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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2013-14

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

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

Mathews hails fighting spirit

Jan 12, 2014: Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews hailed his side's ability to keep fighting after they chased down 137 to win an attritional Test in Dubai

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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, 5th day

Clinical Sri Lanka take 1-0 lead

Jan 12, 2014: It had rained for most of the night in Dubai and the floodlights were switched on to brighten a gloomy morning, but there were no alarms for Sri Lanka once play began on time on the fifth day

The Report by George Binoy

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

Can put SL under pressure if we bat out first hour - Sarfraz

Jan 11, 2014: Wicketkeeper-batsman says stretching lead beyond 200 could bring Pakistan back into the second Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

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, 4th day

Pakistan take fight into final day

Jan 11, 2014: Pakistan's leader Misbah-ul-Haq batted with limitless patience and rookie Sarfraz Ahmed punched his way to a maiden half-century to give their side a glimmer of hope of saving a Test that once seemed lost

The Report by George Binoy

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

Younis defends younger players

Jan 10, 2014: At 19 for 3, Pakistan seemed to be heading towards an inevitable defeat, but Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq both scored fifties to keep Sri Lanka at bay on the third day

Umar Farooq in Dubai

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

Two wickets changes outlook - Ford

Jan 10, 2014: Two quick wickets for Sri Lanka on the fourth morning would alter the Test's outlook considerably, Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said, after Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan stalled the visitors on day three.

Andrew Fidel Fernando 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, 3rd day

Younis, Misbah hold up Sri Lanka

Jan 10, 2014: Sri Lanka were a wicket away from breaking Pakistan after lunch on the third day of the second Test in Dubai, but they could not take it

The Report by George Binoy

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

Kaushal knock as good as a ton - Mahela

Jan 9, 2014: Kaushal Silva narrowly missed a maiden hundred on day two in Abu Dhabi, but Mahela Jayawardene emphasised the value of Silva's 95, which he said was as good as a ton

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, 2nd day

Mahela hundred strengthens Sri Lanka

Jan 9, 2014: Kaushal Silva and Mahela Jayawardene did not put on a show but their exercise in restraint, self-preservation and gradual accumulation was exactly what Sri Lanka needed

The Report by George Binoy

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

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

Watershed moment for Sri Lanka quicks

Jan 8, 2014: From looking completely out of their depth in Australia to destroying Pakistan's top order in Dubai, Sri Lanka's fast bowlers have come a long way to realising their penetrative potential

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai
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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
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Match drawn
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 27, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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