INDIA VS SRI LANKA

  • Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264, says Brian Lara 3 days ago

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Wednesday said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record one-day international (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass. Rohit stunned the cricketing world with his monster score against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow Indian...
  • India in fine shape for World Cup title defence 6 days ago

    An ODI series that had the potential to be a closely contested one turned out to be a horribly one-sided battle where the winner was decided even before the rubber was over. The Sri Lankans, who were asked to pack their bags for India in the eleventh hour and in the...
  • Jayasuriya takes responsibility for Lanka's Indian debacle 6 days ago

    Colombo: The chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has taken responsibility for Sri Lanka's 0-5 thrashing in India following the sudden decision to make the tour. Jayasuriya, who is the Deputy Minister of Sports, was addressing the Parliament on the Sports Ministry's budgetary allocations. "There is no need to blame the Sports Minister...
  • We want to flush out the disappointment quickly: Angelo Mathews 6 days ago

    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...
  • Stat Attack: Another world record for Virat Kohli, Axar Patel on top 6 days ago

    Team India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the cricket field by completing an overwhelming 5-0 ODI series win over the visitors on Sunday, which is also their sixth consecutive bilateral series win against the neighbours. Besides, the series also possibly opened the gates to World Cup for left-arm...
  • Virat Kohli lauds Team India for positive, aggressive attitude 6 days ago

    Ranchi: Elated after India decimated Sri Lanka with clinical precision in the just-concluded ODIs, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said the biggest takeaway from the hurriedly-arranged series has been the positive and aggressive attitude that his team displayed all through. India crushed Sri Lanka 5-0 completing the formalities with a three-wicket triumph...
  • Virat Kohli demands more application from batsmen 1 week ago

    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...
  • India consolidate their No 1 ICC ODI rankings 1 week ago

    Dubai: World champions India have consolidated their top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday. India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points, two ratings points...
  • Virat Kohli powers India to 5-0 series whitewash 1 week ago

    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...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru...
  • 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...
  • Dhoni's absence drives away fans from Ranchi ODI November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: With Ranchi's famous son MS Dhoni out of action with an injury, the buzz is missing ahead of the fifth and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday. Despite the match being held on a Sunday, the swanky JSCA International Stadium Complex would remain empty in Dhoni's absence,...
  • Suresh Raina rested for final ODI against Sri Lanka November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: With the series already in pocket, the Indian team management has decided to rest senior batsman Suresh Raina for the fifth and final ODI on Sunday. "For tomorrow's game, we don't have Suresh available," India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar told reporters on the eve of their fifth ODI at the...
  • Ruthless India aim for whitewash against Sri Lanka November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Having decimated the opposition with clinical precision in all four matches, India will be aiming to complete a clean sweep when they take on a struggling Sri Lanka in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Sunday. With the series already in their pocket, Virat Kohli-led team would like to...
  • Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Rohit Sharma for double ton November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cricketer to get a double hundred in ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday congratulated Rohit Sharma for becoming the first to achieve the feat twice. Rohit smashed a 264-run knock against Sri Lanka in Kolkata last night to not just become the highest run-getter in an ODI innings...
  • Still have lots to achieve, says Rohit Sharma after record double ton November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: He is the first batsman to notch up two double hundreds in ODI cricket but Rohit Sharma says he has a lot more to achieve in the game as expectations and responsibilities are only going to increase as he progresses in his career. Rohit scored a world record 264 in...
  • Stat Attack: The coincidence between Tendulkar, Sehwag and Rohit's ODI double tons November 14, 2014

    Cricket fans would have by now rote-memorized the records Rohit Sharma broke with his milestone innings of 264 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. But while the innings re-wrote some records in Rohit's name, the 153-run margin of India's victory in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday is...
  • 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...
  • Rohit Sharma undeterred by overseas challenge November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Having scored a world record 264 in India's 153 run win against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma feels he has a lot more to achieve in the game and an odd failure will not stop his progress. "Not relieved I would say. I still have a lot more to do. When I...
  • 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...
  • Rohit's record won't be broken anytime soon: Virat Kohli November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Virat Kohli is a fan of Rohit Sharma's batting and the India captain feels his teammate's record-breaking ODI score of 264 against Sri Lanka will not be surpassed anytime soon. "I said in the press conference yesterday that once Rohit gets going he is very dangerous," said Kohli after leading...
  • Rohit Sharma back in style; makes highest ever score in an ODI November 13, 2014

    Rohit registered his name in the history books on Thursday by becoming the first man ever to score two double centuries in ODI cricket. ...
  • 4th ODI: Rampant Rohit Sharma powers India to a 153-run win over Sri Lanka November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: India rode on Rohit Sharma's great double-century in the fourth ODI to get past a hapless Sri Lanka, who were found wanting all throughout the match. Virat Kohli won the toss and made some changes which were pretty much expected in the line-up after Team India pocketed the series...
  • CAB announces Rs 2.64 lakh cash award for Rohit Sharma November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal on Thursday announced Rs 2,64,000 cash award for Rohit Sharma for his world record score of 264 in India's fourth ODI against Sri Lanka on Thursday. In an outstanding display of stroke making, Sharma plundered the Lankan attack with a record 264 that came from...
  • Former cricketers laud Rohit Sharma's historic feat November 13, 2014

    Arjuna Ranatunga and Adam Gilchrist joined others in praising Rohit for his record-breaking knock of 264 against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. ...
  • Records tumbled as Rohit Sharma rumbled November 13, 2014

    Rohit Sharma went on to rewrite ODI history books at Eden Gardens on Thursday, where he played arguably the best innings in one-day cricket - hitting the highest score every in an ODI knock with his 264 off just 173 balls. En route becoming the first man to hit two double...
  • Twitterview: Reactions to Rohit Sharma's historic double century November 13, 2014

    Rohit Sharma registered his name in the history books on Thursday by becoming the first man ever to score two double centuries in ODI cricket, hammering the Sri Lankans for 264 runs in Kolkata to send records tumbling. Rohit's record feat came about in just 173 balls, including 33 fours and...
  • Hitman Rohit Sharma scores historic ODI double century November 13, 2014

    If ever there was a dream return from injury, Rohit Sharma lived it to the T at Eden Gardens on Tuesday - becoming the first man ever in the history of one-day internationals to hit two double centuries and going on to become the highest ODI scorer ever by forcing...