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Day 4

509dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka complete massive victory

Sri Lanka completed their third Test victory in five matches, and their largest win over Pakistan on the fourth day in Galle

509dKanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

Hafeez wants DRS in all series

Mohammad Hafeez, after his maiden Test as Pakistan captain, has supported the ICC's recommendation that the Decision Review System should be used for all series

509dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Welegedara ruled out of Test series

Sri Lanka fast bowler Chanaka Welegedara has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Pakistan with a torn shoulder muscle

509dKanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

Kulasekara shows Test promise

The present Sri Lanka bowlers may not have the magic of Murali and Vaas, but the Galle Test showed they have it in them to run through teams

Day 3

509dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka take big strides towards victory

Sri Lanka continued to maintain a vice-like grip on the Galle Test on the third day, but instead of pushing for the kill after bowling out Pakistan for 100, they inexplicably decided to bat again

509dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Looked to tie the batsmen down - Randiv

Offspinner Suraj Randiv's four wickets in Pakistan's first innings in Galle have set the match up nicely for Sri Lanka; the plan, Randiv said, was to keep the Pakistan batsmen in check

509dKanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

Whatmore upset by DRS absence

The mounting umpiring errors, several of which hurt Pakistan, prompted their coach Dav Whatmore to question why the DRS was not in place for this series

509dKanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

The two sides of Adnan Akmal

Plays of the Day from the third day of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Day 2

509dKanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

We were better today - Ajmal

Offspinner Saeed Ajmal has said that Pakistan's bowlers had a lot of positives to take from the second day of the Galle Test

Day 1

509dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka top order pummels Pakistan

Tillakaratne Dilshan made his first Test hundred in more than a year, Kumar Sangakkara drew level with Don Bradman on 29 centuries as Pakistan were made to toil

509dKanishkaa Balachandran in Galle

Dilshan's sensible aggression wins the day

Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his first Test century in a year, negotiating testing spells of bowling and providing Sri Lanka with a positive start


509dMahela Jayawardene

DRS could have made big impact

We need technology to help the umpires, the ICC can step in and help certain cricket boards finance it

509dKanishkaa Balachandran

Questions of form and rhythm for Pakistan

With their senior-most batsmen out of form, the premier spinner lacking bowling rhythm and no chance to warm-up, Pakistan have several challenges to overcome as the first Test begins in Galle

509dMadhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Pressure on Pakistan's brittle batting

Pakistan undoubtedly have the stronger bowling attack, but their tendency to self-destruct on the batting front provides Sri Lanka with a distinct advantage

509dMahela Jayawardene

We have gone one-up on their bowlers

We didn't handle Pakistan's strong bowling well during the series in the UAE, but are more confident after the victory in the one-dayers

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st8Taufeeq UmarMohammad Hafeez
2nd13Taufeeq UmarAzhar Ali
3rd4Taufeeq UmarYounis Khan
4th13Younis KhanSaeed Ajmal
5th151Younis KhanAsad Shafiq
6th23Younis KhanMohammad Ayub
7th31Adnan AkmalMohammad Ayub
8th23Abdur RehmanAdnan Akmal
9th14Adnan AkmalUmar Gul
10th20Adnan AkmalJunaid Khan