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Pakistan were defeated by two wickets in the fifth ODI by Sri Lanka, who won the series 3-1 after a thrilling match in Colombo on Monday. — Photos by AFP, AP and Reuters

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A.Razzak chara
Jun 19, 2012 02:08am
We lost bcz we cannot play with planning..... very poor fielding.... and catching........ Tanvir has a tendency not to hold ball with hand but with the leg....... Misbah fails every time when Pakistan need very good captaincy on crisis.....yesterday match......it's looks that every body on fields is captain!!!!!!! A.Razzak chara
Jun 18, 2012 10:08pm
It was a very spirited effort by Lankans and they deserve all the credit for winning the game. I woulod like to make one thing clear that matches are won by planning and hard work. When you are playing internationally, you would expect professionalism. Each and every player that is picked in the 15 memeber squad has to be able to perform. Batting and bowling require special skills but fielding is part of every single person in the squad. Fielding requires skill as well and every memeber has to be cleared before being selected for the playing eleven. Batting and bowling on both sides was very similar, the difference was the quality of fielding. People who were not picked for the series would have produced the same result as discipplined fielding remains the most critical part of Pakist cricket.
Jun 19, 2012 04:49am
I always thought Sami was treated unjustly. But last night proved he is not international material. A bowler of his experience should have seen pakistan through.