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Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2017 – Head to head stats in Test cricket

Herath will have a chance to become the first to take 100 wickets in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests during the upcoming Test series.

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Pakistan. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Test matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka have produced neck and neck fight off late and could offer the same in the upcoming two-match Test series in the UAE. The Pakistan side will be playing their first longer format fixture since the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan while Sri Lanka will be continuing their transition which they’ve maintained in the last two years.

Though Pakistan leads the head to head record between the two teams in the Test cricket, Sri Lanka have come ahead in the past two decades unlike the pre-2000 era but will need something special from their players to keep their record intact. Pakistan won a total of 19 Tests while Sri Lanka had 14. Since 2001 the Men in Green have won only six while the Lankans have won nine.

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Results summary of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests (By Host):

Results summary of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests (Period):

Pakistan have a clear upper hand in terms of series wins against Sri Lanka in Tests but the Island nation has won three Test series’ in the last ten years compared to two by Pakistan. This series will be only the 3rd Test series played between the two teams in the United Arab Emirates.

Bilateral series results of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests:

Series summary of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests – By Host:

The Pakistan-Sri Lanka contests haven’t seen a lot of 600+ totals as three of the four 600+ totals have come in the 2009 series played in Pakistan.

Highest team totals in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests:

Lowest team totals in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests:

Individual records:

Sri Lankan players lead the top scores and top wicket-takers lists of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests as Kumar Sangakkara has scored 2911 runs while Rangana Hearth has 90 wickets in these games. Herath will have a chance to become the first to take 100 wickets in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests during the upcoming Test series.

Highest run-getters in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests:

Highest wicket-takers in Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests:

(Stats as on September 27, 2017)

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