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

Misbah encouraged by youngsters' show

Jul 12, 2012: The batting of Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, the gutsiness of Adnan Akmal and the swing of Junaid Khan in the series pleased the Pakistan captain

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Pallekele

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

Sri Lanka take series after aborted chase

Jul 12, 2012: Sri Lanka's focus turned to securing their 1-0 lead and they changed their approach to a chase of 270 after tea to settle for a draw

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

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

'It's fairly even, but we are slightly ahead' - Ford

Jul 11, 2012: Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford said that the home team will need to "work hard" on the fifth day, as the Test is evenly poised at the end of the fourth

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Pallekele

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

Sri Lanka in control despite Ali ton

Jul 11, 2012: On a day that began with Pakistan needing to bat positively to set a competitive target, Sri Lanka surged ahead with a strong chance of winning the series 2-0

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

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

Whatmore disappointed Pakistan didn't 'capitalise'

Jul 10, 2012: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has said his side has conceded the advantage they had coming into the third day of the Pallekele Test

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Pallekele

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

Attacking Perera gives Sri Lanka control

Jul 10, 2012: Sri Lanka took a significant step in their attempt to thwart Pakistan from levelling this rain-affected series, through a combination of dogged batting on a testing pitch, a fair amount of luck, and aggression

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

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

Rain ruins follow-up to exciting first day

Jul 9, 2012: Rain returned to haunt this Test series on day two in Pallekele, after the first day's promise of an exciting game

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

Adnan Akmal suffers hairline fracture

Jul 8, 2012: Adnan Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, has suffered a hairline fracture on his left ring finger

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

Match even after bowlers dominate

Jul 8, 2012: Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq put up a solid resistance against the Sri Lankan seamers but the hosts retained the edge at tea, having broken that partnership after inflicting significant damage in the pre-lunch session

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Rain a factor in 'lively' Pallekele

Jul 7, 2012: The preview of the third Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Pallekele

The Preview by Siddhartha Talya

ICC news

Sangakkara returns to the top of ICC rankings

Jul 5, 2012: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara made a return to the No. 1 spot in ICC Test batting rankings after scoring a big century against Pakistan in the drawn Test at the SSC

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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, 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

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, 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

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
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Tour Results
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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