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

Attacking Perera gives Sri Lanka control

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

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

Rain ruins follow-up to exciting first day

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

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

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

Match even after bowlers dominate

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