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Saeed Ajmal receives a guard of honour from his team-mates

Saeed Ajmal retires

Doosra, teesra, abracadabra

ESPNcricinfo looks back at six of Saeed Ajmal's most brilliant dismissals, including the doosra that flummoxed Sachin Tendulkar in his final ODI

Mohammad Amir struck in his first over upon return

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

Amir, Lahore's homecoming king

In his first international match in Pakistan, Mohammad Amir ensured the fans had plenty of reasons to cheer

Pakistan fans celebrate cricket's return to the country

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Lahore

Lahore readies itself for that international feeling

The city might be gaining a new familiarity with the feeling of hosting international cricket, but there is additional meaning to this latest match, given the identity of the visiting team

Thisara Perera exults after taking a wicket

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Abu Dhabi

Shadab swings low-scoring scrap with ball and bat

Sri Lanka fought desperately despite a spectacular collapse lit up by a Faheem Ashraf hat-trick, and held the ascendancy right until Shadab Khan smashed a six with Pakistan needing eight from three balls

Shoaib Malik swivels back and pulls all along the ground

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Abu Dhabi

Hasan, Malik star in emphatic Pakistan win

A listless batting effort resulted in an inexperienced Sri Lanka side remaining winless in the limited-overs leg of the series