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||Since the Pallekele stadium’s first match back in December 2010, we have seen it mature in sorts. The best performance by batsmen and bowlers however, has come in this series. It was the final Test in a 3-match series between hosts Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Lankans had already taken the lead in the first Test at Galle with an easy victory, but the Pakistanis came back from their horrendous form and managed to draw the second test at SSC..
The scores Pakistan 226 & 380/8 declared.
Sri Lanka 337 & 195 for 4 wkts.
Full scorecard : 3rd test, 2012.
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Added on Fri, 13 July 2012
||The Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo, Sri Lanka is and has always been a batting den. When Sri Lanka and Pakistan met here for the second Test 5 days ago, it was obvious that whoever won the toss would no doubt elect to bat first. Pakistan had been on thin ice showing horrendous form in the series and another lacklusture performance would have certainly meant major changes in the squad. The Lankans had beaten the visitors fair and square in the first Test and were hopeful to make it 2-0 to seal the series.
The scores Pakistan 551/6 dec & 100/2 dec.
Sri Lanka 391 allout & 86/2 in 22 ovs.
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Added on Thu, 05 July 2012
||Match : Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st of 3 test match series on Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka 2012.
Venue/Date : Galle international stadium in Colombo, 22,23,24,25 & 26 June 2012.
Debut : Mohammad Ayub.
Toss : Sri Lanka, elected to bat.
Result : Sri Lanka won by 209 runs.
Man of the match : Kumar Sangakkara.
Umpires : Steve Davies (Australia) + Ian Gould (England) with Ranmore Martinesz (3rd umpire, from Sri Lanka).
Head to head 41st Sri Lanka v Pakistan test match it was. Now, Sri Lanka have 10 wins but Pakistan lead at 16 with 9 draws. In Sri Lanka, two teams clash for the 16th time with it ... .. Read complete article
Added on Fri, 22 June 2012
||Since 1975, these two nations have battled it out in 132 ODIs, with Pakistan dominating in 77 of them. Apart from the home advantage, the odds had been stacked up against their opponents Sri Lanka since day 1 of the 5-ODI series. In the first ODI, the Lankans suffered an embarrassing loss, but came back strong in the second ODI of the series, outclassing Pakistan in batting as well as bowling. After the third ODI was washed out, Lanka pushed their form on and won the fourth ODI, getting a 2-1 series lead. Pakistan had to win this today to draw the series and save some face. they couldn't..
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Added on Tue, 19 June 2012
||With the series on the line, Sri Lanka and Pakistan were at the R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo for the 4th ODI of the 5-match series. There were speculations even before the match started that rain was going to take over and finish it sooner or later judging by the clouds, and at one point, it did, stopping the match for an hour. But the teams went on the play and complete the 50-over match, showing everyone that they weren’t going to go down that easy. At the end of the day however, there had to be a winner, and the Lankans showed why they’ve always been dangerous, specially at home. The Pakistanis, who looked like they had everything in ... .. Read complete article
Added on Sun, 17 June 2012
||Match : Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd of 5 ODI series on Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012.
Venue/Date : RPS in Colombo, 13 June 2012.
Debut : Sanjeewa Weerakoon.
Toss : Pakistan, elected to bat.
Result : no result, rained off.
Man of the match : none.
Umpires : Asoka de Silva (Sri Lanka) + Paul Reiffel (Australia).
Head to head 130th Sri Lanka v Pakistan ODI it was and now we've had 4 no results while Pakistan lead 77 to 48 with 1 tied game. In Sri Lanka, two teams clashed for the 31st time and it was 3rd no result with both teams tied at 14 wins. At the ... .. Read complete article
Added on Wed, 13 June 2012
||Cricket has changed so much in recent times that everytime an opener bats out the full quota of overs, we expect him to raise a tall score but it wasn't the case with Tillakaratne Dilshan in this match. and understandably so too, as pitch at Pallekele wasn't ideal for batting, making it a commendable effort from Dilshan to navigate through the middle overs and set the platform for a winning total on board..
Electing to bat first, home team found going easy against Umar Gul, negotiating good swing extracted by Sohail Tanvir from other end who eventually made the first break through. Kumar Sangakkara didn't last long and at this point of time, match was in balance. Even ... .. Read complete article
Added on Tue, 12 June 2012
||It was a totally one sided affair in a badly rain-hit match. Reduced overs and a small total were big factors when Pakistan faced hosts Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the 5-match series. The first game is always important as a win would put a lot of pressure on the losing team, who would have to win 3 of the 4 remaining matches for a series win.
The Lankans were in the crease after winning the toss, with a lot of confidence. Jayawardene and Dilshan were in their zone but Umar Gul was right up there with them, bowling a superb first delivery. Jayawardene has no choice but to stay back and block as the ball ... .. Read complete article
Added on Fri, 08 June 2012
||It was a close encounter for the second time. But this time, the results were different. After losing out on their first match, Pakistan were looking for redemption here. Winning the toss on a seemingly slow pitch, they elected to bat first.
Hafeez and Shehzad opened with Kulasekara starting the bowling attack.
A brilliant first ball confirmed that the Lankan ace wasn’t going to take it easy. But Shehzad immediately replied with a boundary off the next ball. The Pakistanis were here to stand and fight.
Shehzad though, was the first to fall to Kulasekara, who caught him leg before wicket. He bowled brilliantly for the rest of the over, getting a maiden as ... .. Read complete article
Added on Tue, 05 June 2012
||It isn't new for Pakistan to throw away matches from position of superiority but since it was the first match of a fresh tour after good couple of months of rest, visitors were expected to stay hungry but they couldn't, letting Sri Lankans off the hook and ending up with a big loss..
The scores Sri Lanka 132/7 in 20 overs.
Pakistan 95 allout in 17.4 overs.
Full scorecard : 1st T20, 1 June 2012.
With coin landing in their favour, Sri Lankans elected to bat and started to lose wickets to some reckless shots. Tanvir opened the bowling attack against Jayawardene and Dilshan. Anyone would have shaky nerves seeing these two start ... .. Read complete article
Added on Sat, 02 June 2012
||Pakistani selectors have sprung a surprise by including Mohammad Sami for the tour of Sri Lanka. 31 year old Sami, who's played 35 tests, 83 ODI and 3 T20s for his country, has been on the sidelines for November 2010 when he last played a test match against South Africa at Abu Dhabi..
Inclusion of Sami shows Pakistani selectors are expecting flat conditions in Sri Lanka and hence have opted for a bowler who's quick in the air and can bowl yorkers, if he finds his angle. Sami will be partnered by Umar Gul and Aizaz Cheema in both the formats. Left arm seamer Rahat Ali is new face in one day squad while Junaid Khan will fight ... .. Read complete article
Added on Thu, 31 May 2012
||Sri Lanka announced separate squads for the upcoming T20 and One Day series against Pakistan. Sri Lanka will play two T20 international games and five ODIs. A three match test series too will played, but the squad for that is yet to be named. Interestingly, a release for the SLCB did not contain the name of a captain. However, one expects Mahela Jayawardene to be named captain for the series.
The T20 games will be played in southern Hambantota, while the ODIs will be played in Pallekele and Colombo. The exact venues for the test series are not available as of now, but they are scheduled to start on June 22.
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Added on Sat, 26 May 2012
||Ahead of Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka scheduled for June 1 – July 12, the Pakistan Cricket Board removed Misbah-ul-Haq from the position of captain of the T20 side. Misbah, was reportedly asked to step down after Pakistan’s 2-1 loss to England in the T20 series held in February. According to the AFP, Misbah is regarded as being too old for the high powered, faster version of the game and chief selector Iqbal Qasim and coach Dave Whatmore definitely wanted a change..
A visibly unhappy Misbah, who seemed reluctant to give up captaincy, will continue to lead Pakistan in one day and test cricket. According to the AFP, Misbah said, “I have not decided to retire from the ... .. Read complete article
Added on Thu, 10 May 2012
||Pakistan begin their new season, after whitewashing England in UAE, with a full series in Sri Lanka, playing 2 twenty20s, 5 one day internationals and finishing with a series of 3 test matches..
Recently, Pakistan have built up a formidable test match side that has tasted lots of success in UAE but can they continue overseas? Pakistan were in Sri Lanka not too long ago, back in 2009 when they lost test series 0-2 and ODI series 3-2.
Overall, Pakistan have a wonderful record on Sri Lankan soil, winning 6 tests and losing only 3 besides 6 draws and even in one dayers, visitors have 13 wins against 13 losses other than two no results.
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Added on Sun, 06 May 2012