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Cricket: Pakistan 169-2 at tea against Sri Lanka

Pakistan were 169-2 at tea on the third day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday. Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the series, lost opener Khurram Manzoor (52) and Azhar Ali (eight) in the second session after being 85-0 at lunch. At the break Ahmed Shehzad was unbeaten on 94 and Younis Khan on eight as Pakistan still need another 59 runs to avoid the follow-on. Sri Lanka had declared their first innings at 428-9 on the second day.

Cricket: Sri Lanka remove Younis in push for victory

Sri Lanka grabbed the vital wicket of Younis Khan as they pushed for victory in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Saturday. Paceman Suranga Lakmal had Younis caught behind for 77 in the 11th over of the day but Pakistan reached 189-4 at lunch on the fourth day at Dubai stadium as they inched towards making their opponents bat again. With his side needing a further 34 runs to avoid an innings defeat, skipper Misbah-ul Haq was unbeaten at the break after a gritty 74, with Asad Shafiq not out 18.

Cricket: Younis, Misbah fight for Pakistan in second Test

Seasoned batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit resolute half-centuries to take the fight to Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai on Friday. Younis was unbeaten on 62 and Misbah scored 53 not out to help Pakistan reach 132-3 at close on the third day on the Dubai stadium pitch which is likely to help spinners on the last two days. Pakistan still need another 91 runs to avoid an innings defeat and go 1-0 down in the three Test series after the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi.

Cricket: Younis, Misbah fight for Pakistan in second Test

Seasoned batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit resolute half-centuries to take the fight to Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai on Friday. Younis was unbeaten on 62 and Misbah scored 52 not out to help Pakistan reach 132-2 at close on the third day at the Dubai stadium pitch which is likely to help spinners on the last two days. Pakistan still need another 91 runs to avoid an innings defeat and go 1-0 down in the three Test series after the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi.

Cricket: First Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test ends in a draw

The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ended in a draw on the fifth and final day in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Set 302 for a win, Pakistan finished on 158-2 with Mohammad Hafeez not out on 80 and Younis Khan unbeaten on 13 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Earlier Sri Lanka declared their second innings on 420-5 with skipper Angelo Mathews hitting a career-best 157 not out and Prasanna Jayawardene making an unbeaten 63. The second match of the three-Test series starts in Dubai on Wednesday. sh/ps

Cricket: Ton-up Younis, Misbah give Pakistan control

Exepreienced batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit sparkling hundreds as Pakistan took command of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Younis hit 136 for his 23rd hundred while Misbah was 105 not out for his fifth as Pakistan reached 327-4 at the close on the second day in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 204. Asad Shafiq was the other not out batsman with 12 as Pakistan dominated the day after Sri Lanka took two early wickets in the first session.

Cricket: Pakistan 327-4 in reply to Sri Lanka's 204

Pakistan rode on centuries from Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq to score 327-4 at close on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Younis made 136 for his 23rd Test century while Misbah was unbeaten on 105 for his fifth as Pakistan compiled a 123-run lead over Sri Lankan first innings score of 204. Asad Shafiq was unbeaten on 12 at close. Shaminda Eranga took two wickets while pace partner Suranga Lakmal took one.

Cricket: Ton-up Younis, Misbah give Pakistan control

Exepreienced batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit sparkling hundreds as Pakistan took command of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Younis hit 136 for his 23rd hundred while Misbah was 105 not out for his fifth as Pakistan reached 327-4 at the close on the second day in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 204. Asad Shafiq was the other not out batsman with 12 as Pakistan dominated the day after Sri Lanka took two early wickets in the first session.

Cricket: Taunting spectators ejected from Pak-SA cricket Test

Two spectators were thrown out of the Dubai cricket stadium on Friday for allegedely taunting Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq during the second Test. The two, later identified as Pakistani expats Siddiq Ameen and Mushtaq Ameen, were escorted out of the ground by security men before the lunch break on the third day after Misbah complained of their behaviour.

Cricket: Younis shocked at one-day axe

Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Monday described his expulsion from the one-day side as "shocking" but vowed to end his limited overs career on a high. The 35-year-old was last week left out of Pakistan's 16-man squad for the five matches which follow the two-Test series against South Africa. Pakistan won the first Test by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi while the second Test starts in Dubai from Wednesday.
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