Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

  • Unfit Gul ruled out of Pakistan squad, Younis returns for ODIs against Sri Lanka July 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan pacers Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan have been ruled out of the Test and one-day series in Sri Lanka during August due to fitness problems while senior batsman Younis Khan makes a comeback to the ODI squad after March 2013. Chief selector Moin Khan said that both Gul and...
  • Pakistan to play two Tests, 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    Pakistan will play Tests in Galle and Colombo on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Friday. The teams will also play three one-day internationals during the short tour, originally not included in Future Tours Programme but was agreed on the sidelines of the International...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 March 8, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target with...
  • I'm sure Mahela Jayawardene will deliver in the final: Angelo Mathews March 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews today threw his weight behind an out-of-form Mahela Jayawardene and expressed confidence that the veteran batsman would deliver the goods in the Asia Cup summit showdown against Pakistan on Saturday. "I am confident he will come out tomorrow and take the Pakistani attack apart. I...
  • Two bookies arrested for taking bets on Asia Cup February 26, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The city police on Wednesday arrested two persons for accepting bets on the Sri Lanka-Pakistan cricket match of the ongoing Asia Cup. "Two bookies, Bharat Thakkar and Prakash Thakkar, were arrested from Sola and Bopal areas of the city respectively," said police inspector M A Patel. "We have seized 17 cellphones,...
  • Lasith Malinga is our 'go to man' under pressure: Angelo Mathews February 25, 2014

    Fatullah: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews on Tuesday heaped praise on Lasith Malinga, who played a crucial role in his side's 12-run win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup opener, and said the right-arm fast bowler has been his "go to man" under pressure situations. Malinga took a brilliant five-wicket haul...
  • ICC CEO criticises pitch for SL-Pak semi-final October 6, 2012

    Colombo: ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Saturday admitted that the strip used for the first semi-final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was not "ideal" for T20 cricket but mentioned that pitch preparation is a difficult task in the prevailing climatic conditions in the Island nation. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram had...
  • Sri Lanka in their second World T20 final October 5, 2012

    Sri Lankan spinners defended a paltry 139 on a turning track to beat Pakistan by 16 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final. ...
  • 3rd Test: SL settle for draw; win series 1-0 July 12, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka won its first Test series in three years after the final Test against Pakistan ended in a draw on Thursday, giving the hosts a 1-0 victory across the three matches. Sri Lanka won the first Test by 209 runs at Galle, while the second Test at Colombo...
  • SL-Pak third Test poised for exciting finish July 11, 2012

    Pallekele: Pakistan's Azhar Ali smashed a second century in successive matches Wednesday to leave the final Test against Sri Lanka poised for an intriguing finish. Azhar made 136 as Pakistan wriggled out of a corner to post 299 for 8 in their second innings by stumps on the fourth day...
  • 3rd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka edge vs Pak July 10, 2012

    Pallekelle: Thisara Perera's brisk half-century for Sri Lanka left Pakistan struggling to catch the home side after three days of the third and final Test on Tuesday. Opening batsman Tharanga Paranavitana (75) and Thilan Samaraweera (73) powered Sri Lanka to match Pakistan's first-innings score, then Perera's late whacks lifted their total...
  • Miandad feels nephew Faisal hard done by July 10, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has claimed that "injustice" has been meted out to his nephew Faisal Iqbal as far as the latter cementing a place in the national cricket team was concerned. "No doubt injustice has been done to some players, including Faisal. But at the same time, as...
  • 3rd Test: Rain forces wash out on Day 2 July 9, 2012

    Pallekele: Heavy rain forced the second day of the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Monday to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. Australian umpires Simon Taufel and Steve Davis called off play in the afternoon with dark clouds indicating more rain to come. Sri Lanka were...
  • Akmal in doubt after fracturing finger July 9, 2012

    Pallekelle: Pakistan wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal is in doubt for the remainder of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka with a hairline fracture to his left ring finger. Akmal was hit hard when he tried to play fast bowler Dilhara Fernando's short pitched delivery on Sunday and retired hurt. He...
  • Sangakkara beats Bradman's Test record July 4, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has been on a record-breaking spree in the second Test against Pakistan here at the SSC grounds in the capital. Sangakkara scored his 30th career Test century and ninth against Pakistan in the rain-hit Test match on Tuesday and was involved in a 200-run partnership...
  • Azhar shines on rain-hit day in 2nd Test July 1, 2012

    Colombo: Azhar Ali equaled his career-best score of 157 Sunday as Pakistan took firm control of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, reaching 488 for 4 before rain brought an early end to day two. Only 44 overs of play was possible under heavy overcast conditions with the match also...
  • We need to counter calm Misbah: Mahela June 29, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will need to counter the influence of returning Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the second Test, home skipper Mahela Jayawardene said on Friday. Misbah was suspended for Pakistan's 209-run defeat in the first Test as punishment for his team's slow over-rate in the final match of the one-day...
  • Chasing 510, Pakistan reeling in Galle Test June 24, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lanka turned the screws on Pakistan in the first Test in Galle after battering the tourists with both bat and ball on the third day on Sunday. Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 100 in the first innings in reply to their own 472, with off-spinner Suraj Randiv...
  • 1st Test: Kulasekara, Randiv put Lanka on top June 23, 2012

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara was stranded on an unbeaten 199 even as Sri Lanka took charge of the first Test against Pakistan in Galle on Saturday. The left-hander's monumental nine-hour effort saw the hosts recover from 335 for 5 in the morning session to post 472 in their first innings on the...
  • Day 1: Sangakkara, Dilshan take SL to 300/2 June 22, 2012

    Galle: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara hammered centuries as Sri Lanka walloped Pakistan on the opening day of the first cricket Test in Galle on Friday. Dilshan made 101, his first Test hundred on home soil in three years, and Sangakkara was unbeaten on 111 as Sri Lanka ended the...
  • SL include Jeevan Mendis for 1st Test against Pak June 19, 2012

    Colombo: All-rounders Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara were included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad on Tuesday for this week's first Test against Pakistan in Galle. Perera was named man of the series in the five-match one-day encounter against Pakistan that was won 3-1 by Sri Lanka...
  • SL edge Pak in 5th ODI to win series June 19, 2012

    Colombo: Angelo Mathews smashed 14 in the final over Monday to lead Sri Lanka to a two-wicket win against Pakistan in the fifth one-day international for a 3-1 victory in the series. Mathews slammed a straight six off Mohammad Sami's second delivery before punching a boundary over point on the fourth...