Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 31st December 2013

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in last ODI match of the ODI series by 2 wickets last week but still Pakistan managed the win the series by 3-2. both teams are now set for the larger format of Cricket. three test matches will be played between both sides. 1st Test will start from Tuesday 31st December in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistani captain Misbah is very hopeful to defeat Sri Lanka in test series as well after winning the ODI series. Misbah said our Batsmen and bowlers both are in good form that's why we are hopeful to win test series as well. He also said that we are not worried by comeback of Rangana Herath and Mahela Jayawardene In the Sri Lankan side for test series.

Pakistan played Its last test series against South Africa in UAE which was drawn by 1-1 two months back in October. Pakistan and Sri Lanka played last test series in UAE in 2011 which Pakistan won by 1-0 due to destructive bowling of Saeed Ajmal.

Head to head both sides played 43 test matches so far. Pakistan won 16 times and SL won 10 times. 17 times there was no result.  In Pakistan's test squad we will see several new faces specially in batting department. Azhar Ali, Adnan Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood and Rahat Ali are part of test squad for Pakistan.

On other hand comeback of Rangana Herath and Mahela Jayawardene has made Sri Lankan side even more powerful.

Match Update Of Day 1:

Sri Lanka all out for 204 runs In 65 overs.

Pakistan 46/1 In 18 Overs.
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