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2nd Test

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2012

Jun 1, 2013: A review of Sri Lanka v Pakistan, second Test, 2012

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

A gamble that almost backfired

Jul 7, 2012: The decision to bowl at the SSC proved risky, and there could have been a result had the Test been played the full five days

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

A Test of positives for Pakistan

Jul 4, 2012: The Pakistan top-order struck form, while an inexperienced Junaid Khan led the bowling with a five-for on a flat track

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Sri Lanka almost paid price for toss gamble - Jayawardene

Jul 4, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka's captain, has said his team almost 'paid the price' for putting Pakistan in to bat in the second Test in Colombo

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Another miss for Sangakkara

Jul 4, 2012: Plays of the day from the fifth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, Colombo, 5th day

Sangakkara misses another double-ton in draw

Jul 4, 2012: With more than a day's worth of overs lost to rain, and a pitch that was a scourge of bowlers, the SSC Test ended in the inevitable and dreary draw it was destined to be

The Report by George Binoy

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Junaid inspired by Akram's brilliance

Jul 3, 2012: Junaid Khan's two quick wickets after tea brightened what was a dreary day for Pakistan in the field

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Late defensive play gave Pakistan opening - Sangakkara

Jul 3, 2012: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who remained unbeaten on 144 at the end of the fourth day in Colombo, has said Pakistan 'shifted the momentum their way' by taking late wickets

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

A case of centuries and ducks

Jul 3, 2012: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day

Sangakkara, Dilshan take Sri Lanka close to safety

Jul 3, 2012: Rain fell from the sky, records fell by the wayside, but in all likelihood the wickets fell too late in the day

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

Rain returns to hurt chances of result

Jul 2, 2012: Afternoon showers on day three put an outright result in serious doubt as only one session could be played out

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

Azhar Ali leads Pakistan progress on rain-hit day

Jul 1, 2012: The Colombo weather hurt Pakistan's push for a result, allowing only 44.2 overs on the second day, during which the visitors added 154 for 3 to their overnight 334

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

'The score tells it clearly that we got it wrong' - Ford

Jun 30, 2012: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has said that his team got it wrong by inviting Pakistan to bat first after winning the toss

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

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

Pressure off Hafeez as he finds form

Jun 30, 2012: The Pakistan opener hasn't been at his best with the bat all series, but was back in the runs and in sight of a double century at the SSC

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

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

Mohammad Hafeez gets lucky

Jun 30, 2012: Plays of the Day from the first day of the SSC Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

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

Benign pitch, bloodyminded batsmen ruin SL gamble

Jun 30, 2012: There was neither juice in the SSC pitch nor brittleness in the visitors' batting as Pakistan went on to score 300 in the first innings of a Test for the first time since January 2007

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

Misbah wants Pakistan to start afresh

Jun 29, 2012: The ramparts of the Galle fort provided the backdrop for Pakistan's 209-run defeat in the first Test, and their next venue, in Colombo, is as intimidating for visiting teams

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

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

Sri Lanka won't play safe - Jayawardene

Jun 29, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene said Sri Lanka will not adopt a defensive outlook in the remaining two games against Pakistan as they chase their first Test series win in nearly three years

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

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

Misbah returns with Pakistan's unbeaten run at stake

Jun 29, 2012: The preview of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo

The Preview by Abhishek Purohit
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Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele - Jul 8-12, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC) - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle - Jun 22-25, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 209 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 18, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Jun 16, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
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