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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

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle

Former players question team composition

Jul 8, 2009: Moin Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz questioned the absence of Fawad Alam from the XI

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

Sangakkara keen to iron out glitches

Jul 7, 2009: The Sri Lankan captain has said despite the win in the first Test, there is a lot of work to be done, especially in the batting department

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

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

Herath makes most of his chance

Jul 7, 2009: Rangana Herath said that the one over he bowled at the end of the third day confirmed that Sri Lanka would have an outside chance of winning

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

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, 4th day

Pakistan fined for slow over-rate

Jul 7, 2009: Younis Khan has been fined 10% of his match fees while the rest of the team received a 5% cut on their earnings, for maintaining a slow over-rate

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

Sri Lanka bowlers pull off improbable win

Jul 7, 2009: During a collapse of Pakistani proportions, the incredible Galle Test took a complete U-turn and decisively went Sri Lanka's way

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

Seam's perfect for Younis

Jul 6, 2009: Who would have thought of Younis Khan, two wickets in Tests before this match, to be the game-breaker with the ball on four occasions in one Test?

Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

Poor footwork cost us - Bayliss

Jul 6, 2009: Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss blamed his batsmen's lack of footwork against the moving ball for his team's precarious position

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

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

Aaamer and Younis put Pakistan in sight of win

Jul 6, 2009: Aaamer and Younis kept the target down to 168, and Pakistan had brought it inside 100 with eight wickets in hand

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

I added outswinger to my bowling - Kulasekara

Jul 5, 2009: Maintaining a superb line and length Kulasekara ensured Pakistan did not get away to a big lead by returning Test career-best figures of 4 for 71 off 24 overs

Sa'adi Thawfeeq 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, 2nd day

Yousuf century gives Pakistan lead

Jul 5, 2009: Mohammad Yousuf marked his return to official cricket with his first century in Sri Lanka, a serene innings that lifted Pakistan from a precarious 80 for 4

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Galle

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

292 is a good total on this pitch - Paranavitana

Jul 4, 2009: Sri Lanka's top scorer Tharanga Paranavitana, who spent three hours on his 72, said the conditions were not ideal for batting

Sa'adi Thawfeeq 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, 1st day

Honours even on engrossing day

Jul 4, 2009: Good bowling by Pakistan debutants and sloppy fielding made sure no team held advantage at the end of the first day

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga in Galle

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
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