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Second Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2005-06

2007: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2005-06

Charlie Austin

First Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2005-06

2007: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2005-06

Charlie Austin

Pakistan look to protect their ace bowler from burnout

Woolmer hails Asif the matchwinner

Apr 6, 2006: Mohammad Asif already has the makings of a legend

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

Younis steers Pakistan to victory

Apr 5, 2006: Led by contrasting half-centuries from Younis Khan and Imran Farhat, Pakistan strolled to an ultimately comfortable eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka on the third afternoon of the final Test

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

A sad and undeserved ending

Apr 4, 2006: Sanath Jayasuriya's Test career been ended on a painful note after dislocating his right thumb during the second Test against Pakistan at Kandy

Charlie Austin

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

'Whatever the score, we will have to defend'

Apr 4, 2006: Twenty wickets fell on the second day at Kandy and Sri Lanka finished with a lead of 182 and two wickets in hand. Here's what Mahela Jayawardene had to say on the day's events

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Kandy

Injury ends Jayasuriya's Test career

Apr 4, 2006: Sanath Jayasuriya's Test career been ended on a painful note after dislocating his right thumb during the second Test against Pakistan at Kandy

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

Pakistan fightback through dazzling Asif

Apr 4, 2006: Muttiah Muralitharan picked up his 51st five-for in Tests but another fluctuating day saw Sri Lanka crash to 73 for 8, with Mohammad Asif wrecking havoc at Kandy

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

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

'If we had bowled first, we'd have bowled them out'

Apr 3, 2006: Sri Lanka ended the first day of Sanath Jayasuriya's farewell Test on 267 for 8. Here's what Trevor Penney, Sri Lanka's assistant coach, had to say on the day's events

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

Sangakkara shines in even battle

Apr 3, 2006: It swung one way, then the other, then back again only to be further prodded and nudged back and forth on an intriguing first day.

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Kandy

Sri Lanka hope for one more show from Sanath

Apr 2, 2006: A preview to the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Kandy, where Sanath Jayasuriya will place his final Test

Preview by Osman Samiuddin

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Colombo

Inzamam rues missed opportunities

Mar 31, 2006: Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, felt that his side failed to capitalise on their opportunities after ending the first day of the Test against Sri Lanka in a strong position

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

'I am not disappointed with the way we played' - Mahela

Mar 30, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene speaks to the media after the first Test against Pakistan at SSC

Charlie Austin

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

Defiant Malik scripts a draw

Mar 30, 2006: Shoaib Malik's immense but painstakingly composed maiden Test hundred steered Pakistan to an unlikely but spirited draw on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

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

'We are looking for consistency and we are looking to win'

Mar 29, 2006: 'Right now, I think they have been batted out of the game unless someone comes out and does something miraculous tomorrow,' says Kumar Sangakkara.

Charlie Austin in Colombo

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

Murali strikes after Sangakkara special

Mar 29, 2006: Sri Lanka, thrust by an immense 185 from Kumar Sangakkara and a twirling late afternoon special from Muttiah Muralitharan, edged closer to a memorable victory against Pakistan at the SSC in Colombo

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

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

Sri Lanka's Houdini act

Mar 28, 2006: The turnaround in this Test has been nothing short of remarkable

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

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

'I can be a good allrounder' - Maharoof

Mar 28, 2006: Farveez Maharoof talks about the state of the match and how his game has developed

Charlie Austin in Colombo

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

Sri Lanka ease into position of strength

Mar 28, 2006: Solid contributions from Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene enabled Sri Lanka to end the third day on 242 for 2, a lead of 251

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

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

Misery in the gloom

Mar 27, 2006: The second day verdict by Charlie Austin

The Verdict by Charlie Austin
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy - Apr 3-5, 2006
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 26-30, 2006
Match drawn
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