Kumar Sangakkara

  • 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 five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Gentleman Jayawardene, the elegant run-machine August 18, 2014

    One of the game's most elegant stroke-makers, Mahela Jayawardene, enjoyed a fitting farewell to Test cricket at his home ground as Sri Lanka completed a 2-0 series sweep against Pakistan on Monday. Few cricketers exemplified the spirit of the game better than the gentlemanly 37-year-old, 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 17-year-long Test career here on Sunday. Sangakkara shared several big partnerships, including the world record 624-run 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 second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the two-match 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 17, 2014

    Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara scored a half-century and shared an unbroken 98-run third wicket stand with Mahela Jayawardene to give Sri Lanka a strong 165-run 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...
  • 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 2-0 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 number-one 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 1-0 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 left-arm spinner turned the game on its head when Pakistan, who trailed by 82 after the first innings, was bowled out for 180....
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman's 66-year-old 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 left-hander managed to break Australian's 66-year-old 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 left-arm spinner Rangana Herath to finish...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara, Jayawardene flay Pakistan on rain-hit Day 2 August 8, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of century-makers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rain-hit 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 one-day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has said his team-mates will have to take the wickets of the stalwarts like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara early if they want to win the upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka, commencing at Galle on August 6. Jayawardene, 37, has announced that he...
  • 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 first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele July 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball 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), Jean-Paul 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 one-day international and a 151-run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75-run 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...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka bandwagon looks to flatten South Africa July 5, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will look to extend their red-hot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a new-look South Africa in the first of the three one-day internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the back of their first ever Test series victory in England which...
  • Live Score: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 June 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day three round-up: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries 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 23, 2014

    Leeds: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries 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 38-run...
  • Live Score: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 June 22, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball 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 63-run lead over Sri...
  • Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save Lord's Test June 17, 2014

    Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first Test at Lord's on Monday. Pradeep survived the final five balls, including successfully reviewing an lbw decision on...
  • 1st Test: Kumar Sangakkara's ton leads Sri Lanka to 415-7 on Day 3 June 15, 2014

    Kumar Sangakkara's first century at Lord's led Sri Lanka to 415 for 7 at stumps and within 160 of England's first innings after three days of the first Test on Saturday. Sangakkara cruised to his 36th Test century, and helped Sri Lanka sail past the follow-on mark after England declared at...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka in control despite Root's double-ton June 14, 2014

    London: Joe Root scored a career-best 200 not out and England immediately declared their first innings at 575 for 9 against Sri Lanka on Friday, the second day of the first Test at Lord's. But Sri Lanka replied strongly, with Kaushal Silva leading the visitors to 140 for 1 at the...
  • 4th ODI: England lose to Sri Lanka despite Jos Buttler century June 1, 2014

    London: Sri Lanka weathered a brilliant knock of 121 by Jos Buttler to beat England by seven runs in the fourth one-day international and take the five-match series to a decider at 2-2. Veteran left-hander Kumar Sangakkara struck 112 for his 19th ODI century as Sri Lanka posted 300 for 9...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI May 31, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: England won the toss and have opted to bowl. England lead the series 2-1 in the five-match ODI series. While Sri Lanka registered one of their worst defeats in the third ODI at Old Trafford when they were all out...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI May 28, 2014

    For ball-by-ball updates scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss: Alastair Cook won the toss and England have elected to bowl. The match looked doubtful with persistent rain but weather cleared at the right time for the play to start. Both teams have won each in the first two one-dayers...
  • Sangakkara backs Farbrace to shine on England return May 1, 2014

    Durham: Kumar Sangakkara insists Sri Lanka's loss will be England's gain after the controversial defection by Paul Farbrace. The 46-year-old former Kent and Middlesex wicket-keeper shocked Sri Lankan cricket, quitting as the country's head coach in April after just three-and-a-half months to link-up with Peter Moores' new-look England set-up. Marvan Atapattu...
  • County Championship: Kumar Sangakkara signs for Durham April 29, 2014

    London: Kumar Sangakkara will warm-up for Sri Lanka's forthcoming tour of England by appearing in the next two rounds of County Championship matches for title-holders Durham. "I'm really looking forward to returning to county cricket with Durham and I'm immensely grateful for the opportunity," Sangakkara said in a statement. "I actually made...
  • Sri Lankan board not to take action against Jayawardene, Sangakkara April 23, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday dropped plans to take disciplinary action against senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. "We have sorted out the matter by talking to the two players," SLC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa said. The SLC was responding to public pressure as the decision to put the...
  • Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene face disciplinary action April 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the "unsubstantiated statements" of the players to...