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Didn't want to jeopardise our hard work

Mahela Jayawardene on why Sri Lanka decided to settle for a draw in Pallekele, and the factors that helped his side beat Pakistan

A gamble that almost backfired

The decision to bowl at the SSC proved risky, and there could have been a result had the Test been played the full five days

DRS could have made big impact

We need technology to help the umpires, the ICC can step in and help certain cricket boards finance it

We have gone one-up on their bowlers

We didn't handle Pakistan's strong bowling well during the series in the UAE, but are more confident after the victory in the one-dayers

You need to fight Australia for every run

Sri Lanka did well to move on from the Hobart defeat, defending a modest target to qualify for the CB Series finals. Now the last hurdle