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Triple-ton propels Younis to No. 1 spot

Feb 26, 2009: Younis Khan has jumped up six places to the No. 1 spot in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen following his 313 against Sri Lanka in the first Test

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi

High scores, and joy for Akmal

Feb 25, 2009: Stats highlights from the last day of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 5th day

Jayawardene takes positives from stalemate

Feb 25, 2009: With a draw always on the cards on a flat deck, Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, said he was pleased with the way his team performed at the National Stadium

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 5th day

Younis sets attacking agenda

Feb 25, 2009: Younis Khan's attacking tactics did not pay off too well on the first day of the Test, but Pakistan's new leader wants his side to adopt a aggressive approach

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 5th day

Younis should have a say in pitch preparation - Akram

Feb 25, 2009: Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan captain, has said he was perplexed by the docile pitch prepared at the National Stadium for the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 5th day

Match drawn after late drama

Feb 25, 2009: In the end the pitch won. Pakistan created late excitement by knocking out five top-order wickets but they didn't have enough time to pull off the minor miracle

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 4th day

Record-eyeing Younis puts team first

Feb 24, 2009: Going to stumps at 306 not out, the obvious question to Younis Khan was whether he would aim to break Brian Lara's record for the highest Test score

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 4th day

Captains rewrite record books

Feb 24, 2009: Stats highlights from the fourth day of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

S Rajesh

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 4th day

Draw looms after Younis triple-century

Feb 24, 2009: Younis Khan took full advantage of a dead pitch at the National Stadium, scoring his maiden triple-century - the third by a Pakistan batsman - to push his side to safety

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

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

Bayliss buoyant about Sri Lanka's chances

Feb 23, 2009: Sri Lankan coach Trevor Bayliss is confident of Sri Lanka pulling off a victory against Pakistan in the first Test. Despite Younis Khan's fine century on the third day, the visitors look to be in command - still ahead by 348 runs with Pakistan having lost

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

Lifeless Karachi track comes in for criticism

Feb 23, 2009: The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi has come under fire with Pakistan's coach and captain criticising the lifeless track prepare by the home side, and saying they made contests less interesting

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

Younis ton drives Pakistan

Feb 23, 2009: Pakistan's new captain Younis Khan hit a fine century and combined well with his predecessor Shoaib Malik to thwart a stiff challenge from the Sri Lankan spinners and charge Pakistan to 296 for 3

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

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

Double delight for Sri Lanka

Feb 22, 2009: Stats highlights from the second day of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi

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

Samaraweera savours maiden double

Feb 22, 2009: Thilan Samaraweera, the Sri Lanka batsman, said he was delighted with his maiden double-century in Karachi

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

Pakistan coach fumes at unhelpful pitch

Feb 22, 2009: Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam was frank that the track, on which Sri Lanka amassed 644 for 7 declared, was not what the home team had expected

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

Sri Lanka on top after amassing 644

Feb 22, 2009: Mahela Jayawardene struck his first double-century outside Sri Lanka - his fifth overall - while Thilan Samaraweera went past 200 for the first time in his Test career to put the visitors in a rock solid position on the second day in Karachi

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 1st day

Jayawardene pleased with 25th century

Feb 21, 2009: Mahela Jayawardene went past 8000 Test runs during the course of his 25th century - his first against Pakistan - on the opening day of the Karachi Test

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi, 1st day

Jayawardene and Samaraweera hammer Pakistan

Feb 21, 2009: On a warm day in Karachi, when Test cricket returned to Pakistan after 14 months, the Sri Lankan top order indulged themselves to reach a strong position by the end of the opening day

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Karachi

Captains the focus in welcome Test

Feb 20, 2009: Cricinfo previews the first Test between Pakistan and England at the National Stadium Karachi

The Preview by Sriram Veera

Who will rule the rulers?

Feb 26, 2008: Why should cricket's administrators get away scot-free for the travesties of Antigua and Karachi?

Sambit Bal
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Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore - Mar 1-5, 2009
Match drawn
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Feb 21-25, 2009
Match drawn
PCB Pat XI v Sri Lankans at Karachi - Feb 17-18, 2009
PCB Pat XI won by 112 runs
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore - Jan 24, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 234 runs
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jan 21, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 129 runs
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