Misbah's men look to bounce back

Jun 30, 2012, 09:12 IST | AFP

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.

Misbah-ul Haq

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.” 

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