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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

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

'The first sessions tomorrow are crucial' - Moody

Mar 27, 2006: Sri Lanka were bowled out for 185 in just 57.5 overs in what were difficult conditions to bat in. Tom Moody, Sri Lanka's coach, vioces his opinion on the day's events

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Rana rushed back due to family emergency

Mar 27, 2006: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan rushed home from Colombo on Sunday to be with his wife who has been hospitalized following complications with her pregnancy

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

Farhat and Asif give Pakistan the advantage

Mar 27, 2006: Pakistan moved nervously into a position of strength against Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test in Colombo

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

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

Heavy downpour forces abandonment of play

Mar 26, 2006: The first day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the SSC ground in Colombo has been called off

The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Colombo

Below-par teams look to alter precedent

Mar 25, 2006: Sri Lanka has not won a single Test series at home since Pakistan first arrived in 1985-86

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Pakistan won by 8 wickets
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Match drawn
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Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
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