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Cricket: Pakistan 107-3 in chase of 302 in third Test

Pakistan were 107 at tea on the fifth and final day as their chances to win the third and final Test faded away in Sharjah on Monday. Set a daunting 302 to win in a maximum of 59 overs, Pakistan lost Ahmed Shehzad (21), Khurram Manzoor (21) and Younis Khan (29) as they were left to score another 195 in the remaining 35 overs or bat out for a draw. Azhar Ali (29) and Sarfraz Ahmed (seven) were at the crease.

Cricket: Pakistan 107-3 in chase of 302 in third Test

Pakistan were 107 for three at tea on the fifth and final day as their chances to win the third and final Test faded away in Sharjah on Monday. Set a daunting 302 to win in a maximum of 59 overs, Pakistan lost Ahmed Shehzad (21), Khurram Manzoor (21) and Younis Khan (29) as they were left to score another 195 in the remaining 35 overs or bat out for a draw. Azhar Ali (29) and Sarfraz Ahmed (seven) were at the crease.

Cricket: Shehzad hits fifty as Pakistan reach 169-2

Opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a fighting half-century to guide Pakistan to 169-2 at tea on the third day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday. The right-handed opener was unbeaten on 94 - his second Test fifty - and with him Younis Khan was unbeaten on eight with Pakistan still needing another 59 runs to avoid the follow-on. Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series after losing the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets, lost opener Khurram Manzoor (52) and Azhar Ali (eight) in a dour tussle between the two teams.

Cricket: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

Scoreboard after Pakistan's innings on the third day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday. Sri Lanka 1st innings 204 (A. Mathews 91; Junaid Khan 5-58, Bilawal Bhatti 3-65) Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 327-4) Khurram Manzoor run out 21 Ahmed Shehzad c Karunaratne b Eranga 38 Mohammad Hafeez c Silva b Lakmal 11 Younis Khan b Eranga 136 Misbah-ul-Haq c Sangakkara b Herath 135 Asad Shafiq c Silva b Lakmal 13

Cricket: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

Scoreboard at close on the second day of the first cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. Sri Lanka 1st innings 204 (A. Mathews 91; Junaid Khan 5-58, Bilawal Bhatti 3-65) Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 46-1) Khurram Manzoor run out 21 Ahmed Shehzad c Karunaratne b Eranga 38 Mohammad Hafeez c Silva b Lakmal 11 Younis Khan b Eranga 136 Misbah-ul-Haq not out 105 Asad Shafiq not out 12

Cricket: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

Lunch scores on the second day of the first cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. Sri Lanka 1st innings 204 (A. Mathews 91; Junaid Khan 5-58, Bilawal Bhatti 3-65) Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 46-1) Khurram Manzoor run out 21 Ahmed Shehzad c Karunaratne b Eranga 38 Mohammad Hafeez c Silva b Lakmal 11 Younis Khan not out 23 Misbah-ul Haq not out 24 Extras: (b1, nb2, w1) 4

Cricket: Pakistan 46-1 in reply to Sri Lanka's 204

Pakistan were 46-1 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Sent into bat, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 204 in their first innings with paceman Junaid Khan taking 5-58 and pace partner Bilawal Bhatti taking 3-65. Skipper Angelo Mathews scored a fighting 91 for the Sri Lankans. Pakistan lost opener Khurram Manzoor for 21 just before the close. sh/as

Cricket:Pakistan vs Sri Lanka first Test scoreboard

Lunch score in the first cricket Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Tuesday: Sri Lanka Ist innings D. Karunaratne c Shafiq b Junaid 38 K. Silva not out 20 K. Sangakkara not out 8 Total (for one wkt; 26 overs) 66 To bat: M.Jayawardene, D.Chandimal, A.Mathews, P.Jayawardene, S.Senanayake, R.Herath, S.Eranga, S.Lakmal Fall of wickets 1-57 (Karunaratne) Bowling: Junaid 9-3-27-1, Ali 10-3-20-0, Bhatti 5-1-16-0, Ajmal 2-0-3-0

Hafeez, Talha return to Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests

In-form batsman Mohammad Hafeez and forgotten paceman Mohammad Talha Thursday returned to Pakistan's 15-man squad for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in the United Arab Emirates next week. Hafeez was discarded from the Test team for the two-match series against South Africa in October after a run of poor scores in the year. But the 33-year-old has scored three hundreds in the ongoing five-match one-day series to regain his place in the Test squad. Pakistan lead the series 3-1, with the fifth and final match in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

(Sports) Pakistan cricket team returns home after South Africa tour

(Sports) Pakistan cricket team returns home after South Africa tour ISLAMABAD, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's national cricket team Monday returned home after their successful tour to South Africa where they defeated the hosts in an One day International (ODI) series for the first time in history. The limited overs format team led by captain Misbah ul Haq was warmly welcomed when they reached at the Allam Iqbal International Airport in eastern city of Lahore.
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