Sri Lanka Board Xi

  • Swann accuses SL batsman of cheating March 19, 2012

    Colombo: England offspinner Graeme Swann has accused Sri Lanka batsman Dilruwan Perera of cheating after the batsman disputed a catch and refused to leave the ground. The incident occurred during a three-day warm-up match between England and Sri Lanka Board XI that the touring side won by an innings and 15...
  • England open Sri Lanka tour with win March 23, 2012

    Colombo: England made a winning start to their tour of Sri Lanka by defeating the Board XI by an innings and 15 runs on the final day of the three-day match in Colombo on Saturday. The tourists, who declared their first innings at the overnight total of 303/8, a lead of...
  • Cook strikes form in Sri Lanka tour opener March 23, 2012

    Colombo: Alastair Cook hammered an unbeaten 163 on the second day of England's three-day practice match against Sri Lanka Board XI in Colombo on Friday. The left-handed opener defied the stifling heat and humidity for six hours to strike early form ahead of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in...
  • Anderson, Panesar shine in tour opener March 23, 2012

    Colombo: Fast bowler James Anderson and spinner Monty Panesar warmed up for England's two-Test series against Sri Lanka with rich hauls in the tour opener in Colombo on Thursday. Left-armer Panesar claimed 5-37 and Anderson took 4-19 as England bowled out the Sri Lanka Board XI for 169 on the first...