SANGAKKARA

  • 7th ODI: Sri Lanka wipe out England, win ODI series 5-2 Yesterday

    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...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 6 days ago

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • 4th ODI: Sri Lanka survive England scare to take 3-1 lead December 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan spinners combined for nine wickets before Kumar Sangakkara hit 86 runs to help the hosts to a tense six-wicket win over England in the fourth one-day international on Sunday. Electing to bat first, England were 265 all out in 50 overs and Sri Lanka chased down the runs...
  • Kumar Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs December 3, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday became only the fourth batsman in history to surpass the 13,000-run mark in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in his 386th match. The 37-year-old left-hander reached the landmark during the third match against England in Hambantota when he took a single off Chris Woakes to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI December 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • 2nd ODI: Sangakkara, Jayawardene star as Sri Lanka beat England November 29, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's bowlers bundled out England for 185 before the hosts chased down the target with eight wickets to spare in the rain-hit second one-day international on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series. England won the toss and opted to bat in a match shortened to...
  • Sangakkara asked to review retirement: reports November 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia. The 37-year-old left-handed batsman might still be keen on giving up ODIs after the 50-over World Cup...
  • Will Kumar Sangakkara break Sachin Tendulkar's world record? November 7, 2014

    Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara scored his 87th ODI half-century in the second match against India on Thursday, and is now only nine behind Sachin Tendulkar's world record of 96 ODI fifties. While scoring 61 in the game that the Lankans in the end lost by six wickets, Sangakkara crossed...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins ICC People's Choice Award November 5, 2014

    India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has won this year's People's Choice Award. He now becomes only the fourth cricketer to win this coveted prize after Sachin Tendulkar, who was the first-ever recipient in 2010, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won it in 2011 and 2012, and India captain Mahendra Singh...
  • Angelo Mathews blames Sri Lankan batsmen for the huge loss November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here. Chasing 364 for a win, Sri Lanka were shot out for...
  • Sri Lanka include Sangakkara, uncapped Gamage in ODI squad for India October 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. However, a half-fit Kumar Sangakkara is there in the touring party. If Sangakkara is declared unfit, Niroshan Dickwella is...
  • Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour October 22, 2014

    Colombo: Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury. Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight...
  • Kumar Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour October 19, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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...