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Captain Misbah back to boost Pakistan in 2nd test

 Pakistan's Adnan Akmal puts an ice bag on his neck during a practice session ahead of Pakistan's second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colom...
 Pakistan's Misbuh-ul-Haq throws a ball during a practice session ahead of Pakistan's second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lank...
 Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara gets ready to bat during a practice session ahead of their second test cricket match against Pakistan in Colomb...
 Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene looks on during a practice session ahead of their second test cricket match against Pakistan in Colombo...

Sri Lanka Pakistan Cricket

Pakistan's Adnan Akmal puts an ice bag on his neck during a practice session ahead of Pakistan's second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colom...

Sri Lanka Pakistan Cricket

Pakistan's Misbuh-ul-Haq throws a ball during a practice session ahead of Pakistan's second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lank...

Sri Lanka Pakistan Cricket

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara gets ready to bat during a practice session ahead of their second test cricket match against Pakistan in Colomb...

Sri Lanka Pakistan Cricket

Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene looks on during a practice session ahead of their second test cricket match against Pakistan in Colombo...

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq will return from suspension to bolster Pakistan's under-pressure batting lineup for the second test against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday.
Misbah missed the series opener for a slow over rate offense as the Sri Lankans took a 1-0 lead with a 209-run win at Galle after Pakistan was bowled out for 100 in its first innings.
But Sri Lanka's victory was built on its hefty 472 batting first and Misbah said there had to be improvement from Pakistan's bowlers as well at Sinhalese Sports Club, where the home team hasn't lost a test since 2004.
Misbah said Pakistan's batting was "an issue" in the first test but "when you let someone score 500 runs you are always under pressure and you are almost out of the game."


Updated : 2021-03-04 14:09 GMT+08:00