India vs Sri Lanka

  • Yuvraj can be criticised, but not crucified: Tendulkar April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday stood firmly behind a beleagured Yuvraj Singh, saying that the talented left-hander "is down but far from being out" and backed him to make it to the 2015 World Cup squad. Tendulkar, who has always been a mentor to Yuvraj had soothing took to social...
  • One defeat ruins India's World Twenty20 title dreams April 7, 2014

    Understandably, there is a hue and cry over India's loss in the finals of World T20 against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. What's more, Yuvraj Singh is now deemed the villain. How fickle are we, the fans! Yuvraj was the toast of the nation three years ago when he won the World...
  • World T20: It was a perfect day for Sri Lanka, says MS Dhoni April 6, 2014

    Mipur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday admitted that his batsmen couldn't execute the plans well in the last four overs against Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. "In the middle overs, our batsmen tried our best to get...
  • Man of the Series Virat Kohli pleased with World T20 outing April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli, who won the World Twenty20 player of the tournament award, said that India reaching the final was the most pleasing thing for him. Sri Lanka beat India in the final to win the 2014 World T20 title for the first time after reaching the finals in the 2009...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Sri Lanka Final April 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing his final T20 International, Sangakkara hit a match-winning 52 not out after Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry 130/4 in the final on Sunday. Pre-match: Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not...
  • MS Dhoni wary of Sri Lankan spinners in World Twenty20 final April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has pointed to Sri Lankan spinners as the ones to watch out for when the two teams clash in the final of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. Spinners Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake have done exceptionally well in the tournament...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265 Tests...
  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball' April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga says that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest. "We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball to...
  • MS Dhoni on the cusp of becoming the first captain to win three World Cups April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to be an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals on Sunday. While...
  • India to take on Sri Lanka in women's World Twenty20 March 24, 2014

    Sylhet: Indian women would look to begin their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on Sri Lanka in a Group B league match on Monday. Indian women have not played against top oppositions in recent times and their performance has been a mixed one in the the...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • As it happened: World T20 warm-up, India vs Sri Lanka March 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: India opt to field against Sri Lanka. Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in...
  • Team India goes 'CSK way' as training jersey turns yellow March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: To put it mildly, the colour of their recent performances has been dull but that didn't deter the BCCI from trying to add a dash of brightness ahead of Holi. The Indian team on Sunday sported a bright canary yellow training jersey on the eve of their first warm-up match...
  • World T20: Indian pacers do not warm-up to 'mannequin training' March 16, 2014

    Fatullah: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes has been under-fire for quite sometime as his 'out of the box' coaching methods are simply not working and there was a distinct lack of energy evident among the Indian players ahead of their opening warm-up tie against Sri Lanka on Sunday. None of the...
  • World T20 warm-up: Chance to check combination as India take on Sri Lanka March 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game of the ICC World Twenty20 on Monday. While the tournament proper will begin...
  • Asia Cup: Sangakkara ton snatches win from sloppy India February 28, 2014

    India had a decent-looking 264 for 9 on the board; but four dropped catches, one missed stumping and a sublime Kumar Sangakkara century put Virat Kohli's hopes of winning to bed and allowed Sri Lanka a hard-fought two-wicket win in the Asia Cup encounter on Friday at Fatullah. Sangakkara stayed cool...
  • Young India face Lankan test in Asia Cup February 27, 2014

    The two of the hot favourites for the Asia Cup 2014, India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in Fataullah on Friday for what could be one of the most vital games of the tournament. A win for either side would almost ensure a place in the final of the...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, Triseries Final July 12, 2013

    Live updates from the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup between India and Sri Lanka to be played at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Preview: India began the tournament jetlagged, suffered two consecutive defeats and looked almost out of contention. But the world champions got their act...
  • The team showed lot of character to bounce back: Kohli July 10, 2013

    After India's 81run victory against Sri Lanka in the rain curtailed mustwin match, standin captain Virat Kohli praised his bowlers for bowling in the right areas and said he was proud of the team which showed a lot of character to bounce back on Tuesday at Queen's Park Oval, Port...
  • Dhoni, Irfan shine in warmup win over SL September 15, 2012

    Colombo: India warmed up for the ICC World Twenty20 starting September 18 with a comfortable 26run win over hosts Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval on Tuesday, but the victory was overshadowed by an injury to Gautam Gambhir that sent him to a local hospital. Batting on 5, the...
  • U19 WC: India beat Sri Lanka in warmup August 7, 2012

    Brisbane: India got the better of Sri Lanka by 33 runs in a lowscoring ICC Under19 World Cup 2012 warmup match at WynnumManly on Tuesday. A 98run fourthwicket partnership between Vijay Zol (43) and Hanuma Vihari (64) helped India to a modest 191 for 8 after Sri Lanka had made early...
  • Sehwag, Zaheer return home from Sri Lanka August 7, 2012

    Kandy: India's opening batsman Virender Sehwag and fast bowler Zaheer Khan have returned home from Sri Lanka. Sehwag, who averaged 37 in the justconcluded ODI series against Sri Lanka with a top score of 94, missed the last Onedayer of the fivematch series on Saturday because of injury. Zaheer, who also did...
  • Stint with the Indian team has helped: Tiwary August 6, 2012

    Kandy: After scoring his maiden ODI century, Manoj Tiwary had to endure the pain of warming the bench for 14 straight ODIs despite being fully fit and available for selection, but the youngster feels that it has helped him improve his mental strength. A testimony to his strength has been allround...
  • Team eyeing three straight wins: Kohli August 1, 2012

    Colombo: The series is in their grasp after two successive wins but inform Indian batsman Virat Kohli said his team will remain focussed on getting a hattrick of wins when the Indians takes the field in the fifth and final ODI against Sri lanka here in Colombo. Kohli's tremendous run against...
  • SL v Ind, 3rd ODI: As it happened July 28, 2012

    India innings 50th over: India 288 for 5 India win the match by five wickets and take a 21 series lead. The match goes into the final over and Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan finish the job with two deliveries to spare. No boundaries in two overs but some smart running...
  • 3rd ODI: What should be India's playing XI? July 26, 2012

    India's first couple of games against the hosts Sri Lanka have produced two results, which are poles apart. Where the first ODI at Hambantota was dominated by Indian batting, the second one at the same venue saw a sorry collapse as the World champions were bundled out for a meagre...