Pakistan vs Sri Lanka | 3rd Test | Sharjah | 18/01/14 | Day 3

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Pakistan need to really go for it , need to score at at least 3 an over , other wise there is no chance.
 
30 runs partnership so far , this session Pakistan should look to bat out without loosing wickets
 
The key will be exploiting the gaps for ones and twos. That way Sl Will have to cover the gaps rather than be able to attck.
 
400+ on board new ball fresh day n just one slip SL's tactics are like Bangladesh
 
Pakistan going into shell here, they are one down , they are the ones who should show some intent
 
Drawn test, I can't see Pakistan scoring more than 3 an over with this line up.

No aggression in the tank :azhar :shafiq
 
Hafeez would have been better than Azhar and Shafiq here.
 
chalaaak matthews, set such a defensive field from ball 1!!! not even leaving a gap for singles.
 
We have Ali, younis and Misbah after this, what a wonderful draw.
 
unusual field setting, very defensive. Not the Srilanka we usually see.
 
Can't understand the wisdom of batting so slow, when the whole series is at stake..
 
YK should be appointed as the batting coach of the team and teach all incoming youngsters the art of rotating strike. He's the best in the business in Pakistan right now.
 
calm down people, we've lost the series no harm in practicing tuk tuking for the upcoming Worldcup T20
 
Why is Shehzad blocking half volleys? They do know we have to win this game right?
 
If they play like this they have to make sure Pakistan bat for full 2 days and both of these needs to make big ones. If they throw away their wickets now, the captain and coach really should be gutted.
 
The only problem I have at the moment is that these two aren't even hitting the half-volley's away. I mean Herath is serving them at their feet. The ball won't even spin from there man.
 
It's games like these which are killing test cricket. Pakistan should be ashamed with the approach they've had so far to the start of their innings.
 
some fine defensive bowling with defensive batting. 56 runs on and 500 more runs to go.
 
Should at least look for three runs an over.

Good shot there.

He is just not showing any intent and Khurram on the other hand just looks like a tailender.

we need to be 300-330 by end of day with only a loss of 3 wickets for us to stand a chance to boss this game.
 
Pakistan really lack a player like AB, KP or Clarke who can score quickly in a controlled manner.
 
Pakistan really lack a player like AB, KP or Clarke who can score quickly in a controlled manner.

Very true but even still these two are blocking as if they are trying to save this test.
 
He is just not showing any intent and Khurram on the other hand just looks like a tailender.

we need to be 300-330 by end of day with only a loss of 3 wickets for us to stand a chance to boss this game.

Yes when even Waqar start critisizing the slowish going, then they really need to step up. Rameez will be on air soon and just imagine what he will say about this approach.
 
no wonder these two teams can't generate the same revenue as Aus,Ind, Eng. maybe they are still thinking test championship is happening and its more imp to keep it 1-0 then risk 2-0 ???
 
Khurram really needs to work on his full ball technique. Plays anything on the middle step with putting his bat between his legs.
 
Yes when even Waqar start critisizing the slowish going, then they really need to step up. Rameez will be on air soon and just imagine what he will say about this approach.

I literally put the volume on mute when Rameez comes on.

Last 10 overs for 15 runs :facepalm:
 
At this rate we will get 500 by tea time on day 5.

good one. now i see the strategy. they are going to make sure SL only get to bat in last session of match by which time pitch will be minefield and Ajmal/Rehman to get them all-out in 30 overs for under 100.

just need to play around 250 overs.
 
Lanka are gettting ball to reverse now, not good sign for LBW candidates here.
 
Khurram really needs to work on his full ball technique. Plays anything on the middle step with putting his bat between his legs.

He looks horrible on a flat wicket imagine this guy playing in South Africa or England.

He is not the answer at all to our opening issues.

Shehzad needs to up the tempo terrible batting by him.
 
no wonder these two teams can't generate the same revenue as Aus,Ind, Eng. maybe they are still thinking test championship is happening and its more imp to keep it 1-0 then risk 2-0 ???

These two teams?

What has SL done wrong? They are one up in the series, piled on 400 runs and not letting Pakistan go anywhere now..
 
The batsmen clearly have instructions to preserve wickets - this is where individual skill comes in
 
We are acting like we are trying to draw a test to save the series. shezad 28 from 100 balls. come on yaar.
 
These two teams?

What has SL done wrong? They are one up in the series, piled on 400 runs and not letting Pakistan go anywhere now..

Exactly LOL Sri Lanka haven't won an away series in ages, they don't need to push for anything.
 
The batsmen clearly have instructions to preserve wickets - this is where individual skill comes in

Yes they are probably looking for using the same set of wickets for next couple of years so want them to stay as solid as possible.
 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pakistan have scored 38 runs in 23 overs. How would you play out the remainder of the day? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PakvSL&src=hash">#PakvSL</a></p>— PakPassion.net (@PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/PakPassion/statuses/424445528407957504">January 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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