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

Mathews denies SL were too negative

Jan 20, 2014: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed his team after they pulled off their second-highest successful run chase to level the series against Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Misbah hails 'amazing victory'

Jan 20, 2014: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed his team after they pulled off their second-highest successful run chase to level the series against Sri Lanka

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

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

Pakistan pull off astonishing chase

Jan 20, 2014: Pakistan turned a Test that had been an abysmal advertisement for cricket for four days and one session on its head, with an incredible batting performance after lunch on the final day, when they scored 302 runs in 57.3 overs to sucker-punch Sri Lanka

The Report by George Binoy

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

Test 'nicely poised' - Whatmore

Jan 19, 2014: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has not given up on getting a result despite his side trailing Sri Lanka by 220 runs with five wickets still to take

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

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

Sri Lanka move slowly towards strong lead

Jan 19, 2014: If any thought lingered that Sri Lanka's designs for the match in Sharjah were aggressive, their batting in the third innings provided unequivocal proof they want nothing more than 1-0 from the series

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Shehzad unhappy with Sri Lanka's 'negative' approach

Jan 18, 2014: Pakistan might have been conservative with their batting approach on the third day in Sharjah, but their opener Ahmed Shehzad said he was "surprised" by the negative approach adopted by the Sri Lanka bowlers

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

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

Footmarks on pitch crucial to SL chances, says Sangakkara

Jan 18, 2014: The footmarks developing on the Sharjah pitch are crucial to Sri lanka's hopes of winning the series 2-0, Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara said

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

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

Sri Lanka ahead despite Shehzad ton

Jan 18, 2014: Ahmed Shehzad scored his maiden Test hundred but Pakistan's progress on the third day was not swift enough to weaken Sri Lanka's grip on their 1-0 lead in the series

The Report by George Binoy

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

Mathews and Perera tire Pakistan

Jan 17, 2014: Sri Lanka's prospects of winning their first away series since 1999-00 (excluding those in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe) improved significantly after Angelo Mathews and Dilruwan Perera batted vast periods of time on the second day

The Report by George Binoy

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

'Bowlers controlled runs well' - Rehman

Jan 16, 2014: Pakistan's left-arm spinner, Abdur Rehman said his side would be looking to dismiss Sri Lanka in the first session on the second day after the visitors ended the first day of the Sharjah Test at 220 for 5

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

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

Ajmal finds form in slow battle

Jan 16, 2014: The Sharjah surface - largely devoid of pace, lateral movement and turn - provided the setting for a game of patience on the first day of the deciding Test of the series

The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Misbah demands better application

Jan 15, 2014: Pakistan are down 0-1 against Sri Lanka and the captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes to square the series before going into a nine-month Test drought.

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Mathews braces for trial by spin

Jan 15, 2014: Unlike the first two Tests, the Sharjah match will be a trial by spin, Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, said after inspecting the pitch on the eve of the game

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Struggling Pakistan look for second wind

Jan 15, 2014: As the end of an engrossing tour approaches, Pakistan need a considerable change in momentum to win the last Test in Sharjah and draw level with Sri Lanka

Umar Farooq and Andrew Fidel Fernando in Sharjah

Sri Lanka news

'Exciting two years ahead for SL' - Ford

Jan 14, 2014: At the end of Graham Ford's penultimate training session as coach, the Sri Lanka cricketers worked themselves up to a frenzy in anticipation of a challenge that has brewed for some time

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Ajmal wants more spin in Sharjah

Jan 14, 2014: After listless performances in the first two Tests in the UAE, Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has called for pitches that provide more support for spinners

Umar Farooq in Sharjah

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Pace attack's image has transformed - Lakmal

Jan 14, 2014: Sri Lanka's pace attack arrived in the UAE with a poor reputation, but two Tests into the series, they may have already transformed their image, fast bowler Suranga Lakmal believes

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

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

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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
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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