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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2013-14

Apr 11, 2014: Wisden's review of the first Test, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2013-14

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Pakistan take top-order pluses from draw

Jan 4, 2014: In the second innings in Abu Dhabi, albeit on a tame pitch, Mohammad Hafeez brought his ODI form into Tests and Ahmed Shehzad scored a half-century on debut - signs that have pleased Pakistan and Misbah-ul-Haq

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Resilient Sri Lanka overcome Test layoff

Jan 4, 2014: Sri Lanka will be pleased at having yielded no ground to Pakistan, after having been dormant in this format for so long. The pitch may have had the final say, but Sri Lanka were the more satisfied side in the end

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Hafeez helps Pakistan earn draw

Jan 4, 2014: Mohammad Hafeez made the most of his good batting form, and a benign pitch, to score a fluent half-century that helped Pakistan earn a comfortable draw in Abu Dhabi after being set a target of 302 from 67 overs

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Sri Lanka fans have reasons to smile

Jan 3, 2014: If Sri Lanka's young cricketers can build on Friday's gains, perhaps in years to come fans will look upon this match not simply as Angelo Mathews' coming of age, but as the turn of an era

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

'We'll be pressing for victory'- Chandimal

Jan 3, 2014: Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal declared his team's intention of pressing hard for victory on a day-five pitch that is likely to be receptive to spin bowling

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Mohammad Akram backs Pakistan bowlers after tough day

Jan 3, 2014: Mohammad Akram, the Pakistan bowling coach, said he was pleased with the effort of his bowlers in spite of their performance on the fourth day against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Mathews' high, and Ajmal's low

Jan 3, 2014: Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Abu Dhabi, when Sri Lanka staged a magnificent fightback

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Mathews ton hands SL advantage

Jan 3, 2014: Angelo Mathews scored a career-best 116 to fashion a remarkable turnaround for Sri Lanka in the Abu Dhabi Test after they had conceded a 179-run lead to Pakistan in the first innings.

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Adnan Akmal ruled out with fractured finger

Jan 3, 2014: Pakistan wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal is out of the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka after fracturing his finger

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Persistent Kaushal makes a case for the future

Jan 2, 2014: Kaushal Silva's entry into the Test scene hasn't been smooth, but if given the opportunitiy to blossom, Sri Lanka may have a man who can stabilise the top order

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Pakistan struggle with No. 3 conundrum

Jan 2, 2014: Azhar Ali suffered a dip in form in 2013 but replacing him with Mohammad Hafeez may not be a solution for Pakistan's long-term plans

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

ICC news

ORS will give greater efficiency - Taufel

Jan 2, 2014: Simon Taufel, the ICC training and performance manager for umpires, hopes the Officiating Replay System (ORS) could revolutionise the role of the third umpire

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Late strikes put Pakistan on top

Jan 2, 2014: Bilawal Bhatti and Junaid Khan picked up three wickets late on the third day to put Pakistan in a dominant position at stumps on third day despite Sri Lanka being able to erase the first-innings deficit

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

SL need more Tests to nurture pace-bowling talents

Jan 1, 2014: Although Sri Lanka ended up conceding a big lead to Pakistan on the second day, there were a few signs of a potentially good attack. For their young bowlers to develop, however, Sri Lanka must play more Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

'Need to play first hour well' - Younis

Jan 1, 2014: Younis Khan, who scored his 23rd Test hundred on Wednesday said Pakistan will need to add to their substantial lead in the first hour to give themselves a good chance of taking control in the Test

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Graham Ford rues Sri Lanka's missed review

Jan 1, 2014: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has rued the missed opportunity to review an lbw shout against Misbah-ul-Haq, soon after tea on day three

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Misbah, Younis centuries flatten Sri Lanka

Jan 1, 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan added 218 for the fourth wicket to put Pakistan, leading by 123 runs at stumps on day two, in a strong position in the Abu Dhabi Test

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Mathews working hard to justify captaincy

Dec 31, 2013: Without a mandate to rule, Angelo Mathews is having to work extremely hard to prove his worth as captain. He played an important innings to save his side from disaster on day one in Abu Dhabi

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Junaid, Bhatti make it Pakistan's day

Dec 31, 2013: The Pakistan seamers shredded the Sri Lanka batting in unthreatening conditions to wrest control after a manic second session in Abu Dhabi

The Report by Devashish Fuloria
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