Andrew Fidel Fernando

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Shaiman Anwar plays a pull

Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier

Tauqir lauds 'Sir Viv' Anwar

UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir believed the fact that his side had played out the full 50 overs in a steep chase against Pakistan was a big positive for the side

Misbah-ul-Haq hammers a slog sweep on his way to 65

Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier

Pakistan batsmen craft huge win

Hopes that this Pakistan team is capable of as dramatic and irrepressible a surge as that which won the 1992 World Cup will be momentarily boosted by the 129-run victory over UAE, but a truer test awaits them at Eden Park on Saturday

Take off: Shahid Afridi stretches while fielding

Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier

Pakistan seek more points in packed week

Pakistan are playing their second of three games in the space of a week. Having earned their first points of the tournament against Zimbabwe on Sunday, they will seek to climb the group against UAE

Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara congratulate Sachithra Senanayake

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's slow Asian death technique thwarted

Their bowlers have had immense success by slowly strangling oppositions at home, but pitches in the World Cup are not conducive for that tactic

Lahiru Thirimanne roars after becoming the youngest Sri Lankan to score a World Cup century

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

The bunny bites back

James Anderson had tormented Lahiru Thirimanne on their previous meetings but the roles were emphatically reversed in Wellington

Rangana Herath went off the field after being struck on his hand

World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka

Herath in doubt for Australia game

Rangana Herath is in doubt for Sri Lanka's match against Australia next Sunday, after splitting the skin on the inside of his spinning finger during the match against England

Lasith Malinga arrived in Hambantota in an air force helicopter

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Lasith Malinga: a hero or a pariah?

Detractors may question his motivation, but Sri Lanka's last phase could be defined by Malinga's bowling

James Anderson will hope to swing England to a surprise against Australia

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

England seek surge against rallying Sri Lanka

After shaky starts in the tournament, both England and Sri Lanka will be looking for resurgence when they meet in Wellington on Sunday

Tillakaratne Dilshan punches the ball on the off side

SL v Ban, Group A, Melbourne

Bad-boy Dilshan develops good habits

Less flashy, more substantial, maybe a little boring - Tillakaratne Dilshan has matured into one of Sri Lanka's most reliable run-scorers