Umar Farooq

ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent @kalson

A dejected Misbah-ul-Haq walks back after falling for 6

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

Azhar rues batting 'misjudgment'

Batting collapses aren't new to Pakistan cricket, but after falling from 32 for 1 to 152 for 7 in 37 overs on the second day in Pallekele, even Azhar Ali, the team's vice-captain, could not offer an explanation

Misbah-ul-Haq and Yasir Shah take a breather

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

Pakistan's new go-to bowler

Yasir Shah is only in his tenth Test match, but is already becoming Misbah-ul-Haq's man for all situations

Shan Masood top-scored in the second innings with 69

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele

'Our best chance to beat SL at home' - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes the Pallekele Test is his team's best chance to beat Sri Lanka in their backyard, since the hosts will be without both Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara

Junaid Khan is thrilled with the wicket of Tamim Iqbal

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

Post-rehab Junaid not the same

For four years Junaid Khan was Pakistan's best bowler after Saeed Ajmal, but he is now struggling to regain the pace and accuracy he had before the knee injury in October

Azhar Ali knuckled down and took his side into the lead

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

Pakistan's comeback stirring but incomplete

Azhar Ali's ninth Test hundred laid the platform for Pakistan to overturn a 177-run deficit, but both he and his team ended day four feeling like they could have accomplished a lot more

Ahmed Shehzad gave his side a steady start

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

'Match is evenly poised now' - Shehzad

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has said that the ongoing Test would be "evenly poised" on the fourth day after a "tremendous effort" from his bowlers, and batsmen on the third day

Yasir Shah had Lahiru Thirimanne caught at short leg

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

'Thrived with every match I played' - Yasir

Yasir Shah, who has become the fastest Pakistan bowler to 50 Test wickets, has said his only aim is to do the best he can for his country

Wahab Riaz rattled the lower order with pace and bounce

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo

Injured Wahab out of SL Test series

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out for two weeks after suffering a knuckle fracture to his bowling hand on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka

Ahmed Shehzad cuts en route his 82

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

Shehzad stumbling after promising start

Pakistan's search for a stable opener seemed to have ended with Ahmed Shehzad, but he hasn't done enough to cement his spot in recent months

Misbah-ul-Haq goes up to have a word with Zulfiqar Babar and Wahab Riaz

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo

Confidence up after Galle win - Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, has said the win in the first Test in Galle has helped his side regain confidence and got rid of the nervousness they felt ahead of the series