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Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test series

Feb 21, 2000: As the visitors register their easy win in the one-day series, and the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test series take off, it is worthwhile to have a look at the history of encounters between the two rivals

M Shoaib Ahmed

Third Test Match

PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA 1981-82

1983: Pakistan, now able to play their full team after Javed Miandad had announced that he was unavailable as captain for the tour of England, proved too strong for Sri Lanka

Second Test Match

PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA 1981-82

1983: Each side made two changes, Pakistan including Mohsin Khan, now available, for Mansoor Akhtar and Ashraf Ali for the injured Salim Yousuf

First Test Match

PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA 1981-82

1983: Sri Lanka made one change from the team which had played against England, preferring pace bowler Ratnayeke to off-spinner Kaluperuma; Pakistan, with several leading players unavailable, introduced four new caps, Salim Malik, Salim Yousuf, Rashid Khan

Tests: Pakistan 2 Sri Lanka 0, ODIs: Pakistan 2 Sri Lanka 1

The Sri Lankans in Pakistan, 1981-82

1983: Two days after the England team left Colombo for home, the Sri Lankans left for Pakistan, their first tour as a Test-playing country

Third One-day International

†PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA 1981-82

1983: At Karachi, March 31

Second One-day International

†PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA 1981-82

1983: At Lahore, March 29

First One-day International

†PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA 1981-82

1983: At Karachi, March 12

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