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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Younis dwells on positives

Jul 24, 2009: The Pakistan captain also expressed his surprise that Sri Lanka did not press for the win

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Dilshan's injuries prompted draw - Sangakkara

Jul 24, 2009: 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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Chaminda Vaas retires

Proud to have contributed to Sri Lanka's growth - Vaas

Jul 24, 2009: Chaminda Vaas bid adieu to Test cricket during an emotional farewell at the SSC after the third and final Test against Pakistan ended in a draw

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Sangakkara helps Sri Lanka to a draw

Jul 24, 2009: 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

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

'We are in a better position to win' - Intikhab

Jul 23, 2009: Pakistan's coach said that his team were keen on a victory despite having already lost the series

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Herath confident of clean sweep

Jul 23, 2009: 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

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

Sangakkara key to Sri Lanka's fortunes

Jul 23, 2009: 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

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

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

Bayliss regrets playing lone spinner

Jul 22, 2009: 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

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Kaneria warned for offensive language

Jul 22, 2009: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct on day two of the SCC Test

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Malik century puts Pakistan on top

Jul 22, 2009: At 67 for 4, with both Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf back in the pavilion, Pakistan were in danger of subsiding to another defeat, but two century partnerships utterly transformed the game in the final two sessions on the third day

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

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

We didn't bat to our potential - Jayawardene

Jul 21, 2009:

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

Injured Dilshan doubtful for ODI series

Jul 21, 2009: 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

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

Spinners hand Pakistan the advantage

Jul 21, 2009: 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

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

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

Thushara happy to play a full series

Jul 20, 2009: 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

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

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

Ball changes upset Alam

Jul 20, 2009: The second replacement helped the hosts as the Pakistan batting collapsed at the SSC.

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

Late wickets spoil Pakistan's day

Jul 20, 2009: Having decided to bowl first under overcast skies, Sri Lanka were indebted to Thilan Thushara for two breakthroughs in a morning session otherwise dominated by Pakistan

The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo

Mendis could miss out as Sri Lanka opt for pace

Jul 19, 2009: Kumar Sangakkara has hinted at picking four seamers for the final Test against Pakistan

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Colombo

Sri Lanka search for clean sweep

Jul 19, 2009: Cricinfo previews the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, at Colombo's SSC

The Preview by Sidharth Monga

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2009

'No chance of factionalism in team' - PCB chairman

Jul 15, 2009: The PCB chairman does not agree that the series defeat against Sri Lanka was caused by poor team spirit and factionalism

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

Herath and Kulasekara were marvellous - Sangakkara

Jul 14, 2009: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has said his team had expected Pakistan to crack as long as they remained focused on staying in the game

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 20-24, 2009
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) - Jul 12-14, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jul 4-7, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 50 runs
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