SRI LANKA VS INDIA

  • Inconsistency cost SL the series: Jayawardene August 8, 2012

    Colombo: Having lost both the fivematch ODI series 41 and oneoff Twenty20 International, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said that the inconsistency was the main reason behind his team's dismal performance against India. Following a dominating 41 triumph in the Onedayers, India to beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs last night...
  • SL v India, oneoff T20: As it happened August 7, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings 18th over: Sri Lanka 116 all out Sri Lanka go in the over needing 13.33 runs an over and finish it being bowled out. Three wickets in the over as Ashok Dinda finishes with a bang, without conceding a run. Amazing. A triplewicket maiden over. Has that happened...
  • Want to do well in T20 match: Jayawardene August 6, 2012

    Kandy: After 14 drubbing at the hands of Indian team, Mahela Jayawardene is hopeful that Sri Lanka will be able to turn the tables during the lone Twenty20 International to be played here on Tuesday, keeping World T20 in mind. "We hope to play well tomorrow by doing things we have...
  • Fletcher pleased to be back to winning ways August 5, 2012

    Colombo: Impressed with Manoj Tiwary's knock in the final ODI against Sri Lanka, Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher says the middleorder batsman is a "serious contender" for a place in the oneday team. Fletcher felt Tiwary, who made a fluent 65, has made best use of the opportunities. "His temperament has...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Rohit is a mysterious enigma August 4, 2012

    CNNIBN's EditorinChief believes the day will come when Rohit Sharma will be India's No. 4 in Test and ODIs; but for that, he must learn from his mistakes. ...
  • SL vs Ind, 5th ODI: As it happened August 4, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings 46th over: Sri Lanka 274 all out India win by 20 runs to move to No. 2 in the ICC ODI rankings. Ashok Dinda takes the final wicket, Lasith Malinga swinging this ball to Suresh Raina at longoff. India make it 41. Lasith Malinga c Suresh Raina b...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Rohit is a mysterious enigma August 4, 2012

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS, my very own personal space where we discuss matters cricketing. Today I though we would focus on Rohit Sharma, a cricketer who can best be described as a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Rohit Sharma, a cricketer whom, if you ask any former...
  • Dhoni completes hattrick in Sri Lanka July 31, 2012

    Indias 400th ODI victory was significant not just for the statistical weight that the number represents, but also because it sealed their third bilateral series win on Sri Lankan soil. It took India 23 years to win its first bilateral series in Sri Lanka. That was in August 2008; in...
  • 4th ODI: Kohli century seals series for India July 31, 2012

    Theres a truism with Virat Kohli in ODI cricket. When he scores a century, India win. Spurred on by another dominating batting performance from their man of the season, India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets at Colombos R Premadasa Stadium to take an unassailable lead in the fivematch series....
  • We need to bowl better at the death: Gambhir July 29, 2012

    Colombo: India might have won the third ODI against Sri Lanka, but the architect of the triumph, opener Gautam Gambhir, feels the team has to get its act together as far as bowling at the death is concerned. "We didn't bowl well in the last 10 overs. You look to restrict...
  • Gautam set the platform for us, says Raina July 29, 2012

    Colombo: He may have turned the game India's way with an unbeaten halfcentury, but Suresh Raina duly credited centurion Gautam Gambhir for laying the platform for the team's fivewicket win in the third onedayer against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. India chased the 287run target with two balls to spare at...
  • We have never taken SL lightly: Gambhir July 27, 2012

    Colombo: Opener Gautam Gambhir on Friday said that it would not be fair to suggest that India had taken Sri Lanka "lightly" in the second ODI, which the visitors lost comprehensively by nine wickets in Hambantota. After registering a 21run win in the series opener, India slumped to a humiliating defeat...
  • Dhoni points finger at Hambantota pitch July 25, 2012

    Hambantota: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the unpredictable pitch for his team's abysmal batting performance in the lost second ODI against Sri Lanka, rejecting suggestions that rash shots led to the stunning collapse. India were last night bowled out for 138 in 33.3 overs their fourthlowest ODI total in...
  • Jayawardene lauds improved Perera July 25, 2012

    Hambantota: Thisara Perera's threewicket haul on Tuesday included wickets of the top scorers from the first ODI Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag between India and Sri Lanka. That was reason enough for the hosts' skipper Mahela Jayawardene to hail the improvement and confidence his bowling allrounder has shown. The...
  • Kohli's wicket was the turning point: Dhoni July 24, 2012

    Hambantota: Inform Virat Kohli's dismissal proved to be the key in India's crushing ninewicket defeat against Sri Lanka in the second onedayer here, feels skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "We lost too many wickets too quickly. After Virat fell, we failed to make a comeback. It was a disappointing day for...
  • How India lost the second ODI July 24, 2012

    Indias openers had gotten the start of the innings off on a good note, reaching 31 in the fourth over without any risks. But once Virender Sehwag punched a length ball back to Thisara Perera and was caught and bowled for 15 off the final ball of the fourth over,...
  • Rohit's time is running out July 24, 2012

    India's ninewicket defeat in the second ODI in Hambantota was an abject performance, leaving the fivematch series at 11 heading into the next match in Colombo on Saturday. While India need to pick themselves up before that, there is one pressing issue that has to be addressed the poor...
  • Sehwag delighted to be back among runs July 23, 2012

    Hambantota: Impressive in his return from injury in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Virender Sehwag on Monday said that it was important for him to get back among runs after belowpar performances during the disastrous tour of Australia. "It was very important for me to score runs and provide a...
  • Test ton against Aus boosted my confidence: Kohli July 22, 2012

    Hambantota: Virat Kohli scored yet another hundred in international cricket on Saturday and the young Indian batsman said the Test century he scored against formidable Australia in their own backyard in the last season, gave him the confidence to do well in all formats. Kohli on Saturday scored his 12th ODI...
  • Is Virat Kohli the best ODI batsman today? July 21, 2012

    To say Virat Kohli is one of the best oneday batsmen today is an understatement; he may well be the best. The player whom Ray Jennings, coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, once termed "a very talented kid [who] sometimes thinks he is better than the game, is very much at...
  • Dhoni should be careful with his comments: Azhar July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has never minced words in giving opinions on his teammates, should be "careful with his comments" if he wants a happy dressing room in the times to come. "Dhoni certainly has to be careful about his...
  • India look for early momentum against Sri Lanka July 20, 2012

    In the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Saturday, India would like to start on a winning note. ...
  • Need to adapt quickly to SL conditions: Dhoni July 20, 2012

    Hambantota (Sri Lanka): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said adapting quickly to the conditions would be key to his team's success in the first cricket onedayer against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. A rejuvenated India start their new season with the first ODI of the fivematch series at the...
  • 50 will make India No. 1 in ODIs July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A 50 sweep of Sri Lanka in the ODI series starting July 5 will propel India from fourth place to top of the pile, knocking current tabletoppers Australia off their perch. India held top spot in the ICCs ODI rankings briefly in September 2009, but their struggles in...
  • Fletcher confident of keeping coach's role July 17, 2012

    Chennai: Amid speculation over the future of his job as Indias coach, Duncan Fletcher has expressed confidence that his meeting with BCCI president N Srinivasan, which was held with an eye on the upcoming season, went well and that he has the wherewithal to produce far more success than his...
  • I'm not bothered about my designation: Gambhir July 16, 2012

    Chennai: Gautam Gambhir on Monday said that he is not bothered about his position in the team and is only focussed on playing his role in the side as a true professional. "I am not bothered about my designation in the team. My job is to play to my potential as...
  • I don't want to be just another cricketer: Irfan July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan hates the idea of being another runofthemill cricketer who is just happy about plying his trade day in and day out without making a mark. "I look at my career as someone who should be able to make a mark while representing the country rather than being...