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

Dilshan helps Sri Lanka amass 606

Mar 2, 2009: Umar Gul produced a sparkling spell of reverse swing and Pakistan's aggressive openers gave a flying start but the pressure was still on the home side after Sri Lanka reached 606 in their first innings at Lahore

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

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

Samaraweera batting best among us - Sangakkara

Mar 1, 2009: After Thilan Samaraweera made an assured hundred in Lahore to follow up his double-century in the first Test, his team-mate Kumar Sangakkara hailed him as the player "batting best" in the Sri Lankan side

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

Samaraweera and Sangakkara make it Sri Lanka's day

Mar 1, 2009: A serene 204-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera allowed Sri Lanka to soak up the pressure of three early wickets and reach a comfortable position by the end of the opening day at Lahore

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lahore

Jayawardene remains focused on winning

Feb 28, 2009: The Lahore Test will be the last of Mahela Jayawardene's tenure as Sri Lankan captain but he is confident that he will not be distracted by emotion

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lahore

Younis keeps expectations low

Feb 28, 2009: Younis Khan, the Pakistan captain, has no expectations of a series win from his young side when it meets Sri Lanka for the second Test in Lahore on Sunday and will focus on having his players work together

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lahore

Pakistan aim to spoil Jayawardene's farewell

Feb 28, 2009: The two-Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been reduced to a one-Test play-off after the draw in Karachi

The Preview by George Binoy

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lahore

Happy venue for Younis and Akmal

Feb 28, 2009: Stats preview to the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Lahore

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Lahore

Intikhab satisified with pitch for second Test

Feb 27, 2009: Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam is pleased with the pitch for the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka starting Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. "The wicket is a firm one and looks good to me," he said

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ICC players rankings

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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Sri Lanka in Pakistan 2008-09

Pakistan retain squad for second Test

Feb 25, 2009: Pakistan's selectors have retained the 15-man squad from the first Test against Sri Lanka for the second match in Lahore

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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

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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 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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