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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the decisive third and final Test.
A confident Pakistan will aim to clinch a first Test series win in Sri Lanka for nine years when the second match starts in Colombo.
If you talk to any Pakistani player ahead the clash against bitter rivals India, the first words to emerge are "we want a win".
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and sent New Zealand into bat in the first of five one-day internationals in Dubai.
Misbah-ul Haq says he felt proud to become his country's most successful captain, four years after he was handed the job.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and chose to bat in the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against Australia in Dubai.
Pakistan's revenue authorities have frozen the bank accounts of cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq over alleged tax evasion.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and elected to bat in the third and decisive ODI against Sri Lanka.
With the Test series in the bag, Pakistan will now focus on the one-dayers against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Pakistan set Bangladesh an improbable victory target of 550 runs to inch closer to a series-clinching win in the final Test.
Retiring Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq says he will lead his team to victory in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai with the focus on building momentum for next year's CWC.
Pakistan will look to keep their winning momentum which gave them a long-awaited series victory over Australia when they face NZ.
Pakistan's Misbah-ul Haq will seek consistency while his counterpart Australia's Michael Clarke will look for runs in the second Test.
Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan.
Struggling Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq has denied shedding weight has caused him to lose form.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
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