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Mathews stars in Sri Lanka win to clinch ODI series against Pakistan

Angelo Mathews Nuwan Kulasekara

Angelo Mathews hammered a brisk 80 not out as Sri Lanka posted a thrilling two-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo on Monday to clinch the series 3-1. Mathews smashed two sixes and four boundaries in his 76-ball knock to help his team achieve a 248-run target with two [...]

Sri Lanka ease to T20 victory over Pakistan – Win by 37 runs

Lahiru Thirimanne

Sri Lanka put on a brilliant bowling and fielding performance to post a comfortable 37-run victory over Pakistan in their opening Twenty20 international on Friday. Pakistan were bowled out for 95, their lowest T20 total against Sri Lanka, after restricting the hosts to 132-7 in Hambantota. Sri Lankan pacemen Nuwan Kulasekera, Angelo Mathews and Lasith [...]

England 111-2 during the chase of 240 runs in first test against Sri Lanka

Jonathan Trott

England recovered from two crucial blows to stay afloat in their tough run chase to win the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. The tourists, set a history-defying target of 340, reached 111 for two by stumps on the third day on a dry pitch that has made batting progressively difficult. [...]

Graeme Swann’s six wickets keeps Sri Lanka in hunt for big lead – Day 3 lunch

Graeme Swann Celebrate Wicket

Graeme Swann claimed six wickets as England reduced Sri Lanka to 151 for eight in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test in Galle on Wednesday. But the hosts hold the edge with an overall lead of 276 runs with two wickets in hand on a dry pitch at [...]

England roll on over Sri Lanka after first innings batting debacle – 1st test 2nd day

Graeme Swann

England bounced back after being spun out cheaply by Sri Lanka to leave the first cricket Test evenly poised at stumps at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday. At the end of an eventful second day’s play in which 17 wickets tumbled on a slow pitch, Sri Lanka led the tourists by 209 runs with [...]

Centuries by Gambhir and Kohli power India against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli was involved in a double-century stand with Gautam Gambhir © Associated Press

Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli were India’s most consistent batsmen in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Bank Series and they once again came to the fore by cracking sparkling hundreds in India’s first match of Asia Cup 2012 against Sri Lanka, played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Sri Lanka, chasing 305 runs, were propped up by [...]

Kohli and Gambhir boost India with centuries against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2nd ODI

Gautam Gambhir

Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir both hit their 10th one-day centuries to help India post a challenging 304-3 against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday. Kohli scored a solid 120-ball 108 and left-handed opener Gambhir a 118-ball 100, the pair adding 205 runs for the second wicket after India had [...]

Australia vs Sri Lanka 12th CB Series ODI at Melbourne – Match Highlights Video

Chandimal

Sri Lanka clinched a victory in the death over getting out the danger man David Hussey and finally got the berth in the finals of the CB series, where the situation was a do-or-die for them. If Sri Lanka had lost this game, it was India advancing to the finals, but the spirited performance by [...]

India out of CB series; Sri Lanka clinch nine-run victory over Australia to enter the finals.

Dinesh Chandimal's fine innings of 75 was instrumental in Sri Lanka's victory and earned him his third Man-of-the-Match award in ODIs

All the hopes of Sri Lanka were pinned on this match to qualify for the finals of Commonwealth Bank Series. They had to win the match to reach the finals, and in an enormously match, where the fortunes of both teams swung dramatically, Sri Lanka held their nerves in the crunch moments to emerge victorious [...]

India – Sri Lanka ODI ends in a thrilling tie

Dhoni lofts for a six, in a match resulting in a tie © Getty Images

The fifth match of the Commonwealth Series between India and Sri Lanka proved to be a humdinger which went to the last ball, and ended in the tie. This is the first tie between India and Sri Lanka in ODIs. It is note-worthy that the 30th over of the Indian innings, which was bowled by [...]