KUMAR SANGAKKARA

  • Kumar Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour 2 days ago

    After West Indies' dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket's decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. "Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do...
  • SL players concerned about skills training ahead of India tour 3 days ago

    Colombo: With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. This has been reflected in a tweet by senior cricketer Kumar Sangakkara this morning. "Our 6...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Gentleman Jayawardene, the elegant runmachine August 18, 2014

    One of the game's most elegant strokemakers, Mahela Jayawardene, enjoyed a fitting farewell to Test cricket at his home ground as Sri Lanka completed a 20 series sweep against Pakistan on Monday. Few cricketers exemplified the spirit of the game better than the gentlemanly 37yearold, though his pleasant demeanour hid nerves...
  • Would be hard to play without Mahela: Sangakkara August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said it would be difficult to fill the shoes of Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17yearlong Test career here on Sunday. Sangakkara shared several big partnerships, including the world record 624run stand against South Africa in 2006, with Jayawardene, "We can't expect someone...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four secondinnings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the twomatch series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • Sri Lanka lead Pakistan by 165 on Day 3 of 2nd Test August 16, 2014

    Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara scored a halfcentury and shared an unbroken 98run third wicket stand with Mahela Jayawardene to give Sri Lanka a strong 165run lead against Pakistan in the second Test. Sri Lanka reached 177 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on day three Saturday after Rangana Herath earlier...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 August 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a fivewicket haul but halfcenturies from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 20 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the numberone Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to take 10 lead August 10, 2014

    Galle: Rangana Herath grabbed 6 for 48 as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets on a remarkable last day of the first Test on Sunday. The leftarm spinner turned the game on its head when Pakistan, who trailed by 82 after the first innings, was bowled out for 180....
  • 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 4 August 9, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 3 roundup: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of centurymakers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rainhit third day of the first Test in Galle. The hosts, who began the day...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara, Jayawardene flay Pakistan on rainhit Day 2 August 8, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of centurymakers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rainhit third day of the first Test in Galle on Friday. The hosts, who began the day at 99 for 1 in reply to Pakistan's 451, carried...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: 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 was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 July 24, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla(c), AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock(w), JeanPaul Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir. Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews(c), Niroshan...
  • 1st Test, SL v SA: as it happened July 20, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sri Lanka lefthander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge towards a challenging 370run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six and...
  • Sri Lanka in strong position to win the 1st Test against South Africa July 19, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka lefthander Kumar Sangakkara led a steady charge toward a challenging 370run target after South Africa declared on the fourth day of the first Test. The former captain was unbeaten on 58 with one six and seven fours as Sri Lanka reached 110 for 1 at stumps on Saturday,...
  • 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...
  • SL vs SA, 2nd ODI: as it happened July 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), JeanPaul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith...
  • 1st ODI: Amla hundred sets up big South Africa win over Sri Lanka July 6, 2014

    Colombo: Hashim Amla's 13th century in oneday international and a 151run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75run win in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for 5 in 50 overs...
  • SL v SA, 1st ODI: as it happened July 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka will look to extend their redhot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a newlook South Africa in the first of the three oneday internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the back...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka bandwagon looks to flatten South Africa July 5, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will look to extend their redhot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a newlook South Africa in the first of the three oneday internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the back of their first ever Test series victory in England which...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 June 23, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day three roundup: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made halfcenturies on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was unbeaten on...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene, Sangakkara lead SL fightback at Headingley June 22, 2014

    Leeds: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made halfcenturies on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was unbeaten on 55, with Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on 24, in a 38run...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 June 22, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day three roundup: Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before England lost three wickets for three runs on Saturday to finish the second day on 320 for 6 in their first innings with a 63run lead over Sri...