third and final Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played from
November 3 at 6:00 GMT in Sharjah. Pakistan now lead the series 1-0, so this Test
match is expected to be a great encounter between these two sub continental team.
In the first test Sri Lanka escaped from a defeat, but they were beaten brutally
by 9 wickets in the second test. Once again Sri Lankan batsmen failed before the
Pakistani bowlers and then their bowlers also followed their batsmen. In fact,
Pakistan got a pretty good lead of 164 runs in the first innings of the second
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Sri Lanka must upgrade their performance in all departments, especially their
batting. Very few batsmen like Kumar Sangakkara, Paranavitana and Matthews
could show resistance against the Pakistani bowlers, but it was not enough.
In the third test their batsmen have to score a lot more runs especially, they
have to play more carefully against pace bowler Umar Gul and spinner Saeed Ajmal. When it comes to their bowling, it is also devastating.
They are yet to win a match after the retirement of Muralitharan.
On the other hand, Pakistani bowlers and batsmen must be pleased by their performance
against an experienced side. In fact, they have won their first test against
Sri Lanka in five years. In the third next match they will certainly focus on
their spin bowling attack, though Pakistani skipper Misbah ul Haq already
expressed that all their bowlers are match winners.
When it comes to their batting, they have been exploiting the retirement of legendary
bowler Muralitharan. To be honest, they have been treating the Sri Lankan bowlers
like very ordinary bowlers.
The final test between these two sides is expected to be an entertaining encounter
but for that to happen, Sri Lanka need to score runs and a lot of them.
Unfortunately, it is a known fact that their batting has generally struggled
throughout and for them to be able to overcome that problem, they will require
a lot of resolve from their batters. Pakistan, on the other hand, need to continue
playing with the same kind of commitment to lead the side to a series win.