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  • World Cup 2015: Who are the men with best all-round skills 3 hours 38 minutes ago

    From Mohinder Amarnath's legendary performance in 1983 World Cup to Yuvraj Singh's brilliance in the 2011 edition, the importance of allrounders in one-day cricket and World Cups cannot be undermined. Most teams in the modern era give particular emphasis on having more players who can do well with both bat...
  • Rain washes out third New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI January 17, 2015

    Persistent rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday after less than 30 overs of the hosts' innings. New Zealand had been well-placed at 145 for 3 in the 29th over of the game that had already been reduced...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI January 17, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c),...
  • Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test January 7, 2015

    Wellington: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second Test against New Zealand. The hosts won the game by 193 runs on Wednesday after completing a remarkable fightback from 159 for five...
  • Sri Lanka wait on Rangana Herath fitness for second Test January 2, 2015

    Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is "50-50" to play New Zealand in the second Test at the Basin Reserve, though Sri Lanka will still go into the game keen to play positive, attacking cricket, captain Angelo Mathews has said. The 36-year-old Herath, who was the world leading Test wicket taker in...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand seek to continue success against Sri Lanka in Wellington January 2, 2015

    New Zealand's eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test of their two-match series has given them an opportunity to start next year as they did this, with a series triumph over a higher-ranked opponent. Brendon McCullum's side are seventh in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings, two places below...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 December 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 round-up: Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope. Sri...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 December 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 December 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 December 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • Sri Lanka draw 2-day tour match in New Zealand December 23, 2014

    Queenstown, New Zealand: Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 63 and Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne also compiled half centuries as Sri Lanka drew its two-day match against a New Zealand Chairman's XI on Monday. The match at the Queenstown Events Center offered Sri Lanka's only preparation in New Zealand conditions before...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI December 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka have won the toss and will be batting first against England in the seventh ODI. England make two changes - Hales and Gurney back in, for Bopara and Finn. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have made one change with Dilruwan...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Sri Lanka, England to play 2nd ODI as scheduled November 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and England will go ahead with their second one-day international as scheduled for Saturday following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. Both teams discussed whether they should play, and decided they should in respect for Hughes, England captain Alastair Cook said on Saturday. "It was a really, really...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • Angelo Mathews wants settled Sri Lanka for England series November 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that...
  • We want to flush out the disappointment quickly: Angelo Mathews November 17, 2014

    Ranchi: Soundly thrashed in the ODI series against India, Sri Lanka want to flush the disappointment out of their system as soon as possible, said skipper Angelo Mathews, insisting that there are some positives to take home despite the 0-5 drubbing. "Now we just got to flush it out of the...
  • Virat Kohli demands more application from batsmen November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: After he powered India to a clean sweep over Sr Lanka with an unbeaten ton on Sunday, Virat Kohli said he was a "little worried and annoyed" when his batsmen were throwing away their wickets and demanded more application from them. Kohli made a gritty unbeaten century as a dominant...
  • Virat Kohli powers India to 5-0 series whitewash November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: Virat Kohli (139 off 126) played a captain's knock by taking his side home when the chips were down as India won the 5th and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Ranchi by three wickets. The Indian innings got off to a poor start as the team lost both their...
  • 5th ODI: No. 1 again, India press for 5-0 Sri Lankan whitewash November 16, 2014

    A series which has gone in India's favour right from the beginning does not promise much of a contest in the final ODI at Ranchi on Sunday, apart from a few personal milestones and changes in the top half of the ICC ODI rankings. India have already overtaken No. 1 ODI...
  • Indian tour has hurt Sri Lanka's World Cup preparations: Arjuna Ranatunga November 14, 2014

    Colombo: Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well. Sri Lanka are down 0-4 in the five-match series, which was...
  • Embarrassing that we are not competing, laments Mathews November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Battered and bruised after their embarrassing defeat to India, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews said they need to tune up in all three departments of the game. Dismayed at the way they have surrendered 0-4 lead to India in the five-ODI series, an aghast Mathews said: "Everything seems to be...
  • We kept repeating the same mistakes: Angelo Mathews November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: After another crushing defeat to India and losing the series, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said his team kept repeating the mistakes and its batting flopped once again. "We can't keep repeating the same mistakes. We once again flopped in our batting," he told reporters after India defeated Lanka by...
  • Virat Kohli praises bowlers for series win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday credited his bowlers for the series clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third ODI, and said the home team's bowling unit dished out a "brilliant performance" to restrict the visitors to 242. Chasing a modest 242, a clinical India produced a...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI November 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Umesh Yadav's 4 wickets restricted Sri Lanka to 242, Dhawan (91) and Kohli (53) struck played knocks to give India 3-0 lead in the 5-match series. Preview: Having taken a comfortable 2-0 lead, a confident India will look to seal...
  • Confident India look to clinch the series against Sri Lanka at Uppal November 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Having taken a comfortable 2-0 lead, a confident India will look to seal the five-match series against Sri Lanka when they lock horns in the third cricket one-dayer here on Sunday. Virat Kohli and company have not made the fans feel the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who...
  • 2nd ODI: India hammer Sri Lanka with Ambati Rayudu blitz November 6, 2014

    India's batting dominance and penchant for successful chases continued in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday, as Ambati Rayudu celebrated his maiden ODI century to give India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Sri Lanka's competitive 274 looked minuscule in front of Rayudu's belligerence, who was promoted to...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI November 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma SRI LANKA: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Priyanjan,...