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Amir, Lahore's homecoming king

In his first international match in Pakistan, Mohammad Amir ensured the fans had plenty of reasons to cheer

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Pakistan cruise to win on Lahore's big night

The hosts hardly broke a sweat as they completed a sweep of the limited-overs games against Sri Lanka

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

2nd T20I, Abu Dhabi

SL coach 'proud of' T20 team despite losing series

Nic Pothas is looking at their dismal streak of losing seven straight limited-overs matches in the UAE as 'five defeats and two good games'

Shadab swings low-scoring scrap with ball and bat

Despite suffering a spectacular collapse lit up by a Faheem Ashraf hat-trick, Sri Lanka held the ascendancy right until Shadab Khan smashed a six when Pakistan needed eight from three balls

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Hasan, Malik star in emphatic Pakistan win

A listless batting effort resulted in an inexperienced Sri Lanka side remaining winless in the limited-overs leg of the series

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

5th ODI, Sharjah

Usman Khan's five-for leads Pakistan to 5-0

The left-arm quick took out half of Sri Lanka's batting line-up with his first 21 balls, setting up Pakistan's stroll to a nine-wicket win

Twenty-one balls of deja vu

Until today, Usman Khan was best known for a destructive spell in a domestic T20 final. Having now bowled an eerily similar spell in an ODI, he has given Pakistan a sweet selection headache

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

5th ODI, Sharjah

ICC investigates approach made on Sarfraz

It is understood that the Pakistan captain was the target of an allegedly corrupt approach after the third ODI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday

Pakistan bowling best in the world - Sarfraz

Since the opening match of the Champions Trophy against India, where they conceded 319, the highest total they have conceded is 236

Gambhir: Pakistan was looking for a batsman like Babar Azam


Pakistan v Sri Lanka

4th ODI, Sharjah

Hasan, spinners make it 4-0 for Pakistan

Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik hit unbeaten fifties to help their team chase down 174 and condemn Sri Lanka to their 11th successive ODI loss

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Sri Lanka news

SL players who refuse Lahore leg to miss series

Chief selector Graeme Labrooy says a clear picture of who is willing to travel to Pakistan is likely to emerge by Friday

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Imam-ul-Haq's debut ton gives Pakistan the series

Hasan Ali took five wickets to dismiss Sri Lanka for 208, setting up Pakistan's seventh consecutive ODI victory

Cricket in Pakistan

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka agree to play T20I in Lahore

Upul Tharanga is likely to skip the match as the decision to play was taken at SLC's executive committee meeting in Colombo

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan defend 219 despite Tharanga's century

A Babar Azam hundred helped Pakistan recover from 101 for 6, and then their bowlers ran through all but one Sri Lankan batsman

Stats - Babar Azam's hundred habit

The Pakistan No. 3 brought up his fifth consecutive ODI century in the UAE

SL in Pakistan 2017-18

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka's players reluctant to visit Pakistan

SLC, however, believes it can have a conversation with the players and convince them to tour the country for the third T20I

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1st ODI, Dubai

Babar's ton, Malik's 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up

Pakistan reasserted their dominance in the UAE with a crushing win in Dubai over a Sri Lanka side that has seen ODI wins excruciatingly hard to come by in 2017

Sri Lanka's wretched run in ODIs in 2017

Few teams that have played 20 games or more in any calendar year have had as bad a year as Sri Lanka are having

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Dubai

The mixed emotions of Asad Shafiq

The batsman leaves Dubai with the relief of having returned to form, the heartbreak of seeing another heroic hundred go in vain, and the frustration of needing to wait seven months to play his next Test match

Samiuddin: Complacency plus transition period have hurt Pakistan

Gaurav Kalra and Osman Samiuddin discuss Pakistan's short and long-term problems in Test cricket


Pakistan's oasis finally dries up

The factors that led to the snapping of Pakistan's long unbeaten run in the UAE

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Dubai

Marathon-man Karunaratne buries his ghosts

The Sri Lanka opener's best knocks have come in the second innings, but the Pakistan series featured a departure from that norm

Samiuddin: Understudy's understudy takes centre stage

Dilruwan Perera stepped forward to give Sri Lanka balance and options - and a famous series win against Pakistan in the UAE

The three factors behind SL's turnaround

The side went from a 0-3 drubbing against India at home to a 2-0 away series win over Pakistan in the UAE


Pakistan v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Dubai

Will try not to sweep in crucial moments again - Sarfraz

Pakistan's captain makes a lot of runs with the shot, but his top-edge while attempting it on the final day in Dubai opened a gate for Sri Lanka

Dilruwan's five-for seals memorable series sweep

Asad Shafiq's fighting 112 was not enough as Sri Lanka picked up the last five wickets in the first 90 minutes of the final day in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Injury blow

Amir ruled out of one-day series with shin injury

Amir resumed bowling on the second day in Dubai but was soon forced off the field again and sent for scans

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

ODI squad

Imam-ul-Haq called up to Pakistan's ODI squad

Pakistan have left out former ODI captain Azhar Ali from their squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the UAE

Inzamam: Imam's selection completely on merit

Pakistan's chairman of selectors explains the selection of his nephew in the ODI squad


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ODI squad

Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for six matches

The opener was punished for a lethargic attitude towards training during the recent series against India

Lasith Malinga's rise and fall

Could the Sri Lanka quick's omission from the ODI squad against Pakistan mark the end of the road for him?


Pakistan v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Dubai

Herath adjusts, counters plans against him - Azhar

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali admitted that the relative inexperience of the batting line-up was also a factor in their failure to chase down 136 on the final day in Abu Dhabi

Calf injury rules Mathews out of Dubai Test, ODIs

This will be the third full Test series Mathews has missed since October last year, and his unavailability will leave Sri Lanka with decisions on the make-up of their top order

Herath was always going to be a threat - Misbah


Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Samiuddin: The truth about Rangaiyya

To the rest of the world, Rangana Herath is a lovable teddy bear of a slow left-armer. To Pakistan, he's a mean-ass, conniving devil who has harassed them for over a decade

Life begins at 35?

Rangana Herath is among several cricketing greats to have sparkled after celebrating their 35th birthday


Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Herath's 400th wicket seals dramatic victory for SL

Pakistan lost a Test in Abu Dhabi for the first time, as 16 wickets fell on a nail-biting final day

Samiuddin: Pakistan's final-day batting - a disaster foretold

History or no history, with or without #MisYou, Pakistan's final-day collapses have been a constant since August 2016

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Samiuddin: Signs of change in Pakistan bowling strategy

Under Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan rarely wavered in fielding a spin-heavy attack in the UAE. The Tests against Sri Lanka could see a shift

Sarfraz looks to build on Misbah's reign

The Pakistan captain wants his team to "remember the good things" his predecessor did, and apply them to his "very young side"

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Test series, UAE

'We are sick and tired of talking about transition' - Pothas

The Sri Lanka interim coach is hoping his team finally goes past the "learning phase" in the Test series against Pakistan, and starts getting the results it is after

Pakistan Test Squad

Pakistan v SL 2017-18

Pakistan pick Sohail, Salahuddin to plug batting gap

The pair are likely to attempt to fill the middle-order gap in the post-MisYou era, while the bowling has been bolstered with the inclusion of uncapped fast bowler Mir Hamza in the Test team

Butt moves a step closer to international comeback

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is impressed with the opener's form and fitness since his return from his spot-fixing ban, and has indicated that he will soon be picked for Pakistan A

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