Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Match 1, Asia Cup 25-02-2014 12:44 PM

    (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...
  • Pakistan tenure ends on a 'happy note' : Dav Whatmore 21-01-2014 08:58 PM

    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 59-year-old ended his two-year stint at the helm with the three-match series against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan levelled...
  • Critics, former players hail Pakistan's win over SL 20-01-2014 11:21 PM

    Karachi: For a change Pakistan captain Misbah-u-Haq 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...
  • Misbah happy to have given Whatmore a winning send-off 20-01-2014 10:29 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says he wanted to give coach Dav Whatmore a winning send-off after the team pulled off a five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka on Monday in the third Test to level the series 1-1. Pakistan chased down 302 for 5 in 57.3 overs in one of the...
  • 3rd Test: Azhar Ali leads Pakistan's dramatic win over Sri Lanka 20-01-2014 08:02 PM

    Sharjah: Azhar Ali hit a superb century as Pakistan notched a thrilling five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka by scoring a rapid 302 for 5 in the third Test on Monday to level the series 1-1. Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and captain Misbah-ul-Haq remained unbeaten on...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 20-01-2014 10:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: 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...
  • 3rd Test: Tentative Sri Lanka move to 133 for on Day 4 19-01-2014 07:41 PM

    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 19-01-2014 10:16 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka. The 22-year-old right-hander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for...
  • 3rd Test: Herath triple strike leaves Pakistan at 291 for 6 18-01-2014 07:51 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 18-01-2014 11:06 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: 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...
  • Pakistan on back foot after SL declare at 428 for nine 17-01-2014 07:30 PM

    Sharjah: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428-9 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 17-01-2014 10:41 AM

    (For ball-by-ball 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...
  • Injured Pakistan paceman Bhatti returns home 16-01-2014 10:58 PM

    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 22-year-old made his Test debut in the drawn first Test in Abu Dhabi and hurt his...
  • 3rd Test: Saeed Ajmal strikes to restrict Sri Lanka in final Test 16-01-2014 07:34 PM

    Pakistan off-spinner 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 well-set Mahela Jayawardene (47) with some extra...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1 16-01-2014 11:05 AM

    (For ball-by-ball 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...
  • Sri Lanka glad to benefit from Pakistan confusion over UAE pitches 15-01-2014 07:09 PM

    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 1-0 up after winning the second Test by nine wickets on a seaming track in Dubai stadium. The third...
  • 3rd Test: Pakistan keen on helpful pitch to level Sri Lanka series 15-01-2014 02:26 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan will be desperate to get a helpful pitch for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test starting in Sharjah on Thursday. Captain Misbah-ul Haq was frustrated over the two unresponsive pitches, the first in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka batted resolutely to salvage...
  • Wicket-shy Saeed Ajmal vows to bounce back for Pakistan 14-01-2014 05:53 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Tuesday promised to bounce back after his below-par 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 five-wicket per match ratio,...
  • Waqar Younis wants spinning track for third Test 14-01-2014 10:06 AM

    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...
  • Losing toss was unfortunate, says Dav Whatmore 13-01-2014 04:02 PM

    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,...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq should bat at No. 3 to strengthen batting: Yousuf 12-01-2014 09:28 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Sunday advised Misbah-ul-Haq to promote himself to number three in the Test format in order to address the batting problems of the team. "Look, he is our in-form batsman, and is scoring runs. I don't understand why he is reluctant to bat at...
  • Flat wicket disappoints Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq 12-01-2014 08:46 PM

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was disappointed on Sunday with the pitch in Dubai after his team went 1-0 down in the three-match series when Sri Lanka completed an emphatic 9-wicket victory in the second Test. "It's surprising that there was no break here on the pitch," Misbah said. Normally the...
  • Jayawardenes impress captain Angelo Mathews 12-01-2014 08:41 PM

    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 three-match series. Mahela Jayawardene made a spirited 129 with three stitches in his left hand to...
  • 2nd Test: Clinical Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets, take 1-0 lead 12-01-2014 04:39 PM

    Dubai: Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit half-centuries Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 1-0 up in the series. Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 62 while Silva fell for 58 as Sri Lanka reached 137 for 1...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test 12-01-2014 10:55 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test half-century and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made...
  • 2nd Test: Resilient Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to 330/7, lead by 107 11-01-2014 06:52 PM

    Dubai: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test half-century 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4 11-01-2014 10:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Seasoned batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit resolute half-centuries 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...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq revive Pakistan on Day 3 10-01-2014 08:21 PM

    Dubai: Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit fighting half-centuries 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...
  • 2nd Test: Misbah, Younis control Pakistan on day three 10-01-2014 11:05 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Mahela Jayawardene shrugged off three stitches in his hand with a defiant 32nd Test century and led Sri Lanka to a commanding 318 for 4 in the second Test against Pakistan on Thursday. Jayawardene was unbeaten...