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Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2004-05

Pakistan must find balance between Tests and ODIs

Oct 24, 2004: Inzamam plays down suggestions that too much one-day cricket is affecting Pakistan

Osman Samiuddin

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

Herath seals crushing win

Oct 24, 2004: A teasing spell of left-arm spin from Rangana Herath broke Pakistan's attempts at resistance as Sri Lanka recorded a thumping 201-run win and went one-up in the series at Faisalabad

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Herath seals crushing win

Oct 24, 2004: A teasing spell of left-arm spin from Rangana Herath broke any attempts at resistance as Sri Lanka wrapped up a thumping 201-run win and went one-up in the series at Faisalabad

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Woolmer: 'We need to bat like Jayasuriya'

Oct 23, 2004: Bob Woolmer stresses on the need to occupy the crease for two days like Jayasuriya

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

Fernando strikes after Jayasuriya blitz

Oct 23, 2004: Sri Lanka on the brink of a big win after Jayasuriya-Fernando blitz

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Fernando strikes after Jayasuriya blitz

Oct 23, 2004: Sanath Jayasuriya's savagery left Pakistan battered and helpless, before Dilhara Fernando rubbed salt in the wounds with four quick wickets

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Sri Lanka battle back to parity

Oct 22, 2004: Sri Lankan bowlers stifle Pakistan

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Faisalabad

A battle to watch the Test

Oct 22, 2004: Spectators unhappy with handling of ticket sales

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

Jayasuriya century puts Sri Lanka in command

Oct 22, 2004: The Sri Lankan batsmen made amends for their first-innings collapse and gained complete control of the game at the end of the third day at Faisalabad

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Jayasuriya century puts Sri Lanka in command

Oct 22, 2004: A superb unbeaten 131 by Sanath Jayasuriya put Sri Lanka in charge of the Faisalabad Test

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Sri Lanka fight back in a battle of attrition

Oct 21, 2004: Sri Lanka's bowlers, led by Rangana Herath and Dilhara Fernando, restricted Pakistan to 256 for 8 at close of play on the second day at Faisalabad.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Sri Lanka fight back in a battle of attrition

Oct 21, 2004: Sri Lanka's bowlers, led by Rangana Herath and Dilhara Fernando, restricted Pakistan to 256 for 8 at close of play on the second day at Faisalabad

The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Faisalabad

Samaraweera plays the lone hand

Oct 20, 2004: Samaraweera rescues Sri Lanka after early top order collapse

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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

Samaraweera plays the lone hand

Oct 20, 2004: A triple strike in the first four overs of the match swung the game Pakistan's way on the opening day of the first Test at Faisalabad, before a grim 97 not out from Thilan Samaraweera helped Sri Lanka reach 233 for 7 at stumps

Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
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