World XI side and analyses what Pakistan must do to win in light of their loss in the previous match-up.
Sri Lanka all-rounder smashed 47 off 19 balls while Hashim Amla made 72 off 55 as World XI won by 7 wickets with a ball to spare chasing 175.
Writing for First Sports, Saj looks ahead to the crucial 2nd T20I of the Independence Cup and spells out changes which may be required for both sides to make a mark.