SRI LANKA VS ENGLAND

  • I won't walk away, says under-fire Cook 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    (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 4 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 4 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 5 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI 6 days ago

    (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,...
  • 5th ODI: Joe Root ton powers England to a 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 4th ODI December 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: England have won the toss and have opted to bat against Lanka. England will be high on confidence after winning the last ODI and will be hoping to level series today. Sri Lanka at the moment lead series 2-1. Sri...
  • England's Alastair Cook gets one-match ban for slow over-rate December 4, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook was on Thursday suspended for one match and fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees for his team's slow over-rate in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka. Match referee David Boon ruled that England bowled one over short in the stipulated time frame during Wednesday's...
  • 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...
  • 3rd ODI: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali help England trounce Sri Lanka by 5 wickets December 3, 2014

    Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in 35 overs, cruised home with eight balls to spare to record...
  • 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),...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to miss 3rd ODI against England December 2, 2014

    Mahela Jayawardene had requested Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to rest him for the third One-dayer against England due to personal reasons. The request has been granted by SLC and Ashan Priyanjan has been named as Mahela's replacement, according to reports. The third ODI is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at...
  • Alastair Cook should be dropped as England captain, says Ian Botham November 29, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook should be dropped as England one-day captain after presiding over another "flat and tedious" display in an eight-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on Saturday, according to former all-rounder Ian Bothsm. The hosts easily chased down England's paltry 185 in the second match of the series, reaching their target...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opted to bat against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali,...
  • Sri Lanka, England to play 2nd ODI as scheduled November 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and England will go ahead with their second one-day international as scheduled for Saturday following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. Both teams discussed whether they should play, and decided they should in respect for Hughes, England captain Alastair Cook said on Saturday. "It was a really, really...
  • ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches November 27, 2014

    Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. While former captain Dilshan will lose 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing, allrounder Perera was docked 20...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka win despite Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics November 26, 2014

    Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • 1st ODI: England, Sri Lanka begin World Cup tune-up November 25, 2014

    England will look to settle scores against Sri Lanka after their bad-tempered clash earlier this year when the two sides meet in a pre-World Cup one-day series from Wednesday. The seven-match tour has been spiced up by comments from England captain Alastair Cook that his team will try to exact revenge...
  • Angelo Mathews wants settled Sri Lanka for England series November 21, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that...
  • Alastair Cook seeks revenge in Sri Lanka November 21, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday vowed to try and win a seven-match series in a tit-for-tat revenge against Sri Lanka ahead of next year's World Cup. Speaking to reporters at the start of the ODI series, seen as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Australia...
  • Injured James Anderson ruled out of Sri Lanka tour November 5, 2014

    James Anderson has been ruled out of England's one-day international series in Sri Lanka as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Tuesday. The 32-year-old pace bowler, who picked up the injury earlier this year, will not take...