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

Draw takes shine off Sri Lanka victory

Jul 12, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene made sure he achieved that elusive Test series win for Sri Lanka, but critics will always argue that the hosts should have finished better

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

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

Azhar shows off his Test skills, again

Jul 11, 2012: The search for young batsmen who display the virtues of patience, concentration and lengthy attention spans has gathered steam, and Azhar Ali, so far in his two-year career, has shown signs that he is one such player

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

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

Paranavitana comes through when it counts

Jul 10, 2012: The Pallekele Test was one last chance for Tharanga Paranavitana to end the season with confidence, and he grabbed it

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

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

Should Pakistan play three seamers?

Jul 7, 2012: Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan vice-captain, didn't rule out the possibility of playing three seamers on a Pallekele pitch that is expected to have more bounce and seam movement

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Pallekele

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

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, 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
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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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