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Day 5

545dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Match drawn after late drama

In the end the pitch won. Pakistan created late excitement by knocking out five top-order wickets but they didn't have enough time to pull off the minor miracle

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Younis sets attacking agenda

Younis Khan's attacking tactics did not pay off too well on the first day of the Test, but Pakistan's new leader wants his side to adopt a aggressive approach

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Jayawardene takes positives from stalemate

With a draw always on the cards on a flat deck, Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, said he was pleased with the way his team performed at the National Stadium

Day 3

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Draw looms after Younis triple-century

Younis Khan took full advantage of a dead pitch at the National Stadium, scoring his maiden triple-century - the third by a Pakistan batsman - to push his side to safety

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Younis ton drives Pakistan

Pakistan's new captain Younis Khan hit a fine century and combined well with his predecessor Shoaib Malik to thwart a stiff challenge from the Sri Lankan spinners and charge Pakistan to 296 for 3

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Bayliss buoyant about Sri Lanka's chances

Sri Lankan coach Trevor Bayliss is confident of Sri Lanka pulling off a victory against Pakistan in the first Test. Despite Younis Khan's fine century on the third day, the visitors look to be in command - still ahead by 348 runs with Pakistan having lost

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Record-eyeing Younis puts team first

Going to stumps at 306 not out, the obvious question to Younis Khan was whether he would aim to break Brian Lara's record for the highest Test score

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Lifeless Karachi track comes in for criticism

The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi has come under fire with Pakistan's coach and captain criticising the lifeless track prepare by the home side, and saying they made contests less interesting

Day 2

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Sri Lanka on top after amassing 644

Mahela Jayawardene struck his first double-century outside Sri Lanka - his fifth overall - while Thilan Samaraweera went past 200 for the first time in his Test career to put the visitors in a rock solid position on the second day in Karachi

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Pakistan coach fumes at unhelpful pitch

Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam was frank that the track, on which Sri Lanka amassed 644 for 7 declared, was not what the home team had expected

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Double delight for Sri Lanka

Stats highlights from the second day of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi

Day 1

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Jayawardene and Samaraweera hammer Pakistan

On a warm day in Karachi, when Test cricket returned to Pakistan after 14 months, the Sri Lankan top order indulged themselves to reach a strong position by the end of the opening day


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Jayawardene pleased with 25th century

Mahela Jayawardene went past 8000 Test runs during the course of his 25th century - his first against Pakistan - on the opening day of the Karachi Test

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Triple-ton propels Younis to No. 1 spot

Younis Khan has jumped up six places to the No. 1 spot in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen following his 313 against Sri Lanka in the first Test


Who will rule the rulers?

Why should cricket's administrators get away scot-free for the travesties of Antigua and Karachi?

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

1st2SM WarnapuraNT Paranavitana
2nd30KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
3rd13TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
4th58DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
5th17TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
6th24TT SamaraweeraHAPW Jayawardene