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3rd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2012

Jun 1, 2013: A review of Sri Lanka v Pakistan, third Test, 2012

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2012

Jun 1, 2013: A review of Sri Lanka v Pakistan, second Test, 2012

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

1st Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2012

Jun 1, 2013: A review of Sri Lanka v Pakistan, first Test, 2012

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Didn't want to jeopardise our hard work

Jul 14, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene on why Sri Lanka decided to settle for a draw in Pallekele, and the factors that helped his side beat Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day

Draw takes shine off Sri Lanka victory

Jul 12, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene made sure he achieved that elusive Test series win for Sri Lanka, but critics will always argue that the hosts should have finished better

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day

Misbah encouraged by youngsters' show

Jul 12, 2012: The batting of Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, the gutsiness of Adnan Akmal and the swing of Junaid Khan in the series pleased the Pakistan captain

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day

Adnan Akmal beats the pain

Jul 12, 2012: Plays of the Day from the fifth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 5th day

Sri Lanka take series after aborted chase

Jul 12, 2012: Sri Lanka's focus turned to securing their 1-0 lead and they changed their approach to a chase of 270 after tea to settle for a draw

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Azhar shows off his Test skills, again

Jul 11, 2012: The search for young batsmen who display the virtues of patience, concentration and lengthy attention spans has gathered steam, and Azhar Ali, so far in his two-year career, has shown signs that he is one such player

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

'It's fairly even, but we are slightly ahead' - Ford

Jul 11, 2012: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said that the home team will need to "work hard" on the fifth day, as the Test is evenly poised at the end of the fourth

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Hafeez's lapse and Fernando's strikes

Jul 11, 2012: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Sri Lanka in control despite Ali ton

Jul 11, 2012: On a day that began with Pakistan needing to bat positively to set a competitive target, Sri Lanka surged ahead with a strong chance of winning the series 2-0

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Paranavitana comes through when it counts

Jul 10, 2012: The Pallekele Test was one last chance for Tharanga Paranavitana to end the season with confidence, and he grabbed it

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Whatmore disappointed Pakistan didn't 'capitalise'

Jul 10, 2012: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has said his side has conceded the advantage they had coming into the third day of the Pallekele Test

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Pakistan fumbles, Thisara flourishes

Jul 10, 2012: Plays of the Day from the third day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Attacking Perera gives Sri Lanka control

Jul 10, 2012: Sri Lanka took a significant step in their attempt to thwart Pakistan from levelling this rain-affected series, through a combination of dogged batting on a testing pitch, a fair amount of luck, and aggression

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

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

Rain ruins follow-up to exciting first day

Jul 9, 2012: Rain returned to haunt this Test series on day two in Pallekele, after the first day's promise of an exciting game

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Adnan Akmal suffers hairline fracture

Jul 8, 2012: Adnan Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, has suffered a hairline fracture on his left ring finger

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Perera gives Pakistan a headache again

Jul 8, 2012: After troubling Pakistan in the Twenty20s and the one-dayers, Thisara Perera wrecked their top order in his first chance in the Test series

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

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

Match even after bowlers dominate

Jul 8, 2012: Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq put up a solid resistance against the Sri Lankan seamers but the hosts retained the edge at tea, having broken that partnership after inflicting significant damage in the pre-lunch session

The Report by Siddhartha Talya
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
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