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  • 1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne ton delays New Zealand victory push 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Dimuth Karunaratne thwarted a tiring New Zealand bowling attack to score his maiden Test century and stymie the hosts' push for a win inside three days in the first Test as Sri Lanka reached 293 for five in their second innings at close of play on Sunday. Karunaratne, who resumed the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 9 hours 39 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Report: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on Yesterday

    Christchurch: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne and Silva shrugged off their failures in the first innings, in which...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • Brendon McCullum produces again when team needs it most 2 days ago

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's record breaking exploits continued on Friday as he imposed his will on a Test match to bend it to his team's advantage for the fourth time this year. McCullum smashed 195-runs from 134 balls at Hagley Oval to lead New Zealand to 429 for seven at...
  • 1st Test: Brendon McCullum ton puts New Zealand on top on Day 1 2 days ago

    Christchurch: Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on the first day of the first Test against Sri...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • Sri Lanka better travellers then before: Brendon McCullum 2 days ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Sri Lanka have improved their away form by several notches and are a formidable side anywhere in the world now. Hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here Friday in the first of a two-match Test series, followed by seven One-Day Internationals. "There's challenges in...
  • New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig likely to play against Sri Lanka 2 days ago

    Christchurch: Off-spinner Mark Craig is likely to play his first Test Friday when hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here at the Hagley Oval Friday despite the pitch heavily loaded in favour of fast bowlers. Overcast conditions and a deep green tinge look of the pitch means that both teams...
  • Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand 2 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first beginning in Christchurch on Boxing Day, but the emphasis is...
  • Pakistan plan to organise tri-series with SA, SL in UAE 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket authorities have stepped up their efforts to revive international series for its upcoming players and plan to organize a tri-series with South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates next year. "South Africa initiated the idea of having a 50-overs tri-series between the A teams...
  • Stiff competition among New Zealand pacers: Craig McMillan 3 days ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky. New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the first...
  • Relief, satisfaction as new Test venue opens in New Zealand 4 days ago

    Canterbury Cricket chief Lee Germon has run the gamut of emotions in the last three years as he fought to bring international cricket back to earthquake ravaged Christchurch, though quiet satisfaction is what he will feel on Friday. New Zealand and Sri Lanka open their two-Test series on Friday at the...
  • Sri Lanka draw 2-day tour match in New Zealand 5 days ago

    Queenstown, New Zealand: Niroshan Dickwella made an unbeaten 63 and Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne also compiled half centuries as Sri Lanka drew its two-day match against a New Zealand Chairman's XI on Monday. The match at the Queenstown Events Center offered Sri Lanka's only preparation in New Zealand conditions before...
  • Malinga to return from injury during New Zealand ODIs 6 days ago

    Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu. The mercurial Malinga underwent surgery on his left ankle in September and missed...
  • New Zealand reposition Brendon McCullum for Sri Lanka series 1 week ago

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to return to his customary middle-order slot for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day. McCullum opened with Tom Latham in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century...
  • After Mauritius, India to export warships to Sri Lanka 1 week ago

    Kolkata: India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said on Saturday. "From Sri Lanka, we have received an order to build two off-shore patrol vehicles (OPV) and they are under...
  • I won't walk away, says under-fire Cook December 17, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    (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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 13, 2014

    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 December 13, 2014

    (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 December 13, 2014

    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...
  • 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...