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Day 5

431dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sangakkara helps Sri Lanka to a draw

In the end, neither team wanted it badly enough. Sri Lanka couldn't quite summon up the courage for one final dash, and Pakistan spent much of the afternoon merely going through the motions

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Dilshan's injuries prompted draw - Sangakkara

With 15 overs remaining and Sri Lanka needing a further 101 to win on the final day at the SSC, the Sri Lankan captain said his decision was largely dictated by the injury worries to Tillakaratne Dilshan

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Younis dwells on positives

The Pakistan captain also expressed his surprise that Sri Lanka did not press for the win

Day 4

431dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sangakkara key to Sri Lanka's fortunes

Set a massive 492 for victory, or more realistically 150 overs to survive, Sri Lanka made steady progress to 183 for 3 by the end of the penultimate day's play

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Herath confident of clean sweep

The Sri Lankan spinner is confident, provided the team bat the way did in the final two sessions of play of the fourth day at the SSC

Day 3

431dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Malik century puts Pakistan on top

At 67 for 4, with both Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf back in thepavilion, Pakistan were in danger of subsiding to another defeat, but twocentury partnerships utterly transformed the game in the final twosessions on the third day

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Bayliss regrets playing lone spinner

Sri Lankan coach Trevor Bayliss believes the ploy of going into the third and final Test against Pakistan with one spinner has not worked to their advantage

Day 2

431dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Spinners hand Pakistan the advantage

Pakistan's tail offered no resistance at all, but with Danish Kaneria at the forefront of a superb bowling performance, they still managed a 66-run first-innings lead

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Injured Dilshan doubtful for ODI series

Tillakaratne Dilshan is doubtful for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan after fracturing his right index finger and having several stitches above his left eye on the second day at the SSC

Day 1

431dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Late wickets spoil Pakistan's day

Having decided to bowl first under overcast skies, Sri Lanka were indebtedto Thilan Thushara for two breakthroughs in a morning session otherwisedominated by Pakistan

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Ball changes upset Alam

The second replacement helped the hosts as the Pakistan batting collapsed at the SSC.

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Thushara happy to play a full series

Sri Lanka's promising left-arm fast bowler Thilan Thushara hopes to step into Chaminda Vaas' shoes one day following a successful first day against Pakistan

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st83SM WarnapuraNT Paranavitana
2nd56KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
3rd16DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th122TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
5th114KC SangakkaraAD Mathews