Kumar Sangakkara

  • 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...
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action April 21, 2014

    Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title. At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been decided...
  • Kumar Sangakkara on Durham's radar April 17, 2014

    London: In a bid to bolster their county campaign this season, defending champions Durham are reportedly keen to sign Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara on a short-term basis. Durham are understood to be in advanced negotiations with the player, but the management is not willing to reveal the deal, according to...
  • Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire: Ranatunga April 10, 2014

    Colombo: It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country's first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara's decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo's timing was correct. Jayawardene and Sangakkara were criticised by Sri Lanka Cricket for not...
  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara April 9, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board and two senior players were locked in a war of words on Wednesday, a day after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes. Former skippers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara sparked the row by criticising cricket officials during a red-carpet reception at the...
  • Sri Lankan WT20 party marred by players dispute April 9, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown Colombo,...
  • World Twenty20 champion Sri Lanka return to warm welcome April 8, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 champions returned home to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday with tens of thousands of fans lining up to greet the players on an open top bus, lighting firecrackers and dancing to drumbeats. The players were welcomed with flower garlands as they left the plane and were...
  • Jayawardene, Sangakkara slam officials over Twenty20 retirement controversy April 8, 2014

    Sri Lanka's team flew home in triumph on Tuesday to a huge street party after winning the world Twenty20 tournament, but celebrations were marred by controversy over the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. Tens of thousands of fans lined the street from the main international airport to downtown Colombo,...
  • 'Accidental' skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms on Sunday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh. Having twice gone down in the final, Sri Lanka entered the tournament under the leadership of 24-year-old Dinesh Chandimal...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka celebrate biggest win in 18 years April 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka fans at home burst firecrackers and danced on the streets as the national team won the T20 WC title beating India by six wickets in Dhaka on Sunday. Instant celebrations broke out at cricket grounds and public parks in the capital Colombo as well as in suburban towns...
  • I don't think game of cricket owes us anything: Kumar Sangakkara April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Kumar Sangakkara's eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it "does not owe anything to the players". It turned out to be a fitting farewell for Sangakkara and his...
  • Sri Lanka dedicate World T20 title to Jayawardene and Sangakkara April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: It was a fitting farewell for Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara who pulled the curtains on their T20 careers with a memorable triumph at the ICC World Twenty20, and their team-mates dedicated it to the two retiring legends of Sri Lankan cricket. A gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical display...
  • 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...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka lift maiden World T20 title beating India April 7, 2014

    First determination, then emotion. That's how Sri Lanka approached the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final. The team knew Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara won't slip into a T20 jersey again after Sunday. But they didn't let that emotional thought affect their determination of achieving what they couldn't in 2009 and...