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Misbah back to boost Pak in second Test

Associated Press
Jun 29, 2012 at 05:24pm IST

Colombo: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq will return from suspension to bolster Pakistan's under-pressure batting line-up for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday.

Misbah missed the series opener for a slow over rate offense as the Sri Lankans took a 1-0 lead with a 209 runs win at Galle after Pakistan was bowled out for 100 in its first innings.

But Sri Lanka's victory was built on its hefty 472 batting first and Misbah said there had to be improvement from Pakistan's bowlers as well at Sinhalese Sports Club, where the home team hasn't lost a test since 2004.

Misbah back to boost Pakistan in 2nd Test

Misbah will return from suspension to bolster Pakistan's under-pressure batting lineup against Sri Lanka.

Misbah said Pakistan's batting was "an issue" in the first test but "when you let someone score 500 runs you are always under pressure and you are almost out of the game."

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