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Pakistan's hunt for a wicketkeeper-batsman

Jan 24, 2014: In the last four years, Pakstan's wicketkeepers have averaged 19.44 in Tests, with no centuries in 59 innings - the worst record among all teams

S Rajesh

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Misbah shines but top order still a concern

Jan 23, 2014: Pakistan's marks out of ten for the series against Sri Lanka

Umar Farooq

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Sri Lanka seamers make big strides

Jan 21, 2014: Sri Lanka's marks out of ten, for the Test series against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Azhar strengthens claim to No.3 spot

Jan 21, 2014: 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

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Sri Lanka drown in their negativity

Jan 21, 2014: Sri Lanka's captain insisted his team had not lost because they had been negative. He would be hard pressed to find many who agree with him

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

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

Quick chases and Sri Lanka's third-Test woes

Jan 20, 2014: Stats highlights from an incredible third Test in Sharjah, where Pakistan pulled off one of their best run-chases to level the series

S Rajesh

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

Sri Lanka tread too far down the conservative route

Jan 19, 2014: While conservatism has worked for Sri Lanka in this series, their dour defensive play on day four in Sharjah neither decisively put defeat beyond them nor, it would appear, did much to revive the flagging interest in Test cricket

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

Angelo Mathews

'As a captain you need to listen to people'

Jan 19, 2014: Sri Lanka's Test captain Angelo Mathews talks about his evolution as a batsman, the lessons he has learnt as a leader, and his goals for his team

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Talha, Junaid shine on dull day

Jan 17, 2014: 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

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

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

Sri Lanka take comfort from new heroes

Jan 17, 2014: 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

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

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

Karunaratne hopes to build on starts

Jan 16, 2014: Just eight Tests old, Dimuth Karunaratne has the skills to become a fine international opener. With more consistency and a better understanding of his own game, he may well be the answer to Sri Lanka's top order as they continue replacing the old guard

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Loss exposes Pakistan frailties

Jan 12, 2014: It is hard to pin-point one single reason for Pakistan's capitulation in Dubai; there were many chinks in their armour

Umar Farooq

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Sri Lanka earn victory by respecting their limitations

Jan 12, 2014: In their win against Pakistan, Sri Lanka truly knew the boundaries of their ability and rarely sought to exceed them

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Opening highs for Sri Lanka

Jan 12, 2014: It was a Test match to remember for Sri Lanka, especially their openers and fast bowlers. Stats highlights from their win

S Rajesh

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

T20 kings show Test aptitude

Jan 11, 2014: Though unsuccessful for long stretches during Pakistan's rearguard, the Sri Lanka attack demonstrated admirable patience and application

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

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

Is workload taking a toll on Ajmal?

Jan 10, 2014: Saeed Ajmal made a relatively late entry into international cricket but didn't play his first Test till he was almost 32. He is 36 now and is doing his best to make up for lost time having been a key player for Pakistan for many years

Umar Farooq in Dubai

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

Sri Lanka still rough around the edges

Jan 10, 2014: Sri Lanka have the ingredients of a fine Test team but a little all-round dynamism might make the end product more appetising

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Lack of discipline hurting Pakistan bowlers

Jan 9, 2014: Pakistan's seamers failed to create opportunities as a unit. Their bowling coach Mohammad Akram reiterated that the bowlers let Sri Lanka off the hook by not maintaining any pressure

Umar Farooq in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day

Jayawardene reasserts his thrill for the fight

Jan 9, 2014: Hamstrung by a hand injury, Mahela Jayawardene was forced to guts it out to make his 32nd Test century

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

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

Manzoor makes use of lifeline

Jan 8, 2014: Question marks will continue to hang over Khurram Manzoor's technique, but the opener fought it out to score 73 on a day when few of his team-mates could put bat on ball

Umar Farooq in Dubai
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Tour Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah - Jan 16-20, 2014
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC) - Jan 8-12, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014
Match drawn
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 27, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 25, 2013
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 53 balls remaining)
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