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

Azhar strengthens claim to No.3 spot

Azhar Ali's match-winning 103 off 137 balls in Sharjah went a long way to proving that he had the ability to bat according to the situation and make the No.3 spot his own

Azhar Ali celebrates his fifth Test hundred

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

Talha, Junaid shine on dull day

For the second successive day, Pakistan's bowlers struggled on a flat pitch. The team, however, could take heart from the success of their pacers, Mohammad Talha and Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan had Rangana Herath lbw for a first-ball duck

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

Sri Lanka take comfort from new heroes

Fourteen months on from fielding their oldest ever XI in a Test, Sri Lanka have regenerated at great speed and now brought to the fore, a talented crop of youngsters who are bound to leave the fans very excited for the future

Angelo Mathews drives during his half-century