Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 4th day October 29, 2011

Clinical Pakistan complete comprehensive win

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Pakistan 403 (Azhar 100, Shafiq 59, Younis 55, Dilshan 3-57) and 94 for 1 (Hafeez 59*) beat Sri Lanka 239 (Sangakkara 78, Ajmal 3-45, Gul 3-78) and 257 (Paranavitana 72, Mathews 52*, Ajmal 5-68) by nine wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Pakistan were so clinical in finishing Sri Lanka off on the fourth day that you wondered if this was the same group of players that is known for losing its way in the final furlong. They remained patient and persistent even when fortune didn't favour them or even when a late partnership held them up. The pitch with variable bounce and turn did the rest for them. Pakistan began the day 76 ahead with nine wickets to take, their bowlers shared the early spoils, and then Saeed Ajmal ran through the tail - no mean feat considering their recent travails with lower orders - to register his third five-for in Tests. The fielders turned up too, diving in desperation for every ball remotely within reach and not missing a single catch, and the batsmen made short work of the 94-run target.

Pakistan attacks are reputed to be mercurial and extravagantly talented, but it is an underrated virtue that stood out today - patience. The biggest test of their patience came last afternoon when Kumar Sangakkara and Tharanga Paranavitana enjoyed good fortune with edges not going to hand, and the good deliveries turning out to be too good to take the edges. The bowlers, though, kept it tight and did not go looking for magic balls. The rewards duly came.

They were helped by Sri Lanka's failure to attempt to disrupt their rhythm by hitting out. Some help also came their way from the umpires. Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan fell lbw to decisions you couldn't be sure of, but the balance was restored a bit - so to speak - when Angelo Mathews survived a pretty adjacent call. Mathews went on to delay Pakistan with yet another impersonation of the boy on the burning deck but, as with Paranavitana's fifty, there was no sting in the innings to hurt Pakistan.

The two efforts didn't prove to be the kind of denial that has recently led to Pakistan bowling's wilting. Paranavitana did try to show some intent in the fourth over of the morning when he lofted Abdur Rehman over mid-on for four. Rehman had troubled all left-handed batsmen with his flat trajectory and accuracy, repeatedly hitting the rough outside their off stumps. Soon, though, Paranavitana saw Sangakkara walk back in disgust, and went back into his shell.

Sangakkara's reaction seemed justified. He had taken a big stride in a forward defensive when Rehman got one to turn in extravagantly and hit him half inside the line of off. Even if the umpire Tony Hill adjudicated that Sangakkara was trying to hide his bat behind the pad, the ball turned massively, had a long way to travel, and in all likelihood would have missed leg.

Pakistan now turned the screw tighter. Umar Gul gave Mahela Jayawardene a stern examination with the ball holding its line outside off. Paranavitana hung on grimly against Ajmal's turn. Runs were not even an afterthought. Their partnership added 18 in 11.3 overs. Jaywardene was sent back by a smart bit of bowling from Ajmal. The first big offbreak got Jayawardene trying extra hard to get outside the line of off. To the next delivery, Jayawardene premeditated a paddle from outside off, and Ajmal bowled the quicker offbreak that turns less, and went behind him to knock the leg stump out.

The under-pressure captain Dilshan was outside the crease when a swinging Junaid Khan delivery from round the stumps hit him in front of middle. Again, the ball was moving in and had a considerable distance to travel. In Junaid's next over, though, Mathews padded up to one that hit him just outside off and would have taken off and middle.

Mathews was lucky to survive that, but even though he and Paranavitana defended for their lives, neither got rid of close-in catchers nor did they make the bowlers change their plans. The dangerous wicket-taking delivery with their name on it was lurking around all the time. Paranavitana found his end soon after lunch when Ajmal tossed up an offbreak that finally took a healthy edge and went straight to slip.

To compound Sri Lanka's troubles, the new ball was due then and brought immediate results when Kaushal Silva top-edged Junaid. For a brief period after that Dhammika Prasad took the bowlers on and Pakistan backed off for a while. With Mathews he added 52 at four an over, but Pakistan got the chance to regroup during the tea break.

In the first over after the interval, Rehman cleaned Prasad up with an arm ball. Once again Pakistan had refused to wilt. The tail tried to steal valuable runs in the end, but Ajmal was too good for them. Mathews, who tried to farm the strike but didn't go for the big hits, remained unbeaten.

Misbah, who had made all the correct moves this match, right from the team's selection to the bowling changes, took the lead role in the huddle with what seemed like an impassioned speech. Not sure if he told Mohammad Hafeez he wanted Sunday off, but the opener came out in a positive mood with just 23 overs to go in the day. The ball still misbehaved, but after two fours in the first over and a huge six in Rangana Herath's first over, you knew Hafeez had had enough of this heat. Azhar Ali joined the fun when he lofted Dishan over long-off. All in all, it was a pretty fine way to bring up their first Test win over Sri Lanka in five years, in the anniversary week of their maiden Test victory.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY WPDDESILVA on | October 31, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    If Lakmal, Welagedara etc the sort of pace unit we are trying to depend then it's a sorry looking side i am afraid. No quality spinners, No good seamers and batting highly unpredictable Sri Lanka is going to be in big big trouble for years to come. I seriously think that Angelo should be Captain and Dilshan should be promoted back up to opening and without the added responsibility he might actually concentrate on his batting alone! On the other hand, Congrads to Pakistan as thier youngsters looks like they are actually hungry to win and play cricket for their country!!

  • POSTED BY mgsperera on | October 31, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Drop Dilshan if he cannt bat as a operner..Drop Paranawithana we dnt need lethargic we need young energetic & agrressive players...Drop Lakmal as he cant bowl cannt bat ...Pls do bring back Prasanna ,Randiv & Chandimal ...atleast we can save the game rather than going for a win ....

  • POSTED BY WildAmigo on | October 31, 2011, 5:10 GMT

    I am disappointing to see that the teams losing their talented good players due to IPL through injuries or any other reasons: Chris Gayle Ab Devilliers Malinga Ishant Sharma Keiron Pollard Daniel Vettori Rohit Sharma Yousuf Pathan Irfan Pathan Bret Lee Sehwag etc surely Dilshan is a victim of IPL.. Leagues are killing talent.

  • POSTED BY NRI- on | October 30, 2011, 23:37 GMT

    Sri Lanka's best bowler is Mendis and he is not taken for test matches. Pakistan have the most balanced attack in the world with more than one quality spinner although England's is the best in test cricket overall at the moment given that Asif and M Akram remain suspended. Still, Pakistan's attack overall is better than India's, NZ's, WI's or SL's by miles and also better than SA's or Australia's. But their fielding, epsecially their catching, is atrocious and the batting is generally poor although they did well here and it may be on the mend.

  • POSTED BY Sageleaf on | October 30, 2011, 20:31 GMT

    Well, I strongly believe it's time for Sri Lanka to bring in the young blood. Sanga has no support. The way Mahela and Dilshan got out is pathetic. I think they both should be dropped for the 3rd teats. Let's see whether selectors or the coach has the guts to drop one of the senior players. Arjuna and Aravinda were dropped so nothing is impossible. I don't think we have the right combination of openers, both being left handers. Beside what are we doing about our bowlers? If you watch the game on TV it showed none of our bowlers come even closer to Pakistan bowlers who have better averages. Pakistan players play so well against all our bowlers. How are we going to improve or on what grounds can it happen? Our next tour will be to South Africa and we are going to get thrashed if we are not going to put up a good team together. Mahela, Dilshan, Tharanga P and even Lahiru will have a time facing the South African pace bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Cricketus.Maximus on | October 30, 2011, 19:35 GMT

    Hopeless batting from Sri-Lanka in this series though they had luxury of batting first in both tests where pitch was as flat as for their liking. Sanga played well in both tests but one man army cant go too far. Sri Lanka need to re-jig their batting and bring back Samaraveera. He is a much better batsman in these conditions then Sanga. When it comes to bowling then they are back to pre-murali era. I do not expetc Sri-Lanka to win but atleast they can save the game. Loosing to this Pakistani team is a real shame.

  • POSTED BY AcrossTheSeam01 on | October 30, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Howevr from the Lankans, this was a terrible match, unfortunately so was the previous one, and the dozen before that too, Sri-Lanka no longer have capability to actually win a match and I see their ranking falling hopelessly, and Pakistan's climbing. They have one or two batsmen in form, in the likes of Sangakkara and Mathews. Sangakkara cannot bat for the team though and Mathews isnt always very great & the rest of their batting is failing them, & its time for Jayawardene to retire, and Dilshan to be dropped as captain, and put Sangakkara back up there. Dilshan is failing horribly at No. 5 and he needs to open while Sri-Lanka need to drop Thrimanne and take Samaraweera back. Any hope they have in Jayawardene and Sangakkara is low and they are veterans who are on the verge of retirement,The Srilankan bowling attack is a sad mockery with barely any capability of taking even 15 wickets, Also Ump.Tony Hill is making WAY too many mistakes and needs to be dropped for the rest of the series

  • POSTED BY AcrossTheSeam01 on | October 30, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    Pakistan played the best game , they were the better side, and all their departments are currently working perfectly and their captaincy is also great. Pakistan's bowling is currently good enough to take 20 wickets in a test match without much extraordinary effort, their bowling attack is currently perfectly fit together like a jigsaw, their change of working Rehman into the squad worked perfectly, and his support is helping Saeed Ajmal go along too. The batting was extraordinarily good, in comparison to the few matches played before this series in which Pakistan had a miserly squad and they could barely afford runs. The batting line-up is stable and well structured.And Misbah's captaincy is very much against his critics views, I have to say, by stats and technique he is a much better captain than Afridi the ball eater. Pakistans fielding was much better in the 2nd Test but needs to be vastly consistent and hold their catches in every match, It was a great performance overall.

  • POSTED BY mgsperera on | October 30, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    Assume, IPL is going to have a Test League ...Then Malinga will come & play for sure .Dilshan 200 +++ Mahela & Sanga 300+++ ...Malinga will bowl 20-30 overs per day ... Now lot of Sri Lankans are play for money not for the country ...

  • POSTED BY pamaran on | October 30, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    congrats to Pak team from an Indian fan... Pak team needs to be strong for excitement in world cricket... good luck for matches against England this winter. Teach them a lesson. btw, srilankan team is over rated in test cricket... they never won anything signficant outside srilanka, even when Murali was around

  • POSTED BY WPDDESILVA on | October 31, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    If Lakmal, Welagedara etc the sort of pace unit we are trying to depend then it's a sorry looking side i am afraid. No quality spinners, No good seamers and batting highly unpredictable Sri Lanka is going to be in big big trouble for years to come. I seriously think that Angelo should be Captain and Dilshan should be promoted back up to opening and without the added responsibility he might actually concentrate on his batting alone! On the other hand, Congrads to Pakistan as thier youngsters looks like they are actually hungry to win and play cricket for their country!!

  • POSTED BY mgsperera on | October 31, 2011, 10:30 GMT

    Drop Dilshan if he cannt bat as a operner..Drop Paranawithana we dnt need lethargic we need young energetic & agrressive players...Drop Lakmal as he cant bowl cannt bat ...Pls do bring back Prasanna ,Randiv & Chandimal ...atleast we can save the game rather than going for a win ....

  • POSTED BY WildAmigo on | October 31, 2011, 5:10 GMT

    I am disappointing to see that the teams losing their talented good players due to IPL through injuries or any other reasons: Chris Gayle Ab Devilliers Malinga Ishant Sharma Keiron Pollard Daniel Vettori Rohit Sharma Yousuf Pathan Irfan Pathan Bret Lee Sehwag etc surely Dilshan is a victim of IPL.. Leagues are killing talent.

  • POSTED BY NRI- on | October 30, 2011, 23:37 GMT

    Sri Lanka's best bowler is Mendis and he is not taken for test matches. Pakistan have the most balanced attack in the world with more than one quality spinner although England's is the best in test cricket overall at the moment given that Asif and M Akram remain suspended. Still, Pakistan's attack overall is better than India's, NZ's, WI's or SL's by miles and also better than SA's or Australia's. But their fielding, epsecially their catching, is atrocious and the batting is generally poor although they did well here and it may be on the mend.

  • POSTED BY Sageleaf on | October 30, 2011, 20:31 GMT

    Well, I strongly believe it's time for Sri Lanka to bring in the young blood. Sanga has no support. The way Mahela and Dilshan got out is pathetic. I think they both should be dropped for the 3rd teats. Let's see whether selectors or the coach has the guts to drop one of the senior players. Arjuna and Aravinda were dropped so nothing is impossible. I don't think we have the right combination of openers, both being left handers. Beside what are we doing about our bowlers? If you watch the game on TV it showed none of our bowlers come even closer to Pakistan bowlers who have better averages. Pakistan players play so well against all our bowlers. How are we going to improve or on what grounds can it happen? Our next tour will be to South Africa and we are going to get thrashed if we are not going to put up a good team together. Mahela, Dilshan, Tharanga P and even Lahiru will have a time facing the South African pace bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Cricketus.Maximus on | October 30, 2011, 19:35 GMT

    Hopeless batting from Sri-Lanka in this series though they had luxury of batting first in both tests where pitch was as flat as for their liking. Sanga played well in both tests but one man army cant go too far. Sri Lanka need to re-jig their batting and bring back Samaraveera. He is a much better batsman in these conditions then Sanga. When it comes to bowling then they are back to pre-murali era. I do not expetc Sri-Lanka to win but atleast they can save the game. Loosing to this Pakistani team is a real shame.

  • POSTED BY AcrossTheSeam01 on | October 30, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    Howevr from the Lankans, this was a terrible match, unfortunately so was the previous one, and the dozen before that too, Sri-Lanka no longer have capability to actually win a match and I see their ranking falling hopelessly, and Pakistan's climbing. They have one or two batsmen in form, in the likes of Sangakkara and Mathews. Sangakkara cannot bat for the team though and Mathews isnt always very great & the rest of their batting is failing them, & its time for Jayawardene to retire, and Dilshan to be dropped as captain, and put Sangakkara back up there. Dilshan is failing horribly at No. 5 and he needs to open while Sri-Lanka need to drop Thrimanne and take Samaraweera back. Any hope they have in Jayawardene and Sangakkara is low and they are veterans who are on the verge of retirement,The Srilankan bowling attack is a sad mockery with barely any capability of taking even 15 wickets, Also Ump.Tony Hill is making WAY too many mistakes and needs to be dropped for the rest of the series

  • POSTED BY AcrossTheSeam01 on | October 30, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    Pakistan played the best game , they were the better side, and all their departments are currently working perfectly and their captaincy is also great. Pakistan's bowling is currently good enough to take 20 wickets in a test match without much extraordinary effort, their bowling attack is currently perfectly fit together like a jigsaw, their change of working Rehman into the squad worked perfectly, and his support is helping Saeed Ajmal go along too. The batting was extraordinarily good, in comparison to the few matches played before this series in which Pakistan had a miserly squad and they could barely afford runs. The batting line-up is stable and well structured.And Misbah's captaincy is very much against his critics views, I have to say, by stats and technique he is a much better captain than Afridi the ball eater. Pakistans fielding was much better in the 2nd Test but needs to be vastly consistent and hold their catches in every match, It was a great performance overall.

  • POSTED BY mgsperera on | October 30, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    Assume, IPL is going to have a Test League ...Then Malinga will come & play for sure .Dilshan 200 +++ Mahela & Sanga 300+++ ...Malinga will bowl 20-30 overs per day ... Now lot of Sri Lankans are play for money not for the country ...

  • POSTED BY pamaran on | October 30, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    congrats to Pak team from an Indian fan... Pak team needs to be strong for excitement in world cricket... good luck for matches against England this winter. Teach them a lesson. btw, srilankan team is over rated in test cricket... they never won anything signficant outside srilanka, even when Murali was around

  • POSTED BY samincolumbia on | October 30, 2011, 15:08 GMT

    The law of averages finally caught up with Pakistan! They will revert to type for the next and subsequent matches. As for SL, when was the last time they won a test match/series outside of their designer pitches?

  • POSTED BY Mutukisna on | October 30, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    I am a Sri Lankan supporter. Ever since Murali, Vaas and Malinga retired, all we can expect from this team are draws. We do not have the bowlers to get 20 wickets. And you need to get 20 to win a test match. Sangakkara resigned from the captaincy when Murali retired. Who would want to lead a team of losers? Until the selectors unearth match winning bowlers our batsmen should go into test matches looking to bat as long as possible to ensure draws and never declare unless we score 600 in the first innings. Dilshan should be dropped from the test team but allowed to continue in the shorter forms. Finally, Pakistan deserved to win but don't you subscribers think that umpire Tony Hill made some diabolical decisions in both matches. How long are the ICC going to allow him to inflict such damage on the outcome of test matches? Bring back DRS or scrap it altogether! Otherwise the proper thing is for test cricketers to have two sets of averages - based on 1.DRS matches and 2.non-DRS matches

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | October 30, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    Well said shot274. I guess Monga can't believe Pakistan won comprehensively-

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | October 30, 2011, 14:36 GMT

    Wow, Look at the picture. I'm sure Adnan Akmal can dunk a basketball :D nice vertical jump hehehe. ---> Nate Robinson style ^^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/138500/138528.jpg

  • POSTED BY sfjamal on | October 30, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    Pakistan played really well. Only bowling and taking wickets make any Team win matches; and the reason Pak always considered unpredictable because there bowling can turn the outcome of any match. Batting and Fielding are also important components, but bowling the key. Look at previous dominating teams; all had amazing bowling attack. Im glad Pak batting is getting up to par also. It will be very helpful in upcoming England series. Some are saying umpires helped Pak win; Maybe, but umpiring blunders were done both ways, ex: Sanga was caught behind earlier in the game but was not given out. In short, Lanka was out played in all three components of the game by Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY La_Bangla on | October 30, 2011, 13:53 GMT

    Well Done Misbah and team. As I said at the start of the first test that SL team is very ordinary team. And if you take Sangakara out they are mediocre then. They should be playing to Netherland and Bangladesh and Pakistan should be playing to team like Aus, SA..

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    I fully agree with views expressed on omitting Thilan Samaraweera. . He was omitted after few failures for 3rd test at SSC. Others, especially Dilshan who moved down to No. 5 to survive made runs there on a feather-bed wicket. Even on previous England tour under difficult batting conditions he averaged 50+. Then on his 35th birthday Thilan was unjustifiably omitted from this tour. There is ample justification for including him considering his past performance against Pakistan. Remember two back to back double hundreds in last tour before he fell victim to terrorist gun shots. The stability provided by Thilan at No. 5 is now completely lost. Angelo having found himself to prove his place as a pure batsman has decided to play safe and remain "not out" to swell his batting average. He is making no attempt to score quickly even when he is batting with the tail leaving that task to tailenders. I do not blame him totally but that is not what is expected of a No. 6 as last recognized batsman.

  • POSTED BY shot274 on | October 30, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    Im not sure if i was watching the same game as Sidarth Mongia and some others who comment that Sri Lankans got some wrong decisions which helped Pakistan win. Dilshan was lbw without any doubt . The laws of the game do not say that the ball has to crash onto the middle stump for an appeal to be upheld! Yes Sangakara got a rough one but truthfully if the DRS system was in place neither Hafeez nor Azhar would have been given out, Sangakarra would have gone the previous evening, Matthews would have gone for 5 and the match would have been over in 3 and a half days with perhaps an innings margin. Well played Pakistan!

  • POSTED BY awahidc on | October 30, 2011, 10:50 GMT

    what super talent these Pakistanis are ! i just wish somebody in PCB has the sense to nurture them and protect them( sometimes from themselves !) for the benefit of cricket lovers all over the world.In the next test i want to see Misbah give liitle more pace to the proceedings( i am sure he could have won the first test very easily if he had urged his batsmen to score more faster than they did). Wish u wonder boys good luck in Sharjah !

  • POSTED BY szaranger on | October 30, 2011, 9:14 GMT

    You can easily see how Dilshan is taking Sri Lanka to doom. his lost his form. Sri Lanka has lost an opening batsman and produced a bad captain. Dilshan needs to be ripped off the captaincy. No more victories for Sri Lanka as long as Dilshan is the captain.

  • POSTED BY shah_cop on | October 30, 2011, 8:27 GMT

    superb performance shown by pakistan and specially the doosra master saeed ajmal has shown very well performance . love u pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    i can see Pakistan era of dominance coming back soon, ask yourself and judge by the performance that which Test Team has the deadliest bowling lineup as compared to Pakistan's. They are definitely on top, all they need is some discipline skills and I can feel this in my gut that this new management of PCB will strive to put Pakistan back on glory. Srilanka may comeback in 3rd test but i can see a series win for Pakistan, a very good momentum to take England on same venues next year. A very good competition is expected there and the way Pakistan troubled English team in England, more is coming for them in UAE. Come on Pakistan, its about time to tell the world that still Cricket rules Pakistan no matter how many conspiracies and scandals come your way. Congrats Pakistan AGAIN!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 6:50 GMT

    nice done still lacking agression

  • POSTED BY Rosh1 on | October 30, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    It is simple. SL has made a selection blunder excluding Thilan, to accommodate Dilshan in the middle order. It is shockning to see somenone like Thilan getting dropped from a test squad. If Dilshan opens the batting it will be a right hand left hand combination in addition to having an attacking openning batsman. The pakistani bowling unit is an awesome one, but if rattled can be brought down. At the moment the SL openning pair is way too defensive putting the bowlers on top and then creating a scoreboard pressure for the batsmen to follow. About the SL bowling unit.... lets face it they cannot take 20 wickets. The only option is play for a draw in every match with a strong batting display.

  • POSTED BY riverlime on | October 30, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    It's a pity that the great performance of Pakistan has been overshadowed by Ajmal's dubious action. I can't wait for Amir to rejoin the team, and what a formidable bowling force that will be!

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | October 30, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    Sri Lankan management has serious work to do and need to get their act together. Putting two newbies as openers? Putting Dilshan as captain, the guy who told Randiv to bowl a no ball to Sehwag so he couldn't get his century? Also whats up with omitting Samaraweera? And demoting Dilshan down the order at Number 5? The only reason Dilshan is even on the team was because of his form as an opener. People saying Matthews should be the captain. Matthews is not captain material (as of now). He is worried about averages and what not. To have many not outs in a test match when you come in at Number 6 means you are not doing your job. You aggressively find the boundaries and get a single off the last/penultimate ball. I feel Matthews cares more about his average than team playing, but maybe handing the captaincy to him would change that. I remember Sanga stepped down from ODI captaincy but offered to keep captaining Tests..... Why SLCB? Why?

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    how good mendis in this squad.pak 2spinners did really well this match.SL always got wrong decision.even world cup final.they didn't given chance chandimal to play test matches.i think this is does by dilshan.he is very angry about last hundred chandimal got at lords .that we saw his action.i think dilshan not suitable for captaincy.can't think about SL can win the test match with this team selection.selectors don't looking about future & they haven't knowledge about cricket.WELL DONE PAKISTAN!!!.WE WISH YOU TO WIN NEXT TEST MATCH.

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    Pakistan comes as Pakistan is...

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 4:27 GMT

    I always believe that pak bowling unit is far better than the current two asian counterparts. What they lack is discipline for this we need to blame only PCB. Very important thing is the variety they brought in to the bowling is amazing. Even though Lankan looks formiddable batting line up their bowling is not threatening at all. Murali and Malinga's absence is very big casuality for them. I feel if PCB at least open their eyes now means they can dominate the world cricket soon. To maintaing some discipline PCB need to keep away some players like akmal brothers, shoib malik and afrdi some period of time.

  • POSTED BY AK_25 on | October 30, 2011, 2:30 GMT

    run rate problm is just a matter of time....the more they gain experience in test the more they improve themsleves....and pak always hav great resource of bowlers, wheather its pace or spin.....i thnk it just abt attitude and discipline rather thn talent they lack somtimes....btw...they ll crush eng also...

  • POSTED BY on | October 30, 2011, 0:51 GMT

    can we have MATHEWS???? please give him to Pakistan, i can see a great allrounder in him, and we can replace him instead of abdul razzak. if i have to chose anyone as captain from SL, then he would be the my ONLY CHOICE.

  • POSTED BY RohanMarkJay on | October 30, 2011, 0:48 GMT

    I've said it before, and I will say it again. Pakistan bowling unit is the best in Test Cricket at the moment. They have got marvelously skilled bowlers with a lot of variety in their bowling attack. Their bowling attack is way ahead of England, Australia and South Africa. It is an attack that can adapt and do very well in all conditions. Sri Lanka has a excellent batting line up. Sri Lanka needs some of their bowlers to fire to help their beleaguered batsman out. Then I am sure Sri Lanka will get back in the series. I personally believe England will really struggle against Pakistan. I predict Pakistan to win comfortably against this England team. As England doesn't really have anyone who can play spin well unlike in the past. Players like Graham Thorpe were very good players of spin. Sri Lanka can still level but I fear they will lose this series. I think it is almost certain now England will lose in the coming series against this wonderfully talented Pakistan bowling outfit.

  • POSTED BY BravoBravo on | October 30, 2011, 0:05 GMT

    Best wishes to both teams for the third test match. Both teams have real talented players. It was a very competitive test match.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 23:51 GMT

    well done pak please speed up ur run rate

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 22:35 GMT

    Bring cricket back to Pakistan........

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | October 29, 2011, 22:25 GMT

    Sri Lanka is a very talented side as they played better in England than India. That's why this Pak victory is great. Infact both the matches were one sided and pak has dominated clearly. Pakistan is going to play again England soon and that will quieten down pak opposition a bit.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 21:33 GMT

    Samaraweera should have played ! Dishan could have captained from the balcony !

  • POSTED BY MAsadKhan on | October 29, 2011, 21:17 GMT

    Atlast!!! We are back on track Alhamdolillah. Ajmal proved through his impeccable performance that he he is even better than Greame Swann. May this era turn out to be succesful for Pakistan cricket in terms of top Management, coaching, captaincy and budding talent. Congrats to Azhar Ali too, as he and Asad shafiq are turning out to be the next Yousuf and Inzi for us, Solid players you guys are MashaAllah. But beware, this is Srilanka, the most determinant opponents of all!! They are definitely going to comeback strong. Best of luck to Lankans. We Pakistanis simply adores you.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 21:10 GMT

    Congrats Team Pakistan. What a talented bowling side despite all the setbacks! we hope the Pak bowling talent always remains as vibrant!

  • POSTED BY Afridipak on | October 29, 2011, 20:25 GMT

    congrats to all the pakistanis well played im really impress with the new junaid he Will surely become the Wasim akram i think dilshan should let his place to mathews as captain and come as opener in the NeXT game Best wishes for pak and lanka.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 19:32 GMT

    I can think of only 3 possible reasons for SL's pathetic and negative test match cricket over the past 12 months or so... 1) Uninspiring captaincy by Dilshan 2) Loss of self belief after the loss of Murali 3) Divisive acts by the senior members who are unhappy seeing Dilshan captaining... Which reason I'm not sure but somebody has to put this right before SL end up like WI or Bangladesh. Truly sad state of affairs.

  • POSTED BY zashrafi on | October 29, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    now everyone who criticized Misba should put sock In it!!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 19:18 GMT

    i think the mistake made by srilanka was slow scoring rate . if you face 100 delieveries you are bound to get a couple of unplayables and you will loose your wicket .....

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 19:02 GMT

    I congratulate Pakistani team for this win. After a long time team is looking good. I always enjoy watching a match between Pakistan and Srilanka... There so much positive about these two teams. Dilshan is not playing his part as a captain and as a batsman. May be he is taking too much pressure. Best wishes for Srilanka and Pakistan for the next test.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    Pakistan were just too good for Sri Lanka, well done to them! I think its time for Dilshan to step down as captain. I always felt that he is not captain material.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    awesome playing bye pak cricketer.. I am feeling so proud that i support this team..love pak cricketer............nd also the cricket team

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    surely sl will struggle to register a test victory with this bowling and they will turn out minnow when sanga and mahela retires...

  • POSTED BY KarachiKid on | October 29, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Great result Pakistan. I am really happy that after a long time we defeated quality opposition. Unfortunately WI, Zimbabwe and NZ cannot be termed as top quality opponents in tests. My Sri Lankan friends, please rest assured, if there is any team Pakistanis support the most after Pakistan, its your team. You have some genuine cricketers and true gentlemen like Mahela and Sanga. I also love Dilshan's batting. I believe he should be opening the innings. Thats where he can really demoralize opposition by taking quick runs. Remember our bowlers like to bowl according to their won rythem, if their rythem can be destroyed, they can look pretty ordinary. Thats why you see Sehwag, Hayden, Ponting, Sangakara, Lara having great record against Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY playitstraight on | October 29, 2011, 18:13 GMT

    First of all, let me start off by saying well done Pakistan! You guys played exceptionally well and were the better team from the start to the end of the test. In the 1st test, if Pakistan had held on to their catches, then they would've won the first test too. Misbah's captaincy is getting better and Pakistan as a unit are becoming better. SL, on the other hand, have become a disgrace after Murali's retirement and now may be considered as minnows, I doubt they can even compete with Bangladesh at this rate. Dilshan's captaincy and batting is horrendous, he has to take a look at Dhoni, he is such an inspiration! Dilshan must be dropped/sacked, or he has to move up the order and become an opener and face the swinging ball. Yes, there were many umpiring blunders to both teams, but I think the match was not lost because of that, it was because of a pathetic batting display. Samaraweera definitely needs to come into the side along with Chandimal. Para needs to be removed. Good luck SL...

  • POSTED BY KabaabRoll on | October 29, 2011, 18:12 GMT

    Saeed Ajmal is a world class spinner. Where in the world is the Mendis?

  • POSTED BY Ray24 on | October 29, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    @ Balumekka The match would've been over way earlier if there was a DRS. It would've been an innings defeat for Sri Lanka and Pakistan would've been leading the series by 2-0 by now. If you can get the recording of the 2 matches and care to watch it you'll see that Pakistan were at the receiving end of the umpiring mostly. Sanga was out yesterday, as was Mathews today. Dilshan was plumb, please don't question that. Azhar was out when he hit the ball and Hafeez's decision was wrong in the 1st innings. The decisions were roughly 70 % in faour of SL and 30% for Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY smalishah84 on | October 29, 2011, 17:57 GMT

    very well written bulletin. Hats off to Pakistan. I am liking the future prospects of our pace attack with Wahab, Junaid, Tanvir, Cheema, and Gul all showing promise. The spin attack is also quite decent with Ajmal looking great and Abdur Rehman being very tidy. If only we can improve our fielding and bring in some good batsmen I think England can be challenged

  • POSTED BY hawkeye30 on | October 29, 2011, 17:57 GMT

    Clinical performance by Pakistan!! Well done guys. Lanka was always Playing a catching up game. Sri Lanka has to start investing on some good young talent. I'm a Sri Lankan and a proud one at that for what we have achieved being such a small island with less resources. But the reality is Lanka cricket is at a all time low. Even the replacements for big names like Sanath murali Vaas does nt look one bit convincing. Firstly we need to invest on a good quick bowler. The next challenge is to get guys who can be technically correct as well as guys who could clear the ropes easily. For that you need guys with good physics and stamina. The current lot does not posses that. Cricket is an evolving game. Lanka players approach to the game looks too traditional. It's time to look beyond sanga and mahela. If not Lankan cricket will deteriorate further.

  • POSTED BY Cannuck on | October 29, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    Well Done Pakistan!!! You guys played well and deserves to win, no ifs and buts about it. As a Sri Lankan I have to admit our guys played really bad. I do not see the united team under Dilshan. We need a Captain that players want to play for, and has tactical brain to get the best out of everyone. We have 2 legends, who doesn't want touch that post with a 10 ft pole, because of our internal politics. Hopefully this defeat opens the eyes of the management to resolve their priorities, stop the internal power struggles, select the right players (can anyone say Thilan Samarweera, a much needed WALL that is not in Duleep Mendi's future for SL cricket?), the RIGHT captain and generally create a better team environment than the current one. Rebuilding or not, our team is struggling, period! Time for all players to stop talking and start playing. Yes umpiring wasn't good, but cannot take anything away from the Pakistanis.

  • POSTED BY Deepfreezed on | October 29, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    We need to question Dilshans place in the test side. He has managed less that 50 balls in this entire test series as a batsmen. Even the tail enders are better than this. Shouldn't younger talent get a place in stead of Dilshan?

    At this rate Bangladeshi has a better team than Sri Lanka.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 17:31 GMT

    congratz from a srilankan......... cheerz up ......srilankan captaincy and most of them are dominated by thug politics.......dilshan is n immatured player he canot handle his responsibilities we need change

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    Great win today, finally the team has started to act like a cohesive unit but how about the performance of Hafeez. okay he hasn't got a century yet but since the world cup he has been on a roll. i hope he continues th performance in the ODIs. junaid khan has been impressive as well

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    Maybe Sri Lanka were a bit too hasty in ditching Samaraweera, especially with other senior players not pulling their weight. He looked a very well organised player when facing England at the Rose Bowl back in June. Amongst the newer breed I thought Chandimal looked made of the right stuff when scoring an ODI century at Lords recently. Perhaps these two should be drafted into the side urgently and one or two others who are looking burnt out could be rested for a while.

  • POSTED BY USAPakCricFollower on | October 29, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    Congrtulations Pak team and Misbah. We had the match in the first test also, had we taken the catches - so nothing wrong with the strategy there. Good captain has calming effect on the team and Misbah has proven he is the right one for the job at all levels. KEEP AFRIDI OUT - Please! We are doing fine without him and don't need his immaturety and distractions.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    good combined effort from pakistan team.well done pakistan.

  • POSTED BY MalikAnasAhmad on | October 29, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    Alhamdulilah, Nice work by Pakistan, lots of maturity was shown By the Green Shirts. In Srilanka Team, Dilshan is playing the worst both in Captain's and Batsman's boots. other wise Lankan need good inspiration, there team is not as bad the results shows them to be.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    Good welldone Pakistan make a more stringer test unit once a team has good strong test team other formats become automatically strong !

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | October 29, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Saeed Ajmal, what a class player, for me the best spinner in the world!! (with Swann and Vettori)

  • POSTED BY gunnerr4life on | October 29, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    @ Balumekka did you not see when sanga was given not out when he was caught on leg slip ?? Umpiring was disgraceful but for both sides and you can not blame umpiring for Srilanka's loss !

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    So much for Welegedera mouthing off - we can defend 150 runs. It is better to be prudent and modest.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    Why on earth are SL not playing Ajhenta Mendis? I think that kid is pretty special and if he is in good rhythm he is quite a handful! They also need to bring in Nauwan Kulusekra. He gets extravagant swing with the new ball and can give you early wickets at the top. Other than that, well done Pakistan! Professor Hafeez at the top of the order is special and Saeed Ajmal with all his doosras and off spinners and arm balls is exceptional!

  • POSTED BY gunnerr4life on | October 29, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    @ Balumekka did you not see when sanga was not given out when he was caught on leg slip ? umpiring was very disgraceful but equally for both sides and Srilanka's loss was not due to umpiring !

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    Pakistan team proved again a good test side under Misbahul Haq captaincy. Credit goes to Azhar Ali for his maiden century and Saeed Amjal for taking five wickets. However the batting prowess shown by Younus Khan, Asad Shafiq, Misbah and Adnan Akmal and also Muhammad Hafeez in first innings cannot be ignored.

  • POSTED BY mensan on | October 29, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    If DRS would have been there, Pakistan had won both test matches easily. Pakistan has been on the wrong end of more decisions than Sri Lanka in the 2 tests. This wisket had no demons. I didn't see much variable bounce or extravagent turn. Just Pakistani spinners bowled a good line and tried to use the rough.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Pakistan ODI Team VS SRI LANKA :- 1 M Hafeez 2 A Razzaq/Afridi 3 Asad Shafiq 4 Umar Akmal 5 Misbah (Cap) 6 Afridi/Razzaq 7 Sarfaraz 8 Umar Gul 9 Sadaf Hussain 10 Junaid Khan 11 S Ajmal 12 Raza Hassan 13 Hammad Azam 14 Sohail Tanvir 15 A Rehman Younis Khan Should make way for young players.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    Comprehensive Win for pakistan!... :) :)

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    Nice Article Mr. Sidharth Monga. At last Pakistan's team effort ensure you to write some positive for Pakistan so that you are helpless to prove that its was Sri Lankan's bad play which helps Pakistan to be dominate as u did in previous reports. Thank you again.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Can finally people stop critisising the Pak team and Misbah, when we were loosing maches a few years ago, we were complaining that we dont have the temperament and we treat each test like an ODI, now that we finally have found a good cool headed captain and things are moving in the right direction, lets support the green shirts. I am smiling more thinking all those people who wanted Pak cricket to fail must be kicking them selves, you know who you are. They kick us down and we bounce back, bring it on....

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | October 29, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    Stop analyzing now….It's no use! SL's Test team has been declining since the WI tour of 2010. Losing, playing out embarrassing draws and performing in fits and starts. Another series loss to Pakistan is on the cards. Many rookie teams would play even Stevens with this SL team. What to do? Here is my remedy that would make die-hard SL Ex-Pats and other fans see red. Sack the entire team barring young Mathews, who must be retained to captain a brand new team. Yes, even the affable Mahela J and Kumar S must go. Elegant MJ scores well in one of 5 or 6 outings and KS started the downward spiral when he refused to captain anymore. Having KS in the team despite his impressive record is now a negative influence. Dissidents tend to do that. Where to find a new team? Look in the schools - the nursery of SL cricket. Bring in very young brilliant school players and mix them with young club cricketers. Sure, many losses will come but SL will get it right in the end.

  • POSTED BY El_Toro_Loco on | October 29, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    The other day, who said that pakistan can be bowled out chasing 150 runs? Also someone said that Pakistan spin bowling was below average? Please return & comment on today's result....

  • POSTED BY bul98 on | October 29, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    Pakistan record in last 2 yr aginst Austrlia 1-1 aginst England Won a Test where so called No 1 India could not win a single gm. series draw with SA. Beat NZ 1-0, WI 1-1 draw, Zim 1-0, up SL 1-0. Awesome perfromane by PAK but still in FTP program they palying the least Test Matches and also in ICC ranking (Don't know how that works) they are 7. Just recently T20 Ranking came out and two time T20 finalist and 1 Time SF team is 7 in Ranking..But in real world they are right up there in top 2 or 3 sides. As they showed in WC also they stopped Aus run and lost SF thanx to Hawk eye....GO PAK!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    Dominant win by Pakistan. They have clearly been the better side of the two so far in the series.

  • POSTED BY Ahsan_Shere on | October 29, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    @ Mihir Patkie:This year Pak won Test matches against WI Zimbabwe & NewZealand comprehensively not losing a series, add Srilanka to this stat!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    @ Balumekka... come on, dont just mention the umpiring errors against SL. A handful of decisions went against Pak too. So, just praise the better team and accept that SL were outplayed

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:51 GMT

    Fantastic victory, well played Hafeez, Ajmal, Azhar, Juniad, Gull and the others.

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | October 29, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Nice victory but if Pak had started like this in the last game then, surely we would have got close.

    Would love to see Azhar in the ODI line up as an opener with Hafeez and we don't need Younis or Misbah in the ODI setup either with Umar at no. 3, Alam at no. 4 and Shafiq/Yasin at no. 5.

    Also, Sadaf must get in the starting line up because he alone guided Rawalpindi to victory against Zarai bank by taking 6 wkts in both innings.

  • POSTED BY ibadkhurum on | October 29, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    I love PAkistan <3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:41 GMT

    really nice 2 see a pakistani side win a test match comprehensively!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    pakistan really an unpredictable giant! although bowlers are consistently bowling on the right areas..... and few parnterships done the damage earlier!!!! well done boys its a team effort \m/

  • POSTED BY cricket_for_all on | October 29, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    First of Congratulation Pak for their deserved victory. I don't understand people like Dilsan still talk our bowling. If you look at past two series the batting was the factor of loosing the test. How can young bowlers have mental strength when the so called our top order batsmen keep failing. We should work on batting rather complaining about bowling.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    Well Done Pakistan and Misbah.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    well played pakistani players .... misbah truly leads from front ... also good talent of mix up young and old ... only need one change in the team .... bring in malik ahead of asad shafiq. malik is good player and in form ... good luck team green for shrjah

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    Great work! I thought it would take another day to bowled Out Srilanka! keep up the good work

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | October 29, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    Could have been 2 -0 up in the series had misbah and his boys a touch positive in the first test but still pak played exceptionally well and dominated right from the first session. this series is done and dusted for the lankans they need to get rid of dilshan he's not good enough to be in the team to beigin with let alone captaining it.

  • POSTED BY wnwn on | October 29, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    Excellent performance. All 11 players have justified their places in the starting line up.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    great win credit goes to both team.. but this time pakistan played well... Go Green

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    job well done by Pakistan this time.

  • POSTED BY Balumekka on | October 29, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    Pakistan, the better team won the match. Umpiring (mainly Tony Hill) in this series was disgraceful and was surely way below the average. Sanga's and Dilshan's LBWs due to umpiring blunders in the 2nd innings were enough to sink Sri Lanka in this match. If DRS was available, results would have been much different!.

  • POSTED BY SaudAliPk on | October 29, 2011, 14:50 GMT

    Pak Team on right track. Pak can win last test too.Whereas, one day series will be interesting. Pak will hold slight edge 52 to 48.Batting and Bowling seams stable. Only feilding needs improvement..Few younsters should be given chance in ODIs and T20s such as sharjeel khan, sadaf hussain, raza hassan , hammad azam etc.

    Giving younsters chances will create good competition for places in team..Good Luck Pak team.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:48 GMT

    Waoooo, Loving it, If Pakistan Could have hold their catches, we have had won 4 consecutive matches which never happen in my life, We are Improving day by day We need just one good stroke player like Umar with improved temperament and shot selection

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    Good Job Pakistan. Pakistan just can't stop producing good bowlers.

  • POSTED BY Aamir_Javed on | October 29, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    This is the everyone wants Pakistan to perform............. Nice to see a good unit gelling well together

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:44 GMT

    What's pathetic performance from SL. Dilshan not going be Captain our expectation

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Wow what a team and what about bowlers! If their mind is right as they have proved over and over again they can win anywhere anytime in any condition. Can any other team claim to play2nd choice bowlers and still able to win a test match against very good srilankan team? Srilankans got out of the Jail in last match but the way Pakistan finished this match is commendable. At last after a long time we have very good batting lineup and if Pakistan hold catches like they did this time we can win many more matches but question is how on earth we keep producing such exciting cricketers and bolwers? Turmoil in its national politics, turmoil in its cricket politics; no chance to prepare properly, no team visiting Pakistan, no domestic cricket structure worthy of the name. If we didn't have talent, we'd have nothing. Of course, we have talent, and so we have everything!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Congratulations , Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY pak78 on | October 29, 2011, 14:38 GMT

    what a win for pakistan congrats just goes and showes what a bowling attack v keep on producing pk can get 20 wickets playing on a beach lol any way come on 3rd test cant wait 4 a 2-0 series win.

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | October 29, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    Congratulation Pakistan on this great win. Also Misbah has to be credited for his captaincy and decisions. He persisted with Asad Shafiq ( who is a very good Test player as compared to Umer Akmal) and brought in Abdul Rehman. You cannot keep bowler like Rehman out from the team on any wicket and he is a good batman and fielder too. Taufeeq Umer needs to play better inning though as he got himself out three time after making 200 in the first Test.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Fantastic win for Pakistan, a true team effort! It's seems like a very settled team and any return of senior Akmals, Shoaib Malik or Afridi will only bring politics back into this team that looks very stable right now. Good luck for the 3rd test.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Misbah u have terrific record as a captain. Congrats on winning this test match. Please continue the momentum.

  • POSTED BY wrenx on | October 29, 2011, 14:31 GMT

    Congratulations to Pakistan! Despite what many feared, this was an absorbing and entertaining game of Test cricket, particularly with the ball. The umpiring left a lot to be desired, though.

  • POSTED BY ian_ghose on | October 29, 2011, 14:29 GMT

    No surprises there. You don't win, if you choose not to try scoring runs. If Sri Lanka thought they could win the game (or even draw it), without actually wanting to score runs, they were only fooling themselves. Fantastic cricket from Pakistan. It's good to see that someone wanted to win. Well done them!

  • POSTED BY Morfi on | October 29, 2011, 14:28 GMT

    Great win for Pakistan!! Misbah is a cool guy, and all his critics should just shut up for a while now.... The umpiring has been mediocre in this game, to say the least. While Sanga's decision was very harsh, he had gotten a life last night when the umpire failed to see that he glanced the ball into leg slip's hand. Also, I dont think the TV commentators (any of them) shared Sidharth's reading of Dilshan's dismissal. The ball was take middle stump - that was Tony Greig's / Dany Morrison's call - it was plumb. Also, Siddharth, you miss the LBW's not given against Mathews and Prasad off Saeed Ajmal - they were pretty adjacent....

  • POSTED BY zesh92 on | October 29, 2011, 14:24 GMT

    Half our players are out, 'retired' or banned. They have no home games. Yet they keep winning Tests. 3 cheers to Pakistan!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    altas pak did win.....congratssssssssssssssss

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Congrats Team Pakistan for stunning win...

  • POSTED BY Venki_indian on | October 29, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    srilanka going back to 1980s

  • POSTED BY zesh92 on | October 29, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    Half our players are out, 'retired' or banned. They have no home games. Yet they keep winning Tests. 3 cheers to Pakistan!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    pakistan zindabad Pakk won so we are happy

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    grt to see they are going well ....go and win last test is to!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:04 GMT

    Congrats...Paki Lions...Wel Deserved Victory......

  • POSTED BY doosra95 on | October 29, 2011, 14:04 GMT

    Well done Pakistan Thanks for playing such a good game, sorry Lanka no more mutthia effect.What a find for Pakistan this Young left arm fast bowler really impressed by him.Great head on a young shoulder loved that bouncer to Prasad if only Pakistan had close fielders.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:02 GMT

    Very impressive victory and well lead by Misbah and ably supported by all.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    well done Pk you deserve the victory.very hard work done by players and little bit fortune offcourse help the team to get through this.SL need some quality pacers to survive otherwise they r none after Murli retired.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    Finally...:)

    PS: I still hate Misbah for so many things...

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  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    Finally...:)

    PS: I still hate Misbah for so many things...

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    well done Pk you deserve the victory.very hard work done by players and little bit fortune offcourse help the team to get through this.SL need some quality pacers to survive otherwise they r none after Murli retired.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:02 GMT

    Very impressive victory and well lead by Misbah and ably supported by all.

  • POSTED BY doosra95 on | October 29, 2011, 14:04 GMT

    Well done Pakistan Thanks for playing such a good game, sorry Lanka no more mutthia effect.What a find for Pakistan this Young left arm fast bowler really impressed by him.Great head on a young shoulder loved that bouncer to Prasad if only Pakistan had close fielders.

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:04 GMT

    Congrats...Paki Lions...Wel Deserved Victory......

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    grt to see they are going well ....go and win last test is to!

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    pakistan zindabad Pakk won so we are happy

  • POSTED BY zesh92 on | October 29, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    Half our players are out, 'retired' or banned. They have no home games. Yet they keep winning Tests. 3 cheers to Pakistan!

  • POSTED BY Venki_indian on | October 29, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    srilanka going back to 1980s

  • POSTED BY on | October 29, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Congrats Team Pakistan for stunning win...