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Sri Lanka won their first Test series since 2009 after drawing the third Test against Pakistan at Pallekele
Sri Lanka won their first Test series since 2009 after drawing the third Test against Pakistan at Pallekele © AFP
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    Didn't want to jeopardise our hard work

Mahela Jayawardene on why Sri Lanka decided to settle for a draw in Pallekele, and the factors that helped his side beat Pakistan

    A gamble that almost backfired

Mahela Jayawardene: The decision to bowl at the SSC proved risky, and there could have been a result had the Test been played the full five days

    Draw-fests at the SSC

Numbers Game: The SSC has consistently produced pitches loaded in favour of batting. Shouldn't this be questioned, just as Galle was last year?

    We have gone one-up on their bowlers

Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka, though they didn't handle Pakistan's bowling well in the UAE, are confident after the victory in the ODIs

    Pakistan's bowlers bail out their batsmen

Numbers Game: Pakistan have won more ODIs than they've lost recently, and much of it's due to the bowlers, especially the spinners

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Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20I Series, 2012

Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI Series, 2012

Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2012

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, Jun-Jul 2012

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Twenty20 Internationals

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Mahela Jayawardene defends Sri Lanka's decision to not go for the target in the Pallekele Test against Pakistan

Kumar Sangakkara made an unbeaten 74
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Mahela Jayawardene with the series title
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The victorious Sri Lanka team
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The match was called off with nine overs remaining
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Dinesh Chandimal reaches his half-century
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Dinesh Chandimal delivered a positive start for Sri Lanka
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Squads

Misbah-ul-Haq (c) Abdur Rehman
Adnan Akmal (wk) Afaq Raheem
Aizaz Cheema Asad Shafiq
Azhar Ali Faisal Iqbal
Junaid Khan Mohammad Ayub
Mohammad Hafeez Mohammad Sami
Saeed Ajmal Taufeeq Umar
Umar Gul Younis Khan
Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 18, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 16, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
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