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  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 5 August 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Roundup: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman's 66yearold record August 9, 2014

    Galle: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara struck his 10th double hundred on Saturday, surpassing the nine amassed by West Indian Brian Lara and puts him two behind the great Don Bradman. However, the lefthander managed to break Australian's 66yearold record for most scores of 190 plus. The Sri Lankan captain...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara's double ton spurs Sri Lanka ahead on Day 4 August 9, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on Saturday. Pakistan lost opener Khurram Manzoor to leftarm spinner Rangana Herath to finish...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3 August 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2 August 7, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Pakistan, who elected to bat, were 261 for 4 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. Younis Khan was unbeaten on 133, his 24th Test century, and Asad...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 1 August 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Hosts Sri Lanka hope to give retiring former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell when they take on Pakistan for a sixth Test series in as many years. Pakistan, looking for their first series win since defeating England in the UAE...
  • Will look for early wickets of Jayawardene, Sangakkara: Misbah August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and oneday captain, MisbahulHaq has said his teammates will have to take the wickets of the stalwarts like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara early if they want to win the upcoming twoTest series in Sri Lanka, commencing at Galle on August 6. Jayawardene, 37, has announced that he...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his matchwinning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the seriesopener. The 31yearold rightarm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent nonwhite skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the seriesopener when...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 20, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his matchwinning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the seriesopener. The 31yearold rightarm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 July 19, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three of the first Test. It...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd fivewicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 3 July 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day 2 roundup: JeanPaul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The lefthander was unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka end Day 2 trailing South Africa by 425 runs July 17, 2014

    Galle: JeanPaul Duminy came up with a timely century Thursday that helped South Africa declare their first innings at a formidable 455 for 9 on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The lefthander was unbeaten on 100 when South Africa captain Hashim Amla declared midway into the...
  • 1st Test: Late wickets hurt South Africa on Day 1, bring Sri Lanka back July 16, 2014

    Galle: Opener Dean Elgar notched a superb 103 on Wednesday as South Africa reached 268 for 5 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Elgar dominated both pace and spin bowling to smash 11 fours and three sixes during his 187ball knock and was supported well by...
  • Pakistan to play two Tests, 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    Pakistan will play Tests in Galle and Colombo on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Friday. The teams will also play three oneday internationals during the short tour, originally not included in Future Tours Programme but was agreed on the sidelines of the International...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding March 31, 2014

    Washington: Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf possibly knew about slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his place of hiding, an eminent British journalist who reported for years from Afghanistan and Pakistan for the New York Times has claimed. In her latest book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2004",...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh 135-2 on Day 2, trail SL by 435 runs March 9, 2013

    Galle: Former captain Mohammad Ashraful led Bangladesh's fightback on his return to international cricket by hitting an unbeaten half-century on Saturday after Sri Lanka declared on 570 for 4 on the second day of the first Test. Ashraful, his country's most capped player with 58 Tests and playing his first...
  • 1st Test: Confident Bangladesh eye first Sri Lankan win March 7, 2013

    Colombo: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is confident that his team can take advantage of a depleted Sri Lankan squad and secure a maiden Test win over their opponents in the two-match series starting in Galle on Friday. "Sri Lanka is a good team but it's not impossible to win against them....
  • Priyanka Gandhi undergoes minor surgery March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi on Monday underwent a minor surgery of gall bladder in a private hospital here. Forty-year-old Priyanka underwent the surgery at Gangaram Hospital and is stable. It was conducted by a team of doctors led by Dr Praveen Bhatia of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery. "During routine...
  • SL v NZ, 1st Test: Herath sets up 10wicket win November 19, 2012

    Galle: A dramatic collapse of nine wickets for 83 runs, five of which went to leftarm spinner Rangana Herath, set the tone for a crushing Sri Lankan win over New Zealand before tea on day three. From an overnight 34 for 1, New Zealand slumped to 118 all out with...
  • SL vs NZ, 1st Test: Hosts on top after Herath's five November 17, 2012

    Galle: Leftarm spinner Rangana Herath continued his love affair with the Galle International Stadium by picking up another fivewicket haul at the venue on Saturday, thus bowling out New Zealand for 211. Sri Lanka lost debutant Dimuth Karunaratne for 0 as Tim Southee struck an early blow before stumps, but...
  • Sri Lanka annihilate Pakistan in first Test June 25, 2012

    Galle: Nuwan Kulasekara and Suraj Randiv combined to vanquish Pakistan as Sri Lanka triumphed in the first Test by a massive 209 runs on Monday, their biggest win over their Asian rivals. The tourists, set a near impossible victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300 just before stumps...
  • Whatmore slams DRS absence vs SL June 24, 2012

    Galle: Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Sunday slammed the absence of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the series against Sri Lanka after his team suffered several umpiring errors in the first Test. The Test has been marred by at least 10 content_cnious decisions over three days by umpires Steve...
  • Chasing 510, Pakistan reeling in Galle Test June 24, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lanka turned the screws on Pakistan in the first Test in Galle after battering the tourists with both bat and ball on the third day on Sunday. Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 100 in the first innings in reply to their own 472, with offspinner Suraj Randiv...
  • Missing 200 'part of game', says Sangakkara June 23, 2012

    Galle: Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara left the ground fuming after being stranded on an unbeaten 199 during the first Test against Pakistan in Galle, on Saturday. The lefthander missed out on his ninth doublecentury in Test cricket partly due to an error in the scoreboard on the ground which showed...
  • Day 1: Sangakkara, Dilshan take SL to 300/2 June 22, 2012

    Galle: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara hammered centuries as Sri Lanka walloped Pakistan on the opening day of the first cricket Test in Galle on Friday. Dilshan made 101, his first Test hundred on home soil in three years, and Sangakkara was unbeaten on 111 as Sri Lanka ended the...