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Time to set the record straight

Aug 17, 2009: The last time New Zealand visited Sri Lanka, both Tests were drawn. This is an opportunity to learn from that experience and put things right

Mahela Jayawardene

Rangana Herath

Out of the shadows

Aug 8, 2009: He's spent 10 years playing a game here, a game there, up against the most prolific wicket-taker of them all. Now Rangana Herath may just be coming into his own

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 2009

Back in the groove

Jul 27, 2009: Sri Lanka are getting used to life without their legends and under a new captain; Pakistan are getting used to Test cricket again. An audio-visual look at the just-concluded Test series in Sri Lanka

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2009

Sri Lanka get used to life without legends

Jul 25, 2009: The series was decided in three sessions but the collapses, twists and sharp turns ensured it was an entertaining one

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Younis rues his moment of madness

Jul 14, 2009: The flawed reverse-sweep will not stop replaying in Younis Khan's head for a while. It will haunt

Sidharth Monga at the P Sara Oval

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

Legends of the fall

Jul 13, 2009: Perhaps one collapse in a Test had become boring, so Sri Lanka and Pakistan produced two here

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

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

A tale of two prophecies

Jul 13, 2009: This was not a day to ask questions. This was a day to believe, like Fawad Alam did

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

Thieving cats, suicidal drivers

Jul 13, 2009: It's hot in Colombo, small animals are after your dinner in Galle, and security staff are sticklers for dress codes

Sidharth Monga

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

Enigmatic Pakistan confound again

Jul 12, 2009: Pakistan cricket doesn't lend itself to analysing. For nobody yet knows what motivates its cricketers, or what brings them down.

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2009

Versatile Dilshan up for any challenge

Jul 11, 2009: Tillakaratne Dilshan is no mood to let go of any opportunity that comes his way, not even wicketkeeping

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

Pakistan's trouble at the top

Jul 9, 2009: Openers are a neglected breed on the country's domestic circuit, and that's been a key reason for the team's failures in Tests in recent times

Sidharth Monga

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

Regular programming from Pakistan

Jul 7, 2009: Even their captain didn't look rattled at the staggering reversal of fortune, this tendency has become so predictable

Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

Persistence and some gambling work wonders

Jul 7, 2009: That this win came through three largely uncelebrated players has to be the most pleasing aspect for Sri Lanka

Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

Just like old times

Jul 5, 2009: By his own admission, Mohammad Yousuf was not at his fittest best and had little batting practice before coming to Galle and scoring a serene century

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Plays of the day

Unlucky Herath, and proactive groundstaff

Jul 5, 2009: Younis battles humidity, Mathews follows Aamer, Herath loses an appeal - all part of the action from the second day in Galle

Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

The un-Pakistani quicks

Jul 4, 2009: A 17-year old who came through the Lahore academy and a 30-year old who took nearly 450 first-class wickets before he could make his Test debut

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Plays of the day

Aamer's airplane, and Gul's disdain

Jul 4, 2009: Celebrating wickets, dropping catches, slipping in unnoticed and getting a hit on the boot, all part of the action from the first day

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle

Challenging new role for Mendis

Jul 3, 2009: How will he react to having to lead Sri Lanka's most inexperienced Test attack in a long time?

Sidharth Monga in Galle

Courage, desire and gritted teeth

Jun 8, 2009: Three months after the horrific attack that nearly crippled him, Thilan Samaraweera is ready to play top-flight cricket again

Nagraj Gollapudi
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Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 12, 2009
Pakistan won by 52 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 9, 2009
Pakistan won by 132 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 7, 2009
Pakistan won by 146 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla - Aug 3, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla - Aug 1, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
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