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  • I won't walk away, says under-fire Cook 3 days ago

    Alastair Cook said he had no intention of stepping down as captain after his England side lost the seventh and final match of the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The left-handed opening batsman struggled for runs again, making just 32 as his team were beaten by 87 runs to...
  • 7th ODI: Sri Lanka wipe out England, win ODI series 5-2 3 days ago

    Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international to win the series 5-2 on Tuesday as Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball, smashing his 18th hundred and snaring three wickets. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka posted 302-6 thanks to Dilshan's 101 off 124...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI 4 days ago

    (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...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England 5 days ago

    Colombo: Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last at home turf. "Going for my last practice session with the boys...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent 5 days ago

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". The disagreement came at the start of 34th over when the...
  • 6th ODI: Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs to clinch the series 6 days ago

    Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs in the sixth one-day international at Pallekele on Saturday to take an unbeatable 4-2 lead in their seven-match series. Kumar Sangakkara completed his 20th one-day international century to help the home team post a healthy total of 292 for seven. England could only muster 202...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • Jayawardene, Afridi to be most experienced players at 2015 World Cup 1 week ago

    Dubai: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene and Pakistan's seasoned allrounder Shahid Afridi will be the two most experienced cricket players going into the 2015 World Cup, with their fifth appearance in the mega event, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release said on Friday. Both Jayawardene and Afridi, first played in...
  • 5th ODI: Joe Root ton powers England to a 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka December 11, 2014

    Pallekele: Joe Root struck an unbeaten 104 to cap Chris Woakes' six wickets and lead England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international on Thursday. England chased down a challenging total of 239 with 240 for 5 from 49.1 overs. Sri Lanka's series lead was narrowed...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 11, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris...
  • 5th ODI: Rain abandons England innings against Sri Lanka December 10, 2014

    England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Wednesday. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris Woakes (6-47)...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 10, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen...
  • PMK calls for shock treatment to Lankan government for arresting 43 Tamil fishermen December 10, 2014

    Chennai: Despite strong protests from India, the Sri Lankan Navy continues to arrest Tamil fishermen from India who stray into international waters or Sri Lankan waters. In yet another incident, 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Pondicherry were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday. The ruling...
  • Sachithra Senanayake recalled by Sri Lanka after action cleared December 9, 2014

    Colombo: Off spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been recalled by Sri Lanka hours after his reformed bowling action was deemed legal Tuesday by the International Cricket Council. Senanayake was added to the Sri Lanka squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against England because strike bowler and left-arm spinner Rangana...
  • Kane Williamson, Sachithra Senanayake cleared by ICC to bowl again December 9, 2014

    Melboune: Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson have both been cleared of the charge of illegal bowling actions and can resume bowling in international cricket. The pair were banned from bowling earlier in the year after their actions were found to go beyond the 15 degrees of elbow...
  • MDMK passes resolution to quit NDA, claims BJP acting against Tamils December 8, 2014

    Chennai: Six months after joining hands to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the MDMK has passed a resolution at a meeting of the district secretaries to quit the NDA alliance. MDMK claimed that during the alliance formation, all the BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted that...
  • 4th ODI: Sri Lanka survive England scare to take 3-1 lead December 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan spinners combined for nine wickets before Kumar Sangakkara hit 86 runs to help the hosts to a tense six-wicket win over England in the fourth one-day international on Sunday. Electing to bat first, England were 265 all out in 50 overs and Sri Lanka chased down the runs...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 4th ODI December 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: England have won the toss and have opted to bat against Lanka. England will be high on confidence after winning the last ODI and will be hoping to level series today. Sri Lanka at the moment lead series 2-1. Sri...
  • Doctor who botched-up eye surgeries in Gurdaspur arrested December 5, 2014

    Gurdaspur: Soon after the case of botched-up eye surgeries which left 16 people blind in Gurdaspur came to light, the doctor, Dr Vivek Arora, who performed the surgeries has been arrested. A case against Sri Krishna Eye Hospital in Mathura where the doctor works has also been registered. The patients...
  • Sri Lanka add chinaman bowler for England ODIs December 4, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have picked uncapped left-arm chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals against England. Seam bowler Suranga Lakmal also returns after an injury layoff in the 16-man squad named on Thursday. Batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who opted out of the third match citing personal reasons, also returns....
  • England's Alastair Cook gets one-match ban for slow over-rate December 4, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook was on Thursday suspended for one match and fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees for his team's slow over-rate in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka. Match referee David Boon ruled that England bowled one over short in the stipulated time frame during Wednesday's...
  • 38 Indian fishermen on fast unto death in Sri Lanka jail December 4, 2014

    Colombo: At least 38 Indian fishermen lodged in Sri Lanka's Jaffna prison for alleged poaching are on a fast unto death demanding their early release. The Indian consulate office in Jaffna has alerted the Indian High Commission officials here after the Indian prisoners began their protest in the jail, prison officials...
  • Kumar Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs December 3, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday became only the fourth batsman in history to surpass the 13,000-run mark in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in his 386th match. The 37-year-old left-hander reached the landmark during the third match against England in Hambantota when he took a single off Chris Woakes to...
  • 3rd ODI: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali help England trounce Sri Lanka by 5 wickets December 3, 2014

    Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in 35 overs, cruised home with eight balls to spare to record...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI December 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • Sri Lanka welcomes EU decision to appeal against LTTE delisting December 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka welcomed the EU decision to appeal against the LTTE's delisting as a terrorist entity by a European court. "The action taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) demonstrates commitment for the fight against terrorism at a time when this threat is increasingly posing a significant...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to miss 3rd ODI against England December 2, 2014

    Mahela Jayawardene had requested Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to rest him for the third One-dayer against England due to personal reasons. The request has been granted by SLC and Ashan Priyanjan has been named as Mahela's replacement, according to reports. The third ODI is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at...
  • Alastair Cook should be dropped as England captain, says Ian Botham November 29, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook should be dropped as England one-day captain after presiding over another "flat and tedious" display in an eight-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on Saturday, according to former all-rounder Ian Bothsm. The hosts easily chased down England's paltry 185 in the second match of the series, reaching their target...
  • 2nd ODI: Sangakkara, Jayawardene star as Sri Lanka beat England November 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's bowlers bundled out England for 185 before the hosts chased down the target with eight wickets to spare in the rain-hit second one-day international on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series. England won the toss and opted to bat in a match shortened to...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen, Javadekar calls for permanent solution November 29, 2014

    Madurai: Four more Indian fishermen from a village in Nagapattinam district were on Saturday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy after they strayed into Lankan waters. Fisheries department officials said that the fishermen from Pushpavanam village, who were reported missing after they ventured out for fishing on Friday, had strayed into Lankan...