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Misbah rues first innings collapse in drawn test
Misbah blames late first innings collapse for drawn test against Sri Lanka
By RIZWAN ALI
Associated Press
2014-01-04 11:22 PM

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq rued the late order collapse in the first innings as Sri Lanka came from behind on the last two days to force Pakistan to settle for a draw in the first test on Saturday.

Pakistan were motoring along well at 327-4 after dismissing Sri Lanka for 204 before losing their last six wickets for just 56 runs on the third day to be bowled out for 383.

Misbah says, "we should have got 450 runs on board to put pressure on the opposition."

Angelo Mathews led Sri Lanka's strong fightback with career-best 157 not out in 7 1/2 hours before declaring at 480-5 to set Pakistan a target of 302 in 67 overs.

Pakistan settled for a draw and ended up at 158-2 as Ahmed Shehzad got out after tea.

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