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 threeday warmup 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 threeday 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 threeday practice match against Sri Lanka Board XI in Colombo on Friday. The lefthanded opener defied the stifling heat and humidity for six hours to strike early form ahead of the twoTest 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 twoTest series against Sri Lanka with rich hauls in the tour opener in Colombo on Thursday. Leftarmer Panesar claimed 537 and Anderson took 419 as England bowled out the Sri Lanka Board XI for 169 on the first...