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Ajmal heads to Brisbane for testing

Aug 22, 2014: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal will leave Colombo for Brisbane early on Saturday to have his bowling action tested at an ICC-accredited facility

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Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Sarfraz stands tall amid Pakistan ruins

Aug 19, 2014: Pakistan's marks out of ten after their 2-0 defeat in the Tests against Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC

Pakistan outplayed by Herath - Misbah

Aug 18, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq said that Pakistan were mainly outplayed by the brilliance of Rangana Herath

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

Many questions for Pakistan's batting

Aug 17, 2014: Following yet another Pakistan batting collapse, it's time to take a good long look at team composition and strategy

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC

Junaid to miss rest of the second Test

Aug 17, 2014: Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan has been advised rest and will not play the remaining days of the second Test at the SSC after he was hit by a bouncer, while batting on the third day of the Test.

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

'World-class' Herath made difference - Grant Flower

Aug 16, 2014: Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower said that the in-form spinner Rangana Herath was the main difference between the teams

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Sarfraz Ahmed to the rescue

Aug 15, 2014: Sarfraz Ahmed again scored crucial runs after Pakistan's middle order wobbled

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Junaid and Wahab defy flat track

Aug 14, 2014: The SSC is usually a batting paradise, but Pakistan's fast bowlers flourished despite the challenging conditions

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC

'Have to be on our toes every session' - Misbah

Aug 13, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq has said Pakistan are ready to square off against Sri Lanka and insisted that his team is capable of bouncing back hard

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Pakistan undone by conservative approach

Aug 10, 2014: The fifth day began with a draw looking imminent, but Pakistan's batsmen went into a shell, allowing the spinners to get on top of them and allowing Sri Lanka to force a win

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Rehman loses lustre in partnership with Ajmal

Aug 9, 2014: Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal used to be a formidable spin partnership, but Rehman has faded in the last couple of years

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

Mushtaq backs rusty bowlers to come good

Aug 8, 2014: Pakistan have not played a Test since the UAE series against Sri Lanka in January, and the long layoff is affecting their bowlers' ability to find their stride, according to the team's bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Pakistan bet on improved Sarfraz

Aug 7, 2014: Pakistan have hit and miss with wicketkeeper-batsmen over the past four years but an improved Sarfraz Ahmed seems to be the solution

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Younis to the rescue, again

Aug 6, 2014: Despite the early loss of the openers, Younis Khan ensured Pakistan ended the day on a strong footing

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Pakistan look to regain Test groove

Jul 25, 2014: Pakistan haven't played a Test in six months, but Misbah-ul-Haq has said their preparatory camp will help them shake off the rust ahead of next month's Sri Lanka tour

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PCB revamps first-class structure again

Jul 23, 2014: The PCB has once again overhauled its domestic cricket structure, combining the department and regional teams in one first-class tournament

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New PCB constitution retains chairman's power

Jul 22, 2014: The Pakistan Cricket Board's constitution has been rewritten, changing the structure of the governing board and making the appointment of the chairman more democratic

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Supreme Court orders new PCB election

Jul 21, 2014: Pakistan's Supreme Court has set aside an earlier High Court order that had reinstated Zaka Ashraf as PCB chairman

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Flower aims to optimise Pakistan's batting talent

Jul 18, 2014: Grant Flower, Pakistan's new batting coach, has said his aim is to bring about a significant change in Pakistan's approach to batting and help talented batsmen deliver more consistently

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Woman cricketer dies in mysterious circumstances

Jul 17, 2014: A Multan-based woman's cricketer Haleema Rafiq was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home

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