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Day 5

Day 4

649dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan thwarted by Sangakkara, dropped chances

Five dropped catches and four wickets summed up a profligate day for Pakistan on which their bowlers toiled to create numerous chances only for their fielders - led by Mohammad Hafeez - to spill them

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Sangakkara praises Pakistan's bowlers

Kumar Sangakkara has said that Pakistan's attack bowled "exceptionally well" on a day when only he stood between Sri Lanka and defeat in the first Test in Abu Dhabi

Day 3

649dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan ride on Taufeeq double-century

Twelve hours of monkish accumulation in the Abu Dhabi heat earned Taufeeq Umar only the seventh double-century by a Pakistan opener and gave his team a lead of 314

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Marvan Atapattu hopeful of saving Test

Sri Lanka have an enormous challenge ahead of them to save the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, but their batting coach Marvan Atapattu has said his team can do it

Day 2

649dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Patient Taufeeq puts Pakistan in charge

The painstaking efforts of Pakistan's top order put their side in control against a helpless Sri Lanka attack which was taken apart remorselessly on an unresponsive surface

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Partnerships were key - Taufeeq

Taufeeq Umar was satisfied with his marathon effort in Abu Dhabi, where he ground Sri Lanka patiently through the second day to complete his sixth Test hundred

Day 1

649dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Junaid's five-for caps Pakistan's day

Sri Lanka squandered away what seemed to be an inviting proposition in the morning by refusing to score, and ultimately succumbed against a relentless Pakistan attack

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Junaid aims to fill void left by Amir

Junaid Khan, the Pakistan left-arm seamer, has said he is keen on filling the void left by Mohammad Amir, who hasn't played for Pakistan since the spot-fixing controversy broke out last year

Others

678dKamran Abbasi

Misbah's words more positive than deeds

Anybody in search of final day heroics was best advised to look away from the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan toiled in attack, Sri Lanka toiled in defence

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'Our fielding let us down' - Mohsin

Mohsin Khan, Pakistan's interim coach, has blamed his team's poor fielding for the draw in the first Test against Sri Lanka