Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

  • Pacer Umar Gul hopes to get complete fitness May 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul hopes a monthlong summer training camp will help him regain full fitness before the series against Sri Lanka starts in July. Gul underwent knee surgery in Australia last year and skipped the Champions Trophy and Test series against Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Gul seemed...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Match 1, Asia Cup February 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TEAM NEWS: Chaturanga de Silva makes his ODI debut for SL, who will be without Dilshan and Kulaseakara in the tournament opener against the defending champions. Pakistan playing the same side that faced Sri Lanka in the last ODI of...
  • Pakistan tenure ends on a 'happy note' : Dav Whatmore January 21, 2014

    Sharjah: Departing Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore said he ended his tenure on a happy note with his team winning the third Test, and admitted he may still return in another capacity. The 59yearold ended his twoyear stint at the helm with the threematch series against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan levelled 11...
  • Critics, former players hail Pakistan's win over SL January 20, 2014

    Karachi: For a change Pakistan captain MisbahuHaq and his men were hailed by critics, former players and fans after their unexpected victory over Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Monday. Misbah, who scored an unbeaten 68 in Pakistan's exciting win while chasing a target of 302 runs in the last two sessions...
  • Misbah happy to have given Whatmore a winning sendoff January 20, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq says he wanted to give coach Dav Whatmore a winning sendoff after the team pulled off a fivewicket victory against Sri Lanka on Monday in the third Test to level the series 11. Pakistan chased down 302 for 5 in 57.3 overs in one of the fastest...
  • 3rd Test: Azhar Ali leads Pakistan's dramatic win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2014

    Sharjah: Azhar Ali hit a superb century as Pakistan notched a thrilling fivewicket victory against Sri Lanka by scoring a rapid 302 for 5 in the third Test on Monday to level the series 11. Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and captain MisbahulHaq remained unbeaten on 68...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 January 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost the...
  • 3rd Test: Tentative Sri Lanka move to 133 for on Day 4 January 19, 2014

    Sharjah: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost the vital wicket of Mahela Jayawardene (46) off 144 balls just before the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a serieslevelling win against Sri Lanka. The 22yearold righthander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for 6...
  • 3rd Test: Herath triple strike leaves Pakistan at 291 for 6 January 18, 2014

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad cashed in on a very flat pitch to hit a maiden Test century but Sri Lanka hit back through Rangana Herath's triple strike to restrict Pakistan to 291 for 6 in the decisive third Test on Saturday. Shehzad made 147 off 275 balls with 12 fours...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428 for 9 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan were 19...
  • Pakistan on back foot after SL declare at 428 for nine January 17, 2014

    Sharjah: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 4289 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan were 19 without loss at stumps and were in a tight corner to level the series...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 January 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for 5 at stumps on the first day. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene scored 52 and 47 respectively to put...
  • Injured Pakistan paceman Bhatti returns home January 16, 2014

    Sharjah: Injured Pakistan paceman Bilawal Bhatti has been sent home after he was ruled out of the third Test against Sri Lanka due to hamstring injury, team manager Moin Khan said on Thursday. The 22yearold made his Test debut in the drawn first Test in Abu Dhabi and hurt his hamstring...
  • 3rd Test: Saeed Ajmal strikes to restrict Sri Lanka in final Test January 16, 2014

    Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for five wickets at stumps on the first day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Thursday. The experienced slow bowler dismissed a wellset Mahela Jayawardene (47) with some extra spin...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: Pakistan dropped Hafeez and Rahat Ali, while injury ruled out Bilwal Bhatti. Abdur Rehman, Azhar and Mohammad Talha came in. Sri Lanka made one change, giving a Test debut...
  • Sri Lanka glad to benefit from Pakistan confusion over UAE pitches January 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews on Wednesday admitted Pakistan's confusion over what pitches to employ in the series worked to his team's advantage. Sri Lanka go into the third Test 10 up after winning the second Test by nine wickets on a seaming track in Dubai stadium. The third and final...
  • 3rd Test: Pakistan keen on helpful pitch to level Sri Lanka series January 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan will be desperate to get a helpful pitch for a serieslevelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test starting in Sharjah on Thursday. Captain Misbahul Haq was frustrated over the two unresponsive pitches, the first in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka batted resolutely to salvage a...
  • Wicketshy Saeed Ajmal vows to bounce back for Pakistan January 14, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal on Tuesday promised to bounce back after his belowpar performances in the two Tests against Sri Lanka, saying he had never had such a bad response from the pitches. Ajmal managed just five wickets in the two Tests, much below his fivewicket per match ratio, having...
  • Waqar Younis wants spinning track for third Test January 14, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain, Waqar Younis has advised the national team management to press for changes in the side and go for a spinning track in the third Test against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. Sri Lanka won the second Test in Dubai and now lead the three match series by one...
  • Losing toss was unfortunate, says Dav Whatmore January 13, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Monday said that losing the toss was key to his team's defeat to Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai as a low first innings score proved to be decisive. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bowl first, getting...
  • MisbahulHaq should bat at No. 3 to strengthen batting: Yousuf January 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Sunday advised MisbahulHaq to promote himself to number three in the Test format in order to address the batting problems of the team. "Look, he is our inform batsman, and is scoring runs. I don't understand why he is reluctant to bat at number...
  • Flat wicket disappoints Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq was disappointed on Sunday with the pitch in Dubai after his team went 10 down in the threematch series when Sri Lanka completed an emphatic 9wicket victory in the second Test. "It's surprising that there was no break here on the pitch," Misbah said. Normally the pitches...
  • Jayawardenes impress captain Angelo Mathews January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews was impressed with the performances of the two Jayawardenes after Sri Lanka rolled over Pakistan by 9 wickets in the second Test on Sunday and ensured they can't lose the threematch series. Mahela Jayawardene made a spirited 129 with three stitches in his left hand to win...
  • 2nd Test: Clinical Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets, take 10 lead January 12, 2014

    Dubai: Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit halfcenturies Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 10 up in the series. Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 62 while Silva fell for 58 as Sri Lanka reached 137 for 1 for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test January 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test halfcentury and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten...
  • 2nd Test: Resilient Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to 330/7, lead by 107 January 11, 2014

    Dubai: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test halfcentury and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten 70 off 123 balls with seven fours after he was flown in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4 January 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: Seasoned batsmen Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq hit resolute halfcenturies to take the fight to Sri Lanka in the second Test. Younis was unbeaten on 62 and Misbah scored 53 not out to help Pakistan reach 1323...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, MisbahulHaq revive Pakistan on Day 3 January 10, 2014

    Dubai: Younis Khan and captain MisbahulHaq hit fighting halfcenturies to lead Pakistan to 132 for 3 in the second innings and narrow Sri Lanka's lead to 91 on the third day of the second Test on Friday. Younis was on 62 off 142 balls with four boundaries while Misbah was on...