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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka News 2014

  
  
Sri Lanka victory romp levels Pakistan series

Colombo – Dimuth Karunaratne hit 50 off 56 balls as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Test in Colombo on Monday to square the three-match series. Chasing 153 to win, the hosts made light of a delayed start of 30 minutes due to a wet...

Prasad gives Sri Lanka 153-run target to level series

Colombo – Seamer Dhammika Prasad skittled Pakistan with a four-wicket haul to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday despite a defiant century from Azhar Ali. Pakistan, who trailed by 177 runs in the first innings, were bowled out for ...

Batting great Sangakkara to retire during India series in August

Colombo – Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August. “This is my time to call it a day,” Sangakkara, 37, told reporters on the sidelines of...

Five-wicket Yasir slows Sri Lanka’s charge against Pakistan

Colombo – Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five for 95 as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka’s march towards a big first innings lead in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday. Shah made up for the absence of injured pace spearhead Wahab Riaz to keep...

Zaheer Abbas confirmed as ICC President

Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas assumed the role of the ICC President on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados on Wednesday. Zaheer began his one-year term and thanked the ICC Board and the Full Council for confirming his nomination. ...

Pakistan eager to mark Khan’s 100th Test with victory

Colombo – Pakistan are eager to celebrate senior batsman Younis Khan’s 100th Test appearance with a series-clinching victory against Sri Lanka in the match starting Thursday in Colombo. Misbah-ul Haq’s tourists are riding high after a 10-wicket triumph in t...

Pakistan recall Haris Sohail from Sri Lanka tour

Karachi – Pakistan Wednesday recalled batsman Haris Sohail from the tour of Sri Lanka after he sustained a knee injury in practice, putting his participation in the one-day series that follows the Tests in doubt. The 26-year-old has yet to play a Test but h...

PCB invites Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for Pakistan tour

After conducting the successful tour of Zimbabwean team, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now in talks with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket boards to tour Pakistan. According to a PCB official, PCB has invited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh teams to tour Pakistan...

Zimbabwe ‘vindicated’ after Pakistan tour

Harare – Zimbabwe cricket officials said Tuesday they were vindicated after the national team returned from a high-security tour of Pakistan. “We went to Pakistan, we are back and we are safe,” Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase told reporters in Harar...

Pakistan celebrate Zimbabwe tour but challenges remain

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan gave a huge sigh of relief Monday after Zimbabwe’s high-stakes, high-security tour ended without major incident, the first top-level international cricket in the insurgency-hit country in six years. Cricket-mad Pakistani fans, s...

Rain denies Pakistan chance of Zimbabwe whitewash

The third and final day-night international between Pakistan and Zimbabwe ended as a no result in Lahore on Sunday after play was ended by a sandstorm followed by rain. Zimbabwe, chasing a target of 297 to win, were 60-0 before a power failure in a floodlig...

Pakistan eye series win against Chigumbura-less Zimbabwe

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan are targeting their first series win in 17 months in the second day-night match in Lahore on Friday, hoping to capitalise on the suspension of Zimbabwe’s in-form captain Elton Chigumbura. Pakistan’s last one-day series win came ...

Mukhtar Ahmed leapfrogs to 25th spot in T20I rankings

Pakistan batsman Mukhtar Ahmed rocketed 199 places to the 25th position in Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen after impressive showings against visiting Zimbabwe in the two-match series. Mukhtar won player of the match awards in both the games fo...

Ton-up Malik helps Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in 1st ODI

Lahore (Pakistan) – Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in the first day-night international by 41 runs in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Malik, playing his first one-dayer after ...

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan pulled off a sensational last over win by two wickets in the second Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe in Lahore on Sunday to take the two-match series 2-0. With 12 needed off the last paceman Brian Vitori’s last over numbe...

Pakistan celebrate home return with Twenty20 win

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan celebrated international cricket’s return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed and security-tight Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. The win doubled the joy for the host...

Pakistan celebrate return of international cricket

Lahore (Pakistan) – From Pakistan’s most popular fan Chacha Cricket (Uncle Cricket) to the head of State, a nation of 200 million celebrated the return of international cricket in Pakistan for six years on Friday. Hundreds of fans battled the 42 degree heat...

Hero driver still traumatised by 2009 attack on S.Lanka cricket team

Lahore (Pakistan) – Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka’s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident “tragic” and says it is best forgotten. The 43-year-old will be one of the guests of ...

Zimbabwe series more than just cricket for Pakistan

Lahore (Pakistan) – It may be a low-key affair in strictly cricketing terms, but Friday’s opening Twenty20 clash between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Lahore represents a chance for the hosts to show they are once again open for business. Cast into sporting exil...

Troops, checkpoints for Pakistan v Zimbabwe matches

Lahore (Pakistan) – Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus off security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan’s first home international in six years. Thousands of police ...