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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Sri Lanka drown in their negativity

Jan 21, 2014: Sri Lanka's captain insisted his team had not lost because they had been negative. He would be hard pressed to find many who agree with him

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day

Mathews denies SL were too negative

Jan 20, 2014: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed his team after they pulled off their second-highest successful run chase to level the series against Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka news

Malinga recalled from BBL over 'fitness issue'

Jan 20, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket has recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga and spinner Ajantha Mendis from the Big Bash League with immediate effect

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14

SLC secretary expresses satisfaction in BCB security plan

Jan 20, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket has effectively confirmed the tour of Bangladesh will go ahead as scheduled, after secretary Nishantha Ranatunga expressed satisfaction in the security plans prepared for the team's four-week tour

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day

Sri Lanka tread too far down the conservative route

Jan 19, 2014: While conservatism has worked for Sri Lanka in this series, their dour defensive play on day four in Sharjah neither decisively put defeat beyond them nor, it would appear, did much to revive the flagging interest in Test cricket

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day

Sri Lanka move slowly towards strong lead

Jan 19, 2014: If any thought lingered that Sri Lanka's designs for the match in Sharjah were aggressive, their batting in the third innings provided unequivocal proof they want nothing more than 1-0 from the series

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Angelo Mathews

'As a captain you need to listen to people'

Jan 19, 2014: Sri Lanka's Test captain Angelo Mathews talks about his evolution as a batsman, the lessons he has learnt as a leader, and his goals for his team

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day

Footmarks on pitch crucial to SL chances, says Sangakkara

Jan 18, 2014: The footmarks developing on the Sharjah pitch are crucial to Sri lanka's hopes of winning the series 2-0, Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara said

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day

Sri Lanka take comfort from new heroes

Jan 17, 2014: Fourteen months on from fielding their oldest ever XI in a Test, Sri Lanka have regenerated at great speed and now brought to the fore, a talented crop of youngsters who are bound to leave the fans very excited for the future

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 1st day

Karunaratne hopes to build on starts

Jan 16, 2014: Just eight Tests old, Dimuth Karunaratne has the skills to become a fine international opener. With more consistency and a better understanding of his own game, he may well be the answer to Sri Lanka's top order as they continue replacing the old guard

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Pakistan news

Qamar Ahmed's special quadruple

Jan 16, 2014: Freelance cricket writer and commentator Qamar Ahmed completes his 400th Test as a reporter, at which point he has been to 19% of all Tests every played

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Mathews braces for trial by spin

Jan 15, 2014: Unlike the first two Tests, the Sharjah match will be a trial by spin, Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, said after inspecting the pitch on the eve of the game

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Sri Lanka news

'Exciting two years ahead for SL' - Ford

Jan 14, 2014: At the end of Graham Ford's penultimate training session as coach, the Sri Lanka cricketers worked themselves up to a frenzy in anticipation of a challenge that has brewed for some time

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Pace attack's image has transformed - Lakmal

Jan 14, 2014: Sri Lanka's pace attack arrived in the UAE with a poor reputation, but two Tests into the series, they may have already transformed their image, fast bowler Suranga Lakmal believes

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Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14

SLC wants Bangladesh tour to go ahead

Jan 13, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket has reaffirmed its commitment to the tour of Bangladesh even if a canceled tour may increase pressure for the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 to be moved elsewhere

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Sri Lanka earn victory by respecting their limitations

Jan 12, 2014: In their win against Pakistan, Sri Lanka truly knew the boundaries of their ability and rarely sought to exceed them

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Mathews hails fighting spirit

Jan 12, 2014: Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews hailed his side's ability to keep fighting after they chased down 137 to win an attritional Test in Dubai

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day

T20 kings show Test aptitude

Jan 11, 2014: Though unsuccessful for long stretches during Pakistan's rearguard, the Sri Lanka attack demonstrated admirable patience and application

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Two wickets changes outlook - Ford

Jan 10, 2014: Two quick wickets for Sri Lanka on the fourth morning would alter the Test's outlook considerably, Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said, after Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan stalled the visitors on day three.

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Sri Lanka still rough around the edges

Jan 10, 2014: Sri Lanka have the ingredients of a fine Test team but a little all-round dynamism might make the end product more appetising

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