Misbah's men look to bounce back
Pakistan are confident of bouncing back in the second Test against Sri Lanka starting today despite playing the crucial game at the hosts' favourite venue.
Sri Lanka, who lead 1-0 in the three-match series, have not lost a Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo since 2004 and have won six of their last 11 matches there.
But Misbah-ul Haq, returning as Pakistan captain after missing the first Test in Galle due to a one-match ban for slow over-rates, was unfazed by the hosts’ ominous record at the SSC. “We know Sri Lanka play well at home, they know the conditions well. But this is a new Test match and both sides will go out there to win.”