Unlike the first two mornings at Colombo, which saw a total of 11 wickets fall, this morning we witnessed the batsmen pile on the runs with utmost ease.
I guess Fawad Alam and Younis Khan slept soundly last night!
Both, Fawad and Younis, looked very comfortable at the crease and the runs flowed for Pakistan, stretching their lead from an overnight 28 to 144.
The best thing about Fawad's innings is that he has scored at a very good pace, yet he has hardly played any big shots.
It would be ironic to say that his runs have come unnoticed, but that is the way he has played.
Fawad has given the Sri Lankan bowlers a slow death and they are probably still wondering what hit them.
Younis was a bit more aggressive this morning; he missed out on a well deserved century and would have got there had he not tried to reverse sweep a rank full toss.
It was not a delivery that should have got a wicket but then something had to go Sri Lanka's way.
Pakistan is now in a very good position and they can convert this lead into a match winning one if they continue in the same vein.
I'm not sure what would be a match winning total here as the wicket is playing very well and Sri Lanka have chased 350+ on this ground before.
However, going by the way Sri Lanka have batted in this series, I would be confident if they are set a total over 300.
Having said that, Pakistan should look to bat out the day and take the match away from Sri Lanka.
They have the liberty to do so.