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  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • World T20 warm-ups: Hafeez, Imad star as Pakistan outplay Sri Lanka

    KOLKATA: Pakistan walked in with a swagger, played with a swagger, and won their only warm-up game in the World T20 in clinical fashion at the Eden Gardens on Monday...

    Brushing aside their dismal record on the cricket field of late and the turmoil off it in the past few days, Shahid Afridi’s team recorded a 15-run win over Sri Lanka after setting a target of 158...

  • Pakistan hoping Sri Lanka will keep the faith after Zimbabwe

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for short tours to the country after it successfully hosted Zimbabwe for two Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in May...

    A PCB official told the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) that Pakistan had invited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for a tour next year...

  • First Test: Pakistan lose to Sri Lanka by 21 runs

    Rangana Hearth completed his 100 wickets against Pakistan when he sent six Pakistani batsmen back to the pavilion, clinching the first Test in Abu Dhabi for Sri Lanka...

    Sri Lanka won the match by 21 runs, a strong comeback after being whitewashed at home by India...

  • Hasan stars as Pakistan upstage Sri Lanka in first T20

    Medium pacer Hasan Ali finished with a career-best bowling to once again anchor Pakistan's convincing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday...

    Hasan, who took 14 wickets in Pakistan's preceding 5-0 whitewash of the one-day series, took 3-23 in 3...

  • Sri Lanka plan more Pakistan trips after T20 success

    Sri Lanka are planning to send more teams to Pakistan after playing a Twenty20 International (T20I) match in Lahore for the first time since a gun attack eight years ago, a top official said on Tuesday...

    Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva said the national team were impressed with the extraordinary level of security for the match at Gaddafi stadium on Sunday...

  • Second Test: Pakistan 51-0 in reply to Sri Lanka's 482

    Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka's mammoth first-innings total of 482, were 51-0 at close on the second day of the second day-night Test in Dubai on Saturday...

    Openers Shan Masood (15) and Sami Aslam (30) were at the crease as Pakistan trailed Sri Lanka by 431 runs...

  • Pakistan hope to overcome Sri Lanka in change of format

    The Pakistan cricket team is counting on a change in format and players to overcome a resurgent Sri Lanka in the five-match one-day series starting in Dubai from Friday...

    “Obviously, when you have a first Test series as captain, and you lose it, pressure will be there,” said Ahmed who played a match winning 61 not out against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy group match...

  • Sri Lanka, West Indies agree to visit Pakistan for T20s: Sethi

    LAHORE: The efforts towards long-awaited revival of international cricket in Pakistan received a major boost on Monday when Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi revealed that Sri Lanka and West Indies boards had consented to tour the country for Twenty20 Internationals later this year following next month’s visit of ICC World XI side which will include “top players of top cricketing nations”...

    “I had already informed that the...

  • Pakistan eye ODI clean sweep of Sri Lanka

    SHARJAH: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur made no secret of his intention of inflicting a clean sweep on Sri Lanka when the sides meet in the fifth and final One-day International here on Monday...

    Since their Champions Trophy triumph in June, Pakistan have won eight straight games and have been unstoppable in limited-overs cricket, having overcome the disappointment of losing the preceding Test series to the same opponents 2-0 to...

  • Pakistan hope to subdue rejuvenated Sri Lanka in ODI rubber

    DUBAI: Pakistan are counting on a change in format and players to overcome a resurgent Sri Lanka in the five-match One-day International series starting here at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday...

    Pakistan were upset 2-0 in the preceding Test series but they are hoping to change their fortunes and carry the limited-overs form which helped them win the eight-nation ICC Champions Trophy held in England in June this...

  • Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: An interesting series in the offing

    WITH yet another Test series starting today in the UAE Pakistan’s nomadic existence as an international cricket team remains unchanged since 2009 when the terrorists attacked the visiting Sri Lankan team during the second Test at Lahore, injuring seven of their players, killing eight policemen and also injuring one of the umpires...

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has since made all-out efforts to convince cricket-playing countries...

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